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Brain Scans of One-Handed People Are Completely Changing Our Understanding of The Brain

"The implications, if this interpretation is correct, are massive."<p>Scans taken of people born with only one hand have revealed areas of the brain …

The Brain

To Build Your Resilience, Ask Yourself Two Simple Questions

In an era where business keeps moving faster, it is no small wonder that resilience has become the new must-have executive skill. While executives have always known about the personal benefits of being resilient, they haven’t always recognized that it is also needed for the sake of their teams and …

Harvard Business Review

A therapist outlines the 3 main reasons people never change

<i>Katherine Schafler is a New York City-based psychotherapist with 14 years’ counseling experience.</i><p>1. True change is about taking personal accountability<p>The first reason is best explained by the father of psychology himself, Sigmund Freud:<p><i>"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom</i> …

Self-improvement

How Lego built its culture of innovation, brick by brick

Give a group of children a pile of plastic bricks and they will instinctively start building. With some experimentation, they might soon produce …

Characters and Character

Last night, I was reading Jonah’s Twitter feed, always a pleasant thing to do. He has a “pinned tweet” (a tweet pinned to the top of the feed). A …

Conservative POV

Barbecue Fried Pies

It was 9:30 in the morning, and the “Open” sign was on at Baker’s Ribs on the Interstate-20 service road in Canton. Two exits east, the devastation …

Texas

Jordan Spieth’s Slump Is Officially Over

Just a couple of weeks ago, something wasn’t clicking for Jordan Spieth. The New York Times opined that Spieth, who debuted as golf’s most promising …

Golf

Complete Guide to Free Summer Concerts in Austin

Wine Down is held Tuesday nights at the ACL Live patio and concert area (Credit: atmtx via Flickr CC)<p>Austin takes its reputation as Live Music …

Festivals

14 Austin Craft Beer Destinations, Spring 2017 - Eater Austin

Austin’s <b>craft beer</b> scene is thriving, clearly seen with the expanding number of breweries setting forth for the city (and growing). This means there is certainly no shortage of places to grab excellent local brews from Live Oak Brewing, Austin Beer Works, Hops & Grain, and more.<p>Find beer gardens …

Texas

How to Celebrate the Fourth of July in Dallas

Performances On July 1 at Fort Worth’s Panther Island Pavilion, the live music lineup entertaining tubers for Rockin’ on the River includes Cole …

Dallas

Herbie Hancock to Teach His First Online Course on Jazz

MasterClass is on fire these days. In recent months, the new online course provider has announced the development of online courses taught by leading …

Going to Concerts and Experiencing Live Music Can Make Us Healthier & Happier, a New Psychology Study Confirms

It can sometimes seem like so much qualitative science confirms what we already know through experience and folk wisdom. But that does not make such …

Psychology

David Sedaris Breaks Down His Writing Process: Keep a Diary, Carry a Notebook, Read Out Loud, Abandon Hope

When did you first hear David Sedaris? Normally in the case of a writer, let alone one of the most famous and successful writers alive, the question …

Authors

These Real-Life Locations Look Straight Out of a Wes Anderson Film

Item 1/15<p>Wes Anderson films (<i>T</i><i>he Royal Tenenbaums</i>, <i>Moonrise Kingdom</i>, <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, etc.) all have a certain, distinct aesthetic: They’re whimsical, awash in color, and filmed in strangely satisfyingly symmetrical shots. Now there’s even a Subreddit called Accidental Wes Anderson, …

Brit + Co

Man hit by bus as he crosses road - before dusting himself down and walking into pub

A man was knocked down by an out-of-control bus - before miraculously getting up and walking into a pub.<p>Simon Smith said he is lucky to be alive after being struck by the double-decker as he crossed the road in Reading.<p>CCTV footage showed him being knocked off his feet from behind and thrown around …

Thames Valley Police

How to Disagree Well

<i>Daniel Goleman, author of the bestseller “Emotional Intelligence,” is a regular contributor to Korn Ferry.</i><p>Imagine this scenario. The vice president …

Leadership

How to Disagree

March 2008<p>The web is turning writing into a conversation. Twenty years ago, writers wrote and readers read. The web lets readers respond, and …

Tips for a Long, Healthy Life From ‘Longevity Village’

Smile more, rethink stress and embrace aging: A doctor shares lessons from his travels to a Chinese village known for its centenarians<p>Like almost everyone else in the U.S., I have tried a lot of diets and exercise regimens over the years, without much success or benefit. I was suffering from high …

Longevity

Why You Should Tell Your Team to Take a Break and Go Outside

Wellness programs are becoming an integral priority for most human resource managers. After all, research shows that a happier workplace is more productive. To this end, workplaces are adding health-related perks from exercise rooms to yoga classes. Leaders participate in mindfulness and compassion …

Harvard Business Review

How to use algorithms to solve everyday problems

Faster grocery trips. Better Facebook posts. Ali Almossawi on algorithmic thinking for daily life.<p>By Kara Baskin | May 8, 2017<p>Taking a nod from …

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To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line

A few months ago my boyfriend and I poured ourselves two beers and opened our laptops. It was time to review the terms of our relationship contract.<p>Did we want to make changes? As Mark and I went through each category, we agreed to two minor swaps: my Tuesday dog walk for his Saturday one, and …

Relationships

How a 'relationship contract' could save your relationship — or ruin it

For all the emphasis we place on romantic relationships, they seem to involve a lot of guesswork.<p>Look at the language we use to describe love: Instead of choosing to love someone, you <i>fall</i> for them. When you're attracted to someone, you say you're <i>into</i> them, or you're <i>feeling</i> it. Spontaneity is key …

Marriage

Here are some of the basic algorithms behind a lot of what your computer does

In the modern world, algorithms do much of the digital heavy lifting.<p>Algorithms control the inner-workings of everything from particle accelerators to stock markets. They determine the news you see, what search results you get, how computers learn, and what gets recommended to you on Netflix or …

Machine Learning

World's first ultra-accessible water park makes waves in Texas

With temperatures rising in Texas, we're all looking to cool off. Now there's a place where everyone, including those with physical or cognitive …

Texas

41 Breathtaking Views From Above

Experience a bird's-eye perspective of places around the world from the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.<p>Humans always dreamed of flying. Thanks to the Wright Brothers, we're able to hop from one destination to the next in just a few hours. People take to the air to …

Marina Bay Sands

Hitting the Books Behind Bars

Team Trump should commit to providing inmates an education.<p>Amy Lopez isn’t the highest-profile official to be fired by the Trump administration, but she deserves some attention. The Obama administration had tapped Ms. Lopez after last November’s election to build a semiautonomous school district …

Education