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Mastering the Art of "Just Start"

For most of us, there is nothing more daunting than coming face-to-face with a blank page. Sure, a <i>tabula rasa</i> means you can take a project in any …

6 Tips for Using Journaling as a Path to Healing

There’s a body of research, including that of James Pennebaker, that shows the writing can be used as a powerful tool for healing with certain …

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist investigated the science of productivity — here’s what he found

After interviewing neuroscientists, Saturday Night Live performers, executives, and marines, he discovered that unlocking productivity is a matter of "giving people the tools to recognize the choices that are around them," he tells Tech Insider.<p>"There are choices that surround you, about how you …

Self-improvement

10 commonly abused psychology words — and what they really mean

If you're like many people, you can be a little OCD about language, but at the same time you can go ADHD and lose the thread and use some words …

Why You Keep Signing Your Future Self Up for Stuff You Don’t Actually Want to Do

The first week of March is approaching, which does not bode well for me. Every month, it seems, I end up punting too many annoying tasks and requests …

Psychology

Never Complain; Never Explain | The Art of Manliness

<i>Never complain; never explain.</i><p>This pithy little maxim was first coined by the British politician and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, and adopted as …

Why the Puppy Bowl is the Most Important Thing to Watch on Super Bowl Sunday

The year’s biggest sporting event is almost here—and we’re not talking football. The <i>real</i> treat on Super Bowl Sunday is the Puppy Bowl. Airing at 3 …

6 scientific benefits of being bored

Never will you hear more exasperation in a child's voice than when they utter these words.<p>When we were kids, the very thought of being bored seemed insufferable.<p>But now, as adults, we've got so much going on in our lives — so many distractions, responsibilities, and technology at our fingertips to …

The totes amazesh way millennials are changing the English language

By Jeff Guo<p>There’s a way that young people talk these days, and it’s <i>totes hilars</i>. You see it on Twitter a lot, people exclaiming about their <i>totes</i> <i>delish spags</i> or their <i>totes</i> <i>redic boyfs</i>. Linguists Lauren Spradlin and Taylor Jones call this practice “totesing” — the systematic abbreviation …

Why can’t every day feel like a Saturday at 7:26 pm?

• What I ate/drank<br>• How many hours I slept<br>• Any major events (i.e. parties, dinners with friends, etc…)<p>Autonomy: The ability to choose what they want to do.<br>• Connectedness: The opportunity to spend time with people they are closest with.<p>Write<br>• Planning product features/marketing projects<br>• Setting up marketing …

Investing

Inflammation Increases Depression: Here's What to Do

“In the health area of psychology at Rice, we’re very focused on the intersection of health behavior, psychology and medicine,” said assistant …

A Female Lawmaker Defends Public Breastfeeding. Her Male Colleague Threatens To Grab Nipples.

"No disrespect, but your nipple would be the last one I would want to see," another male colleague added.<p>A debate over public nudity in the New Hampshire State House took a dark turn on Tuesday when male lawmakers made disturbing comments about breasts toward their female colleague on …

The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2015

A year’s worth of highlights from an increasingly vibrant genre<p>More than 300,000 podcasts exist in the world as of the close of 2015. They range from products made by someone pressing record in their closet to million-dollar outfits with sterling sound engineering. Objectives span from shining a …

Books

Forget Funny Movies--Just Watch These 7 TED Talks

Sometimes we need more than information to get us inspired. We also need entertainment. These 7 TED talks are up there with the funniest movies of all time.<p>As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, many top business speakers are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for …

Friends for Life: How Good Bugs Keep You Healthy (Op-Ed)

<i>Jeremy Taylor is author of "</i>Body by Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine<i>" (University of Chicago Press, 2015), a former</i> …

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Holds Promise For Treating Addiction

The treatment protocol targets the very roots of addictive behavior.<p>A new wave of research on meditation shows that mindfulness-based treatments can effectively treat everything from depression to autoimmune disease to post-traumatic stress order.<p>But mindfulness can also help the nearly 24 million …

Ice Age Human Footprints in Canada Reveal a Walk on the Beach Taken 13,000 Years Ago

Hugs, handshakes, butt pats: Touching among humans is, well, a touchy subject. As kids we were taught that there’s good and bad touches—and it only …

Anthropology

The Scientific Secrets of What Makes a Happy Home

<i>Home</i>. The very word conjures up all sorts of warm and fuzzy feelings. But you've surely noticed that some people's houses feel more <i>homey</i> than others. They say you can't put happiness in a bottle -- and yet recent research reveals plenty of ways to boost joy based on where you buy, how you renovate, …

10 TED Talks on why we do the things we do

Ever wondered, why did I just do that? These fascinating talks explain the hidden reasons why we do what we do.

Anxiety Sufferers: You Might Just Be Too Smart

If you suffer from anxiety, social or otherwise, you might be tempted to think that your brain is just ‘broken.’<p>However, there is evidence to suggest …

Superfood status for fruits and vegetables overvalued, dietitian says

So-called superfoods such as kale, goji berries and pomegranates are packed with vitamins and nutrients, but are some veggies true powerhouses?<p>When …

App Shows You Which Surgeons Are The Most Dangerous

ProPublica's new software allows users to view surgeons' complication rates<p>In 2012, 71-year-old LaVerne Stiles had spinal fusion surgery to repair a small fracture caused by a car accident a few weeks before. When she chose between the three surgeons at her nearby hospital in central Florida, she …

Medicine

Pushing back against a new wave of piracy

June 30, 2015 | 3:52 PM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2015/06/30/business/pushing-back-against-new-wave-piracy/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

14 Incredible Sci-Fi Movies to Binge-Watch on Netflix

If you're looking for a new movie genre or are itching for some science-fiction flicks, look no further than Netflix. After you stream all the great television shows on the site, press play on these sci-fi films that are silly, funny, thrilling, and adventurous. There's a pretty good mix of …

Top 10 Kid's Flicks To Watch On Netflix This Weekend

With the school holidays in full swing, Netflix can save your sanity — or at least keep the rugrats happy for a while. Here's our pick of the top …

Netflix Movie Night: The 10 Best Netflix Originals For You To Binge-Watch

It's officially the weekend! That means it's time to curl up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and some new flicks — and this week, we're praising …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Small Gardens have Water Saving Ideas Galore at Chelsea Flower Show

At the 99th Chelsea Flower Show all the gardeners were wracked with worry over their plantings because of the months of miserable weather. Heat and …

6 Potluck Recipes to Serve at Your Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day is the perfect opportunity to gather with family and friends and celebrate the unofficial start to summer. And what better way to do so …

How Minecraft Inspired Jewelbots, The Programmable Bracelets For Tween Girls

A wearable that looks like a fashion accessory, but functions like a gaming platform.<p>“When people find something they really enjoy, they teach themselves,” says Sara Chipps, a serial entrepreneur and former CTO of coding bootcamp the Flatiron School.<p>That’s the animating principle behind Jewelbots, …