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People Who Say These 5 Words Have Very Low Emotional Intelligence

They mean the exact opposite of what you think. But only emotionally intelligent people understand why.<p>The words hit me like a hurricane: "I know how you feel."<p>They're right there on pages 80 and 81 of my colleague Justin Bariso's new book about emotional intelligence. They're simple words, and …

Emotional Intelligence

Three Signs It's Time To Fire Someone (Even If You Like The Person)

One painful aspect of leading is firing people you like. It’s hard for many reasons. The employee may love working with you and for your company. It might be someone you are friends with outside of work. And they might just be a good person who is doing their best. Firing anyone isn’t easy but …

Leadership

10 things to know about how to influence policy with research

Around the world, we are facing enormous challenges. Poverty, conflict, migration, disease and natural disasters are just some of the reasons why …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Physics

The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

I looked at my watch. It was 3:20pm. I had been on the phone for over an hour, almost all of that time listening to Frank*, a senior manager at Jambo, a technology company, complain about his boss, Brandon. Jambo is a company I know well — I have many ongoing relationships there from when I used to …

To Get More Comfortable with Conflict, Stop Making It Personal

Conflict is a normal, healthy part of working with other people. And yet many of us avoid it at all costs — often because it feels personal. To get more comfortable with disagreements, and to reap the benefits of productive conflict, let go of the idea that it’s all about you. If you model that …

Some madman built a Mario Kart clone in pure CSS

Historically, CSS has been used for one thing: decorating webpages. But later versions of the stylesheet language have added extra bells and whistles, allowing developers to do more ambitious (and, dare I say, bonkers) things.<p>Case in point: London-based developer Stephen Cook built a barebones …

Treadmills were originally designed to punish prisoners

If you are one of the 51.8 million people in the US who use a treadmill for exercise, you know there’s much pain for your muscle-and-fitness gain. On your next 30-minute jog, as you count down the final seconds, ponder whether the hard work made you a better person. Consider whether the workout …

Medical Journals

San Francisco is so expensive that people are starting to look at these 10 US cities as the next tech hubs — here's how much local employees are making

But as the cost of living continues to skyrocket, San Francisco Bay Area residents are fleeing the region in droves. In fact, San Francisco lost more residents than any other US city in the last quarter of 2017.<p>For many, it's time to start looking for other options — but where?<p>Compensation …

'Freeing the elderly to choose their own death': David Goodall, 104, has no doubts day before assisted suicide

BASEL, Switzerland — A 104-year-old Australian scientist who flew to Switzerland this week to die in an assisted-suicide facility says he has no doubts about going through with his plan on Thursday and hopes his case will draw attention to the issue of aging and dying.<p>"My abilities and eyesight are …

Assisted Suicide

No one injured as another Samsung washing machine explodes

Despite the recall of nearly 3 million washing machines by Korean company Samsung, a rash of explosions continues. Over the weekend, yet another …

How Health Care Changes When Algorithms Start Making Diagnoses

Imagine that the next time you see your doctor, she says you have a life-threatening disease. The catch? A computer has performed your diagnosis, which is too complex for humans to understand entirely. What your doctor can explain, however, is that the computer is almost always right.<p>If this sounds …

Leopard grabs and eats toddler alive in Uganda national park

A 2-year-old toddler was attacked and killed by a leopard on Friday at the Mweya Safari Lodge in Uganda's Queen Elizabeth National Park.<p>The boy was following his nanny into the kitchen of the park's staff headquarters when he was snatched by the leopard and dragged into bushes. The child's mother …

Wildlife

Want to Work from Home and Save Money? Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Dell Are Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Technical or non-technical positions, there's something here for just about everyone.<p>FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce, has released data about how working remotely will save you money.<p>The average person can save between $4,668 to …

Employment

I had no idea this hidden iPhone trick existed, and now it’s one of my favorites

A few months ago I told you about a nifty little iOS trick that may very well keep some iPhone and iPad users from losing their minds. How annoying …

Apps

9 silent signs you're not taking good care of yourself

Even if you're determined to live a healthy life, your body can suffer. Doctors share the silent clues that your body needs more — and what to do about it.<p>The demands of parenting can drive down desire; so can decades of marriage, for some couples. While your libido will ebb and flow, if you never …

Facebook confirms it spies on your Messenger conversations

Facebook revealed this week that it’s scanning users’ Messenger conversations – including text chats, pictures, and links – in an effort to ensure that people play by its rules.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg first spilled the beans in an interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein, in which he brought up an incident …

Chatbots

How Can You Tell Someone Is Truly a Bad Boss? Look for 1 Sign That Makes Most Employees Cringe

Research has found that these bad bosses fly below the radar undetected. That also makes them very dangerous.<p>If you keep up with my column, you know that I've covered the topic of bad bosses' impact on organizations for years. Most of what I've found and documented centers around toxic management …

Employment

The handbag that costs as much as a house

<b>How much is a handbag worth? Say £100? Maybe £500? Perhaps even £1,000?</b><p>How about handing over $380,000 (£279,000) for one bag - and a second-hand one at that?<p>For that price, you could buy a house in the UK (where the average dwelling costs £223,285, according to the Halifax) and still have plenty …

China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour.<p>A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have tested a hypersonic plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of Mach 7, or 5,600 miles per hour, according a paper published (PDF) in the Chinese journal</i> …

Aviation

Ban These 5 Words From Your Corporate Values Statement

Practically every organization today has a set of core values that ideally function as the “operating instructions” of the company. The goal of articulating the essential and enduring principles of your organization is to inform, inspire, and instruct the day-to-day behaviors of everyone who works …

Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettImagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of …

23 Photos That Are Frustrating To Look At

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US shutdown begins as Senate fails to pass new budget

<b>The US government has begun shutting down many of its services after the Senate failed to agree on a new budget.</b><p>A bill to fund the federal government until 16 February did not receive the required 60 votes amid a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.<p>It is the first shutdown ever to …

Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on …

You’ll Need One of These 5 VPNS Once Net Neutrality Is Gone

Deals to encrypt your data from prying eyes.<p>The FCC made it official: net neutrality is on its way out. What does that mean for all of us as …

A relationship therapist breaks down the 5 most common problems couples have in bed

Sometimes, getting into a serious relationship means that sex becomes less, well, sexy. Both people are busy and there's no time to do it. One person would rather have a glass of wine and watch "This Is Us." It's gotten boring.<p>These aren't reasons to be ashamed — you're hardly alone in your plight …

Researchers have figured out why sitting all day is so bad for your health

Sitting all day —at the office, in transit to and from work, and on the couch when we get home — is terrible for us. Staying seated for too long is associated with increased risk for diabetes and various cancers, and it can more than double a person's risk for cardiovascular disease.<p>That's no …

11 Dirty Movies On Netflix That Actually Tell A Good Story

We're currently living in a truly golden digital age, ladies and gentlemen. One where filth, raunchiness, sauciness, and unadulterated erotica is but …

Film Festivals

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Toxins