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Intelligence is meaningless if you can’t recognize your own mistakes

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks like easy living. But there’s another side to the story.<p>Intelligent people have a …

Self-improvement

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

Mark Bittman on what's wrong with food in America

Five years ago, veteran cooking writer Mark Bittman didn't want to discuss policy. But these days it's impossible to talk about food without bumping into healthcare, regulation, labor and the environment. So for the past several years, Bittman has been exploring these issues as a columnist for the …

Best Made’s Weather Station Tells You When It’s Just Right Outside

Most folks who’ve slogged through miserably humid summers will tell you that 85-degree heat isn’t the same in New York City as it is in Los Angeles. Comfort is a function of temperature and humidity, and the Weather Station from Best Made Co. seeks to take the guesswork out of when it’s tolerable …

New York City

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brain Works

By In5D on June 1, 2015 in Health<p>by Belle Beth Cooper, BufferApp<p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains …

What’s the Key Imperative for Lasting Love?

In the idyllic state of romantic love—and without a whole lot of rational thought—you typically attempt to secure the object of your passion by …

Self-improvement

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

Hiking

Nat Geo Staff Picks: The Best of Montana

Montana’s beautiful national parks and charming small towns are more than enough reason to add the state to your next travel itinerary. Not sure where to start your tour of Big Sky Country? We’ve got you covered.<p><b>Here are a few of the National Geographic Travel team’s favorite spots in …

Swing Low: The 7 Best Camping Hammocks | HiConsumption

Traditional camping – where you pitch a tent on a flat piece of ground that turns out to be sloped like K2 the minute you lie down, cook meat over a …

Camping

Ecuador Volcanoes

Sample Itinerary<p>Day 1: Arrive in Quito, Ecuador - meet your guide and fellow climbers<p>Day 2: Explore Otavalo - a Quechua market famous for its …

Ignorance Is Killing Our Earth

On Earth Day, the filmmaker behind the powerful environmental documentary Revolution explains just how dire the Earth’s sickness is—and how our …

The Most Unique Natural Wonder in Each State

You don't have to travel far to find some truly magical landscapes.<p>Typical tourist destinations like theme parks and resort towns certainly have their charms, but sometimes, Mother Nature creates jaw-dropping attractions of her own. From caverns that feel like a cathedral to mesmerizing springs, …

21 Positive Thoughts For Your Morning

When Ricky Gervais was 8 years old, he woke up every day going:<p>"Wow! I'm alive! Yes! I've got to eat! I've got to take a clock apart to see how that works! There's an ant! I'm going to follow that ant! Let's go to the library! What, sausages? Oh my god, I can't believe my luck!"<p>We could still …

Happiness

Food

You Have No Idea What Happened

R. T. first heard about the Challenger explosion as she and her roommate sat watching television in their Emory University dorm room. A news flash came across the screen, shocking them both. R. T., visibly upset, raced upstairs to tell another friend the news. Then she called her parents. Two and a …

Psychology

Godless Parents Are Doing a Better Job

Hate to break it to you, Bible thumpers: Parents who raise their kids without religion are doing just fine, studies say, possibly even better. …

Religion

Why smoking pot feels so good: New neuroscience explains marijuana and the brain

Might marijuana actually prevent age-related memory loss? New science suggests we have lots to learn about pot<p>What drug is enjoyable and, under some circumstances, might actually be good for your brain? Can smoking this substance prevent age-related memory loss, for example? To answer these and …

Cannabis

9 Candida Symptoms & 3 Steps to Treat Them - Dr. Axe

Do you ever experience any of these health issues?<p>Exhaustion<br>• Cravings for sweets<br>• Bad breath<br>• White coat on tongue<br>• Brain fog<br>• Hormone imbalance<br>• Joint pain<br>• Loss …

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

Lips

History of American Forests: Tree maps made for 1884 census.

<i>The Vault is</i> <b>Slate</b><i>’s history blog. Like us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, follow us on Twitter</i> <i>@slatevault</i><i>, and find us on</i> <i>Tumblr.</i> <i>Find out more about what this space is</i> …

Forests

Inequality is killing American women

Research reveals women living in the lowest-income areas in the U.S. are twice as likely to suffer maternal death<p>Imagine that each year six U.S. passenger jets crashed, killing all passengers on board. Imagine that every person who died on those planes was a woman who was pregnant or recently gave …

Income Inequality

A Powerful Mindfulness Meditation for a Spiritually Positive New Year

David James Lees, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>As we usher in the New Year I’d like to share with you a powerful spiritual coaching method and mindfulness …

Colorado Funds Medical Marijuana Research, a First

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana’s medical potential — a new frontier because government-funded marijuana …

Cannabis