Faraz Farahbakhsh

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5 Ways Hoarders Think Differently Than Non-Hoarders

Ever since I started publicly claiming the label “hoarder,” I’ve had many people — including my current boyfriend (who I affectionately call a neat …

Hey Fran Hey — 12 Foods For Boosting Your Brain Power Studying...

<b>12 Foods For Boosting Your Brain Power</b><p><b>Studying for a big test</b>? Rather than weighing your mind and body down with empty calories and junk food, eat …

Nutrition

What Happens to Your Body When You're Kissing

Meanwhile, your nose is buried in his scent, which may be emitting subtle chemical attractants that could intensify your arousal.<p>A quick peck uses a couple of muscles, but kissing passionately engages some 24 facial muscles—plus 100 others in the body. (A fierce make-out might slay up to 100 …

Let Go of Shoulds and Stress and Let Yourself Do Nothing

<b>“When you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing. Sometimes you just need to relax, breathe, let go and live in the moment.” ~Unknown</b><p>I am a …

Positive Thinking

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Self-improvement

8 Ways to Say No Without Killing Your Reputation

<i>This piece originally appeared on Adam Grant’s LinkedIn Influencers page.</i><p>If you want something done, ask a busy person. The old saying rings true, …

10 Harsh Realities that Help You Grow

<i>All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.<br>—Helen Keller</i><p>Character and wisdom are sculpted over time. They come with loss, …

If you cannot fake competence, try faking confidence

<i>Excerpted from</i> Confidence <i>by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, PhD. Reprinted by arrangement with Hudson Street Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, 2013.</i><p>Although there are hundreds of skills and millions of jobs, your employability …

This Is Why Rejection Hurts (And How To Cope)

I've experienced it. You've experienced it. Even U2 has experienced it. Yet every time it happens, we're reminded again how <i>not</i> fun it is to be rejected.<p>Rejection knows no bounds, invading social, romantic and job situations alike. And it feels terrible because "it communicates the sense to somebody …

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

13 Things You Need To Know About Concussions

Ahead of the Super Bowl, here’s the lowdown on brain damage in sports.<p>In recent years, researchers have only just begun to understand how and why concussions are dangerous, fueling the debate about football safety. Here’s what you need to know.<p>1. There are roughly 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions in …

Concussion

Sweet Tooth Gone Bad: Why 22 Teaspoons Of Sugar Per Day Is Risky

We've written lots lately about the potentially addictive qualities of sugar and the public policy efforts to limit consumption.<p>Now comes a new study, published in <i>JAMA Internal Medicine,</i> which finds that Americans who consumed the most sugar — about a quarter of their daily calories — were twice as …

Ten habits of the world’s best connection makers

Over the years of my deep study and fascination with people and social dynamics, I've noticed that the world's best connectors do things in a pretty similar way.<p>We all know the people who meet people with ease, seem to always have the influencers in their corner and are constantly surrounded by …

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

Will Power

15 Things To Talk About In A Healthy Relationship

Communication is the key to a healthy relationship. However, many people aren’t certain what they should be communicating about. Spend time talking …

Relationships

Best portraits of 2013 – in pictures

From artists to activists and politicians to personalities, a selection of the best portraits taken by Guardian photographers this year

Inflation rises as Canadians pay more for gas, vegetables, Internet | Toronto Star

OTTAWA—Canadian inflation held below the central bank’s target for a second month while retail sales unexpectedly fell, suggesting weak consumer …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

How Long to Nap for the Biggest Brain Benefits

Taking a nap, we've seen time and again, is like rebooting your brain. But napping may be as much of an art as it is a science. The Wall Street …

Sleep

How Growing Up in Poverty May Affect a Child’s Developing Brain

Once upon a time, scientists thought that the human brain was a rigid, predictable organ, not tremendously different from the lungs or liver. Based …

The key factors of happiness

All the condensed information below was taken from the article:<p>Happiness = Set Point + Condition + Voluntary Conditions<p><b>Set Point</b> = How happy you are …

Empathic people are natural targets for sociopaths - protect yourself

The empathy trap: therapists and counselors almost by definition are empathic, to facilitate clients' recovery - but this quality can mean those …

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How to Cut Your Textbook Costs in Half -- or More

Don’t fall into the trap of buying all your course materials new at the campus store.<p>With a little luck and a lot of digital savvy, today’s college …

Scooby-Doo returns to big screen in animated film

Warner Bros develops new animated feature film featuring mystery solving great dane Scooby-Doo<p>Scooby-Doo will return to his animated roots in a new Hollywood film, reports Variety.<p>The cowardly pooch, who a decade ago starred in two movies that combined live action and CGI elements, is being brought …

'Simpsons' Expansion Now Complete at Universal Studios Orlando – /Film

One of the biggest mysteries in the long running history of <b>The Simpsons</b> is the location of Springfield, the characters’ hometown. While the show’s …

Universal Studios

Missing kid supposedly inspired by Into the Wild found dead

18-year-old Johnathan Croom went missing in Oregon over the weekend while traveling from Seattle to Arizona, and when his car was found with his IDs and wallet in it, his parents speculated that he may have set out on some <i>Into the Wild</i>-style vision quest. That turns out not to have been the case, …

Apple and Samsung to boost smartwatch shipments 36X in next 5 years

Apple and Samsung are poised to blow up the smartwatch market in the next five years, driving shipments from just one million today to 36 million annually by 2018, a new Juniper Research report says.<p>And the two companies haven’t even shipped a single product yet.<p>The real pioneers in the smartwatch …

California moves to outlaw 'revenge porn'

Today, the California State Assembly takes up a bill to create new criminal penalties for so-called "revenge porn" sites, which host amateur nude photos usually uploaded without the subject's permission. As <i>The New York Times</i> reports, the new bill would raise the stakes for the rarely prosecuted …