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Empathy is crucial to being a good person, right? Think again

Some argue that, far from motivating pro-social behaviours, empathy can push us towards inaction at best and racism and violence at worst<p>Why do we flinch when we see someone hit their thumb with a hammer? Our intuitive tendency to feel what we imagine another person is feeling is called ‘emotional …

Empathy

Old Hay Barn Converted To A Modern Guest House Filled With Light

It used to be just another old hay barn. It didn’t really have a purpose anymore. Then, in 2016, someone decided to make something out of it. That’s …

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What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Negative Emotions

We’ve all been there: A strong emotion like anger or fear sucks us in and suddenly we can’t seem to control the things we say or do, hurting …

Self-help

This Tiny Farmhouse on Wheels Makes 250 Square Feet Look Lavish

If the tiny home movement and <b>Fixer Upper</b> fandom had a lovechild, it would be this 250-square-foot mobile farmhouse, built by Handcrafted Movement founder Matt Impola. With more than a decade of construction experience, Matt's new venture focuses on creating one-of-a-kind pieces that celebrate …

Three Terrifying Words: What to Say When Your Partner Asks 'What Are We?'

Dating's tough. Labels are tougher. So here's a scientific breakdown of every stage of your relationship.<p>"I'm going to block you now." Those are the last words I heard from a person I was... seeing? Hanging out with? Dating? I don't even know. When we were together, we felt like a couple, complete …

Unbreakable Rules Everyone Should Follow in a Relationship

While we love to love love, it’s important to note that being in a committed relationship can be difficult, sometimes. One thing is for certain; romantic partnerships don’t come with a handbook. (Although we wish they did!) Don’t worry — that’s where we come in with our top relationship rules …

The scary, unimpeachable evidence that climate change is already here

When Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked Donald Trump about his thoughts on climate change, the president-elect responded, “Nobody really knows. Look, I’m somebody that gets it, and nobody really knows. It’s not something that’s so hard and fast.” He’s not alone; according to Pew Research less than half …

Global Warming

Top 10 Personal Growth Books of 2016

I don’t know about you, but for me, 2016 was a tumultuous year. A lot of things that happened this year that made me realize how little control we …

10 key Second World War dates you need to know

From epic battles to atomic bombs, Professor Jeremy Black rounds up 10 of the most significant Second World War dates…<p><i>A mushroom cloud over Nagasaki</i> …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

15 Powerful Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

This Is the Best Workout for Women

When it comes to exercise, the aerobic kind steals all the glory. All of the fun ways to sweat can help you get the government-recommended 150 …

13 Top Authors on the Best Books of 2016

Susan Cain, Adam Grant, and more on their favorite reads of the year.<p>2016 has certainly seen its share of ups and downs. From the stress of the …

Books

Paintings reveal early signs of cognitive decline, claims study

Psychologists believe they can identify progressive changes in work of artists who went on to develop Alzheimer’s disease<p>The first subtle hints of cognitive decline may reveal themselves in an artist’s brush strokes many years before dementia is diagnosed, researchers believe.<p>The controversial …

Alzheimer's Disease

How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing that I am …

Mindfulness

You Only Need 3 Months To Become A Brand New You (With This Self-Improvement Approach)

You’re sitting in your living room watching a new Tony Robbins motivational documentary about changing yourself. By the end, you’re so excited about …

Barnes & Noble

Let Emma Watson's Year In Books Inspire Your 2017 Reading List

She's lit.<p>When you consider the series that made her a household name, it’s not that shocking to note that Emma Watson is quite literary.<p>This year, the British actress released her 2016 reading list on Goodreads for all of us to enjoy. Over the course of the past 366 days, the former “Harry Potter” …

Emma Watson

6 Steps To Mindfully Deal With Difficult Emotions In Relationships

By Toni Parker, Ph.D.<p>Let’s get real here. For most of us – myself included – life is fast-paced and chock full of family, relationship, and work stressors. This reality, along with the ever-increasing pressures of technology and society at large, can really take a toll on your marriage. As a …

Mindfulness

Breathing modulates brain activity and mental function

New research shows that the rhythm of breathing directly impacts neural activity in a network of brain areas involved in smell, memory and emotions<p>The rhythm of breathing co-ordinates electrical activity across a network of brain regions associated with smell, memory, and emotions, and can enhance …

Neuroscience

Everything you need to know about gut health

The scientific evidence has never been stronger that the microbiome truly is a “second brain.” Your gut and mind are in constant communication, …

3 Daily Habits of the Happiest Couples, According to Relationship Experts

After years of dating or marriage, the simple habits that keep a relationship healthy and fulfilling can wax and wane with time. But a small glimpse …

Therapists Admit the Number 1 Way to Tell if You're in a Dead-end Relationship

Well, your gut is screaming at you, for one.<p>Of course nobody enters into a relationship with a person hoping that one day it’ll come to a messy …

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7 Signs You’re with the Right Person, According to Couples Married 30+ Years

"He always accepted me with the baggage I came with."<p>It's tough to know for sure if you've found "the one," especially when the only tough times you've been through together are your landlord raising your rent or your puppy peeing on everything you own. No matter what stage of a relationship you're …

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