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YouTube's 13 Most-Watched Music Videos of 2013

Google has released its list of the top trending music videos of 2013, so let’s crank up the way-back machine and revisit the ones that made us …

2013: The year in wildlife

From lakes of death to the first moments of life, get up close and personal with our ten favourite images of nature at its most stunning.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in design and architecture

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Pay It Forward Study Reveals Generosity Is Infectious

Generosity and goodwill really are infectious, a University of California study has found.<p>A study conducted by UC Berkeley and UC San Diego researchers found that when consumers were told a previous customer had already paid for their purchase and were then offered the opportunity to do the same …

Your Brain on Laughter

Are they laughing at you or laughing with you? Your brain can tell the difference.<p>Curious about how different types of laughter — mocking, joyful or …

How to increase your energy

<b>Your Breakfast is Too Small</b><br>A handful of berries mixed into a container of Greek yogurt may sound like the perfect healthy breakfast, but it can set you up to binge in the afternoon. Not only is it just not enough food, but it’s also lacking in some nutrients that are key to ensuring you feel full …

7 Small Changes That Can Change Your Life...and Someone Else's

As the new year approaches, a lot of us are starting to think about what our resolutions will be and how we will do more to help the world in 2014. With so much going on, trying to make an impact can be kind of a daunting task. So, I'm simplifying things. My New Year's mission? Put more peace and …

How To Reduce Stress And Increase Internal Collaboration In The Workplace

Life is full of demands, deadlines, and hustle. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But when one exists in the constant state of emergency, one’s mental and physical health pay the price. And it’s not only harmful to individuals, but businesses as well. The World Health Organization estimates …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Get That Job! Nine Ways To Interview With Confidence

We are born with complete confidence. My best proof is my 10-month-old daughter. Her walk is shaky, she constantly falls down and she can’t really communicate. Still, she never thinks twice about getting up again to try and navigate across a room and interact with others.<p>She is not special in these …

5 Things Girls Should Never Be Afraid Of

1. Cutting their hair short.<p>Every girl becomes curious of how they would look with short hair at least once in their life whether it be a bob or full …

How To Not Use Your Anxiety As An Excuse

Everyone has anxiety, to varying degrees. It’s a critical part of life. Kierkegaard made a philosophical career out of it. However as obvious as this …

When Life Feels Crazy: Questions for Cracking Up and Breaking Through

<b>“Every really new idea looks crazy at first.” ~Abraham H. Maslow</b><p>Once, when I was in a painting workshop, I hit a wall of resistance, totally stumped …

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Sharks Return to Their Birthplace to Give Birth

A 19-year study of lemon sharks shines new light on how they reproduce.<p><b>Schoolchildren learn that sea turtles and salmon return to their places of birth in order to release their own young. But sharks? A new study shows, for the first time, that this is just what lemon sharks do.</b><p>In the 1990s, …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in …

Rudolph the reindeer could really have a red nose, say scientists

Researchers in Sweden use thermal imaging cameras to capture the heat coming from reindeer as they graze to find that the animal's nose glows<p>The story of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer may be based on scientific fact, according to the findings from a new study.<p>Researchers in Sweden have used …

Sex kills these female worms after they give birth - Futurity

The presence of male sperm and seminal fluid causes certain female worms to shrivel and die after giving birth.

How To Castrate A Hippo

It ain’t easy with “spatially dynamic” testes.<p>Hippopotami weigh anywhere from two to four tons and have got mouths that practically unhinge. I wouldn’t want to have to castrate one, but apparently, sometimes, zoos do. Maintaining male zoo hippos sans glands keeps males from fighting one another and …