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The Science of What Makes an Introvert and an Extrovert

Do you like to make small talk? Do you prefer one-to-one conversations or group activities? These questions and many others often show up in …

Psychology

7 Tips for Dating an Introvert

"Internet dating has leveled the playing field between extroverts and introverts," says life coach and author Amy Bonaccorso. "In the past, an extrovert would be the life of the party and get the dates, but now, an introvert can impress someone with their excellent communication skills over email …

5 L.A. Hikes & Outfits To Go With 'Em

Ready to take a hike? We’ve got you covered. From the easy-breezy beginner trails to the strenuous rocky cliffs, we’ve rounded up <b>the best L.A. …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

The Fortunes Of Solitude: Susan Cain On Introverts, The “New Groupthink,” And The Problems With Brainstorming

A self-avowed introvert herself, Susan Cain is the author of the recently published book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. Cain says this quality is vastly misunderstood and undervalued. Bill Gates, Craig Newmark, and Mark Zuckerberg would agree: They’re introverts, …

Overcoming the Social Costs of Being Different

‘From now on, I’ll connect the dots my own way.’ <b>~Bill Watterson</b><p>Goodness knows I’ve put in my share of being different than most people. I’ve had to …

The Power of Thinking: Can the Mind Affect Our Reality

<i>“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” —Attributed to Gautama Siddhartha, the</i> …

Pseudo-science

3 Ways to Better Control Your Mind and Thoughts

Maybe you don't have any trouble with your thoughts, but I do. Thoughts pop into my mind without my permission faster than a mosquito bites my skin on a sweltering summer afternoon. And, equally without my permission.<p>Descartes, father of modern philosophy, pointed to both the distinguishing …

Meditation

5 Delicious (and Healthy!) Iced Tea Combinations

Tea

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

Secrets nurses keep

Thinkstock<p>With all the craziness that goes on during any given shift, nurses are bound to have some pretty interesting secrets. Below are 10 secrets …

New York City