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NASA's MAVEN Discovers How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere

In many ways, Mars is the most Earth-like planet we’ve ever examined up close, besides our own. With a history of a watery past, copious amounts of erosion, revealed sedimentary rock, volcanoes, clouds, icecaps, sand dunes and features like dried-up riverbeds, there’s an entire geological history …

Astronomy

Science Explains Why Early Birds Have Better Mental Health Than Night Owls

Hackspirit.org

25 Quotes that Will Quiet the Negative Voice in Your Head

<i>Today is a choice. Today, choose grace over impatience, laughter over worry, and beauty over negativity.</i>The most underrated character trait of all …

Success

Build Websites Superfast with Foundation 5 [A Guide]

Using a frontend framework can improve your web design workflow in many ways. It can <b>help you follow modern design principles</b> such as mobile-first …

Side Dishes

15 ways to boost self confidence and love the way you look, according to scientists

Women in America are really unhappy with their weight.<p>About 84% want to lose weight and 34% say that what they eat or how much they weigh is interfering with their happiness, according to Happify— a website and app that uses games and tasks based on scientific studies in positive psychology to make …

Happiness

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

University of Oxford

The Psychology of Handling Criticism

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Nobody likes being told that they suck at anything. But no matter how you dress it up, that’s what most of us hear when we receive criticism.<p>Not all of us deal with criticism the same way.<p>Some people are great at taking criticism and using it to …

7 Signs You Are Emotionally Intelligent ⋆ The Herald Nigeria Newspaper

You can have a high IQ, but if you do not have a matching emotional intelligence, you would either be the mad genius or a complete stranger to a lot …

How to Deal With A Boss With Zero Emotional Intelligence

To work well with people with low Emotional Intelligence, you need to learn how to communicate differently. Here’s how to make sure they get it.<p>You might already know that your emotional intelligence can influence your job success. But what about your callously oblivious boss or your ambiguously …

Leadership

How To Use Mental Strength To Raise Emotional Intelligence

As an FBI agent, I was trained to size up a person with just a glance. But here is a secret—you can too, because humans have an amazing capacity to …

The Google engineer teaching happiness in three steps

Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan claims he has the secret to a contented, stress-free life. David G Allan tried out his happiness advice and looked at the science – does it work?<p>Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and …

Happiness

Top 30 Computer Science and Programming Blogs 2014

By Benjamin Hicks<p>A major in computer science and programming opens many lucrative doors. Many of these students become software engineers and …

Computer Science

5 Steps to Claiming Your Power by Taming Your Inner Critic | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Let’s tell the truth. You would never dream of speaking to others the way you speak to yourself in your own mind. The language of the inner critic is …

Listen to This to Crush Your Next Workout

Check out pop culture for proof. "The deep bass produced by the voice of James Earl Jones as Darth Vader in the <i>Star Wars</i> movie series has established him to be one of the most formidable villains of the big screen. His voice performance remains an iconic theatric demonstration of power.”<p>And music …

12 Stupid Things Truly Nice People Don't Do

I’m just going to say it.<p>There is a huge lack of nice people out there. And it’s sad because being nice really isn’t that hard.<p>It’s common sense, but …

Sleep after Learning Strengthens Connections Between Brain Cells and Enhances Memory

<b>Study provies important physical evidence that sleep helps consolidate and strengthen new memories.</b><p>In study published today in <i>Science</i>, researchers at …

Neuroscience

Starvation diet puts worm lifespan on 'pause' - Futurity

Taking food away from C. elegans worms triggers a state of arrested development. Given food again, they develop normally but can live twice as long.

Biology

16 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do

<i>You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as capable as you have ever imagined.</i><p>When you add up …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

A Genius Way to Overcome Fear: Pema Chödrön’s Wisdom.

“If you don’t do what I tell you, I have no power.” ~ Pema Chödrön<p>I’m a question-asker, without a doubt. The trickier, the more seemingly …

52 Healthier Versions of Classic Late Night Snacks

<b>Savory Fare: Instead of a Fast-Food Burger, Make….</b><p><b>1. A Bean-Kale Burger with Sweet Potato Wedges</b><br>For the vegetarians among us, here's a healthy recipe that provides balanced nutrition from superfood kale, sweet potato, and pinto beans. The recipe calls for pepper jack cheese, but this can be omitted …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Workouts

The Algebra of Algebraic Data Types, Part 1 - Chris Taylor

<i>I gave a talk on this subject at London Haskell in November 2012. A video of the talk is on YouTube and slides are on GitHub.</i><p>In this series of posts …

Jobs Report Has Bad News for Millennials, Good News for Hard-Hit Metros

<i>Trulia's Chief Economist Jed Kolko looks at three measures in the monthly jobs report to see whether housing is helping jobs and whether jobs are helping housing. Residential construction employment shows whether housing is helping jobs. Job growth for young adults (key age group for household</i> …

4 Alternatives to Aggressive Behavior That Can Lead to a Better and Happier You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Why do you always end up resenting making tantrums, sounding like a bitch, losing your patience or blowing your top? Is it because you really were …

How To Stay Motivated When The Going Gets Tough | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you first start working out, you’re full of energy and extremely motivated to keep on going. However, as time goes by, you may become less …

Why Emotional Intelligence Is So Important

We already know the answers to life.<p>Health? Eat well and exercise.<p>Success? Work hard and smart.<p>Happiness? Be content with what you have, give more …

8 Things That Only Truly Miserable People Do

Would you say some people or most people are miserable? It’s hard to tell these days. With all the fake drama everyone seems to be indulging in, one …

Happiness

20 Simple Ways to Stoke Your Self-Confidence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Once upon a time there was a small child known as you.<p>This child was born into the world pure and perfect, aware only of its own needs. If those …