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8 Cognitive Biases That Are Creating the Way You Experience Your Life

The good news is that your life is probably different than how you think it is. Unfortunately, that's the bad news too. As Nobel Prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman says: "The confidence people have in their beliefs is not a measure of the quality of evidence, but of the coherence of the …

London is booming, but the Northern Powerhouse is in serious trouble

The authors say that pace of economic growth in the capital has been higher than anywhere else for the last three years, and is going to keep outstripping every other region in the country for at least three more.<p>That may be good for the capital, but not for those in Northern England, as the gap …

Brain Hacks: Using Psychology in Web Design

The color blue can make you feel calm while a vibrant shade of red can make you feel hungry or threatened. We all perceive the world through our own …

Typography

Wal-Mart to launch own mobile pay system

NEW YORK (AP) — The mobile payment wars are heating up.<p>Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said it's launching its own mobile payment …

Apple Pay

Shhh, quiet: an introvert's guide to networking

Don’t fret about saying something clever or selling yourself. Everyone loves an introvert – all you have to do is listen<p>Do not make eye contact. Pretend to look for someone by peering pensively into the middle distance. Do a few sweaty laps of the room. Get another drink. Get a third. Busy yourself …

Seven Ways to Have a Breakthrough Running Year

Try one of these strategies to take your speed and strength to the next level.<p><i>Tara asks: I’ve been running for a year now and I want to focus on improving my speed this year in the 10K and half-marathon distances. How can I set myself up for running and racing faster? I run four times per week.</i><p>A …

Apple's new battery case is a declaration of war on the beloved Mophie

If you asked the average iPhone user to name a smart battery case before this Tuesday, there's a good she would have said "Mophie" instantly.<p>Despite …

Holiday Dressing’s New Frilly Secret!

Fashion<p>Most women shed their ruffly party frocks by the age of 12 (the frilly bat mitzvah? <i>Quelle horreur</i>!). This season, however—and looking forward to the Spring and Pre-Fall collections—the ruffle is the game-changing flourish on dresses, sleeves, and even otherwise sedate trousers. It adds …

38 Nutrition Experts on What They Eat for Breakfast

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Nutrition

Home of the Week: Annex row house gets a $300,000 refit

<b>206 Howland Ave., Toronto</b><p><b>Asking price:</b> $1,429,000<p><b>Taxes</b>: $5,346.94 (2015)<p><b>Lot size:</b> 16.12 ft. by 150 ft.<p>All photos by Jordan Prussky/The Print Market<p><b>Agent:</b> Maggie Lind, sales representative, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd.<p>For some couples, assembling IKEA furniture can be the start of a marital war. …

Volkswagen: Engineers couldn't meet U.S. emissions laws

Volkswagen investigators have determined that engineers cheated U.S. emissions tests in part because they could not figure out how to meet the standards, the company said today.<p>Volkswagen Group Chairman Hans-Dieter Potsch told reporters that engineers erred by developing manipulative software to …

Investors Love It When You Use This Writing Trick

Your Executive Summary must immediately answer the question that's uppermost in your investors' minds.<p>Every entrepreneur knows that investors want to see a business plan before they invest money in a startup.<p>Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs wrongly believe the primary purpose of the business plan …

Investing

Facebook is annihilating your self-esteem, and you’re not alone

<b>(JaysonPhotography via Shutterstock)</b><p>The dopamine high of a notification is never enough. Research ties the social media site to depression and anxiety<p>Nico Lang<p>December 10, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>Last month, I reactivated my old Facebook account for 15 …

Social Media

5 Decorating "Trends" That Just Keep Going and Going

(Image credit: SF Girl by Bay)<p>I grew up surrounded by design magazines, old standards like Southern Living and Architectural Digest, but I think the …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

A former Fortune 500 CEO and entrepreneurs who’ve built multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies share how they motivate themselves …

Obama's favourite book of 2015 is also No 1 with fellow Americans

Books,Barack Obama,Fiction,Michelle Obama,Culture,Best books of the year,US news<p>US president chooses Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies as his pick of the year, while the first lady selects Elizabeth Alexander’s The Light of the World

Books

How to Be Creative: 6 Secrets Backed By Research

Whether it’s at work or in our free time, many of us would love to learn how to be creative. Coming up with great ideas and new perspectives is a …

19 Hard Things You Need To Do To Be Successful

You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing. The things that scare you. The things that make you wonder how much longer you can hold on.<p>Those are the things that define you. Those are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous …

Self-improvement

15 Things Therapists Actually Want You To Know

Don't worry, they won't Google you or say hi to you at the bar.<p><i>Therapy can be mysterious and intimidating, especially if you don't know what to expect. So BuzzFeed Health spoke with three psychologists who all have extensive experience with psychotherapy: Stephanie Smith, Ph.D., clinical</i> …