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Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries. Groundbreaking research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ, while psychologists have admonished against the …

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It’s the last day school for us. Yay summer!<p>For me, school being out is equally exciting and daunting. I love the carefree, relaxed schedule and fun …

5 Tricks for Calming Back-to-School Jitters

We’ve got a whole <b>“Back-to-School ” theme</b> going on here this week. Last week it was <b>6 Things Your Child’s Teacher Wants You to Tell Them</b> and on Monday <b>I</b> …

the three top beauty products you need this month

lovin’ you is easy cause you’re beautiful.<p>It's easy to get stuck in a beauty rut. Luckily, there are three awesome new products to break the cycle. Without further adieu...<p><b>Hair - Oscar Blandi Pronto Braid Paste, $25.</b><p>Braids can be a movie heroine’s most iconic feature. Some standouts include Bo …

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

20 Quotes By Tavi Gevinson That Will Make You Want To Drop Everything And Follow Your Passions

A post shared by Tavi Gevinson (@tavitulle) on Mar 9, 2014 at 3:53pm PDT<p>1. I think that when you make yourself vulnerable, the thing that you do next …

How to Build a Telescope | Science Fair Projects

<i>Editor's note: Contributor Nola Taylor Redd enlisted her children — Dawn (12), Michael (10), Jimmy (8), and Candy (6) — for this project. Here is her</i> …

cinnamon brown butter breakfast puffs

I took a Home Economics class in the 7th grade. I probably don’t need to tell you how stoked I was about this (especially after nearly flunking Wood …

essential raised waffles

This recipe is nothing new. It was first published, as far as I can gather, in 1896 in The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer …

greek salad with lemon and oregano

Recently, I attempted to roughly outline the parameters of the gap between the recipes you see here on this site and what I might have made for …

nancy’s chopped salad

When it comes to meal salads, I feel pretty much everything you need to know is summed up by one of my favorite commercials of all time, which …

15 Day Drawing Challenge: Week 1

I am insanely happy that so many of you joined me on my 15 Day Drawing Challenge! Browsing through your drawings has absolutely made my week (head …

The Science of Creativity

Alex Norcia is a writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in VICE, The Millions, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Electric …

Mom And Dad Are Fighting: The Ethan Hawke in a Minivan Edition

Strange things your body does: Doctors answer Reddit questions.

Your body is weird. Admit it: You make strange sounds, feel misplaced shooting pains, or have secretions coming from places that shouldn’t be …

Dating while mentally ill: When to tell the guy about my condition?

“My name is Molly. I'm 36, single, live in Brooklyn, and work in publishing. I love gloomy Victorian novels, obscure Korean horror films, Premier …

Teenage boys just want to be loved

<b>John Cusack in "Say Anything" (Twentieth Century Fox)</b><p>A new study shows that adolescent boys aren’t as sex-crazed as they’re made out to be — they just crave intimacy<p>Jenny Kutner<p>July 16, 2014 8:58pm (UTC)<p>Well, it might be time to give teenage boys a break for being crackly voiced sex-crazed …

Study: Kids on screen-time diet lost weight, performed better in school

Research suggests parental monitoring of media consumption can have a lasting effect on a child’s development<p>Douglas Gentile<p>July 19, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize.<p>A new study of over 1300 …

The truth about clichés: Why the stigma against them isn’t entirely fair | Salon.com

Working with a corpus it is possible, with a few keystrokes, to call up a dozen or a hundred or a thousand instances of a word or a phrase in the context of actual speech or writing. Other items in the lexicographic toolbox provide statistics on the frequency of words and phrases in relation to …

“The Bachelorette’s” twisted relationship to its contestants’ careers

<b>Andi Dorfman in "The Bachelorette" (ABC)</b><p>After ABC labored to pitch her as a new kind of Bachelorette–a dedicated career woman–Andi Dorfman quit her job<p>Daniel D'Addario<p>June 21, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This season of "The Bachelorette" has been an extended pitch for the ball-busting careerism of newly …

You’re making your depression worse: Self-help is bringing us down

<b>Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss in "What About Bob?"</b><p>We’ve never had so much advice about how to feel better. But all the self-help books only make our moods worse<p>Jonathan Rottenberg<p>February 16, 2014 4:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Depths: The Evolutionary Origins of the Depression Epidemic”<p>The …

“Adult World”: John Cusack’s best role in years

<b>Emma Roberts in "Adult World" (Treehouse Pictures)</b><p>Onetime generational icon shines opposite Emma Roberts as an embittered boho poet in “Adult World”<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>February 14, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>“I just want to throw something out there: I would like to be your protégé,” burbles an aspiring young …

Why you can’t stop playing Flappy Bird

Research suggests the popular mobile game offers the perfect balance of stress and reward<p>Greg Stevens<p>February 14, 2014 12:50pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>There’s a feeling that you get when your skills are perfectly matched against a difficult challenge. You become …

I Love You -- Just Because

Sometimes, it seems, we make loving our mate too complicated. Yes, being in a healthy marriage, a truly thriving one takes effort, skill and a huge capacity to love and forgive. Yet in all the moving parts that keep our love life growing and with the curve balls life brings each of us, it can help …

20 Life-Changing Questions to Ask Yourself in 2014

For many of us, it seems easy to fall into the torment trap, when sadness strikes; it can snowball into more negative thoughts. These thought patterns can consume us which can keep us feeling unhappy. But it is possible to turn your mood around.<p>Here are 20 life-changing questions to ask yourself in …

Happiness

Bad Times + Enough Time = Good Times

When our daughter was little -- old enough to speak, but barely -- she begged my husband for a snow cone at the state fair. "It's flavored ice," he told me in protest. "And they want <i>how</i> much for it?"<p>I wasn't proposing we feed her only snow cones from here on out -- but they were calling to me, too. …