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14 Signs That You're Emotionally Intelligent

It’s all too easy to lose control of our emotions.<p>That’s why emotional intelligence (known as EI or EQ) is so important.<p>The ability to identify …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Pick the Best Luggage for Your Next Flight

We’ve spent over 300 hours researching and testing luggage over the past three years to find the best bags for traveling the world. But the best …

Backpacking

Why alcohol makes you feel warm – and other strange effects it has on the brain

Alcohol: why do we drink it? People have been consuming alcohol for at least 10,000 years. And when drinking water was rather risky, alcohol seemed a …

8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately

Want to have better conversations? It's time to break up with these pesky bad habits.<p>Conversations are a big part of our everyday lives. And whether you think of yourself as a world-class communicator or as someone who would rather just send an email than deal with face-to-face chatter, chances are …

Self-help

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Psychologist

There are times when you'll feel helpless that you can't help someone.<p><b>1. Therapy doesn't look at all like what you see on TV.</b> I do have a couch, but people don't lie down on it. And we're not looking at inkblots or doing free association for an hour. People generally come to me with something they …

10 Beverages You Should Think Twice Before Drinking

You might want to make a few tweaks to your morning smoothie.<p>Turns out, even some of the "healthy" sips should be considered more carefully.

22 Luxury Bathrooms in Celebrity Homes Photos

These famous homeowners have tapped designers to create stylish bathroom spaces, whether minimalist chic or luxuriously extravagant, in homes from …

Interior Design

16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks

Designers from Ikea, Pentagram, Ideo, and more tell us what makes a great notebook.<p>Sure, digital design apps might be finally coming into their own, but there’s still nothing better than pen and paper. Here at Co.Design, we’re notebook fetishists, so we recently asked a slew of designers about …

Cards Against Humanity

Life Before Avocado Toast: The 16 Ways Dining Has Changed Since 2000

Edison bulbs, the end of tipping, and lines that stretch out the door—all in the name of dinner.<p>Our March magazine issue (you've heard of those things, right? Those booklets of glossy paper?) explores how food has become such a thing. Like, <i>the</i> thing. Much of that has to do with the fact that …

Japan: Fukushima clean-up may take up to 40 years, plant's operator says

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> Cleaning up Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which suffered catastrophic meltdowns after an earthquake and tsunami hit in 2011, may take up to 40 years.<p>The crippled nuclear reactor is now stable but the decommissioning process is making slow progress, says the plant's operator …

Nuclear Energy

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

IQ

Parenting: A Letter to My Son

To my little prince,<p>It's hard to believe you came into our lives one year ago. At times it feels like I have known you a lifetime and at others it seems you just arrived. Having a son -- where to even begin? People warned me it would be different but before you were here I laughed off their …

6 Simple Moves to Eliminate Knee Pain for Good

Feeling weak in the knees is only a good thing when it’s over your latest Tinder date. Experiencing joint pain is an entirely different sensation—and …

Exercise

The 5 Best Supplements For Your Health

Steven Macari, founder of SLVRBK Health and nutritionist at Drive 495, narrows down the top vitamins to consider.<p>I am big believer in getting as many of your nutrient as possible from food. While this is great in theory there are a variety of factors which can prevent this from happening:<p>1) A …

Wellness

7 Full-Fat Foods You Should Eat Every Day

Eating these good fats can actually lower your heart disease risk and help you stay slim.<p>For decades, the party line was: Fat will make you fat—and raise your heart-disease risk, to boot. But guess what? Fat can actually be very good for you, provided it's the right kind.<p>"People were so low-fat …

Why Would I Be Low in Vitamin D?

My doctors and I test blood levels of vitamin D on everyone we see in our clinic. When the results come in, two things happen:<p>1. Pretty much everyone is low in vitamin D.<p>2. Pretty much everyone is shocked that they are low in vitamin D.<p><b>Why worry about vitamin D?</b><p>It's important. Multiple studies have …

Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person

<i>“Stop pitying yourself, people have it worse, you should be grateful.”</i> You’ve probably heard this before, and it’s some of the most cliché, unhelpful …

How Successful People Deal With Manipulators

Some people are born manipulators, and not in a good way. A psychological manipulator deliberately creates an inequality of power, exploiting a …

13 Tricks for Organizing Your Chaotic Linen Closet

The most cluttered spot in your home is about to become the tidiest (really).<p>The most cluttered spot in your home is about to become the tidiest (really).

Are You an Introvert Or Are You Shy? (Yes, There Is a Difference)

You may think you’re shy because you’ve been told that your whole life.<p>Since extroversion has long been considered the measure of normalcy in our …

Behavioral Sciences

The Male and Female Brain Are More Similar Than Once Assumed

Neuoroscientists currently believe that the male and female brain are much more similar than once assumed. Traditionally, differences observed in …

25 Things You Did Today That Ruined Your Metabolism

<i>by Grant Stoddard</i><p>Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept …

17 Genius Hacks for Saving Every Last Drop of Your Beauty Products

How to make your favorite products and makeup last you longer.<p>It's somehow always the case that as soon as you think your makeup collection is complete, you have to buy more of a product that's run out or replace products that are no longer up to par. While you may not ever be done replenishing …

5 Organic DIY Body Scrubs With Major Benefits

The reasons to DIY your own skincare supplies go way beyond cheap and easy (though we’ve preached that message to you again and again!). When you use exfoliating body scrub, you’re not just giving your skin a pleasant-smelling, silky smooth makeover — you’re also lathering on vitamins and minerals …

The 14 Best Architecture and Design GIFs of 2014

<b>Core77 2014 Year in Review</b>: Top 15 Posts · Year in Photos · Drones · Transportation Design · Food & Drink · Wearable Technology · Power Tools and …

GIF Animations

Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2014

10. A Slim, Environmentally Responsible, Reusable Water Bottle<br>memobottle is a slimline, BPA free, dishwasher-friendly, reusable water bottle that …

Top 10