Maulidiannisa Rianti

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I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

European Travel

If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, use this guide to get started

By Gabriella Boston<p>Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and many other big names swear by it.<p>We’re talking meditation — a practice that’s usually done daily and involves sitting quietly for 20 to 30 minutes to calm and observe the mind.<p>But for what purpose?<p>“To intentionally …

5 rare public speaking tricks the best presenters use

She challenged the trend of using an image-heavy presentation style delivering 213 data-dense slides in 24 minutes and 40 seconds while sharing her 2016 Trends Report.<p>Rather than speaking at great length to her slides, Ms. Meeker moved at lightning speed spending about seven seconds on each …

Bill Maher Says 'Pride And Prejudice' Won Out In UK's Brexit Vote

He used Jane Austen to break down the referendum result.<p>Bill Maher turned to Jane Austen to explain the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union.<p>The "Real Time with Bill Maher" host referenced two of the 18th century British writer's novels on Friday, as he broke down Britain's …

This Medical Breakthrough Could Drastically Reduce Heart Attacks

A group of Icelandic researchers, part of an Amgen (amgn) unit called deCODE genetics, uncovered a rare and previously unknown genetic variation in …

The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And Destiny

As researchers work to understand the human genome, many questions remain, including, perhaps, the most fundamental: Just how much of the human experience is determined before we are already born, by our genes, and how much is dependent upon external environmental factors?<p>Oncologist Siddhartha …

12 bookstores every reader should visit in their lifetime

Are you someone who refuses to believe the theory that “print is dead”? Who always makes room in a suitcase for a paperback? Who finds it easy to …

To the Wife Who Has Anxiety and Depression, From Your Husband

<i>Written by Brandon Geib</i><p>To my wife and my best friend,<p>When we first met five years ago, I never thought I would be writing this. As we stood on stage in front of all of those strangers, acting our hearts out, I never once believed we would find ourselves here. We've come a long way.<p>When we first …

Depression

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

Part 1:<p>The time has come for Christians and Muslims to make peace between our communities. Christians and Muslims already make up more than half of the global population, and these numbers are expected to grow in the coming decades; according to the Pew Research Center, by 2050, two thirds of …

Theology

These Millennial Muslim Women Are Clapping Back Against Stereotypes

"We cover dating, sex, women's health — anything that people refuse to talk about in the Muslim community."<p>"Kill them all, and let their Allah take care of them." Laila Alawa was just a teenager in Potsdam, New York, when she spotted a guy wearing that slogan on a T-shirt and hoped her 6-year-old …

We Cooked Jennifer Aniston's 'Not That Bad For You' Pasta Carbonara Recipe (and Loved It)

There is one thing we know to be true in this crazy world: <b>Jennifer Aniston</b> and her husband <b>Justin Theroux</b> <i>really</i> love <i></i>pasta carbonara.<p>“Justin and I make …

How to stay in luxury hotel rooms all over the world for less

I will come right out and say it: I have expensive taste—a truly uncanny knack for gravitating toward the most ridiculously overpriced item in any establishment, be it a smoothie with raw cacao and cold-pressed coconut oil, or a cloud grey turtleneck sweater that evokes a sleeping baby alpaca.<p>What …

Hospitality

Understanding why some people take their lives – and some don’t | The Star

Arthur Sommer Rotenberg was a doctor in Toronto with a promising career. He had a large, loving family and was both studious and athletic, once …

Chinese researchers have genetically modified human embryos—yet again

Less than a year ago, when a group of leading researchers was calling for a moratorium on the use of a revolutionary technology, Chinese researchers shocked the world by using it to genetically modify human embryos. The worry was that unfettered access to the technology might enable such embryos to …

Misadventures in the Fragrance Trade

I have great taste. Call it a God given talent, call it an acquired skill — it is what it is. So when a friend playfully implied that the scent of my candle of choice might be disturbing the neighbors, I wondered: are my eyes deceiving my nose?<p>Luckily for me, Pratt Institute offers a crash-course …

Beauty

Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it

Why is the history of Chinese philosophy now the most popular course at Harvard? Top tips on how to become a better person according to Confucius and co<p>People are often surprised to learn that Confucius, Mencius, Laozi and other classical Chinese philosophers weren’t rigid traditionalists who …

Mindfulness

Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

The Tampon of the Future

IS it possible to extract blood from people without causing pain? For decades, this problem has stumped the medical industry. In an effort to replace the old-fashioned needle, companies are trying to deploy laser beams and tiny vacuums to draw blood.<p>In 2014, an engineer at Harvard named Ridhi …

The Solution to Stopping ISIS? Look in the Quran

Nabeel Qureshi, made famous for being the Muslim who converted to Christianity, in a recent op-ed reaches insidious conclusions about Islam. Qureshi alleges the culprit behind the Belgian atrocities isn't necessarily the corrupted beliefs of extremists, but the Qur'an itself.<p>Although Qureshi claims …

11 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways.

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11 Ways To Shut Down Anxiety & Depression - For Good

Throughout my twenties, I was lost. I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t believe in myself. My head was a jumbled mess of negativity and insecurity from …

International Day of Happiness: Top quotes about happiness and how to find it

With all the war, violence and family strife around the world, happiness is even more in demand and will play a bigger role in the mental health of …

Medical Students Are Facing Serious Mental Health Issues

There appears to be a lack of support for medical students with mental health problems.<p>An online survey of 1,122 medical students was carried out …

8 Tips On How To Keep Yourself Organized Throughout Your College Career

Coming from a rising senior at the University of Dayton who has lived in an over-sized double dorm room, to a suite-style quad dorm room, to a house …

Scientists may have just made a huge breakthrough in explaining the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

Scientists believe methane gas explosions may be linked to the mystery of the disappearance of as many as 8,127 people in the Bermuda Triangle.<p>The mythical stretch of ocean, roughly encompassing Puerto Rico, the island of Bermuda, and Miami, has been called the Devil's Triangle and, more commonly, …

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Scientists Just Made a Major Breakthrough in Personalized Cancer Treatment

Scientists at the University College London (UCL) have made a major breakthrough that may further cement so-called immunotherapies’ status as the …

“Get a blender”: 10 habits to take your life into the stratosphere of greatness

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What habits have changed people’s lives?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur and writer with 10 years in technology. Founder of CEO Lifestyle.</i><p>When I was seventeen, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. …

Motivation

How to tell if a guy likes you, translating man-speak

The cold-hard truth about men: Most of them have no idea how they feel at any given time.<p>Studies show that men use language to establish difference, separateness and independence (exactly the opposite of women, who talk to connect). So, demanding that he talk to you is guaranteed to make him squirm …

Overnight Vanilla-Almond Chia Seed Pudding

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk<br>• 3 tablespoons honey, plus more for serving<br>• 1/2 cup chia seeds (3 ounces)<br>• 1/2 cup dried tart cherries, coarsely chopped<br>• 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest<br>• Fresh berries, granola and chopped toasted almonds, for serving<p><b>Preparation</b><p>In a quart-size jar, combine …