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A relationship psychologist reveals what you should ask yourself before getting married

Eli Finkel, author of "The All-or-Nothing Marriage," and a professor of psychology at Northwestern University says that addressing longterm compatibility before popping — or answering — questions is a major factor in avoiding divorce down the line. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Eli Finkel:</b> …

Diapers

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Lash Enhancement Tattoos Are About to Be the Hottest New Trend

It wasn’t long ago that we created our definitive guide to microblading due to its recent growth in popularity. Now, it appears that lash enhancement tattoos are the next beauty treatment on the rise. That’s right, eyelash tattoos are a thing, and while the thought of a needle going anywhere near …

Why People Under 35 Are So Unhappy

Say hi to Lucy. Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She’s also part of a yuppie culture that …

Losing Touch With Your School Friends Is The Worst Thing You’re Doing

Last year, the girl I have lived my most embarrassing crush-tales, and most momentous discoveries with (I realised I could paint, don't laugh) got …

Time I

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes To Enlighten You

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regirious meditation practice and insight into daily …

New Year's Challenge Workout Calendar

Welcome to our New Year's Challenge! Below, you'll find a complete schedule of the workouts in store this month. You can download a printable version …

The eco guide to house plants

Plants help to purify the air and process out pollutants<p>Breathing is given remarkably little air time. But a comprehensive report on outdoor air quality worldwide emerged from the World Health Organisation recently, linking 3 million deaths a year to air pollution.<p>It’s enough to keep you indoors. …

Houseplants

North Carolina GOP calls NCAA boycott an 'assault to female athletes'

The North Carolina GOP is firing back at the NCAA's decision to pull postseason sporting events out of the state over a controversial law that is widely seen as discriminatory toward the LGBT community.<p>The NCAA announced Monday that it would relocate seven championship events scheduled in North …

After Ikea: 10 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Graduating from Ikea? Here’s where to start<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>What do you do when you graduate from Ikea? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed …

11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

1. Focus on earning<p>"In today's economic environment you cannot save your way to millionaire status," writes Grant Cardone, who went from broke and in …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Teacher Empathy Improves Learning

Stanford research showed that when teachers moved away from punitive discipline and favored an empathic model of building strong relationships with …

Spotlight: Visual Anthropologist Austin Kramer

<b>My name is</b> Austin Kramer and I’m a visual anthropologist. I use my camera to document the way people relate to each other and the world around them. Right now I’m shooting artifacts from ancient Mesopotamia at the Oriental Institute Museum in Chicago, before leaving for the mountains of …

6 Questions to Reveal Your 'Intimacy Quotient'

Intimacy is a quality we normally associate with enduring relationships. However, in order to have these relationships in our own lives, we need to …

Airports around the world to embrace mobile apps 2018

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Travel research and bookings are shifting to mobile, and airports are responding by offering new services via mobile apps, according to Skift. These in-app services …

These smart glasses became my erratic personal trainer

Fitness wearables don't have to go on your wrist -- although it makes sense that most of them are designed that way. We've been wearing wristwatches for generations, so it's a place where we're used to tethering something. But how about the <i>original</i> wearable: eyewear? JINS Meme is a pair of …

Humans Get Aroused When Touching Robots, New Study Shows

In a first for mechanical man, scientists have revealed that humans get aroused by touching robots. Researchers at Stanford University studying the physiological impact of human-on-bot contact found that “touching areas perceived as private made the skin more moist.”<p>The team of scientists …

Robotics

This is how the legal marijuana industry is affecting Mexican drug cartels

Tom Wainwright, author of "Narconomics," is the former Mexico City bureau chief for The Economist<i>.</i> He explains how the legal marijuana business in the United States is affecting drug cartels in Mexico.<p><i>Produced by Eames Yates</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Millennials are killing the napkin industry

Younger consumers are opting instead for paper towels at the dinner table, The Washington Post reports.<p>The Post points to a survey conducted by Mintel (the same company that discovered millennials find cereal too much work to eat) from last month, which highlights that only 56% of shoppers said …

Millennials

Why Millennials Are About to Leave Cities in Droves

As businesses and governments have struggled to understand the so-called millennials—born between roughly 1980 and 2000—one frequent conclusion has …

An Interview with John Thackara: How to Thrive In the Next Economy

On the occasion of the U.S. launch of his new book, John talks candidly about putting together one of the most optimistic guidebooks for the future<p>On …

Coworking Startup WeWork Gets Bonkers $16 Billion Valuation

Turns out, your work(space) is pretty profitable for this startup<p>Coworking venture WeWork just reported a stratospheric $16 billion valuation, up from $10 billion last summer, after a new round of investment spearheaded by Chinese investors suggests the company has its sights set on Asia.<p>According …

Be Nice, It May Help Your City’s Economy

<b>In some cities, the personality of its residents may play a part in economic success (or failure).</b><p>Downtown Houston (M&R Glasgow)<p><b>Houston’s</b> …

Pregnant moms obsessed with diet and exercise can face serious health risks

The moment Christie Maruka, 46, found out she was pregnant, she came up with a plan to eat healthy foods and exercise so she wouldn’t gain too much weight.<p>Like many other health-conscious women, Maruka, who lives in Wall, New Jersey, worried about developing gestational diabetes and other pregnancy …

5 Languages that the Most Successful Leaders Speak

To prevent you from putting a ceiling on your potential, we’ve broken down the top 5 foreign languages that successful leaders must learn.

Language

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

15 Wonderfully Nerdy Subscription Boxes Every Culture Vulture Will Adore

From records to comics to Pusheen and beyond.<p>All of these are priced per box or in the smallest amount possible, not including multi-box subscription discounts.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Body Art

Rare Pictures of Frida Kahlo’s Childhood Taken by her Father

Well known for her self-portraits, artist Frida Kahlo has also been the subject of portraits during her life. Rare pictures of her childhood were …

Art