Cristian Calixto

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Scientists identify four personality types

Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs. But a new study, based on huge sets of personality data representing 1.5 million people, has persuaded one of the staunchest critics of personality …

Northwestern University

There is a Magical Little Town in Holland Where the Streets Are Made of Water

It's like something out of a storybook.<p>There are places in this world that are so surreal and beautiful that when you first see photos of them you naturally assume they must be from a movie set. But while the tiny town of Giethoorn in northern Holland may look like it was built for a film based on …

Scientists and doctors zap theory that microwave weapon injured Cuba diplomats

A series of attacks with a microwave weapon is the latest theory for what could have sickened or distressed roughly two dozen people associated with the U.S. Embassy in Cuba over the past two years.<p>The alleged attacks dominated a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Cuba policy Thursday …

Microwaves

9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day

Sure, smartphones and smartphone apps can waste our time and bring out the worst in people, but they can most definitely also be a force for good: …

Apps

A Week In Foot-Shaped Shoes Made Me A Convert

I am not a runner, but I do log dozens of miles every week on hiking trails and can’t think of a better weekend than one that involves a backpack full of camping gear. And I have a new favorite shoe for that: the Altra Lone Peak 4, which is more comfortable and has better grip than anything else …

Backpacking

Why I Ask My Kids These 3 Questions Every Day

Between sports and activities, Scouts and meetings, work requirements and family obligations, it seems that the moments we have in meaningful …

Parenting

A Patagonian Prefab Cabin Is Built to Withstand Volatile Climates

This elevated prefab cabin along the Chilean Andes has a buffer zone that helps protect it against harsh climatic conditions.<p>The town of Vilches in Southern Chile is perched about halfway up the Andes Mountain. Surrounded by parklands and nature reserves, the area is an idyllic place for enjoying …

Prefab Homes

Furious Trump trapped by hundreds of Woodward tapes

President Trump is livid at the betrayal and stunning allegations in Bob Woodward’s forthcoming "Fear," but limited in his ability to fight back …

Donald Trump

Levi's Just Took a Major Stand Against Gun Violence in America

CEO Chip Bergh wrote a letter in Fortune explaining his decision.<p>Levi's, the all-American denim brand, has taken an official stance on preventing gun violence. CEO Chip Bergh wrote a letter, published in <i>Fortune</i> this week, describing what led him to the decision. The brand's choice of action is …

Guns

Republicans hit Trump for criticizing Justice Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump encountered bipartisan criticism on Tuesday for complaining that his own Justice Department's indictments against two Republican congressmen were endangering the GOP's midterm election prospects, with one Republican senator saying of Trump's attack, "We …

Donald Trump

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How to Retire in Your 30s With $1 Million in the Bank

Carl Jensen experienced what he calls “the awakening” sometime around 2012.<p>He was a software engineer in a suburb of Denver, writing code for a medical device. The job was high-pressure: He had to document every step for the Food and Drug Administration, and a coding error could lead to harm or …

Housing

A New Kind of Solar Cell Developed at UCLA Just Broke Efficiency Records

By a lot.<p>A new kind of thin film solar cell developed by researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering just broke a record for efficiently …

Clean Energy

Scientists ‘can’t rule out’ alien life on Jupiter after shocking discovery

In a stunning scientific discovery, researchers have found water clouds inside Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, raising the prospect that life may exist on …

Astronomy

How To Get Kids To Do Chores: Does The Maya Method Work?

If hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.<p>But there it was, right in front of me: A preteen voluntarily doing chores around the house.<p>There was no fuss. No nagging or whining. And there were no visible rewards.<p>I was visiting Maya families in the Yucatan, reporting for NPR's …

Los Angeles

3 Tricks to Get People to Actually Listen to Your Presentations

Make sure your audience doesn't tune out what you have to say.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Few things conjure up a feeling of dread quite like the anticipation of a lengthy PowerPoint presentation. Professionals spend an average of 40 percent of their workday in …

Public Speaking

Aldi's $17 Whisky Is the Best in the World

We'll drink to that.<p>Aldi, the discount supermarket chain with stores in more than 20 countries, has won an award for best whisky in the world. Your great-grandpappy's moss-covered distillery nestled in the Scottish highlands can suck it.<p>At the Spirits Business Scotch Whisky Masters, judges bestowed …

Scotch Whisky

How to raise happy kids – 10 steps backed by science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be happy.</b><p>… <b>the well-being of</b> …

Kids

Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats

<b>(CNN) —</b> Children should ride in rear-facing car seats until they reach the height or weight limit for the seat, according to updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.<p>This changes the academy's previous guidance, which said children should ride in rear-facing seats until at …

How Much Trouble Is Ted Cruz Really In?

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup.<p><b>Poll of the week</b><p>A new Texas Senate poll came out this week showing Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke …

Republicans

Couple ordered to turn over funds raised for homeless man

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A couple who raised more than $400,000 for a homeless man after he used his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia must now turn over what's left of the cash.<p>A New Jersey judge issued the order Thursday during a hearing on the lawsuit …

New Jersey

Why Personal Branding Is Key To Career Success -- And How To Create Yours

I once had a client, let’s call him Jim, who came to me with a question: <i>do I need a personal brand to be successful</i>?<p>My answer was a whole-hearted, resounding, yes!<p>Personal branding is crucial to cultivating a successful career. Marketing yourself and your career as a brand is more than just about …

Personal Branding

Here is what happens when you use emotional intelligence to be successful

Few could accuse FBI agents of being soft and fluffy, and yet emotional intelligence is at the heart of most successful FBI investigations.<p>The …

Emotional Intelligence

A Guide To Wearing Dress Boots For Work & Play

More than just for walking trails and conquering glacial mountain tops, the boot has come a long way from the isolate realms of the great outdoors. …

Boots

The 7 Best Pick-Up Lines, Courtesy of the Women of Reddit

These just might score you a first date. Or at least make you laugh.<p>Sometimes, using pick-up lines on dates or at bars can go wrong. Very wrong. More often than not, the ones that actually work make you laugh out loud without creeping you out.<p>Since flirting with random strangers can be a …

Star Trek

Texas Republicans are trying to use Beto’s punk rock days against him

The Texas GOP tried to make Beto O’Rourke look like a drunk punk kid. It backfired.<p>An old mugshot and photos from the punk rocker past of Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat making a long-shot bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), are flying around on social media — thanks to the Texas Republican …

Republicans

My nephew tried to school me on cultural appropriation. It didn't end well.

They got him. Just as I feared they would.<p>My nephew Kyle came to live with us this summer after his freshman year of college. Apparently he’s now a deputized member of the cultural-appropriation police.<p>He hadn’t even unpacked his massive bag of dirty laundry when he made a snide comment about the …

Cultural Appropriation

10 work-from-home jobs that offer salaries of $100,000 or more

Not all companies have warmed up to the idea of a remote work policy, but a staggering 81 percent of employees say it's the workplace option they …

Employment

Ankle bracelets connected to the cloud are giving farmers a wealth of data about their cows

From cheese and butter to an ice-cold glass of milk, cows are a crucial cog in the global food and drink industry.<p>In the European Union (EU), cows …

Cows

Talks with Canadian officials expected after US-Mexico deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Canada's minister of foreign affairs is scheduled to hold talks in Washington on Tuesday in hopes of reaching a trade agreement with the United States, an urgent response after President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico on Monday that left out Canada.<p>The official, …

Donald Trump