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A Major Cause of Unhappiness. Can you guess what it is?

We all know how difficult it is to get ourselves to the gym and to actually work on our physical wellbeing; how difficult it is to follow a diet plan …

Having a gun in your home is 'like bringing a time bomb into your house'

"We have tens of thousands of people every single year who are killed by guns," he said. "We have suicides that are committed by firearms at a rate that far exceeds other countries."<p>As of 2012, the US had the 50th highest suicide rate per 100,000 citizens in the world, according to the World Health …

Plans for underwater 'oceanscraper' revealed - CNN Style

Written by Tom Jenkins, CNN<p>Sebastian the Jamaican red crab may have preached the virtues of living "Under the Sea" in Disney's "The Little Mermaid," but so far humans have failed to come round to the crustacean's way of thinking.<p>Indeed, the future of human habitation, whether through choice or …

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

Self-improvement

Why Americans Struggle to Be Happy

<i>By Jill Suttie</i><p>Americans want to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is even an unalienable right for Americans, according to the Declaration of Independence.<p>But some recent studies have found a paradox: The pursuit of happiness tends to make individual Americans unhappy. Did the Founding Fathers set …

Happiness

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Financial Fridays: It's Financial Suicide To Own A House

I am sick of me writing about this. Do you ever get sick of yourself? I am sick of me.<p>But every day I see more propaganda about the American Dream of owning the home.<p>I see codewords a $15 trillion dollar industry uses to hypnotize its religious adherents to BELIEVE.<p>Lay down your money, your hard …

Real Estate

The Most Important Hip-Hop Song of 2004

What This Song Is About<i>It’s a lifestyle song, stuffed fat with meta Houston rap references and slang.</i>Why It’s Important<i>It turned Houston into the</i> …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Climate Change Is Not Our Fault

It's time to change the way we talk about climate change.<p>Political leaders have acknowledged human-driven (or "anthropogenic") global warming since 1964 (when President Lyndon Johnson mentioned it in a speech to Congress). Since then, however, we've done almost nothing to address its dangers. As …

A Millennial’s Guide to Planning for Retirement

Don't pretend like you already know.<p>If you type "will millennials..." into Google, the first suggestion is "will millennials ever be able to retire?" It's a question that trumps almost any other conversation about millennial life. We're the generation least likely to be on track for retirement and …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Brainwaves

7 Tips for Exercising With a GI Disorder

Intestinal parasites may help the immune system, researchers say

Almost two years ago, Julius Lukes sat down to a meal of raw fish riddled with tapeworm eggs. "I did not enjoy it," he recalls. Happily, it took just a second or two: "You put it on your spoon and shovel it down."<p>Today, his intestines are home to three tapeworms with a total length of about 20 …

How microbes define, shape — and might even heal us

As both a scientist and a human being, I am continually awestruck by discoveries about the power of the microbiome to define and shape us. But what …

Microbiology

Emulsifiers in packaged foods are wreaking havoc with our digestive tracts

<b>A new study shows that emulsifiers, a common food additive, are linked to increases in metabolic syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.</b><p>In recent …

UCLA scientists discover experimental therapy for chronic inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer

UCLA scientists have discovered an experimental therapy capable of suppressing the development of ulcerative colitis, a disease that causes …

The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

6 apps for people who are easily distracted at work (a.k.a., everyone)

How often do you feel distracted at work? All the time, right? I bet those distractions keep you from getting a lot of stuff accomplished on a …

Study: Meditation Can Help Reduce Self-Critical Behavior

A study finds that lovingkindness meditation, a Buddhist practice, helps weed out negative behavior and ease symptoms of depression.<p>Perfectionism can have its benefits--motivation and setting high standards for your work-life--but it can also have negative side effects, like heightened levels of …

Here's What Rich CEOs Say to Do In Your 20s

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How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done

“There are several reasons why our days have swelled,” says productivity consultant and author of<i>Never Check Email In The Morning</i> Julie Morgenstern. “Companies continuously are trying to hire as few people as possible. Our roles are continuously changing, the world is changing, we’re in a time of …

How to transfer a picture from a magazine on paper – DIY is FUN

The unusual technique transfer image from page glossy magazine on a sheet of paper or cardboard. If you wish for this methodology you can make …

'60 Minutes' Explores The Rise Of Mindfulness, From Google To Congress

While the world is getting more and more technologically connected, a lot of people seem to be feeling more mentally disconnected—from others, and from themselves.<p>“I’m on mobile devices all day long,” said Anderson Cooper on tonight’s <i>60 Minutes</i> (which you can watch here). “I feel like I could go …

How A Top Creative Director Learned To Embrace The Chaos Of Creativity And Make Great Work

Ten years ago, Jason Norcross was a recent LA transplant from Boston and a freelance ad creative. He heard that two guys from Wieden+Kennedy were …

Hip-Hop Psychology: Using Music to Fight Mental Illness

Cambridge researchers think hip-hop therapy could be key to beating the stigma surrounding mental illness, while helping people in need.<p>You’d be …

6 Oh-So Pleasurable Steps to Eliminate Procrastination

Got stuff to do that you hate doing? You're not alone. Procrastination kills productivity for millions of people. Follow these surprisingly enjoyable steps and you'll actually look forward to tasks that were painfully avoided just last week.<p>One of my biggest personal challenges has been …

Lessons From Lincoln: 5 Leadership Tips History And Science Agree On

<b>Abraham Lincoln gets a lot of credit for being a great leader. And he deserves it, but…</b><p><b>Frankly, most of us don’t really know why he deserves it.</b><p>What …