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Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

Cooking

For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

"Why didn't she text me back yet? She doesn't like me anymore!"<p>"There's no way I'm trying out for the team. I suck at basketball"<p>"It's not fair that I have a curfew!"<p>Sound familiar? Parents of tweens and teens often shrug off such anxious and gloomy thinking as normal irritability and moodiness — …

Self-help

This 3-Letter Word Will Make You Live Longer and Happier, According to Science

It's as simple as taking a walk outside.<p>Ever encountered something so vast, so beautiful, so intense, that your mind struggled to comprehend it? There's a word for that, and multiple studies have concluded that it's very good for your health. It's the experience of <i>awe</i>.<p>Psychologists describe awe as …

Psychology

15 Healthy DIY Recipes for Your Favorite Frozen Dinners

Frozen food is a go-to for busy college students, working professionals, and families alike. But when you take the time to actually read the nutrition label on all your fave heat-and-eat meals, it can make you start thinking about cooking something from scratch. A light and citrusy salad isn’t …

Cooking

How to Make Tomato Sauce in the Crockpot

Enjoy homemade tomato sauce without all the work. This crockpot recipe requires no peeling, seeding or coring, and tastes better than anything you …

Recipes

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi.)<p>So how can you be happier?<p>If you want to be happier, there's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is …

Charismatic People Do These 7 Things, According to Science

Recent scientific studies reveal the 'secret sauce' that helps great leaders influence and inspire us all.<p>Charisma is the ability to influence and inspire others merely by your presence. According to a recent article in <i>The Atlantic</i>, several new scientific studies reveal that charismatic people …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in Africa

Home to 54 countries, Africa has something for everyone. From Algeria's bone-dry Sahara desert to South Africa's iconic urban skylines, the second-largest continent in the world, too, has landscapes as diverse as its animal kingdoms. Still not convinced? These 50 stunning locations should give you …

Africa

Depression, violence, anxiety: the problem with the phrase ‘be a man’

Are dangerous ideas about masculinity leading to increased violent crime and suicide? Eva Wiseman talks to the director of a new documentary – and three men discuss their experiences<p>The most dangerous phrase in the English language is “be a man”. To be a man today, says film-maker Jennifer Siebel …

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

American waterfront towns: 7 charmers worth a visit | CNN Travel

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The best European cities for solo travelers

While monuments should dictate your itinerary in Europe, it's really how you take in the sights that will make your trip. And with the sheer amount of things to see and do, traveling in Europe, especially with a big group, can get overwhelming. That's why it's one of the best continents to visit …

European Travel

The Best Vacations for Every Type of Couple (Including Work Wives)

If the summer heat wave has you daydreaming of your next escape, we're here to help. Plane tickets are more fun to purchase than air conditioners …

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

Scientists made see-through wood that's stronger than glass

Researchers at the University of Maryland were able pull away color and chemicals from a block of wood to leave it impressively see-through. The result is a material that is both stronger and more insulating than glass, with better biodegradability than plastic. "We were very surprised by how …

10 video games so good we didn't want them to end

When Keith Stuart wrote of the emotional impact of finishing a great and involving game, our readers responded in kind<p>When Keith Stuart finished the Uncharted series, he found the game and its characters had got under his skin. After spending years with Nathan Drake and his partner Elena, he found …

11 Research-Backed Ways to Boost Confidence

Confidence is something of a psychological trick, and it is possible to “fake it until you make it.” Try these 11 easy tips the next time your …

Amazon Go

Why Being a Working Parent Is Actually Great for You and Your Kids, According to Science

Studies show everyone's better off when parents have lives outside the home.<p>When you're a parent, choosing between working and staying at home feels like a no-win situation. Whichever door you choose, regrets are always lurking in the background needling you about what you've given up. Whether …

Harvard Business School

29 Ads That Were Designed To Shock You

Ad agencies around the world have adopted the audacious method, with activist organizations like PETA specializing in scandalous imagery.<p>Italian clothing retailer Benetton pioneered the style in the 1980s. Its now-iconic campaigns have received mixed reviews, like an award-winning AIDS awareness ad …

Ogilvy & Mather

This is what caffeine does to your brain

Why do regular coffee drinkers seem to need more and more coffee to maintain the buzz? Can coffee actually kill you? An AsapSCIENCE video has answers.<p>If you're an avid coffee drinker like me, you probably need three to five cups in the morning to feel like a normally functioning human being. You …

Mom invents app to stop teens from ignoring parent phone calls

A Houston mom was fed up with her teenage son ignoring her calls and texts to his mobile phone. She’d call and call and he’d never pick up. Her texts seemed to be sent into a black hole.<p>Sharon Standifird decided something needed to be done and figured she could use modern technology to get Bradley …

A bacterium that destroys tumors' dark heart shows promise

A mutant form of a bacterium that lives in soil and thrives in low-oxygen environments appears to be a precise and aggressive killer of malignant tumors as well as an energetic activator of the body's immune system, according to new research.<p>When scientists injected spores of a weakened form of the …

Immunotherapy

Police crack down on Times Square costumed characters

Leaflets warn tourists they don't have to pay for pictures with Elmo and co after some performers attacked New York visitors<p>Bright red police leaflets warning Times Square tourists that photos with costumed characters are free, and tipping is optional, are taking a bite out of the bottom line for …

These Odd Food Combos Are Surprisingly Great

Sometimes the most unexpected foods are totally brilliant together—pickles and whiskey, anyone?<p>We don't always choose our best friends; sometimes, life just sends us a person and is like, "Hey, despite the fact that you guys don't have a lot in common, you are destined to be in each other's lives …

Cooking

To 'Immunize' Kids Against Illiteracy, Break Out A Book In Infancy

The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that parents begin reading to their children early, even to newborns. Professor Susan Neuman, an expert on early literacy development, explains.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish. Read to your …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Want more bang for your Starbucks? We tested 8 money-saving hacks

Even if you're a die-hard penny pincher, your daily Starbucks routine may be a habit you're just not willing to kick. Fortunately, there's no shortage of Starbucks addicts online, sharing tips for how to shave cents or even dollars off each cup. We tested eight of the hacks they brag about the …