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To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

Six Essential Anthony Bourdain Books You Should Read

The chef and TV personality was also one of our great storytellers.<p>Anthony Bourdain was one of the world's most recognizable chefs thanks to his TV shows. But before he became a celebrity thanks to the hit series <i>No Reservations</i>, Bourdain told rollicking tales of the wild and unpredictable …

Travel Writing

Ontario election live: Doug Ford is premier. What’s next?

Doug Ford is in, Kathleen Wynne is out: With Progressive Conservatives handed a majority government on Thursday, Ford took the stage in a Toronto …

Ontario

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.</i><p>By all counts and measures, Bradley Smith is an unequivocal business success. He's CEO of …

Mental Health

How do I make the perfect pastry?

Pastry is one of life’s little mysteries. It strikes fear in many people’s hearts. How do some create pastry that is crisp and flaky, while others produce tasteless cardboard?<p>The first rule is not to be nervous. The hands of nervous pastry makers can get warm, and heat is the bane of perfect dough. …

Baking

10 Best Architects to Follow on Instagram Right Now

Though based in far-flung locales from Ljubljana to Buenos Aires, these world-class architectural firms are united by their mastery over design.<p>Without a doubt, Instagram is a nearly endless resource of breathtaking design inspiration, and we’ve discovered some visionary feeds to follow from around …

Architecture

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

How a group of researchers and renegades are pushing hallucinogenic drugs into mainstream medicine.

Drugs

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

Chronic pain treatment: Psychotherapy, not opioids, has been proven to work - Vox

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.<p>When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.<p>What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping …

Pain

How to train (and rewire) your brain for happiness

Our brains are wired to be negative, but the good news is that you can train your brain to hold on to happiness in a few minutes a day.<p>As we …

Happiness

Top 10 things you need to do to your car right now for spring

Winter has not only been rude to all of us, it’s been especially cruel to your car. Salt, dirt, ice, sand, snow and freezing cold have all inflicted …

Why you might want to think twice about a spinach and strawberry salad this summer

When is it worth your while to seek out organic produce? According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), it’s probably a good idea if you’re …

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Being alone together: How to embrace a universal feeling

One day in 2013, I phoned a professor at the University of Chicago to talk about loneliness. John Cacioppo, head of the school’s Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, was a pioneer in the study of the damaging health effects of loneliness, which he and other neuroscientists determined could …

Listen to the ethereal space-inspired music from Stephen Hawking’s funeral

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Cambridge today (March 31) for the funeral of internationally-renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking, who died on March 14. The ceremony included a piece of music specially composed for the scientist, titled “Beyond the Night Sky.”<p>The piece was commissioned last …

Is when you eat more important than what you eat? Researchers are figuring it out

This is a story about the importance of good timing.Two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. This excess weight contributes to a variety of …

Playfull

5 Neuroscience Based Ways to Clear Your Mind

As an ultra-endurance athlete, I’ve competed in the Badwater Ultramarathon a few times. Some call Badwater the “world’s toughest footrace” because …

Twisted Science: Pain Causes Arthritis

As we all know, arthritis, the leading cause of disability among people over 55, causes pain. But new research suggests that pain also causes …

We’re treating lower back pain all wrong. Here’s how to do it right.

Low back pain is the most common cause of disability worldwide, with eight in 10 people reporting the problem at some point in their lives, according …

Smartphones and our memories: Don’t take a picture. It’ll last longer​

<i>Brandon Ambrosino is a freelance writer in Delaware.</i><p>As the Opening Ceremonies unfolded, I sat glued to my television set watching and cheering on the athletes who paraded around the 35,000-seat stadium in Pyeongchang. But my enthusiasm was mixed with a twinge of frustration: While I adored many of …

Recipe: Skillet Beef & Ale Pie

One-Pan Beef & Ale Pie<p>Serves 6<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil <br>1 medium yellow onion, sliced <br>1 medium carrot, chopped <br>4 medium plum tomatoes, diced <br>1 stick …

Stephen Hawking, in His Own Words

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who died at 76 in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday (Einstein’s birthday), never won a Nobel Prize. But his book “A Brief History of Time” made him a star beyond his field, and his penchant for dropping bons mots on subjects large and small made him an …

Stephen Hawking

Embrace weirdness and creativity may flourish

What do Elon Musk, Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla and Pierre and Marie Curie have in common? They all show that it's okay to be unconventional<p><i>Melissa A. Schilling is professor of management and organizations at New York University's Stern School of Business and author of Quirky: The Remarkable Story</i> …

Creativity

Carrot Cake Muffins

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Place about 15 paper baking cups in muffin pans, and coat with cooking spray.<p>Step 2<p>Combine flour and next 4 …

Dessert

20 Reasons Why We'll Never Tire of Salmon

If you want to dip your toe into the waters of cooking fish at home, but have been wary of doing so thus far, consider salmon to be your gateway …

How Deep Cold Affects Your Car (And What to Do About It)

In much of the eastern and midwestern United States, it’s that time of year when it is so bitterly freezing that even a 30-degree day can feel like a balmy respite. Temperatures plummet into the single digits, wind chills are painful and dangerous, and talk of polar vortexes and bomb cyclones fills …

Rice Patties Recipe

"This is a great way to use leftover rice and any leftover meat, too!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup cooked rice<p>1/2 small onion, chopped<p>1/4 cup shredded Cheddar …

5 Clever Ways to Practice Einstein’s Secret to Happiness

$1.56 million: that’s how much a scribbled note containing Einstein’s secret to happiness just sold for at an auction house in Jerusalem. Written in …

Happiness

10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

As one of the most basics skills of any artist, drawing is an essential part of the creative process. Centuries later, we still remain fascinated by the sketches in Leonardo's notebooks and Picasso's poetic line art, each for their respective ability to show us the purest form of an artist's skill. …

Tutorials