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How to Negotiate Your Salary: Managers’ 13 Top Tips

“Does anyone know how to negotiate salary?” my friend asks at one of our semiregular wine nights. Our conversations usually run the gamut from what’s …

Employment

The secret to... raising unentitled children

<b>Beware prioritising material possessions over time spent with your child.</b> Children are like sponges and will soak up what’s around them, so your actions are important. If you want – and get – stuff all the time, they will expect that, too. Spend time with them, listen to them, talk to them. Help …

Parenting

7 Types of Toxic Friends to Avoid

Friendships are an integral part of life. They can motivate you to follow your dreams and teach you how to be a better person. They are fun to spend …

Self-help

The Science of the Psychedelic Renaissance

On trip reports from Timothy Leary, Michael Pollan, and Tao Lin.<p>In 1960, Allen Ginsberg wrote a letter to Timothy Leary, then a professor at Harvard. Leary had invited the poet to Cambridge to participate in his studies of the newly synthesized chemical psilocybin. Ginsberg responded with …

Psychedelia

Amazon now offering SaluSpa AirJet 6-Person Hot Tubs at over $100 off, today only

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet Inflatable 6-Person Hot …

Palm Springs

3 Google Assistant Routines you should set up right now

In just a few short years, Google Assistant has gone from a cool glimpse of the future to come to a legitimate digital helper that you can use every …

How To Charge Any Phone Wirelessly

More and more phones are adding wireless charging capabilities, but if you're using an older handset or one that still needs a cable to juice up — …

How To Stop Being So Hard On Yourself

Even the most confident person has moments of self-doubt (and if you don't, please teach us your ways).<p>But, as much as it can suck to doubt yourself, …

How the Three Jewels Healed My Heart After Abuse

In the midst of an abusive relationship, Buddhist practitioner Ray Buckner says the three jewels were painfully absent from their life.The post How …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain -- and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, …

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

Self-improvement

Get perfect sound in your videos with $5 DIY sound absorbing panels

Getting quality sound in your video can be tricky. Even when you have a great microphone and field recorder, you’re hindered by the environment. …

'Under the Sun' documentary catches North Korea with its guard down

During a scene in "Under the Sun," a North Korean minder orders uniformed workers to form a line on the factory floor before they speak on camera. "Say that joyfully," orders the minder, a bespectacled, middle-aged man, as he prods the laborers to talk about how much they love their work producing …

North Korea

Psychedelics have had a long strange trip in our society. Once maligned as insanity-inducing, microdosing or taking small amounts of may help cure depression, PTSD, addiction, and more.

Psychedelics have been with humans for over two millennia. Ethnobotanist Terence McKenna’s “stoned ape theory,” postulates that the development of …

The Habits Of The Most Successful Networkers

Anyone can send a LinkedIn invitation. Networking masters build habits that help create deep ties over time.<p>Ask successful people for career advice, and they’ll mention networking, for good reason. It works. That doesn’t stop people from hating the idea, though. One recent study on networking found …

The medical industry is plundering a 450-million-year old species for its rare blue blood

The horseshoe crab is a hardy sea creature. It has lived through all the mass extinctions our planet has seen, including the one that killed the dinosaurs, and the biggest one, which wiped out more than 95% of marine species. It has done all that without changing much in the last 450 million years. …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

25 Small Furniture Ideas to Pursue For Your Small Balcony

Small spaces usual tend to pressure us and pose immense difficulties into its design and conformation. We are faced with the challenge of finding a …

Give Zero F**ks: How to Care Less About What Other People Think

It took me a <i>lot</i> of practice to be the kind of woman that gives zero f*cks and actively care less about what other people think, because I misunderstood what the 'give zero f*cks' mindset is all about. The misconception about women who give zero f*cks is that they have no priorities or passions.<p>In …

Science Says You Should Lift More Weights

Why Is This Important?<p>Because maybe you should be pumping iron instead of hitting the treadmill.<p>Long Story Short<p>A new study has shown that lifting weights could be more important to staying healthy than you think.<p>Long Story<p>We all know that to stay healthy we should do more cardio exercise, but it …

Exercise

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Human embryos kept alive in lab for unprecedented 13 days so scientists can watch development

Human embryos have been kept alive in a petri dish for an unprecedented 13 days, allowing scientists to finally see what happens in the mysterious days after implantation in the womb.<p>Cambridge University have created a special thick soup of nutrients which mimics the conditions in the womb, …

The startup that turned learning languages into a game is trying to disrupt a $5 billion industry

At some point, most nonnative speakers who want to cash in on their English—to go to university abroad or land a job with a multinational corporation—will have to take a test, probably one with a long acronym: the TOEFL, the IELTS, the TOEIC. These grueling exams can cost $200 or more, a small …

Hulu, Vice and other new media services are preparing to gather in New York for this year’s NewFronts, as Facebook and Google watch ad dollars pour in<p>Television executives have cause to be scared: though they’ve survived at least eight years of predicted doom, billions in ad money has disappeared, …

Media Industry

Microsoft had no hand in making this tearjerking viral Xbox commercial

One of the most compelling and emotional Microsoft Xbox commercials ever made is climbing its way to viral fame.<p>But until the video started getting …

Social Media

Paris-based photographer bends reality with stunning Photoshop edits

Paris-based photographer Vincent Bourilhon uses digital photography and Photoshop to merge various images together, creating stunning illusions and …

Indigo Children: When ADD Becomes a Cult

Hawk Lane desires nothing more than to leave high school. Meyerist rules state that he must remain among the IS’s—Ignorant Systemites, Meyerist slang …

Google now lets you save pages to Keep on desktop and Android

Turns out Inbox isn’t the only app Google had updates for today. The company announced a few new features for Keep – its note-taking app – that should help make a bit more sense of your reminders and tasks.<p>First up, a new Chrome extension allows you to add a link to save directly in Keep, along …

This camera grip talks to your iPhone with ultrasonic waves

Lots of physical buttons — but they come at a price<p>The Pictar is a new $90 iPhone accessory that gives you physical buttons and a one-handed grip. It's a lot like the "Friends" camera module for the new LG G5, except instead of clipping in to your phone, it slides over it like a case. …