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A Better Kind of Happiness

Nearly two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle triggered a revolution in happiness. At the time, Greek philosophers were trying hard to define precisely what this state of being was. Some contended that it sprang from hedonism, the pursuit of sensual pleasure. Others argued from the perspective of …

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. It is a choice. What do you need to remember if you want to be TRULY happy?

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Clinical Trials

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Young Jupiter wiped out solar system's early inner planets, study says

Before Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars occupied the inner solar system, there may have been a previous generation of planets that were bigger and more numerous – but were ultimately doomed by Jupiter, according to a new study.<p>If indeed the early solar system was crowded with so-called super-Earths, …

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Google app can now translate languages instantly

A major update to Google's Translate app for Android and iOS lets it interpret cross-language conversations on the fly and instantly translate …

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

Decorating Hacks You Can Complete In An Hour

Feeling crafty but don't want to spend the whole weekend tethered to a hot glue gun? These wildly easy D.I.Y.s will make a major impact on your space.<p>Feeling crafty but don't want to spend the whole weekend tethered to a hot glue gun? These wildly easy D.I.Y.s will make a major impact on your …

Crafting

Apps that make holiday travel easier

Whether it’s the stress of family, traffic or flights, there are apps that can help you solve problems and find peace. That being said, it’s good to remember that apps, and access to all the information they provide, have only been around for a few years. The key to a better travel experience this …

In search of the starfish killer: the quest to save the original keystone species

In June 2013, Steven Fradkin stumbled upon a grisly scene at Starfish Point in Washington, northwest of Seattle. About one in four of the park’s namesake animals were contorted and covered in white lesions. The seriously sick starfish were crumpled and sagging, their internal organs beginning to …

Defense secretary leaving

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his position as soon as the Senate confirms a successor.<p>Hagel, who has served as Defense secretary since February 2013, was forced out by President Barack Obama, CNN confirmed from several sources.<p>During …

Mythbuster: Thanksgiving Eve not busiest for air travel

Wednesday was not the busiest air travel day of the year, no matter how many times it's repeated on TV news.<p>In fact, the busiest travel day for flying this year in America will be Sunday, as Thanksgiving travelers return home after the holiday.<p>At Chicago airports, many days see heavier airport …

Flying

Scientists hail new '3 parent baby' technique

New technique to create '3 parent babies' shows promise, experts say<p>Experts are to investigate a new technique to create “three-parent babies” which could be safer and more effective than current methods being tested in British laboratories.<p>The Government last month asked the fertility regulator to …

Best Dressed at the American Music Awards: Kendall Jenner, Rita Ora, and Miss America!

Music's biggest names, plus plenty of actors and reality stars, hit the red carpet for tonight's American Music Awards. The AMAs are typically more casual than the Oscars or Emmys, but I'm happy to report that this year there were all kinds of glamorous floor-length gowns mixed in with the sexy …

The 10 Best Fall Foliage Trips In The U.S.

You don't have to travel far to take in the phenomenon of fall foliage. All across the U.S., from New England to the Pacific Northwest, deciduous trees put on their dazzling display of color. In fact, leaf viewing is one of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to experience America's …

Planning a European Winter Getaway on the Cheap

Instead of hibernating when the colder climates arrive, book a European vacation between November and March to save big bucks and explore without the swell of summer crowds.<p><b>Off-Peak Savings</b><p>The months surrounding the holiday season are considered off-season throughout Europe. Flight prices are …

17 Power Food Options

Healthy snack ideas for life's most demanding moments

Nutrition

100+ Inspiring Color Palettes

Share, tweet, and pin your color inspiration.<p>In March we asked you to download the ColorSchemer app for the iPhone or iPad and use it to create a color palette from a photo. Here are our favorites that you shared on colourlovers.com. Pick your favorite and pin it, tweet it, or post it!

Living Rooms

Oatmeal: Your Healthiest Breakfast Yet

Boost Your oatmeal with these recipes<p>Oatmeal's health-food reputation is so solid, you might not think to check the label. But some brands cram in artificial ingredients and sweeteners that displace the heart-smart, waistline-trimming benefits. Luckily, there's an easy solution, or five: Ditch the …

Nutrition

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Even women who are otherwise slender and fit can end up with a belly pooch due to underworked lower abdominal muscles. This workout will tap into the deep abdominal muscles—the transverse abdominis—that pull in your waistline like a corset. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. …

Workouts

Print It: The Better-Sex Diet

11 yummy foods that can enhance your sex life<p>While the notion of aphrodisiacs is largely unfounded, there are certain foods that can energize you, trigger your libido, and give you stronger orgasms. That's right--you can eat your way to a better sex life. Here's a sneak peek our our list:<p><b>Chili</b> …

Nutrition

The (15 Minute) Superfast Total-Body Workout

Four moves. That's all it takes to fire up your fat burning and build lean metabolism-charging muscle. This basic routine hits all of your major muscle groups. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit a total of three times, resting one minute between each …

Workouts