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The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

Psychology

Desktop tube amp promised to sound as good as it looks

Young says that during and after his first Kickstarter outing he received a number of design suggestions that couldn't be implemented for the …

Fasting Diet Could Reverse Diabetes By Regenerating Pancreas, Study Suggests

It has been shown to have an effect on both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.<p>Following a simple fasting diet could help those living with diabetes, …

Diabetes

Bathroom Trends at IDS 2017 – Feature Tubs and Compact Fixtures

Fabulous free-standing bathtubs and compact fixtures for small spaces were among the stand-out bathroom trends on display at IDS 2017 in Toronto. …

Why You Should Start Skipping Breakfast

"Intermittent fasting" burns fat and makes you healthier—really.<p>Put down the bagel and read this carefully: Skipping breakfast could help you unlock incredible health benefits and live longer. Yes, I'm encouraging you to shatter several dietary rules—never skip meals; eat every two to three hours; …

The Key to Peace: Let Go of How Things "Should" Be & Accept What Is

<b>“</b><b>Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”</b> <b>~Wayne Dyer</b><p>Many of my friends are …

Looking For A Cognitive Enhancer? Skip The Drugs And Try Fasting Instead

In my recent interview with Dr. Jason Fung, a Canadian nephrologist who has just published <i>The Complete Guide to Fasting</i>, we focused a good deal on fasting as a cognitive and productivity enhancement tool.<p>I didn’t research fasting because I was looking for a weight loss: I ran across it in research …

The Brain

This 8% Yielder Should Be At The Top Of Every Income Investor's Shopping List

<b>Blackstone Mortgage Trust</b> (NYSE:BXMT) is an interesting income and yield play for dividend investors. The real estate finance company has excellent …

Use Your Old Amazon Boxes to Ship Donations to Goodwill For Free

By now the Amazon boxes are piling up in your house before the holidays. Before you toss them in the recycling, Give Back Box wants them. The …

31 Best Restaurants in New York City

If you can make it here (as a restaurant), you can make it anywhere.<p>New York, New York brings tourists in droves for its world-class museums, monuments, and theater. But have you taken a good look at our food scene lately? From fast-casual fried chicken to refined seafood temples and Caribbean from …

The 10 Best Resorts in the Florida Keys

Condé Nast Traveler readers voted in the 2016 Readers' Choice Awards and let us know their favorite resorts in The Florida Keys, which include everything from private island hideaways to fully equipped cottage colonies stretching from Islamorada all the way down to Key West. Want to have a say in …

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How to Turn a Mile-High Torture Chamber Into a Comfy Cabin

Regardless of how an airplane’s cabin irks you—no legroom, garbage Wi-Fi, scant overhead bin space—most of the experience is dictated by the carrier …

Get On Board Ireland's New Luxury Sleeper Train

The first ever luxury rail experience of it's kind in Ireland, the Belmond Grand Hibernian offers travelers an exceptional way to see the country in …

Ireland

How to give a new house tons of character

Thirteen years ago at nearly this exact time of year we were starting the process of buying a house. We had been in an apartment for four years and I …

An Eater's Guide to Chicago

Chicago is no longer a simple meat and potatoes town. Restaurants in the nation's third-largest city have grown to a level of sophistication that rival any food scene in the country. Consider this your guide to the best food and drink the city has to offer.<p>Welcome to the Land of Fine Dining …

Farm-to-table

The New Vodka Cocktail Recipe You Need in Your Life

Chic, easy, and I went all the way to Sweden to find it.<p>The town of Åhus, Sweden is about as idyllic as they come—in fact, it's one of the best preserved medieval towns in the entire country. The exteriors of most houses, with tiled roofs and colorful front doors, are covered in bright flower …

Baltic Sea

10 modern showers to replace your bathtub

In the world of bathroom décor and design, tubs are by far one of the most luxurious and opulent ways to clean one’s self. However, for many, they …

10 Things to Know Before Your First European River Cruise

For the first-time Europe traveler, a river cruise is an attractive option.<p>River cruising has been enjoying a recent surge in popularity, and it’s easy to understand why: Unpack your bags once and enjoy the changing scenery from your stateroom balcony as you sail through multiple countries and …

2017 Audi A4: The Best Connected Small Luxury Sedan For Business Travelers

I test a lot of vehicles – over 50 a year – so it takes quite a bit for a car to stand out from the pack. While testing the all-new 2017 Audi A4 Sedan, I was struck by how the car’s connected technology is uniquely geared to business travelers.<p>The business travel friendly features are part of the …

This Cocktail Was Once as Popular as the Martini. Then It Disappeared.

In the cocktail renaissance of the last decade, many classics have been exhumed, polished, and updated for modern palates. Some have taken hold and …

Wall Street CEO circulated this must-read 10-point guide for navigating this ‘confusing period’

Right now, the world might seem like a complete mess, with the fallout from the shocking Brexit decision, low interest rates, market volatility, …

Culture Shock You Might Experience on Your Trip to Italy

Some Italian lifestyle situations you likely will encounter during your trip to ItalyThe post Culture Shock You Might Experience on Your Trip to …

Easy Rosé Cocktails to Drink This Summer

While we love to drink rosé any time of year, there's something extra refreshing about a cool glass of something pink on a scorching hot day. This …

4 Genius Old-World Cleaning Tips You Need to Try

A new book reveals methods that have stood the test of time<p>Modern technology has brought us a lot of incredible household inventions, but sometimes looking to the past is the best way to find simple solutions to everyday problems. That’s exactly what Lucy Lethbridge did for her new book <i>Mind Your</i> …

The Venice Simplon Orient Express Will Tease Your Senses

Home » Food, Cigars & Drinks » The Venice Simplon Orient Express Will Tease Your Senses<p>The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, one of the …

The 3-day Military Diet – a Beginner's Guide

The military diet is currently one of the world’s most popular “diets.”<p>It is claimed to help you lose weight quickly, up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) in a …

14 Beautiful South Carolina Destinations To Visit Before You Die

Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places!