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People are mesmerised by this snake's elegant movement along a fence

Snakes move in mysterious ways, but perhaps not always as mesmerisingly as this.<p>A video posted on the Facebook page of Bangor Vineyard Shed in …

Zoology

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (In a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

How to Save $1 Million for Retirement -- When You Have Nothing Saved by Age 50

Believe it or not, it can be done.<p>It's no secret that Americans on a whole are mostly unprepared for retirement -- but sadly, that includes those who …

Retirement

The Three Stumbling Blocks to a Solar-Powered Nation

Every hour, the sun bombards the Earth with enough light to satisfy our energy needs for a year, but there are barriers to our solar-energy future<p>As a fraction of our energy mix, renewables in general and solar power in particular are growing faster than ever. What seemed like an impossibility just …

Thomas Edison

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

The One Anti-Inflammatory Supplement You Should Start Taking In 2018 For Weight Loss, According To A Nutritionist

Happy New Year! We wish you an amaze 2018 and hope you meet all of your beautiful body goals. Here’s something you can add to your daily routine to …

18 Thought-Provoking Questions that Will Free Your Mind in 2018

The New Year means nothing if your mind is still boxed up in its comfort zone. You know this is true. Don’t live the same year 89 times and call it a …

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

Productivity

'Be a warrior, not a victim': An ex-SEAL's guide to surviving life's setbacks

I’ll never forget the devastating words of my doctor: “You’ll never be able to walk again.”<p>At first, I didn’t think I heard the doctor correctly. What 9-year-old boy could possibly imagine getting such devastating news? It was the look on the doctor’s face and the way my mother was squeezing my …

Motivation

Learn how to track your eating habits

Research suggests that one of the best ways to change unhealthy eating habits is to first keep track of them, which makes sense considering most of …

11 Hummus Recipes That Will Make You Ditch Store-Bought for Good

Let’s be honest: Making homemade hummus sounds hard. Or rather, it’s hard to make hummus that’s equally as good as store-bought versions. But that …

Healthy Eating

333 Weight Loss Tips That You'll Wish You Read Sooner

Totally doable advice from nutritionists, personal trainers, and people who have successfully lost weight and kept it off.

The 3 x 30 Workout Routine Is Perfect For People Who Can't Work Out Consistently

If you have a hard time exercising consistently, maybe you need to reframe your ideals around working out. One sub-par workout, for instance, is …

Bodyweight Exercise

Another taxpayer-funded energy company files for bankruptcy

A cutting-edge battery maker that received millions from taxpayers has become the latest government-backed energy firm to file for bankruptcy – reviving the controversy over how stimulus dollars were spent under the last administration.<p>Seven years after Aquion Energy received a $5.2 million …

Carnegie Mellon University

Social by the numbers graphic

At 4:45 in the morning, we’re off to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.<p>We drive quietly down the dark highway, neither of us wanting to voice our failure. In the distance, the grand peaks of Montana are a tiny, jagged line. The treasure chest evaded us. Will another set of seekers find it …

Brilliant tiny house features $500 DIY elevator bed built with free plans (Video)

The ethos of doing-it-yourself in a resourceful, space-saving way is at the root of the tiny house movement. That said, one of the most amazing …

Storage Ideas

How to Build a Resilient Mind

How to Build a Mind of Steel<p>5 steps to resiliency.<p>You’re already a resilience pro. In case you’ve forgotten, your track record proves it. Yet the …

Self-help

I learned more from 5 days without sugar than in 20 years of dieting

In 2015, I started trying to be more conscious of the way different foods make my body feel. I’ve always been anti-diet but like many women have fallen prey to popular diet fads at different times in my life. As time passed and I’ve become more aware of various forms of "food hangovers,” I decided …

Nutrition

The 5 Personality Traits That Make for a Better Life

There are many paths to a good life. Some are just more rigorously studied than others.<p>Across many years — and many peer-reviewed papers — psychology …

Psychology

How the 50/20/30 Rule Can Help You Budget

A monthly budget is one of those financial necessities that no one wants to think about, but everyone should. But figuring out how to allocate your …

Personal Finance

Benjamin Franklin's Daily Schedule For Productivity Was Rigorous

Benjamin Franklin didn't become one of history's greatest inventors just by sitting around. His daily schedule was pretty intense. This meticulous …

Time Management

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life

Here's how to know what your fundamental goals are--and keep them from conflicting with each other.<p>Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you …

Motivation

This new obesity theory will make you never want a donut again (but you probably can't resist)

Why are more than one-third of Americans obese? The popular belief is that they bite off more than they can chew — or, perhaps more scientifically …

Foods to beat inflammation

Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response that helps us heal. It’s what happens when you get a splinter and the whole area turns red and gets a bit puffy – that’s your immune system at work helping fight off any viruses or bacteria that might have gotten in, and that’s a good thing.<p>But …

Nutrition

This Toaster For Bacon Is Just What You Need Right Now

Maybe you’re groaning about Donald Trump’s speech, weeping over Michelle Obama’s last outfit, or still racking your brain as to WHY Kellyanne Conway chose to wear a bizarre coat of cats.<p>But no matter what ails you on this Inauguration Day, we’ve found the cure: This brilliant bacon grill. According …

Donald Trump

Lose weight without dieting: simple 10-minute game retrains brain to avoid junk food

A game which trains the brain to avoid unhealthy food such as cakes, biscuits and chocolate can lead to ‘pain free’ weight loss and cut energy intake by more than 200 calories a day, scientists have said.<p>Psychologists at the University of Exeter showed that less than ten minutes a day of ‘brain …

Holistic Medicine

Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video

For non-musicians, sheet music can look incomprehensible. Dots, wavy things, and doodles somehow equate to the written version of music. So how do we …

Conan O'Brien

Trying to lose weight? Eat lentils for lunch

Lentils get pretty a bad rap for their ‘gassy effects’, but it turns out the loading up on this beloved member of the pulse-family could actually …

A Clever Way to Bake Several Flavors of Chicken All at Once

While it’s good to have healthy homemade meals just a microwave beep away, eating the same flavors for days gets boring fast. The next time you pop …