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The 12 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

13 Albert Einstein Quotes That'll Show you What Genius Is

Everybody knows the name Albert Einstein. A German physicist born in 1879, Einstein is responsible for the theory of relativity, which has something …

Albert Einstein

Full Moon Lamp Provides Mystical Glow to Set Tranquil Mood

Illuminate your space and mind by incorporating the beauty of the natural world into your home. Acorn Studio, a Taiwan-based company, is helping to do just that with <i>Luna</i>, their Indiegogo-funded series of full moon lamps that bring an element of magic to interior design. This serene decor casts away …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Mastering the Art of Authenticity

More than just being yourself, mastering authenticity is about being self-aware, having clear values, understanding the motivators that drive you and putting all of this into the proper context.<p>Last week, I explored the topic of "The Big Bounce-Back: How to Flourish After Adversity" with Dr. Rachel …

Leadership

21 signs you're mentally stronger than average

It is the daily practice of pushing yourself to grow stronger, maintaining realistic optimism, and setting healthy boundaries. Mentally strong people don't do things like waste time feeling sorry for themselves or give away their power to other people.<p>How do you know where you fall on the spectrum? …

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How to start an interesting conversation with anyone

Stop making people think and start making them feel.Gvahim/Flickr<i>How can I start an interesting conversation?​ originally appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are republishing an answer from Julian Reisinger, founder of Love Life Solved.</i><p>The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or …

14 Ways Positive People Separate Themselves From Negative Energy

Negative energy can be found almost everywhere. There are people complaining about life constantly, practicing bad habits and bringing you down. The …

Scientifically proven ways to make your weekend happier

News flash: research finds that people are generally happier on weekends than weekdays. However, some weekends — even a long holiday weekend, like …

2 Ways You Can Start Having Better, More Interesting Conversations

The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or politics, or sports; they are about emotions. Advertisers have known that for decades and use it to sell more product.<p><i>How Can I Start An Interesting Conversation? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Julian</b> …

Horseback Riding

This illustrator is raising mental health awareness by drawing conditions as monsters

LONDON – A UK-based illustrator is creating a series of drawings that aim to raise mental health awareness – by depicting different disorders and …

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – and it did not shift for the best part of three years.<p>“It was a feeling of being fundamentally wrong in your own body,” Charlton says, attempting to describe what has …

Mental Health

8 Ways to Live the Life You Want

It's up to you to make your life meaningful and interesting.<p><i>How Can You Live An Interesting Life? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Shikhar Agarwal, CS’12 IITian exploring the road less traveled, on Quora:</b><p>These are some of the measures, <i>tried and tested</i>, that I …

Work-life Balance

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

10 Crazy Paradoxes That Will Blow Your Mind

David K. William<p>Read full profile<p>A paradox is a premise that contradicts itself. It’s a situation that seems to defy logic by producing an …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Reminding myself of these 3 inspiring quotes is having a huge effect on my life

iStock<p>Mindfulness meditation has become an invaluable part of my life.<p>I'm only about 5 months into my own meditation practice, and while I can still …

10 Steps to Becoming a Burger Expert

<i>Our definitive guide to burgers—for now, and to carry you well through tailgating season.</i><p>Burgers are easy: Just buy a patty at the store, grill it, and serve. But great burgers—those juicy, you-still-remember-them-from-the-summer-of-'09 burgers—require some more expertise. Enter Jamie Schweid of …

8 Habits Everyone Should Take Up In Their 30s

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

12 Hidden Gifts of Not Pursuing Happiness

<i>“We need much less than we think we need.” —Maya Angelou</i><p>Life is difficult.<p>And so it is only natural for you as a human to gravitate towards happiness.<p>…

Happiness

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

The 8 Most Charming Places to Stay on Your Cuban Vacation

The U.S. flag is now flying again at the embassy in Cuba, which means that easily traveling there from America is becoming more of a reality. While flights will become more readily available in the near future, hotel options are not so prevalent—a complete Havana itinerary isn’t going to be …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Astronauts in space have captured a rare image of a giant red sprite

An astronaut took a beautiful photo of Earth at night, below, while flying over Central America in the International Space Station.<p>The moon is in the upper left, and a massive thunderstorm off to the right.<p>But there's something weird lurking in this image, captured on August 10.<p>Can you spot it?<p>Upon …

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

7 Reasons Your Diet Isn't Working

Steven Macari, nutritionist and founder of the SLVRBK mat, explains why getting all of the micronutrients you need may be the key you're missing.<p>All living things need nutrition. Plants get nutrition from the soil, animals get nutrition from plants and (other animals) and most humans get nutrition …

Nutrition