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13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

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Association of dietary, circulating, and supplement fatty acids with coronary risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis - PubMed Health - National Library of Medicine - PubMed Health

CRD summary<p>This large review concluded that the evidence did not clearly support guidelines that encouraged high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty …

Are any foods safe to eat anymore? Here’s the truth

Is bacon really as bad for you as cigarettes? Will coffee give you a heart attack? Do wheat-eaters suffer “brain fog”? BBC Future examines the foods, the fears – and the facts.<p>Food was once seen as a source of sustenance and pleasure. Today, the dinner table can instead begin to feel like a …

9 Types of Mnemonics for Better Memory

<b>Music Mnemonics</b><p>How many lyrics to songs do you remember? How did you come to remember them? The same method you used to recall song lyrics also can …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Hunter Gatherers

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

How Hope Can Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

There’s a scientific reason to have hope<p>Everyone says “have hope.” Is that just silly pollyanna optimism?<p>No. Actually there’s a science to hope.<p>Via …

The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness

Martin Seligman is a larger than life character. Some call him the "father" of positive psychology. This is perhaps an exaggeration, given that multiple psychologists were already hard at work researching the problem of well-being before he came onto the stage.<p>Nonetheless, he is perhaps the most …

Et teoretisk paradis for planlegging - HiOA

<i>av Jan-Tore Berghei, kommunikasjonsansvarlig, 4.6.2015</i><p>NIBR og prosjektet «Evalueringen av plandelen av plan- og bygningsloven 2008 (EVAPLAN2008)» …

The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best pictures from around the world this weekend, including the start of Hillary Clinton’s election campaign and Dave Grohl’s broken leg

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Google Launches Tool To Help You Decide Which Android Phone To Buy

Deciding which Android smartphone to buy can be a challenge since there are so many options. That’s why Google launched a new tool called “Which Phone.” By answering a few questions about how you want to use the Android phone, Google will recommend a model that is right for you.<p>The “Which Phone” …

From Depression to Happiness: The 4 Steps That Helped to Change My Life

I always thought happy people were fakers.<p>Growing up with clinical depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), I never knew what it was like …

Happiness

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Everyday in the media and social media I hear about happiness.<p>Happiness Projects,<br>Happiness Quotients,<br>Happiness Index,<br>Gross National Happiness,<br>polls, …

The most important new features coming to your iPhone that Apple didn't tell you about

Big changes include an improved version of Siri, an iPad split-screen mode, and new Maps features.<p>But there are tons of tidbits Apple didn't mention. Now that developers with early access to the trial version have played with it, here are some other key features.<p><i>(These are based on the iOS 9 beta</i> …

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Keeping a diary of what lifts our mood means we can learn how to cheer ourselves up

The secret to being happy... keep a diary: Taking note of what lifts our mood means we can learn how to cheer ourselves up<p><b>Author Dr Stefan Klein says</b> …

Families with three or more children are the happiest, report reveals

The key to a happy life has been revealed – having three or more children.<p>An annual happiness report published by Eurostat, which looks at life …

How To Be Happy & Successful

Some of us feel like we were just made to do something more with our lives. Some of us know what that something is. But some don’t. It took me a while (a few years actually) to figure out what my mission is in life. And it took my good friend, Marie Forleo, a few years as well. But what is …

These Are the Best Calling Apps for Travelers

Because it’s simply not efficient to snail-mail these days. In four years of living abroad, I’ve learned that maintaining relationships across …

Nest gets into the home security game with the Nest Cam

The legacy of Dropcam lives on<p>It's been almost a year to the day since Nest purchased Dropcam for $555 million, and today we're seeing the first real fruits of that acquisition. At an event in San Francisco this morning, Nest unveiled the new Nest Cam — a home security and monitoring device that …

Building the face of a criminal from DNA

<b>The face of a killer constructed from DNA left at the scene of a crime: it sounds like science fiction. But revealing the face of a criminal based on their genes may be closer than we think.</b><p>Today scientists are using genetic markers from DNA to build up a picture of an offender's face, a process …

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In the Internet Age, We All Live in a Culture of Outrage

Virtual morality is to actual virtue what sexting is to actual fucking.<p>On the internet, you are the judge, jury, and executioner, and you can enact your verdict with a single click. As this week's frenzied uproar on social media surrounding Lithuanian house producer Ten Walls' idiotic comments …

Cultural Appropriation

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>While …

Rachel Dolezal

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Canon announces the PowerShot G3 X

A capable compact for people with money to burn<p>It's been years since Canon dominated the high-end compact market. Back then — before companies like Fujifilm and Sony flooded the market with excellent options near or under $1,000, and shooting with your phone wasn't really an option — Canon's …

What Is Happiness - A Simple Life

In “A simple life…” a blog post from Life of an ordinary Aussie woman the author, Melanie Baker challenges her readers to consider if we live a …