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There's a strategy for becoming a charismatic leader than anyone can use

Perhaps that's why a fair amount of research explores charismatic leadership, defined as "an attribution given by followers which focuses primarily on perceptions of inspiration."<p>One new study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, argues that leaders are most likely to exude charisma, …

Uber knows you're more likely to pay surge prices when your phone is dying

Dying phone batteries can lead to desperate measures when it comes to ordering an Uber.<p>The ride-hailing service has learned from its internal data …

What Mathematics Reveals About the Secret of Lasting Relationships and the Myth of Compromise

Why 37% is the magic number, what alien civilizations have to do with your soul mate, and how to master the “negativity threshold” ideal for Happily Ever After.<p>In his sublime definition of love, playwright Tom Stoppard painted the grand achievement of our emotional lives as “knowledge of each …

Mathematics

The 3 Questions That Will Help You Find Your Perfect Diet

Eat more fat. Stay away from carbs. Don’t eat this; don’t eat that.<p>You should practice intermittent fasting. You should eat six meals a day evenly …

Fitness

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday and emphasized the importance of a well-rounded education for every student in America. More, he acknowledged the vital role of the arts in rethinking education.<p>Under the new law, he …

Man leaves anonymous $1,000 tip for college-bound waitress

GUN BARREL CITY, Texas (AP) — A customer eating alone at a Texas restaurant left a big surprise behind for an 18-year-old waitress — a $1,000 …

Restaurants

Inside The (Not So) Secret World of Pandas

The following images were taken by Ami Vitale from Nov. 6, to Nov. 11, 2013 A captive bred baby panda sits in a baske<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ami Vitale<p>1 of</i> …

How to Wrap a Sandwich

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Wrap your sandwich like the gift that it is.</i><p>Your much-needed lunch break finally rolls around. But you open up your brown bag only to find that your …

Sandwiches

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Why I Won’t Go Shark Cage Diving

South Africa offers some of the very best scuba diving in the world, and in my opinion, any passionate diver should make it a priority to travel here and explore the extraordinary underwater landscapes on offer.<p>For example, diving the Aliwal Shoal is incomparable—nowhere else in the world will you …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Much Earlier Split for Neanderthals, Humans?

Study challenges thinking on last common ancestor of Neanderthals, humans.<p><b>In the ranks of prehistoric humans, Neanderthals were our closest relatives.</b><p>We were so close, in fact, that our species interbred with theirs. Tracing back our lineages, there must have been a last common ancestor of <i>Homo</i> …

Holder Tells Police to React Faster as Shooting Incidents Spike

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Attorney General Eric Holder's most urgent point in an address to a conference of police chiefs in …

6-Year-Old Girl Runs Half-Marathon in Under 3 Hours

Link to Media<p>Keelan Glass is amazing. That's as appropriate a word as any to describe a six-year-old girl who just completed her first half-marathon.<p>KTXS 12's Braid Blanks spoke with Keelan and her mother, Tracy, after the little girl's remarkable run at The Showdown Half Marathon in Dallas, where …

Marathons

Artistic Mom Turns Meals into Masterpieces

When Lee Samantha was pregnant with her second child, she began making food art in an effort to encourage her elder daughter to eat independently. If …

Processed Meat Reduces Male Fertility

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health have found that men who eat at least half a portion of processed meat a day—including bacon, hamburgers, sausage, and hot dogs—corrupt the size and shape of their sperm cells and reduce their fertility.<p>Scientists are not sure why this occurs, but …

Processed Meat

Autumn in the United States

See photos of autumn in the U.S., including maple trees and other fall leaves, in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

National Parks

The Bronx Riviera: life at the 'hood beach' – in pictures

The image of New York's Bronx has largely been defined by the urban blight of the late 1960s-80s, when arson, drug addiction and social neglect decimated many of its neighbourhoods. Wayne Lawrence began taking portraits of summer regulars on the Bronx's only beach, known as a 'hood beach', in 2005, …

These images show just how differently cats and humans see the world

Cats and humans have very different perspectives on the world, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, as these visualizations beautifully …

Pets

Dad Sends Kids Toys Into Outer Space, Films The Entire Trip

If you were lucky enough to have a childhood which involved firing plastic bottles into the air and pretending they were rockets, then consider your …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

Ice-T on Going Straight: 'I'm So Happy I'm Not in That Life'

Rapper-actor was in New York to honor Seymour Stein<p>When Seymour Stein was honored with the inaugural CBGB Icon Award this year, it was only right for …

Rap & Hip-Hop