Kurtis Marriott

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The 10 Most Engaging Conversation Topics, According To Hinge Data

Dating, hook up, and relationship apps and websites are mainstream these days, with more people using them for all sorts of different purposes. And …

I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Happiness

How to (actually) find your purpose

You know what I don’t like? <b>Advice that doesn’t come with instruction</b>.<p>For instance, “leadership gurus” often say, “You must do the work you’re …

How can we save men from depression and halt the suicide epidemic? Here's my six-point plan

Almost three years ago now, I wrote a raw and heartfelt clarion call for Telegraph Men, reflecting on the tragic suicide of my mate Nobby. Entitled ‘Why does no one care when boys fail at school and middle-aged men kill themselves?’ it became the most-shared article I’ve ever written …

A robot can build this $10,000 house within 12 hours — take a look inside

Building a house by hand can be both time-consuming and costly — so some homebuilders are now automating part of the construction process.<p>The homebuilding startup ICON uses a 3D-printing robot that can make parts for houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of a 650-square-foot …

El Salvador

As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends 'Rethinking Infidelity'

Couples therapist Esther Perel is an expert in cheating. She's spent the past six years of her career focusing on couples who are dealing with infidelity — and she's heard a lot of stories.<p>"It's never been easier to cheat — and it's never been more difficult to keep a secret," she says. "The …

TED Talks

Arianna Huffington says she became successful after she started doing 4 simple things every day

Billionaire Arianna Huffington is a very busy woman. She co-founded the media company Huffington Post before launching the wellness site Thrive …

So, You've Created a Website: Now, What?

Even if your content is amazing, and your offers competitive, you still have to promote your brand. Here are eight ways how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s almost 2018, and all the years (so far) that we've enjoyed web-based technology have produced an abundance of …

Marketing

'This beautiful profession has been transformed into a beast that is damaging mental health. Who will break the spell?'

While recently watching the Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast, a metaphor for the current state of our education system came to mind.<p>You may know …

8 Bad Relationship Habits You Need To Kick Before Getting Married

Don't walk down the aisle without reading this first.<p>When you’ve been dating someone for a while, it’s easy to form bad relationship habits, which, if left unchecked, have the power to crack the very foundation of your partnership.<p>We asked therapists, psychologists, professors and other …

Relationships

16 Questions To Ask On A First Date, According To Marriage Therapists

Do you make your bed in the morning?<p>If you’re an introvert ― or just hate small talk ― few things are more stress-inducing than a first date. Keeping conversation flowing freely is no easy feat.<p>To help you figure out what to talk about ahead of time, we asked therapists and psychologists who work …

How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think (and Be Successful Anyway)

Here's how to regain control over your life.<p><i>I have just realized that my anxiety in life stems from being needy for approval and external validation. How do I begin to correct this? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

Self-help

In Case You Were Wondering: A Sex Therapist Shares the 7 Most Asked Questions

Sex is hardly as taboo as it once was, but for many couples, talking about their wants and needs can still be awkward or uncomfortable. "If you can't …

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

5 First Date Conversation Topics You Should Absolutely Cover Before Agreeing To A Second Date

First dates are a little bit like going on a college tour. You get to see the glossy, brochure version of a person's life without committing to ever …

SpaceX rocket comes in for a fiery but successful landing after launching satellite

There will come a day when SpaceX landing a rocket back on Earth after launching a payload to space isn't a news story, but today is not that day.<p>A …

I’m in a long-term relationship and have lost all interest in sex

At first, I was easily turned on and adventurous but that has changed. My boyfriend is understanding and patient, but I feel guilty<p><b>My issue is that in long-term relationships I lose all interest in sex. I’m great when I first meet someone: very interested, initiate sex, easily turned on and</b> …

Boys not learning how to handle rejection has dangerous consequences

Unfortunately, there’s never a shortage of examples of men displaying their inability to accept a woman telling them “no” and move on.<p>These range from the creepy: the man who won’t stop playing the piano in the park until his girlfriend of four months takes him back, to the deadly: the Texas man …

Psychology

Want to Lower Your Anxiety and Get Better Sleep? Science Says to Do This Nightly (You Can Do It in Your Sleep)

Hard data backs up a new kind of security blanket.<p>We live in anxious times.<p>Political unrest, aggressive storms exacerbated by climate change, and uncertainty about the future are just a few reasons why 70% of Americans struggle to fall asleep at least one night per week. Maybe you're one of them. …

How to tell the difference between lust and love

Figure out if it's the real deal, or just mad sexual chemistry.<p>If you're currently dating someone but just can't figure out whether you're actually compatible, or if it’s just butt loads of sexual chemistry, it can be a bloody confusing time.<p>Matchmaker and heartbreak coach Sarah Louise Ryan …

Relationships

An 'ambivalent friend' is one of the most toxic relationships you can have

<i>Take a quiz to find out if you're in an ambivalent friendship here.</i><p>You might not realize it, but ambivalent relationships are more toxic than toxic ones. Wait what? I know what you're thinking, but let me explain:<p>This is some serious science: Psychologist Bert Uchino found that the more ambivalent …

Relationships

What if tech tried to be healing instead of just addictive? | Rohan GunatillakeWhat

Whether you are a giant global platform or a hip new startup, the most important first step in your business plan should be to care about mental wellbeing<p>Despite the growing research into the negative impact that screen-based technologies can have on wellbeing, the trick the tech sector people have …

Mental Health

How the cloud has changed education and training

A few years ago, the cloud was a promise to reduce costs of IT and improve flexibility and scaling by providing on-demand computing, storage and services to every organization.<p>Today, the cloud is a ubiquity we take for granted. We expect every file, every service and digital asset we have to be …

Higher Education

Corndogging: World Tour Pros scoff at high-performance eco board

Despite evidence that it’s lighter, stronger, more maneuverable and a great source of protein<p><b>Palo Alto, Calif.--</b>Silicon Valley startup Söycraft …

‘We Have to Have a Massive Revolution in Public Education in the United States’

The Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says improving schools is the way to open the middle class up to more black and white Americans.<p>Over the last four decades, the percentage of Americans who are solidly in the middle class has shrunk, from 61 to 50 percent, according to the Pew Research …

Income Inequality

WATCH: John Oliver Calling Out Anti-Vaxxers Is an Absolute Must See

This is so satisfying.<p>John Oliver summed up the problem with the anti-vaccine movement on "Last Week Tonight" in one line:<p>"Opportunistic quacks …

Use heartbreak as the best motivation to better yourself.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) I now understand.<p>When you enter into some form of commitment or near commitment with a significant …

The 6 Heaviest Waves I’ve Ever Shot

<i>Note: These photos and each of their awesome stories have been shared with us by the talented Russell Ord. Check out his new film, One Shot on Vimeo.</i> …

7 secrets to a lasting relationship from the hugely popular 'Marriage 101' class

<i>Professor Alexandra Solomon teaches the most popular course at Northwestern University — Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101. The class and the wait list fill up on the first day of registration and the course receives media attention from around the world. Here, Solomon shares</i> …