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Six free ways to make yourself smarter in 2016

<b>1. The Science of Happiness</b><p><b>Offered by:</b> University of California, Berkeley<p><b>What</b>: The course provides a “basic overview of what researchers from …

7 Apps Every Writer Should Own

Like most writers I know, I have a fondness for paper and ink. Despite this, most of my work is done on a computer or tablet. Specifically on Apple …

Apps

A Hairstylist Gave A Bride With Cancer The Hair Of Her Dreams

This man proves angels are real.<p>In February, local station FOX 26 followed Anderson and Zimmerman as they met and discussed their plan for a wig for Zimmerman's October wedding.<p>At the time, Anderson had no idea how advanced Zimmerman's cancer really was.

Hairstyling

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

Jamaica's Marlon James wins Booker Prize for fiction

LONDON (AP) — Marlon James became the first Jamaican winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday with a vivid, violent, exuberant and …

Books

Japan's Animation Blu-ray Disc Ranking, October 5-11

Fate/stay night sells 32,806, followed by DBZ F film, Uta-Pri Revolutions, Love Live!, Beyond the Boundary<p>Love Live! μ's Go->Go! Love Live! 2015 …

On the Road with Paul Theroux: Photographs and Words from His New Book

In Deep South, Paul Theroux takes the back roads of the South with photographer Steve McCurry.<p>Road Candy: Traveling in America<p>Most travel narratives, perhaps all of them, even the classics, describe the miseries and splendors of going from one remote place to another. The quest, the getting there, …

Books

10 extraordinarily useful Japanese phrases for travelers

Not knowing the language of a country can discourage you from visiting — it’s scary and frustrating not to be able to understand or be understood. …

31 Times Japan Was Beautiful And Delicious And Holiday Goals

*Sees cherry blossoms in bloom. Runs to airport.*

Japan

Japan's 'Golden Bolt' sets 100m world record in centenarian race

Hidekichi Miyazaki, dubbed "Golden Bolt" after the fastest man on the planet, clocked 42.22 seconds in Kyoto to set a 100 metres world record in the over-105 age category -- one for which no mark previously existed -- a day after reaching the milestone age.<p>"I'm not happy with the time," the …

16 culture shocks every American will experience in Japan

1. Unquestioned conformity<p>Americans have the saying, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” (Stand out and you’ll get what you want.) Japan’s response …

Japan

U.N. report: Sex exploitation by peacekeepers persists unacceptably

<b>(CNN) —</b> They are supposed to bring peace, stability and hope.<p>But too often, according to a U.N. report, international peacekeepers bring other things entirely -- sexual exploitation, the misuse of power and the abuse of children.<p>The report, issued last week, says that while the violations have …

United Nations

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ could expand popular understanding of human emotions

Drawing on real neuroscience and the latest psychological research, <i>Inside Out</i> goes where no animated film has gone before: Deep inside the workings of a young girl's mind.<p>The much anticipated Pixar release, the studio's first in two years, bills itself as "a major emotion picture." Opening Friday, …

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …

Crying rooms in Japan are real and they're spectacular

Japan has given us a lot over the years. Karaoke, emoji, anime, Nintendo. Crying rooms.<p>Wait, crying rooms?<p>Yeah, apparently this is a new thing in …

Paul Foot on Toussaint L'Ouverture and the great Haitian slave revolt

Who abolished slavery? Children are taught in school that the Tory MP and factory owner William Wilberforce did in the 19th century.<p>Does Wilberforce …

The Personality Types That Make The Highest (And Lowest) Salaries

Introverts, brace yourselves.<p>There are many factors that contribute to the amount of money you make — privilege, ambition, experience, field, …

Psychology

The Scary Way Your Cat Could Be Changing Your Personality

<b>How Toxoplasmosis Affects Your Mood</b><br>When the parasites get in your body (leading to an infection called toxoplasmosis), they like to hang out in your brain and actually change your behavior, says Philip Tierno, Jr., Ph.D., director of clinical microbiology and immunology at New York University's …