Leigh Paulson

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23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert

You might be a "quiet type" after all.<p>Think you can spot an introvert in a crowd? Think again. Although the stereotypical introvert may be the one at the party who’s hanging out alone by the food table fiddling with an iPhone, the “social butterfly” can just as easily have an introverted …

The 100 Most Astonishing Images of 2013

We post tons of great images on Gizmodo, from space to science to art to design. Here's a treasure trove of our very favorites that proves that 2013 …

Fight Belly Fat With This Boredom-Busting Interval Workout

While it's often overlooked at the gym, the exercise bike can help you burn tons of calories and tone your legs. When working out on a stationary …

What Can Atheism Learn From Religion?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Believers and Doubters.<p><b>About Alain de Botton's TEDTalk</b><p>What aspects of religion should atheists adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and …

Twenty-Five Freezer Meals That Don’t Require Any Cooking Ahead of Time

Here are 25 freezer meals that don’t require any cooking ahead of time. That’s right. NO COOKING. Simply combine the meats, vegetables, sauces and …

33 Meticulous Cleaning Tricks For The OCD Person Inside You

And if you don't follow these rules, your world will probably fall apart. Just kidding! But OCD or not, you can probably stand to get a little more thorough with your cleaning, while saving time in the long run.

7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living

<b>Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.</b> Cultivate that capacity for “negative capability.” We live in a culture where one of the greatest social disgraces is not having an opinion, so we often form our “opinions” based on superficial impressions or the borrowed ideas of …

How to Build a Happier Brain

A neuropsychological approach to happiness, by meeting core needs (safety, satisfaction, and connection) and training neurons to overcome a negativity bias<p>There is a motif, in fiction and in life, of people having wonderful things happen to them, but still ending up unhappy. We can adapt to …

How Antidepressants Affect Selfhood, Teenage Sexuality, and Our Quest for Personal Identity

<i>“Great art was born of great terrors, great loneliness, great inhibitions, instabilities, and it always balances them,”</i> Anaïs Nin famously wrote. But what if it doesn’t balance out? What if the emotional excess, believed to be essential to creativity, was of the negative and crippling kind? One …