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Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

‘Black Panther’: Why the relationship between Africans and black Americans is so messed up

By Larry Madowo and<p>Karen Attiah<p>Karen Attiah<p>Global Opinions editor, writing on international affairs and social issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p><b>WARNING: This post contains spoilers and discusses characters in Marvel’s “Black Panther.” I will feed you a nice Ghanaian jollof meal if you read further</i> …

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10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

7 ways to tell if someone is cheating on you

But if you're worried that your partner's fibbing extends into the important stuff, like happiness or fidelity, you might be wondering how to catch them in a lie.<p>Unfortunately, science can't tell you if your partner is sleeping around, but there are ways to spot when someone — especially a …

5 documentaries that will make you smarter about sex

While putting together my new book "The Sex Effect"— which examines hidden relationships between sex and culture — I came across a slew of compelling documentaries about sex and society.<p><b>Here are five great documentaries you need to watch to be smarter about sex:</b>

Let’s talk about intimacy – and why it makes for better love and sex

The key to a great relationship is more than physical – it’s about taking off the mask and really revealing yourself<p>Is there anything we still need to know about sex? Apparently, yes: and the missing ingredient is a gamechanger not just for individuals, but entire nations.<p>Sex has been centre-stage …

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How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

Social isolation kills, and in the process it makes it harder to reach out to others. A psychologist explains how to break the cycle.<p>“I’m clearly a textbook case of the silent majority of middle-aged men who won’t admit they’re starved for friendship, even if all signs point to the contrary,” wrote …

How to Be Mindful When You Are Angry

“Anger is a natural, life-affirming emotion. It lets us know when a boundary has been crossed, when our needs are not being met, or when someone we care about is in danger. But when misdirected, anger can harm our physical health and our relationships. Being mindful of anger means not suppressing, …

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5 Mental Biases That Are Keeping You Poor

Keys to overcoming these roadblocks to wealth.<p>Our brains are not naturally wired to make the kinds of decisions that lead to long-term financial …

Understanding Emotions and How to Process Them

The mental health of our society is far from ideal. Rates of stress, depression and anxiety are increasing.The data on college students is especially …

Massive Spray Paintings Turn Tagger Tools into Fine Art Ammo

Katharina Grosse's energetic paintings owe the tagger's aerosol bottle for its unique textures.<p>At first glance, each work in a series of color-filled and linearly-appealing artworks seem worked over by the nimblest brushstrokes, producing gauzy dashes that collapse into neat alignment. The true …

Church language may be hard. But God must transcend words | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

The Reformation got it wrong reducing God to the measure of available language. And we should resist this current drive to simplify the text of the liturgies too<p>It is 500 years since Martin Luther kicked off the Reformation by delivering his protest against indulgences, that religious scam of …

Research Again Finds That Talk Therapy Can Change The Brain

In the ongoing search to find effective treatments for mental health disorders, recent years have brought some interesting findings. One of the latest is from a new study in <i>Translational Psychiatry</i>, which suggests that people who have cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) have measurable changes in the …

How to be wiser

What is wisdom? And can you learn it?<p>Wisdom is something that’s hard to define and yet somehow we know it when we see it. The wise people stay calm in a crisis. They can step back and see the bigger picture. They’re thoughtful and self-reflective. They recognise the limits of their own knowledge, …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Barack Obama

Isabel Hardman: When my mind stopped working, I realised just how badly we treat mental health

A few years ago, a fellow political journalist asked me, quite sincerely, whether depression "really is an illness". In 2016, when I decided to speak out about the mental illness that had forced me off sick for two months, the reaction could not have been kinder or more enlightened. I was …

What Happened When I Went Off My Antidepressants

Many times, whether you really need it or not, taking medication can feel like giving in to a weakness.<p>According to the results of a recently published study, despite an increase in antidepressant prescriptions, treatment is rarely made available to those who need it the most. It goes on to reveal …

Hemingway on Writing, Knowledge, and the Dangers of Ego

<i>“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life,”</i> <b>Hemingway</b> proclaimed in his short and memorable 1954 Nobel acceptance speech. In <b>Death in the Afternoon</b> (<i>public library</i>) — Hemingway’s exquisite 1932 meditation on the tradition of bullfighting, “the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty” …

6 Personality Tests That Will Actually Help You Learn About Yourself

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our</i> <i>Hit Refresh</i> <i>series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Humans have a weird desire for self-awareness, even though …

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Gorgeous Watercolors Capture European Architecture in Dreamlike Washes

With fluid washes of watercolor, Sunga Park lends gentle fluidity to stony architecture. Her paintings convey gracefully blurred renditions of landmarks located around France, Croatia, Sweden, Hungary, and other international locales, with each one afforded just enough shape and sharp detail to be …

'London is most educated city in Europe'

<b>Where in Europe would you expect to find the highest concentration of graduates?</b><p>Would it be a particularly earnest quarter of Oslo? Or an erudite corner of Finland or Germany?<p>The answer - by a considerable distance - is London. In parts of London, more than two in three adults of working age, have …

A Harvard psychologist says too many people think about happiness all wrong

Generally speaking, trying hard is a great way to achieve most of what you want in life.<p>Put in more effort at work and your prospects for a promotion will almost definitely improve — at least more than they would if you simply accepted the status quo of being a slacker.<p>Date a lot of people and …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs. Suffice it to say, emotional intelligence is a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with …

UN Appoints LGBT Human Rights Watchdog

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Today's Artists Are Sick Of History Framing Women As Perfect

A new exhibition called "The Woman Destroyed" attempts to rip the ideal woman from art history's grip.<p>In art and in life, women have long been held to impossible standards of perfection.<p>Walk through the halls of any museum and you're sure to encounter classically rendered depictions of ladies -- …

The Difference Between Being Happy and Being High

Breaking down how we decide which kinds of pleasure are acceptable and which ones are not OK.<p>Many people think of drug use, or other potentially addictive experiences like gambling, as more profane than sacred. Chemical or virtual highs, a lot of us believe, are cheap substitutes for genuine …

Reconciling Life as a Christian who Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Michael Coren reflects on his coming out as pro-gay in his latest book.<p>Photo by Kei Umezawa from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.<p>In 2015, Michael Coren, a …