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20 Profound Ways to Instantly Reduce Your Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

30 Cover Letter Rules You Didn't Even Know You Were Breaking

Let’s state this up front: Cover letters are confusing. Even the name is odd, sounding way more pen-and-paper than it is in actuality. But despite …

NASA cuts live feed from ISS after ‘UFO’ spotted

Keen space observer Streetcap1, who has almost 40,000 subscribers on YouTube, claims some sort of otherworldly object can be seen flying near the ISS …

Here are the top jobs in the next decade

Are you a job seeker looking to play a very ambitious long game?<p>While the automation potential of many jobs today is undoubtedly high, we also know that technology is going to create many new positions that we never could have imagined.<p>Instead of fighting automation, the enterprising job seeker …

4 things to do when asking for a raise - and 2 you should never do

Hoping for a raise this year? Read these 4 things you should do when asking for a raise.<p>Asking for a raise can be awkward and uncomfortable. That may …

Employment

Ten Things You Shouldn't Have To Do To Get Hired

Few if any job-seekers have the expectation that a job search should be a simple affair, but job-seekers are almost always taken aback when they realize how complicated and tedious a modern-day job search really is.<p>It’s not their fault that job-hunting has become a painful slog for too many people. …

Employment

How to Tell the Difference Between Sadness, Grief, and Depression

We all know what it’s like to feel sad. Sadness is a standard human emotion. It looks different for different people and in different situations, but …

19 signs you're a functioning adult — even if it doesn't feel like it

But fear not! There are plenty of ways to know if you're a real, live adult — beyond the fact that you've stopped growing and found a gray hair on your head.<p>We've rounded up 19 non-obvious signs that you're no longer a kid, based on the Quora thread "What are some of the most useful skills to …

11 Fascinating Books on Harvard Business School’s Required Reading List

<i>Editor’s Note: This</i> <i>post</i> <i>originally appeared on</i> <i>HubSpot’s Marketing Blog</i><i>.</i><p>There’s no better time to revamp your reading list than summer. The question is …

Leadership

Not an Oxymoron — Marijuana and Intelligence

So I’m sure we have all known a “brain-dead stoner” or two, but for as many of those types out there, there are also the opposite: the highly …

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Dutchman Flies to China to Meet Online Girlfriend, Spends 10 Days in Airport Waiting for Her

41-year-old Peter Cirk, from Holland, was recently hospitalized after spending 10 days at Changsha Airport, China, hoping to meet a Chinese girl he …

Don't believe these 10 common psychology myths

This intuition fuels a "folk psychology" that sometimes overlaps with findings from scientific psychology, but often does not.<p>Some erroneous psychological intuitions are particularly widely believed among the public and are stubbornly persistent. This post is about 10 of these myths or …

What to Eat for a Healthier, Happier Brain

Certain nutrients can significantly boost cognitive function.<p>Everyone knows that what you eat can have a profound effect on the health of your body. We also all know that our brains are a part of our bodies. But yet few of us think much about how our diets affect our mood and thinking beyond …

Good Ol' C Tops the IEEE's 2016 Programming Language Ranking

It's like concrete winning a contest of building materials.<p>I'll be honest—part of why I love C programming is because it's sort of the antithesis of how every way cooler programming language works.<p>C code is an often rigid world of semicolons and curly braces and memory management. You can really …

You Need to Try Orgasmic Meditation — Here's Why

Take responsibility for your orgasm and you just might feel more confident in all other aspects of your life.<p>"Orgasmic meditation" sounds New Age-y, but this super-focused practice of getting to the big O with your partner could be secret to not just a happier relationship, but a happier life. OM …

Meditation

Here's the age you peak at everything throughout life

Life doesn't come with a road map. But that hasn't stopped scientists from wanting to build one.<p>A range of studies examine how our physical and mental traits, ranging from attractiveness to smarts, change as people rack up birthdays.<p>The best news is that no matter how old you are right now, there's …

Alcohol is a direct cause of seven ​​forms of cancer, finds study

Alcohol causes seven forms of cancer, and people consuming even low to moderate amounts are at risk, according to new analysis.<p>Health experts endorsed the findings and said they showed that ministers should initiate more education campaigns in order to tackle widespread public ignorance about how …

Cancer

The Simple Brain Trick That Will Transform Your Memory

Where apps and calendar reminders fail, this method has been proven to help you remember all those little things.<p>If you use alerts on your phone or sticky notes on your desk to remind yourself to complete a task, researchers have found an easier, more effective way to trigger your memory . . . and …

25 American classics everyone should read at least once

Miriam Tuliao, the assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read. From John Steinbeck's masterpiece to Jack Kerouac's "On the Road," these 25 titles are worth your time.<p><i>Do you think another</i> …

Literature

How to do the most work in the shortest time

We are designed by evolution to be busy. That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an ever-growing range of tempting distractions. Which is why it is so baffling that Paris has been identified as the city with the shortest …

Time Management

Stop Doing Low-Value Work

In the past, time management experts would recommend that you divide up your work into A tasks, B tasks, and C tasks. The concept was to do the A tasks first, then the B tasks, then the C tasks, when you can get to them. If priorities changed, you just changed the order of your As, Bs, and Cs. …

15 Steps I Took to Successfully Reinvent Myself After Losing Everything

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because everything in your life is running smoothly right now doesn’t mean that that’s going to last. You may dream of starting a new business. You could move across the country. You fall in and out of love. You lose a loved one.<p>In …

How exercise affects your brain

Exercise is clearly good for our bodies, but the benefits of a good workout go far beyond the physical.<p>Along with a lower resting heart rate, decreased disease risk, and improved endurance (plus much more), physical activity offers huge mental and psychological benefits.<p>Really, working out is the …

Exercise

Meet Uber's first self-driving car

It's a Ford Fusion hybrid<p>Uber has finally released the first official photo of the self-driving cars that it is testing on the streets of Pittsburgh, almost a year to the day since reporters in that city first spotted an earlier prototype. The car, a hybrid Ford Fusion, is collecting mapping data …

Autonomous Cars

The Best Beaches In The World

27 reasons to drop everything and book your summer vacation now.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South …

13 Etiquette Strategies to Ace a Job Interview | Inc.com

You nailed every interview question. You asked the right questions. You are the kind of job candidate who truly cares. Your handshake was firm--you were conscious of body language, knowing nonverbal cues "communicate your credibility and intentions."<p>Your skills were a perfect fit for the position. …

Employment

You'll Need These Skills to Get Your Next Job

Applying for a job doesn't have to be a shot in the dark. If you know what skills you need to catch a hiring manager's eye, you'll have a real leg up on the competition. And luckily, a new analysis can tell you just what those skills should be.<p>WayUp, an online job marketplace aimed at college …