Leslie Rand

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My Life As a Psychopath

The word “psychopath,” like many words associated with mental and personality disorders, is used broadly, and often incorrectly — colloquially, we …

Psychology

Adult Depression Linked to Gene Alteration from Childhood Emotional Trauma

Findings from a new study may have implications in relation to early childhood interventions and later targeted pharmacotherapies for MDD.

The Brain

6 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Shoes More Comfortable, According to Podiatrists

Regardless of what kind of trip you’re heading on — a relaxing and quiet beach getaway or a week-long exploration of a few European cities — walking …

Shoes

The One Question You Should Always Ask Your Hotel Before You Arrive

You've booked your hotel room. You've booked your airfare. You've spent hours carefully crafting an itinerary for your week's adventures. Now …

Hospitality

If You Stand at Work All Day, You Need These Shoes in Your Life

Anyone who has a job that requires them to be on their feet all day knows that comfortable shoes are key—especially if you want to make it to the end …

Shoes

Beyond Haunted House: Fictional Houses in Novels that Jump off the Page

A Novel<p>Katharine Kilalea<p>Katharine Kilalea’s fascinating debut uses an extraordinary and somewhat terrifying home to both spur along and represent a concert pianist’s slow descent into madness. The Villa Savoye was built as a “machine for living;” its narrow windows, winding hallways, and rooms that …

Horror

New Study Reveals A Simple Mindset Hack That Can Help Keep Your Food Portions Under Control

We know that behavior change is hard, whether it involves diet or exercise or anything else. But sometimes deceptively simple hacks offer a quicker route to changing a behavior than first seems possible. A new brain imaging study presented this month at the <i>Annual Meeting of the Society for the</i> …

Brain Imaging

These 31 Shark Tank Products You Can Now Get On Amazon Are Total Brilliance

Everybody knows the basic premise of the hit TV show <i>Shark Tank</i> — a bunch of millionaire (and billionaire) investors listen to real people who have …

Cleaning

Everything You Need to Plan Your Belgium Beercation

7 minute Read<p>“In Italy, being a gondolier is a family tradition. In Belgium it’s brewing beer.”<p>Such is the introduction on the website for Belgian …

Catholicism

Successful bosses run their most effective meetings exactly like this

Once upon a time, I worked for a woman who was known as a star meeting facilitator. CEOs would call left and right, asking her to organize strategy …

CEOs

Lorena Bobbitt’s American Dream

Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt made tabloid headlines 25 years ago as a marital nightmare turned castration punch line. Though their paths have diverged—advocacy work for her; Frankenpenis for him—their enmeshed stories speak to ultra-current issues of gender politics and celebrity culture.<p>The case …

Fake News

11 Simple but Brilliant Tricks to Make Your Home Sparkle

For many of us, cleaning is the most boring task and the worst punishment in the world. Let’s be honest — many of us begin doing the housework only …

The ugly scandal that cancelled the Nobel prize

Sweden’s literary elite has been thrown into disarray by allegations of sexual harassment and corruption. By Andrew Brown<p>In the eyes of its members, there is no more important cultural institution in the world than the Swedish Academy. The members, who call themselves The Eighteen (always in …

Nobel Prize

If Beer is Fermented, Does That Make it a Gut-Friendly Probiotic?

Here are two facts:<p>Fermented food is good for you. (More on that in a minute.)<br>• Beer is a fermented food.<p>So it naturally follows that beer is good for …

Email your hotel with these secret questions before you arrive

Guidebooks, apps and online resources are great for figuring out a destination, but don’t forget that your hotel, hostel, vacation rental host or other accommodation provider can be a great source of local intel. I’ll often send a few questions in advance so I can get right to exploring where I’m …

Satanists Just Aren’t Scary Anymore

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 07.14.18.<p>Time of Publication: 8:50 am. 8:50 am<p>The new …

Why Do Some People Hate the Taste of Beer?

If the thought of sipping a beer is gag-inducing, you're not alone. But even if you're in good company, it begs the question: Why do some people hate …

Flavors

PostSecret exhibit turns Museum of Man into a confession booth

“I knew it was a mistake on the honeymoon.”<p>“I’m not sure I like all of my friends.”<p>“I took my boss’ reimbursement check out of internal email and …

Transform Your Upper Body With These 18 Strengthening Exercises

When it comes to women lifting weights, a common myth is that you'll get "bulky" or look "manly". According to a 2006 review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the benefits of weightlifting for men and women are: increased bone mass, lean muscle mass, improved cardiovascular fitness, …

Five Editors Reveal Their Favorite Combinations of Curly-Hair Products

Anyone with curly hair knows that it has a mind of its own. Some days, it's a mass of perfectly defined ringlets or coils on their best behavior. Other days, getting your curls to stay clumped together is like trying to get a toddler on a sugar high to stand still. Yup, curls can be pretty …

These 5 Exercises Will Help You Recharge After Sitting All Day Long

Glutes play an important role in protecting and supporting the lower back during many types of body movement, whether you're standing up, sitting …

Maximizing Credit Cards to Become Points-Rich Without Spending a Ton

There’s no question that it’s easy to amass a wealth of points and miles by using credit cards for all your spend. But what if you have low monthly …

The 50 best podcasts of 2018

<b>2 Dope Queens</b><br>Comedy panel hit<p>Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams’s podcast is a perfect storm of comedy and representation, with the two US comedians hanging out with their mostly female, often non-white and LGBT guests to chat “race, gender, sex, and other less serious topics”. Recorded in front …

Comedy

Before & After: A Vintage Florida Cottage and Garden Saved from the Landfill—on a $12,500 Budget

A few weeks ago a rare thing landed in our in-box: before-and-after photographs of a Florida cottage built in 1935. Before: decrepit, with a sagging …

5 Tips For Writing a Book People Will Actually Read (From a First Time Author)

My first book comes out this month. Here's what I learned.<p>I was sitting alone in a garage surrounded by packing boxes.<p>My usual morning routine, which started with coffee back then (and now is more about black tea), segued into a new idea for this column. I started writing about what it means to be …

30 Haunted Places to Visit Around the World

Grab your cameras and tape recorders, ghost hunters.<p>With the crisp fall air come the perfect conditions for visiting the scariest, spookiest and best …

Are ASMR Videos Good For You? Science Says There Are Legit Health Benefits To Listening To Them

Have you ever gotten goosebumps when someone whispered in your ear? Or experienced that chilling, brain-tingling sensation when listening to a white …

Neurology

7 Creepy British Documentaries That Will Leave You With Unanswered Questions

Morbid fascination is nothing new, but what is new is the growing obsession with all things creepy and grim, like true crime documentaries, podcasts, …

6554 People Agree: This Gripping True Crime Podcast Is the Next Serial

While psychological thriller books tend to steal the spotlight this time of year (what with summer reading and all), we're partial to true crime …

48 Life-Changing Products On Amazon That Work So Well Reviewers Say They Deserve 6 Stars

I love reading searingly honest product reviews. I know that sounds odd, but there's something gratifying when someone just tells it like it is, …