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Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Is it really a mistake to claim benefits early?<p>Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement …

Retirement

Why I'm So Proud Meghan Markle Made The Royal Wedding Unapologetically Black

My father is Black, and my mother is Puerto Rican. As a biracial woman, I'm very familiar with questions like, "What are you?" "But what do you</i> …

Royal Weddings

One Day in Texas, Two Different Responses to Our Confederate Legacy

On April 26, citing its intent to celebrate the history and culture of the region, the Panola County Commissioner’s Court celebrated Confederate …

Black History

This one principle will change how you see yourself

“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson<p><b>You are not special.</b><p>Don’t feel sad about it though; it’s not just …

Luke Skywalker

This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming

The discovery of genes that are linked to the crippling condition throws up exciting new possibilities for its successful treatment<p>Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The …

Genetics

THE TITANIC'S ONLY BLACK FAMILY.

31 Inconvenient Career Truths

We career counselors and coaches are too often guilty of puffing our clients. We feel it’s wiser, or at least more comfortable, to err on the side of …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

She took her daughter to see Michelle Obama’s portrait. Now they need a publicist.

Jessica Curry is still processing. The mom of two, whose daughter Parker became an online sensation after a photo of the toddler — awestruck by Michelle Obama’s portrait — went very, very viral, has spent the past two weeks juggling juice boxes and giant expectations.<p>“When I go into my phone and I …

Michelle Obama

Introverts are Natural Disruptors—Here’s Why | Heleo

“Introverts are uniquely suited to disruption because they’re comfortable playing where other people aren’t.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>The creative power</i> …

Self-improvement

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Today, Do That One Thing You’ve Been Putting Off

<i>Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. The editor, Tim Herrera, emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get it in your inbox.</i><p>Like any modern office worker, my inbox every so often becomes an unwieldy mess of unanswered emails, half-written …

Yale's Most Popular Class Teaches You How to Be Happy (You Can Take It Online)

The concept of happiness is one that entices most people. So much time is spent chasing this fleeting feeling, yet what does anyone really know about …

The Simplest Form of Meditation is Also Highly Effective

Transcendental meditation, also known as TM for short, is a simple and effective form of meditation that is shown by research to be quite effective …

Beware, the IRS is looking for these red flags this tax season

Filing taxes can be complicated, but a simple mistake or a slight exaggeration could warrant an audit from the Internal Revenue Service.<p>Here’s how …

You Won't Believe What a Roth IRA Can Do for You

Don't assume that annual $5,500 contributions won't amount to much. They can grow to surprising sums -- like $500,000 or more.<p>Compare the maximum …

Pictures Reveal the Isolated Lives of Japan’s Social Recluses

A photographer explores the hidden world of the hikikomori, and the human bonds that draw them out.<p>In Japan, observes photographer Maika Elan, “there are always two sides that oppose one another. It is both modern and traditional, bustling and very lonely. Restaurants and bars are always full, but …

Japan

Just When You Thought That Martin Luther King Jr. Truck Commercial Couldn’t Get Any Worse, It Gets So Much Worse

I hope Ram Trucks is a big believer in the old adage, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” because they sure are getting a lot of it. The …

How a Person Uses Language Can Be a Clear Sign of Depression Symptoms

Here's what you need to know.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. …

Mental Health

Five Signs You’re at Risk of Living a Mediocre Life

<i>A mediocre life is one in which you put forth a mediocre effort.</i><p>In the Bible myth, Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden, condemned to …

Pictures of the Week 2.1.18

Outdoors

28 Days, 28 Films for Black History Month

Our chief film critics have chosen essential movies from the 20th century that convey the larger history of black Americans in cinema.

Black History

This Sample Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Will Help You Live Longer

The Mediterranean diet has consistently been lauded as one of the healthiest diets, with a long list of proven health benefits and a reputation for …

20 early warning signs that cancer is growing in your body

A quick note from our founders<p><b>Have you been curious about the Ketogenic Diet? You're not alone!</b><p>Going "Keto" has helped so many of our friends drop …

The Republican Grovelling at the White House Was an Alarm Call for 2018

A lot of unusual and disturbing things have happened in Washington this year. Yet for sheer bizarreness, it’s hard to think of anything that matched the scene on Wednesday afternoon on the South Lawn of the White House, where Republican leaders, celebrating the passage of their terrible tax bill, …

Loneliness seems to damage health, triggering inflammation and neurological changes

Loneliness can tank your mood, but can it affect your health, too?<p>All signs point to yes.<p>It turns out that feeling lonely can do more than make you sad: It can predict the way your body will respond to and bounce back from various health challenges. Lonely people are more likely to get sick, and …

The Best Teams Build Up Accountability With Each Other (But Not in the Way You Think) | Inc.com

Practicing accountability while working on teams is critical to any team's success. Team experts like Patrick Lencioni, Thomas Kayser, and John Maxwell all list accountability as one of the top traits of high-performance teams. Making sure that people are delivering on their commitments is …

Self-improvement