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The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …

How I Know My Wife Married the “Wrong” Person

Originally posted on CROSS-SHAPED STUFF:<br>Photo Credit: Suni Danielle Photography Today my wife Lindsay and I celebrate our two year anniversary. Two …

5 Friends Nobody Needs and How to Manage Them (If You Must)

We've all got <b>that</b> friend. The person who no matter the situation will always find a way to turn it around to be about them instead of you.<p>The symptoms manifest themselves differently, but the common denominator is self-absorption. Sadly, family members are also guilty.<p>We also all have our days, …

10 Inspirational Quotes for 2014

Today's Top Stories<p>1<p>Is Meghan Markle Actually A Vegan?<p>2<p>6 Paxil Side Effects You Should Know<p>3<p>The Vegan 'Fake Meat' You'll Actually Want To Eat<p>4<p>Jazz Jennings Is 'Going To Have A Vagina' Soon<p>5<p>Are There Any Benefits To Personalized Vitamins?<p>Live by these mantras, and you’ll have one amazing year<p>Next9 …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

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Reduce Your Stress in Two Minutes a Day

Bill Rielly had it all: a degree from West Point, an executive position at Microsoft, strong faith, a great family life, and plenty of money. He even got along well with his in-laws! So why did he have so much stress and anxiety that he could barely sleep at night? I have worked with Bill for …

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Scare Tactics Don't Stop People From Using Drugs

Information about how terrible drugs and alcohol are for your health doesn't seem to be an effective deterrent, a new study says.<p>For years, anti-drug and anti-smoking ads have relied on scaring people about the potential health risks of substance abuse. These are smoker's lungs! This is your brain …

Facial Plastic Surgery Doesn't Make People More Attractive, Study Finds

This is the first time anybody has tried to quantify the beautifying effects of these procedures.<p>Do you get a refund if the product doesn't work as desired? A new study has found that those who get aesthetic facial plastic surgery, such as brow lifts and eyelid surgery, aren't rated as …

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

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These two psychological tricks will get people to do you favors

There are two well-established methods get what you want through roundabout ways. Both actually work in practical situations. What's the best way to …

Our medical schools must not become shills for big pharma

Most Canadians might be surprised to learn that medical students in Canada are routinely taught by faculty who have financial ties, and work in partnership, with drug companies. Conflict of interest (COI) policies at medical schools are important to ensure that students get an unbiased education …

Playing ‘Minecraft’ With the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset and the Virtuix Omni Treadmill

The creators of the Virtuix Omni multidirectional gaming treadmill demonstrate what it’s like to play multiplayer <i>Minecraft</i> using the Omni and the …

A Tablecloth and Play House In One

For years, kids have wanted to play house under the kitchen table, but thanks to Etsy seller CoolSpacesForKids, the game has never been easier or …

The Accessible Icon, A More Active Version of the Wheelchair Symbol

The Accessible Icon Project seeks to replace the International Symbol of Access, the ubiquitous symbol of a person in a wheelchair, with a …

The Importance of Teaching Mindfulness

A torrent of stimulation is just a click or touchscreen away, ensuring that even the slightest trace of boredom can be mitigated through constant …

4 Tips for Acing a Tough Conversation

When members of your team are being counterproductive, staging an intervention can be tough. Here's how to get the result you want.<p>You've got one confrontational and aggressive employee who is making it hard for your team to keep up productivity. It's getting worse by the day and you know you have …

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The Best Ways to Apologize When You Screw Up At Work or At Home

After promising your boss you would complete an important assignment on time, you realize you're behind and it's going to be late. You …

Scientific Studies Explain the Best Ways to Talk to Children

For most adults, talking to kids can be daunting. And not just in the "watch what you say" way but in the "they won't say anything to me" way. …

7 Ways to Make the Rest of 2013 Amazing

The year is halfway done. Are you on track to meet your year end goals? Here are some ways to make sure you blow through the finish line by December 31st.<p>The older I get, the faster time flies. A month seems to go by like a day. It's hard to fathom that half the year is gone and I am already busy …

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The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science.<p>However, according to psychologists such as Daniel …

The 80% Energy Rule: An Old Secret to Success

A hard-charging professional flames out and discovers a better way of working based on the wisdom of long-lived Japanese islanders.<p>Who’s your business role model? Whether you go for high tech gurus like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos or more down home exemplars of business greatness such as Henry Ford …

Salary Requirements: What to Say

<i>Hello! My name is J.T. O'Donnell and I'm the founder of CareerHMO.com - the Netflix of Career Improvement. If you enjoy reading the post below, I</i> …

What Inspiring Leaders Do

What do top executives want from their leaders? IBM recently asked this question of 1,700 CEOs in 64 countries. The three leadership traits that most mattered were the ability to focus intensely on customer needs, the ability to collaborate with colleagues — and the ability to inspire.<p>Our own …