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Test Yourself: Psychologists Created a Quiz to Define Your Sense of Humor

In 1979, a New York <i>Post</i> editor by the name of Norman Cousins published a memoir called <i>Anatomy of an Illness</i>. The book, which described how Cousins …

These 10 companies control everything you buy

These companies — Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez — each employ thousands and make billions of dollars in revenue every year.<p>In an effort to push these companies to make positive changes — and for customers to …

General Mills

The Pot-Belly of Ignorance

What you eat makes a huge difference in how optimally your body operates. And what you spend time reading and learning equally affects how …

This 10-Minute TED Talk Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

Need to give a great presentation? Here are 10 tips from a marvelous TED talk on--what else?--communication.<p>Think back to the last time you were mesmerized by a magnificent public speaker.<p>What went through your mind? Did you think, "Wow, I wish I could give presentations like that. I'd love to be …

The best crime novels of 2018 (so far)

Our critic rounds up the best Crime Fiction offerings of the year so far, from the latest Bernie Gunther novel to an international bestseller by South Korea's most popular Crime writer<p><b>Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (Faber) ★★★★☆</b><p>The French, having given the world the concept of the au pair, now seem …

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

If you're going to ask someone for a favor, be sure to use the word because and give the person a reason to fulfill the favor. We use reasons -- both logical and illogical -- to justify our own behavior.<p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research …

Harvard

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

Learning

Inside NE-YO and Wife Crystal Renay's Wedding and Love Story

Newlyweds NE-YO and Crystal Renay tied the knot in a gorgeous, oceanside ceremony Saturday, and their love story leading up to the big day was a …

These 7 maps explain the Middle East

Geographically, it's the region that stretches from the eastern Mediterranean and southern Turkey to the Iran-Afghan border.<p>The region, however, is far more complex than lines on a map. It can also be defined based on ethnic and religious bloodlines.<p>In the modern Middle East, the Arab world …

Middle East

14 Gluten-Free Recipes for Valentine’s Day

Think gluten-free means no bread, no pasta, no cake and no fun? Think again.

40 Deep Questions To Ask If You Really Want To Get To Know Someone

1. What’s your philosophy in life?<p>2. What’s the one thing you would like to change about yourself?<p>3. Are you religious or spiritual?<p>4. Do you …

Gravitational waves will unlock these 'revolutionary' secrets of the universe

Ripples in the fabric of space, called gravitational waves, are careening across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment have detected some of the waves— a feat Einstein thought impossible 100 …

These Illustrations Capture The Joy Of Living Alone

One is not the loneliest number.<p>Candelas told BuzzFeed about the inspiration behind the project.<p>Candelas went on to reiterate the message she is trying to convey through her art.

Drawing

Saying 'I love you' during sex likely to be important contributor to satisfaction

Foreplay, mixing it up, and expressing your feelings are behaviours that satisfied couples do regularly, according to new study<p>Talking about love whilst in bed beats foreplay and wearing sexy lingerie to ensure you are sexually satisfied, researchers have found.<p>The study, one of the largest of its …

The 1 Question That Can Save Your Relationship

It’s one of the most uncomfortable places to be – deep in a fight with the person you love most. You’d do anything to come to an understanding. You’d …

26 Feelings You Should Experience At Some Point In Your Life

Embrace ALL the emotions.<p>With a birthday coming up, I've been thinking about feelings. I have a lot of them.<p>If there's anything I've learned in my short time on this earth, it's the importance of being in touch with yourself on an emotional level. Each interaction and experience you have sparks a …

Eight beauty mistakes that make your hair thin

Your hair is at its most fragile when wet.<p>Regardless of how many products you load it up with, hair thins with age and there is scarcely anything you …

Behind Canada's 'great cauliflower crisis'

Strolling through the Statistics Canada website and the aisles of Loblaws will give you a good sense of what Douglas Porter calls the “great cauliflower crisis.”<p>Bank of Montreal’s chief economist was, of course, having a little fun with the fact that cauliflower has suddenly come to symbolize the …

Vegetables

Make your body burn calories even as you rest

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>Skipping meals and then eating one big one at night can actually be a triple whammy.<p>LIFE<p>| Hello, Health | 4-minute …

CAN ANYONE BE GOOD IN MATHS?

This is rather a good question to ask, if can anyone really learn Mathematics or it is just a natural “talent” that certain people are born with?<p>Most …

Stretch Marks During Pregnancy: Dermatologists Share Advice On Prevention And Treatment

Women's bodies go through many physical changes during pregnancy, the majority which are out of their control.<p>Stretch marks are a natural result of a …

The World's 20 Best Nations Announced: Germany Is No. 1, U.S. No. 4

Americans aren’t sexy? Germany and Japan are entrepreneurial? Surprised? Those are just some of the findings of a study of 60 of the world’s leading nations. Germany was ranked the best country in the world, Canada came in second place, followed by the United Kingdom and the U.S.<p>“Best” might sound …

19 Incredibly Delicious Desserts You Can Make In A Skillet

Because it's cuter.

Dessert

France wants a new keyboard to protect its language

Ministry of culture and communication says non-standardized AZERTY keyboards have made it 'nearly impossible to correctly write French'<p>The latest campaign to protect the French language isn't being waged over anglicisms like "hashtag" or "selfie," but the design of a keyboard.<p>This week, the French …

14 Secrets to a Great Relationship

<b>They don’t share private knowledge of each other without permission.</b><p>With the Internet’s many open options for communication, there is hardly anything …

The Scary Truth About Your Restaurant Meal

More evidence that choosing to dine out may be sabotaging your diet.<p>It can be tempting to make a pit stop at a local restaurant at the end of a long …

Fast Food

This Map Shows How Tightly Humanity Is Concentrated Around the World

Half the world's population lives in about 1 percent of the land.<p>The map above was created by entrepreneur Max Galka, who creates infographics using data available from organizations like the U.N. and NASA. It shows where human populations are concentrated, with half of the world's population in …

Best Quesadilla Recipes

Quesadillas have been a staple of Mexican cuisine since colonial times. Cooks take pliant corn tortillas made from masa flour and fill them with a …

These Quirky Illustrations Will Be All-Too-Familiar To People In Love

This is what it's like to love someone warts and all.<p>When you fall in love with someone, everything about that person becomes endearing -- including their quirks and shortcomings.<p>Landysh, the Russia-based artist behind the online doodle site Lingvistov, explores this idea in her new illustrated …