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To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Self-improvement

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

I’m a Nutritionist and These Are the 7 Foods That Are Always in My Fridge

A well-stocked fridge is the secret to a quick, yummy, nutritious meal.<p>Grocery shopping can be overwhelming — so many aisles, endless products, and …

Nutrition

It's Not the Food Deserts: It's the Inequality

A new study suggests that America’s great nutritional divide goes deeper than the problem of food access within cities.<p>Too many Americans are overweight and eat unhealthy food, a problem that falls disproportionately on poor and low-income people. For many urbanists, the main culprit has long been …

Income Inequality

The best sandwich in every state, according to Yelp

Whether you call it a sandwich, a hoagie, or a sub, the combination of meat, vegetables, and condiments between two pieces of bread is a universally enjoyed dish all over the US.<p>From breakfast sandwiches on bagels in New Jersey to barbecue pulled pork sandwiches in Tennessee, every state has their …

Texas

“Spiritual but not religious”: inside America's rapidly growing faith group

A new poll finds almost one in five Americans is spiritual but not religious.<p>Ava Lee Scott, an actress and theater-maker in New York, doesn’t practice an organized religion. Raised in both Catholic and Jewish traditions, Scott’s own spiritual life is far more eclectic. She studies ancient …

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

• Criticizing your partner’s character (“You’re so stupid” vs “That thing you did was stupid”)<br>• Defensiveness (or basically, blame shifting, “I wouldn’t have done that if you weren’t late all the time”)<br>• Contempt (putting down your partner and making them feel inferior)<br>• Stonewalling (withdrawing from an …

Self-improvement

Stranger Things: 11 Things to Remember From Season 1 | TV Guide

<i>Stranger Things</i> came out well over a year ago, and if you're like most people, your <i>Stranger Things</i> knowledge may be a little rusty. If you don't have …

TV

The 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America

Eating vegetarian at home: Endless options. Eating vegetarian while traveling: Do you want the side salad or the cheese pizza? But if you do a little …

Got a PS4? Add Virtual Reality for Only $300

<b>UPDATE: This product is sold out.</b><p>Virtual reality is finally here, but it's still pretty expensive. Even though the Oculus and HTC Vive are cheaper …

New White House Chief of Staff Has an Enforcer

Lost in the scramble to cope with Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the response to North Korea’s nuclear provocations and the shock at President Trump’s instant alliance with Democrats was a little-noticed bureaucratic earthquake that shook the White House this week.<p>At a staff meeting on Wednesday, Mr. …

Seven Things To Expect From The 2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, the Moon will pass directly between the Sun and the Earth, creating a solar eclipse. Just like all objects in the presence of the Sun, the Moon casts a shadow in space, extending in a cone-like shape for 378,000 kilometers before coming to an end. But the Earth will be closer …

4 Great Tips on How to Solve Water Hammer Issues

While water hammer sounds like a complex or foreign term, it's very common and something you've probably experienced. If you have ever been in a home …

The Man Who Knew Too Much

His nuclear research helped a judge determine that former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko had been assassinated – likely on Putin’s orders. Just months after the verdict, the scientist himself was found stabbed to death with two knives. Police deemed it a suicide, but US intelligence officials …

8 summer books to read on the beach this Memorial Day Weekend

While summer will not officially begin until late June (the exact date depends on your time zone), Memorial Day Weekend has generally been understood …

The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn't Working

Like most people, Kevin Hall used to think the reason people get fat is simple.<p>“Why don’t they just eat less and exercise more?” he remembers …

Weight Loss

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

Harvard

These new airless and tubeless tires could make bike flats a thing of the past

<b>Could a new type of bike tire completely remove the frustration that comes from one of cycling's most common issues?</b><p>We're kind of big on bikes here …

Simple Solutions for the 10 Most Annoying Tech Problems

Try these pro tips to help ease your frustrations.<p><b>1. You updated the software on your smartphone, and now it sometimes freezes.</b> “Typically this …

The ultimate guide to international travel plugs and wall sockets

Editor’s note: This article was originally written by our friends at OFFGRID. Check out their site for more survival-related tips.Preparedness at …

Off-grid

You’ve decided to visit a Caribbean island — but which one? Here’s our island-by-island guide.

By Carol Sottili<p>Think “Caribbean,” and images of palm trees, aquamarine seas and fruity drinks with umbrellas typically come to mind. But scratch the surface, and you’ll find distinctly different vibes, landscapes, weather and attractions defining the region’s more than 7,000 individual …

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

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Tech imitates art in a 3D printed fake Rembrandt based on the old master’s style

To attempt to create a program that successfully imitates the style of one of the greatest painters of all time is hubristic and doomed to fail, but those characteristics are just like catnip to the men and women at the bleeding edge of tech — and the result of their labors is remarkable and …

Rembrandt

5 Ways To Increase The Serotonin In Your Brain

<i>Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another…it is believed to influence a</i> …