Michael Gutierrez

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15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Coloring Book

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

Philip Hammond

9 ways to stop dwelling on things

Struggling to move on from certain events or emotions? Give these tips a try...<p>It's something we're all familiar with. There's been an argument, an …

The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson’s biography portrays a man obsessed with knowledge and almost impossible to know.<p>In Renaissance Florence, a number of designated boxes placed throughout the city allowed citizens to make anonymous denunciations of various moral crimes—in 1461, for example, the artist-monk Filippo …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

Margaret Atwood explains why “The Handmaid’s Tale” is so compelling today

“I am so shrieking old,” wrote Canadian author Margaret Atwood in a Reddit “ask me anything” earlier this week. At 77, the author of the 1985 dystopian novel <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> is having a moment. The book’s sales have surged, likely due to what some call the “Trump bump” for dystopian literature, …

If You Liked 1984, Then You’ll Love These 7 Books

<b>When you feel like it might not be the “best of times,” as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said last week, then chances are pretty good</b> …

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

You Can Travel Across The U.S. By Train For Just Over $200

Gas is still pretty expensive in most places, and air travel is full of ridiculous TSA delays, so train travel is starting to look pretty good to …

Trains

Science Proves Stress Seriously Affects Your Brain. Here's How To Curb It

Struggling to focus? Having sleepless nights? Not able to form new ideas and create new concepts? You’re stressed-out and as science has now found …

5 Workout Moves That Will Ease Anxiety Almost Instantly

I've touched on my issues with anxiety before—revealing the most effective (and all-natural) coping mechanisms I've tried thus far. And while it's …

Beyond Orwell: 11 Illuminating Quotes From the Canon of Dystopia

George Orwell is suddenly, understandably en vogue — <i>1984</i> spiked on Amazon and then sold out, his scathing 1940 review of <i>Mein Kampf</i> has been dredged up, and reading groups are springing up like toadstools, eager to discuss the ways language can be manipulated by would-be tyrants in order to suppress …

How Emotionally Intelligent People Respond to Conflict

Anxiety, stress, disappointment, conflict, betrayal. If you’re human, you have probably experienced these things—in relation to other humans.<p>It’s no …

Emotional Intelligence

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free) | Inc.com

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Learning

10 Infographics That Will Help You Sleep Better Effortlessly

Don't miss out the practical guide to better sleep! The 10 infographics will solve your sleep problems in an unexpected way.

How to Be Calm Under Pressure: Three Secrets From a Bomb Disposal Expert

We’d all like to know how to stay calm under pressure. Sure, I could pull a bunch of research studies on it and just summarize those for you. But …

Eight Bad Habits You Must Break To Be More Productive

Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits. They are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don’t even notice the damage they’re causing.<p>Bad habits slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance. Getting control of your bad habits …

Time Management

Want to Be a Brilliant Public Speaker? Take a Cue From One of President Obama's Quirks | Inc.com

If you want to be...the best public speaker you can be...you might just want...to insert some pauses...into every speech you give.<p>At least, that's what President Barack Obama would tell you.<p>Regardless of how you might feel about the actual content or philosophies behind President Barack Obama's …

Public Speaking

5 Practices to Help You Live a Happier, More Present Life

<b>“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that?” ~</b> …

New York Times

Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Diabetes

We Tried 15 Different Uses Of Coconut Oil And Now We're Giving You The Lowdown

From relieving snoring to polishing furniture, these are the most effective and most overrated uses of coconut oil.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

Skin Care

13 Life-Changing Items To Add To Your Kitchen In 2017

Amazon users gave these products a *chef kissing his fingers* review.

The 18 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2016

These are the essay collections, memoirs, and nonfiction reads that we absolutely loved in 2016. (Ranked in no particular order.)

23 Things We Learned About The "Harry Potter" Universe In 2016

This year was full of cursed children and fantastic beasts.

Feel small under North America's tallest falls

Jan. 1, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>Family-friendly<br>• High Sierra<p><b>Why:</b> North America's tallest waterfall, splashing down in one of its most gorgeous valleys.<p><b>What:</b> The essence of Yosemite Valley is soaring granite and falling water. So if you’re a park beginner, get yourself to the base of Lower Yosemite Fall. …

The myths and folktales behind Harry Potter

Nicolas Flamel was a real person, and many of Rowling’s fantastic beasts she borrowed from elsewhere – including from the ancient world, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>If the trailers are anything to go by, we already know where to find fantastic beasts: Eddie Redmayne has a suitcase full of them in 1926 …

Books

CEOs Agree—This Morning Habit Is the Key to Success

The average adult makes about 35,000 decisions—<i>every day.</i> Yes, if you've ever felt like your mind is a snow globe that's been turned upside down, …