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Jesse Hughes goes off on “pathetic and disgusting” student-led protests against gun violence

Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes is no stranger to controversy. In the aftermath of the 2015 terror attack on Paris’ Bataclan, during …

Gut bacteria influence the brain indirectly, study shows

A new study has found that there is a three-way relationship between a type of gut bacteria, cortisol, and brain metabolites. This relationship, the …

Microbiology

The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a year, he had transitioned to Disney's magic shop …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Bask In The Glory Of This Hourlong, Mind-Bending '80s Movie Mashup

Editors spent over a year making this mashup …and it was totally worth it!<p>From the moment “Megaplex” begins, with a seizure warning, you know it’s going to be a good time.<p>Hulk Hogan! Tina Turner! Michael Jackson … Skeletor! They’re all here, alongside countless other '80s icons, backed by a pulsing …

9 Things You Do That Make You Less Likeable

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likeable is under your …

15 Essential Books That Will Help You Be More Successful

Do want you to be more successful in both your personal and professional lives?<p>Most of us would obviously answer yes to that question. But merely …

Kentucky Derby 2016: Latest Vegas Odds and Predictions Before Post Postions Draw

The Kentucky Derby is known as the most exciting two minutes in sports, and that may be all the time horse racing needs to move out of American Pharoah’s shadow.<p>If the favored Nyquist puts on a show at Churchill Downs on Saturday, the chatter of a second consecutive year with a Triple Crown will …

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

Self-help

8 tricks for reading people's body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn't wanted to read people's minds at some point?<p>You already pick up on more body language cues than you're consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of …

Lead Warnings Issued for Pregnant Women, Kids in Jackson, Mississippi

Mississippi authorities warned Wednesday that pregnant women and young children in the city of Jackson should not drink unfiltered tap water because high levels of lead have been found.<p>Officials in the city of 173,000 took pains to downplay any comparisons to the poisoning crisis in Flint, …

Pay-To-Play Scandal Has Craft Brewers Crying Into Their Beers

Pay-to-play. It’s probably the biggest open secret in the beer business. Want to guarantee that a bar owner keeps your brewery’s beer flowing while giving your competitors the frosty shoulder? Buy them a new draft system, offer them lavish gifts, or in the case of particularly valuable publicans, …

Does the path to true love really lie in these 36 questions?

Ever wondered where the path to true love lies? Well now we have the answer – and it’s nothing to do with Jennifer Aniston or Ryan Reynolds. The way …

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals, it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here’s how

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on …

13 questions you need to ask in an interview before joining a startup

Joining a startup can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it's also a risky move, since a lot of startups end up failing. One way to avoid joining the wrong startup is to ask the right questions during the interview and figuring out if it's a good match for you.<p>We went through the Quora post …

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

Why we don't follow through on what we set out to do — and how to fix it

Instead of writing the book, Hugo spent the next year pursuing other projects, entertaining guests, and delaying his work on the text.<p>Hugo's publisher had become frustrated by his repeated procrastination and responded by setting a formidable deadline.<p>The publisher demanded that Hugo finish the …

This Simple Morning Ritual Primes Your Brain for Success

Gratitude can make your dreams come true. Here's how.<p>Want this to be the year you finally achieve some of your biggest goals? It can be--if you get your subconscious mind on board. That advice comes from May McCarthy, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and author of <i>The Path to Wealth</i>.<p>"Good …

subconsciousmind

Facebook is annihilating your self-esteem, and you’re not alone

<b>(JaysonPhotography via Shutterstock)</b><p>The dopamine high of a notification is never enough. Research ties the social media site to depression and anxiety<p>Nico Lang<p>December 10, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>Last month, I reactivated my old Facebook account for 15 …

Social Media

The man who made America: Reason, religion and the brilliant mind of John Locke

<b>John Locke (Wikimedia)</b><p>There will be no lack of odes to colonial America today. Let’s also remember the man whose ideas made it possible<p>George Makari<p>November 26, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind”<p>After his triumphant return to London, John Locke’s theory …

Tony Robbins has taught this productivity trick to clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams

He's sold millions of books, videos, audio recordings, and tickets to his seminars. He's personally coached everyone from former President Bill Clinton to tennis icon Serena Williams to revered hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.<p>Although every coaching session is personalized, we asked Robbins for …

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they're willing to admit an uncomfortable fact about money

In his research, he found that rich people are willing to admit something about money that makes many of us uncomfortable: <b>It can solve most problems.</b><p>It can be uncomfortable to accept that money, rather than being the corrupting force it is often portrayed, can serve as a useful tool that creates …

4 body language moves that will change your life for the better

The answer to these problems may be as simple as changing body habits or adjusting your body language.<p>I like to call them body language boosts. It turns out that what the body does and how the brain responds are very closely connected.<p>As more and more studies prove, there are some easy ways to …

10 Single Mom Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Business Advice

Reporter<p>Running your own business is no piece of cake. Neither is raising a family. These 10 single moms, all of whom have built successful companies, manage to do both with a mix of intelligence, creativity and sheer determination.<p>For some of these mompreneurs, starting a business was a means of …

Entrepreneurship

Mad Men’s Series Finale: Don Draper’s Moment of Zen and the Betrayal of Peggy

The seventh and final season of AMC’s celebrated series has come to an end. And sadly, it landed with a resounding thud. [Warning: Spoilers]<p>As the …

Feeling Stressed? This Mindfulness Website Will Help Put Your Problems In Perspective In Just 60 Seconds

Having one of those days when it feels like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? A new website has a brilliantly simple …

Mindfulness

Here's how Steve Jobs trained his own brain

What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather esoteric "mind technology" — the use of Zen mindfulness meditation to reduce his stress, gain more clarity, and enhance his creativity.<p>As the Financial Times recently pointed out, Jobs was quite specific about how …

Busy signal

Telecommunications behemoths throw a wrench into the plans of Internet phone providers — and you’ll be the one stuck with the bill.<p>Jake Tapper<p>June 14, 2000 6:01pm (UTC)<p>Even though most of us are still in the dark about using our PowerBooks to call grandma, that may soon change. When the House voted …

Net Neutrality