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Sheryl Sandberg Mastered 3 Presentation Skills in 3 Minutes. And You Can, Too

Being a memorable, persuasive speaker requires building connection, being current and boosting credibility.<p>When it comes to making a persuasive presentation, there are several elements that are core to making it a success. As Aristotle said eons ago, persuasion requires appealing to ethos (trust), …

Public Speaking

Tilikum's Legacy: How the Late SeaWorld Orca Changed the Park and Whale Captivity Forever

Long before his passing, the 36-year-old killer whale made headlines for his part in the controversial documentary <i>Blackfish</i>, in which his behavior …

Cognition

The Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles of 2016

Time flies when you’re learning, growing, and improving. This is officially the 7th year of <b>The Emotion Machine</b> and it was easily one of our best yet. …

Self-improvement

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Time Management

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This is what emotions look like in your brain

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you think you're letting your mind wander for a few minutes, your brain is actually lighting up with a range of emotions, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at Duke University's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience asked study participants to rest and think about nothing in particular …

CNN

A House Trapped Between The Ocean And The Jungle Embraces Them Both

Amazing views of the ocean, beautiful valleys and forests drive us deeper and deeper into nature, alluring us in some stunning locations like this …

Architecture

The Art of Persuasion: Dan Pink on Motivational Interviewing

It’s not quite a <b>trick</b>, but it sure <b>works:</b> Asking the <b>right questions</b>. Questions can be the <b>difference</b> between <b>stating</b> what you think someone should think …

Motivation

London's Hidden Gems

Below, you'll find historic corners of London, hidden-away art and antiquities, curiosities and beautiful buildings that don't appear on traditional …

The Mathematics of Design

It is common for people to group themselves into two categories; those who are good at art or design, and those who are good at math or science. The …

Mathematics

How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

<i>Summary: Researchers report they have identified a neural pathway involved in switching between habitual behavior and deliberate decision</i> …

Neuroscience

10 secret places in Paris you would never discover on your own

SECRET TOUR GUIDE and filmmaker Mathieu Stern reveals the top 10 secret places to discover in Paris.<p>1 – Jardin alpin (Map)<br>Nestled in the heart of the …

This Common Way of Thinking Is Holding You Back From Success

People are afraid of commitment. We'd rather keep our options open. We'd rather diversify our investments to mitigate risk.<p>Before writing the first chapter of <i>Harry Potter</i>, J. K. Rowling planned for seven years at Hogwarts. As a result, Harry Potter is one of the most read books of all-time.<p>Before …

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

Using brain imaging, scientists have built a map displaying how words and their meanings are represented across different regions of the brain<p>Scientists have created an “atlas of the brain” that reveals how the meanings of words are arranged across different regions of the organ.<p>Like a colourful …

Why Do We Forget What We’re Doing the Minute We Enter a Room?

Left your keys on the kitchen counter again? No problem. Just go and get them. Walk through the house, into the kitchen, and—what was it you needed …

Literature

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

Watch + Learn: Sun Salutation

Many people move through several rounds of Surya Namaskar before beginning the rest of their yoga practice. Here, we show a demonstration of the …

Demonstration

Enter The Ornate World Of Russia’s Underground Stations

David Burdeny is the only professional photographer permitted to document the Moscow Metro stations.<p>A far cry from the dingy, rat-infested subway stations of New York City, the ornate stations along the Moscow Metro look more like the inside of opera houses or museums than train stops. Designed …

75 Canon photography tips for taking control of your camera

<i>Get more from your EOS camera with this exhaustive guide full of Canon photography tips.</i>Inside this guide you’ll find all you need to know to become …

DSLR Cameras

Majority moves: Baboons make democratic decisions, study finds

Perhaps baboons should run for office. Researchers tracking a troop of wild olive baboons have found that the primates make travel decisions democratically when disagreements arise over which direction to go.<p>The findings, published in the journal Science, could help shed light on the evolution of …

Evolution

Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (Taming the Mammoth)

<i>We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here.</i><p><b>Part 1: Meet Your Mammoth</b><p>The first day I was in second grade, I came …

11 Questions You Might Secretly Have About Anxiety

Are you worried that you worry too much?<p>Many of us know what it feels like to feel anxiety. But how much anxiety is too much? What's normal? What's healthy? What's something to actually, you know, worry about?<p>BuzzFeed Life spoke to John M. Hettema, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at …

The Nature and Nurture of Genius: The Sweet Illustrated Story of How Henri Matisse’s Childhood Shaped His Creative Legacy

A heartening testament to the nourishing power of parental love in the cultivation of greatness.<p>At 8PM on the last day of 1869, a little boy named Henri entered the world in a gray textile-mill town in the north of France, in a rundown two-room cottage with a leaky roof. He didn’t have much …

Literature

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.<p>We acknowledge that not …

39 Adorable Pictures You Need To Stop And Look At Right This Second

RIGHT NOW. No, seriously, there's a puppy cuddle puddle in here.

See the Photos That Gave Americans Their First Glimpse of Apartheid in 1950

Caption from LIFE. Gold miners nos. 1139 and 5122, both Mndaus, stand sweating in 95 degree heat of a tunnel in Johannes<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Margaret …

17 Unbelievably Tiny Puppies

SO TINY. SO ADORABLE.

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19 Super Sneaky Ninja Cats

Fear the stealthy kitties.