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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

12 coisas sobre sexo que aprendemos entrevistando estrelas pornô

Ninguém sabe mais sobre sexo do que essas pessoas.<p><i>Este post foi traduzido do inglês.</i>

Want to Be Funnier the Next Time You Give a Talk? Use These Comedian Tricks of the Trade

How to get your audience more engaged by making them laugh.<p>David Nihill hated public speaking so much that he wrote a bestselling book about it:Do You Talk Funny? 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker. When I first met him -- oddly enough at a TEDx party -- I was …

‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

Donald Trump

Families fear no justice for victims as 31 die in Honduras post-election violence

US silent on alleged military police responsibility for deaths despite $114m aid to security forces, amid claims of ‘vote fraud’ by President Juan Orlando Hernández<p>Tinsel and colored lights still adorn many houses in Choloma, a gritty manufacturing town near the Caribbean coast of Honduras, but at …

Honduras

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

A Manarola la più grande scena di natività nel mondo

300 personaggi costruiti con materiali di reciclo, 15.000 lampadine. Quella di Manarola, nelle cinque Terre, è la più grande rappresentazione della natività nel mondo.<p>Sulle terrazze delle colline che sovrastano la celebre località della Riviera Ligure, alle spalle dei villaggi di pescatori, la …

Estonia, the Digital Republic

Its government is virtual, borderless, blockchained, and secure. Has this tiny post-Soviet nation found the way of the future?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Up the Estonian coast, a five-lane highway bends with the path of the sea, …

Europe

La triplette magique de l’orgasme au féminin 

Une étude américaine confirme l’intérêt de la pénétration assistée d’une stimulation du clitoris pour déclencher l’orgasme.<p>Une étude menée sous la …

Parité

Hepatitis A outbreak among homeless a byproduct of California’s housing crunch

By Scott Wilson<p>, Reporter<p>SAN DIEGO — California's exorbitant housing costs are driving a public-health crisis here, as a ­developing-world disease is racing through homeless encampments in cities along the coast.<p>The hepatitis A outbreak in Los Angeles, Santa Cruz and San Diego, long considered a …

Homelessness

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Corruption

The Final Humiliation of Reince Priebus

Like his party, the former White House chief of staff swallowed his principles in the name of power. He was repaid in savage indignity.<p>Six years ago, a humble party hack from Kenosha, Wisconsin, took on the thankless job of turning around the Republican Party. As he exits the White House—battered, …

Donald Trump

The Syrian Rebel Who Tried to Build an Islamist Paradise

Zahran Alloush had dreams of an Islamist state in his besieged city. It wasn’t only Bashar Assad who stopped him.<p>First came the tanks, a line of hulking Soviet-built T-72s, adorned with black Islamic flags. Then, the anti-aircraft guns, the armored troop carriers, and a line of flatbed trucks with …

How to Start Crushing Your Instagram Game

If you use your Instagram account as a main online portfolio for your photography, it’s important to make sure you’re presenting your work and skills …

The astonishing dysfunction of Trump's State Department, in one quote

The Trump administration has failed to staff key positions in vital federal agencies. It isn’t clear who is responsible for what, and the White House’s relationship with the federal bureaucracy is rocky.<p>All of this screws up the US government in ways that are often hard to notice from the outside. …

Merkel meets Trump in clash of style and substance

BERLIN (Reuters) - She is controlled and cautious, a physicist from East Germany who takes her time making decisions and has never relished the attention that comes from being Europe's most powerful leader.<p>He is a wealthy real estate magnate from New York who shoots from the hip and enjoys the …

Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he …

Donald Trump

Is Donald Trump’s Inner Circle Already Collapsing?

The knives are out for Mike Flynn and Reince Priebus.<p>Besieged from all quarters as it lurches from one crisis to another, the White House is already grappling with the possibility of a major staffing shake-up. Amid an endless stream of leaks and embarrassing gaffes that have tainted President <b>Donald</b> …

Vladimir Putin: The Troublemaker

Russian President Vladimir Putin has always been a night owl, holding meetings into the early hours of the morning. He's also the proprietor of …

A suspected terrorist and drug trafficker just became Venezuela's vice president

That means that, in a country of complete and utter chaos — where people are starving, healthcare is nonexistent, electricity is scarce, and vigilante justice is becoming a norm— a suspected terrorist is one heartbeat away from the highest office in the land.<p>El Aissami is a known entity in the …

Middle East

Bribe to Congolese officials revealed in U.S. corruption case

The cellphone message from the Israeli businessman was blunt and vulgar: The Canadian mining company must be "screwed and finished totally," he told an associate as they negotiated a massive bribe to Congolese court officials to guarantee that the Canadian company would lose control of its copper …

This Muslim Guy Mocked Soccer Hooligans And Made A Great Point About The Media

"If more Englishmen do not come out & unequivocally condemn this violence, people will think those drunk extremists represent all of us."<p>"It is not surprising that much of the regional media portray the events in Fallujah as part of a broader sectarian war, especially when this serves the political …

Citizen Khan

Behind a Muslim community in northern Wyoming lies one enterprising man—and countless tamales.<p>The first person in Sheridan, Wyoming, to learn that Hot Tamale Louie had been knifed to death was William Henry Harrison, Jr. The news came by telegram, the day after the murder. Harrison was the son of a …

Native Americans

Here’s why Bank of America thinks George Soros is wrong on China

Hedge fund manager George Soros has made a few shrewd bets over the years that made him a fortune and catapulted him to fame. So when he recently …

Bank of America

'Sticky price inflation' is at a post-financial crisis high

Are interest rates headed higher?<p>If you believe Janet Yellen's ad nauseam promises that the Federal Reserve's decision to increase interest rates is totally "data dependent," then you should expect interest rates to move higher.<p>I say that because of the following two charts, which point toward an …

There was a secret meeting at the G20 to 'take down' the dollar

The term "Shanghaied" refers to the 19th-century practice of sailors forced to serve against their will on vessels bound for Shanghai and other ports in China. Victims were often from West Coast port cities such as San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Tactics used included kidnapping, beatings and …

Central Banks

Spouses of Ashley Madison users targeted with blackmail letters

Threatening letters sent to the partners of former and current members, as well as themselves, with the demand: ‘pay $2,500 in bitcoin or have your infidelity exposed’<p>It’s been six months since extramarital dating site Ashley Madison was hacked, and now the spouses of former and current users of …

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

National Academy of Sciences

Just How Toxic Is Richard Dawkins?

If you followed him on Twitter, you might think Dawkins was just a loudmouthed incendiary. Read his science writing and you encounter a brilliant …