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7 Compelling Reasons to Have More Sex

Everyone knows that, along with eating chocolate and drinking wine, having sex is one of the best things you can do for your health…<p>In all …

Self-esteem

Turkey's President Erdogan is not a nice man. We should resist him rather than pander to him

Sometimes the cultural gap between allies can be bigger than you think. The other day, Chancellor Angela Merkel gave permission for a prosecution to be brought against a young comedian called Jan Böhmermann who had recited a rude poem on state television. His verses fantasised that President Recep …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

8 Easy Ways to Kill Bad Habits, According to Research

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But… it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. And …

'We believe that this is just the beginning': Residents despair over Turkey's deadly conflict

The rumors ricocheting through Istanbul reached us on March 16, when a close Turkish friend urged us to leave the city for the weekend. The next day, my Turkish teacher, as well as the lifeguard at my gym, offered similar warnings. Three days later, at 9:30 a.m., the easygoing young man who …

It turns out money can buy happiness, but only if you spend it the right way

We’ve all heard the maxim that money can’t buy happiness. But remember how happy you were at dinner with friends last week, or watching <i>Star Wars</i> in the cinema, or buying all four of the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan novels? None of that would have been possible without good old money.<p>Now researchers …

Psychology

Where did it all go wrong for Turkey?

It was hailed as the democracy in the Middle East that would be an example to the Arab world – but more than a decade later it has come to look like the Arab dictatorships it abhorred<p>In a corner of Istanbul’s famous Istiklal avenue one cold January evening, a small café slowly filled up with smoke …

I became a millionaire in my 30s, and here's the best advice I can give you about investing

In their 50s or 60s they realize they'll need to work until they're so old and sick that they just can't work anymore. This is a s----- life, and I want something better for you.<p>I just read the book " The Millionaire Fastlane " by MJ DeMarco. He talks about two ways to build wealth: the slow lane, …

Investing

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

15 scientific tricks to beat stress, anxiety, and fear

We've been able to outlast those guys, but evolutionary psychologists will tell you that we're still on constant lookout for the thing that wants to eat us next.<p>The trouble is, the audience at your next presentation is not, in fact, a bunch of razor-toothed animals. They generally want to see you …

Mindfulness

Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Photograph courtesy Getty Images<p>These titles will make you reflect, say yes and choose joy in the year ahead.<p>Our preview of 10 carefully selected …

Top 10

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

Happiness

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Happiness

Istanbul New Airport Will Have Up To 200 Million Capacity

Istanbul New Airport slates to open in 2018 as one of the world’s largest.<p>The airport will be used as the centerpiece to connect passengers around …

The Secret To Being Happy And Loving Your Job

There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way.<p><i>This story is part of our monthlong “</i><i>Work Well</i><i>” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this project</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Having a meaningful job does not guarantee happiness.<p>The truth is often the other way around. It …

The easiest way to transfer data from Android to iOS

It used to be a big pain to switch from one mobile platform to another, but it's now easier than ever to transfer all of your old data from an Android device to your new iPhone or iPad.<p>Apple's Move to iOS app in the Google Play Store makes the process quick and easy. While it can't transfer your …

Apps

16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

Meet your new resolution.<p>New Year's resolutions often focus on improving <i>physical</i> health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?<p>While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a …

Mental Health

Sick Secret Sexual Fantasies

I wrote in my last blog about the large numbers of people who have sexual fantasies about someone other than their spouse. This topic taps into …

Psychology

12 Exercises for a Better Night's Sleep

12 Exercises for a Better Night's SleepFour people, three young men and a young woman, sleep on a mattress under a pair of open windows in a …

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

4 Important Personal Habits for a More Productive Life

Let's be real: productivity is difficult. You get motivated, you set goals, you put systems and routines in place... but reality doesn't seem to …

Productivity

10 easy ways to feel less stressed in under 10 minutes

But stress doesn't have to derail your day. Here are 10 simple ways to stop those feelings of anxiety and pressure the moment they start.<p>When your brain starts buzzing, meditation can be just the medicine you need to silence those pestering thoughts.<p>When we are stressed, our minds can become …

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