Erin Chavez

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New drug W18 is '10,000 times more powerful than morphine'

A new drug considered to be 10,000 times more powerful than morphine has hit the market in the US after being discovered in Canada.<p>The synthetic …

5 daily 20-minute habits that will make you a happier person

Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency in actions you can take to increase your happiness.<p>In the guest post below from my friend and colleague Neil Pasricha, he shares 5 simple but powerful actions you can take to get started right now.<p>Neil is the …

5 Ways to Stop Your Mind From Sabotaging All Your Hard Work

Once you understand the effect your mental programming has on your life, use these simple strategies to overcome dysfunctional patterns and ensure future success.<p><i>The first article in this 3-part series ("</i>3 Parts of Your Mind That Affect Your Ability to Make Decisions<i>") explained the basic makeup of</i> …

Foodie: An app designed to make your food photos look tasty

<b>Raise your hand</b> if in the past 30 days you’ve hunched over a plate, tweaking filters here, adjusting warmth or structure there, all to create the perfect #foodgram. If you consider yourself a pro, you probably also stand on your chair to achieve the ever-popular overhead shot. All the while, your …

Mobile Photography

The Happiest Workplaces Have These 4 Things in Common | Inc.com

<i>How can organizations apply happiness principles to have a healthy work environment? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Neil Pasricha, NY Times Bestselling Author of "The Happiness Equation"</b> …

Happiness

It's Not All Genes: Getting Evolution Right When Explaining Human Behavior

One thing I've always loved about anthropology is its commitment to understanding humans by bringing to bear two divergent perspectives: evolutionary science, aimed at understanding the contribution of biology to our behavior, and field ethnography, a process whereby the anthropologist works to …

Anthropology

How to Make Lemon Meltaways That Truly Melt Away

As the daughter of an extroverted Southern lady, I attended more than my fair share of church socials, bridal luncheons, housewarmings, and baby showers, each a blur of pastel crepe paper and plastic party plates. While the specifics of any given menu were generally potluck, I could always count on …

U.S. adds 2.65 million jobs in 2015 for 2nd best year since 1999

In the face of global fears, the U.S. economy is still gaining speed.<p>American employers added 292,000 jobs in December. Economists surveyed by CNNMoney predicted 211,000 jobs would be added.<p>For all of 2015, the economy added 2.65 million jobs, the second best year of jobs gains since 1999.<p>The …

Economy

Why Americans Struggle to Be Happy

<i>By Jill Suttie</i><p>Americans want to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is even an unalienable right for Americans, according to the Declaration of Independence.<p>But some recent studies have found a paradox: The pursuit of happiness tends to make individual Americans unhappy. Did the Founding Fathers set …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Norway's Capital To Ban Private Cars From City Center By 2019

It's just one of Oslo's initiatives to reduce pollution and improve the environment.<p>Norway’s capital will ban cars from the city center within four years, part of a plan Oslo politicians announced Monday that calls for drastically reducing carbon emissions and cutting car traffic by a third in the …

Transportation

Two Nobel Prize winners figured out the perfect salary for happiness

His work investigates how humanity's overall quality of life has surged in the past 100 years, thanks to global advancements of tech and healthcare, as well as Asia's incredible economic growth.<p>But he's also dug into the ways that Westerners relate to money. In a popular 2010 paper, he partnered …

Happiness

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

The case for genetically engineered babies

Whoever first crosses the line to edited embryos will find a powerful new resource in the fight against disease. What we ought to do is use it responsibly<p>The first study to modify the genes of a human embryo, conducted at Sun Yat-sen University in China, has caused a furious backlash. <i>Nature</i> and</i> …

Genetics

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work | Inc.com

Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us consider ourselves to be "happily engaged at work."<p>Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36 percent more motivated, six …

Happiness

Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

A neurochemical shift happens in your brain when you say “done” at the end of even the smallest tasks.<p>Perfectionists are often reminded that “done is better than perfect.” But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more “done” moments in our workdays.<p>Saying the word <i>done</i> can …

There's just no explaining 2014

Published on December 28, 2014<p><b>It was a year of mysteries</b>. To list some of the more baffling ones:<p>A huge airliner simply vanished, and to this day nobody has any idea what happened to it, despite literally thousands of hours of intensive speculation on CNN.<p>Millions of Americans suddenly decided to …

Artists' Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects

Home / ArtArtists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects<p>Artists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects<p>By Alice Yoo on December 26, 2014<p>Dhaka, Bangladesh-based cartoonist and graphic designers Manik and Ratan have started a fun series where their cartoon characters interact …

InterAct

We listen to sad music to feel nostalgic

If sadness is an unpleasant emotion, then why are we at times so drawn to sad music? By <b>Dan Ruderman</b><p>In a recent study Liila Taruffi and Stefan Koelsch …

Check out the 60 complex questions that confused Cortana more than Siri and Google Now

The three main mobile operating systems all have their respective voice-based virtual assistants to help users with various tasks during the day. …

Let's Cook! The Breaking Bad recipe book is here

'Great recipes. No Meth-In Around' reads the tagline of a new Breaking Bad-themed book by 'Walter Wheat', based on the American crime series. Beware, in-jokes ahead...<p>When the characters in Breaking Bad mention cooking, you can be pretty sure they're talking about whipping up a batch of crystal …

Dessert

Introducing the Ultimate 4-Layer, Candy-Packed Halloween Ice Cream Cake

Off the clock, I'm a reasonable eater. I try to watch my weight and eat balanced meals. I make salads for dinner.<p>But my boss, Ed Levine, doesn't pay me to eat reasonably. Which is why, when I'm <i>on</i> the clock, I do dumb things like eat every Pop-Tart or spend a day hunting down dumplings. It's why …

Food Finger Condoms Are A Huge Hit In Korea, Apparently

We're just mad we didn't think of it first.<p>After resurfacing on reddit again yesterday, we became transfixed by the oddest invention we've seen in a while.<p>Called the "Finger Nap," these plastic sanitary gloves look sort of like finger condoms, but they're used to eat hamburgers, donuts, pizza and …

The Secret Ingredient in Young Blood: Oxytocin?

Last month, I wrote in the <i>New York Times</i> about a creepy yet potent way to reverse aging. All you have to do is join an old mouse to a young mouse. As the young mouse’s blood flows through the old mouse’s body, it rejuvenates the heart, skeletal muscle, and even the brain.<p>When scientists saw just …

In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

India now has a third gender.<p>The Supreme Court has recognized the country's transgender community as being in a third neutral category — neither male nor female.<p>In handing down the ruling, Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan said, "Transgenders are citizens of this country ... and recognition as a third …

Watch Two Nine Inch Nails Performances From 'Austin City Limits'

Nine Inch Nails' appearance on <i>Austin City Limits</i> marks two milestones: The show is the prelude for the long-running concert TV series' 40th year, and …

Austin City Limits

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …