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Michael Lewis's 3 Rules of Storytelling

“Sometimes the better stories are messier. Don’t be afraid to see the complexity.”<p><b>Michael Lewis</b> is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple …

Sheryl Sandberg

19 Nonfiction Books From 2016 That Will Expand Your Mind

Read 'em and learn.<p>While we do love our fiction at HuffPost Arts & Culture, 2016 ushered in ample nonfiction work that’s just as worthy of your time and eyeballs.<p>What many need after a drawn-out and frightening election season are resources to unplug and reconnect to our humanity. The sprawling …

Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study

Landmark research says tackling mental health issues more effective than reducing poverty for increasing happiness rates<p>Most human misery can be blamed on failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty, according to a landmark study by a team of …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Meditation

Understanding Monet: The Antisocial, Tempestuous Creator of the World’s Most Soothing Paintings | Heleo

“That just shows how great an artist he was, that he was able to disguise his torment.”<p><b>Ross King</b> is the author of multiple critically-acclaimed, …

Art

The Untold Stories of the Women Who Charted the Stars

“A good story about women who like science and enjoy their work is always worth telling.”<p><b>Dava Sobel</b> is an award-winning science writer, former <i>New</i> …

The Science of Creativity, Purpose, and Motivation

“Your interests and your passion develop over time. I want to disabuse people of this mythology of ‘it happens to you and if you’re lucky, you find …

Self-improvement

Make a Temporary Car Smartphone Mount with a Rubber Band

If you’re driving a rental or loaner and need a way to see the GPS on your phone, as long as you have a rubber band, you have a smartphone mount. …

These Are the Best Books of 2016

The five novels you need to read this year, plus recommendations from the authors.<p><i>Version Control</i> by Dexter Palmer<p><b>Okay, why should I read Version Control?</b> <i><br>Version Control</i> is work of speculative fiction—basically science fiction set in the near future. There are self-driving cars and nanobots, but</i> …

Blue Peter star beats top authors to Bad sex award nomination

Ian McEwan and Jonathan Safran Foer get honorary mentions, but are left off final shortlist for novels by authors including Tom Connolly, Gayle Forman and former kids’ TV presenter Janet Ellis<p>Read extracts from this year’s shortlist Bad sex award 2015: how bad was it last year?<p>Morrissey won it last …

Physicists Just Discovered a Second State of Liquid Water

Wha?<p>It’s one of the most fundamental compounds on Earth, and it makes up roughly 60 percent of the human body, and yet water is turning out to be …

Top 15 Garage Designs and DIY Ideas, Plus their Costs in 2016 – Smart Home Improvements

When it comes improving and remodeling a house or buying a new one, a garage is one of the most-frequently overlooked structures. Normally, a lot …

Home Improvement

For beginners, a guide to cooking all types of meat

As with many parents of teens, I am on a mission to teach my boys life skills. They are incredibly capable of catching a baseball, landing a flip on a trampoline and riding a bike without hands, but in five and six years, when they head off to college, will they have the broader skills they need to …

BBQ

Why you can’t get that one song out of your head: The science of earworms

“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. “Don't Stop Believin' ” by Journey. Katy Perry's “California Gurls.”<p>If you spend the rest of the day with the words “Just a small town girl/living in a lonely world” or “Ra ra ah-ah-ah/Ro ma ro-mah-mah” running an endless loop through your head, we're sorry. But know …

Katy Perry

Eat till your insides beg for mercy: competitive noodle eating in Japan

A 300-year-old tradition of gargantuan wanko soba noodle slurping sees our writer beaten after a mere 75 bowls in Morioka, northern Japan<p>On a backstreet in Morioka, northern Japan, I take a deep breath and steel myself. I’m at a restaurant called Azumaya, about to be inducted into the world of …

Neuroscience Has Discovered the Secret of Creativity

There are things we can do to create more opportunities for eureka moments, leading to more creativity, innovation, and insight at work.<p><i>What are some good ways to foster creativity and innovation in everyday work? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling</i> …

Sorry, 'Flash' Fans - There's No Evidence For A Multiverse Yet

“I read the LHC people have shown we live in a multiverse!” my mom says when she opens the door. It wasn’t really the welcome I expected. Recently retired, she now regularly attends lecture series at the university. Mostly, she finds them annoyingly dumbed down.<p>Unlike my brother, The Engineer Who …

Physics

Iceland election could propel radical Pirate party into power

Party founded by activists and hackers four years ago on course to either win or finish a close second on Saturday<p>A party that favours direct democracy, complete government transparency, decriminalising drugs and offering asylum to Edward Snowden could form the next government in Iceland after the …

Top 15 Green Home Improvements and their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

Home energy efficiency is both a journey and an objective. The objective is as simple as going Green. You optimize the resources of your home while …

Home Improvement

These Photos of Vintage Beauty Products Are Absolutely Fascinating

With technology changing at an ever-increasing rate, it's easy to forget how far we've come in such a short period of time. According to a theory …

Skin Care

It Might Look Silly, But His Cooking Trick Resulted In The Best Burger I Ever Had

Do you enjoy reading tips to boost your grilling skills? Today, many excellent barbecue chefs benefit from learning a few quick smart food …

BBQ

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

Abraham Lincoln

Dinosaurs Probably Didn't Roar, But Some Definitely Quacked

The image of roaring reptilian lords of the earth is fading for more scientifically sound evidence.<p>Everyone knows the sound of <i>Jurassic Park</i>'s T-Rex roar, that horrifically effective combination of a baby elephant, alligator, and tiger. Whatever its scientific inaccuracy, it quickly become the …

Paleontology

A New Room Has Been Discovered in the Winchester Mystery House

Preservationists at the enigmatic mansion have located a boarded-up space in the attic<p>The room count of California's most mysterious mansion has just increased by one, rounding out at 161 chambers (that we know of). Preservationists at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose have found a …

The strange science of obsessive love

After a breakup there's the expectation that you'll eventually move on. But what if you can't? What if the impulse to think about an ex became …

Relationships