Shirley Jin

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19 Things About Life You Should Know Before You Turn 29

A lot happens in those 10 years.<p>It's October.<p>Which means 2017 has officially flown by. (Remember all those things you swore you were going to do back in January? Have you done any of them?)<p>One of the things I prioritize doing Q4 of every year is taking a considerable amount of time to reflect on …

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful)

Experts warn these common phrases could be harming your kids.<p>When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

The strange expertise of burglars

How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them.<p>At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the gentle rustling of leaves, I walk through the back gate, across the lawn, and open the door, all of …

Here are 9 Super Fun DIY Projects, Tech Style

Nothing beats doing a DIY project. Nothing. It doesn’t matter if you dedicate your entire weekend to it or sporadically build something. The only …

The best quotes from 2015 celebrity commencement speeches

Graduating college is an exciting achievement, but the four-hour ceremonies can be a bit of a buzzkill—that is, unless a famous person is on hand to …

Why we want food so much it hurts

Be it chocolate, cheese or chip shop curry, craving a favourite food is something we’ve all experienced. Why do our bodies suffer such serious pangs? Veronique Greenwood investigates.<p>There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant …

Ice Cream

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

The subtle science of selling – a six-step guide

Salespeople can lure you into buying their products with simple psychological tricks. Tiffanie Wen explores how they work.<p>If I told you this is the most important article you’ll read this week, you probably wouldn’t believe me. But what if I could say that 75% of your friends agreed? Or if I could …

Chemistry set pencils can turn life-saving tests into child’s play

<i>This piece was first published on The Conversation</i><p>If you’ve ever sat opposite a doctor and wondered what she was scribbling on her notepad, the answer may soon not only be medical notes on your condition, but real-time chemical preparations for an instant diagnostic test.<p>Thanks to the work of a …

4 Ways Mindfulness Can Enhance Your Happiness

"It is the mind that translates good and bad circumstances into happiness or misery. So happiness comes with the purging of mental toxins, such as hatred, compulsive desire, arrogance and jealousy, which literally poison the mind. It also requires that one cease to distort reality and that one …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Pets

When You Miscarry Early, It Still Matters

I have hesitated to share this story. Perhaps because it's a hard one. Perhaps because it's personal. Perhaps because I couldn't write for months after penning it.<p>But it's a story that matters. It matters for every woman who has lost life within her, who has lost the promise of a precious baby in …

Parenting

The Strange Way a Diabetes Drug May Help Skin Scars

We all have them — scars that won’t let us forget the spill we took off a bike, the burn we got from a hot stove, or even the legacy of radiation …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

20 Ways to Supercharge Your Ability to Learn

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Relationship Advice: How To Be Happy

<i>This piece from our friends at POPSUGAR comes from a woman's perspective, but let's be honest: sometimes we need a woman's perspective on things. While this is written by women, for women, this particular article speaks about relationships as a whole — not to any particular gender, so we're sure</i> …

'Thinking cap' controls prosthetic arm with thoughts, not surgery

The ability to control prosthetics with only the power of your mind has been around for a while, but it typically requires control electronics implanted directly into the patient. With this new, non-invasive method developed at the University of Houston, however, amputees can command their robotic …

3 Things the Greatest Generals of History Can Teach You About Strategy

1) <b>Don’t do what your enemy is prepared for.</b><p>Frontal assaults against prepared defenses are stupid.<p>Via How Great Generals Win:<p>From the beginning of …

See the 20 Most Successful Romantic Comedies

20. The Break-Up - $118,703,275<br>Universal<p>1 of 20<p>movies<p>Mar 20, 2015

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain

Steve Jobs wasn't only a pioneer in computer technology. He was also a pioneer in the technology of the brain.<p>Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, …

The 24-Minute Morning Routine That Will Rock Your Day

Time is one of your most coveted and scarce resources as an entrepreneur, so maximizing pockets of time in your day through a productive routine is …

50 Best Android Apps for 2014

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4 Questions That Will Let You Innovate Like Steve Jobs or Elon Musk

Constant innovation isn't just for geniuses--anyone can do it. Here's how.<p>Some people seem to be endlessly innovative. Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and others like them appear to command an endless fountain of brilliant new ideas, business models, and product designs. Wouldn't it be …

How a doctor’s words can make you ill

A good bedside manner can help heal the body, but if doctors don’t choose their words carefully, they can also make you unwell.<p>Have you ever visited a doctor, and come away feeling they weren’t much help? Listen to the following audio clip, and you might start to understand why.<p>During a role-play …

Sardauscan is a DIY 3D scanner that you can 3D print and build for under $30

Mar. 9, 2015<p>Sardauscan, developed by Belgium designer Fabio Ferretti, is probably the cheapest 3d scanner you can find online.<p>Ferretti has recently …

What You Need To Know About Booking Your Flight

(Photo: Ticking Clock/Shutterstock)<p>For at least two decades, industry experts have been speculating about basic timing factors in finding the lowest airfares. The big question: When is the best time to buy plane tickets? So far, nobody has been able to come up with definitive answers that stand the …

Flying

How writing can help you reframe your life story and create a happy ending

By Elizabeth Tenety<p>Somewhere in between my baby vomiting, toddler screeching, overflowing email inbox pinging (again?!) and realizing that although it was 2 pm, I had not yet brushed my teeth, I took a breath.<p>This whole working mother thing didn’t feel like it was going particularly well. My kids …

Attitude

Within the last century, Western science and physics have made a startling discovery. We are part of the world we view. The very process of our …