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11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We're always chasing something--be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, "When (blank) happens, I'll finally be happy."<p>While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn't last. A study from Northwestern University …

X-rays reveal 1,300-year-old writings inside later bookbindings

The words of the 8th-century Saint Bede are among those that have been found by detecting iron, copper and zinc – constituents of medieval ink<p>Medieval manuscripts that have been hidden from view for centuries could reveal their secrets for the first time, thanks to new technology.<p>Dutch scientists …

Archaeology

How to Hack Your Brain to Become Radically More Confident and Less Fearful

<b>A guide from Harvard Psychologist and TED Talk star Amy Cuddy</b><p>We’ve all had those paralyzing moments where our palms are sweating more than a marathon …

Chuck Palahniuk on How the Graphic Novel ‘Fight Club 2’ Shaped His Forthcoming Movie ‘Lullaby’

The "Fight Club" author is soon to begin production on a film adaptation of his cult novel "Lullaby."<p>“Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk is closer …

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

The word "intimacy" has a broad range of meanings, referring to familiarity with a person, place, thing, or even a time in history.<p>In this blog, I'll focus on intimacy in our personal relationships.<p>Found in many varieties, Intimacy is a vital ingredient in parent-child relationships, to friendship, …

How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …

Neurophilosophy

10 Ways to Make (and Keep) Friendships as an Adult

When it comes to relationships, romance often grabs the spotlight. A simple glance in the self-help aisle of any bookstore reveals a thousand ways to …

My Gear and How I Use It to Affect Emotion

Photography is a game of emotions. Think about some of the most powerful images that you’ve ever seen. The ones that have left a lasting impression …

A philosopher explains why suffering is essential to all happy marriages

It could just be a sign that a marriage is running smoothly.<p>In a recent op-ed for the New York Times, entitled "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person," de Botton challenges the romantic notion that successful marriages contain no conflict.<p>People <i>can't</i> be perfect for one another, he argues. Suffering …

Mindfulness Is The Most Important Subject You Won't Learn in Class

<i>By Gigi Falk, Duke Student</i><p>As my first blog post began to disseminate through the news feeds of my friends, family, and beyond, I was soon met with eager responses from a range of individuals, each with a unique story and a distinct way of connecting with my message of mindfulness. I was elated and …

Top writing tips

From that killer first line to dealing with writer’s block, author Chris D’Lacey shares his top writing tips<p>I once heard a very good author say “there are as many ways of writing as there are people out there doing it”. What he meant was, we all have a unique style – or “voice”. No amount of …

Writing