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Root intelligence: Plants can think, feel and learn

STEVE SILLETT has been hanging out with giants all his working life. He climbs and studies the canopies of giant redwoods along the coast of northern …

Botany

8 refreshing insights about money and happiness from people who 'live tiny'

"Living tiny" — whether in a van, houseboat, or 98-square-foot home on wheels— can save a lot on housing.<p>But a compact, minimalist lifestyle offers more than just substantial savings.<p>Here are a handful of refreshing insights about money, happiness, and life from van dwellers, tiny-home owners, and …

Off-grid

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

Self-improvement

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

Psychology

10 Easy Steps for Breathing Calm Into Your Anxious Brain

Source: Deborah L. Davis<p>Your brain is brilliantly wired to react to life-threatening danger. When it perceives a threat, your core brain instantly …

Mindfulness

A minimalist shares his best productivity method

The truth is, productivity is fairly simple, in theory. Even if you have an overwhelming amount to do, the steps aren't hard to figure out:<p>And of course, take breaks. Walk around. Do some yoga. Meditate. Eat something healthy. Socialize. But when you're going to work, focus on something important, …

Time Management

Storms vs. terror: More Americans killed in weekend blizzard than Islamic extremist attacks in 14 years after 9/11

41 Americans died in snow storm Jonas. Expect more deadly storms like this thanks to out-of-control climate change<p>Jonas was not kind, to put it mildly.<p>The U.S. was hit with a record-breaking snow storm over the weekend. At least 41 Americans were killed in the massive blizzard, dubbed snow storm …

Time flies when you're a subatomic particle – new quantum mechanics turns spacetime on its head

Our ideas about time and the "direction" it moves in may need to go back to the drawing board, says physicist Joan Vaccaro, from Griffith University …

Quantum Mechanics

How to Build an Easy, Beginner “Set and Forget” Investment Portfolio

Many people don’t invest because it seems overly complicated. But if you want to build wealth, investing now is the easiest way to do so—and <i>anyone</i> …

Follow The Money: Congress Uses Budget Bill To Rewrite Food Policies

When lawmakers — and lobbyists — use the budget bill as a vehicle to slip in new policies or upend regulations, it reminds me of my kids at the grocery store.<p>They ask for Nutella. I say "No." But when I'm not looking, they slip it into the cart. And it's only the next day I see it slathered on …

World Trade Organization