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A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

Open-Mindedness

‘How a bee sting saved my life’

Ellie Lobel was ready to die. Then she was attacked by bees. Christie Wilcox hears how venom can be a saviour.<p>They were in my hair, in my head, all I heard was this crazy buzzing<p>Ellie Lobel was 27 when she was bitten by a tick and contracted Lyme disease. And she was not yet 45 when she decided to …

Lyme Disease

How Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups

Great news for the lovelorn: Our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection.<p>Ever worried about the toll your disastrous love …

Choosing a Color for Kitchen Walls

Kitchens

12 Skincare Products You Didn’t Know You Needed

We’re all well aware of the basics when it comes to skincare. A strict regimen of face wash and moisturizer every morning and evening = easy peasy. But there are so many other skincare products on the market that have <i>huge</i> benefits. From serums to masks and eye creams, they all have a different way …

The Mysterious Science of Motion Sickness

New research starts to explain why some people feel nauseous on cars, boats, buses, and carnival rides, while others don't.<p>The wide expanse of blue water that covers most of this world holds many mysteries. Humans have explored a mere five percent of the oceans over the long and storied history of …

Northwestern University

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In my new eBook, <i>365 Inspirational Quotes: Daily Motivation For Your Best Year Ever</i>, I share the quotations that have inspired me as I’ve launched my companies, written my books and raised my children. In the spirit of self motivation, here are my top 100 inspirational quotes.<p>1. Life is about making …

Medical Marijuana and the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know Now

There are now 24 jurisdictions with laws that legalize use of marijuana for medical purposes. Five of those jurisdictions—Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia—have gone so far as to legalize the drug for <i>recreational</i> use, with similar legislation pending or under …