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Why You Should Start Skipping Breakfast

"Intermittent fasting" burns fat and makes you healthier—really.<p>Put down the bagel and read this carefully: Skipping breakfast could help you unlock incredible health benefits and live longer. Yes, I'm encouraging you to shatter several dietary rules—never skip meals; eat every two to three hours; …

12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You

You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.<p>From the moment you walk into a room or meet someone one on one, you're being sized up and judged.<p>Some researchers speculate that the human brain is hardwired to judge so it can evaluate and interpret important information.<p>We often form …

Make Sure You're Planning for All 3 Phases of Retirement

As you get older, your retirement lifestyle will change. Make sure you have a long term retirement plan for care and other needs.<p>As you consider what …

Mini-Fasting Has Kept Me Strong And Lean Into My 50s

At 52 years of age, I have around five per cent body fat. And I haven't done a lick of cardiovascular exercise since I gave up playing soccer in my …

Nutrition

8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People

Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They're curious more than anything else. An interesting person is always excited to explore the world, and this energy radiates outward.<p>Some people are …

The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why You Love Donald Trump

The popularity of the GOP front-runner can be explained by the Dunning-Kruger Effect.<p>Many commentators have argued that Donald Trump’s dominance in the GOP presidential race can be largely explained by ignorance; his candidacy, after all, is most popular among Republican voters without college …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 13 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

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Why Retirement Is a Flawed Concept

steven moore FOR HBR<p>Every day there’s another article about how all of our retirements are doomed. Public pension promises in the U.S. vastly exceed their ability to pay. We now need nearly $400,000 at age 65 just to cover health care costs. And retirement itself increases your risk of depression …

Six Habits of The Best Conversationalists

Becoming a good conversationalist requires having a certain set of skills in your communication toolbox.<p>Some people have the gift of gab, and can talk to anyone about anything. And some people struggle to make small talk. What separates the two isn’t knowing what to talk about; it’s polishing up …

10 Ways You Can Increase Dopamine Levels In The Brain Without Medication

Brain Fog: What It Is & How To Treat It Naturally<p>Published<p>5 days ago<p>on<p>July 24, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Brain fog is an experience that more and more of …

A Gay Atheist's Response to Islamophobia

Here's why this gay atheist is so adamant in his refusal to marginalize those, who by dint of their religion, would marginalize me.<p>It's because I don't think inside their religion is where most people live.<p>What I mean is that almost everybody on the planet spends the vast majority of each day …

Here's What It's Like To Be A Straight Man Who Has Sex With Other Men

Some men say that sexual activities and sexual identities don't have to align.<p>If a man is having sex with other men, he must be gay or bi or somewhere on the queer spectrum, right? Not necessarily. At least not according to some men who feel their sexual activities and their sexual identities don't …

Google’s new ‘About me’ tool lets you control personal information shown by Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and more

Google has launched a new tool called About me that lets you see, edit, and remove the personal information that the company’s services show to other users. Google confirmed to VentureBeat that the feature started rolling out to users this week.<p>Google’s various products and services (Gmail, …

What Wealthy People Teach Their Children That Others Don't

John Olson—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>John Olson—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>John Olson—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images<p>John Olson—Time & …

20 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent (And Why It Matters for Your Career)

Here's Why Some People Are More Religious Than Others

Ramon Espinosa—AP<p>Claudia Daut—Reuters<p>Joe Raedle—Getty Images<p>Desmond Boylan—AP<p>Alexandre Meneghini—Reuters<p>Ismael Francisco—AP<p>Tony …

Here's How Your Workout Prevents Your Skin From Aging

Lifting weights builds muscle—duh. But listen to this: It may also keep skin young. Recent studies found improved function of mitochondria (the tiny powerhouses that generate energy for cells) in the brain and muscle tissue of people who lifted weights and did weight-bearing exercises, like …

Sleep May Be One of Our Most Powerful 'Antibiotics'

The evidence thus far seems to strongly suggest that inadequate sleep duration increases the likelihood of becoming ill following an infection and hinders our body's ability to fight infection. Conversely, getting enough sleep may be one of our most powerful antibiotics to keep us healthy.<p>The …

Immune System

Here's how to tell a psychopath from a sociopath

Think Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs" (1991), Norman Bates in "Psycho" (1960) and Annie Wilkes in "Misery" (1990). In making these characters famous, popular culture has also burned the words used to describe them into our collective consciousness.<p>Most of us, fortunately, will never meet …

The religious have gone insane: The separation of church and state — and Scalia from his mind

<b>(Jeff Malet, maletphotos.com/Reuters/AP/Patrick Semansky)</b><p>A “strong and passionate” belief in God does real harm — look no further than the GOP or the Supreme Court<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>July 26, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>The headline on the News Nerd was almost too good to be true: “American Psychological …

Boeing Will Pay High Price For McNerney's Mistake Of Treating Aviation Like It Was Any Other Industry

Yesterday’s announcement that Jim McNerney was retiring as Boeing CEO wasn’t a major surprise – everyone knew he’d leave within a year or so – but it was rather abrupt and the timing was unexpected. He probably jumped, but there are certainly reasons to believe that he may have been nudged along in …

Why Airlines Can’t Win With In-Flight Wi-Fi

Five hours into my United flight from San Francisco to Beijing, I’m only one hour into my streaming in-flight movie.<p>The wireless connection serving …

Dream Big: Supplements For Sleep And Recovery

An old adage asserts that fitness is 80 percent diet, 20 percent exercise, but that equation is missing 33 percent: the 8 hours you should be …

Muscle Building Foods That Are High In Protein

If you want to look fit and toned, your kitchen game has to be as strong as your game in the gym.<p>Pumping iron is important for muscle growth, but so …

8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.<p><i>This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, …

Nutrition

10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor

By Laura Shin <br>It’s not easy finding a financial advisor. After all, you have to trust this virtual stranger enough to reveal your financial situation – or hand your money over -- to him or her. But these steps can help you find the right fit.<p>Ask friends and family for referrals, says …