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Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Why the selfie boom takes oversharing a step too far

The Oxford Dictionaries word of the year for 2013 is "selfie." Great, you're thinking, time for the equivalent of a cyber shrug: quick break from work spent googling the suddenly ubiquitous lists of "Seattle selfies of the year," "top celebrity selfies" and "selfie dos and don'ts." Even five years …

Social Media

Creating Holiday Traditions Isn't Mom's Responsibility

I can hear it. Can you? That little voice that begins with a whisper just after Thanksgiving dinner every year.<p><i>This is the year, it says. This year, you're going to get it together for the holidays. This year the decorations will be up by December 1st, and all the gifts bought and wrapped -- from</i> …

Parenting

6 Myths About Creativity

<i>By Anna Davies for YouBeauty</i><p>Made lunch out of the leftovers found in the fridge. Talked your co-workers into agreeing on a solution to a client problem. Tweeted a wry observation about last night's episode of "Nashville." While it may sound like any other day, all of these instances are examples …

On the Red Couch with Rancher Bill Niman

Inside Flipboard / November 26, 2013<p><i>Bill Niman never thought he was going to be a rancher—never mind one who’d take the food industry by storm. But</i> …

10 Characteristics of Good Problem Solvers

Good problem solvers are good thinkers. They have less drama and problems to begin with and don't get overly emotional when faced with a problem. They usually see problems as challenges and life experiences and try to stand above them, objectively.<p>Good problem solvers use a combination of intuition …

Emotional Intelligence

Yoga Poses You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Good news for yogis and sleep enthusiasts alike: You can take your practice to bed.<p>And there is good reason to do so. The ancient practice of yoga promotes a bounty of mind and body benefits, including things like strength and flexibility, stress relief and even a sunnier disposition -- benefits …