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The most important asset you have, but are afraid to use

We hide behind masks and facades. At work. Parties. Social engagements. Sometimes, even at home with our loved ones.<p>Do you remember who you used to …

Philip Seymour Hoffman

10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

Books

12 Women-Run Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

From personal development to career advice, here are some inspiring women-run podcasts to start listening to.<p>7 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Career Contessa<p>The podcast market is supersaturated these days. Not in a bad way exactly, but there are so many interesting and entertaining …

20 Notoriously Underrated Writers You Should Be Reading

What makes an author underrated? Well, there’s an argument to be made that most literary writers are—by virtue of the fact that these days they are …

Why Women Do Most Of The Emotional Work In Relationships

Why women tend to carry the emotional weight in relationships —and what we can do about it.It took Kristine* about a year to realize that something …

FBI agent loses his gun during dance-floor backflip, accidentally shoots bar patron

<b>(CNN) —</b> An FBI agent's backflip at a club looked pretty impressive -- until he lost his gun and accidentally shot someone.<p>Video of the off-duty agent showed him unleashing a torrent of dance moves at a Denver bar early Saturday before launching into a back handspring.<p>But midflip, his weapon flew …

FBI

Survey: The secret to a successful life is apparently tied to your mouth

If you want to become successful, break out your dental floss. According to a new Porch survey of over 1,000 people, the most successful people were …

Success

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Here's What's Actually Going On When You (Or Someone In Your Life) Can't Stop Complaining

Research shows that constant grumbling, bewailing, and lamenting not only torments the people around us but harms our health and adds stress to our …

This Top Has a Super-Low Cost Per Wear—See the Outfits That Prove It

Spring has sprung, people, and whether or not that means sunny skies for your weather forecast, one thing that always puts us in a spring state of …

See the most thrilling outdoor attractions in China

Grand Canyon

A Tribute as the Designer Hands the Creative Reins of Her Company to Wes Gordon

Thirty-seven years after presenting her first collection at the tony Metropolitan Club, Carolina Herrera will present her last, at the Museum of Modern Art this Monday night. The designer will continue to be a global brand ambassador for her namesake brand; the Chicago-born, Atlanta-raised Wes …

How This Photographer Documented Her Mother's Battle With Mental Illness on Instagram

On one side of the lens is Melissa Spitz, a gifted photographer from St. Louis who now lives in Brooklyn. On the other is her mother Deborah Adams, …

Mental Health

Rosa Parks Was My Aunt. Here's What You Don't Know About Her.

This week would've marked her 105th birthday — it's time to move beyond the quiet seamstress narrative.<p>This is how you know her: She was the tired …

Sleep Deprivation: How And Why Your Brain Will Start To Eat Itself When You Get Less Sleep

Sleep deprivation is something we are all familiar with. But while most folks know, or have experienced, the day-time sleepiness, fatigue and even …

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

The Bottom of The Ocean Has Started Sinking Under The Weight of Melting Glaciers

Jeez.<p>Decades of measurements and predictions of sea level rise could have underestimated the scale of the problem, experts warn, due to scientists …

Global Warming

3 important career tips most people never hear

<b>• Success is ultimately about deciding what's important to you in life — and pursuing that.</b><p><b>• Some of the best advice out there on achieving success is also relatively unheard of.</b><p><b>• These career tips are simple, but insightful.</b><p>The career advice we receive changes as we age. As children, we're …

World's longest glass bridge opens in Hebei, China

<b>(CNN) —</b> Because walking across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge just isn't scary enough, China is finding new ways to bring the fear.<p>The country's latest -- billed as the world's longest -- opened at the end of 2017 in Hebei Province's Hongyagu Scenic Area.<p>And just in case the 488 meter span …

Grand Canyon

8 “anti-resolutions” to make this January so that you’re happier in the new year

Author Sarah Knight is a personal hero of mine. While the wider world dove into <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i> and extolled the virtues of …

Baby Showers

Extreme Cold Turns Niagara Falls Into a Fairy Tale Landscape Frozen in Time

Ask anyone in the eastern half of North America about the 2017 holiday weather and they'll tell you one thing: it was (and still remains) bitterly cold. Bundling up in layers of sweaters can be a drag, but there is one advantage—the scenery outside is beautiful. With temperatures well below …

Niagara

Tim Ferriss Says That Goal-Setting is Important, but Fear-Setting is Critical to Success

Tim Ferriss developed this exercise in fear-setting to help him make the hardest decisions of his life.<p>We know that Tim Ferriss is a New York Times best-selling author. We know that he's an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur, and an investor. What many don't know about Tim Ferriss is that he …

Goal Setting

2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Sleep

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>1 min read<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is …

Public Speaking

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind, Business Insider asked professors at Harvard to share the single book they think every student should read in 2018.<p>The professors include Nobel laureates, …

These Are the 8 Types of Friends You Need in Your Life

Do your friends sometimes disappoint you? Ever feel like there is something missing in your relationships? You’re not alone.<p>Tom Rath and the Gallup …

Self-help

How A Reddit Forum Helped Me Get The Best Skin Of My Life

For a long time, I was one of the lucky ones, the rare breed of American teenager that, despite a steady diet of greasy Burger King drive-through and …

Hollywood Is Loving This Minimalist-Meets-Elegant Hair Trend

Blame the fact that ponytails are trending or that scrunchies have made a full-blown comeback, but this sweaty season, we're trying to make the most …

Fashion Trends

Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer asks, 'Why do you want this job?'

"Why do you want this job?"<p>It's a question you know you'll get in your next job interview, but a standard, scripted response could ruin your chances …