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How to Be More Assertive, According to Research

You don’t want to fight. You don’t want to be hassled. You don’t want to disappoint them. It’s easier to just nod and give them what they want.<p>But …


Here's to Joy: 7 of the Best Books on Happiness

For many of us, happiness is a goal we’re only partially successful at attaining. Our lives are complex, with a host of desires that don’t always line up: personal satisfaction doesn’t always coincide with professional success, for one thing. The day that you’re set to have a life-changing meeting …

37 Books With Mindblowing Plot Twists



6 Reasons to Drink Coffee for Optimal Fitness

Active adults and athletes want to enhance athletic performance with stimulants but without potential adverse effects that can come from unregulated …

Photos of millennials’ bedrooms around the world are a peek into global youth culture

John Thackwray, a French and South African commercial filmmaker and photographer, has traveled the globe since 2010, and photographed over 1,200 bedrooms of young people born in the 1980s and 1990s.<p>The first of these aerial interior photos was a simple portrait of Thackwray’s flatmate in his …

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12 Astonishingly Unique Beaches You Won’t Believe Exist

<b>Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal</b><p>Benagil, a small Portuguese village on the Atlantic Ocean in Lagoa Municipality, is a big draw for tourists with the …

Mendocino County

These 11 Books Will Tempt You to Stay Inside All October Long

Already done with your September reading list? Well, you're in luck, because there are plenty of new books hitting shelves in October. From love stories to memoirs, there is something entertaining for everyone. Obsessed with <b>Fixer Upper</b> stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines? Well, they have a new book …


23 Amazing Photos Of Autumn Leaves

It's finally fall!<p>If you're like us, you look forward to the leaves changing color every fall like a little kid anticipates Christmas morning. To celebrate the arrival of fall, we've compiled some of the most incredibly beautiful photos of fall foliage from around the world.

Friday Night Lights Turns 10: All the Legacies Left by the Decade's Best Drama

Yeah, we said it. <i>Friday Night Lights</i> is the best drama of the decade. It might even be the best drama of all time.<p>It's certainly one of the few shows …


Great Places in America: 15 exceptional streets, neighborhoods, and parks

Urban gems with personality that exemplify planning excellence<p>Defining a "great place" suggests a hazy, "know-it-when-you-see-it" approach to categorization. But when it comes to urban planning and community building, there are a few characteristics—walkability, mixed-use buildings, public …

Urban Design

These Are The 2016 National Book Award Finalists

From a group of 40, the finalists for the National Book Awards have been whittled to just half that number. The National Book Foundation released its shortlists Thursday for its annual prize in four categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature.<p>Among the novelists, scholars, …


The 8 most impressive social good innovations from September

Innovations are constantly improving our world, especially when it comes to tackling global inequality.<p>With brainpower and skill, inventors are …

Penn State

Is there a limit to how long humans can live?

Humans may live longer and longer, but eventually we all grow old and die. This leads to a simple question: Is there an intrinsic maximum limit to human lifespan or not? There are two equally simple answers. Either there is a limit or there isn’t. Without data you may as well guess and your chance …