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A Psychological Explanation for Why Getting Compliments Is So Embarrassing

Last month, I got an email from my life coach telling me how much he enjoyed our last conversation and how much progress I’d made. I scanned it, then …

Psychology

European arrest warrant issued for ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

Spanish judge’s move comes day after former members of Catalan cabinet remanded in custody over independence push<p>A Spanish judge has issued an international arrest warrant for Catalonia’s ousted president a day after she jailed eight members of the region’s separatist government pending possible …

Europe

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

Psychology

You’ll Want To Read This Scorching Satire Of 'American Values'

SUVs, red meat, Jesus. If a dissenter’s view of Middle America were turned into a Bingo card, Kate Zambreno’s debut novel <i>O Fallen Angel</i> ― recently reissued by Harper Perennial ― would win the game a few pages in.<p>The short book has been described by Lidia Yuknavitch ― who also makes her political …

Books

A legendary Silicon Valley designer is taking on WeWork, the coworking startup worth $16 billion

Yves Béhar is a design maverick.<p>He's the brains behind some of the most iconic industrial designs of our time, from the Jambox wireless speaker to the XO Laptop, a super cheap personal computer that has "made such an impact on the developing world that it's featured on Rwandan money."<p>Now the …

Startups

Elon Musk Is Treating Mars Like It's a Moore's Law Problem. It's Not

Hats off to Elon Musk. He gave us Paypal, Solar City, and Tesla Motors. If only some of his other, more ambitious ideas warranted the same praise. …

5 Traits All Successful Startup Entrepreneurs Have - Crazy About Startups - Entrepreneurship, Startups

Whether you have decided to start your first venture, or you’ve been running a company for a while now, you ought to take note of certain traits that …

This is the secret to long lasting happiness

There’s enough advice on happiness floating around out there to make your head spin. Yet, this is understandable, as everyone is different. What …

Emotional Intelligence

This is what passionate people do differently

Do you have enough passion in your life? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being a pianist; it’s who you are, not just what you …

Self-improvement

Amazon is testing out a 30-hour workweek

Instead of the normal 40-hour week (or, more recently, the 50-, 60-, or 70-hour week), the world's second-largest retailer will let roughly a dozen "part-time" employees cut back to just 30 hours at 75% the typical salary, but still retain all their benefits.<p>"A lot of companies have talked about …

Employment

A Brief History of Britain's Tortured Relationship With the European Union in 11 Quotes

On Thursday, Britain will vote on whether to remain a member of the European Union or sever a decades-long relationship with the supranational group. …

United Kingdom

Pfizer death penalty drug decision welcomed by activists but states fight on

Pharmaceutical giant lands major blow on capital punishment states Expert: ‘We still have tremendous concerns about the source of drugs’ Pfizer blocks use of its drugs in lethal injections Pfizer ban raises fears of alternative execution methods<p>“You got your justice right here,” the convicted …

Death Row
Africa

8 ways to impress during your first week in a new job

Starting a new job is never going to be easy, especially if this is your first ‘real-world’ position. Even the most confident people can crumble …

Question Certainty

James Graham<p>According to legend, around 550 BC, Croesus, the king of Lydia, held one of the world’s earliest prediction tournaments. He sent emissaries to seven oracles to ask them to foretell what he would be doing that day. Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi, answered correctly: He would be cooking …

Osama Bin Laden

7 cognitive biases that affect the success of your interview

A job interview is ultimately an interaction between two (or more) human beings.<p>So while we’d like to believe that our interviewers are immune to the …

Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need — But Not Millions

Why do people sometimes give generously to a cause — and other times give nothing at all?<p>That's a timely question, because humanitarian groups fighting the Ebola outbreak need donations from people in rich countries. But some groups say they're getting less money than they'd expect from donors …

You can stay at this mountain cabin 8,300 feet high on the Italian Alps absolutely free

Amazing footage! Two kangaroos box in the middle of a residential street

Watch these ladies try to sing while having an orgasm

Green (and pink!) army soldier toys can now do yoga poses thanks to this Kickstarter project

Do You Ever Shop Anywhere? Congratulations: Your Data Will Be Hacked

By the numbers alone, basically everyone in the country has been the victim of at least one data breach in the past year, if not more. 106 million …

15 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most effective entrepreneurs view themselves as assets. They continually invest in themselves and in their future through continuing education and self-improvement.<p>If you want to become a better entrepreneur and successfully grow your …

Entrepreneurship

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Can Online Apps Change Real Life Behavior?

<i>Max Ogles is the head of marketing for</i> <i>Coach Alba</i><i>, a mobile health startup.</i> <i>Visit his blog</i> <i>to read more about behavior change, technology, and psychology.</i><p>Weight gain happens pound by pound, over many years, and that’s how Dave Haynes found himself 60 pounds away from a healthy BMI. In his career, Dave …

Why You Love Cute Things

Cuteness is a powerful commodity. Here’s why you cannot resist the squee.<p>It’s safe to say that most of the cutest things ever to happen have involved babies, or animals, or preferably baby animals. Tiny living beings, in other words. Or sometimes the tiny hats and knit sweaters and friggin adorable …

Boston College

Lost Andy Warhol works recovered from Amiga floppy disks

Way back in 1985, famous pop artist Andy Warhol created a set of digital paintings using a Commodore Amiga computer. Those fascinating files have now been recovered.<p>Artist Andy Warhol may be best known for his paintings of Campbell's soup cans, but he also took a little-known side trip into the …

Andy Warhol

Among kids in U.S., the rich get thinner and the poor get fatter

From many corners of the United States -- Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Mississippi -- recent years have brought heartening news about the relentless rise in obesity among American children: Several years into a campaign to get kids to eat better and exercise more, child obesity rates have appeared to …