Stephanie Jade

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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

How Giant Birds Can Fly Nearly 10,000 Miles in One Go

<b>Forget circumnavigating the globe in 80 days—an albatross can do it in a mere 46!</b><p>These world travelers are among the largest flying birds, weighing up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms), and with a wingspan of 11 feet (3 meters). But hefting such huge bodies off the ground takes a lot of energy. If …

Animated history of the English language

If you've got 10 minutes, you can learn the history of English — including some interesting background on where specific words and phrases came from. …

Against Medical Recommendations, FDA Approves Potent New Painkiller

The FDA's medical advisory board voted against approving Zohydro, an opioid painkiller drug with up to 10 times more hydrocodone than Vicodin.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers prescription painkiller overdoses a public health epidemic, calling prescription drug abuse the …

Why You Need Not Fear the Poor, Misunderstood Brown Recluse Spider

It’s hard to think of a critter that inspires as much hyperbolic hysteria as the brown recluse spider. They're pretty much universally hated. If you …

If you like cute and clever, then Meet the Sloths

Owing to their pace of life, sloths are often injured on roads, are an easy target for hunters and are sometimes even subjected to senseless persecution. So for more than a decade, Julie and Luis Arroyo have been running the Sloth Sancturary in Costa Rica, “a facility that advocates the protection …

Are We Happier When We Have More Options?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Misconceptions.<p><b>About Barry Schwartz's TEDTalk</b><p>Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.<p><b>About Barry</b> …

How Can Deserts Turn Into Grasslands?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Misconceptions.<p><b>About Allan Savory's TEDTalk</b><p>About two-thirds of the world's grasslands have turned into desert. Allan Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that …

One missing gene makes others mutate

The loss of a gene puts pressure on an organism to compensate, which leads to mutation in one or more different genes elsewhere in its genome, …

Mutations

Why do you have eyebrows?

You’ll think twice about plucking your eyebrows when you discover their important role, says Greg Foot.<p>They are one of the most expressive parts of our bodies. With your eyebrows, you can communicate your feelings to other people whether you’re quizzical or angry. But is that their only …

11 Women Warriors of World War II

There are more stories of heroism out of World War II than can ever fit in a school textbook, but hundreds of those stories are written down <i>somewhere</i> …

11 Words for People Who Hate Certain Things

Haters gonna hate. And with the Greek roots <i>mis-</i> and <i>miso-</i>, they can hate a whole lot of stuff.<p>1. Misodoctakleidist<p>Someone who hates practicing the …

Hawaii's Stairway to Heaven

<i>If you want to learn about someplace, you can always pick up a textbook. But if you want to get to know a place, you're going to have to dig a little</i> …

Mary Wollstonecraft, feminism, and the nature v nurture debate

I did wonder what Mary Wollstonecraft would have made of Raymond Blanc's Twitter comment about the 'female tears' that were ruining his enjoyment of the Great British Bake Off. As Ruby Tandoh so eloquently put it:<p>What are "female tears", anyway? Are they more fragile and delicate than male tears? …

Depression may accelerate the aging process of our cells, study finds

Depression harms more than just the mind: research has linked the ailment with a host of physical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, fascinating new research suggests that depression might also accelerate the aging process at a cellular level.<p>In a study published …