Robert Aikins

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Downsizing to a rental means a brighter, more colorful life for this KTLA news anchor

Megan Henderson had to deal with the inevitable "What do I keep?" question when she downsized from a 2,200-square-foot house in Beachwood Canyon to a rented townhouse about half that size in West Hollywood. The KTLA morning news anchor also was disenchanted with the neutral palette that had …

Home Decorating

How to Be Mindful When You Are Angry

“Anger is a natural, life-affirming emotion. It lets us know when a boundary has been crossed, when our needs are not being met, or when someone we care about is in danger. But when misdirected, anger can harm our physical health and our relationships. Being mindful of anger means not suppressing, …

Mindfulness

The Leica Look

What makes Leica images so different?<p>Back in those days of film and when my older daughter was little, we used to play this game: I would through a …

A Scientific Method For Building Good Habits and Making Them Stick

Good habits take time to stick. You will feel amazing if every time you put your mind to something, you got it done in a specific and realistic time. …

James L. Brooks Reveals His Proudest Achievement and a 'Simpsons' Breakthrough

When you're writer/director/producer James L. Brooks, the laurels you have to rest on are considerable: for television, he co-created legendary series, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Lou Grant," and "Taxi," and continues to executive produce the full-blown cultural institution known as …

Woody Harrelson

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: Happiness is a state of mind. As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

Science-Backed Ways To Build Confidence When You Feel Like You’re Out Of Your League

Forget about faking it ’til you make it, these tips will trick your brain into thinking you’re all that.<p>Whether you are interviewing for a job that feels beyond your current abilities, demonstrating a skill that feels rusty, or working with someone who is difficult and challenging, there are dozens …

Wi-Fi passwords from airports around the world in one brilliant map

Killing time before your flight can be a serious drag, but traveling just got a lot less painful thanks to this airport Wi-Fi map.<p>Travel blogger and …

The near-superhuman way yoga unites mind and body

In the spring of 1970, the Indian yogi Swami Rama wanted to convince Western scientists of the power of yoga, so he submitted himself for study. He arrived at the lab of the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, to meet with Dr. Elmer Green, who pioneered research around biofeedback, or the process …

Yoga

Neuroscience and the True Purpose of Yoga

For some time, whenever I went to a yoga class, I’d get that feeling you get when you come in part way through a television series. I got the gist of …

Rainforest wonder and remote villages in northern Brazil

Tumbling waves rocked our small wooden boat. I clung on, struck by surf spray and fear, while Jose, our skipper, just smiled at me, knowingly. I was coursing across the Tapajós river, as wild and as wide as the sea, a tributary of the clay-brown Amazon where I’d been entranced by slinking pink …

European Travel

What the Hell Happened to the Man Who Mapped the Amazon?

When Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett and his expedition team walked into the Amazon jungle in April 1925, they left instructions that no one should …

History

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Ask A Physicist To Speak At Your Funeral

You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will …

Physics

Foods That Help a Hypothyroid

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid gland produces deficient amounts of hormones, causing symptoms such as lethargy, depressive …

Articles about house takes recycling next level on Dwell.com - Dwell

In the eastern Netherlands, resourceful recyclers 2012Architects have built a house almost entirely out of locally sourced scrap,...<p>Ready to kick off the weekend with a cocktail? Make happy hour even happier with these bar essentials from our friends at...<p>Judged by contemporary design standards, …

Architecture

How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

Subjective Trophies

<i>This controversial yet fascinating photoessay was selected as a finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards</i> <i>2016</i>. <i>Discover more inspiring work from all 39 of the winners and finalists.</i><p>The global concept of this project consists of making portraits of hunters with their naturalized (taxidermy) …

Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

Being poor isn’t just about not having money–it also has damaging physical effects.<p>Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty is also psychological–and physiological. Having no money makes people stressed, which changes …

Genetics

The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why You Love Donald Trump

The popularity of the GOP front-runner can be explained by the Dunning-Kruger Effect.<p>Many commentators have argued that Donald Trump’s dominance in the GOP presidential race can be largely explained by ignorance; his candidacy, after all, is most popular among Republican voters without college …

Psychology

The brain becomes 'unified' when hallucinating on LSD

This is what the human brain looks like when it is under the influence of LSD, researchers at Imperial College London have revealed.<p>In a study, …

Consciousness

12 websites where you can learn to code for free

That's not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed.<p>Over the past year, I've been learning to code. It's helped me to become a much better entrepreneur — I can dive in when my team needs to fix a few bugs on …

4 mortgage secrets only your broker knows

Taking out a mortgage loan to buy a home is a huge investment — probably the biggest you'll ever make.<p>That's why it's important to cut as many costs of applying for a mortgage loan as possible. Who knows best how to reduce these costs? Mortgage lenders, of course.<p>Here are four secrets that your …

The science of habit formation explains how to make New Year’s resolutions that stick

I will not be making any New Year’s resolutions this year. That is not because there’s no room for self-improvement: there’s plenty. But there are two things that actually change my habits, and they have nothing to do with the date: me and the science of habit formation.<p>Why we make resolutions….<p>We …

Self-improvement

30 lives extinguished, but no regrets: A killer's story

IGUALA, Mexico (AP) — The killer says he "disappeared" a man for the first time at age 20. Nine years later, he says, he has eliminated 30 people — maybe three in error.<p>He sometimes feels sorry about the work he does but has no regrets, he says, because he is providing a kind of public service, …

Fired officer's convictions a rare triumph for rape victims

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The rape convictions that could put a fired Oklahoma City police officer behind bars for life are vindication for some of the women he targeted, and also a reminder of how difficult it is to achieve justice in such cases.<p>Most victims never report sexual assaults, and those who …

What People Assume When They First Meet You, According to Science

Psychologists call it “thin slicing.”<p>Within moments of meeting people, you decide all sorts of things about them, from status to intelligence to …

Donald Trump In Deposition: $9.6 Million I Borrowed From Dad’s Estate A “Small Amount”

Trump referred to the $9.6 million loan from his father's estate as "a very small amount of money."<p>Donald Trump raised eyebrows in October when he referred to a $1 million loan his father gave him at the beginning of his career as a "small loan."<p>"It has not been easy for me," Trump said. "I started …

Donald Trump

Cheating in Online Classes Is Now Big Business

The growth in courses available on the web has led to a growth in paid services that will impersonate students and do their work for them.<p>When I was in high school, I cheated pretty regularly. And I mean all the time. I remember writing chemistry formulas on small bits of paper that I then sealed …