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The counterintuitive tricks to asking better questions, according to Harvard research

Having the ability to ask a question appears to be a uniquely human trait, one that saves us time and energy as we gather resources and information. It also allows us to develop empathy for others and create bonds of trust, even among strangers. Indeed, people who ask more questions are seen as …

Framing

The surprising origins of your f*cking favorite swear words

As a society, we like to swear.<p>Swear words have a strange power over us. It starts when we are young, when they are deliciously taboo. Then, as we …

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Spirituality

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

Generations ago, the American Indian Osage tribe was compelled to move. Not for the first time, white settlers pushed them off their land in the 1800s. They made their new home in a rocky, infertile area in northeast Oklahoma in hopes that settlers would finally leave them alone.<p>As it turned out, …

Sociology

The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again over and over again on the backs of our own wrists--or the billions of foreign cells living in and among our own, forming what scientists are …

Wellness

12 Things That Can Really Influence What People Think of You

You will never get a second chance to make a first impression.<p>From the moment you walk into a room or meet someone one on one, you're being sized up and judged.<p>Some researchers speculate that the human brain is hardwired to judge so it can evaluate and interpret important information.<p>We often form …

Finland's unemployed to be given basic income of €560 per month in first such experiment in Europe

Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to €560 (£477), in a unique social experiment which is hoped to cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment.<p>The two-year trial with 2,000 randomly picked citizens who …

People Have Been Using MDMA to Treat PTSD for Decades

Last month, the FDA granted researchers permission to move forward with clinical trials studying the effects of MDMA on treating PTSD. Though the development may seem surprising, the so-called "party drug" was used in therapy years before it was banned...<p>Roslyn Talusan, a freelance writer in …

The Most Politically Dangerous Book You’ve Never Heard Of

How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas.<p>When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: his mother, Rose Goldsmith, …

8 Long Books That Are Worth Your Time

Commence sustained silent reading.<p>Long reads can sometimes be intimidating. But don't worry, you'll devour these epically long books in no time.

Smart People are Happier Alone, Rest Need Others for their Happiness

The psychologists explain a lot of our behavior by linking it to how our ancestors, the early homo sapiens lived and how they adapted to the …

Psychology

South Korea finally has its first female president, but women's groups fear she's only made sexism worse

When Park Geun-hye became South Korea's first female president in 2013, women's groups saw it as little more than a superficial milestone.<p>They had protested her candidacy, arguing that the daughter of a dictator would never represent real women.<p>Now, with Park facing calls to resign over an …

Obama’s Official Photographer Favorite Pictures in 8 Years

Pete Souza fut le photographe officiel de la Maison Blanche durant les deux mandats de Barack Obama. Le nombre de clichés qu’il a pris durant huit …

Indian Egg Dishes to Know and Love (and Eat a Lot of)

Indian food isn't all Chicken Tikka! Try these scrambled, stewed, and deep-fried egg dishes—then never look back.<p>You might be familiar with Indian foods like Saag Paneer and Chicken Tikka from post-work Seamless orders eaten straight from the takeout container while catching up on John Oliver—and …

Breakfast

Do More of This Exercise for a Better Memory, Science Says

A recent study reveals the workout that's good for both your body and your brain.<p>We already know that exercise can help make us smarter, happier, and less stressed. But all exercise is not created equal. If you're a time-crunched entrepreneur, might you like to know which kind of exercise is most …

10 Potentially Game-Changing Cancer Immunotherapies You Should Be Following

There's arguably no scarier diagnosis for a patient to hear than cancer, which is a large reason why oncology is one of the most researched therapeutic indications by today's drugmakers.<p>In 2014, per <b>IMS Health</b>, global oncology sales tipped the scales at $100 billion for the first time ever. Based on …

24 Cool Tech Startups You Should Know About This Year

Here is a list of some of the innovative technology startups that I met at the TechCrunch Disrupt startup conference in New York earlier this month.<p>Earlier this month, I attended TechCrunch Disrupt NY, an annual startup conference at which many tech-related startups showcase their offerings, …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

What Can A Strawberry Teach Americans About Food Waste? A Lot, Groups Hope

Food waste is bad — bad for food security, bad for the economy, and bad for the environment. Current numbers estimate that 40 percent of the food …

When a woman's body at work is seen as a liability, everyone loses

For millions of women, a job is an opportunity to work hard and provide for their families. But once in a workplace, women may find it a complicated …

Marriage Advice From Divorced People

It's terrific when happily married people give you love advice but the ones who really know the pitfalls of a life together are those that failed to avoid them.<p>"In a weird twist of fate my sister's divorce was final a week before my wedding. Right before I walked down the aisle Emily took me aside …

The 25 Best Snacks for Weight Loss

Four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.<p>Four nutritionists share the small bites that pull their weight in the dieting department so you don't have to.

For Alzheimer's patients, resveratrol brings new hope

<i>A music legend fights Alzheimer's disease on his unforgettable farewell tour. CNN Films Presents:"Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me</i>," Saturday, November 7, at 8 p.m. ET.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Over the years, resveratrol, an antioxidant found in grapes, chocolate and red wine, has been touted as a possible antidote to …

Dementia

3 ingredient cotton cheesecake: why all the hype?

We put the infamous Japanese three-ingredient white chocolate cheesecake recipe to the test<p>Amidst our fascination with <b>The Great British Bake Off</b>, its biscuit boxes, <b>Spanische Windtortes</b> and <b>3D bread sculptures</b>, there is something about an easy recipe that none of us can ignore.<p>YouTuber, <b>Ochikeron</b>, has …

Six simple recipes from a Korean kitchen

Korean food and drink,Food & drink,Life and style,The Observer,Recipes,Features<p>From pan-fried mackerel to a speedy cucumber kimchi, try these delicious dishes by Jordan Bourke and Rejina Pyo

Korean Food

No-Fear Homemade Mayonnaise: Better Than What's In The Jar

<i>This summer, NPR is getting crafty in the kitchen. As part of</i> Weekend Edition<i>'s Do Try This At Home series, chefs are sharing their cleverest hacks and tips — taking expensive, exhausting or intimidating recipes and tweaking them to work in any home kitchen.</i><p><i>This week: Making mayonnaise that's just</i> …

Recipes

12 Recipes That Make Cabbage Delectable

If the thought of cabbage conjures up soggy coleslaw and icy salad bars, it’s time to give it another try. Crunchy and refreshing, cabbage makes a sturdy base for creamy dressings and hearty braises or a light garnish for a meat entree. It’s inexpensive and easy to find at any grocery store. Did we …

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.