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14 Skin Tips Dermatologists Actually Use on Themselves for Younger-Looking Skin

Even the most well-informed and highly skeptical skin-care users (i.e., dermatologists) are buying into these buzzy treatments. Here, we've rounded up the best dermatologist-approved tips and tricks to try for your best-looking skin yet.<p>They’re Not Immune to the Hype<p>Sometimes buzz, hype, and a …

Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways

In the fall of 1989 Princeton University welcomed into its freshman class a young man named Alexi Santana, whose life story the admissions committee had found extraordinarily compelling.<p>He had barely received any formal schooling. He had spent his adolescence almost entirely on his own, living …

Psychology

The formula for winning at life is actually incredibly simple

Welcome, Player One, to a strategy guide for the game known as life.<p>As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, the game of life is often quite difficult. You will face unexpected challenges and long periods of frustration. You will often struggle with self-doubt, feel overwhelmed by helplessness and loss, …

Self-improvement

Sheryl Sandberg: Option B and Life After Grief

<i>Life After Death</i><p>When she lost her husband, Sheryl Sandberg also lost her bearings. Now she wants to help others find a way through grief<p>By Belinda …

How Loneliness Begets Loneliness

Social isolation kills, and in the process it makes it harder to reach out to others. A psychologist explains how to break the cycle.<p>“I’m clearly a textbook case of the silent majority of middle-aged men who won’t admit they’re starved for friendship, even if all signs point to the contrary,” wrote …

Psychology

3 Lessons About Mental Toughness You Can Learn From Yoda

You might never use the Force, but you can learn a couple of tricks from the little green Jedi.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yoda, Jedi Master and hand puppet, once said, “Do or do not -- there is no try.”<p>Whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not (although I’m not sure …

This Company Will Design Your House For Less Than The Price Of Your Phone

Cover, a technology startup in Los Angeles, is bringing the design, engineering, and manufacturing of prefabs into the 21st century.<p>When Alexis Rivas was working for a high-end residential architecture firm in Toronto, he marveled at what big budgets–think between $40 and $100 million per …

Eckhart Tolle Reveals the Best Strategy to Deal With Anxiety and Depression

We all know what anxiety is. That feeling that arises when we react to perceived threats.<p>Some people experience it daily and intensely. Others …

Mindfulness

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

Marcus Krause's lung cancer wouldn't stop growing. Then he took a new kind of blood test

<b>In late August 2014, Marcus Krause, a 53-year-old photographer from Atlanta, received a phone call from his oncologist.</b> Krause had been waiting for …

The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

Research Again Finds That Talk Therapy Can Change The Brain

In the ongoing search to find effective treatments for mental health disorders, recent years have brought some interesting findings. One of the latest is from a new study in <i>Translational Psychiatry</i>, which suggests that people who have cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) have measurable changes in the …

The Brain

5 Mantras to Help You Become Calm and Confident

Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? According to Sherianna Boyle, the answer is most definitely yes. She is the author of</i> …

A Purring Rescued Leopard Directs His Human to Where on His Head He Wants to Be Scratched

In 2010, a beautiful African spotted leopard named Voodoo at the Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center in Louisburg, Kansas, purred and …

Cover Up: The Best Foundation According to W Editors

Quickly Learn the Differences Between Most Home Design Styles With This Chart

Whether you’re hunting for a new home to rent or buy, real estate listings love to use specific design terminology like “traditional ranch,” or …

The Surprising Speed of Om: Meditation Benefits Your Body Surprisingly Fast

Studies have suggested that meditation promotes brain activity, boosts the immune system, helps with insomnia, reduces pain, and increases the …

7 Important Digital Skills All Marketers Should Master In 2017

Marketing isn’t what it was 10 years ago (or even 5), with all the advancements of technology and data the past few years have brought. According to HubSpot, half of all new marketing hires will require technical skills. Here are some that will probably be on that list of job requirements.<p><b>1.</b> …

Marketing

Best job search websites

The job market isn't as dire as it was six or seven years ago, yet finding employment still feels like work in and of itself. As more and more college degrees are issued each year, the prospective pool of employables -- your competition, that is -- grows proportionally. To stay ahead of the curve …

It’s Creepy, But Not Illegal, For This Website To Provide All Your Public Info To Anyone

This week, the social media world has been alight with warning about a “genealogy” site that makes just about anyone’s information — addresses …

Naps might be saving your brain

Want to save your brain? The secret may be as simple as napping.<p>A new study that analyzed 3,000 Chinese adults over the age of 65 found that those …

Research

How dropping acid saved my life

Some time ago – for reasons that will become apparent I am not allowed to say when, exactly – the American writer Ayelet Waldman scored some LSD. She did this, not on a street corner or via the dark web, but middle-class style, through an acquaintance of an acquaintance, for which reason the drug …

Mind

6 Personality Tests That Will Actually Help You Learn About Yourself

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Humans have a weird desire for self-awareness, even …

Harry Potter

Want a Lifetime of Better Brain Function? Science Says Stop Doing This (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

We all want brains that function at their best, today, tomorrow, and--we hope--for the rest of our lives. What can we do to make that happen? To try and answer that question, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital studied 17 "superagers," people over 65 who have the mental function of those …

The Brain

Déjà vu Is a Neurological Phenomenon Scientists Claim

Have you ever experienced déjà vu? If so, you are among the 60-70% of the population who has. The majority of those who report déjà vu are between …

Anxiety Took Over My Life

It started at the beginning of my junior year of high school in a warm, loud classroom. It was at that notorious point in our high school careers …

Mental Health

Comic Series Takes A Candid Look Inside The Mind Of Someone With Anxiety And Depression

When Holly Hindle draws herself, she draws herself as a bear. For Hindle, 27, bears make her comics more relatable and provide an escape from body …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement