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Is This the Modern Mood Ring? A Rundown of the Coolest Color Changing Gems

Essential info about color-changing sapphires, diamonds and alexandrite.<p>A new generation of dynamic color changing jewelry is providing a fresh take …

The Best Minimal Jewelry Brands Everyone Should Know

I'm kind of obsessed with minimalist style. Even though the trends everyone's talking about at the moment are far from subdued, I still have a real …

What Are Fidget Rings? The Stylish Jewelry Actually Has An Important Purpose

The fidget spinner trend might be out of the spotlight, but that doesn't mean that people still aren't in need of a way to help settle their minds. …

This Blind Fish Is Giving Scientists a New Perspective on Diabetes

In the inky depths, it's used diabetes to survive.<p>The pale, eyeless pink Mexican cavefish is surprisingly chubby for a fish that lives in an …

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

We like to start the day with a hearty breakfast and a cup of strong coffee or tea. But what else does it take to get your day off on the right …

5 Books That Will Inspire You to Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Sometimes, all you need is a reminder of where you're headed.<p>I am an avid reader. I read because there is so much incredible material out there to learn from, but I also read to stay inspired. In the same way movies and YouTube montages and podcasts inspire, books can have a tremendous impact on …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

Google Photos

Google Is Teaching a Free Online Course

Google engineers are sharing their knowledge through a new online course.<p>The class, on education website Udacity, will focus on deep learning, a …

Modern Mexican Restaurants

Perhaps inspired by their own late-night cravings, chefs are opening Mexican restaurants all around the US that focus less on authenticity than on …

A relationship expert explains why happy couples cheat

For the past 10 years she has traveled the world working with couples who, as she says, "have been shattered by infidelity."<p>The word "infidelity," Perel says in the TED talk "Why Happy Couples Cheat," can mean many different things.<p>"The definition of infidelity keeps expanding," Perel says. …

TED Talks

This behavior could be the No. 1 secret to likability

Everyone wants to be liked.<p>On Quora, there's a lengthy thread dedicated to sharing tips and tricks to win people over.<p>While reviewing the answers, we noticed a common theme: Focus less on yourself and more on your conversation partner.<p>Users recommend that you "create the space for others to feel …

Self-improvement

This beautiful tree explains modern art history

The tree below, drawn by Miguel Covarrubias in 1940, is an amazing way to visualize the history of modern art in the West. It traces the different schools that sprang up, from post-Renaissance France to surrealists like Salvador Dalí.<p>You can click on each of the red icons in the image to learn more …

Art

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

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Your Guide to Must-Have Fall Makeup

Study: Loneliness Isn't A Symptom, It's A Disease

The holidays are traditionally seen as a time of togetherness, but for many people they are just the opposite. For the millions who experience ongoing loneliness, the holidays are reminders of social connection they lack, with the effect of deepening their darkness. Since loneliness often …

Sex Sells: 15 Racy Fashion Ads

From Calvin Klein's iconic shoot with Mark Wahlberg and a teenage Kate Moss to Gucci's controversial body hair, we rounded up some of the most risqué fashion ads of the past. See which ones made the cut<p>Yes, it is a little oxymoronic that the fashion industry attempts to sell clothes by having …

Designer Jenny Packham's Glamorous #NYFW Collection was Inspired by a Particular 70's Socialite

British designer Jenny Packham's shimmery show at New York Fashion Week is making us want to get invited to a chic cocktail party, stat. From …

Joining Strengths and Mindfulness (Book Review)

<b>Kathryn Britton, MAPP '06, former software engineer,</b> is a coach working with professionals to increase well-being, energy, and meaning in their work …

Mindfulness

Why do we hate seeing photos of ourselves?

There you are, clicking through your friend's Facebook album, when suddenly you happen upon a picture of yourself — or rather, a slightly less …

Bargaining With Your Past Creates Regret in the Present

Your life has been a string of events that leads you to where you are now – in part determined by doors opened, doors closed, and the history, …

Positive Thinking

In Close Relationships, Opposites Might Attract After All

It’s almost a truism in the psychology of intimate relationships that similarity is a more fertile breeding ground for couples than complementarity. …

Psychology