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Humor is attractive to men and women — but not in the same way. The research shows women like men who make them laugh, and men like women who laugh at their jokes.

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Behold, the wonders of petrichor.

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IF YOU FIND yourself in a bookstore, Peter Mendelsund can be hard to avoid. His dust jackets wrap big-name contemporary releases like  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. He’s created ingenious covers for reissues of Dostoyevsky, Kafka, and other literary…

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Once in a while, it is healthy to doubt yourself, to ooze a tiny bit of self-awareness. But a new psychology study from Ohio State University found evidence that an individual’s career paths is influenced by their own levels of self-confidence and, to…

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During periods of transition, the holidays, or anytime life starts to get a little complicated, a quick yoga break (even just 10 minutes, if that’s all you have) can take the edge off. J. Michael Taylor of Yoga Among Friends in Downer’s Grove, IL, has a…

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If you’re a working-age American, then there’s a good chance you’re looking forward to a long weekend, courtesy of Labor Day. But how much do you actually know about the national holiday?

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Dmitri Mendeleev might have designed the original periodic table – a graphic representation of all the basic building blocks of the universe – but artist James Harris has done something way cool with that template — the Periodic Table of Storytelling.

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Are you drowning under the sea of information on personal development? You wonder what you should really focus on in order to get results? It is while I was trying to answer that question that I came up with 5 fundamental rules. I believe that these 5…

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This is the story — kept secret at the time, still largely unreported today — of how the most infamous disease in history broke into New York City in the midst of World War II. This is the story of the ominously-named “Wyoming matter,” and how it took me…

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Most of us don’t mind when small details from the books are changed (though some of us do – looking at you, Lord of the Rings fans.) But when the filmmakers drastically change the story or tone of the book, things can get weird. Take these ten books, for…
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