6 SURPRISING DOWNSIDES OF BEING EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT.

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You might think life would be easier, happier, and infinitely more fulfilling if only you could rack up a few more IQ points. But that’s hardly the case, as evidenced by the 100-plus answers on a Quora thread titled, “When does intelligence become a curse?“ Users wrote about everything from the absurdly high expectations that people […]

The Tree Of Languages Illustrated In One Gorgeous Infographic.

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When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages of the world, they oftentimes use a tree metaphor. The textbook version tends to be drab and boring, however, which is why Minna Sundberg, the creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silenttook the time to create a much more imaginative version. Arika Okrent of Mental Floss writes, “An ancient […]

How To Remain Calm During Any Argument Or Conflict Situation, Backed By Science

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When we lose our cool in a conflict, nothing gets resolved and we can feel guilty for our loss of control. But it is possible to learn how to remain calm. People disagree. This is an inevitable part of life. However, minor disagreements often escalate into something much worse, largely because we don’t work out […]

Why personality and not skill makes you a great employee.

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A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some people are more successful than others at work, and the answers were surprising; leaders chose “personality” as the leading reason.   Notably, 78% of leaders said personality sets great employees […]

This Japanese doctor lived to 105. Here’s his advice for a long life.

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Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, credited with building the foundations of Japanese medicine and helping make Japan the world leader in longevity, often practiced what he preached. The physician, chairman emeritus of St. Luke’s International University, and honorary president of St. Luke’s International Hospital recommended several basic guidelines for living a long, healthy life in an interview with Japan Times […]

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER HOW TO ‘UPLOAD KNOWLEDGE TO YOUR BRAIN’.

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Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe. Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time, comparing it to “life […]