Category: Lifestyle

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What to Say to Someone Who Lost a Parent or Loved One

What to Say to Someone Who Lost a Parent or Loved One

Because finding the right words can be very difficult. By Matt Berical The death of a parent or loved one is one of the most traumatic moments in a person’s life. It is a wholly transformative event, one that requires time to come to terms with, frequently alters behavior, and sometimes necessitates the editing of the...

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6 Ways To Become A Better Listener

6 Ways To Become A Better Listener

Humans have an average eight-second attention span. You’re going to need to do better if you want to get things done. by Stephanie Vozza Ever zone out while someone is talking? Of course. We all do. The average human has an eight-second attention span. With electronic distractions competing for your time and an abundance of...

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Too Many Americans Will Never Be Able to Retire

Too Many Americans Will Never Be Able to Retire

Without more babies and immigrants, the country won’t be able to support its aging population. by Noah Smith Traditionally, Americans could look forward to a comfortable retirement. After four decades in an office or a factory, sometime in their 60s they would lay down their burdens and enjoy a final couple of decades with time...

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“1 Heart” for Survivors of Heart Disease

“1 Heart” for Survivors of Heart Disease

Heart disease is a term covering any disorder of the heart. Unlike cardiovascular disease, which describes problems with the blood vessels and circulatory system as well as the heart, heart disease refers to issues and deformities in the heart itself. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of...

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How Dog Parks Took Over the Urban Landscape

How Dog Parks Took Over the Urban Landscape

Birthed from the counterculture of the ’60s, the pet playground has witnessed a major shift in how Americans relate to their canines By Alissa Greenberg smithsonianmag.com A Friday afternoon at Ohlone Dog Park in Berkeley, California, is a riot of canine joy. A collie chases a ball with thrilled abandon; a boxer puppy learns to...

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Brandon Anderson: Fitness, Resolutions, Youth Obesity & More

Brandon Anderson: Fitness, Resolutions, Youth Obesity & More

A recent survey found a third of Americans with resolve to change something on Jan. 1 focus on diet and fitness. For children and adolescents aged 2-19 years1: The prevalence of obesity was 18.5% and affected about 13.7 million children and adolescents. Obesity prevalence was 13.9% among 2- to 5-year-olds, 18.4% among 6- to 11-year-olds, and 20.6% among 12- to 19-year-olds....

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Don’t Ask People What They Want, Watch What They Do

Don’t Ask People What They Want, Watch What They Do

Understanding user motivations, daily habits, and patterns helps create insight that informs and inspires teams to create better solutions for people. by Max Ogles Nir’s Note: Irene Au is a design partner at Khosla Ventures and former Head of Design at Google, Yahoo, and Udacity. In this interview, she chats with Max Ogles about design...

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Is There an Upside to Having No Social Life?

Is There an Upside to Having No Social Life?

For one month, Madeleine Dore declined all in-person activities with friends to see if it would make her more productive – with surprising results. by Madeleine Dore The trick to being successful could, in fact, be simple. From my own experience interviewing highly successful artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs I’ve found one of the most...