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How breaking up with someone affects us psychologically

Becca Tapert / Unsplash Breaking up with someone is painful. According to scientific research, this is because the same areas in the brain are activated when we feel heartbreak and when we feel physical pain. Other studies have also shown that love is like an addiction, and losing it can …

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Fun, free things to do on New Year’s Eve in New York City

Firework displays are always free.Yana Paskova/Getty New York City should be on everyone’s list of once-in-a-lifetime New Year’s Eve destinations. The city is home to the world-famous Times Square ball drop, where last year more than two million people gathered in the chilly air to watch live performances and count …

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How to start collecting air miles

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images There are a number of things you should know before starting to collect air miles. The best place to start is by choosing one of the three main alliances and flying only with their partners. You can also get a co-branded credit card, open a checking account, …

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The psychology behind why we can’t keep New Year’s resolutions

Jerry Kiesewetter / Unsplash About 80% of people fail to stick to their New Year’s resolutions for longer than six weeks. Most resolutions involve trying to be healthier in some way. Psychological reasons we don’t succeed include overthinking how arduous our resolutions will be, and leaving ourselves mental get-out clauses. …

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Marriage advice from experts who are married

Learn from the pros.sylv1rob1/Shutterstock.com We interviewed four couples in which both partners are relationship experts about their best marriage advice. Common themes emerged, including: Stay curious about your partner, and know the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Ultimately, marriage is hard for everyone, but there are …

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Restaurants in Seattle’s Amazon neighborhood are failing

So far, Amazon hasn’t created the thriving “18-hour” neighborhood it promised.Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider When Amazon chose downtown Seattle for its massive urban campus, John Schoettler, Amazon’s vice president of global real estate, wanted to create a thriving “18-hour” neighborhood. To some extent, Amazon has succeeded. In a decade, nonstop development has …

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Knightsbridge flat for £10 to winner of competition

A view from the balcony of the home on offer in the competition. Your Laddr Your Laddr is offering people the chance to win a £3.2 million Knightsbridge home and a £56,000 car for £10.25. Entrants are asked to play a picture-based guessing game, and the best attempt will win. Owning …

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