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14 weird brain exercises that could actually make you smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and sharpen your mind.<p>'Neurobic' exercises are like cross-training for your brain<p>Giving your brain new experiences that combine physical senses—vision, smell, touch, taste, and …

6 Ways Your Siblings Affect Your Health

Whether you’re best buds or can’t be in the same room without arguing, there’s no question that you and your sibling(s) share a lifelong bond. …

An Introduction to the Dunning-Kruger Effect

At one point or another, you’ve probably heard someone speak with confidence on a topic that they actually know almost nothing about. Psychologists …

The Best Small Space Bedroom Solutions We Saw This Year

Small bedrooms can be tough to furnish. But finding affordable, storage-savvy furniture for your tiny bedroom is even harder. That's why it pays to …

A Robot Mocked Elon Musk and His Grim A.I. Predictions. He Didn’t Take It Well

This week, billionaire businessman Elon Musk was teased by a robot for being too paranoid about the possible dangers of artificial intelligence, and …

Human Brains Are Able to Predict the Future Before the Eye Can Tell It What Happened

No need to invest in a crystal ball, your brain can already see into the future, well...sort of. Our eyes move faster than our brain is able to …

Feast Your Eyes on Some of the Year’s Best Wildlife Photography

The British Ecological Society has announced the winners of its annual photo competition, and it features fantastic photos of fearsome predators …

Training An Adorable Baby Fennec Fox To Sit

Apparently fennec foxes make pretty good pets, but if fox owners can get their fox to stop tearing up the furniture, climbing the curtains and …

Pets

15 Amazing Gifs That Out Users Use To Describe Their Cats

We all know that cats aren't all lovey dovey all the time... or if ever. So we decided to ask our facebook I Can Has Cheezburger Users to send us a …

Top 12 Myths About Cats

You may find yourself surprised when you learn that many of the "facts" you've heard about cats are not really true. Don't fall for these myths and …

The Five Minute Journal

The simplest thing you can do to start your day happy<p>Based on positive psychology research. The journal you'll actually stick with.<p>F<p>The Five Minute …

Weekly Roundup: 5-minute productivity hacks to beat procrastination, boost energy, and regain focus

I can’t help but cringe a little whenever I see the words ‘productivity’ and ‘hacks’ in the same sentence. Most productivity hacks are in the ...The …

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged …

Procrastination

The 25 Most Profound ’Shower Thoughts’ On Reddit This Week

"If you believe the earth is flat, do you also believe the sun and the moon are flat?"<p>The shower isn’t just a place to sing. Separated from our cellphones, standing under running water often allows people’s minds to run free.<p>Reddit has an entire “Shower Thoughts” subreddit dedicated to “the …

These 21 Life Hacks, Involving Everyday Objects, Are Actually Pretty Doable

Problems. Solved.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Bonobos, Nicest Primates on the Planet, Make Humans Look Like Monsters

"You want to be nice to someone who’s going to be important for you."<p>Among the countless shitty things humans have done in the past year, we’ve …

Evolution

The 'Most Famous Wolf in the World' Lived Hard—and Died Tragically

In 2012, “the most famous wolf in the world” was shot by a trophy hunter outside the sanctuary of Yellowstone National Park. She was known as ’06, …

Wildlife

15 Standouts from the 2017 Nat Geo Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

<b>Contest entry period ends November 17th, 2017</b>National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2017 Nature Photographer of …

The Story Behind a Landscape Photograph

What is it about landscape photography that draws us back into nature? Is it waiting for the perfect light to hit the mountains overlooking a vast, …

Fine Art Landscape Photography (Part 1): The Magically Appearing Photograph

There are two ways to photography: registration and creation. Let me be clear that, before we get into a short essay about self-acceptance in art, …

Kruger should cull 88% of its elephants, says hunter Ron Thomson

<b>Celebrated hunter Ron Thomson believes that 88% of Kruger National Park’s elephants should be culled.</b> Our summary below is a brief one – for more …

Police fail to prosecute single person for killing endangered birds of prey in 2016, warn RSPB

Police failed to prosecute a single person for killing endangered birds of prey last year, the RSPB has found, despite scores of deaths.<p>The bird conservation charity estimates that at least 81 raptors were illegally killed in 2016, but for the first time in 30 years no one was brought before the …

Wildlife

Thieves Are Breaking Into Zoos and Stealing Rare Animals

Krefeld, Germany<p>Officials at the European zoos that have been targeted think organized crime is to blame.<p>On the first day of school in Krefeld, a city in Germany near the Rhine River, the zoo was nearly empty. Overhead a low, gray sky dribbled rain, and the animals must have been enjoying the peace …

The 10 most-traded animals on the endangered list from tigers to turtles

Massive volumes of endangered wildlife products are being illegally traded in south east Asia to treat medical ailments.<p>The World Wildlife Fund says …

Trump Budget Undercuts U.S. Commitment to Global Wildlife Conservation

By William H. Funk<p>Proposed funding cuts to environmental programs in President Trump's proposed 2018 budget have drawn anxious attention from around …

Quick Classroom Exercises to Combat Stress

I’d like to describe some practices that not only address the stress response in the limbic brain areas, but also attend to sensory and motor systems …

Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild.

NICOLET, Quebec — I’m sitting in an outdoor pen with four puppies chewing my fingers, biting my hat and hair, peeing all over me in their excitement.<p>At eight weeks old, they are two feet from nose to tail and must weigh seven or eight pounds. They growl and snap over possession of a much-chewed …