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Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

The cognitive trick that elite athletes use to achieve seemingly impossible goals

In July 2011, I was crawling down the aisle of a plane on my hands and knees while passengers screamed around me. We were on a flight from Spain to the US, and we thought our number was up.<p>The plane had hit a bout of extreme turbulence just as I’d left the restroom, causing the aircraft to shake …

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Facebook Is Definitely Contributing To Your Misery, According To This Harsh New Study

When it comes to social media, we all face a similar dilemma. “Am I spending too much time gawking at other people’s lives when I could just as easily be living my own?” Are all these videos of six million pound alligators and opera singing golden retrievers really <i>doing</i> anything for me? Although …

Researchers Discover That Laziness Is Actually Contagious

<i>This story was originally published on Gizmodo</i><p>Ooft, this is harsh. A new study shows people tend to unconsciously imitate the lazy attitudes of those …

Why The Vote on Internet Privacy Means You Need a VPN

Regulation Rollback<p>What would be at risk if your browsing history went public? Most people have nothing to hide aside from embarrassing Google …

Want an Emotionally Stable Kid? Brain Science Says to Stop Letting Them Do This | Inc.com

In the United States, there are now more televisions per home than human beings. And:<p>Children between 8 and 18 watch an average of <b>three hours</b> of television per day<br>• Close to one in three children lives in a home where the TV is on either all or most of the time<br>• On average, 61 percent of kids under the …

Psychology

Fasting Gives Us Longer Life, But It Goes Against Everything We Think of as Healthy

New health revolution or dangerous nonsense?<p>For his breakfast on 11 July 1966, 27-year-old Scotsman Angus Barbieri ate a boiled egg, a slice of bread …

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7 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Scrambled Eggs

Achieve total fluffy perfection by following these easy cooking tips.<p>Eggs, of course, are one of the Best Foods for Runners. And like spaghetti and PB&J, scrambled eggs are one of those incredibly simple dishes that everyone knows how to make...right?<p>Nope. Turns out almost everyone is doing it …

11 Things You Need To Know About Introverts

I can't tell you how many times I've had my introversion mistaken for something else. It's either mistaken as coldness, arrogance, or weirdness, just to name a few things.<p>I can see why, too. Introversion isn't an easy thing to read. Most of my friends are, as you might've guessed, boistrously …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 21 – The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S Kuhn (1962)

The American physicist and philosopher of science coined the phrase ‘paradigm shift’<p>Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) did not invent the concept of scientific revolution, but he gave it a special meaning and created a phrase – “paradigm shift” – so popular that it received the ultimate accolade: no fewer …

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Scientists Reveal The Working Hours That Won't Harm Your Health

We all know that slogging it away for hours on end at work isn’t exactly the funnest way to spend your time and in recent years, staying back late at …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Science

Faster Than Light! Incredible Illusion Makes Images 'Time Travel'

Using a weird phenomenon in which particles of light seem to travel at faster-than-light speeds, scientists have shown that waves of light can seem …

Physics

LSD makes the brain more ‘complete’, scientists say as they claim to have unlocked secrets of hallucinogenic drugs

LSD makes the brain more “complete”, scientists have claimed in a pioneering and controversial new study.<p>The drug breaks down the parts of the brain …

Taking LSD leads to 'improved psychological wellbeing' - study

Research has found that psychedelic drugs can improve levels of optimism and openness - while a separate study has found they may help prevent domestic violence<p>LSD can make you more optimistic and more open to experience, according to a new study by researchers at Imperial College London.<p>The study, …

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

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How to Write Something That People Will Actually Read

This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>"As for how to write well,” writes Paul Graham, “here’s the short version: Write a bad version 1 as fast as you can; rewrite it over and over; cut out everything unnecessary.”<p>It’s all too easy to follow his first piece of advice and then neglect to follow …

Like Your Coffee Black? Congratulations, You Could Be a Psychopath

A new study claims to have evidence that people with a taste for coffee are more likely to be psychopaths. According to Yahoo, "Psychology researchers at Innsbruck University in Austria found that people who expressed a preference for bitter tastes (like coffee) were more likely to be vain, …

6 scientific tips to improve your writing - Futurity

A new book uses insights into the reading brain to give writers clear-cut, science-based guidelines—and to debunk some classic writing advice.