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11 Memory Facts That Prove Your Brain Is Weird

Yes, false memories are a real thing.<p>Yup, your brain is literally writing the story of your life, chapter by chapter.<p>In one study on this, 23 people read six stories on a screen and later were given a test to see how much they remembered from the narratives. Christian Jarrett at the British …

How Levi's 501s Maintain Their Iconic Status

Best of GQ<p>The rapper talks about her rise to fame, the truth behind her rumored gang affiliation, getting black-market butt implants, and—of …

Lifestyle

Our Religions: Are they the Religions of Humanity Itself?

/ Feb 24, 2015<p>Contrary to popular opinion, Charles Darwin did not originate the idea of evolution. By the middle of the 19th century, the mere <i>fact</i> of …

American exceptionalism is a sick joke

Endless incarceration. Extrajudicial killing. Pervasive surveillance. America is anything but a model democracy<p>"The sovereign is he who decides on the exception,” said conservative thinker Carl Schmitt in 1922, meaning that a nation’s leader can defy the law to serve the greater good. Though …

Surveillance

From Scottish teen to ISIS bride and recruiter: the Aqsa Mahmood story

<b>(CNN) —</b> In November 2013, 19-year-old Aqsa Mahmood gave her father, Muzaffar, a long hug goodbye. As if it were a normal day, she said "Khuda hafiz," which means "May God be your guardian," and left the family home in an affluent Glasgow, Scotland, neighborhood.<p>Then she went off to pursue violent …

Al-Qaeda

8 Ways Sex Affects Your Brain

Inventions

Why is it difficult to make friends after 30?

I am grateful to have cherished friends from childhood I talk with often but seldom see. I’ve also maintained college friendships formed nearly 20 …

Relationships

Why smoking pot feels so good: New neuroscience explains marijuana and the brain

Might marijuana actually prevent age-related memory loss? New science suggests we have lots to learn about pot<p>What drug is enjoyable and, under some circumstances, might actually be good for your brain? Can smoking this substance prevent age-related memory loss, for example? To answer these and …

Cannabis

Rich People Are Less Sad—But They Aren't Any Happier Than The Rest Of Us

Life is a little less miserable when you can throw money at your problems.<p>There is a lot of research to suggest that richer people are more satisfied with their lives than poorer people, at least up to a certain point when their most important needs are met. But life satisfaction is different from …

How Your Brain Ignores Distractions

From the feeling of clothes against the skin, to the sounds of cocktail party chatter, the human brain is constantly blocking out information that …

The Brain

20 weird psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

According to the research, love and attraction happen thanks to your hormones, your interests, and what your parents look like.<p>We've scoured the studies and collected some of the weird psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you.<p><i>This is an updated version of an article originally</i> …

Psychology

Using Social Psychology to Counter Terrorism

Given recent terrorist attacks in France, Canada, and Australia, a number of Western thinkers argue that in order to defeat Islamic extremism, we …

Psychology
Sexual Health

Why Delete Facebook: Facebook Addiction Similar to Cocaine Addiction

As use of Facebook—as well as other social sites—has steadily increased in recent years, researchers have begun to question whether humanity has a …

Social Media

Earth’s Biggest Extinction Due to Climate, Volcanoes: Researchers

Scientists may have found the smoking gun that ties massive volcanic eruptions in Siberia to the huge Permian extinction, known as the Great Dying. Researchers have discovered that chemicals pumped out of the volcanoes created acid rain that led to the death of some 70 percent of life on land and …

Climate Change

Scientists Discover 'Reset' Button For Brain's Biological Clock

There's a master "circadian clock" in your brain that maintains your rhythms of sleeping and waking -- and for the first time, scientists may have found a way to control it.<p>Researchers at Vanderbilt University have discovered a "reset" button for this biological clock, which could pave the way for …

Neuroscience

The Unspoken Reason Why Wedding Photography is So Expensive

Here’s a common complaint: “Why is wedding photography so expensive?”<p>One of the most common complaints about wedding photography is that it’s too …

Why going “retro” can be a good thing in the world of photography

Have a look at the comments in this The Verge article on the Olympus EP-5 when it was released. You’ll find a variety of people bitching about too …

Cameras