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25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

5 Low-Fat Foods That Are Making You Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Corbis)</i><p>You may know that so-called low-fat and fat-free diet foods are often packed with sugar, salt, and chemical-laden additives. There are lots of "<b>healthy foods that aren't really healthy.</b>" But did you realize that your body digests these "healthy" …

Men's happiness in later life is determined by the age of 27

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh find that if you're not on the path to happiness by the time you're 27, you're unlikely to get there at all<p>Men who fail to reach their early career goals by the age of 27 may experience a reduced sense of well-being and happiness in later life, new …

Happiness

What Your Shower Habits Say About You

<i>By Phil Mutz, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>Some people use coffee to wake themselves up in the morning, but I use a nice hot shower.<p>In fact, if I don't have time to shower, you <i>definitely</i> don't want to run into me that day. A morning shower is the perfect way to wake up my brain. I even start to run …

17 quotes that take you inside the mind of billionaire investor Mark Cuban

He sold his first company, MicroSolutions, for $6 million. He did even better with his next company, Broadcast.com, which he sold to Yahoo for almost $6 billion.<p>Almost immediately after, Cuban sold all of his Yahoo stock, netting $2 billion in cash for himself. Weeks later, the market crashed.<p>Since …

Customer Service

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

5 annoying and dangerous things that happen when you eat too much protein

Protein keeps your hard-earned muscles happy, your stomach from growling an hour after you eat, and your metabolism humming at a fiery pace. But just like other really good things, getting tons and tons of extra protein isn't always better. Here, five weird ways your body can go haywire when you …

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Universe

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Mindfulness

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Why eating late at night may be particularly bad for you and your diet

Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring some sweet, salty or carb-rich treat even though you weren’t hungry.<p>Scientists are getting closer to understanding why people indulge after dark and to determining whether …

Nutrition

New Study Shows THIS One Thing Makes a Happy Couple

Being genuinely happy for your partner seems like a given. When they get that big promotion they’ve been after or finally run that eight-minute mile they’ve been working on, you should be just as stoked as they are. But we’re human and let’s be honest, sometimes if something doesn’t directly …

Research

Microsoft says the Xbox One is ‘doing things that can’t be done’ on the PS4

As we’ve discussed countless times over the course of this console generation, the PlayStation 4 is the clear winner in terms of international sales. …

For $200, Samsung's latest Gear VR headset is a no-brainer

If you're the owner of a new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, an extra $200 will get you Samsung's Gear VR Innovator Edition, one of the first virtual reality headsets available to the public. Like others following the Oculus Rift story, I assumed that all VR headsets still presented issues like …

Virtual Reality

Microwave-powered rockets could be a game changer for space travel

Escape Dynamics, a start-up in Colorado, recently tested a prototype of their new rocket engine. But instead of launching a rocket powered with …

What Really Makes You a Happy Person?

According to current popular ideas about the science of happiness, 10% of the variance in happiness in a given population is due to life …

19 books by CEOs that will teach you how to run the world

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.<p>From the memoir of a former gang member to an analysis of the most efficient hiring methods, here are the best leadership books from people who …

Here's a simple psychological trick to get people to do you a favor

What if they feel like you're bothering them? Or using them? What if they say no, or worse, don't even bother responding?<p>But according to psychologist Robert Cialdini, the author of "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion," there's an easy way to get someone to give you what you need: Do something …

Bodybuilding supplements fuel eating disorders in some men, study suggests

Gym rats may seem to be the picture of good health, but a new study suggests that many men who prioritize their workouts are abusing legal bodybuilding supplements to achieve their lean and muscular look.<p>More than 40% of men surveyed by researchers from the California School of Professional …

7 Fundamentals of Success and Happiness Only You Can Deny Yourself

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life's biggest frustrations and disappointments come from expecting too little of yourself and too much of others. Expectations shape all of your relationships, including in the workplace. By setting your expectations for yourself and …

Crackdown 3 effectively turns your Xbox One into the most powerful console ever made

So, Crackdown 3 might be the most impressive demo I've ever seen. We'll have a full preview up later today, but suffice it to say that all that …

7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

12 High-Carb Foods That Are Incredibly Healthy for You

By Adda Bjarnadottir<p>Carbs have been unfairly blamed for causing the obesity epidemic.<p>However, the truth is that not all carbs are created …

Jillian Michaels Workout: 4 Amazing Abs Exercises

This tough workout will give you sculpted abs and killer confidence<p>Pretty much every woman on the planet is more than a little obsessed with flattening out the region between her breasts and pelvis—and it ain't easy!<p>"I did a poll on Facebook asking which area of your body you struggle with most," …

Workouts

Brown dwarf aurora found; could inform exoplanet searches

Scientists have detected a powerful glowing aurora in the atmosphere of a celestial body known as a brown dwarf, light-years away from our solar system.<p>The discovery suggests that when it comes to the behavior of their magnetic fields, brown dwarfs -- objects that are kind of neither here nor …

Rocket could defy laws of physics, fly to moon in 4 hours

German scientists have confirmed that the so-called "EMDrive" rocket created by NASA could defy the known laws of physics and be capable of flying to …