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7 Memory Myths That Will Make You Go "Huh"

Your memories are not necessarily your own.

Donald Trump sexism tracker: Every offensive comment in one place

Fat. Pig. Dog. Slob. Disgusting animal. These are just some of the names that Donald Trump has called women.<p>The President of the United States has been widely called out for his objectification of women - he has a tendency to criticise them for their looks - and sexist remarks.<p>From saying no one …

Donald Trump

How to piss off a feminist

1. Ask me whether I am a feminist or a feminazi.<p>If you’re the kind of person who believes that fighting for gender equality is just like …

Feminism

What’s Inside An Introvert’s Head (6 Pics)

Some of you may have seen a post we did recently about the various differences between introverts and extroverts. Well now we’re back to show you …

7 dumb things you do every day that are not your fault

Despite the best efforts of scientists, the human mind is still an enigma.<p>What we do know is that our brains are crammed with absurdly complex wiring, leading us to ask ourselves almost daily, "why did I do that?" and "how could I forget that?" and "what the heck is wrong with me?"<p>Below are seven …

BBC - Earth - The sinister reason why people fall in love

Romance may have existed in some form long before the origin of humanity, and some believe it was born out of death and violence<p>Your heart beats a little faster, glands open to secret tiny dribbles of sweat, and your body starts producing hormones, which make you feel a bit giddy and warm …

How To Get Good Grades While Studying Less

Wouldn’t it be awesome to know you could get better grades without having to rack your brains and put your life on hold?<p>I teach some of the most …

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

What You Should REALLY Look for in a Guy

I never insisted on a man who checked all the boxes. But once I saw myself as someone who deserved to be picky, the whole world changed.<p>"I'm done with men who don't know what they want from life," my friend Catherine told me when we were in our late 20s. "A guy can either pledge his undying love to …

27 Hilarious Tweets About Med School That Will Make You Laugh Then Cry

"I sincerely regret every nap I passed up on as a child."

Superpowers are real! Five mutant abilities already among us

A mutation is a permanent alteration in a gene. They play a substantial part in evolution, as well as in abnormal biological processes like cancer. …

How to train your brain for high performance

For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought patterns of successful people and how to replicate them.<p>In the process, he's created a fascinating and (it seems to me) quite useful model …

12 Rarest Medical Conditions The World Has Ever Seen

It's mind-boggling how much luck goes into creating a healthy human being.<p>With only a slight mutation of a very small strand of genetic information, …

18 Hybrid Animals That Are Hard To Believe Actually Exist

Legend is full of strange, hybrid creatures, and Photoshoppers have dedicated countless hours to creating new ones. But this list contains no …

North Atlantic

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

5 Ways to Banish Negative Self-Talk for Good

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Sarah Elizabeth Richards for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Erica Bartlett has spent most of her adult life saying horrible things to herself. As a heavy teenager, her greatest hits included: "I'm so ugly. No one will ever be attracted to me. I can't stand to see how big I look in the mirror. I …

8 Quick Ways To Improve Your Attention Span

We spend half of our waking hours with wandering minds. Here are eight easy things you can do to regain your focus.<p>If your mind tends to wander, you’re not alone. Turns out, human brains are in the moment for just over half of our waking hours–a sad 53%–according to a study from Harvard University. …

University of California

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

11 Things All Introverts Should Know

There's more than one meaning of "introversion", and it's not the same as being shy.

Cockroaches: The insect we're programmed to fear

Why are we so revolted by roaches? Rachel Nuwer visits her own personal insect hell to find out, and discovers a disturbing truth about our future with these creatures.<p>What’s your earliest memory? For me, the answer is not pleasant.<p>I’m about four years old, and I’m sitting in the green-carpeted …

Insects

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

Body Language

5 Scary Health Effects Of Sleep Deprivation During The Teen Years

90 percent of teens are sleep deprived -- and the health costs could be significant.<p>Sleep loss can take a devastating toll on the mind and body at any stage of life, from early childhood to older adulthood. But for teenagers, who are at a critical stage of development, skipping out on sleep can be …

The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Curly Hair

Wash<p>"Shampooing can make curls look frizzier, so try to do it no more than twice a week," says Timothy Brad Wandrey, the director of education for …

Hair

Guy Talk: 20 Flirting Moves that Work

You may not consider yourself a flirt, but anything you do--consciously or unconsciously--to show interest in someone may actually be interpreted as …

Relationships

13 Things Only People Who Feel Deeply Can Understand

It is not unusual to have strong emotions and be deeply connected to the world around you. This is a strength that the world could use more of. …

If Aliens Exist, Would They Have Sex?

Humans love to ponder whether alien life is out there, and what it might look like. So here's a burning question: Would extraterrestrials have …

Biology

#FreeTheNipple: Topless women are far braver than me

In a week where Naomi Campbell and Femen activists have bared her breasts for entirely different reasons, Radhika Sanghani explains why she's (tentatively) on board with #FreeTheNipple<p>Naomi Campbell just 'freed her nipples'. The supermodel posted a black and white shot of her naked torso onto her …

Cruel practice of ‘breast ironing’ affecting millions of girls

<b>The horrific practice of beating girls’ chests with hot irons to stop their breasts growing is happening right here in the UK.</b><p>Leyla Hussein, an …

Cancer