Alena Layton

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How Kraft Used Psychology to Make Its Mac and Cheese Go Viral

Kraft Heinz recently changed its iconic mac and cheese recipe--and didn't tell anyone. Here's why that was a genius move.<p>Question: How do you change an iconic brand to which millions of Americans have an emotional attachment without causing an uproar?<p>Answer: You don't tell them it changed. (Until …

Raising Consciousness

Some seemingly unconscious patients have startlingly complex brain activity. What does that mean about their potential for recovery? And what can it …

The Brain

How To Have A Good Relationship With Yourself

Everyone has something they’d like to change. The desire for self-improvement and progression is innate. It is in our DNA.<p>Unfortunately, when it …

Change Your Verbs, Change Your Life

When we change our verbs, we significantly change our lives. I've known this for a long time, and have written books about it, but it took a heart attack in late January for the changes to stick:<p><i>Tolerating, maintaining, doubting, arguing, hating.</i><p>Embracing, nurturing, believing, inquiring, …

How to Reclaim Your Single Status Without Getting a Divorce

It's time to renegotiate the terms of the agreement.<p>We’ve been told for so long that married people live longer, happier lives. Still, when recent research shows that husbands create seven extra hours of housework for their wives per week, it seems like women get more of the longer part than the …

Same-Sex Couples

‘Women Like Cuddling More Than Men,' And 6 Other Couple's Sleeping Myths You Needed To Stop Believing Yesterday

From 1951 to 1957, real-life spouses Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz portrayed a married couple on TV’s “I Love Lucy” -- a married couple who slept in separate twin beds.<p>My, how things have changed.<p>Today, of course, the image of a couple sharing a bed is an acceptable one in pop culture. But at the …

Sleep Disorders

The FBI confirmed it screwed up and reset the San Bernardino shooter's iCloud password

The FBI has shed more light on its involvement in what is shaping up to be the most controversial piece of evidence in the investigation of San Bernardino terror suspect Syed Rizwan Farook: his iCloud account password.<p>Hours after Farook's iPhone was recovered by law enforcement, the password to his …

Why do relationship breakups hurt so much?

Love is like a drug, and withdrawal from addiction is disruptive and damaging. In this extract from his new book, Idiot Brain, neuroscientist Dean Burnett explains the chemical processes behind the heartbreak<p>Have you ever found yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days on end, curtains …

15 Secrets to Traveling Like a Local

Here's how to not to stick out like a sore tourist thumb.<p>There are as many different ways to travel as there are places to visit in the universe. And if you're the type who loves walking around a new city in a herd of people dressed in matching outfits and led around by a person holding a flag, …

Travel

A couples psychologist reveals what to look for when you're dating

Like, will-shape-the-rest-of-your-life good for you.<p>Relationship psychologist Peter Pearson tells Tech Insider that single people should <b>"date as much as they can manage or tolerate."</b><p>Because compatibility is something you can only find out about firsthand.<p>"I don't think you can go to a mountaintop …

We Are Defining Love the Wrong Way

It is time to change the meaning of the word “love.”<p>The word is mostly used according to the first definition given in the dictionary: “an intense …

Thomas Piketty on the rise of Bernie Sanders: the US enters a new political era

The Vermont senator’s success so far demonstrates the end of the politico-ideological cycle opened by the victory of Ronald Reagan at the 1980 elections<p>How can we interpret the incredible success of the “socialist” candidate Bernie Sanders in the US primaries? The Vermont senator is now ahead of …

What ACTUALLY Makes You Tired During Exercise

<i>Whether you've pushed your limits in a HIIT class or during a marathon, you probably already know that having a strong mental game is just as</i> …

Muscle

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 …

New details are emerging about Scalia's health before he died

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Texas county judge who decided no autopsy was needed following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has disclosed new details about Scalia's health in the days before he died.<p>Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara told the Associated Press on Monday she spoke …

El Paso

ADHD Is Fuel for Adventure

By second grade, it was clear that while Zack Smith could sit in a chair, he had no intention of staying in it. He was disruptive in class, spoke in a loud voice, and had a hard time taking turns with others. His parents fed him a ­series of medications for attention-deficit hyper­activity …

The 15 Elements of True Compatibility

These 15 elements of authentic chemistry establish not only attraction between two people, they form a deep and durable bond that defends any relationship through the test of time.<p>Chemistry is often described as inner fireworks that go off when two people connect effortlessly. I hear people say, "I …

Luxury Lifestyle

Why Saudi Arabia and Russia are still flooding the oil market

Investors sense that OPEC and other oil producers may be cooking up a deal to cut output in a bid to raise prices.<p>Crude oil futures jumped 12% in New York on Friday, making their biggest one-day gain since 2009 and rebounding sharply from a 12-year low hit earlier in the week.<p>Still, getting the …

3 tests people use to see if you like them as more than just a friend, according to experts

Relationships are complicated – otherwise divorce lawyers, relationship counsellors and infidelity dating websites would be out of business. Your …

Relationships

The 1975’s New Song Is Made For Disenchanted Lovers

listen to “somebody else” here<p>In any relationship that’s falling apart—romantic ones, especially—the thought of your current significant other being with someone else is one of the hardest things to accept. It could very well be the one thing keeping you two from breaking things off completely. …

The Hard Truth About Mastering Any Skill

Picasso is sitting in the park, sketching. A woman walks by, recognizes him, runs up to him and pleads with him to draw her portrait. He’s in a good …

Bilingualism Can Change Brain in Positive Ways

New research finds that bilingualism is associated with brain rewiring, a characteristic that can has many positive attributes.<p>“Recent studies reveal …

Linguistics

Write To Grow

I missed my flight.<p>There was no excuse. I was sitting in the airport lounge. I had arrived in plenty of time. I had my boarding pass and wasn’t far …

Your Brain Actually Works Better in Winter, According to Science

Science offers some consolation despite the terrible weather - winter actually does your brain and mood no harm.<p>February is basically no one's favorite month. By now, most of us are well and truly sick of winter, yet winter is far from done, continuing to torture us with nose-freezing temperatures …

The 4 Phases Of Developing Your Creative Voice

We all have heroes of our chosen craft. These are people we deeply admire, because their work moves us, and challenges us to be better at our own. …

Q&A Hotel Offers New York Travelers Something New

by John Scott Lewinski Feb 13th, 2016<p>It’s not every day that a new concept in hotels comes to a city that thinks it’s already seen it all come and …

This Self-Filling Water Bottle Harvests Clean Drinking Water From The Air

At a rate of 0.5 litres per hour.<p>An Austrian start-up has revealed plans to start selling a self-filling water bottle that extracts humidity from the …

Solar Panels

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …