Alex Soliman

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A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism

By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.<p>For Markus Heilig, the years of dead ends were starting to grate.<p>A seasoned psychiatrist, Heilig joined the National Institutes of Health in 2004 with grand …

Neuroscience

Rose McGowan Releases Letter on Anthony Bourdain and Suicide, Demands People Not Blame Asia Argento For His Death

McGowan's letter also reveals Bourdain sought professional help from a doctor before taking his own life.<p>Rose McGowan has published an open letter …

It's Completely Fine To Swear In Front Of Kids, Says Science

If you're anything like me, you've felt the panic of accidentally cursing in front of a child or even a group of young children, and then immediately …

The mini guide to Dutch slang

Dutch can be a difficult language for foreigners to learn. Mainly because the Dutch use a lot of slang phrases. Here are some of the phrases you will …

N.L. accent the outlier among English speakers across Canada

Canada is known for its vast land mass and a variety of landscapes. But whether you can see mountains or grasslands in your backyard, almost all …

Why you should totally drop that F bomb

It turns out your parents, teachers, principals and priest were all wrong. Swearing isn’t bad. In fact, it might even be helpful, and science is here …

That Smells Like ... Um, I Can't Think Of A Word For It!

A strange smell had invaded my apartment. It was sour and pungent like rotting meat. Or maybe it was more like old fish. It was kind of like both of those things with a hint of spoiled milk. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, blame the English language. It's not just me; it's very …

"Dummy Words" Have No Meaning

But They Do Have a Grammatical Function<p>In English grammar, a <i>dummy word</i> is a word that has a grammatical function but no specific lexical meaning. …

Language

This Beautiful Infographic Illustrates The Tree Of Languages

Tracing languages back to their roots can be an interesting way to see how the world's languages have developed and evolved over time, but the …

Infographics

7 Body Language Tricks That Will Make People Like You

<i>This article originally appeared in Motto.</i><p>There’s no question that body language is important.<p>And according to Leil Lowndes in her book <i>How To Talk To</i> …

Body Language

Science Explains Why Early Birds Have Better Mental Health Than Night Owls

Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to …

Scientists Have Grown The World's First Artificial Embryo, And It's Nuts

Building life from scratch.<p>In a world-first experiment, scientists have managed to grow a functional, artificial embryo from scratch, using two types …

The Scientific Technique That Will Double Your Learning Speed

Here's the one trick you need to know to learn faster.<p>You're busy. When can you possibly find the time to learn something new or brush up on your skills when there are a thousand other things on your to-do list?<p>Oprah and Bill Gates follow a five-hour rule, in which they dedicate at least five hours …

TED Talks

Why do some of us find it easier to forgive? Neuroscience sheds light

Whether we condemn the villain in a movie or feel that somebody has wronged us personally, many of us make moral judgments on a daily basis. From a …

Psychology

Yoga is the key to relieving long-term back pain, new study suggests

With its catalogue of headstands and one-legged contortions, it might be thought yoga was best left only to those in peak physical condition.<p>New research from the US, however, suggests the group of people who could most benefit from adopting the lotus position while locating their spiritual core …