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The Best Places to Visit This Summer

If you’re starting to resent your friends’ exotic vacation posts right about now (why did you book that Montauk rental again?!) or you're still asking "Where should I go in August?" you can stop your FOMO bellyaching. Here, we’ve compiled our summer vacation ideas—all the hotel openings, cultural …

James Beard

Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more

What’s the sign of a life well lived? If you were to judge by LinkedIn resumes alone, you might be impressed by prestigious job titles and accolades. But in person, the importance of these formal achievements quickly fades away. Regardless of career success, there can be something very dispiriting, …

Neuroscience

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most importantly, what makes them so successful and productive.<p><i>"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private</i> …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

100 Awesome Business Ideas For 2016

Are you planning to start <b>most profitable small businesses in 2016</b>? If yes then here are the <b>100 awesome business ideas 2016</b> for you to start a small …

4 Ways Your Brain Tricks You Into Spending

Your subconscious mind loves to shop.<p>We know how retailers trick us into spending. Putting more expensive branded goods at eye level in grocery …

1 In 6 People Has a Sex Fetish. A Neuroscientist Explains Why

This sex researcher has interviewed hundreds of people with peculiar erotic tastes. Here’s what she’s learned<p>You might think that fantasizing about being swallowed by a large animal sounds weird.<p>But a new study in the <i>Journal of Sex Research</i> finds that paraphilias—unusual sexual interests—are …

Diapers

Texas Superintendent Says Obama's Trans Letter "Going Straight to the Paper Shredder"

On Thursday, Texan superintendent Dr. Rodney Cavness said that he would not heed President Barack Obama's historic declaration urging school …

Why Don't Millennials Support Capitalism? 5 Young Founders on the New Rules of Business Success | Inc.com

How do millennials feel about the current state of the U.S. economy and the system behind it? According to a recent study conducted by Harvard University, which polled young adults between the ages of 18 and 29, not so good: 51 percent of survey respondents said they do not support capitalism, and …

Entrepreneurship

Stars Turn Out at Cannes: Pictures

Cannes

3 Milwaukee teens accused of livestreaming sex act on Facebook

Milwaukee police have issued a search warrant after three local teens reportedly skipped school to broadcast themselves engaging in sex acts on Facebook Live to classmates and on-lookers around the world.<p>Two Milwaukee girls (ages 14 and 15) and a 15-year-old boy reportedly ditched class to engage …

Livestreaming

Can Quantum Physics Solve Time Travel's Most Famous Paradox?

Maybe you can go back in time and kill your grandfather.<p>If you have ever sat down and thought about time travel for even half a second, you have grappled with the Grandfather Paradox. Of the many mind-boggling questions raised by the specter of time travel, it is probably the most common. What …

5 hobbies that will make you smarter

Work is never enough.<p>We all need to have hobbies other than our work to add value to our lives.<p>Finding activities that are rejuvenating is important, because it helps us maintain a proper work-life balance.<p>To prevent mental and emotional burnout, we need to disrupt our routines with a spark of …

The Cognitive Science Behind Repeating Mistakes

Being constantly late, losing your phone, spending too much money, dating the same inadvisable people—these are all errors that human beings make over and over again. But it has more to do with how the brain is wired than with a lack of discipline. In attempting to understand where we went wrong, …

11 Mental Habits That Will Improve Your Business Savvy

Want to become a savvier entrepreneur? Follow these tips.<p>Psychology and business success go hand in hand. It's been well documented that people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson all have unique mindsets that have contributed to their success.<p>Thoughts become words, words become …

A social media campaign to get Saudi women driving finds support but also mockery

Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women cannot legally drive. Over the past few days, the hashtag #ساقود_سيارتي_١٥_يونيو (#IwilldrivemycarJune15th") has trended across social media, scoring tens of thousands of mentions on Twitter and other platforms, according to BBC Arabic.<p>The …

Social Media

Who wields the knife?

THEY don’t drink, they don’t get tired and they don’t go on strike. To hospital managers, the idea of robots operating on patients without human …

50 People Share Their One-Sentence Inspirations for Becoming Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m obsessed with the back stories of how people started their companies. From 2011 to 2013 I read 197 books, dissecting the tech sector, which resulted in my first published book, <i>Hacking The Valley.</i><p>Recently, I created a Facebook group …

Maybe It's Not Such A Great Idea To Bring People Back After Brain Death

The reasons have nothing to do with zombies<p>A trial to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of patients who have been declared clinically dead has been approved. Reanima Advanced Biosciences aims to use stem cells, injections of peptides, and nerve stimulation to reverse “brain death as …

James Martin

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

All Those Retweets Could Be Doing THIS to Your Brain

We’re taking a hint about the ugly side of social media, thanks to some of the latest science reports. With Twitter quickly becoming an outlet for 140 characters of negativity and our scrolling-through-Facebook habit being a reason we can’t sleep, we’re kinda seeing the point of cutting back. Now …

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

<b>Research indicates the brain’s frontal cortex controls vision; it leaves out things in plain sight.</b><p>A sportscaster lunges forward. “Interception! Drew …

Neurology

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

European Travel

Zapping Your Brain Can Make You Creative, Science Says | Inc.com

Researchers at the University of North Carolina explain that alpha waves, which were considered the equivalent of your car gear in neutral, actually represent the time in which the brain is free of executive functions (planning, executing, focusing) and can make connections of old ideas into new …

The Brain

How the Brain Processes Images

No matter where we call home, where we were raised, or what we ate for breakfast, our brains process information pretty much the same as anyone else …

The 5-Minute Habit That Can Change Your Life

In today’s world, it’s incredibly easy to get sidetracked from doing what truly matters to you. Every day, we are bombarded by distractions from all …

Time Management

To boost your creativity, procrastinate

Procrastination, it turns out, may not be such a bad thing after all.<p>The most effective way to tackle a new creative assignment is to put it off for a while, according to psychologist Maria Konnikova.<p>“You’re actually doing the smartest and most productive thing in the world if you waste time,” she …

Creativity

Free Will Is An Illusion: The Brain Tricks Us Into Thinking We Are In Control - PsyBlog

For anyone who has ever done something and then immediately wondered why, this study is for you…<p>Free will may actually be an illusion created after …