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Reading has been proven to help sharpen one extremely important emotion

"Fiction might be the mind's flight simulator," Keith Oatley wrote in a new review of the research on reading and mental health, published Tuesday in Trends in Cognitive Sciences.<p>Research into the psychological impact of literature suggests that when we read stories in which characters are rich and …

Psychology

Why new moms don't have to give up on sleep - Futurity

Sleep specialist Katherine Sharkey says "sleep when the baby sleeps" may not be the best advice. Her research may offer new moms some hope for …

15 Little Things You Can Do Every Day that You Never Knew Could Make You Smarter

Do you want to become smarter? Many people want to exercise their brain regularly, but struggle to find the time or money to take classes or invest …

What Parents Should Tell Their Kids About Finding a Career

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>“After board dinners, we inevitably sit around and talk about our kids and their careers,” Dave Calhoun recently told me. “Frankly, we’re often at a loss with how to help them.” If someone with Calhoun’s experience has trouble with this – he’s chairman of Nielsen’s board, sits …

Employment

This Noodles in a Jar Recipe Is Better Than Your Average Ramen

Even though <b>ramen</b> is basically every college student's go-to food when they need sustenance or some quick noodle goodness, that doesn't mean that you can't liven it up a bit. Instant ramen noodles can be pimped up by <b>adding fresh ingredients</b>. However, why not just make it fresh from the get go and …

Curries

Cute Puppy

Puppies

Family Emergencies: Organize Your Life To Keep Your Career On Track

<i>Keeping your career on track is a challenge. In this series, we’ll look at what it takes to survive – and thrive – in 2015! This post touches on that sensitive topic: what to do when you have a family emergency.</i><p>No matter how well you think you’ve planned your work, sometimes life throws you a curve …

Personal Finance

Meds Don't Make Women Crazy—Trauma Does

There's a good reason women use more meds than men—trauma. A survivor of childhood rape makes the case for medication.<p>I remember parts of that night …

7 Simple Methods To Fight Against Your Unconscious Biases

What you think you believe and what your unconscious associations reveal about your beliefs are often very different.<p>I believe in the power of women to build inspiring careers in all types of fields.<p>At least, that’s what I <i>thought</i> I believed. It’s what my conscious mind thinks, at least.<p>My …

Computer Science

The latest Japanese fad is actually an old one enjoying a comeback

In Japan, food fads come and go. They can be as fleeting as the cherry blossom petals that bloom and fall to the ground just days later. The latest …

Cherry Blossom

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Learning new languages will literally make you see the world differently

Researchers have found that people who speak more than one language literally see the world differently, <i>ScienceMag</i> reveals. Researchers have found …

Language

How to make perfect salt and pepper squid

I still remember the thrill of my very first Chinese meal, in a restaurant in exotic St Albans back in the late eighties. There were banana fritters and hilarious chopstick lessons, pancakes you could eat with your hands and carrots carved to look like flowers; in short, it was an eight-year-old's …

FoodRecipes

Slow-cooker chicken pho<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>over 2 hours<p>Serves<p>Serves 4<p>This wholesome Vietnamese noodle soup recipe uses the slow-cooker to make a richly flavoured stock for its base.<p>Equipment and preparation: For this recipe, you will neeed a medium-sized electric …

Slow Cookers

Easy Garlic Fried Rice (Sinangag)

No need to throw left-over rice when you can make this easy, tasty and versatile garlic fried rice. Tried and tested!<p>In the Philippines, rice is …

This Week in Recipes

Appetizers and Condiments<p>Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Bean and Pasta Soup)<br>• Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai (Steamed Chinese Dumplings)<br>• Ponzu-Ginger Dipping Sauce<br>• Coconut Curry Dipping Sauce<br>• Black Bean Dipping Sauce With Maple Syrup<br>• Thai-Style Dipping Sauce<br>• Kimchi and Honey Dipping Sauce<p>Mains<p>The Best Japanese Pork …

Food & Dining

More Than 3.14 Pie Recipes for Pi Day

<i>Just like the number, our love for pie has always been a little irrational, so we're revisiting this post from two years ago. Because pie.</i><p>Food nerds and math nerds unite: It's pi(e) day! Which means we'll be rolling out dough while rattling off as many digits behind 3.14 as we can …

A Chef Explains How to Make Kale and Other Healthy Foods Not Taste Awful

The prune-based sauce is great on chicken (Bringardner likes to make it with port, cloves, ginger, black pepper, and star anise if you have it). Here are some other helpful hints from the chef:<p>When roasting <b>beets</b>, line your baking sheet with parchment paper (so you don't stain it). Bake at 400ºF for …

Different Solutions

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‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Comic Strips

Rock Star Psychologist Steven Pinker Explains Why #TheDress Looked White, Not Blue

<i>Pinker is the author of ten books, including</i> <i>The Language Instinct</i>, <i>How the Mind Works</i>, <i>The Blank Slate</i>, <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature</i>, and most recently, <i>The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. It’s no surprise, then, that he would have perhaps the clearest</i> …

Harvard

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

He also recommends mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste and using it in lieu of a traditional toothpaste. Simply add a few drops of three percent hydrogen peroxide to plain baking soda and mix it until it forms a paste—then apply it to your tooth brush as normal.<p>This shouldn't …

Leonard Nimoy’s Passion for Photography

Actor Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83. While famous for his role as Spock in the original <i>Star Trek</i>, what a lot of people may not …

Leonard Nimoy

11 Awesome Productivity Tips That Will Radically Improve Your Life | Inc.com

With the abundance of demands on our time today, it's easy to feel like we're losing control. Even if we've decided what really is important, we still require a few sensible suggestions to assist us in organizing our time more effectively. That is the purpose of these 11 tips for time management …

Time Management

Did Gravity Save the Universe from 'God Particle' Higgs Boson?

The recently discovered Higgs boson, which helps give particles their mass, could have destroyed the cosmos shortly after it was born, causing the …

Physics