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Hey, Extroverts! Here are 7 Reasons Alone Time Really Is Important for You

Being constantly busy with zero alone time <i>seems</i> perfect for the extrovert—and if you consider yourself one, you probably have a tendency to overpack …

Psychology

Habits Of Successful Relationships

How Past Habits Can Destroy Your Relationship<p>I once met a couple who truly struggled at releasing past habits. One of the partners really had a hard …

Self-help

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Prenatal Development

This mindfulness trick is super-effective at calming anxiety

People are saying the results are instant<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of …

Mindfulness

It's not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain

Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?<p>As a society, we are used to the idea that we feed our bodies, and that our diet shapes our waistlines. But many of us forget that the same diet also feeds our brains, …

Nutrition

Your brain can reveal who your true friends are: Study shows how similar neural responses predict friendships

The brains of close friends react to the world in similar ways, so does this mean we form natural echo chambers?<p>You may have a lot of things in …

Psychology

Could disrupted sleep be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease?

New research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found strong evidence that disruptions in sleep cycles could be an …

Neuroscience

This peptide may explain female sexual behavior

A new study finds that a particular peptide — kisspeptin — plays a vital role in female sexual behavior. It could open the door to better treatments …

Neuroscience

Most unhappy people are unhappy for the exact same reason

We’d all like to be a little happier.<p>The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a generally negative outlook. Bad things happen, to us and in the world. …

Happiness

You'll Love This Honey-Mustard Broccoli Salad

I didn't grow up in a broccoli slaw or broccoli salad household. In fact, I was in my early 20s before I learned of this mystical creation and …

Healthy Eating

Ways women say no, non verbal signals, and how to ask if they’re enjoying sex

The Aziz Ansari allegations recently shared by Babe, and the ensuing conversation around the situation, have painted a disappointing picture of what …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Self-improvement

A Lykke life: the six pillars of happiness that keep the whole world smiling

Meik Wiking could be the happiest person I’ve ever met. It’s raining, his favourite independent coffee shop in London is closed and we’ve been forced to seek refuge in a nearby chain, and he’s still smiling.<p>But then the Dane knows a thing or two about staying chipper. As the CEO of the Happiness …

Happiness

3 bad mistakes even the best parents make

There are plenty of bad parents out there, but if you're reading this article, you're probably not one of them.<p>Truly bad parents don't show much of an interest in scientifically validated parenting practices, nor are they generally much inclined to introspection and self-criticism.<p>But just because …

Self-improvement

9 Weird Interview Questions Companies Use to Reveal Your True Self

There is plenty of creative thinking happening on these companies.<p>Where do you see yourself in five years? What is your biggest weakness? Why should we hire you?<p>If you've interviewed for enough jobs, you've probably answered those questions so many times you could do it in your sleep. They're …

Masturbation side effects: Myths and facts

Masturbation is a normal and healthy sexual activity with few side effects. Many bizarre claims surround masturbation, such as going blind, and most …

Opinion: I’m a brain specialist. I think Trump should be tested for a degenerative brain disease

When President Trump slurred his words during a news conference this week, some Trump watchers speculated that he was having a stroke. I watched the …

The Brain

Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom's 5 Minute Cure for Procrastination

You need just 5 minutes to stop putting off your biggest, scariest goals.<p>Five minutes doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish anything of real importance. That's why, when we have these little scraps of time to spare, we often just throw them away on social media or cat videos.<p>But according to …

6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

6 morning routines that are hard to adopt but will pay off for life

The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that's what a 2009 University of Leipzig study found. The researchers concluded that "morning people …

A Neuroscientist’s Diary of a Concussion

One evening in April, driving home from a university function, I was stopped in freeway traffic caused by roadworks somewhere up ahead when I felt a massive jolt. The back of my head hit the headrest, then my head lurched forward and I felt something hit the inside of my forehead with a squishy …

10 Inspiring Quotes to improve Your Worst Day

1. “Anyone who has ever made anything of importance was disciplined.” — Andrew Hendrixson<p>2. “Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform …

How to be resilient: 8 steps to success when life gets hard

<i>“Stick with it!”</i><p><i>“Be resilient!”</i><p><i>“Never give up!”</i><p>I see a lot of stuff about resilience, persistence and grit. What I don’t see is a lot of legitimate …

Self-help

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them

Goals only get achieved when you prioritize them the right way.<p>I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The …

Motivation

17 Household Objects You Thought Were Useless But Are Actually Genius

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Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

Dinosaurs would have survived if asteroid hit Earth elsewhere, scientists claim

When the cosmos shoots pool, it plays for keeps. It sank a six-mile-wide rock in our pocket of the solar system 66 million years ago. The smack of the asteroid against Earth released energy on the order of billions of atomic bombs. Dinosaurs were the cataclysm's most famous victims, joined by sea …

Paleontology

How to make your life better by sending five simple emails

How to make your life better? All you need is email.<p>I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with …

Loneliness

3 Things to Do the Second You Feel Anxiety Coming On

There's nothing worse than getting anxiety about the fact that you're having anxiety. This acute awareness only propels you down the rabbit hole of …

Depression