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Psychology shows it’s a big mistake to base our self-worth on our professional achievements

Contemporary society has some very wrong-headed ideas about what constitutes success. Popular thinking holds that a person who went to Harvard is smarter and better than someone who attended Ohio State; that a father who stays at home with his kids is contributing less to society than a man who …

20 Cheap And Easy DIYs Beauty Addicts Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

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Is Intelligence Genetic?

A study has found 52 genes responsible for intelligence, raising questions.<p><b>By Raffaele Ferrari, UCL</b><p>Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what …

Genetics

Become a Better Visual Storyteller by Following These 10 Rules for Better Composition (VIDEO)

Most great photographers are also accomplished visual storytellers who understand how to draw viewers into their scene and direct their eyes to the …

Photography

How to Get Thicker Hair Naturally in 3 Easy Steps

Particularly as we get older, many of us have wondered how to get get thicker hair naturally. After all, as we try to cover grays and battle …

Hair Care

Why being awkward makes you more likely to succeed

Psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of "Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially awkward and Why That's Awesome," explains why awkward people are more likely to demonstrate "striking talent." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>There is a stereotype in our culture that some people are too smart</i> …

Self-improvement

The 30-second trick to brightening your dark under-eye circles

Be honest: Do you log more hours with your computer or your BFF? Especially if you need to be in an office all day, your screen time is probably …

Skin Care

How to Recover When You’re Sleep Deprived

“Missing out on sleep deprives your brain synapses, muscles, ligaments, and joints of the chance to reset and renew,” says Matthew Edlund, M.D., the …

Sleep

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

Graduate School

These are the best books ever, according to the Goodreads community

We’re always on the hunt for new books to add to our reading lists. That’s why we use Goodreads. It’s one of the easiest ways to find new titles and …

Literature

7 Nutrients That Keep Your Brain Young, According To Science

While genetics and exercise play a large role in your brain health and risk of developing dementia, diet is quite influential, too. There is no …

Brain scans shed light on an extinct species

It's not exactly easy to study the Tasmanian tiger. The marsupial has been extinct for over 80 years, and it wasn't given much scientific attention when it was alive -- settlers saw it as a threat to their livestock, not a curiosity. However, that isn't about to stop scientists from learning more …

Women's memory can begin to decline in their 50s, claims new study

A new study has suggested women start losing their memory and the ability to think as quickly in their fifties, an age range earlier than previously …

The Brain

Caffeine Helps Conscious Memory Recall in College-Age Students, Study Finds

While the dominant theme in education is focused on the current pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, and her vigilance in implementing …

MRI Reveals a Complex, Intelligent Brain in Extinct Tasmanian Tiger

Tech & Science<p>For the first time, scientists have peered into the brain of a long-extinct animal: the Tasmanian tiger, a rangy and fierce carnivore …

A brain wide chemical signal that enhances memory

How does heightened attention improve our mental capacity? This is the question tackled by new research, which reveals a chemical signal released …

The Brain

Becoming Immortal: The Future of Brain Augmentation and Uploaded Consciousness

If you’ve ever worked with a virtualized computer, or played a video game ROM from a long-defunct console on your new PC, you understand the concept …

Consciousness

Science Reveals That Hypnosis is Real

I always loved the hypnotist show at the state fair in the summertime. A smooth talking showman usually asks for volunteers from an attentive crowd. …

The Brain

5 Science-Based Strategies to Quiet Your Mind When Your Brain Is Buzzing | Inc.com

There's something to be said about the energizing hum that comes along with doing, succeeding, producing. But a peculiar phenomenon tends to happen when we force ourselves to work incessantly, to buzz like a bumblebee from thing to thing in the constant quest for "enough". That hum, as so …

Brainwaves

Here's A Clear Sign You Might Be Too Dependent On Your Phone

If you’ve fallen victim to “phantom phone alerts,” the mysterious phenomenon where you think your phone is buzzing but it isn’t, it may be time to take a tech break. Experiencing the nonexistent vibrations could be an indicator that you are pathologically reliant on your cell phone, according to a …

Mental Health

Mindfulness Meditation May Help Treat Anxiety Disorders

Our understanding of the ways in which meditation works in the body and brain is becoming more and more nuanced with every study that comes out. Not only does a meditation practice seem to change the structure of the brain in certain ways, but it also seems to affect the way it functions. One way …

The Brain

Women Really Do Multi-Task Better Than Men, Science Says

Makes sense.<p>Your suspicions have been confirmed: women are better than men at multi-tasking, and a new study has discovered one possible reason behind it.<p>According to research published by the Royal Society Open Science, female sex hormones acting on the brain may determine women's ability to …

Gender

One unusual sign your IQ is higher than average

Good news for people who have a dark, twisted sense of humor.<p>Got a sadistic sense of humor? While you might get side-eye from colleagues after cracking a joke no one else finds funny, here's the good news. It might be a sign of a higher IQ.<p><b>More From Inc.com: The Top 10 Global Startup Hubs of 2017</b><p>A …

AOL

Art Exhibition Celebrates Drawings By The Founder Of Modern Neuroscience

What Einstein did for physics, a Spaniard named Santiago Ramón y Cajal did for neuroscience more than a century ago.<p>Back in the 1890s, Cajal produced a series of drawings of brain cells that would radically change scientists' understanding of the brain.<p>And Cajal's drawings aren't just important to …

Study: Split brain fails to yield split consciousness

Jan. 25 (UPI) -- New experiments show split brains don't produce split consciousness, as previously theorized.<p>A split brain is not one sawed in two, …

The Brain

Scientists may have proven women are better at multitasking than men

Women are less affected by interference when carrying out certain tasks than men, and hormones may play a part in this discrepancy. Our recent …

Nicotine shown to reduce symptoms of schizophrenia

For years researchers have noted an unusual association between smoking and schizophrenia. Across multiple studies it was identified that people with …

Neuroscience

Here’s What Happens in Your Brain When Your Life Flashes Before Your Eyes

It’s a well-known trope in movies, books, and pretty much any other form of storytelling where the protagonist has a near-death experience: At the …

Meditation training increases the ability to perceive the self in a more healthy, present-moment way

Mindful self-awareness is associated with decreased activation of brain regions associated with rumination, according to research published in the …

Mindfulness

11 Surprising, Delicious Foods That Boost Brain Power

You may choose certain foods to prevent bloating, avoid inflammation, and get glowing skin—but what about boosting your brain power every time you …