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Mental illness and poverty: you can't tackle one without the other

A recent report recommends dealing with mental illness before poverty, but this overlooks the fact that the two are fundamentally linked<p>A recent report by Lord Richard Layard suggests that “Happiness depends on health and friends, not money”. The conclusions presented argue that the UK government …

Mental Health

Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things | Inc.com

We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively.<p>And that's why my <i>Inc.</i> colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.<p>Chris is an entrepreneur and writer, and if you like this post (and the next …

Time Management

Person of the year shouldn’t be Trump – it’s clearly Putin

From Brexit to the US election, Aleppo to post-truth, 2016 has seen the Kremlin chief’s dreams realised<p>Donald Trump should not have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year. That’s not to make the schoolboy error of presuming the award to be a badge of moral approval: I know it merely …

Russia

This Is Your Brain on Puns

Q. What do vegan zombies eat?<br>A. Graaaaaaaaaaaaains.<p>If that joke made you groan like the undead, thank your bilateral processing abilities. …

How to Become Infinitely More Attractive, According to Psychology

When we think about attractiveness, a fresh coat of lipstick, a striking outfit, and a fresh blowout stereotypically come to mind. At least, that's …

How the Most Emotionally Intelligent CEOs Handle Their Power

Most of the CEOs I’ve met and worked with had years to prepare for their jobs. As they entered middle management, most of them learned that being a good leader is more important than being a good do-er. Many have stories to tell about stumbling along the way, about micromanaging people, about …

John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95

He made history (again) by going to space at age 77<p>Few aviation pioneers were as long lived as John Glenn, the astronaut and former senator who passed at 95 years of age in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday afternoon. He was surrounded by family (including Annie, his wife of 73 years), reports the …

Building the brain: The project using supercomputers to unpick the mysteries of the mind

The Human Brain Project is an ambitious initiative that seeks to understand how the brain works by simulating it with technology. Could it help us …

Five Kinds Of Breaths Everyone Should Take

Breath is life—something we take for granted, but couldn’t do without. In times of stress or grief, often we hear advice to “take a deep breath.” But …

Yoga

People With Autism Have Unusually Symmetrical Brains, New Scans Reveal

This could explain a lot.<p>Brain connections in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show more symmetry across the right and left hemispheres, …

Why it's important to talk about successful black and Latino boys

While Chukwuagoziem Uzoegwu was growing up, his mother often would throw what he and his brothers called "educational tantrums."<p>On those weekends or on random days in the long stretch of summer vacation, the Uzoegwu boys would be barred from TV "from sun up to sunset," he said.<p>"Leisure time was …

High School

Expectations vs reality: The silent killer of relationships

We think this article from Upworthy is great! Derek Harvey really does give great relationship advice. Who said men are all bad at …

Relationships

Silicon Valley's new craze is flying to Peru to take a psychedelic you can't legally get in America

Psychedelics and tech entrepreneurship have long gone hand in hand. Steve Jobs experimented with LSD. Bill Gates dropped acid on occasion.<p>Ayahuasca, a psychedelic drug that induces mind-boggling hallucinations, is Silicon Valley's latest infatuation. Tim Ferriss, a well-known angel investor, …

Coping with narcissistic personality disorder in the White House

<i>A few days ago, I wrote a post for my Facebook friends about my personal experience dealing with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) in my family, and how I view the president-elect as a result. Unexpectedly, the post traveled widely, and it became clear that many people are also struggling</i> …

Psychology

How to Find Your True Calling

Many people are in search of their purpose, or true calling, in life.<p>And this is certainly a worthy endeavor - research has shown that knowing your sense of purpose adds up to 7 years of extra life expectancy.<p>But finding your purpose can be quite challenging since it can be an abstract and …

Ten Job-Search Habits To Break

Dear Liz,<p>I am a follower of your Pain Letter approach and I love it! Here’s what I have found. Only about one in four of the hiring managers I write to ever respond. The others just ignore my letter if they see it at all.<p>I have followed up on a couple of my Pain Letters. One manager I followed up …

Employment

How to Release Shame and Stop Feeling Fundamentally Flawed

<b>“But shame is like a wound that is never exposed and therefore never heals.”</b> <b>~</b><b>Andreas Eschbach</b><p>Shame. Everybody has it. Nobody wants to talk about it. …

Self-help

Tips, tricks and mistakes to avoid when motivating yourself, according to a psychologist

Those who feel guilty for skipping a trip to the gym or switching on the TV instead of picking up a book after a long day at work can take comfort in …

7 Steps to Developing Good Habits

Good habits and productivity go hand in hand. If you want to see positive changes with your productivity, there must also be positive changes with …

The Post

Five Myths About Landing a Good Job Later in Life

The conventional wisdom says it’s impossible. The facts say otherwise.<p>There’s a stereotypical view of job opportunities for older workers, and it’s not pretty.<p>It goes something like this. If you’re past 50 and thinking of a career switch, forget it. The opportunities for older workers in the new …

Stereotypes

Researchers may have uncovered an algorithm that explains intelligence

What if a simple algorithm were all it took to program tomorrow’s artificial intelligence to think like humans?<p>According to a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, it may be that easy — or difficult. Are you a glass-half-full or half-empty kind of person?<p>Researchers …

Artificial Intelligence

'Discounted' GABA drugs show promise as antidepressants - Futurity

New tests in mice suggest drugs that target the neurotransmitter GABA could serve as rapidly acting and more effective antidepressants.

Antidepressants

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …

Nobel Prize

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Creativity

Magnets can turn on/off the display of the Pixel and Pixel XL, potentially useful for flip cases

While designed by Google, the Pixel and Pixel XL share more than a few similarities with current HTC devices. Besides appearance, it turns out the screen of both phones can be turned on/off when used with cases that feature embedded magnets in the cover…<p>HTC’s first-party cases often take advantage …

Magnetism

US military successfully tests electrical brain stimulation to enhance staff skills

Study paves way for personnel such as drone operators to have electrical pulses sent into their brains to improve effectiveness in high pressure situations<p>US military scientists have used electrical brain stimulators to enhance mental skills of staff, in research that aims to boost the performance …

The Brain

Many People Get Stuck At The Third Stage Of Love - What To Do To Be The Exceptional Ones?

All romantic relationships are unique in their own way, but they also have many things in common. Most people who start a relationship want to find …

Relationships

Russia Unveils RS-28 Sarmat 'Satan 2' Nuclear Missile

Russia has declassified the first image of its new thermonuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile.<p>The RS-28 Sarmat could carry a payload capable of wiping out a landmass "the size of Texas or France," according to a report by the Kremlin-aligned Sputnik news agency.<p>Known colloquially as …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Applications for US unemployment aid remain at 43-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits stayed at a 43-year low last week in the latest sign that layoffs are …

Economics