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12 Science-Backed Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

From chewing gum to having more sex, here are some things you can do to boost your brain power.<p>6 min read<p>There are a variety of things a person can do, at any age, to make themselves smarter. And they're easier than you think.<p>One simple way to make yourself smarter is to believe that it's possible …

The Brain

Could Bolton hold the secret to happiness?

Those were the top answers when the people of Bolton were asked to answer a survey four years ago.<p>The answers have now been analysed and compiled in …

7 Things You Should Never Get Rid Of

It’s always a good idea to cut clutter whenever you can, but if you get rid of these items you’ll regret it for sure!<p>Photographs<p>Although you may want …

Think your tap water is perfectly safe? Think again

"America is facing a nationwide drinking water crisis," says the co-author of a new report that finds one in four Americans were served by tap water that was unsafe or not properly monitored in 2015.<p>The report published Tuesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows there were 80,000 …

‘I don’t know who I am without it’: the truth about long-term antidepressant use

Prescriptions have doubled in a decade, but very little is known about the effect of taking SSRIs for years and years. Is it a lifesaver or a happiness trap?<p>Sarah never planned to take antidepressants for 14 years. Three years after she began taking them, when she was 21, she went to her GP and …

Depression

This Single Test Could Identify Every Virus That's Ever Infected You

Blood tests are no fun. Luckily, a group of researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, along with others, have come up …

Microbiology

13 things only people who experience sleep paralysis know to be true

Sleep paralysis, which has been called “the night hag,” and described as “the witch on your chest” (it’s for some reason associated with vilified …

The 100-year-old couple – still married, still going strong

Morrie and Betty Markoff, 103 and 100, say that there’s no particular secret to their very long marriage, other than tolerance, respect and luck. But why has Morrie never told Betty that he loves her?<p>‘We don’t know anyone else over 100. We are really oddities: two people married for 78 years, one …

Los Angeles

Small Things You Do Can Make You Way More Productive, Here's How

<i>Blink.</i><p>It’s 9:50 AM. Work starts in 10 minutes; I am punctual, awake, and ready for the day. <i>Awesome</i>.<p><i>Blink.</i><p>1:00 PM.<p>Wait, what?!<p>I shut my eyes tightly …

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events—rather than the events themselves—that determines …

The Science Behind How Sleep Makes You Smarter

A good night's sleep is the foundation of physical health and mental energy.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a science geek. I like to know why a particular approach to life or technique for success works. Otherwise, I tend to glaze over when faced with …

Humanity

Why does it take so long to recover from pneumonia?

I was diagnosed with pneumonia in October. The doctor told me to rest, really rest. She told me to expect to feel better after a couple of days of antibiotics, but that I still must rest. She told me I would have good days, but they would be followed by bad days.<p>After a week of antibiotics, the …

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6 Tips to Stop Overthinking

Whether they beat themselves up over a mistake they made yesterday or fret about how they’re going to succeed tomorrow, overthinkers are plagued by …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Every Day

The good news is that, according to science, you have the ability to control the happiness you feel.<p>Although it is, more or less, everyone's ultimate life goal, long-term happiness is something the average person finds incredibly difficult to achieve. The good news is that, according to science, …

Happiness

10 Tips To Cheer Up When You're Feeling Low

Feeling low? We've all been there!<p>There are times when everything seems so difficult to achieve. You are going to face a lot of hardships in your life. You'll be met by criticism and people will try their very best to break you and bring you down. It is usually at such points in life when you are …

Kelly Brogan M.D. - What Functional Medicine does TO your brain [Functional Forum]

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13 Incredible Facts to Help You Unleash the Power Of Your Mind

The road to evolution starts with understanding the power of your mind.<p>Successful people create their own reality wisely using the power of the brain to create the outcomes they want in life. They truly believe they can achieve anything they set their mind to.<p>Irrespective of their current …

The Brain

The Importance of Early Alzheimer's Detection and Recognition

Putting politics aside, President Ronald Reagan was an extraordinary Alzheimer's victim role model. Reagan recognized and publicly acknowledged his disease while his faculties were still in the early stages of decline. His heartfelt November 5, 1994 letter to his "fellow Americans" demonstrated the …

Privacy Conscious Jennifer Lawrence

Privacy is totally her thing probably<p>Does Jennifer Lawrence take privacy seriously? I mean, it would make sense right?<p>Sadly, JLaw was one of the many …

10 Things You Need to Stop Doing for a Happier Life

Don't we all seem to be endlessly searching for happiness? Sometimes we blame circumstances or people for the things that make us feel otherwise, when in fact it all starts within ourselves. It all begins within our own minds.<p>If you feel like your search for happiness never ends, and all you wish …

Behind a vegetative patient’s shocking recovery

Two years ago, Juan Torres was in hospital and in a vegetative state. Not only did he recover, he remembers what happened<p>“I don’t really know what …

Brain scan may predict chance of coma recovery

Brain scans may predict the possibility of someone recovering from a coma, a new study suggests.<p>Using a scanning technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), doctors have zeroed in on a poorly studied brain region called the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) that appears to be …

Articles about how technology can improve lives older adults on Dwell.com - Dwell

Joseph Coughlin, the founder and director of MIT’s AgeLab, shares his insights on aging in place.<p>As founders of a thriving design collective and parents to three young children, Matthew and Jesse Hufft have their hands full,...<p>An exhibition at Design Museum Holon showcases products that marry …

Rash of brain cancer cases in Indiana sparks probe

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health is asking the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help investigating a potential cluster of brain cancer cases.<p>State health officials started looking into concerns this summer that an unusually high number of people living in the …

For Babies, Copy-Cat Games Provide a Social Compass

Researchers begin to understand infants’ imitations<p>In 2014 the neuroscientist John O’Keefe won a Nobel Prize for showing that mammals have “place cells” in their brains—an inner mapping system that helps them find their way in the physical world. Now it seems that a particular group of …

Oprah Talks to Diane von Furstenberg

If you've never had the pleasure of meeting the beloved fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, let me tell you what it's like: First, she envelops …

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The one thing you should do every Sunday evening to guarantee a successful week

Most people spend Sunday nights watching TV, relaxing, and trying not to think about the challenging week ahead. After a calm weekend spent with my family or enjoying free time, I'm also ready to take it easy.<p>But, before I drop my head down on the pillow I practice one very critical habit to ensure …