Barbara Holst

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The 1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

Behavioral Sciences

How to use Google search to find your lost Android phone

Run a search for your Android phone via Google it'll pinpoint the phone's location on a map. The feature even works with a lost tablet.<p>We've all lost our mobile phone at one point or another -- sometimes in our homes, sometimes in the car and sometimes out in the wild unknown. Now instead of …

Android News

LSD makes the brain more ‘complete’, scientists say as they claim to have unlocked secrets of hallucinogenic drugs

LSD makes the brain more “complete”, scientists have claimed in a pioneering and controversial new study.<p>The drug breaks down the parts of the brain …

Consciousness

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

Google Photos

Here's how to pick the safest artificial sweetener based on science

Yet there's surprisingly little we know about their effect on the body and brain, and studies trying to decipher this are inconclusive.<p>Manufacturers tout artificial sweeteners as a satisfying zero-calorie route to satisfying sugar cravings without the gut-busting punch of real sugar. But whether or …

Nutrition

5 Great Books To Read In March

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Books

This tiny 16-lens camera produces 52 megapixel photos

It's only the size of a smartphone, but Light's L16 "multi-aperture computational camera" houses an array of 16 individual camera units, each with …

Mobile Photography

7 Things That Get Me High Today (Instead of Booze)

<i>This was originally published at TheFix.com</i><p>A lot of people will say that one of the hardest things about sobriety is learning how to have free time. The time that would typically be spent using and getting high is suddenly an intimidating emptiness. For many people, free time is dangerous because …

Mental Health

Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children's genes

New finding is clear example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children<p>Ewan Birney: Why I’m sceptical about the idea of genetically inherited trauma<p>Genetic changes stemming from the trauma suffered by Holocaust …

Genetics

Zero-day OS X bug revealed in July already exploited in the wild

A 'zero-day' bug discovered in the latest version of Mac OS X has been exploited by real-world malware before Apple has been able to release a …

OS X

15 Movies You Need To See Before The End Of The Year

November and December will be two of the busiest months of the year with big releases out every weekend and the return of Jennifer Lawrence in two anticipated films.<p>From epics in space and sea to historical adaptations and buzzed-about sequels and comedies there's a little bit of something for …

Movies

Back-up brains: The era of digital immortality

How do you want to be remembered? As Simon Parkin discovers, we may eventually be able to preserve our entire minds for generations to come – would you?<p>A few months before she died, my grandmother made a decision.<p>Bobby, as her friends called her (theirs is a generation of nicknames), was a farmer’s …

Singularity

Beyond Reframing

"Reframing" is the art of shifting perspectives, and is considered a core skill in pretty much any field that involves directing people's perceptions, ranging from therapy to politics to marketing and advertising. A good re-framer can convince you that black is white, or at the very least that …

Blood Tests

Stick-On Tattoo Measures Blood Sugar Without Needles

Sweet news for diabetics<p>Diabetics often prick their fingers up to eight times a day to check their blood sugar. Researchers have long looked for a solution that provides constant monitoring without being so invasive, and researchers at the University of California San Diego have come up with a new …

Can Virtual Body Swapping Help Fight Racial Prejudice?

Brain hacking and optical illusions can increase your empathy for other races<p>In the wake of massive #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations, the ugly implications of racism in the United States have come to the foreground. Prejudice, whether conscious or unconscious, exists on a much wider scale than most …

Going Dry: The Benefits Of A Month Without Booze

As New Year's resolutions go, cutting back on food and drink are right at the top of the list. And while those vowing to change their eating habits may cut the carbohydrates or say a sweet goodbye to sugar, for regular drinkers, the tradition may involve what's known as a "dry January": giving up …

Alcohol

Forget Resolutions, Visualize 2015

Whether you are religious, spiritual or agnostic, the holidays can inspire a rebirth of our spirits as we look towards the new year. The cultural fad of making resolutions leads to a myriad of responses, and outcomes, few that go beyond hail Mary hopes and dart board dreams that have no root in …

Why Does Running Sometimes Give You the Runs?

When your body is in a hurry to get blood—and its oxygen—to the muscles that need it, it also reroutes blood away from your intestines, speeding up how quickly food makes its way through your gut and increasing your risk of diarrhea, according to Shawn Khodadadian, M.D., a gastroenterologist with …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

On Memory, Medication, and Meditation

A few months ago, not for the first time, I forgot something important. My wife suggested I talk to my doctor about my memory.<p>I got defensive. She had to be wrong.<p>I was always the guy who remembered everything, from baseball stats to the B-sides of obscure singles to phone numbers I hadn't dialed …

Alzheimer's Disease

23 of the best new photo and video apps launched in 2014

The year 2014 saw a literal explosion of photo and video apps for iOS, Android and even for the desktop — many with their own unique niche or angle. Some are easy to learn and use while others focused on complex maneuvers best accomplished with a quality camera and a learning curve.<p>Here some of the …

Angelina Jolie found Louis Zamperini of 'Unbroken' inspiring

From within the sea of cast and crew she emerged, looking far less like one of the world's most recognizable movie stars than a random, plainly dressed member of the "Unbroken" production team. Wearing a simple black blouse and slacks and walking with no train of assistants or handlers, the …

How To Create A Quick And Easy Photo Booth For Awesome Family Photos

Just add a family!<p>• Backdrop (wrapping paper? cloth? a sheet? tinsel?!)<p>• Two light sources (to eliminate each other's shadows and give you that smooth, flawless photo booth look)<p>• A camera (even a well-equipped smartphone can work surprisingly well if the lighting is right)<p>• A remote for said …

The Foldio2 Foldable Pop-Up Light Box for Product Photos is Bigger, Brighter, and Better than Ever

Remember Foldio? Introduced a little over a year ago today, it’s an ultra-portable, foldable light box that gave smartphone photographers the ability …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

Sony's Next Smartwatch Might Be Made Entirely From E-Paper

But will its display be only fifty shades of gray?<p>What time is it? Time to get a smartwatch made entirely out of electronic paper. That's what Sony's rumored to launch sometime next year, according to Bloomberg, and it makes sense: There's intense and burgeoning interest in wearable technology.<p>What …

Hidden Cameras Reveal the Secret Life of the Serengeti

Many hands, or in this case, many eyes, make light work. It’s a saying that scientists studying wildlife on the Serengeti recently put to the test.<p>Dr. Craig Packer, founder of the Serengeti Lion Project, and one of his graduate students, Ali Swanson, wanted to understand how so many species were …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition