Barbara Staley

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Psychologists have surprising advice for people who feel unmotivated

Per traditional self-help narratives, if you can’t accomplish your goal, you should ask for advice. Find someone who has successfully landed the job, gotten the promotion, made the grades, achieved the weight loss, or created the financial stability that you want. Tell this person you’re …

Self Control

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

Researchers Discover 'Anxiety Cells' In The Brain

Scientists have found specialized brain cells in mice that appear to control anxiety levels.<p>The finding, reported Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron,</i> could eventually lead to better treatments for anxiety disorders, which affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.<p>"The therapies we have now have …

University of California

Lunar showstopper: Super blue blood moon awes and wows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.<p>It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.<p>Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope

Over the span of three weeks in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in central Kazakhstan.<p>Scientists knew that bacteria called <i>Pasteurella multocida</i> type B caused the mass death. Now, new research suggests that the bacteria was already present in the animals; it was triggered and …

The Coolest Scientific Discoveries of 2017

Science may be just a tool to help us understand our Universe. But we can all agree that one of its major perks is that it leads to the discovery of …

How to Make It Easier to Wake Up in The Morning, According to Science

Just five more minutes...<p>Getting a good sleep can be tough, and this can lead to feeling less than refreshed when you wake up in the morning.<p>Falling …

Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing: An Animated Lesson from David Dunning (of the Famous “Dunning-Kruger Effect”)

The business world has long had special jargon for the Kafkaesque incompetence bedeviling the ranks of upper management. There is “the Peter …

Is it major depression or bipolar disorder? Ask the heart

People suffering from bipolar disorder swing between emotional highs (manic episodes) and severe depression. Perhaps not surprisingly, they're often …

Depression

Facing the Challenges of Depression

People with bipolar disorder spend two to three times as much time experiencing depression as they do mania. Some research has shown that someone …

Depression

11 high-paying jobs you can do from home

There are plenty of other industries looking to compensate skilled workers handsomely for doing the same work remotely.<p>FlexJobs, an online service specializing in telecommuting and remote work, recently sifted through its listings for high-paying remote jobs.<p>Each of the below positions pay at least …

Digital Marketing

Scientists Find the Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in the Brain

When there's not enough of it, unwanted memories take over.<p>The brain does what it can to suppress unwanted thoughts, but we often end up wrestling …

8 Ways to Know When Someone Might Be Lying to You

A decade-long psychological study revealed that 60% of people lie during a typical 10-minute conversation. Here’s how to know when they’re doing …

Mark Twain

Your New Favorite Chicken Recipe

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. There are whole swaths of New York City in which Peruvian chicken is as important a …

Recipes

Why Do We Get Addicted to Things?

Think about an experience that makes you feel good. It could be successfully completing a project at work, eating a warm chocolate chip cookie or …

What Is Synesthesia?

Synesthesia is a neurological condition that causes the brain to process data in the form of several senses at once. For example, a person with …

Puerto Rico cell phone service to be restored by Google balloons

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, 83% of cell sites remain out of service in the US territory<p>The US Federal Communications Commission has approved Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons.<p>In the aftermath of …

Puerto Rico

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Addiction

Magazine<p>We’re learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.<p>Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti …

Dopamine

What it's like to be a scareactor for Halloween Horror Nights

The monster was out in front of me, lurking in the far corner of the dank pit. I was rapt.<p>Its face, in all its oozy-bubbly-gory glory was wonderfully …

Horror

Memories of fear could be permanently erased, study shows

Research in mice reveals a new approach to wiping memories from the brain, demonstrating that specific memories can be weakened or strengthened<p>The eternal sunshine of a spotless mind has come one step closer, say researchers working on methods to erase memories of fear.<p>The latest study, carried out …

We Just Figured out How to Activate Stem Cells to Treat Baldness

External Problem. Internal Solution.<p>Researchers have already explored ways to use stem cells to treat everything from diabetes to aging, and now, a …

Stem Cells

This is why you should never let your dog lick your face

Especially when it comes to children<p>Anyone who owns a dog knows that they are more than just a pet – they're part of the family. And, with this in …

Sparkly Meteors and 7 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in July

Starstruck<p>Gas giants take center stage among the best sky shows this month.<p>The Southern Delta Aquarid meteor shower promises to add some glitter to the night sky in July, with as many as 25 meteors per hour during its peak.<p>The night skies will also showcase two of the largest planets in the solar …

We Got A Ton Of Nutritionists To Share The One Tip They Give Clients Who Want To Lose Weight

Drop a few pounds—without totally overhauling your life.<p>Losing "just five pounds" may sound easy in theory. All it takes is a good buffet and Netflix to gain five pounds in a weekend so why shouldn't it be that easy to lose it again?<p>Unfortunately nothing in weight loss is that easy. (Question for …

Nutrition

40 Million Americans Suffer From Anxiety Disorders—A New Book Explores Why

Andrea Petersen was halfway through her sophomore year at the University of Michigan when she found herself plagued by a mysterious avalanche of symptoms: racing pulse, unshakeable vertigo, her feet and face tingling. “I was literally paralyzed by fear. I just was completely marooned on my parents’ …

Psychology Explains Why You're Always Late

And what to do about it.<p>Always running late?<p>Despite your best intentions, you show up at least 10 minutes after you say you will. At least you’re dependable, right?<p>Chronic lateness isn’t thoughtlessness or “bad subway luck,” it’s a personality profile, according to research. There are multiple …

Healthy Living

You May Soon Be Able To Take A Drug To Prevent Depression

At TED, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman talked about pharmaceutical methods of preventing stress as a way to stop depression before it starts.<p>Right now, someone with depression has only two clinical options: antidepressants (that often don’t work particularly well) and therapy. But there soon may …

Where did your dog come from? New tree of breeds may hold the answer

From the 80-kilogram Great Dane to the 1-kilogram tiny teacup poodle, there seems to be a dog for everyone. Now, the largest genetic analysis to date …

Dog family tree reveals hidden history of canine diversity

Genetic map showing how dog breeds are related provides a wealth of information about their origins.

How to Read a Whole Damn Book Every Week

It may sound difficult, but the secret to reading a book every week is to not be precious about it.<p>Every year, I read over a hundred books. This means I polish off somewhere between two and three books a week. I'm not saying that to brag (okay, I am), but I really believe that anyone can make time …

Comic Books