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The formula for winning at life is actually incredibly simple

Welcome, Player One, to a strategy guide for the game known as life.<p>As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, the game of life is often quite difficult. You will face unexpected challenges and long periods of frustration. You will often struggle with self-doubt, feel overwhelmed by helplessness and loss, …

Self-improvement

Secret Teacher: My outstanding school felt like a results factory

Moving from a school that Ofsted consistently rated highly to one judged as requiring improvement raised eyebrows, but I would never go back<p>Why would anyone want to leave an outstanding school? This is a question I heard time and again after I decided to move to one rated requires improvement after …

Teaching

Top boarding school to introduce emergency meditation to calm children during class

One of the country’s leading boarding schools is to introduce meditation sessions in an attempt to calm unsettled and fidgety children during lessons.<p>The initiative is part of a raft of “creative learning” techniques to be introduced at Brighton College following a round-the-world fact finding …

Why Stephen King Wants Adults To Remember How They Thought As Kids

Stephen King’s dark imagination as an adult always makes people wonder what the hell happened to him as a kid. But King didn’t have that unusual of a …

Stephen King

Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self

The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.<p>You’ve likely seen the video before: a stream of kids, confronted with a single, alluring marshmallow. If they can resist eating it for 15 minutes, they’ll get two. Some do. Others cave …

Modern Barn Living: Check Out This House in Sweden

If you like the concept of living in a modern barn you will like this house in Sweden. The KD house, a project by GWSK Arkitekter, was built using …

Architecture

Students flood college mental health centers

On a recent Thursday afternoon at Ohio State University, about 30 students sit in a classroom listening to instructor Kipp Pietrantonio lecture. “Imagine you were just handed your physics test, what would happen?” he asks.<p>“You sweat,” calls out one student.<p>“Your heart starts racing,” says a young …

What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>It's Mental Health Week across Australia. Each state starts …

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

1. Use a 'decoy' option to get people to buy your product<p>In his TED Talk, behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains the "decoy effect" using an old</i> …

Psychology

THIS FRUIT WILL CURE INSOMNIA AND BOOST BRAIN FUNCTION IN MINUTES!!!

Have you ever heard of the quenepa fruit, also known as the Spanish lime? Yes, neither have we, but today we’re presenting the fruit and its …

A Silent Epidemic

Our public schools are struggling<br>to handle millions of students<br>with mental health problems.<br>Here’s why.<p>Sept. 7, 2016<p>Go<p>There are more than 50 million public school students in the U.S.<p>Source: 2013 CDC report on children’s mental health<p>As many as 1 in 5 shows signs of a mental health disorder.<p>A mental …

Mental Health

Police departments struggle to get cops mental health training

Police departments and policymakers around the country are grappling with how to bolster training for cops on mental health issues in the midst of a string of high-profile fatal incidents involving suspects believed to be in the throes of mental breakdowns.<p>The current debate on policing in America …

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4 Ways to Stop Feeling Insecure in Your Relationships

“<i>What ruins relationships and causes most fights is insecurity</i>” — Olivia Wilde<p>Insecurity is an inner feeling of being threatened and/or inadequate in …

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head, Say Physicists

Universal time doesn’t add up.<p>Out of all the pressures we face in our everyday lives, there’s no denying that the nature of time has the most …

Physics

About Us

We are a group of organizations, networks and people impacted by Borderline Personality Disorder who have joined together to form the BPD …

Mindfulness

Why psychology lost its soul: everything comes from the brain

Many people today believe they possess a soul. While conceptions of the soul differ, many would describe it as an “invisible force that appears to …

Consciousness

A New Culture Of Cooperation In Academia Is Emerging

"I believe the intellectual life of the whole of Western society is increasingly being split into two polar groups ..."<p>So wrote the British physicist and novelist C. P. Snow in his famous "The Two Cultures" Rede Lecture delivered at Cambridge University in 1959.<p>Although Snow was mostly concerned …

Physics

Weekly Dose: LSD – dangerous, mystical or therapeutic?

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a synthetic chemical made from a substance found in a fungus that grows on rye and other grains, called ergot.<p>In …

Lsd

Oxytocin enhances spirituality: The biology of awe

Oxytocin has been dubbed the "love hormone" for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research suggests the hormone may also …

Entitled People Are More Likely to Be Disappointed by Life: Study

The next time you’re feeling bummed out or angry at the world, ask yourself if you’ve really been dealt a poor hand—or if, just maybe, you were …

Psychology

When blind people do algebra, the brain's visual areas light up

<i>; Credit: Stuart Kinlough/Getty Images/Ikon Images</i>Jon Hamilton | NPRPeople born without sight appear to solve math problems using visual areas of the …

Newly discovered neural connections may be linked to emotional decision-making

MIT neuroscientists have discovered connections deep within the brain that appear to form a communication pathway between areas that control emotion, …

Comment on The Future of Sex, Dating, and Finding a Mate by frog

After decades of recession, a lot of young japanese men are “freeter” (do not benefit from having a stable job), while young women still suffer from …

Laser Scans Unveil a Network of Ancient Cities in Cambodia

SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA — For decades, archaeologists here kept their eyes on the ground as they tramped through thick jungle, rice paddies and buffalo grazing fields, emerald green and soft with mud during the monsoon season.<p>They spent entire careers trying to spot mounds or depressions in the earth …

Archaeology

Internet addiction could signal other problems

Internet addiction may signal other mental health issues among college students, according to a new study.<p>Canadian researchers say their findings …

Why Young Children Are Dying by Suicide

Suicide in children, though rare, is the 10th leading cause of death for elementary school-aged kids in the U.S. According to a study in a …

Mental Health

What Dogs, Lies And Sex Teach Us About Our True Selves

New research suggests that even college students who overwhelmingly report that they accept interracial relationships show greater activity in the insula — a brain region associated with disgust — when presented with images of black-white interracial couples than when presented with images of …