Bryan Donnell

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These 11 Psychological Traits Reveal Striking Differences Between Conservatives And Liberals

And they can probably help us understand each other better.<p>Politically, Americans are more divided than ever.<p>When it comes to issues of race, …

These Antidepressants Are Most Effective, Study Says

Millions of people take antidepressants for depression. But there’s long been debate over just how effective the medications actually are. On …

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Getting an MFA is admirable and useful, but it's also incredibly time-consuming and costly. There are other ways to get a similar education to start …

Try this 2-income strategy and you could retire with millions

<b>There’s no doubt that having multiple income streams can go a long way toward helping you achieve your financial goals. And while there’s really no</b> …

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …

Retirement

1000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in February: Enroll Today

A quick fyi: 1,000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will be getting underway this month, giving you the chance to take free courses from top …

31 delicious one-pot recipes

My brother-in-law and I are the same kind of cooks — it's been described that we will grab every clean mixing bowl or pot in a kitchen and dirty it …

5 TED Talks to Channel Your Inner Creative Genius

Stop staring at that blank page in frustration and watch one (or all!) of these TED Talks instead.<p>There are those moments when you feel totally inspired and on fire. And, then there are those moments when you feel anything but. You don't even have a single mediocre idea you can cling to.<p>Facing a …

Creativity

'26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20'

Always know the one thing you really need to get done.<p>Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a …

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David Hockney and Martin Gayford on how pictures literally emerged from the shadows

In this edited extract from their new book, the celebrated painter and art critic discuss the evolution of pictures from the cave to the computer screen<p>David Hockney: It is a kind of joke, but I really mean it when I say Caravaggio invented Hollywood lighting. It is an invention, in that he quickly …

375 top scientists warn of 'real, serious, immediate' climate threat | John Abraham

375 National Academy of Sciences members sign an open letter expressing frustration at political inaction on climate change<p>Yesterday, 375 of the world’s top scientists, including 30 Nobel Prize winners, published an open letter regarding climate change. In the letter, the scientists report that the …

Climate Change

Meditation and Self-Discipline

<i>“If you practice zazen regularly, you get into the habit of it; as far as I personally am concerned, for example, my brain works the same way in</i> …

How I Got My Self-Confidence Back – 5 Habits For Your Daily Routine

You're reading How I Got My Self-Confidence Back – 5 Habits For Your Daily Routine, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Are You an Ambivert?

A new personality type has emerged that puts the old introvert vs. extrovert debate to rest. Find out if you're an ambivert.<p>I'm sure you've been asked many times whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it's an easy choice, but for most of us, it's difficult to choose one way …

The 10 Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain

Neuroplasticity has become a buzzword in psychology and scientific circles, as well as outside of them, promising that you can "re-wire" your brain to improve everything from health and mental wellbeing to quality of life. There's a lot of conflicting, misleading, and erroneous information out …

The Brain

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.<p>Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel …

Keeping Anxious Thoughts at Bay

Anxiety can feel like a swarm of flies, buzzing inside your head.<p>You’re stuck in traffic. You’re going to miss your flight, and the game-changing meeting at the other end of it. Your presentation is poorly executed; you’re not going to win the new client. There goes the promotion, and maybe worse. …

Fossil fuel funded report denies the expert global warming consensus | John Abraham

The infamous Heartland Institute has distributed to elected officials a nonsense, non-science report full of denial<p>We all know about the various organizations that fund or support the climate-change denial industry. Perhaps the best known is the Heartland Institute, which actually puts on climate …

How To: Sowden Softbrew™

A simple brew, for the everyday smooth cup<p>In the words of Partner Ellen Terry everyone should be able to make a great tasting cup of coffee. The …

Belief in all-knowing, punitive gods aided the growth of human societies, study says

Belief in moral-watching, all-knowing, punitive gods might have helped human societies grow far beyond small, close-knit groups, a new study shows. Researchers who ran an experiment with a total of 591 people in eight different small-scale societies around the world found that people who believed …

Research

This Simple Trick Will Unleash Your Creative Genius

Your brain does more than you think. 👌<p>We tend to think of dreaming as an activity reserved for sleeping hours. But as it turns out, this is far from the case.<p>Dream psychologists have long associated nighttime dreams with certain symbolic meanings that can unleash all sorts of clues about what's …

Why Eating Less Won't Help You Lose Weight in the Long Run

Is cutting back on food hampering your body's ability to lose body fat?<p>How many people do you know who starve themselves with the aim of lowering …

10 Ways to Lose Weight Without Even Trying

These little changes to your day could make a huge dent in your belly<p>You won’t lose fat by camping out on the couch. But you don’t have to train for two hours a day and eat nothing but salad, either.<p>The 10 following tips work on how to lose weight easily into your busy schedule—and are all proven …

Watch This Animation to Learn One Secret From Neuroscience for a Happy Marriage

There are all sorts of tips out there on how to make sure a happy relationship stays a happy one; usually, they have something to do with “date …

Neuroscience

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Meditation

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

If you’re hoping to drop a few pounds for an upcoming vacation, the old “calories in, calories out” method can be effective. Combine a meager diet …

Nutrition

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …