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Morten Allentoft, Using ancient DNA to study human evolution and migration

A blueprint of the emerging mind

Even before you took your first breath, your brain was already learning, exploring and adapting. Now a new project in London is charting its journey in astonishing detail.<p>The small room feels a little like a spaceship cockpit. In front of me, a group of scientists are sitting in front of a series …

Central Nervous System

7 Ways Clutter Is Ruining Your Life

Clutter overloads your senses, just like multitasking overloads your brain. Here are all the ways a messy space can affect your life.<p>Take a quick glance around your workspace: Do you see piles of papers on your desk? Supplies you haven’t yet put away? An overflowing trash can? This clutter adds up …

Want Real Fulfillment and Happiness? 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

The research is in: Simplicity is the fast track to happiness, health, productivity and success<p>The research is in: Simplicity is the fast track to happiness, health, productivity, and success. How so?<p>The lessons of meditation.<p>Meditation is training in <i>simplicity</i>, reducing distractions, first by …

Make These 15 Small Changes If You Want To Become Happier And Healthier

Brenda Richardson<p>Read full profile<p>So you want to be happier and healthier. If you want to make a life change for the better there are several …

Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

We’re Entering A Sixth Mass Extinction, And It’s Our Fault

Species loss rate is 100 times greater than the expected rate<p>These days, sadly, it’s par for the course to hear of new additions to the list of myriad ways that irresponsible human activity is ruining planet Earth. The list is long and cruel, and although many people take these problems facing …

Extinction

Humans Aren’t Special: Carl Safina’s 'Beyond Words' Delves Deep Into Animal Minds

Spending hours watching whales, wolves, and elephants in their natural habitats presents wildlife biologists with mountains of data that would quickly overwhelm most animal lovers. But when the time comes to catalog it all, renowned marine ecologist Carl Safina reminds us that the work is far from …

National Parks

50 is the new 42: technology is making brains of middle-aged younger

The increasing mental demands of technology is making older people sharper than previous generations, scientists have shown<p>50 is the new 42, scientists have concluded, after discovering that the brains of middle-aged people are getting sharper and younger to keep up with the demands of modern …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

The Science of Sounding Smart

When you’re trying to convey the quality of your mind to your boss, or to a company that’s considering you for a job, your best ally may be your own voice.<p>Although some people may assume that their ideas and intellect would come across much better in written form, it turns out that using your voice …

Restored 1920s Farmhouse Looks Fab in 50 Shades of Green

We've been talking up "Tropical Modernism" for a while now and although this restored farmhouse in upstate New York is far from the tropics and skews vintage, its bold green accoutrements throughout make it fantastically refreshing. Just profiled on Design Sponge, the 1920s house was swooped up as …

30 Exquisite and Inspired Bathrooms with Stone Walls

The idea of a stone wall in the bathroom is nothing new in itself and has obviously been around for ages. But the last few decades have seen …

Interior Design

6 Foolproof Tips to Dump Your Ugly Tub for a Gorgeous Shower

But a tub-shower conversion is a financial commitment — and you don’t want to make a pricey mistake.<p>Here are some tips to ensure you’re not dumping …

Gene therapies offer dramatic promise but shocking costs

By Carolyn Y. Johnson and<p>Carolyn Y. Johnson<p>Science reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Brady Dennis<p>Brady Dennis<p>Reporter focusing on environmental policy and public health issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For most of her life, Allison Corona lived in a world dimmed by bad genetic luck. A disease called Leber’s congenital …

Health Care

Veterans' service dogs are trained to wake them from nightmares

We already knew dogs did double duty as friends <i>and</i> heroes, but it's always nice to get a reminder.<p>Purina's <i>Better With Pets Summit</i> on Tuesday featured …

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders

These are the things effective leaders do to inspire people.<p>Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of …

Employment