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11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

Psychology

How to Get an Ivy League Education--for Free

Ivy league schools aren't the only place to get a top quality education.<p>Ivy league schools like Harvard and Yale are the holy grail for young, idealistic students on their way into the real world.<p>But they definitely aren't the only place to get a great education.<p>In fact, the movement towards more …

Higher Education

25 Quebec Provincial Parks You Must Take A Road Trip To At Least Once

<b>People around the world are obsessed with traveling</b>, but the truth is that you don't need to travel very far to have an adventure. At least not when …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

At last, a gold-standard study on brain training

The headlines<p>The Telegraph: Alzheimer’s disease: Online brain training “improves daily lives of over-60s”<p>Daily Mail: The quiz that makes over-60s …

The Brain

Why We Can’t Ignore the Rise of Mental Health Problems Among Students

The number of students taking their own lives in England and Wales rose by 50 percent between 2007 and 2011. It's clear that something needs to change.<p>When I arrived at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia last August, it felt like a paradise. I'd never visited the States, so it …

Mental Health

How to keep your gut happy

Most of us have had 'gut reactions’ to things in our lives, or 'gut feelings’ about people or events that are happening, but new research shows that these may be more accurate than we could ever have imagined. While most people are aware of the crucial role gut bacteria plays in digestion with …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Self-help