Charlene Yang

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Alzheimer's Self Test Works Surprisingly Well

A newly developed handwritten test designed to assess cognitive abilities in older adults could one day serve as a tool to help detect Alzheimer's …

A Daily Workout For The Software Developer's Brain

The life of a developer is one of constant pressures: deadlines to fulfil and new evolutions in programming to keep on top of. London startup Enki thinks it’s got a time-saving solution for programers in the form of an app that quizzes them on code each day for about five minutes. Developers get …

Quizzes

Why Insomnia Happens and What You Can Do to Get Better Sleep

We’re all familiar with that silly image of the person who resorts to counting sheep when they just can’t seem to fall asleep. But when you’re the …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

A former Fortune 500 CEO and entrepreneurs who’ve built multi-million and multi-billion dollar companies share how they motivate themselves …

Chemical Appears to Restore Memory and Clear Alzheimer's Protein in Mice

<b>A research team in Korea has tested a chemical in mice genetically altered to develop features of Alzheimer’s, showing it can remove a build-up of</b> …

4 Ways to Tailor Your Marketing to Each Customer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a marketer who wants to grow sales consistently is a little like trying to put a Mafia kingpin behind bars. You know he’s out there. A bunch of people have theories about how to find him. The pain lies in actually doing it.<p>This …

Too much sleep, sitting down shortens life – study

A good night’s sleep has traditionally been touted as beneficial – but you may want to set your alarm an hour early tomorrow. A new study says that …

3 On-the-Job Skills That Will Boost Your Brain Power | Inc.com

Sure, in theory you should be learning something new every day at your job. But certain types of careers are more beneficial for your brain in the long-term than others.<p>A recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> piece examined the most mentally stimulating skills, according to past research studies, and the jobs …

Time Management

Learning to code isn't just for full-time developers, it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here’s how

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock We've spent a lot of time telling you about the career-related benefits of learning Python, one of the web's most …

Toxoplasma Parasite Alters Host's Personality and Brain Behavior

<b>Melbourne researchers have discovered how a common parasite hijacks host cells and stockpiles food so it can lie dormant for decades, possibly</b> …

Neuroscience

Exercise Can Boost Your 'Visual' Brainpower, And Here's How

A workout keeps not only your body flexible, but also your brain.<p>Scientists have long known that going hard in the gym benefits the brain as much as it does brawn, from improving long-term memory to enhancing the amount of your brain's gray matter.<p>Now, a new small study that was published in the …

The Brain

Your Attitude About Aging May Impact How You Age

How do you feel about old people? Your answer appears to be connected with how well your brain holds up against Alzheimer’s disease, according to a …

How to beat anyone at rock-paper-scissors, according to a Chinese mathematician

While they previously had devised a theoretical answer to the question, an experiment by Zhijian Wang at Zhejiang University in China that used real players has revealed an interesting wrinkle to the original theory.<p>In the experiment, Zhijian noticed that winning players tended to stick with their …

A Memory Champ's Trick For Remembering Almost Anything

No flashcards required.<p>Can you remember what you had for dinner on Monday? Journalist and writer Joshua Foer, a former USA Memory Champion, can remember lists of hundreds of random words, poems in their entirety, and the first 100 digits of Pi.<p>You might think his spooky ability is inherent, but …

The Brain

Can You Solve a UK Intelligence Agency's Christmas Puzzle?

What better way to celebrate the holidays than a fiendishly difficult puzzle. Well, that’s what one of the UK’s intelligence agencies, GCHQ, …

Sleep Deprivation Slowly Kills Your Brain

Chronic sleep deprivation has some drastic effects.<p>"How long can you stay awake?" is a question you probably don't want to try to answer at home. But in 1964, a high schooler broke that record for science. Randy Gardner stayed awake for 264.4 hours (just a bit more than 11 days) for a science fair, …

20 Tips To Speed Up Your Metabolism

As we get older, become settled with jobs and families, we find that somehow our metabolism slows down. No worries! Here, we’ve gathered suggestions …

Nutrition

Social Scientists Find That Introverts See The World More Accurately Than Extroverts

en_US<p>article<p>Learn the scientific reasons why introverts perceive their social world more accurately than extroverts …

Psychology

7 Spices and Herbs Essential for Longevity:

http://www.1mhealthtips.com/7-spices-and-herbs-essential-for-longevity/<p>The goal of living healthy is a vibrant and long life for as long as possible. …

Spices

The 5 Drinks That Can Help Fight Aging

Drink to your health.<p>You won't find the fountain of youth in anti-aging creams or potions. Anti-aging begins on the inside. Here are some delicious drinks that can help turn back the clock -- inside and out.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>8 Exercises to Reduce the Effects of Aging

Wellness

Optimize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

See how a few simple tweaks could turn your bedroom into an oasis of restful sleep and sweet dreams.<p>Did you know that your bedroom can affect your quality of rest? From temperature to light and more, scientific studies and sleep researchers have found that our environments have real and measurable …

Brain activity pattern as unique as fingerprint

Your brain scans are quintessentially you, says a new Yale study.<p>Each of us is unique, with our own strengths, weaknesses and idiosyncrasies. While …

Probiotic bacteria may aid against anxiety and memory problems

A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with mild anxiety and memory problems, according to a small study of healthy men.<p>Those who …

Microbiology

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Engines

Brain simulation breakthrough reveals clues about sleep, memory

The Blue Brain Project is a vast effort by 82 scientists worldwide to digitally recreate the human brain. While still far from that goal, the team revealed a breakthrough that has already provided insight into sleep, memory and neurological disorders. They created a simulation of a third of a cubic …

Never Forget a Name Again: 7 Tricks | Inc.com

You're considerate, polite, and well aware of the value of a great first impression. So why on earth is it that half the time when you're introduced to someone new, literally seconds later you've completely forgotten his or her name?<p>Blame it on your brain. According to a fun short video from Asap …

Self-help

4% of people hear music in a completely different way — and it tells us something fascinating about the brain

To an estimated 4% of the world, that's what the stuff we call music sounds like.<p>These people are tone-deaf, a disorder known as congenital amusia. People who are really tone-deaf aren't just bad at karaoke: They can't pick out differences in pitch, the quality of music we're referring to when we …

Study: Female Brains Are Smaller Than Male Brains, But Used More Efficiently

<b>Models on display demonstrate the differents stages of human fetal brain development produced by the model-making studio of Adolf Ziegler (1820-1889)</b> …