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The Science of Smell: How the Most Direct of Our Senses Works

<i>“Get a life in which you notice the smell of salt water pushing itself on a breeze over the dunes,”</i> Anna Quindlen advised in her indispensable <i>Short Guide to a Happy Life</i>. Susan Sontag listed “linen” and “the smell of newly mown grass” among her favorite things. <i>“A man may have lived all of his life</i> …

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the …

White matter might matter much more than we thought

Look up ‘myelin’ in any neuroscience textbook and you’ll find something along these lines: It is a fatty substance that forms a sheath around axons, and gives the fibre bundles their white appearance when viewed under the microscope. The myelin sheath insulates the fibres, and helps them to carry …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

The True Story of Phineas Gage Is Much More Fascinating Than the Mythical Textbook Accounts

On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a railroad foreman named Phineas Gage filled a drill …

8 Keys to Creating a Loving, Joyful Relationship

Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? Having worked with couples for 45 years, I can tell you without a doubt that this is NOT true!<p>Do you believe that if you have to work on a relationship, it's not the right relationship for you? …

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How to Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

As we’ve discussed before, many men these days have trouble being assertive. One of the things these “Nice Guys” struggle with is communicating their …

How Relationships Refine Our Truths: Adrienne Rich on the Dignity of Love

From her stirring poetry to her timeless wisdom on love, loss, and creativity, beloved poet and feminist <b>Adrienne Rich</b> (May 16, 1929–March 27, 2012) endures as one of the most celebrated poets of the twentieth century, a remarkable woman of equal parts literary flair and political conviction. In a …

7 Ways To Let Go Of Insecurity In Your Relationship

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

9 Things That You Need To Know To Make A Lasting Relationship

Even if you have never been in a serious relationship, chances are that you could easily describe some characteristics of a bad one. However, it …

9 Relationship Problems That Actually Aren’t

These might seem like red flags, but they’re making your relationship stronger<p>Many guys believe it—that harmony in relationships is the ideal, and conflict is to be avoided at all costs. Just take a look at all the happy, cuddly couples on Facebook.<p>Guess what? That's not reality, and not what you …

What Research Tells Us About the Most Successful Relationships

There's no single "formula" to a perfect relationship. However, we've studied an awful lot about what successful couples do. Everyone's relationships …

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An Honest Step-By-Step Guide To Doing Your Makeup On Date Night

By Caity Mae,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1qKuare<p>Step 1: Eye Shadow Primer<p>Because my date will totally notice if my eye makeup has creases…<p>Step …

On Online Dating Sites, Hot Men Say 'Women' but Hot Women Say 'Girls'

According to the data, at least<p>Pity the peacock. He wears a bright plumage, and he flaunts a sexy strut. On a good day, he may even find a mate. But alas! He lacks the tools of data-driven analysis that tell him exactly how to strut, how to wear his plumage, or how to find a mate.<p>No, that blessing …

How Dating in NYC Compares to Dating in the Rest of the U.S

Dating in New York City is not like dating in the rest of America. Or at least, how I imagine it is from the movies and television shows I've watched. If you live in, say, Virginia, and you are going on a date with a guy, he will most likely drive to your house, ring your door bell and then walk …

Does marriage detract from other LGBT causes?

A new national survey shows that young people are split along racial and ethnic lines when it comes for setting priorities for advancing rights for …

See into living brain with lasers and nanotubes

By injecting carbon nanotubes into the bloodstream, scientists can use near-infrared lasers to see blood flow in a living animal’s brain.<p>The new …

Human brain subliminally judges 'trustworthiness' of faces

The human brain can judge the apparent trustworthiness of a face from a glimpse so fleeting, the person has no idea they have seen it, scientists claim.<p>Researchers in the US found that brain activity changed in response to how trustworthy a face appeared to be when the face in question had not been …