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Why can't we remember our early childhood?

Most of us don’t have any memories from the first three to four years of our lives – in fact, we tend to remember very little of life before the age …

Is it rational to trust your gut feelings? A neuroscientist explains

Imagine the director of a big company announcing an important decision and justifying it with it being based on a gut feeling. This would be met with …

Psychology

Can Eating More Kale, Eggs, And Carrots Make You Smarter And Happier?

Researchers are starting to find links between our mental health and brain functioning and the foods we eat. So far, it seems Popeye was more right than he knew.<p>What you heard endlessly growing up was right: You really should eat your vegetables–but perhaps for more reasons than your nagging …

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to …

Self-help

Yes, bacon really is killing us

Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe? By Bee Wilson<p>There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a …

Processed Meat

Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

... and the movies and TV shows we watch<p>Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>, who reads, it …

From land girl to the Lords! The extraordinary life of Baroness Trumpington

I am sitting in front of Baroness Trumpington, magnificent in a sparkly purple shirt and several strands of pearls, and everything seems to be going …

Conservative Party

The vital time you shouldn’t be on social media

Social media is having a worrying impact on sleep; we reveal the crucial time to stay away from it.<p>Today’s teens and tweens have built up an impressive amount of daily screen time. Figures put it at between six to eight hours a day for 11-15 year-olds, and that’s not including time spent on a …

Social Media

Here's even more evidence that you need to spend time enjoying nature

“I saw this little flower as I was coming back from my class…and it really gave me a strong sense of hope.”<p>Twentieth Century German social psychologist Erich Fromm first advanced the notion that humans hold an inborn connection to nature. Later, it was popularized by biologist E.O. Wilson as “the …

Ecology

Research Says This Required Job Skill Will Trump Emotional Intelligence by the Year 2020 | Inc.com

Last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) published its <i>Future of Jobs Report</i>, forecasting thetop 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020, according to global chief human resources officers.<p>Compared side by side to the skills identified as needed in 2015, the shifts we will experience in …

Emotional Intelligence

Archbishop Justin Welby hopes he does not have to oversee the Queen's funeral

In a time of deep spiritual turmoil - from seemingly ceaseless terrorist attacks to the tragically handled refugee crisis - the leader of the Church …

Jesus

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention<p>Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned …

Bernie Sanders

What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

Humanity

Don't Overthink, Just Do (The Overthinker’s Guide To Taking Action)

Balancing thought and action will always be a challenge for many people.<p>When you spend too much time picturing what a project is going to be like, too much time thinking about how awesome it will be… and too little time actually making the thing, you make no progress.<p>With respect to goals, …

10 things we should all do every day to keep our brains sharp

Let's start giving our brains some TLC!<p>As we get older, it's easy for our brains to get rusty. That's why we want to know how to keep them healthy …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Exercise is as good for your brain as it is for your body, and researchers are just beginning to discover why<p>Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our …

The Brain

How ‘superagers’ stay sharp in their later years

A new study shows how strenuous mental and physical exercise keeps your brain firing on all cylinders<p>When it comes to retirement, experts recommend that everyone do some hard thinking. By this, they mean you should plan your finances responsibly, consider carefully where to live, and decide what …

Humanity

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think | Inc.com

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon is quite simple -- through air traffic control and the inertial navigation system, pilots are constantly …

Self-improvement

Where Is Love Located in the Brain?

No matter what you've heard, you don't love anything with all of your heart. You love from the depths of your ventral tegmental area, your …

Our seas have become a plastic graveyard - but can technology turn the tide?

When strong winds prevented filmmaker Jo Ruxton from sending a submarine to her chosen recording location off the coast of Marseille, she was naturally nervous.<p>The crew had just one chance to document evidence of the build-up of rubbish on the seabed for her award-winning film <i>A Plastic Ocean</i>, but …

Pollution

All perfectionists need to adopt this strategy for coping with failure and rejection

Any creative person knows that pursuing meaningful work also means climbing aboard an emotional rollercoaster. One moment, you’re on top of the world, stepping out onto a stage, or hitting “publish” on a post. Then a disappointing email or a critical comment about your work sends you plunging into …

Self-improvement

Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world? An ambitious new study put infants into an MRI machine to reveal a …

The Brain

Why You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, Not Things | Inc.com

When you work hard every single day and there's only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it's well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy.<p><b>The Paradox of Possessions</b><p>A 20-year study conducted by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology …

Happiness

Your Brain Wants You to Fail. Here's How to Stop It

What if you could unlock the full potential of your brain?<p>The brain is wired for us to fail, at least if you don't know how to use it properly. And since it doesn't come with a user's manual, not many of us fully understand it. Even neuroscientists are constantly discovering new things about the …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Critical Thinking

How the sun, our greatest friend and enemy, could knock out the internet

Near midnight on September 2, 1859, the sky burned blood red. Firefighters in New Orleans stood at the ready, thinking a great blaze had broken out. The waters of the San Francisco Bay shimmered and danced, lit with crimson, while thousands of miles away in New York City, crowds gathered in the …

30 of the Most Beautiful Movie Homes in Cinematic History

We're still waiting on that invite to party at the Great Gatsby mansion.<p>The magic of the silver screen means no one lives inside a basic house. From the dreamy Italian villa in <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> to the classic Colonial Revival in <i>Father of the Bride</i>, these are the famous sets that make us want to …

Universal Pictures

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

The Ultimate Guide to the British Countryside

England may not boast the best beaches or reliable weather, but it does possess a pretty exquisite countryside. From endless rolling hills to cobblestone streets, there is so much of the country's landscape to explore. Here, BAZAAR.com's ultimate guide to the British Countryside.<p>England may not …

England