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Molecular 'switch' controls how much muscle we build

To the frustration of many gym-goers, some people can build and maintain muscles with little to no effort, while others have to work twice as hard …

Medical Research

I'm An Integrative Psychiatrist: Here Are 9 Things I Recommend Before Antidepressants

<i>If you’re feeling sad or blue or suffering from mild to moderate depression,</i> <i>seasonal affective disorder,</i> <i>dysthymia, premenstrual dysphoric disorder,</i> …

Costa Rica

Science Says There's One Way to Know if Someone Is Truly Trustworthy

Choose carefully.<p>When it comes to predicting who is most likely to act in a trustworthy manner, one of the most important factors is the anticipation …

Psychology

Why Did This Russian Skater Win a Gold Medal? Partly Because She Was Smart Enough to Outsmart the System

Alina Zagitova won the gold medal with incredible grace, incredible athleticism, and a very clever approach.<p>Unlike stopwatch sports with finish lines -- speed skating, downhill skiing, etc. -- figure skating is scored subjectively. A panel of judges evaluates each skater's technical and artistic …

3 Ways That We Decide Who's a Good Person

We are relentless critics of other people's moral character, but sizing up the heroes and villains we encounter on the street, in the news, and by …

Psychology

People Notice There’s Something Wrong With The Rock’s New Movie Poster, And Things Escalate Quickly

People are calling Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock-et’ after he shared a poster of his upcoming movie. The action thriller is set in the not-so-distant …

For Longevity, Preventing Loneliness Is as Critical as Healthy Diet, Exercise

Loneliness obviously has a powerful role in mental health, triggering symptoms of anxiety and depression when feelings of social isolation take a …

Mental Health

7 nutritionist-recommended foods that you should eat pre- and post-workout

Consuming the right nutrients before and after exercising is key, to make sure you’re properly fuelling your workouts, while also helping your body to replenish following a gruelling session.<p>Here, nutritionists David Wiener from fitness app Freeletics and Liam Mahoney, from leading sports nutrition …

Nutrition

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it …

Scientists reverse genetic aging, memory decline in rats

As we age, memory function tends to suffer. Understanding and preventing this creeping deficit is a priority for many scientists. Now, a recently …

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

These 5 Traits Can Help You Spot a Real Narcissist

These people aren't just "selfish".<p>If you think you might be a narcissist – or if you think your boss, best friend, or partner might be one – you …

How to Train Your Brain to Be More Optimistic

The glass is half full — here’s how to see it that way.<p>Do you tend to see the positive, even in trying situations? Or do you immediately assume the worst and focus on the negative?<p>When it comes to how we view the world, most of us fall into one of two categories: optimist or pessimist. And …

Happiness

17 'facts' about space and Earth that you thought were true — but have been debunked by science

No surprise there. I've made a living speaking to experts and writing about it for more than a decade, and I've read obsessively on the topic for much longer than that.<p>I've heard a lot of peculiar "facts" over the years — and even believed and shared a few myself — that I eventually learned were …

Black Holes

Scientists successfully used CRISPR to fix a mutation that causes disease. This is huge.

CRISPR/Cas9 is a gene editing technology that’s revolutionizing science at a breathtaking pace.<p>One of its most exciting, taboo, and controversial applications is tweaking the genes of eggs, sperm, or early embryos to alter a human life. This could one day mean the ability tocreate smarter or more …

10 mega myths about farming to remember on your next grocery run

Most of us don’t spend our days plowing fields or wrangling cattle. We’re part of the 99 percent of Americans who eat food, but don’t produce it. Because of our intimate relationship with food, and because it's so crucial to our health and the environment,people should be very concerned about how …

Agriculture

Why This Is the Best Sin of the 7 Deadly Sins

No, not lust. Calm down. This is not that kind of website.<p>I’m talking about <i>pride</i>. When you think about the deadly sins, pride’s actually kinda …

Minnesota State Fair concoctions you’d happily clog your arteries with (12 photos)

6 Things Quantum Computers Will Be Incredibly Useful For

Computers don’t exist in a vacuum. They serve to solve problems, and the type of problems they can solve are influenced by their hardware. Graphics …

Seriously, Mastering This Simple Skill Will Make You a Happier Person

In life, what you give power to has power over you. And as far as psychotherapist Jennice Vilhauer is concerned, that power is transferred through …

How Crispr Could Snip Away Some of Humanity's Worst Diseases

HIV has no cure. But it's not quite the implacable scourge it was throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Education, prophylactics, and drugs like PrEP have …

Your child is not your confidant

By Cindy Lamothe<p>Many well-meaning parents tend to overshare what’s going on in their personal lives with their kids — whether it’s by telling them about their most recent conflict at work or complaining about issues at home with their partner.<p>But according to psychologists, continuously confiding …

Parenting

Revealed: How one of the world's toughest - and weirdest - creatures survives in extreme conditions

Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They're segmented, with eight legs, measure 1mm in length - and are one of the toughest creatures on the planet.<p>Found throughout the world, tardigrades can survive extreme pressure, such as deep underwater, …

16 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; or maybe it's simply that they're easy …

Apparently Being Your "True" Self Is Not The Key To A Successful Relationship

There’s a fine line between being your <i>true self</i> and being your <i>best self.</i> Often in relationships we strive for the former when considering our …

5 Things to Know About Nobel Prize Winner Yoshinori Ohsumi

The Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his “discoveries of mechanisms for …

9 Surprising Ways to Build Emotional Intelligence, Backed by Science

Got plans for the weekend?<p>Emotional intelligence, also known as EI or EQ (for Emotional Quotient), describes a person's ability to recognize emotions, to understand their effect, and to use that information to guide decision-making. Since EI gives you deeper insight into the role emotions play in …

Emotional Intelligence

Dose of oxytocin may make men feel spiritual

The hormone oxytocin, dubbed the “love hormone” for its role in promoting social bonding, altruism, and more, may also support men’s spirituality.<p>In …

6 Architectural Museums Worth Traveling the World For Photos

It’s no easy feat creating a museum about architecture. After all, how can you possibly fit a discipline that brokers in buildings into one single building? It turns out there are quite a few ways, actually, each seemingly more inventive than the next. When news hit this summer that Tokyo’s new …