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Genes play an important but overlooked role in how our brains work

The brain is a body's decision-maker, the pilot of its actions and the engineer that keeps all systems going. The brain suits the body's actions to its surroundings, taking in sensory details and sending out appropriate and timely responses.<p>We've long attributed the marvelous workings of the brain …

It Takes Courage To Use Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence. We hear the term all the time, thinking it's some abstract leadership model that only the elite use to improve themselves and their teams.<p>I'm here to tell you that EQ is real and the opportunity to use it occurs many times a day, if you're willing to listen and use it. Here …

Self-help

Scientists Connect Brain to a Basic Tablet—Paralyzed Patient Googles With Ease

For patient T6, 2014 was a happy year.<p>That was the year she learned to control a Nexus tablet with her brain waves, and literally took her life …

13 Things Only People Who Feel Deeply Can Understand

It is not unusual to have strong emotions and be deeply connected to the world around you. This is a strength that the world could use more of. …

What Really Makes You a Happy Person?

According to current popular ideas about the science of happiness, 10% of the variance in happiness in a given population is due to life …

In The Name Of Science, Here's Why You Should Spend More Time Cuddling Cats

A purr-fectly wonderful finding!<p>Turns out that petting and talking nicely with shelter cats isn't just an awfully pleasant way to spend the afternoon. There's now scientific proof that this kind of behavior also helps keep the cats healthy -- a finding that sounds adorable, and could have some …

10 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you want to be a leader whom people follow with absolute conviction, you have to be a likable leader. Tyrants and curmudgeons with brilliant vision can command a reluctant following for a time, but it never lasts. They burn people out …

The Anomaly Of Consciousness & Why Mainstream Science Ignores It

Western science has had remarkable success in explaining the functioning of the material world, but when it comes to the inner world of the mind, it …

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …