Courtland Shaffer-Kelly

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This Is the Brain Circuit That Makes You Shy

What do you do when you want to study something as complicated as what happens deep in the brain when two strangers meet? You develop a completely …

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?

As you read this, wiggle your toes. Feel the way they push against your shoes, and the weight of your feet on the floor. Really think about what your …

Brain's limits lead to unconscious choices in what we see and remember

The human brain is a marvel of power and flexibility, and a pair of new studies out Monday demonstrates that when it runs up against the limits of its capacity to take in and store information, the brain often relies on its agility to fill the gap. In the process, however, information can be …

Why You Should Never Cross Your Arms Again

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Body language is older and more innate for us as humans than even language or facial expressions. That’s why people born blind can perform the same body language expressions as people who can see. They come pre-programmed with our brains.<p>I’ve always been …

The Turning Point: New Hope for the Climate

In the struggle to solve the climate crisis, a powerful, largely unnoticed shift is taking place. The forward journey for human civilization will be …

Climate

Americans Love the World Cup; We Still Don't Care About Soccer

Soccer isn't becoming our new baseball. The World Cup is becoming our new Summer Olympics.<p>The United States' mostly inspired—and occasionally soul-crushing—group play in the World Cup this year has garnered record-breaking ratings. Our first match, a victory over Ghana, was the most-watched soccer …

Stepping Out

Living the Fitbit life.<p>I was at an Italian restaurant in Melbourne, listening as a woman named Lesley talked about her housekeeper, an immigrant to Australia who earlier that day had cleaned the bathroom countertops with a bottle of very expensive acne medication: “She’s afraid of the vacuum …

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

Be Happy, Do This: Hand-Written Tips From Malcolm Gladwell, Roman Mars, And More

Design student Graham McMullin is asking one person a day to document what makes him or her happy, then testing those suggestions himself.<p>How do you exercise your inalienable right to pursue happiness? Graham McMullin, a student at School of Visual Arts in New York City, decided to take an …

Ribbons in the Sky

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Tactics & Analysis Blog

Mar 20, 2018<p>Football has always been about statistics. The concept of a top scorer, for example, has been established for decades and yet is …

World Cup Central Blog

May 18, 2018<p>Michel Platini has said France used "trickery" to influence the 1998 World Cup group stage draw. We take a look at the background.<p><b>So what</b> …

Soccer

Why I am Travelling Light this Summer

Everyone thought I was either brave or crazy, maybe both, when I decided to travel through Europe this summer with a 25 L backpack weighing only 6 kg, but it was one of the best decisions I made and here's why:<p>Stairs, stairs and more stairs. If you've ever travelled through Europe you'll know that …

World's Friendliest Countries

Each year, the World Economic Forum ranks 140 countries in order of their hospitality towards international travelers. The ranking is created based …

What Not to Do in New York City

<i>(Photo: Thinkstock/Creatasx)</i><p>New Yorkers aren't exactly famous for being polite to tourists, but that's just because most tourists don't know how to act in the Big Apple. The good news: It's not so hard. Just follow these simple rules of conduct -- from how to behave on the subway to when it's …