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11 ways having too many options is screwing us up

From choosing the best tacos to finding the ideal mate, today's perils of choice come from every direction. Almost every part of daily life requires us to choose, compelling many to waste a ton of time and energy on research for fear that the wrong decision might get made.<p>Here are some of the ways …

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Why Fake News Is So Incredibly Effective

If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and misleading …

Social Media

Source of ‘yo yo’ obesity revealed by Weizmann Institute researchers

Following a successful diet, many people are discouraged to find their weight rebounding and scientists are figuring out why.<p>Overweight man …

health

Internet

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

Self-improvement

5 Common Mental Errors That Sway You From Making Good Decisions

I like to think of myself as a rational person, but I’m not one. The good news is it’s not just me — or you. We are all irrational.<p>For a long time, …

Creativity Is a Process, Not an Event

In 1666, one of the most influential scientists in history was strolling through a garden when he was struck with a flash of creative brilliance that …

Science suggests that frequently repeating a lie creates “the illusion of truth”

The techniques of propagandists work for good reason. Studies show that the more often we hear a statement, the more likely we are to believe it is true—regardless of the underlying facts.<p>Tom Stafford, a professor of psychology and cognitive science at the University of Sheffield and author of <i>For</i> …

Psychology

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

The new science of willpower: Can self-control really get used up?

Does willpower have a limit?<p>For more than 15 years, psychologists believed the answer to that question was clearly yes. Indeed, a whole line of …

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. “When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she …

Self-improvement

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

Creativity

We have money to fight climate change. It's just that we're spending it on defense

Stopping one fighter plane program would save enough to build wind farms to power 320,000 homes. We need to drastically reassess our priorities<p>One year ago this week, I was sitting in a cramped hotel room with 15 other staffers in Las Vegas for Bernie Sanders’ first debate for the presidential …

Wind Power

4 Secrets to Resisting Distraction and Staying Focused

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Mindfulness

The "Exact Opposite" of a Palaeo Diet Is Probably Best For Long Life

Back to the drawing board.<p>A low protein, high carbohydrate diet may be the most effective for stimulating a hormone with life-extending and …

Non-breastfeeding mothers not to blame for coeliac disease, Swedish study finds

A new study has found that babies who are not breastfed or who stop breastfeeding early are not more likely to develop coeliac disease, contrary to …

Holistic Medicine

Wine Can Ward off Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

Go and grab a glass – it’s time to celebrate! Recent studies have just been carried out that confirm that wine is not so bad for us after all and …

As An Abusive Cop, I’m Impressed By The Taser X26’s Battery Life

In my 12 years as an unhinged cop who has no business being on the force, I’ve abused a lot of people. I mean <i>a lot</i>. I tend to lash out at the …

Batteries

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Sugar Industry Manipulated Research on Heart Disease, Report Says

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>When people think about the health risks of eating too many sweets, they tend to think of weight gain, …

This Is How To Be Productive Without Being Miserable: 8 Proven Secrets

There’s plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don’t want to …

Time Management

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Researchers Confirm THIS Link Between Alzheimer's Disease and Coconut Oil! - David Avocado Wolfe

Shares 5K<p><i>Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was A Cure?</i><p>That’s the title of a book by Dr. Mary Newport. In that book, she shares her belief that …

This speech recognition software is much faster than human typists

Speech recognition software used to be awful. It couldn't deal with background noise, its vocabulary was limited and it was awkward to use in …

12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

Language

Science Says You Should Get Checked for Diabetes if You Do This (Especially at Work)

Research suggests that extended naps might have a close link with metabolic syndrome and diabetes for modern workers.<p>If you're constantly reaching for a caffeinated brew on the job and can't seem to resist a luxuriously long snooze, there's a chance you might be developing metabolic syndrome or …

Diabetes

Want to Live Longer? Science Says Eat This.

Researchers have known for years that it's a powerful weapon in the battle for good health, but a new study shows that it could also help you slow the clock on aging. Start stocking up.<p>If you've never downed some pomegranate juice or thrown some pomegranate seeds on top of a salad, you just might …

Nutrition

Sugar Has a Stronger Effect on Our Brains Than We Even Realised, Study Finds

The complete opposite of what scientists thought.<p>German scientists have discovered that our brains are actively taking in sugar from the blood …

19 signs you're a functioning adult — even if it doesn't feel like it

But fear not! There are plenty of ways to know if you're a real, live adult — beyond the fact that you've stopped growing and found a gray hair on your head.<p>We've rounded up 19 non-obvious signs that you're no longer a kid, based on the Quora thread "What are some of the most useful skills to …

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