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This USB adapter is Microsoft’s final admission that Kinect failed

Microsoft had a bold vision for its Xbox One console that involved its Kinect accessory. While the Kinect for Xbox 360 was one of the most popular game console accessories of all time, a bundled Kinect with the Xbox One introduced a $100 price premium over the PS4 competition. Despite switching …

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Women Delaying Motherhood Due To Career, Money And Childcare Worries, Report Finds

Women are not "sleepwalking" into infertility, with many worried about missing out on the chance of having children, according to a new report.<p>Those …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise: Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp

In the United States and the UK, we've seen the emergence of a multibillion-dollar brain training industry, premised on the idea that you can improve …

Humanity
Higgs Boson

How to Handle 4 Painfully Awkward Parenting Moments

Parenting

23 Proven Strategies to Get Through Any Hardship - and Thrive

Nobody sets out in their life to fail, get hurt by others or get ill, go bankrupt, take on massive debt, take punches from the world until they …

Motivation

The Important Personality Trait Kids Develop By Age 5

By the time your kids head off to school—kindergarten even—their self-esteem might already be fully developed and like that of an adult, suggests a …

Muji Unveils A Trio Of Tiny Prefab Houses (Cue Envy)

For Tokyo Design Week, Japanese mega retailer Muji invited celebrated designers Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Naoto Fukasawa to envision cozy escapes from the city hustle.<p>Holding true to Muji’s philosophy of “just enough” design, the three huts are modest, outfitted with the basics, and …

Rehearsing a Memory For Just 40 Seconds Is Key To Permanent Recall - PsyBlog

New memories are likely to be lost unless they are consolidated correctly.<p>Rehearsing a memory for just 40 seconds could be the key to permanent …

Scientists Can Now Predict Intelligence From Brain Activity

Author: Chelsea Leu. Chelsea Leu Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.12.15.<p>Time of Publication: 11:00 am. 11:00 am<p>Humans have a love/hate relationship …

What every manager can do to boost employee happiness

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Is Your Tongue The Key To A Neuroscience Breakthrough?

We know that the brain is neuroplastic — adapts to changes in behavior, environment, thinking and emotions — and may even rewire itself in certain ways. Life experience also teaches us that the tongue is a learning tool that shapes our brain. During early development, babies test everything by …

U.S. Army

The 10 best lunch options to keep you from passing out at your desk

High-fat, high-sugar lunches make us sleepy and have low energy by 3 p.m., says Lisa De Fazio, a healthy lifestyle expert and registered dietitian, so it's important to go heavy on the protein and healthy fats and easy on the carbs when choosing what you eat for lunch.<p>Of course, we can all come up …

Healthy Eating

Science says dancing with friends is good for your health

You might not think of yourself as a dancer. In fact, maybe even the idea of dancing makes your palms sweat. But growing scientific evidence suggests that getting up and grooving with others has a lot of benefits. In our recent study, we found that synchronizing with others while dancing raised …

Dancing

How to Rest Your Overworked Mind

In the go-go-go world of today we need to be sure we’re giving our mind ample opportunity to rest and relax — recognizing when we need a mental break.<p>…

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Consciousness

9 things scientifically proven to make you happier

We all want to be happy – it’s pretty much a universal life goal.<p>And when research reveals that happy people live longer, who wouldn’t want …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

Americans over 65 shared their greatest regret in life — and the most common one may surprise you

That's what Karl Pillemer, professor of human development at Cornell University, founder and director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging, and author of "30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans" and "30 Lessons for Loving: Advice from the …

Self-help

Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

Why Mindfulness Is Overrated

Mindfulness has its upsides, but the human brain isn’t wired to be so attentive all the time.<p>The shower might be the most creative place on Earth. Every day, people stop mid-rinse, struck by a sudden burst of creativity. Yet the idea of “aha!” moments stands in stark contrast to the current …

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

Self-help

Why People Cheat: Readers Weigh In With Why They Think People Are Unfaithful

Why do people cheat?<p>Earlier this week, we published findings from the The Normal Bar, an extensive survey of the romantic relationships of more than 100,000 people. Thirty-three percent of men and 19 percent of women admitted to being unfaithful when they were polled. The survey pointed to some of …

Earthquake-destroyed villages in Nepal struggle to rebuild

A few days after the April 25th 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, it was becoming clear the extent of the damage was far worse outside the …

An Information Theory of Losing Consciousness

What happens to 'us' when we're not longer aware of 'us.'<p>Unconsciousness is more than just weird, it's unnerving. All of a sudden, we're just <i>gone</i> for many hours at a time, left only with a sometimes improbable-seeming return ticket to awareness. We dream briefly (and only briefly), but otherwise …

Consciousness

Superbrain Yoga: 3 Minutes That Maximize Brain Power

I'm in!<p>A baby is born into the world with around 100 billion brain cells (neurons), give or take a few million. The brain is so important to the …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

When was the last time you felt a light-hearted awareness where you had a skip in your step, care-free grin on your face, and overwhelming sense that …

Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again

Think your deliberate, guiding, <i>conscious</i> thoughts are in charge of your actions?<p>Think again.<p>In a provocative new paper in <i>Behavioral and Brain …

Emerging Technology

Science of stress: how neuroscience can help teachers switch off this summer

Don’t let worries about the upcoming school year ruin your break. Instead, take the time off to develop a positive mindset by setting yourself achievable goals<p>Weeks into the summer holiday, many teachers are still experiencing the stressful fallout of last term. For some, this is the exhaustion of …