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Our brain sabotages all efforts at breaking bad habits, Johns Hopkins study finds

It hardly comes as a surprise that we’re our own worst enemies, but new research appears to conclusively prove that our brain is the biggest saboteur …

How to Use Your Body Language to Become More Confident

We all pretty much know that our mood is reflected in our body language. When you think of somewhat lacking confidence or lacking enthusiasm, a …

Bad Texting Manners May Be Giving You Anxiety

I once had a friend who didn’t text me back for three months. And this isn’t a “ghost” story, aka one where she disappeared forever, without any explanation. She’s actually still my friend. Over the course of those three months, I invited her to join me for several outings — with no reply. At …

Text Messaging

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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How to Train Your Brain for High Performance

Everybody sees the world through the lenses of three sets of beliefs. Making all three more effective increases your mental performance.<p>For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought …

The Sleep Habits Of These Successful Millennials Could Change The Way You Work

To be a young, ambitious, hard-working professional in today’s always-on workforce often means skimping on sleep in the process. With deadlines to meet and boundaries to break, sleep sometimes falls to the wayside. But that’s a sacrifice some smart, savvy millennials refuse to make -- and they’re …

Women in Tech

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Top 10

26 weight-loss tips based on science

People are being advised to do all sorts of crazy things, most of which have no evidence behind them.<p>Over the years, however, scientists have found numerous strategies that seem to be effective.<p>Here are 26 weight-loss tips that are actually based on evidence.<p>It is often said that drinking water can …

5 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Stay Motivated

Being an entrepreneur means signing up for a great deal of stress and a great deal of responsibility as you look to build your very own company from …

Motivation

Young entrepreneurs develop digital medical solutions

Startups like Vitameter, Serona and Viomedo stand for innovative digital solutions in the medical industry. Not left to their own devices, their …

Sex – Is It All In the Brain?

There is no doubt that our sexual behavior is controlled by our brain. The brains of males and females are different and work differently when it …

Woman Shuts Down Dude Who Demanded $5 Back For Coffee Date

Dear men, this is how NOT to respond to rejection.<p>We've all had at least one date from hell, but how many people have been asked to "pay back" a date who they've rejected? It happened to one U.K. woman, Lauren Crouch, as chronicled on her dating blog No Bad Dates, Just Good Stories.<p>In a blog post …

6 alternative ways to fund your business without an investor

Raising money is often the toughest part of starting a business, and it’s also the most important. The majority of small businesses that fail within …

Small Business

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

The 10 Most Important Books You Need To Read To Expand Your Brain

By James Altucher,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1OQv1hB<p>Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And …

7 Powerful Ways to Turn Every Failure Into Success

How much you learn when you fail determines how far you go in creating success.<p>Failure is part of life, and most certainly part of business. We don't often acknowledge it, but failure is also a fundamental element of our success.<p>Our instinct is to be ashamed of failure, maybe because we don't like …

Success

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Hacking sleep: Meet the transhumanists making sleep obsolete

Not everyone wants to sleep in. A growing transhumanism community wants to sleep less, and better, and they’re going to great lengths to make it …

8 tricks for remembering everything you read

But just because forgetting is a human phenomenon doesn't mean you should simply accept it. In fact, there are plenty of simple, creative strategies for retaining more of what you read — whether that's novels, news articles, or scientific textbooks.<p>To find out what some of those techniques are, we …

DARPA develops a way for humans to produce their own lifesaving vaccines

ST. LOUIS — The next factory for lifesaving drugs could be the human body itself.<p>Scientists are developing a new vaccine-making method that co-opts …

What are common mistakes made by college students?

<i>Answer by Ben Y. Zhao on Quora.</i><p>Obviously, a question of this type has many valid answers. Here are a couple that come to mind in terms of importance …

7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The best way to figure out how many hours of sleep you need

Most people need eight hours of sleep, but a small fraction can do with less than six.<p>Ying-Hui Fu, a sleep researcher at the University of California at San Francisco, discovered a gene—called DEC2—associated with people who can get away with less than six hours of sleep without any adverse health …

The Easiest Way To Get A Better, Smarter Brain

Extraordinary abilities -- from memory to supercharged creativity -- may be within reach for all of us, says neuroscientist Berit Brogaard, PhD, coauthor of the new book <i>The Superhuman Mind</i>. We asked her to tell us more.<p><b>Q: You say ordinary people possess talents they haven't even tapped into. Can</b> …

Woman who claims she did not know her boyfriend was female 'told her to buy fake penis', a court hears

Gayle Newland, the defendant, says the victim was fully aware she was in a lesbian relationship and it was all a 'fantasy'<p>A woman accused of tricking her best friend into a sexual relationship by pretending to be a man claims she was told to buy a prosthetic penis by the alleged victim.<p>The victim …

The Future of Organ Transplantation Is Hot, Literally

“Cold is the old thing, and warm is the new thing” when it comes to organ transplants, according to Dr. Korkut Uygun. Uygun is an assistant professor …

Clinical Trials

Every Room In This Sculptural House Opens To The Outdoors

Nico van der Meulen Architects together with interior designers M Square Lifestyle Design, have recently completed the Kloof Road House, in …

Architecture

6 Surefire Methods for Overcoming Procrastination

Overcoming procrastination can be difficult at times. We're creatures of habit. And, when those habits involve things that lend themselves to our tendencies to procrastinate, the hurdles become even greater. But, by leveraging a few powerful hacks, we can help to override and overcome …

Procrastination