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22 Podcasts That You Should Be Subscribing To In 2016

Featuring Black Girls Talking, The Black Tapes, and My Dad Wrote a Porno.<p>Chat<p>1. <b>Guys We Fucked</b> — Comedy duo Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson ostensibly have this anti slut-shaming podcast to talk about sex, but in practice, they use it to talk about all kinds of topics through their candid, …

How to pick the perfect fitness wristband: FuelBand, Up, Flex, or Basis (comparison chart)

There are four major players in the fitness wristband business now: FitBit, Jawbone, Nike, and Basis. They’re jockeying prices and features to get your dollars, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve created the chart above to help you take the leap.<p>You should consider …

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Ranking The Best Muscle Building Exercises: From Beast To Least

It's time to tune up your training routine. This article will rate exercises for each muscle group from "beast" to "least." Here is the scale:<p><b>Beast</b> - …

Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career

Extroverts are outgoing and introverts are shy, right? Not exactly. Truly understanding each personality type–and which one you are–can help you manage a vast range of experiences.<p>Here is something that hit me recently: For a long time, I had a certain idea about what makes an introvert or an …

The Real Reason You're Addicted to Your Phone

<i>Nir’s Note: This guest post by Avi Itzkovitch offers some clues as to why we can’t seem to put our cell phones down. Avi (@xgmedia) is an Independent</i> …

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

The Science Of Great Ideas–How to Train Your Creative Brain

Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here’s a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain’s power to come up with more great ideas.<p>Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do.<p>I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect …

Why Time Slows Down When We’re Afraid, Speeds Up as We Age, and Gets Warped on Vacation

Given my soft spot for famous diaries, it should come as no surprise that I keep one myself. Perhaps the greatest gift of the practice has been the daily habit of reading what I had written on that day a year earlier; not only is it a remarkable tool of introspection and self-awareness, but it also …

40 Superb Psychology Blogs - PsyBlog

Forty of the best psychology blogs, chosen to give you a broad sweep of the most interesting content being produced online right now.<p>The list is …

The Truth About The Left Brain / Right Brain Relationship

Sometimes ideas that originate in science seep out into the broader culture and take on a life of their own. It's still common to hear people referred to as "anal," a Freudian idea that no longer has much currency in contemporary psychology. Ideas like black holes and quantum leaps play a …

Healthy cholesterol levels may help brain, too

A healthy ratio of “good” to “bad” cholesterol is correlated with lower levels of amyloid plaque deposition in the brain—a hallmark of Alzheimer’s …

How sleep makes your mind more creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative?<p>It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work …

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Would you take smart drugs to perform better at work?

Drugs that boost brainpower are increasingly being taken by healthy people to study or work harder. Could this become the norm, or a condition of employment?<p>Would you let your child get on a bus driven by someone on mind-altering drugs? What about having an operation conducted by a surgeon taking …

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