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Physical Attraction Can Be Explained by More Than Just Evolution

A recent study sparks new debate about an age-old question.<p>Scientists still haven’t figured out exactly why humans are attracted to each other. …

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Neuroscience: This Simple 10-Minute Exercise Will Give Your Brain an Immediate and Lasting Boost

Scientists say it can give you a 14 percent gain in cognitive performance.<p>There are times when we need to have all our brain cells working at their very best to help us make the right decision, or solve a difficult problem, or do well on a test or examination. But, as we all know, our minds …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

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Is Intelligence Genetic?

A study has found 52 genes responsible for intelligence, raising questions.<p><b>By Raffaele Ferrari, UCL</b><p>Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what …

Here are eight signs that you're a toxic romantic partner

Sometimes, relationships just don’t work out as you plan. You might look back and laugh about how incompatible the two of you were. But there are a …

Relationships

I just took my family to Disney World for the first time — here's why staying in a Disney hotel was the best choice I made

I recently took my family to Disney World.<p>I am not a Disney fanatic, and to be honest, I was kind of dreading the trip — I thought it would be overwhelming, crowded, expensive, and overrated. I was wrong. So wrong.<p>My family had an amazing time at Disney World. And a huge part of the reason is …

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The Skinny Guy’s Guide: Eating to Gain Muscle

<b>Are you the stereotypical skinny guy struggling to pack on any appreciable amount of muscle mass</b>? If I have your story right it might go something …

Drunk or stoned? Scientists have figured out which type of sex is better

Through a series of in-depth interviews with 24 heterosexual adults, Joseph Palamar and his team found that having sex while high was better on a …

Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Vegetarianism has been around for a long time, finding favor with many people, including Pythagoras clear back around 580 B.C. It’s been presented as …

This Important Element In You Brain Decides If You're A Leader Or A Follower

Everyone procrastinates. Since the dawn of time, people have been putting things off.<p>Sometimes, procrastinating is harmless. Take for instance the …

The 3 Mistakes That Almost Killed My Marriage

Confessions from a (now) happily married man.<p><i>This article was written by Jeff Forte and provided by our partners at</i> YourTango<i>.</i><p>When I first met my wife, the chemistry and connection was off the charts.<p>Then, shortly after we got married, we began arguing more and more. At times, it seemed like we …

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Can Women Get "Blue Balls" Too?

You might've heard that if a guy is turned on and doesn't get any sort of release, his balls can get painful and bluish—aka "blue balls." This is sometimes used as a terrible excuse to try to guilt someone into sex, which is obviously never OK in any scenario. But apparently, blood flow to the …

The Nuances of Vitamin D—and How to Get Enough of It | Goop

We’ve been interested in the role vitamin D plays in our overall health for a while—particularly as it emerges that so many of us are quite …

10 Signs You're Smarter Than Average, According to Science

If you're the eldest child, you have a head start. Here are 9 more.<p>It strikes my curiosity what research says are the things that smart people have in common. By the way, curiosity? It's number 9 on the list. Just saying ...<p>Here's how to know if the tattooed Millennial you just hired for your …

How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

When she gazed into a microscope and saw these ubiquitous cells with their spidery tentacles, she did what most neuroscientists had been doing for generations: she looked right past them and focused on the rest of the brain tissue, just as you might look through specks of dirt on a windshield.<p>"What …

27 Photos That Prove Italy is Heaven on Earth

These beautiful places of one of the world's most romantic destinations will inspire some serious wanderlust.<p>Italy is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, and it's no wonder—just look at it! Every city, village and beach from the Dolomites to the Amalfi Coast looks like it …

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How a chemist at Yale found a whole new way to take on cancer

It would spark a revolutionary approach to treating cancers, attract tens of millions in investments, and set rival companies on a scientific race. At the center of it all? A tiny garbage truck.<p>It's called the proteasome, and its job is to chew up and get rid of your cells' obsolete and broken …

This Woman's Genius Folding Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

You'll fit two weeks' worth of outfits in one carry-on.<p>We're seldom able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which is annoying because that means we have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from our destinations, in addition to the price of the plane ticket. Part of that reason is because …

There's a Scientific Reason Why You Should Be Going Down on Your Girlfriend

Here's a message for people who have sex with people with vaginas, brought to you by Charles Darwin: Go down on your goddamn partners already.<p>There …

What You Need to Know Before Blending Another Smoothie

From green smoothies to layered smoothies, pretty much everyone is blending up their favorite fruits and veggies. Praised as nutritious meals that …

12 Secret Caribbean Hotels for a Crowd-Free Beach Getaway

This private island 50-acre resort makes life so sybaritic—cocktails on the deck at Hill House, bocce on the private beach, hammock time pretty much …

1. What Is Consciousness?

This is possibly the biggest mystery of the human mind - what in the brain creates the experience of consciousness?<p>We're getting ever closer to an …

Science says if you want to lose weight, drink a glass of wine before bedtime!

Science is on our side today. Those smart people in white coats who clock in long hours in research labs have found out drinking two glasses of wine …

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Addiction is not a brain disease, but rather a disease of personality, psychiatrist argues

The opioid abuse epidemic is a full-fledged item in the 2016 campaign, and with it questions about how to combat the problem and treat people who are …

Scientists Are Uncovering a Terrible New Effect That Space Might Have on Our Bodies

Launch aborted.<p>If humanity is ever going to realise its ambitions of travelling to Mars and elsewhere in the Solar System, one of the challenges …

6 Fights That Are A Total Waste Of Time In A Relationship

Not. Worth. It.<p>We've all gotten into fights with our partners we instantly regret: a conversation about where to go for dinner becomes an overblown argument about your S.O.'s indecisiveness, for example. In the end, you're both just annoyed and hangry.<p>What other types of arguments should you avoid …

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck Says Mindset Is Critical in Successful Relationships

Since the publication of her book, <i>Mindset: The New Psychology of Success</i>, Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s theories on fixed and growth mindsets …