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

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 sometimes seem to have a life of their own -- underperforming when we most need …

The Brain

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 …

Immune System

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 …

Genetics

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 …

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 …

Walt Disney Company

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 …

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 …

Nutrition

Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Have you ever felt at peace when you’re walking by the ocean? A sense of rejuvenation when you stand by a waterfall? How about taking in the view of …

Microwaves

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

While we all have pre-conceived notions about what distinguishes leaders from followers, these are not necessarily accurate or based on any …

The 3 Mistakes That Almost Killed My Marriage | Women's Health

Then, shortly after we got married, we began arguing more and more. At times, it seemed like we weren’t on the same page about <i>anything</i>. I thought it was mostly her fault, because she was just being stubborn and difficult.<p>Was I ever wrong...I've come to realize that I made a lot of mistakes in my …

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 …

Lifestyle

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

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 …

Wellness

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 …

Princeton University

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, …

Mindfulness

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 …

Neuroscience

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 …

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 …

Protein

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 …

Clothing

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 …

Sexuality

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 …

Beaches

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 …

Consciousness

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 …

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

• <b>National Institutes for Drug Addiction defines addiction as 'a chronic, relapsing brain disease', but experts question the usefullness of</b> …

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 …

Space Travel

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

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 getting into …

New York City

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 …

The 10-Minute Glute Workout From Hell | Men's Health

“You can never get enough glute work,” he says. “Weak glutes will lead to poor squatting and deadlifting results, back pain, and your pants and shorts won’t fit the way you want them to.”<p>Here’s how to do it: You’ll start with the shoulders-elevated single-leg hip thrust, which hits your quads and …

6 Useful Variations to Traditional Strength-Training Exercises

The Hex-Bar Deadlift is a great variation of a well-known exercise.Whether you’re strength training to keep the injuries to a minimum or you’re …

Workouts