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Why you should try the '8 till 8' rule: Doctor reveals the simple diet tweak that helps with weight loss, boosts immunity and improves gut health

Doctor Rangan Chatterjee recently revealed the link between poor gut health and a variety of illnesses from eczema and joint pain to acne and mental …

Wellness

How To Tame Your Anxious Mind

Our humanness dictates our varied perceptions, evaluations, judgments, and expectations. These develop over time based on our physiology, history, …

Stop Scrolling Through Instagram—Read These Books Instead

We get it: The lure of the mindless Instagram scroll is strong, and it can be hard to resist just one tiny peek at your emails, even on the weekend. …

Queer Eye

How To Meditate While Walking, Because You Don't Actually Have To Just Sit Still

When someone tells you to meditate, what does that bring to mind? For me, it's first and foremost the rather cliché image of a person sitting on a …

Neuroscientist explains how your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

In this recently released TED Talk, neuroscientist Anil Seth explains the intricacies of human consciousness and how we all are constantly …

Consciousness

The Art of Mindful Eating

<i>Mindful eating is about paying close attention to your food and desire to eat.</i><p>As a runner with a bit of a wonky stomach, I try to plan out my meals …

How to Learn New Things as an Adult

A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.<p>Quick, what’s the capital of Australia? No Googling! (And no points if you’re Australian—that means the information is more meaningful to you, which means you’re more likely to know it.) Did you get it? Or are you sure …

Learning

Your Dog Can Tell If Someone's a Bad Person

Trust their instinct!<p>If you're a pet owner, you've probably long suspected that your furry friend is pretty insightful, and now a new study has shown just how canny that canine of yours could be...<p>Research published in the journal <i>Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews</i> has shown that dogs are …

Pets

Need Energy Now? 11 Guaranteed Ways To Feel Superhuman

You don’t know what’s wrong with you.No matter what you try, you can’t conquer the exhaustion that drags you down all day.Friends and colleagues ask …

Time Management

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: How to Meditate: 18 Tips to Successful Sitting Practice

In order to lead a more enlightened life, it is important, first of all, to understand how the human mind works. We are often unknowing prisoners of our minds, swept away by whatever thought we may be having at the time. We give our thoughts too much power.<p>Lost in regretting the past, or …

Mindfulness

Farnam Street — A Collection of Signal in a World Full of Noise.

We’re taught single loop learning from the time we are in grade school, but there’s a better way. Double loop learning is the quickest and most …

Feminist Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Breaks Down the Misogyny Dogging Hillary Clinton – Starting with 'She Doesn't Smile'

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie cares deeply about American politics, not only because of the years she’s spent here.<p>“What happens in …

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13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Sleep

NASA just cracked a great nerd joke 400 years in the making

Back in the early 1600s, Galileo and another less-known astronomer, Simon Marius, noted the largest four of Jupiter’s 67 moons. They were named after …

queering the blockbusters: the case for giving captain america a boyfriend

The introduction of a queer character to the superhero movie canon wouldn’t just be a win for diversity, it could also dispel deeply held and damaging stereotypes that haunt mainstream media.<p>This sort of online wish-fulfillment isn't new, fans are constantly agitating for pairings they wish to see, …

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."<p>If you're feeling tired, burned out, or just stuck, awakening your sense of "why" can be a powerful way to build resilience and thrive. A strong sense of purpose is the everyday awareness and conscious acknowledgment that you …

Happiness

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

We’ve been conditioned to think of exercise as a key ingredient — perhaps the most important ingredient — of any weight loss effort.<p>You know the drill: Join the gym on January 1 if you want to reach your New Year’s weight loss goal.<p>But in truth, the evidence has been accumulating for years that …

Learn How To Banish Negativity In Your Brain

Negative thoughts are no good for anyone, but can be very hard to dispel unless we know how. If we do something wrong and constantly blame ourselves …

Self-help

To improve your memory, get moving ... or take a nap

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have unlocked new secrets for boosting memory retention: One involves breaking a sweat, and the other involves taking a snooze.<p>Exercising about four hours after you learn something can improve how well you remember it, according to a small study published in the journal Current …

The Brain

These 10 Questions Can Foretell If You'll Be Successful In Life

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Leadership

Respiratory Arrest, Apnea, and Agonal Breathing

Respiratory arrest is the absence or cessation of breathing. Respiratory arrest shows up in two different ways, either as a complete absence of …

Am I a psychopath? You asked Google – here’s the answer | David Shariatmadari

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Are psychopaths trendy? Does saying “I have psychopathic tendencies” pass the dinner table test? Is this merely the latest debilitating condition to be …

Yes, There Is a Key to Happiness (and It's Actually Pretty Simple)

Neuroscientific and psychological principles point a clear path to true happiness, and it's probably not what you think.<p>As a species, humans are pretty dissatisfied with ourselves, and nowhere is this more true than in America. Each year, 45 percent of us make New Year's resolutions. We spend some …

Scientists Say They Hope To Create A Human Genome In The Lab

A group of scientists say they want work toward being able to create a synthetic version of the entire human genetic code in the laboratory.<p>Their hope is that a complete set of synthetic human DNA, known as a genome, could someday lead to important medical breakthroughs.<p>"We just had a revolution in …

Genetics

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …