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Is addiction really a disease?

What is addiction? For the majority who have strong opinions on the matter, addiction is a disease. In fact it’s “a chronic relapsing brain disease” according to the American National Institute on Drug Abuse. This definition, born of the marriage between medicine and neuroscience, is based on the …

Chronic Disease

The biggest productivity myth is that rigid rules like the Pomodoro technique are for everyone

The internet is filled with advice and lifehacks on how to improve productivity. We all want to achieve more, it seems, to cram more into our days. There always seems to be that one overachieving colleague who has it all figured out, and uses a complex routine involving butter-filled coffee, short …

Time Management

The 12 Words All Successful People Understand

What do these words mean to you?<p>If you want to be successful, there are some words you’ll need to know.<p>Words are powerful. They can tell a story. Think of the following words: boom, penny, jump, doctor, slip, October, Shakespeare, and corn. All of these words paint a picture in your mind. Words …

Self-improvement

Sleep Like This To Ward Off Back Pain At Night

Plus, how to fix 8 other common sleep complaints.<p>If you’re among the nearly 20 percent of people estimated to have chronic back pain, you know it’s not fun.<p>One thing that might help relieve the tension? A good night’s sleep, experts say. But there’s a catch. An aching back, neck or shoulders makes …

Sleep

Sexual Self-Esteem: A Short Course

Like all living things, we are inherently sexual beings. Our sexuality is rooted in how we understand and define ourselves, how we perceive others, and how we see the world. Sexuality is a multi-dimensional, complex mix of physiological, interpersonal, cultural, emotional, and psychological …

8 common traits of highly intelligent people

Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with.<p>We pulled eight of the most intriguing Quora responses and explained the science behind them — and let's just say that we feel a lot …

Psychology

The Best Writing App Ever Just Came To iOS

For almost a decade, Scrivener has been helping writers tame their untameable manuscripts. Now it’s been perfectly adapted to mobile.<p>A vintage typewriter, a beautiful fountain pen, a distraction-free writing app, or a ridiculously expensive e-ink word processor. Writing is hard, which is why …

7 Ways Top Achievers Conquer the Impossible

A roadmap for setting aside your fears to achieve your dreams.<p>The reason productivity is such a popular topic is because so many of us want to accomplish more than we seem capable of. Sometimes that comes down to checking off more items on a to-do list.<p>But that's typically the smaller stuff. What …

A scientist spent 6 months alone in a dark cave to study the effects of extreme isolation

On Valentine's Day in 1972, geologist-turned-researcher Michel Siffre was about to find out.<p>He kissed his wife goodbye and descended a hundred feet to the aptly named Midnight Cave in Texas. He did not emerge for six months.<p>Those months of isolation and sensory deprivation had a profound effect on …

The Powerful Psychology Behind Cleanliness

There’s a recent trend sweeping (pun intended) the internet: organization porn.<p>Organization porn, like food porn, has nothing to do with pornography …

Foods That Look Like Body Parts - Food Nutrition Facts

1 Carrot: Eye<p>Slice a carrot in half crosswise and it's easy to see that the veggie resembles an eye—look closely and you'll even notice a pattern of …

Change Your Life In 6 Months With These 5 Skills

Learning a new skill that can change your life doesn’t have to take forever. In fact, you can learn several skills in as little as 6 months!<p>Some of …

Learning

The Psychology of Behavioral Targeting Goes Deeper Than You'd Think

Brands have long known that the more personalized they make content, the more effective it is in engaging people. New research shows that the …

Bookshelves that Don't Require Putting Holes in Your Walls

As a renter, building your own built-in bookshelves is out of the question (unless you butter up your landlord, I guess). But you can get kind of …

IKEA

10 Interior Tips from Roman and Williams That Make a Big Impact

Roman and Williams can transform any room into an extraordinary and memorable space that seems to exist outside the parameters of time. We asked them …

7 Inspirational Rules For Achieving Your Life Goals

Whether your definition of success is a happy marriage, a healthy bank account, or worldwide fame and adulation, we’re all motivated by ambition to …

Brain.fm Uses An Artificial Intelligence to Improve Your Brain Function

Music has been around in one form or another throughout the world for as long as anyone can remember. Some people listen to music to relax, others to …

Artificial Intelligence

Yes, You Can Train Yourself To Be More Creative. Here's How.

People often think that creativity is something you're born with or you're not. "My sister is the creative one in the family; she goes to art school," you might hear an accountant say. Advertising agencies even label their departments as such: project managers deal directly with clients, while …

The clinic that tells you how and when your life will end

It’s a damp Friday morning, I’ve spent the past four hours in a doctor’s surgery and I’m about to discover how long I’ve got to live.<p>At 29, you’d think there wouldn’t be much to worry about. But I’ve come to London’s Cenegenics clinic just to be on the safe side. Founded 17 years ago in the US, …

26 Perfect Luxurious Home Interior Architecture Designs

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Interior Design

4 Ways To Save Money—Without Ever Noticing It’s Gone

<b>Where does all our money go? It’s a constant mystery for many of us who, no matter how much we’re earning at a given time, manage to put our money</b> …

Personal Finance

To Diagnose Mental Illness, Read the Brain

Although scientists have learned a lot about the brain in the last few decades, approaches to treating mental illnesses have not kept up. As …

4 Smart Ways to Plan Your Living Room Design

Consider this the ultimate how-to for arranging living room furniture based on the space and your personal style.<p>You've finally overcome the major design challenge of finding a cohesive group of living room furnishings you love. But now you're faced with an equally tricky task: finding the perfect …

6 New Social Media Marketing Tools the Experts Use. You Should, Too.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Social media is transforming the way brands market themselves online. Actually, it’s safe to say that social media has <i>already</i> changed things in a big way.<p>New platforms have emerged that continue to transform the way we communicate. These …

Lists You Need to Make for a More Satisfying Life in 2016

I wasn’t always a list-maker. For most of my life I’ve been more of a scraps-of-paper-notes-everywhere-and-5-unfinished-journals-at-a-time type of …

How to Use Mind Maps to Unleash Your Brain's Creativity and Potential

Mind mapping is one of the best ways to capture your thoughts and bring them to life in visual form. Beyond just note-taking, though, mind maps can …

10 Things Happy People Do Before Lying In Bed Every Night

Sleeping is a very important part of everyone’s life. Actually, the things we do before we go to bed matter, too. Many people watch TV-shows till …

Sleep