Francesca Galotti

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vMocion looks to end motion sickness in virtual reality by tricking your brain

When it comes to motion sickness in VR, one bad experience can leave a person with little or no desire to ever try on a headset again.<p>One of the major problems is the mismatch between the visual perception of motion given by the VR headset and the inner ear telling you that you’re standing still. …

Virtual Reality

Meet the first beautiful E-bike from the future

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things.<p>Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified …

Solar And Wind Energy May Be Nice, But How Can We Store It?

Renewable energy like solar and wind is booming across the country as the costs of production have come down. But the sun doesn't always shine, and the wind doesn't blow when we need it to.<p>This challenge has sparked a technology race to store energy — one that goes beyond your typical battery.<p><b>Heat</b> …

Can virtual reality relieve pain?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The next time you habitually search your bathroom cabinet for some pain medication, you may want to consider playing a video game first. Research has shown that psychology plays an important part in how we experience both acute and chronic pain -- and that painful sensations can be …

Virtual Reality

Pig heart kept alive inside baboon's abdomen for two years

A team of doctors at the National Institute of Health in Maryland has been able to successfully house a pig's heart inside a baboon's abdomen, with …

Full-fat whole milk better for you than low-fat skim, studies show

Anyone reaching for those “skinny” lattes made with skim milk thinking they’re healthier can stop now.<p>Story continues below<p>Even though Canada’s Food …

How To Get Rid Of A Headache Without Medicine

Rebecca Beris<p>Read full profile<p>We have all had those days when we feel weighed down by a persistent headache. These headaches can be so bothersome …

Mindfulness

5 Ways To Increase The Serotonin In Your Brain

<i>Serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter, a type of chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to another…it is believed to influence a</i> …

30 Skin Care Rules For 30-Somethings Who Want to Age Slowly

There are plenty of us in our 30s who want to hold off on invasive skin care procedures but still — <i>ya know</i> — have killer, wrinkle-less skin. Is that too much to ask?<p>Advice on how to best maintain a dewy glow and lineless visage varies, of course, depending on one's age. But fortunately for those of …

A Simple Weekly Mindfulness Practice: Keep a Gratitude Journal

Time required15 minutes per day, at least once per week for at least two weeks. Studies suggest that writing in a gratitude journal three times per …

Happiness

Why Social Media Is Making You Miserable

It might be time to hit the refresh button on how you engage online.<p>Resorting to Facebook for a convenient ego boost, a quick reconnect with friends, or the chance to share your humble opinion may seem like an easy way to improve your mood and stay abreast of what's going on in the world. But a new …

Healing Body Image: Pulling Mental Weeds and Planting New Seeds

In a recent session with a client, we discussed the painful, insidious, incessant, and automatic nature of her bad body image thoughts. Since this particular woman loves to garden, I chose a metaphor I knew she would relate to. I told her that she is not responsible for the demeaning thoughts she …

What 220,000 Teens Say About Bullying, Body Image, and Pressure at School

The girls' answers are concerning.<p>Just 25% of 11-year-olds and 16% of 15-year-olds get at least an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise each day.<p>Only about half of 15-year-old girls eat breakfast every day.<p>Girls are more likely than boys to eat fruit every day.<p>About one in four 15-year-old girls …

B&N Readouts

FREE FRIDAYS: Weekend reading—on us.<p>If I were a conscientious student, I would be studying for my chem quiz instead of sitting on a window ledge, …

France

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>It's been shown over and over again that just thinking about something can cause your brain to release neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that allow it to …

The Brain

What It's Like to Be Disabled and Date

I don't want somebody to look "past" me in order to see me.<p><i>In this week's installment of Love, Actually, our series exploring the reality of women's sex lives, we hear from Robin, 43, a single woman who's a sex educator and disability advocate, about how her sex and dating life changed after</i> …

Is your relationship doomed if your sex drives aren't compatible?

Lots of relationships that make it past the can't-stop-won't-stop having sex phase run into scheduling issues when the dust settles. And often one person's libido is in overdrive while the other's is more...meh.<p>But that's okay! You're not actually doomed.<p>“It’s completely natural,” said Tammy …

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

8 pearls of wisdom that will change the way you think about money

Getting rich may have more to do with your mentality than anything else.<p>"If you follow the beliefs, philosophies, and strategies of the rich and take action, you have a legitimate shot at becoming a millionaire," writes Steve Siebold, a self-made millionaire and the author of "How Rich People …

Infrequent Computer Use May Be An Indicator of Early Cognitive Decline

<b>A new study sheds light on a powerful tool that may detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease before patients show any symptoms of cognitive decline: the</b> …

Is Shyness Holding You Back?

You don’t need to feel trapped by your inner critic’s nagging voice. Nor do you need to suppress it, or escape it. Sometimes all you need to do is …

Mindfulness

5 Daily Language (and Body Language) Habits of Great Leaders

Leaders have the biggest impact on employee engagement. Here are 5 simple things you can do to boost morale and increase productivity.<p>Employee engagement is running at around 32 percent. Which means that a staggering 68 percent of staff, potentially your staff, are either disengaged or, even worse, …

Eating Less Meat And More Fruit Could Save Lives -- And The Planet

Drastic changes in diet could bring about drastic changes for the Earth.<p>• Report says eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat could reduce greenhouse gas emissions.<p>• Global mortality could decline by as much as 10 percent.<p>• Over a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions arise from food …

Here's Proof Mental Illness Is Not Someone's Fault

Let's set the record straight, shall we?<p>You wouldn't tell someone with cancer to just "get over" their illness, so why aren't people with mental health disorders afforded the same courtesy?<p>A common plague of mental health stigma is the idea that the disorders are a fallacy that's "all in a person's …

Mental Health

7 Timeless Strategies for Finding Inner Strength (When You Need it Most)

<i>“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”<br>― Maya Angelou</i>I’ve been volunteering as a counselor for underprivileged kids for the better part …

Fire Fighting

There's Now a Dating Site for Polyamorous People

It's becoming increasingly common for people to consider open relationships and even to seek them out on mainstream apps like OkCupid. But now, polyamorous people can also find partners on a dating site created just for them.<p>According to OkCupid's data, interest in polyamory is on the rise. In …

Relationships