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How You Breathe Affects the Way You Think and Feel, Study Finds

Focusing on one’s breathing has been a preoccupation of Eastern philosophy for centuries and in some cases, millennia. It is considered a means to …

The Brain

How We Breathe Could Also Affect How We Think And Feel

Nose vs mouth breathing.<p>Breathing doesn't just fill our lungs with oxygen and help us stay alive, it could also affect the way we think and feel, …

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

This creepy website reveals exactly how the web is tracking you in real time

We all know the internet tracks our every move, but it’s not something we always acknowledge. Google, for example, knows everything about us using …

Personal Data

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we …

10 Body Language Tricks To Power Up Your Career in 2016

Body language can be your greatest career asset. Here are ten simple and powerful tips to help you have a super successful 2016:<p><b>1) To make a great first impression, begin before you enter the room.</b><p>In business interactions, first impressions are crucial. Once someone mentally labels you as …

Want to Win People's Trust? This TEDx Speaker Says Do This 1 Thing

Want to build trust faster with anyone you meet? You only need to do this.<p>I've met people from all walks of life. People on the top of the hill, to those at the bottom of the trenches. With unimaginable wealth to the poorest of poor. Some are out for themselves while others give back.<p>From my …

Relationships

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

1. Use a 'decoy' option to get people to buy your product<p>In his TED Talk, behavioural economist Dan Ariely explains the "decoy effect" using an old</i> …

Psychology

History of tea in the UK Google Doodle: Why you've been brewing your cups of tea all wrong

A Google Doodle is celebrating Britain’s 358-year love affair with tea – the hot drink that has become a defining part of our international …

Best and worst medical aid schemes in South Africa – with prices

With Discovery Health announcing an average increase in premiums of 10.2% in 2017, it is bound to force many South Africans to look more closely at …

Health Care

How Silence Affects Our Brains in A Good Way, Science Explains

These days, you feel like a robot.<p><i>You drag your feet into work and you have to deal with your boss. You’re hustling this year yet again to try and</i> …

The 5 Best Alternatives to Sunrise

For a time, there was a glorious period where the daily hell of living with multiple calendars was fixed. It was called Sunrise, and it worked …

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

University of California

Following the Hero's Journey in Aging

January 10, 2013<p>Tags: Aging, spirituality, Transformation<p>The journey from the busy, multitasking middle years to the ripened wisdom of age represents …

Spirituality

Telkom sabotage causes outages impacting thousands of users

Telkom said that by 19 August, approximately 13,200 Telkom customers had been hit by outages caused by sabotage.<p>This happened as the Communication …

1 Easy Ritual That Can Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You drastically underestimate the power of touch. Actually, I’m wrong…<p>The research says we’re really big on touching — our phones, that is. People …

Happiness

Why Telkom hiked an overseas call rate by 2,600%

Telkom subscribers have been hit by massive tariff increases on over 100 international networks, reported the Sunday Times.<p>Where subscribers were …

41 Books to Motivate You to Become Your Best Self

Live Your Startup Dream Without Leaving Your Day Job<p><i>By Patrick J. McGinnis<br>April; Portfolio; $28</i><p>Everyone knows that building a startup means hard work …

Entrepreneurship

How much of our personalities we can change depends on whether we have personalities at all

Almost everyone has something they want to change about their personality. In 2014, a study that traced people's goals for personality change found that the vast majority of its subjects wanted to be more extroverted, agreeable, emotionally stable, and open to new experiences.<p>A whopping 97 percent …

How You Drive Reveals a Lot About Your Personality

People who are obnoxious on the road are usually just as obnoxious (or worse) at work.<p>If self-driving cars become commonplace there will be at least one unintended consequence: it will eliminate a good way to assess the true character of a coworker, colleague or customer.<p>Just as anonymity on the …

Text Messaging

This Best-Selling TED Speaker Told Oprah the 5-Step Secret to Happiness

Is it possible to increase your happiness simply by doing these things for only two minutes per day? Yes, says a Harvard-trained happiness researcher and best-selling author.<p>Can you improve your happiness simply by breathing for two minutes a day? Apparently so, says Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained …

Happiness

How to become an expert in reading other people

We'd all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

How to Set Up Google’s New Code-Less Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is an excellent way to make sure your account is secure, but having to input a code every single time you need to log in …

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the Invisibilia podcast and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations. This story contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>This is the story of a prisoner who committed a horrible crime and says he's no …

These are the best wines in South Africa in 2016

Category<p>Brand<p>Bordeaux Blend<p>De Toren Private Cellar Fusion V Cabernet Cab Franc Petit Verdot Merlot Malbec<p>Brandy<p>Van Ryn’s 12 YO Distillers Reserve …

South Africa

Google Now voice commands: a complete list

With any Android device, there is the magic phrase “Okay Google”. The moment you speak those words, a whole new world of instant information opens up to you. But what are the limits of Google Now? How many questions can you ask it?<p>To answer this, we have comprised a list of every Google voice …

Apps