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A new study from Yale scientists shows how uncertainty helps us learn

We may crave stability in life, but the brain benefits from volatility, according to a Yale University study on cognition that shows how uncertainty boosts learning.<p>The paper, to be published in Neuron (paywall) on Aug. 8, demonstrates that there’s more activity in the brain’s prefrontal cortex …

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Body positivity without consumerism and pretense looks like this

The checkout line at the grocery store helped form Carmen Sobczak’s world view. Her mother, Connie Sobczak, used the magazines on display to address the sexist messages that surrounded them. “There’d be like, ‘Lose 10 pounds in 10 days’ on the magazine covers and she would talk to me about it,” …

Body Image

How To Iron A Shirt For A Perfectly Crisp Result

Ah, the good old days – when you could throw your dress shirt in a crumpled heap on the floor and your mother would iron it back to perfection. Or …

Here Are the World’s 20 Best Cities for Shopping

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Walter Isaacson Goes Inside the Most Creative Mind in History: Leonardo da Vinci

The award-winning author explains what drew him to Leonardo da Vinci, and what we can all learn from this self-made Renaissance man.<p>Midway through …

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

10 Dangerous Brain-Damaging Habits To Stop Immediately

The brain is an incredibly important body part, as it is one of the biggest one in the body and represents the main control center. It has multiple …

Watching This Artist Turn a Blob of Glass Into a Dragon Is Nothing Short of Magic

Working with glass not only requires a lot of artistic talent, it also requires nerves of steel given how fragile the material is. But master gaffer …

Why Power Women Are Micro-Dosing LSD at Work

It's a different type of career high.<p>Karen Smith has a lot on her mind. The 32-year-old lives in Chicago, where, after working for tech startups abroad for 10 years, she moved last year with her husband to attend a graduate program in data science. On top of her academic studies, Smith works 10 to …

The 3 things you already know you should be doing for your skin… but choose to ignore

How many posts have you read with a similar title? How much advice have you actually followed-through on after reading the articles? It sure is a fun …

Use your wits! Can you solve these fiendishly difficult puzzles?

Isn’t it time we learned to reconnect with the idea of problem-solving for fun? After all, argues Alex Bellos, the best puzzles are pieces of poetry. In an exclusive extract from his new book, he selects some of his favourites<br>See the answers here<p>For those of us whose school memories include …

Equations

Hubble Wants to Do for Contact Lenses What Warby Parker Did for Eyeglasses

Cheap daily contact lenses? Yes please! What you need to know about a new startup launching this week.<p>We live in a world where multimillion-dollar businesses can be carved by eliminating middlemen and their exorbitant markups. Currently, we have direct-to-consumer eyeglasses (Warby Parker), razors …

The Deadly Ancient Math Problem Computer Scientists Love

Learn the secret of the Josephus problem and maybe you'll be the lone survivor.<p>Flavius Josephus, a Jewish-Roman historian from the first century, tells the story like this: A company of 40 soldiers, along with Josephus himself, were trapped in a cave by Roman soldiers during the Siege of Yodfat in …

3 no-nonsense tips to build bigger biceps

Building a pair of biceps that are worthy of a tight fitted T-shirt isn’t difficult. OK, we’re not saying it’s necessarily easy, but it shouldn’t be …

Ever wondered what happens to your body when you stop exercising?

We’ve all been there. Be it the evenings getting darker, or if you’re swamped in the office all week, sometimes it’s particularly easy to think of a …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of “Make It …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

The Brain

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101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor Online

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

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The Surprising Key to Relationship Success

When we think about creating a healthy and successful relationship, we tend to focus on how we can best bridge our differences. We want to allow room …

Self Compassion

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Scientists ‘find key to longevity’ in Italian village where one in 10 people live beyond 100 years

Acciaroli in south west Italy is no ordinary place. It is home to an extraordinarily high number of centenarians.<p>More than one in 10 of the …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …