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Here's the Secret Brain Math That Makes People More Confident

Whether it's applying for a job, hitting on someone at a bar or picking vanilla or chocolate, confidence dictates every decision you make. But that …

Obatala - The Sweetest God from Africa

Like Greek, Middle Eastern, and Indian mythologies, the West African mythology offers a sophisticated understanding of creation and humanity. African mythology permeates Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Niger, Ghana, Gambia, and it has been transported through slavery to Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, Guyana, …

Ali Khan

Rio's slum hostels offer alternative Olympic housing

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Stunning views of iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, a sun-drenched patio nestled in the hills of Atlantic rainforest and rooms costing a fraction of nearby hotels.<p>The Favelinha hostel, like others in several of Rio's more than 1,000 shanty towns, offers more than just cheap …

Did We Sell Each Other Into Slavery: Misconceptions About the African Involvement in the Slave Trade

There are many misconceptions about African history and nowhere is this more true than the topic of the slave trade. Very often I see comments by people who argue that Africans sold each other into slavery. There is some element of truth to this, but to speak of the slave trade solely as Africans …

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.<p>Since its 60s counterculture heyday, LSD has been closely associated with music. But it's not just artistic proclivities that link them: Researchers have found that …

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

Logo Design Psychology

Learn more about Logo Design Psychology and Colour Theory to improve the effectiveness of your Graphic Design projects in Communicating with …

Logo Design

How Our Biases Can Affect How We See Others

<b>Neuroscientists find evidence for visual stereotyping.</b><p>The stereotypes we hold can influence our brain’s visual system, prompting us to see others’ …

Psychology

Social Psychology Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Psychology is the scientific study of how people act, think, and feel. <b>Social psychology</b> studies how people act, think, and feel in the context of …

Psychology

Mind Over Matter? Mindfulness Meditation For Pain Management

Pain is subjective. It is a sensory and emotional experience that can be influenced by countless factors, ranging from expectations to mood or even …

Mindfulness

Remove Something Every Day

“To attain knowledge, add things everyday. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” -Lao Tzu<p>Nature teaches us the creative side of destruction. A …

Are Google, Uber, and Digital Companies Trapped by Colonial Economics?

<b>Douglas Rushkoff:</b> For 75 years now corporate profit, over their total value, has been decreasing. That means corporations are really good at …

These animals are helping to reveal the biological origins of rhythm

For Irena Schulz, one of those moments happened on an otherwise ordinary day in August, 2007.<p>Schulz lived in Schererville, Ind., where she managed a sanctuary for abandoned parrots.<p>A man named Dane Spudic came by with a young male Eleonora cockatoo called Snowball — a striking creature with …

University of California

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Why Consciousness Is Still a Mystery -- Sorting Out the Clues

No one doubts that it's hard to figure out where consciousness comes from, and when a problem persists for thousands of years -- which is literally true in this case -- it's worthwhile sorting out the clues that might lead to an answer. Some are better than others, and a few may be completely …

Seawater

Why Anti-Semitic Propaganda Seems Oddly Relevant Today

Given the vitriolic speech surrounding the current presidential campaign, the “Anti-Semitism 1919-1939” exhibit at The New York Historical Society …

World War II

New look at ancient shards suggests Bible even older than thought

High-tech handwriting analysis of First Temple period writings inscribed on pottery shards indicates the Bible may have been written earlier than …

Archaeology

Where America Gets Its Oil: The Top 10 Foreign Suppliers Of Crude To The U.S.

The past decade has seen a major shift in the U.S. crude oil market. As a result of the surge in domestic production that was largely enabled by hydraulic fracturing — a practice Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vows to ban and his rival Hillary Clinton promises to severely restrict …

Scientists stop blisters…with a 19th century remedy you’ll find in the chemist

It has taken 40 years of research but scientists have finally found an easy way of preventing blisters…and it has been available in the local chemist since the 19th century.<p>Runners should throw away their expensive blister plasters and lubricants if they want to prevent painful rubbing and switch …

BBC iWonder - How did people really speak in Shakespearean England?

How did people really speak in Shakespearean England?<p>Presented byProfessor David CrystalLinguist and broadcaster<p>1. Shakespeare’s England<p>Presented byProfessor David CrystalLinguist and broadcaster<p>Over the centuries Shakespeare’s plays have gained a reputation for being difficult to understand. But …

William Shakespeare

10 Psychological Traits That Make a Great Salesperson

Psychologists and salesmen have more in common than you think.<p>People often compare athletes to salespeople. Their competitiveness, work ethic, and drive to succeed correlate strongly, which is why you often see a sales floor comprised of a majority of athletes.<p>While it is rarely spoken about, the …

In with the in crowd: secret languages can confuse, exclude or empower

Argot sits in the forbidden corners of language, where creativity thrives, shrouded by a cloak of linguistic abandon<p>There are between 6,500 and 7,000 languages spoken worldwide. Include argots – the characteristic language of a particular group – and that number climbs ginormously.<p><i>Ginormous</i> itself …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 10 – The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

An intoxicating renewal of evolutionary theory that coined the idea of the meme and paved the way for Professor Dawkins’s later, more polemical works<p>What is man, and what are we for? Remarkably, it was not until Charles Darwin published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> in 1859 that anyone, in our history, …

Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour could prove they believe in God, according to scientists

New footage of ritual behaviour by chimpanzees, taken and analysed by researchers, shows they may be engaging in spiritual practices - and could even believe in God.<p>West African chimpanzees have been captured on camera throwing rocks into holes in trees and engaging in other bizarre behaviour, …

Study finds brain's response to social exclusion is different in young marijuana users

A study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers finds that the brains of young adult marijuana users react differently to social …

The Mental lllness Cursing People With Pedophile Illusions

Pure OCD can give its victims haunting sexual visions, and may affect millions of people.<p>Twenty-one years ago when he was 13 years old, Aaron Harvey …

Why Torture Doesn't Work

Torture is pointless, useless and degrading for all involved – there are better ways to gather information from other human beings. Discussions and …

The Brain

Here's What Belief In A Religion Does To Your Brain

The perceived conflict between religion and science has played out across history, from lectures in Ancient Greek pantheons to discussions on …

How The Language You Speak Changes Your View Of The World

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Here Are 10 Amazing Psychology Tricks That You Must Try

Advertisement<p>Ever wondered what is it that psychologists know about us that we don’t? Or maybe wondered what tricks could you be able to pull off if …