Heather Holzer

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8 Sources of Strength Powerful Enough to Overcome the Fears Holding You Back

To avoid failure, acknowledge and compensate for your weaknesses. To achieve great success, discover and build on your strengths.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are your powers? Few of us are focused on what our powers are, let alone practicing or leading from …

Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe.<p>Four years ago, researchers discovered that a protein called PGC1 -alpha was vital for preventing the build-up of …

Dementia

What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>It's Mental Health Week across Australia. Each state starts …

How the Geometry of Movies Can Change the Way We Think

Circles. Triangles. Squares. Those aren’t the things you expect to see in a movie but films have been using shapes to subtly influence emotion for a …

Physicists Have Mixed Matter And Light at Room Temperature For The First Time

Whoa.<p>In a lovely demonstration of light's quantum effects, physicists in the UK have just mixed a molecule with light at room temperature for the …

You’re More Likely to Exercise if You Have a Sense of Purpose

As several recent studies have confirmed, as many as 95% of people don’t meet the amount of exercise the government recommends. Some research …

Netflix just bought a sci-fi movie starring Rooney Mara and Jason Segel

The Discovery is on track to premiere in 2017<p>Netflix is making an exciting addition to its growing lineup of original films by purchasing <i>The Discovery</i>, a new movie from writer-director Charlie McDowell that's going to explore the consequences of an afterlife whose existence has been scientifically …

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

Chopped mirepoix from above.<p>No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since …

Extreme Sports

Why You Can't 'Self-Help' Your Way To Happiness

Thirty years ago, I went to see a very old and highly revered Chinese doctor. One of the first things he said to me was, "I don't deal with disease; I deal with health."<p>In Western culture, self-help is often talked about as though it offers cures to what is inherently wrong with you. But if we take …

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Universe

A Real-Life Jedi Mind Trick That Will Reprogram Your Co-Workers' Brains

Using applied neuroscience, you can immediately and easily alter other people's perception of past events.<p>Last week, I explained a simple neuroscience technique to reprogram your own brain in less than 60 seconds. Today, I'll explain a technique, based on the same principle, that allows you to …

The Reality of Brain-to-Brain Communication Is Closer Than You Think

Don't call it telepathy, but call it very cool.<p>When neuroscientists used a monkey's thoughts to control computers, it was a huge breakthrough in mind-machine research. But harnessing brain waves has become even more complex now that humans are the subjects. Recently, researchers used the thoughts …

The Brain

How Superhero Movies Became Too Big To Fail

There's a scene roughly halfway through <i>Batman v Superman</i> in which Bruce Wayne's loyal butler cautions his billionaire vigilante boss against going to …

Comics

What Missing Satellite? Why Canadian Scientists Aren't Talking About JAXA

The Hitori satellite's status is unknown, after losing contact with Earth.<p>An astronomy satellite that was launched to much fanfare on February 17—NASA, Europe and the Canadian Space Agency partnered for the launch, with Japan as the lead—has lost touch with Earth, according to a release from the …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Artist Creates Watercolor Paintings on Location and Aligns Them with Actual Landscape

Elena Efremova uses watercolor painting as a unique way to showcase the places she has traveled and lived. Originally from Russia, the artist resides in Marseille, France but is currently in Stockholm, Sweden. No matter her location, though, Efremova takes the time to create detailed renderings of …

Painting

Raw Cheesecake Is Neither Cheese nor Cake, But You Want It Anyway

This dairy-free dessert is every bit as creamy and rich as the original—just because it's vegan doesn't mean it's totally virtuous.<p>The "health halo" is real, and it's been growing ever brighter since the first kale leaf successfully snuck into a smoothie. This "have your alt-flour, agave-sweetened …

Vegan

Famifi

Anxiety and Depression Are Symptoms, Not Diseases

It is very common when I first encounter a client struggling with mental health issues that they report their problem is that they feel anxious or …

Rage Disorder Linked with Parasite Found in Cat Feces

Uncontrollable, explosive bouts of anger such a road rage might be the result of an earlier brain infection from the toxoplasmosis parasite, an …

Brain training: should you believe the hype?

Do the puzzles, say the purveyors of pricey brain training apps, and you’ll boost memory and concentration. Researchers have put their claims to the test<p>Everything you do changes your brain. Even reading this article. Right now, wherever you are, looking at these words is shaping and modifying the …

The Brain

Tykes and tablets: Is too much screen time damaging your child’s brain?

Let’s face it – screen time is an inescapable reality of modern parenting, with kids of every age spending hours upon hours in front of iPads, smartphones and televisions. And that’s not always a bad thing.<p>Educational apps and kiddie-geared TV shows are great ways for little ones to sharpen their …

The Brain

This Temporary Tattoo Can Monitor Diabetics' Glucose Levels as Accurately as a Finger Prick

A flexible and easy-to-wear temporary tattoo could help diabetics manage their condition without daily finger pricks.<p>Engineers from the University of …

DNA results are in: Early humans and Neanderthals made babies together

<b>(CNN) —</b> Neanderthals may not have been as lucky as our human ancestors in the long run, but that doesn't mean the two subspecies didn't <i>get</i> lucky.<p>Scientists have discovered that Homo sapiens -- that's us -- made more babies with archaic humanlike species than initially thought. That sexual history …

Humanity

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity’s great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we’ve learned that we can train our …

Are we more than molecules?

Novelists, poets and artists can help us to piece together the mystery of human consciousness, says Mark Haddon<p>My son’s nine-year-old friend Yahya said it most succinctly. Why is life in the first person?<p>We think. We feel. We are aware of ourselves and the world around us. We have consciousness. We …

Weird

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli review – quantum theory made charming

A brief attempt to engage readers in the biggest questions of physics dwells on beauty and wonder<p>In the early 1960s, famed physicist Richard Feynman developed a new lecture course for new undergraduates at the California Institute of Technology. Feynman aimed to turn the standard physics curriculum …

Quantum Mechanics

What The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Physics Really Means

It’s been quiet here for a couple of weeks, as I was off visiting family for the holidays and then at a meeting in South Carolina. It’s a New Year though, so let’s ease back into things with a simple and non-controversial topic. Say, the Many-Worlds interpretation of quantum physics.<p>OK, maybe that …

Quantum Physics

How Is It Possible That Galaxies Are Moving Away From Us Faster Than the Speed of Light?

According to Albert Einstein, the speed of light is an absolute constant beyond which nothing can move faster. So, how can galaxies be traveling …