Heather Williamson

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‘My déjà vu is so bad I can’t tell what’s real’

When a brain tumour left Pat Long with persistent déjà vu, he began to question the very nature of reality. Here, he tells his story.<p>One drab afternoon a few years ago something very unusual happened to me.<p>I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I experienced a sudden feeling …

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

<b>(Shutterstock/Lightspring)</b><p>A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Agata Blaszczak-Boxe<p>March 20, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with …

Emotional Intelligence

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Psychology

How your DNA affects the way you lose weight

My copy chief at <i>Vogue</i> is this skinny curly haired beauty who can eat sweet treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner and not so much as gain a gram on …

Fitness

How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

Relationships

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

A Harvard psychologist reveals the quickest way to boost confidence when you're nervous

Her theory: Stand like Wonder Woman for two minutes before a big meeting or event, and your confidence will spike — as if by magic.<p>Four years later, the Harvard psychologist has released a book on the virtues of changing your posture to change your attitude.<p>It's called "Presence: Bringing Your …

A college professor discovers a new way to motivate people.

What’s the secret of motivation?Niklas Morberg, CC BY-NC<p>Last semester I experimented with a new idea in my consumer behavior class. I gave pop quizzes on the assigned readings but with a little twist.<p>First and foremost, students were not required to take the quizzes. But if they did take a quiz and …

A Physicist Has a New Explanation For Why Time Moves Forwards, Not Backwards

Maybe not so natural, after all.<p>We all know that time only ever moves forward in our world - no matter how many times we've wanted it to, that glass …

The top 25 business schools In the world

We recently released our sixth annual ranking of the best business schools in the world. For the first time since we began tracking b-schools, …

Business School

This Pour-Over Coffee Method Makes the Best Coffee

Ditch your swanky coffeemaker. This no-tech, pour-over brewing method makes the best coffee.<p>Chemex in Action | Photo by MaFernandaTj, via Wikimedia …

Finding an ADHD-Friendly Job

Over my last year of college, a growing cognitive dissonance took hold of my life.<p>On one hand, I’d been accepted to grad school and figured more …

20 Best Foreign Retirement Havens For 2015 – Page 16

<b>Panama</b><p>Long a fixture on foreign retirement lists, Panama offers a Florida-like experience at a steep discount. Government policies offer financial breaks to retirees, including no tax on foreign income and discounts for seniors. Health care is top rate and cheap.<p>Favored sites include Boquete …

Our Universe: It's the 'Simplest' Thing We Know

Our universe is actually really simple, it's just our cosmological theories that are getting needlessly complex, argues one of the world's leading …

Here's how much millennials are earning annually across the US

Millennials came of age during a tough economic time: Student debt has reached an all-time high, and the job market is more competitive than ever. As a result, young people today aren't earning as much money as their parents did when they were young. So how much are they making?<p>Using data from the …

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps

There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for …

Parenting behaviors associated with risk for offspring personality disorder during adulthood. - PubMed

CONTEXT:<p>Research has suggested that some types of parental child-rearing behavior may be associated with risk for offspring personality disorder …

Psychology

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …

11 Planners That Will Help You Get Your Shit Together In 2016

2016 is about to be so organized.

Scientists make monkeys smarter using brain implants. Could you be next?

For the very first time, scientists have demonstrated that a brain implant can improve thinking ability in primates. By implanting an electrode array …

Monkeys

These Unseen Photos From World War I Are Unbelievable

Typically, when long-lost photos are found and restored they're a bit underwhelming. But this new series of images, captured by an unknown …

The 7 Most Intriguing Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God

Nietzsche is famous for saying that God is dead, but news of The Almighty's demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Here are some of the most …

Top 15 Plato Quotes

And, what, Socrates is the food of the soul?<p>Surely, I said, knowledge is the food of the soul.<p>—Protagoras<p>Unnamed friend: And is this stranger really …

11 Novels So Amazing, You Can't Tell What Genre They Are

Some of the most powerful reading experiences are the ones that refuse to fit into just one pigeonhole. They defy categorization, because they’re …

America’s millennials are in crisis—and it’s not all in their heads

It’s now readily apparent that we’re in the midst of a new wave of college student protests.<p>From the ConcernedStudent1950 movement that led to the ouster of University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe to the Million Student March that spanned 110 campuses and called for a debt-free education, …

College & University

10 Different Kinds of Montages That Can Help Make Your Film More Dynamic

There's nothing quite like a montage.<p>Think about it -- montages are wholly cinematic, born entirely from the womb of editing, and are able to elicit …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Never book flights on Fridays - and eight other tips for getting cheap air fares

If you are thinking of booking your next overseas holiday today, think again.<p>Friday is the most expensive day of the week to buy a plane ticket, according to new research, with flights on average 13 per cent dearer than if booked on a Sunday.<p>Customers have previously been advised to book plane …

Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 19 major US cities

In the market for a home?<p>Mortgage website HSH.com has updated its estimate of how much annual income a household would need to buy a home in major metropolitan areas in the US, according to third-quarter 2015 data.<p>Housing prices in Los Angeles have jumped, increasing 14% since last quarter. And for …