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4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Take This Quiz to Measure Your Happiness Scientifically

Chances are you’ve taken a test that measures your happiness and well-being. But let’s be frank: very few of these tests are actually rooted in …

11 Thoughts To Unlock Your Creativity

<b>“The human mind can hold two completely opposing ideas at the same time.”</b> Thank you Liz Gilbert for enlightening us with this concept. How many times …

Creativity

The Real Relationship Between Work, Wealth, and Happiness | Inc.com

Money doesn't have all that much to do with happiness, and getting paid more doesn't always increase satisfaction. Those aren't exactly novel insights, but they're ones the 50 or so well-heeled professionals assembled at the Invention Hub on San Francisco Wednesday night probably weren't expecting …

Happiness

How the Impact Bias Affects Your Expectations of Happiness

One of the odd quirks about human psychology is how bad we are at predicting our own future emotional states. We think good news will make us …

Kindness Experts: Kindness, Mindfulness & Meditation

<i>In honor of WHO’s World Mental Health Day, we’re bringing you this guest post by one of our “kindness experts”, Melbourne-based clinical psychologist</i> …

This Habit May Separate Happy & Unhappy People

Take a minute to consider these four scenarios. Which do you think would make you happiest?<p>You might be surprised to learn, research backs numbers …

Happiness

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker

My name is Steve Pinker, and I’m Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. And today I’m going to speak to you about language. I’m actually not …

Does a person’s personality change when they speak another language?

During the first run of my Coursera course on the bilingual brain, a student asked whether changing languages leads to people changing personalities. …

English speakers cannot identify many smells: Anthropology of olfaction.

<i>Why do English speakers struggle to identify even common smells? Linguist Asifa Majid, a professor at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the</i> …

Why We (Mostly) Stopped Messing With Shakespeare’s Language

Last week, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced that it had commissioned thirty-six playwrights to translate all of Shakespeare’s plays into modern English. The backlash began immediately, with O.S.F. devotees posting their laments on the festival’s Facebook page. “What a revolting …

How Testosterone Affects Language

A brain-imaging study suggests the hormone might play a role in differences in how men and women speak.<p>The unfortunate thing about studies on the differences between male and female brains is that they get overstated in ways that perpetuate stereotypes. (“Women are better at nurturing, so why don’t …

The Life and Death of Martha's Vineyard Sign Language

The island was once home to a thriving deaf community and a now-extinct system of signing used by deaf and hearing people alike.<p>From its founding in 1640 through the end of the 1800s, people who were born in Chilmark, a small town on the western end of Martha’s Vineyard, also tended to die in …

Ig Nobel Prize for research in linguistics that found evidence of universal trait in human conversation

Professor Enfield and Dr Dingemanse have followed up their Ig Nobel-winning research with the publication of a new <i>PLOS ONE</i> paper, which suggests …

The Hidden Bias of Science’s Universal Language

The vast majority of scientific papers today are published in English. What gets lost when other languages get left out?<p>Newton’s <i>Principia Mathematica</i> was written in Latin; Einstein’s first influential papers were written in German; Marie Curie’s work was published in French. Yet today, most …

Is Cockney Rhyming Slang Dying Out?

A poll suggests British youth are abandoning an old, confusing tradition.<p>As alarmist headlines go, they were pretty puzzling. “Teenagers Aren’t Bobby Moore About Their Ruby Murrays and Their Rosie Lee,” fretted one British tabloid this week. “Is Cockney Rhyming Slang Brown Bread?” asked another<i>.</i> …

8 signs that your love is dying

All relationships go through ups and downs which can lead to estrangement and even breakups. But this could be avoided if we realized our …

NASA astronauts release 1.5 tons of garbage as the International Space Station flies over Bolivia. Apparently the thought is if it makes it through the atmosphere and lands on Bolivia no one will notice

Space

Long-lasting couples are brilliant at two things

Couples who communicate well and have sex more frequently are more satisfied, one of the biggest studies into long-term relationships has found.<p>The …

IBM's supercomputer will power an online, anime VR game

It's a bit odd that no one's thought to fuse the virtual-reality, role-playing game centric anime <i>Sword Art Online</i> into a proper VR experience before now, but that's the future we live in. No worries though, because IBM is using (Japanese) its Watson Cognitive Computing tech and SoftLayer cloud …

Nasa releases recording of strange 'space music' heard by Apollo 10 astronauts

The astronauts heard the strange 'whistling sound' when they were orbiting the moon<p>When three astronauts orbiting the moon noticed a strange “whistling sound” in outer space, they thought they were imagining things.<p>In fact, the men were so perplexed they worried about whether or not they should …

Space Science

‘Death Note’ Film Will Be R-Rated

Posted by <b>Chris Beveridge</b><br>February 22, 2016 at 01:44 PM<p>The folks at Collider got a chance to talk with producer Roy Lee, who is involved with the <b>Death</b> …

Cosplayers Turned Into Drawings

For the past month or so, cosplayers have been uploading photos to Twitter, asking illustrators to turn their photos into 2D illustrations. …

Japanese Police Arrest 44 in 3 Days for Alleged File-Sharing

Arrests conducted with prefectural police in 29 prefectures<p>The Association of Copyright for Computer Software (ACCS) announced on Monday that the …

Nasa scientist: We can get to Mars in 3 days with photonic propulsion

One day we could send spacecrafts to Mars in just three days by using a system known as "photonic propulsion", Nasa scientist Philip Lubin has said. …