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Reimagining of Schrödinger’s cat breaks quantum mechanics — and stumps physicists

In a multi-‘cat’ experiment, the textbook interpretation of quantum theory seems to lead to contradictory pictures of reality, physicists claim.<p>In …

Quantum Mechanics

How to hack your unconscious

Aha! moments of inspiration seem to come from nowhere – but the counterintuitive key to a creative brain is to defocus your thoughts<p>You can determine …

Consciousness

Burn Fat and Build Muscle With These at-Home HIIT Workouts

You do not need to leave your house to get a kickass workout. To prove this, we've rounded up our favorite HIIT workouts that you can do right in your living room. They're all short, too, between 10 and 30 minutes. And since all the workouts feature bodyweight exercises, you don't need any …

HIIT

An Eye-Witness Account of Pinochet’s Coup 45 Years Ago

September 11, 1973 was a pleasant pre-spring morning, a workday in Santiago. As usual, the bus running by my apartment was packed to the gills, but …

South America

A history of happiness explains why capitalism makes us feel empty inside

Swedish researcher Carl Cederström on how corporations redefined happiness and turned hippies into Reagan voters.<p>What is happiness?<p>It’s a very old question. And no one really knows the answer, although theories abound.<p>Aristotle was one of the first to offer what you might call a philosophy of …

Happiness

Life's purpose rests in our mind's spectacular drive to extract meaning from the world

What is the purpose of life? Whatever you may think is the answer, you might, from time to time at least, find your own definition unsatisfactory. …

Philosophy

Seven Zen Podcasts by People Who Actually Know Zen

<i>I was asked if I can recommend any podcasts about Zen.</i><p><i>As it happens, there are many podcasts out there, and some are extremely helpful. Others,</i> …

Meditation

Scientists discover a "neural clock" deep inside the human brain

Given the importance of time in running our lives, we don’t really know enough about its ultimate nature. Is it a construct of our mind? Or is it …

Looking To Boost Brain Power? Try This 10-Minute Trick

You probably already know about the myriad health benefits associated with a daily mindfulness practice. Meditation has been credited with everything …

Meditation

The Keto Diet Was Catastrophic to My Mental Health — Here's Why

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Keto<p>Can the Keto Diet Cause Eating Disorders?<p>The Keto Diet Was Catastrophic to My Mental Health — Here's Why<p>Shares<p>When I …

Jillian Michaels has never experienced the 4 p.m. slump—here’s why

Real talk: I’m more tired most days at 4 p.m. than I am at 10 p.m. This afternoon slump has become the bane of my existence, given that modern life …

Can Personality Change Or Does It Stay The Same For Life? A New Study Suggests It's A Little Of Both

Does personality stay the same from birth for the rest of your life, or can it be changed? A new study tapping into 50 years of data suggests that it’s quite possibly a blend of both.<p>For decades personality was considered as unmalleable as concrete – who you were at 15 is who you’d be at 75. But …

Research

The 9 Zen Principles That Probably Saved My Life – Page 2

2. Free yourself from attachment to fully experience life.<p>People get attached to their partner, belongings, career, hopes and dreams, the past, or …

6 Hurtful Childhood Lessons That Linger into Adulthood

Children are, by nature, helpless and dependent human beings whose existence and well-being is dependent on the adults around them. This means that …

Mental Disorders

Tone Every Inch of Your Body With These 100 Effective Bodyweight Moves

Here it is! The ultimate guide to the best bodyweight moves. Bookmark this for later so you can create your own workout by mixing and matching these badass moves, and watch your body transform. Maybe you want an all-butt workout with squats and lunges. Maybe you want to focus on toning your arms …

A Trainer Shares an Effective Strength Training and Cardio Schedule to Get Rid of Fat

Although a magical formula for losing body fat doesn't exist, we may have come pretty damn close. To be fair, it's not a one-size-fits-all solution, nor is it easy by any means, but Corey Phelps, NASM-certified personal trainer, certified BASI Pilates teacher, and TRX and Spinning instructor, …

8 Mistakes You Made On The Keto Diet

Anyone who’s tried the ketogenic diet can attest that starting isn’t as challenging as properly adhering to it. After all, your meals must strike a …

A Trainer Shares 3 Exercises to Work Your Entire Body at Your Next Gym Session

Are you ready to turn up the intensity of your strength workouts? If so, this challenging three-move workout by certified trainer Alexia Clark is right up your alley. Three exercises may not seem like a lot, but these were specifically selected to target your abs, back, arms, and legs. This workout …

I Sucked at Cleaning My House — Until I Discovered This Free Hack

An unfortunate truth that I've come to accept about myself is that I am, at my core, the <i>worst</i> at doing chores. Ya know how in rom-coms, when the protagonist is stressed or heartbroken, she typically works through it by putting on some rubber gloves and scrubbing her house from top to bottom? I've …

Face Yoga 101: 4 Anti-Aging Exercises to Do Instead of Facelifts

<i>Ommm.</i> That’s the sound we want to make whenever we start this workout. It’s yoga, but unlike any yoga sequence we’ve tried before—no downward dogs or …

Anti-aging

Olga Tokarczuk: ‘I was very naive. I thought Poland would be able to discuss the dark areas of our history’

A literary star in Poland, Olga Tokarczuk is hotly tipped to win the Man Booker international prize. She talks about facing controversy at home and the armed bodyguards hired to protect her<p>When Olga Tokarczuk’s sixth novel, <i>Flights</i>, was about to be published in the UK last year the Bookseller …

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

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 …

The male glance: how we fail to take women’s stories seriously

Male art is epic, universal, and profoundly meaningful. Women’s creations are domestic, emotional and trivial. How did we learn to misread stories so badly? By Lili Loofbourow<p>In spring 2013, HBO conducted a sly experiment on the “elite” TV-viewing public. It aired two new shows – both buddy dramas …

Schadenfreude

This 6-Step Routine Will Get Your Glutes in Shape

Having a weak backside can slow your run and lead to injuries. Here’s how to get your butt moving.<p>Want to know one of the top reasons runners end up hurt? Look at your backside. Underutilized gluteal muscles are to blame for a large percentage of injuries, says Nirav Pandya, M.D., assistant …

The hidden side to your personality

Many personality traits can be observed but there are other hidden forces that shape who we are.<p>We usually think of personality in terms of the differences we can see – Sarah is smiley and chatty, John frets a lot, while Noah is neat and tidy. These differences are fascinating, but if we focus only …

Immune System

6 Things a Run Coach Can Teach You About Marathon Training

Training for a marathon is more than just logging your miles, you guys.<p>Growing up in Boston, I've always dreamt of running the Boston Marathon. So …

As we continue to blame single mothers for society's woes, it's no surprise their children are living in poverty

Single-parent families are struggling. According to the charity Gingerbread, up to one in three children with a working single parent is living in …

Tax Preparation

7 Toxic Behaviors You Should Never Tolerate

Humans tend to normalize behaviors of close intimates, tucking certain responses and behaviors into folders labeled: “Just the way he is” or “So …

Want to Win an Argument? Science Says Stop Doing This 1 Thing

Once you start yelling, your listener will struggle to process what you say rationally.<p>Things don't always go smoothly in life, and when you encounter a bump, the temptation to yell at others can explode. Don't do it--a raised voice is one of the biggest swords you can drive into the stomach of …