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The Psychology Behind Why We Can't Throw Things Away

<i>This article first appeared on Medical Daily.</i><p>At a young age, we established a sense of ownership with our toys, like Barbie dolls or trucks and cars. …

The science of the placebo button

All products and services, everything we buy and use, have but one job — to modulate our mood. The fundamental reason we use technology of all sorts, …

Volcanic Lightning Happens At The Beginning Of A Volcanic Eruption

Volcanoes and lightning storms are awe-inspiring, fear-inducing feats of nature. Put them together and you have a truly terrifying event. Volcanic …

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be More Attractive

<i>Attraction isn’t only about looks. It’s about a certain primal magnetism…we can be physically attracted to someone, but we are more often drawn to</i> …

Psychology

Scientists to launch global hunt for ‘line in the rock’ marking the ‘scary’ new man-made epoch

A worldwide hunt for a “line in the rock” that shows the beginning of a new geological epoch defined by humanity’s extraordinary impact on planet …

Scientists study link between unhealthy pregnancy diet and ADHD

A diet high in fat and sugar during pregnancy may be linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children with behavioural problems early in life, experts have found.<p>Pregnancy food: what you eat can affect your child for life<p>Read more<p>The research, led by scientists from King’s College …

Diabetes

How to use writing to overcome anxiety, tragedy, or heartache

"You don't remember me, but I was in your experiment a year ago. I just wanted to thank you. It changed my life."<p>James Pennebaker has had a number of …

Israel army appoints chief rabbi accused of condoning rape by soldiers

The Israeli army has appointed a new chief rabbi who once appeared to suggest it was permitted for soldiers to rape non-Jewish women during times of …

9 cooking methods that make your food toxic

How you cook your food is just as important as what you eat. When smoking, frying, or grilling meat, carcinogens are produced and when amino acids, sugars, and creatine react at high temperatures. That's right—grilling your meat can be as damaging to your body as smoking!<p>Certain cooking methods can …

Halt sugar tax introduction, urges food and drink industry

The UK food and drink industry is calling for the sugar tax to be mothballed as manufacturers face a shortage of workers, cost inflation and weak consumer confidence since the Brexit vote.<p>“The whole thing should be paused,” said Ian Wright, the director general of industry lobby group the Food and …

United Kingdom

The women that kill, abuse and torture

We have struggled to comprehend the origins of female violence, painting female serial killers as reluctant sidekicks or psychotic femmes fatales. That needs to change.<p>It’s the visit that we all hope we’ll never experience. The police arrive at your home to tell you that a family member has been …

Crime

Currents Are the Secret to an Antarctic Climate Change Mystery

But just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it's not happening.<p>Is Antarctica melting or not? This question has been asked time and time again by scientists and climate change deniers alike. Climate models and ice records have shown that for some reason, warming in the Southern Ocean is …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

British Second World War submarine with 71 bodies inside found off coast of Sardinia

The sunken wreck of a British submarine from the Second World War with 71 bodies sealed inside has been found by divers off the coast of Sardinia.<p>The …

4 Ways Your Brain Tricks You Into Spending

Your subconscious mind loves to shop.<p>We know how retailers trick us into spending. Putting more expensive branded goods at eye level in grocery …

When Will You Meet "The One"?

In their book Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg focus on how people search for a partner, a date, or a mate in a hyper-connected era …

A UPenn psychologist says 'grit' is key to success in life — here's how to become a grittier person

Your agreement or disagreement with 10 statements, including "I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one" and "I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge," produces a total grit score, which reveals how much passion and perseverance you typically display. (You can …

7 Things You Tell People Without Saying a Word | Inc.com

I shared an infographic recently that has really had me thinking about the impressions we make on others. Have you ever gotten the cold shoulder and wondered might you might have done to deserve it? Or been passed over for something you were sure you had in the bag -- whether it was a sale, a deal, …

Psychology

How To Stop Feeling Guilty And Forgive Yourself

Guilt is perhaps one of the most debilitating emotions, and one that has the potential to negatively influence the human mind. Such feelings can …

Self-help

Pacific Ocean swallows five Solomon Islands and human-caused climate change is to blame, study says

As the ocean rose, they had to flee.<p>“The sea has started to come inland, it forced us to move up to the hilltop and rebuild our village there away …

Climate Change

How To Improve Your Memory And Concentration

Your brain is like a muscle. Without going to the gym and feeding your muscles with the right food, they simply won’t grow. The same applies to your …

The Brain

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

Only fundamental social change can defeat the anxiety epidemic

People, particularly young people, are beset by mental health problems on a scale never seen before. Now it is time to rebalance individualism against the common good<p>We live with an epidemic of anxiety. In 1980, 4% of Americans suffered a mental disorder associated with anxiety. Today half do. The …

Mental Health

The Biggest Judgment Error You Don't Know You're Making

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a lifelong student of psychology, when the principles of human behavior spring to life around me, I typically respond with equal parts interest and glee. But a few weeks ago, I was on the receiving end of a psychological phenomenon …

Here's what an acid trip does to your brain

When LSD was made illegal in the late 1960s, most laboratory research on the drug was likewise suspended. As a result, the best knowledge we've got …

The Brain

How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

New research finds that altering gut bacteria in mice changes the way their brains work.<p>The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, …

Multiple Sclerosis

Half Your Brain Stands Guard When Sleeping In A New Place

When you sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, only half your brain is getting a good night's rest.<p>"The left side seems to be more awake than the right side," says Yuka Sasaki, an associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences at Brown University.<p>The finding, reported Thursday …

The Brain

Delving into the bipolar brain - Scope

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 6 million American adults have bipolar disorder, a psychiatric illness marked by …

5 Things I Learned As An Angry, Introverted Individual

You're reading 5 Things I Learned As An Angry, Introverted Individual, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Self-help