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This Is How Long You Really Need to Hold a Plank to See Results

Hint: It's not as long as you think<p>The concept of a plank is pretty simple: You hold yourself up in a pushup position for a set period of time to tone your core, glutes, and hamstrings. But while you probably already know how to do a plank, you might be hazy on how long you should actually hold one …

Workouts

Making the Case for Medical School

The path to becoming a doctor is challenging. It requires at least 11 years of post secondary training and as many as 17 or more for some …

Young doctors could work 28 hours straight under new plan, despite possible dangers

The private group that oversees physician training in the United States has proposed rolling back rules so that young doctors just out of medical school can work shifts as long as 28 hours.<p>The proposal relaxes work restrictions put in place in 2011 when mounting evidence showed that exhausted …

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-help

Broca and Wernicke are dead – it’s time to rewrite the neurobiology of language

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettFlick through any neuropsychology textbook and you’ll hear about the nineteenth century pioneers Paul Broca and Carl Wernicke, …

18,000 police deployed as thousands expected for demonstration against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, or ‘Ahok’, who they accuse of ‘insulting Islam’<p>Security forces in the Indonesian capital Jakarta are on high alert in preparation for a Friday rally by hardline Islamist groups against the city’s …

Extremism

17 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life

The best approach is to start small.<p>In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only a few minutes to …

Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Music has enriched people's personal lives pretty much since the beginning of time, but scientists today have uncovered how best to make music enrich your professional life, too.<p>When the office is almost too much to stomach, music can deliver much-needed relief on the job. Before you press "play", …

Staring Into Someone's Eyes For 10 Minutes Can Alter Your Consciousness

Forget LSD: eyes are the new high. Of course, we’re not talking about consuming them, but rather staring intensely into a pair for a prolonged period …

If You Think Building Habits Can Help You Reach Goals, This Will Change Your Mind

Usually when we want to achieve something, we try hard to build some habits, as we’re told that habits are the fundamentals of success. However, if …

5 science-backed tips for spotting a lie

Wouldn't it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?<p>We're going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception, …

Choose Your Actions, Not Your Feelings

Again and again in therapy I find myself emphasizing the distinction between <i>feeling</i> an emotion and <i>acting</i> on it. Many patients, and non-patients too, …

Doctors: Act Right So More Patients Like You And Comply, Reducing Medical Errors

This week’s headline news that hospital errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. is a wake-up call for both hospital leaders and us potential patients. This would not surprise the author of <i>Unaccountable</i>, Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Marty Makary, who wrote, “As many as 25% of all patients are …

Affordable Care Act

7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Neil Pasricha is on a crusade, and his goal is to help people get happy. He has firsthand experience with the working world’s disconsolate little secret—having spent years helping people lead teams, businesses, and organizations, he realized hardly anyone …

Happiness

9 Things You Never Knew Your Brain Could Do

9 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know The Brain Could Do<p><i>No other brain in the animal kingdom is capable of generating the kind of higher consciousness</i> …

What to Do When You Have to Wait — and Can't Stop Worrying

Any time we have to wait, many of us get nervous. Very nervous. Our minds fill with disastrous scenarios and all kinds of what-ifs.<p><i>What if the</i> …

Mindfulness

Watch a Guy Discover How Human Flesh Would Taste Using a Biopsy From His Leg

Ever wondered how tasty you are? In this video, Greg Foot has a biopsy of muscle taken from his leg in order to discover what it tastes like.<p>It’s a …

Cancer

Earth - What is the real reason we sleep?

There are a few things we literally cannot live without. Oxygen is one. Another is food and water. And then there is sleep: forcibly keep an animal awake for long enough and you will kill it. The same almost certainly applies to humans.<p>This fact alone tells us that sleep must be doing something …

Chinese boy regains sight after receiving pig's eye transplant

A 14-year-old boy from Jiangxi, China, is able to see normally again after undergoing a successful cornea transplant operation in Guangzhou.<p>Doctors …

China

12 Cool Psychology Tricks That Will Make Your Life Easier

Here are some useful psychology tricks which can help you improve your communication skills and make your life easier in some way.<p><b>To find out if a</b> …

Body Language

EMDR Therapy: Why Looking Left-To-Right Repeatedly Could Banish Traumatic Memories

What if we told you that distressing memories could be wiped away by moving your eyes from left to right, over and over again?<p>While it might sound …

6 Reasons You Should Get More Sleep (and What to Do If You Can't)

Looking for an excuse to sleep in? March 6th through March 13th marks the National Sleep Foundation’s annual Sleep Awareness Week, a public education …

4 Ways to Use Your Anger to Be More Powerful

Of all human emotions, the one that people struggle with the most is <b>anger</b>. That’s understandable!<p>After all, it’s the emotion with the most potential …

Anger Management

Why Men Get Stomach Aches When They're Hit in The Groin, According to Science

We’re wincing just thinking about it.<p>If countless comedy movies are correct, there’s something inherently funny about a man getting kicked in the …

There's a counterintuitive way to relieve stress — and it's way easier than meditating

It's forgiveness.<p>We get it: The idea of forgiving someone else to prevent a heart attack sounds just about as beneficial as licking a steering wheel to prevent a car crash.<p>But decades of research have linked the regular practice of forgiving those who've wronged us with a handful of health …

Watch a Scientist Demonstrate the Different Ways Venom Can Kill

Even if you don't know exactly how it works, you probably know that venom is something you don't want to mess with. The deadly substance can be found …

WATCH: This Simple Maths Trick Will Get Your Friends Every Time

This is the best.<p>If you ever get tired of discussing current events and <i>Neko Atsume</i> updates with your friends, try dazzling them with numbers by …

What If We Killed All the Mosquitoes?

Scientists eliminate core symptom of schizophrenia in mice

Researchers have successfully disrupted a genetic chain of events in a mouse model of schizophrenia and reversed memory deficits, one of the …