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MIT Engineers Have Designed a Chip That Behaves Just Like Brain Cell Connections

The most promising artificial synapse to date.<p>For those working in the field of advanced artificial intelligence, getting a computer to simulate …

You're probably spending too much time in your own head — here's how to stop

I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time in your head.<p>You know, thinking, worrying, stressing, freaking out — call it whatever you want. I call it a preoccupied mind. And with what?<p>99% of your thoughts are useless. William James put it best:<p>"A great many people …

American Philosophy

7 Ways To Become A Little Happier In The Moment

There are a lot of strategies that are effective for increasing happiness and treating depression, which work well over the long-term—meditation, therapy, medication. And they are absolutely worthwhile. It takes time to change the wiring of the brain and improve well-being in meaningful ways. But …

Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh on Healing the Child Within

The cry we hear from deep in our hearts, says Thich Nhat Hanh, comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain is key.The post …

Mindfulness

The women who are autistic but don’t know it

If getting a diagnosis of autism is already tricky for men, it is even more difficult for women.<p>Let us call her Sophie. The description we will give …

​7 High-Fat Breakfast Ideas That Will Help You Lose Weight All Day

​Bring on the avocado and eggs.<p>Getty Images<p>Good news if you love yourself a morning avo toast: Eating lots of the right fats first thing might help you lose weight in the long run. “Along with protein and fiber, fat fills you up," says Lindsey Pine, R.D. "Including fat in your breakfast is a great …

Happiness is overrated — finding deep meaning in life comes down to 4 'pillars'

She would eventually find it in researching the topic itself, ultimately reaching graduate school to study the psychology of happiness.<p>More recently, Esfahani Smith toured the United States, asking hundreds of people what they considered important in their lives. The answers she received didn't …

Happiness

The 11-minute mindfulness exercise that could curb your drinking habit

Especially important for heavy drinkers<p>We're all aware that drinking heavily and frequently poses serious risks to our health, yet people regularly …

New Albums

7 Apps That Will Help Boost Your Mental Health

<i>This story was originally published on Collective Hub</i><p>In the fast-paced 24/7 world we live in, it can be tricky to find even five minutes to take a …

Mental Health

A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his …

Alan Watts

11 Weight Watchers Snack Recipes, All Under 5 SmartPoints

You can now take the guesswork out of trying to come up with an afternoon snack when the sleepies start to hit but it's too early for dinner. One option while you're on Weight Watchers is to just always reach for fruit or vegetables for a snack because you know they're 0 SmartPoints, and there's …

Healthy Eating

Teens With Severe Depression Find an Unlikely Solution in Vitamins

One teen had previously tried 20 medications.<p>One day, a teenage patient walked into Lisa Pan's office carrying a backpack full of rocks. He told her that after their appointment he planned to jump off a bridge and let the load carry him to the bottom of one of Pittsburgh's rivers.<p>"By that time, we …

Home Depot

Why You Need Plenty of Potassium

When it comes to ­dietary strategies to control blood pressure, sodium gets all the atten­tion. But too little potassium could be just as important …

Climate change is already wreaking havoc on Miami Beach, and Al Gore has the clip to prove it

Much of the conversation around climate change is focused on what <i>will</i> happen or what <i>could</i> happen, but the truth is that you don't have to peer into …

Climate

17 Completely Mind-Blowing Facts About Outer Space

Eclipses are basically cosmological miracles.

Astronomy

Close Encounters with Singapore’s Giant Supertrees

If you’re planning your Singapore travel anytime in the near future, you can’t miss a visit to Gardens by the Bay. A national garden and incredible …

Landscaping

What's the meaning of life?

It’s one of humanity’s biggest questions, and there’s no simple answer, but let’s give it a try anyway: what is the meaning of life? We asked a …

Universe

15 No Bake Sugar Free Chia Recipes

Chia seeds are a super food and if you've not had a chance to try them you need to! All these recipes require some simple ingredients you probably …

Breakfast

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I’m Obsessed with Sweet Potatoes Right Now

Summer is synonymous with cold salads, Popsicles, and grilled food. It's the time of year when you're supposed to say goodbye to your oven (unless …

Sweet Potatoes

Chocolate and Yoghurt Dessert Recipe - Great British Chefs

Sat Bains' stunning dessert is a gorgeous blend of chocolate mousse and yoghurt, finished with a dusting of cocoa powder with a hint of cumin. This …

Dessert