Jason W Gonzales

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How Would The Universe Change If We Grew An Extra Dimension?

Imagine, if you can, the ability to move in an extra direction: one beyond up-and-down, north-and-south, or east-and-west. That there’s an independent direction beyond our conventional notions of x, y, and z-axes. And let’s make it more interesting for you: imagine that you’re the only one in the …

Physics

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life | Inc.com

Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you want to go.<p>If there is any form of internal conflict at all in the decisions you are making, you …

Motivation

How the brain stores memories

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

Memory Loss

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

Mindfulness

Two Easy Ways To Rewire Your Brain To Be More Productive

Until technology catches up with a solution to fix our productivity problems, you can use brain science to get more done.<p>“Our brains and bodies, which functioned perfectly for us up until the 20th century, can no longer keep up,” says Harvard scientist David Bach, founder of the Platypus Institute, …

Rocky Mountain's 5 Best Views

Nothing beats packing a picnic or gathering supplies in a backpack and then hitting the trails. Those looking for a mountain adventure will find it …

Hiking

Study Warns That Science as We Know It Is Evolving Into Something Shoddy And Unreliable

Welcome to "the natural selection of bad science".<p>There's no shortage of warnings from the scientific community that science as we know it is being …

10 Proven Ways To Help Improve Intelligence

Intelligence

10 Troubling Habits of Chronically Unhappy People

Research shows that your habits create happiness (and unhappiness) more than anything else in life. Don't let these bad habits drag you down.<p>Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, …

10 Things Mentally Strong People Won't Do

Life has a way of testing your mental strength (also known as emotional intelligence) when you least expect it. The true sign of mental strength doesn’t lie in what you do; it’s what you don’t and absolutely <i>won’t</i> do. The greater the challenge, the more difficult it is to respond with mental …

Self-help

What it feels like to fight your own brain

That Sunday (Sept. 11) marked the end of Suicide Prevention Week in the US feels a little like a joke to me, as I carry home little plastic containers of Xanax and Celexa. A few weeks ago, I was handling depression through that magical combination of eating right and exercise, and then something in …

Mental Health

A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists

The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal …

Pascal

REVEALED: NASA claims aliens DO 'exist' and here's where to find them

NASA's planetary science director James Green has lifted the lid on where the extraterrestrial life could be living.<p>The space enthusiast said NASA …

10 Toxic Habits That You Should Get Rid Of Immediately

Where to Find the Best View in Every State

Birmingham, Alabama, is watched over by the Roman God of fire and blacksmithing—Vulcan. As a nod to the city’s history as a major producer of the …

Due To a Legal Loophole, There’s a Murder Zone in Yellowstone National Park

The next time someone asks you to go camping, take an extra few minutes to think about if you’ve ever seriously wronged them. They just might be …

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

5 Must-Visit Fall Foliage Destinations On America's East Coast

Photo credit: Me in ME<p>America's Northeast isn't a long haul from major Canadian cities like Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Even better, the Northeast …

New England

5 Proven Ways to Be More Productive

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It’s like …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

27 of the Most Beautiful Places to Put on Your Travel Bucket List

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

The Coolest Things to Do for $20 or Less in Every State

From Wedl’s Hamburger Stand in Wisconsin to Taos Pueblo in New Mexico.<p>A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can …

How to know when you're being lied to

<b>(CNN) —</b> What were you doing between 10 and 11 a.m. yesterday?<p>Once you recall this, could you describe it in reverse order starting midway through that hour?<p>How you'd go on to provide this information would reveal a lot about you. Not only would the details describe your life or your morning …

Psychology

5 Eerie Conspiracies Theorists Were Right About All Along

Conspiracy theories are a stupidly easy target for comedy, since they're mostly spread by those who screech about lizard people on websites with a …

This Is What Food Does To Your Brain

Mind your food, friends!<p>Dr. Seuss once said, "You've got a brain in your head and feet in your shoes, you can eat any food you choose!"<p>Well, he actually said "steer yourself in any direction you choose," not "eat any food," but that's how we like to interpret it.<p>In all seriousness, thought, what …

Nutrition

The world’s 10 best train journeys – by the woman who’s done them all

<i>After covering three continents and 45,000 miles by train for our Around the World in 80 Trains series, Monisha Rajesh shares her unmissable rail journeys</i><p>1. Xining to Lhasa<p>Climbing more than 17,000ft, the Qinghai-Tibet railway travels along the top of the world past ice-blue lakes and snow-capped …

Trains

A Slow Cooker For A Generation Raised On The Food Network

The crock pot, a fixture of American cooking since the 1950s, gets an upgrade for today’s culinary tastes.<p>Before sous vide machines migrated from fine dining to domestic domains, before Keurigs and “The Keurig of Xs” began cluttering countertops, and before we started pulverizing food into a …

Faraday Future's Self-Driving Car Cleared for California Roads

Faraday Future plans to begin testing prototype self-driving electric vehicles on California roads later this year after winning approval from the …