Jerry Gilks

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A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

Drift Light

Drift Light is a new smart light bulb that mimics the setting sun. Drift Light dims the light at bedtime, over a 37-minute "sunset" period with …

Light Bulbs

Track your activity, and inactivity, to get a better night’s sleep with FitSleep

Let’s be honest — getting eight hours of sleep is really, <i>really</i> hard. So if you’re not getting the doctor-recommended amount of shuteye on a daily …

Managing emotions: stop shame, stress and fear from running your life

If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on iTunes and Soundcloud.<p><i>Oh no. This is bad. There’s no way out. I wish I never met</i> …

A top psychologist says there's only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees

As a teenager in Sweden, Anders Ericsson used to play chess against one of his classmates, a boy considerably worse at the game than Ericsson. Every time they'd play, Ericsson would trounce him.<p>Then one day, the classmate beat him.<p>Ericsson wanted to know: What exactly had the boy done to improve …

#BreakTheStigma: 3 Mental Disorder Myths We Need to Stop Using

Look left, look right, look in front of you, look behind you, and look in the mirror. One of you is affected by a mental health condition. Each year millions of Americans are facing the reality of a mental disorder of different nature and severity.<p>May pays tribute to Mental Health Awareness by …

My husband has stopped cheating on me after 35 years

Kate Simpson’s husband was serially unfaithful all through their marriage but she chose to ignore it. At last she has an exclusive relationship with him – has it been worth the wait?<p>We’re still together after 35 years because I refused to ever consider splitting up, although Matt’s been unfaithful …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

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The science of treating depression during pregnancy

When I was pregnant with twins more than five years ago, I began compiling a list of my worst fears. The list included 19 items, from pesticides to roaches to blood clots to a parasitic infection that terrified me so much that I referred to it as “the disease whose name I refuse to say.” Then there …

Pregnancy

States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness review – walking in a waking dream

<b>Wellcome Collection, London</b><br>From gothic nightmares and early neural imaging to the operating theatre, an inspired exhibition explores the mysterious territory at the borders of wakefulness<p>What does thought look like? In the early days of photography a French army officer called Louis Darget believed …

Consciousness

Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap

The same group of neurons could make you a hero—or a rage-filled aggressor.<p>We’ve all been there: Some jerk cuts you off on the highway. You lean on the horn, scream abuse. You want to get out the car and kick the @#$% out of the bozo’s SUV.<p>Road rage is just one example of what neurobiologist …

Penguin Random House

This Boy Was Thrown Out Of School Because Of His DNA, Parents Say

Colman Chadam carries genetic markers for cystic fibrosis, but doesn't have the disease itself, according to his parents. Inside their legal battle against the school district in Palo Alto, California.<p>On Oct. 10, 2012, 11-year-old Colman Chadam was pulled out of class at his public middle school in …

How Making a Murderer Made a Perfect Victim

The Netflix documentary has enthralled viewers. But it does a disservice in many ways.<p>The popular Netflix documentary <i>Making a Murderer</i> is a lot of things: gripping, enraging, heartbreaking, and, as it turns out, not entirely transparent. Its achievements are many, but its flaws, unfortunately, …

9 exercise headphones that will make it easier to workout

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>After researching and testing a whole bunch of these sports headphones, we can say that a handful stand out from the rest.<p>Below are our …

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

12 Ways Pool Noodles Are Totally Awesome Outside the Pool

You probably never thought that you'd bring your boots and a pool noodle together.<p>You probably never thought that you'd bring your boots and a pool noodle together.

The Ocean's Chaotic Beauty Captured In 15 Award-Winning Photos

Life really is better under the sea.<p>In case you needed further proof that the ocean is a bizarre, magnificent and totally alien world, the Underwater Photography Guide has announced the winners of its 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition.<p>The photo submissions, which come from more than 50 …

This Is What Happened When I Pocketed My Phone for a Week

I’ve never seen my co-worker Allen use a phone. I know he has one; I’ve called and texted him, and he asked my opinion on the iPhone 6 versus the …

Relationships

3 Married Sex Myths You've Been Buying Into

<i>by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES</i><p>Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>With our without knowing it, it's likely you've bought into a few marriage myths. Marriage leads to less sex, anyone? "It's natural to have ideas of what sex will be like once you're married," says certified sex therapist Sari Cooper. "These …

5 dirty mortgage secrets I learned while working as a loan tracker

When you take out a home mortgage, auto loan, or any other type of collateral loan, you're contractually obligated to adhere to certain requirements.<p>After you sign the documents, they're sent to a third-party vendor hired by the bank to track its loan portfolios. You may not realize a few things …

The 7-Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

Happiness

Hyper shows off USB-C hub w/ passthrough charging for 12-inch MacBook, Apple Watch accessories, & more

At CES 2016, Hyper is showing off both new and updated product lines, all of which are specifically designed with iPhone, iPad, and Mac users in mind. The highlights are a new USB-C hub for 12″ MacBook users, a USB 3.0 Lightning thumb drive, and a pair of slick Apple Watch accessories.<p><b>HyperDrive</b> …

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

Self-help

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Pedagogy

Five British Poets to Watch in 2016

For Americans, there is a certain mystique to British poetry, and vice versa. Thanks to this, and to social media connecting us to each other in the instantaneous "third space" of the internet, interest and awareness of poets on each side of the Atlantic has been steadily growing.<p>Mainstream …

You Still Love Her, You Still Love You?

I was driving around and a Gwen Stefani song came on the radio. I'm not a big fan of Gwen Stefani and I usually don't have this station on unless my daughter is in the car.<p>The song came on and it said, "remember we used to love each other." The song is called "Used To Love You."<p>So I listen to what …

16 Things to Do by December 31 to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2016

Here's how to get ready for a productive new year.<p>Whether you're in the office or working from home, this can be the most productive week of the year--the phone's not ringing, your workload is lighter, and you can actually hear yourself think.<p>But, because the pressure is off, it's easy to squander …

Productivity

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …