Jessica McAlvain

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Something Deeply Hidden Behind Things: Einstein on Wonderment and the Nature of the Human Mind

How a simple compass oriented one of humanity’s greatest minds toward the truth of things.<p><i>“Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern,”</i> Virginia Woolf wrote in her breathtaking recollection of the insight that made her an artist. <i>“The whole world is a work of art… there is no Shakespeare… no</i> …

BRAINS IN THE WORKPLACE You can make workers smarter, but you get a bigger payoff if you know how to select smarter workers. - June 22, 1987

BRAINS IN THE WORKPLACE You can make workers smarter, but you get a bigger payoff if you know how to select smarter workers.<p>By R.J. HERRNSTEIN R. J. …

Anxious people have one big thing in common when it comes to an important social skill

People are pretty good at judging whether a crowd is friendly, but anxious people may be worse at this task, a new study finds.<p>The research, which was presented Monday at a meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, could point toward a better way to diagnose anxiety and other mental-health …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

What You Should Really Do When You're Feeling Upset

I bet you know at least one person who somehow always has everything under control – you never see them sad, anxious, or furious. So, how do they do …

4 Mind Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your Focus

The game of tennis is a mental gauntlet, and performance psychologists have made a science out of converting anger into positive mental focus. In …

7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …

8 Fall Makeup Trends You Need to Be Wearing Now

As told to you via Instagram.<p>1. Feathery Brows<p>Overly filled brows are never a good look, but now the trend is moving toward the "feather brow," seen at shows like Burberry, Elie Saab, and Giambattista Valli. The term refers to lightly filled arches that are brushed up and a bit wild ... yet still …

6 things every small business owner should invest in

If you're trying to grow a healthy small business, there are some investments that are worth every penny in the long run.<p>Here are six things worth the investment for small business owners:<p>Setting up social media accounts and a basic website can be cheap — if not completely free — but unless you're …