Jessica Tatevosian

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Happy Adolescents

Most of us would not associate happiness with pre-adulthood years, which nowadays range from age 12 to 24. Everybody, including adolescents, makes …

Billie Holiday: A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

Most artists belong to their times, but Billie Holiday, born 100 years ago Tuesday, fits in the present. In a way, she died before her time, just as the country was beginning to talk about race, drugs, feminism and misogyny — all of which converged in her life.<p>Her death in July 1959 was only …

'Saturday Night Live': All 141 Cast Members Ranked

145. Robert Downey Jr.<p><b>Era</b>: 1985-1986<p>Robert Downey Jr. is a comic genius. Making him unfunny stands as <i>SNL’</i>s most towering achievement in terms of …

’10 Second Songs’ Singer Celebrates Valentine’s Day as 20 Artists

Following up his take on Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” for Christmas and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” for Halloween, Ten Second …

The Day Carlos Santana Met Miles Davis

I was still shy onstage then. I didn’t say much into the mike, and I wasn’t doing interviews. But if I wanted to meet someone I was fearless and …

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The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

How to deal with highly negative people

It’s easier said than done. Here are a few simple strategies for dealing with that special misanthrope in your life<p>Raj Raghunathan<p>January 4, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>What is the single biggest determinant of your happiness?<p>The answer to this question, as you …

Self-help

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

'The camera literally steamed up' – how I made the video for Michael Jackson's Billie Jean

Producer and director Steve Barron tells the inside story of one of the most influential music videos of all time<p>Steve Barron is responsible for some of the most iconic music videos ever made. The roll call of artists he worked with in the Eighties is impressive: A-ha; David Bowie; Fleetwood Mac; …

The Best Apps For People Who Don't Like Spending Money

Whatever you use — debit card, ApplePay, Bitcoin — one way or another, you’re really just giving up cold, hard cash. And with an average personal …

American Rock Gods: Guy Webster's Intimate Portraits

Photographer Guy Webster captured everyone from Hendrix to Dylan and the Stones in their counterculture heyday.<p>11.30.14 6:45 AM ET

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

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10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

The Science of Conquering Your Greatest Fears

Many things scare me: the huge rock at the bottom of Boulder Garden on Colorado’s Gunnison River that has flipped my kayak numerous times; the chutes off the stormy top of the Big Sky tram; sullen men with clubs who lurk in Kenya’s Ngong Hills (I met them a while back).<p>Can a scientist in an …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

The Psychology Behind Costco's Free Samples

Mini pizza bagels? Now we're talking.<p>In 2010, a Minnesotan named Erwin Lingitz was arrested in a Supervalu grocery store after spending an excessive amount of time at the deli counter. In the words of a Supervalu spokesperson, Lingitz had violated “societal norms and common customer understanding …

Scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles as part of long-running bet

Five Swedish-based scientists have been inserting Bob Dylan lyrics into research articles as part of a long-running bet. After 17 years, the researchers revealed their race to quote Dylan as many times as possible before retirement.<p>The bet began in 1997, following Nature’s publication of a paper by …

Swedish Scientists Hide Bob Dylan Lyrics in Scholarly Articles

For nearly two decades, a group of Swedish scientists have been amusing one another by seeing who can conceal the most Bob Dylan lyrics in their …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

45 Classic Rock Facts That Will Completely Blow Your Mind

You'll never look at your favorite band the same way again.<p>1. Axl Rose is an anagram for oral sex, and his real name is William Bailey.<p>2. Rose used to earn $8 an hour by smoking cigarettes for a science experiment at UCLA.<p>3. The Clash's "Rock The Casbah" was written after the banning of rock music …

Music

Michael Jackson: Trouble in Paradise?

“Jacksons! Jacksons! Jacksons!”<p>The din inside Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium is more than deafening. It is awesome, all-engulfing: the adoring roar …