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How To Get Shredded To The Bone In Only 5 Days!

Ever wondered how your favorite pro bodybuilder, action movie star or fitness model transform their physique from lean to insanely peeled in just a …

Are Some Psychiatric Disorders a pH Problem?

The human brain frequently undergoes changes in acidity, with spikes from time to time. One main cause of these temporary surges is carbon dioxide …

Citi just drew an 'eerily reminiscent' parallel between student loans and the subprime mortgage crisis

Borrowers are missing their student loan payments with such high frequency that a Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions report recently raised the specter of the subprime mortgage crisis to describe parallels between the two groups of loan holders.<p>"Default and 90-day delinquency rates are about …

Personal Finance

A Quantum Theory of Consciousness

Some of you may have already heard of the so-called “quantum theory of consciousness.” I’ve encountered different versions of it over the years. It presents a method of integrating traditional religious views of the “soul,” the “afterlife,” and the possibility of “other realms of existence” with …

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Reduces Stress and Literally Changes Your Brain

<i>Futurism only supports products that we use and love. The Gravity Blanket is one of those products. A subsidiary of Futurism launched this product</i> …

The formula for winning at life is actually incredibly simple

Welcome, Player One, to a strategy guide for the game known as life.<p>As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, the game of life is often quite difficult. You will face unexpected challenges and long periods of frustration. You will often struggle with self-doubt, feel overwhelmed by helplessness and loss, …

Self-improvement

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Self-help

The Preschool Fade-Out Effect Is Not Inevitable

Commentary<p>To sustain gains in preschool, look at what comes next<p>Many policymakers tout universal preschool as a strategy for reducing the achievement …

Pedagogy

Zen Philosophy Reveals How to Overcome Your Insecurities in 5 Deceptively Simple Steps

We all have insecurities. No one is perfect.<p>Some people hide them, while others show them in full display. Many of us can be overwhelmed and worried …

Spirituality

Why Are Some Mice (and People) Monogamous? A Study Points to Genes

The oldfield mouse doesn’t seem extraordinary. With soulful black eyes and tiny teacup ears, the rodent lives a humdrum life scurrying about meadows and beaches in the Southeast.<p>But field biologists have long known that when it comes to sex and family life, this mouse is remarkable: Peromyscus …

Biology

The world of Minority Report is about to be unlocked, and the key is inside your phone

Remember that scene in <i>Minority Report</i> where Tom Cruise’s character walks into a Gap and an AI voice asks him if he’s still enjoying the trousers he bought last week? That vision was dreamt up by MIT consultants for the film many years ago, and as of today it would be entirely possible to reproduce, …

Research Shows That 40% of Cancers Are Entirely Preventable

Preventing the Medical Malady<p>Cancer, the emperor of all maladies, is tragic under most any circumstances, but it’s even worse when the condition …

New Research Could Rewrite Physics From the Ground Up

What Do We Know?<p>From the giants in the night sky to the very particles that make us, <i>us —</i> everything involves physics’ theory: The Standard Model. …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

The 7 most freakishly accurate ways science fiction predicted the future

The goal — of good science fiction at least — isn't to make the most accurate prediction possible.<p>But the technologies and cultural trends sci-fi authors describe often anticipate or inspire real changes in the way we live. Sometimes, you can see how they made their accurate guesses. Other times …

Science Fiction

Neuroscience Of Mindfulness: How To Make Your Mind Happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

Cognitive Science

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

There's a 'switch' in our brains that wakes us up

Scientists are one step closer to unravelling the mystery of sleep after pinpointing a 'switch' in the brain that tells us when to go to sleep and …

Why do we sleep? Scientists uncover how late nights can physically change the brain

We all sleep – some of us less than others – and yet the exact role sleeping plays on our bodies and minds has largely remained elusive.<p>By focusing …

Sleep 'resets' brain connections crucial for memory and learning, study reveals

Discovery that sleeplessness causes neurons to become ‘muddled’ with electrical activity could help develop new treatments for mental health disorders<p>For Jules Verne it was the friend who keeps us waiting. For Edgar Allan Poe so many little slices of death. But though the reason we spend a third of …

The Brain

3 Things You Must Believe If You Want to Be Successful

At school, at the gym, or at work, this mindset is essential for reaching your goals.<p>There are two types of people in the world: those who dream and those who do. What sets them apart?<p>What sets apart the student who perseveres from the one who decides education isn't really for her? What makes one …

Self-improvement

If You Are Reading This Article, Your Kid Probably Doesn’t Need Preschool

One morning last September, my husband dragged himself out of bed at 5 a.m. and rode his bike to a nearby preschool. The moonlit block was empty but …

The Real Way to Train Your Stabilizers (NOT 3 Sets of 10)

<b>Have you ever been to a physical therapist and been told you have something going on with your shoulder?</b> Maybe the therapist calls it impingement, …

Finally, An All-Natural, Legal Party Pill That’s Actually Good For You [Review]

Drugs are a near inseparable part of music culture; however, one company is rejecting the notion that mental enhancement has to be either dangerous …