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Chikungunya is on the move

A crippling virus has slipped its bonds in Africa and Asia and is invading whole new continents faster than people can learn to pronounce its name. …

Max Memory Boost By Combining Two Easy Methods - PsyBlog

Even three months later those who combined both techniques had the best recall, study finds.<p>Rewards combined with naps can help you learn, a new …

Truth

Cate Blanchett fights for journalistic integrity in this drama about '60 Minutes' scandal<p>This probing look at TV news is (unlike the upcoming …

Cate Blanchett

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Online Education

The Landscape of Mars: Pictures

Telescopes

data science glossary

algorithm<p>A series of repeatable steps for carrying out a certain type of task with data. As with data structures, people studying computer science …

These are the 11 richest countries with the biggest organised-crime problems

One of the subcategories used by the WEF is the prevalence of organised crime — listed under the "security" index. Extortion, racketeering, theft, violence, and property damage are all factors that could hold back a country's development.<p>To make the comparisons more reasonable, we only took …

Golden Dawn

7 Traits Every Leader Should Avoid

How can you become a better leader? Don't make these mistakes.<p>In any type of managerial role or as an entrepreneur, your leadership skills will directly impact the growth and ultimate success of your company.<p>There are certain qualities and actions that prevent individuals from being effective …

Leadership

New Stagefright bug lets hackers infect Androids through multimedia files

In July, a bug in Android's media playback system called Stagefright, which only needed to send a specially crafted text message to the victim's …

Information Security

The nudge theory and beyond: how people can play with your mind

The first instalment of our new psychology column looks at how mental manipulation can be backed by good intentions – but when used with stealth, it is deceitful and wrong<p>A couple of decades ago, a class of psychology undergraduates played a mean trick on their lecturer. The students on the right …

The queer masculinity of stealth games

In games, men's bodies often represent brute strength. Stealth games are the focal point for an alternative masculinity: sleek, illusory, sensitive, …

Depersonalisation disorder: the condition you’ve never heard of that affects millions

One in 50 of us is a victim, left feeling like a robot – and yet even doctors have to Google it. Now one sufferer is intent on helping millions out of their torment<p>Jane Charlton was not herself when she woke one day in April 2002, but it was more terrifying than any ordinary morning grogginess – …

Controlling parents 'harm future mental health'

<b>Adults who were psychologically controlled as children by their parents are more likely to have poor mental health, research suggests.</b><p>University College London researchers likened the impact to that of the death of a close friend or relative.<p>They said the most important factor in developing a sense …

Mental Health

Want to Lead an Exceptional Life? 7 Powerful Lessons From the Late Oliver Sacks

The world-famous neurologist and author shared his love of life and his wisdom right up to the end.<p>Ever wonder what makes an extraordinary life? Few have been more so than that of Oliver Sacks, bestselling author, world traveler, prominent homosexual, and undoubtedly the most famous neurologist of …

Literature

Ottawa psych student's app to help 'thousands' with anxiety, depression

Jeff Perron wants to help more people than he ever could all by himself.<p>The Ottawa man finished an undergrad in psychology, earned a master’s in …

Mental Health

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

Happiness

3 Tricks to Help You Get in the Zone

Being deeply immersed in your work is deeply satisfying. A happiness expert explains how to get in the flow.<p>You might not know the term or its origins, but you've certainly experienced the state psychologists call “flow.” No doubt you liked it.<p>“Named by Mihly Cskszentmihlyi,” Wikipedia helpfully …

Time Management

The Most Critical Key to Success May Surprise You

Study those who've gone before. You'll learn how little you really know, and how few of your ideas are really original. You'll also learn how to become truly great.<p><i>What is the key to success? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Rod D. Martin , founder and CEO of</b> …

10 popular grammar myths debunked by a Harvard linguist

It's why many teachers ingrain in their students a combination of white lies and formal habits that are meant to keep their writing focused but aren't actually based on rules of the English language.<p>As the students grow into adults, these habits result in plenty of incorrectly worded but …

Language

The Only Two Rules You Need To Know To Be Successful In Work And Life

Staying focused on the right things can make all the difference.<p>There are three skills you need to be financially successful: making money, keeping money, growing money. James Altucher is mostly only good at making money.<p>“I’ve had several instances where I’ve started a business, sold it, made a lot …

20 Copywriting Lessons from Stephen King

Shock! Horror! That’s what Stephen King’s name calls to mind. But it’s not all he writes. In my opinion, Stephen King has written one of the best …

Copywriting

5 Key Words to Trigger Emotional Responses on Social Media

Do you have a social media strategy?Of course you do. Everyone does—or so they say.But what everyone doesn’t know is that you can’t simply write …

Marketing

Four Books Every Novelist Should Read

Here are the four books I’m recommending to students in my Novel Writing Master Class. These are essential reading for anyone interested in narrative …

Toxic People You Should Avoid at All Costs

• shares<p><i>Emotional intelligence expert Dr. Travis Bradberry identifies toxic characters you must avoid to protect your psychological health.</i><p>Toxic people …

Here Is One Easy Trick to Succeed at Everything

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We’ve all heard that quote, but seriously, if you knew you were going to conquer whatever you set your mind to — whether it’s a new habit, that killer to-do list or a trip you’ve been dying to go on — wouldn’t you do it? According to Business …

Productivity

Men's happiness in later life is determined by the age of 27

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh find that if you're not on the path to happiness by the time you're 27, you're unlikely to get there at all<p>Men who fail to reach their early career goals by the age of 27 may experience a reduced sense of well-being and happiness in later life, new …

Happiness

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

5 Simple Self-Care Techniques

Each morning as you shower or brush your teeth do you lament, "I have to do this, every day, for the rest of my life!" You most likely hop into the shower as you think of your day's agenda, and look in the mirror, brushing your teeth as your thoughts are elsewhere. Both showering and brushing are …

5 surprising ways your voice affects your success

Just like people judge you based on your height and weight, they often draw conclusions about your ability and personality based on the way you speak.<p>It's not fair, but science suggests that those with certain kinds of voices are more likely to get ahead.<p>Here, we've rounded up five surprising ways …

Psychology

7 Simple Micro Habits for Success

“Motivation makes us start to move toward our goals, but it is our habits that determine if we reach them.”Habits are the way we think, feel and …

Albert Einstein