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The secret world of K-pop memes

The memes within a fandom act as the doorway into a secret society. By combining beloved characters with jokes so obscure that only the most faithful …

Memes

The most laugh-out-loud memes from the internet's latest obsession: Pokémon Go!

Scientists Discover Brain Circuits Attached to Mood, and How to Hack Them

Imagine being happy all the time. A devastating divorce, no problem? The boss dumping work on you, without compensation? No big deal. Your kid throat …

Neuroscience

20 Pokémon Go Memes You HAVE To See

In case you haven’t noticed, Pokémon Go is breaking the internet.<p>It’s not enough that the game is consuming our free time, destroying our phone …

Everything’s Horrible Anyway, So Let’s Watch Cats Getting Brain Freeze

Learn from these cats' mistakes and take it slow with the icy treats this summer.<p>Summer is here, which means we're deep in a sticky sea of frozen treats. Ice Cream! Slurpees! Froyo! With all the delectable options, it’s easy to get carried away, eat too quickly, and then feel the inevitable sharp …

A hoodie with a pouch for holding cats (summer edition): Shut up and take my money!

Keep your kitty <b>close, cool, and comfy</b> with this cat-pouch hoodie that makes <b>room for ice packs</b>!<p>From the makers of the sweatshirt with a built-in pouch …

Anorexia May Be Driven by Pleasure of Getting Thin

A new study suggests anorexia nervosa might not be explained by fear of gaining weight, but by the pleasure of losing it. And researchers believe …

The Brain

The big problem with one of the most popular assumptions about the poor

In the late 1960s, Walter Mischel, a researcher at Stanford University, invited several hundred children to participate in a game in which they were given a choice: They could eat one sweet right away, or wait and have two a little later. Initially, the goal was simple: to see how and why people …

Psychology

Japanese cat is either the world’s laziest kitty or cutest slinky substitute 【Video】

Turns out <b>cats</b> aren’t always such perfect models of graceful poise.<p>Do you ever have one of those days where you can barely find the energy to put one …

Pets

How texting is saving the lives of teens in crisis

If a teenager is struggling with depression, he or she might be wary of turning to a parent or guidance counselor or even friends. But they could …

Whatever you think, you don’t necessarily know your own mind

Do you think racial stereotypes are false? Are you sure? I’m not asking if you’re sure whether or not the stereotypes are false, but if you’re sure …

Consciousness

Bear and Bloom: An experiment on the illusion of conscious will

<i>“Because it lags slightly behind reality, consciousness can “anticipate” future events that haven’t yet entered awareness, but have been encoded</i> …

Harvard Research Shows How the Cerebellum Regulates Thoughts

Harvard neuroscientists have discovered how the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") regulates human cognition. This could have dramatic …

Neurology

Why We Can't Tickle Ourselves

Summary: A researcher investigates why we find it impossible to tickle ourselves.<p>Source: The Conversation.<p><b>Some of us are more ticklish than others,</b> …

A Form of Therapy That Convinces You to Go to the Gym

So much of the research on exercise motivation boils down to one question: How do you convince yourself to suck it up and go do something you …

Psychology
Kendrick Lamar

This is white privilege

Taking for granted that when you're shopping, you probably aren't going to be followed or harassed.<p>Knowing that you can curse, dress sloppily or misspell a word in a memo without having people attribute these choices to the bad morals, poverty or substandard education of your race.<p>Assuming that if …

White Privilege
Education

Made Visible review – scrutiny of white privilege is funny and frank

The Yard, London Deborah Pearson’s playful show is a serious examination of racism and the inadequacies of liberalism<p>A theatre is a public space. So is a park. In Deborah Pearson’s play about white accountability, the two become indivisible, an arena that stands in for society itself. On two of the …

Deborah Pearson: 'It's about using my privilege to amplify other voices'

In her new show, Made Visible, Deborah Pearson questions racial and cultural stereotypes. Theatre’s lack of diversity, she says, is an issue for everyone to tackle. Staying silent is not an option<p>Deborah Pearson wants to talk about white privilege – a desire the writer and performer recognises is a …

CNN

Tennessee House passes bill allowing therapists to refuse mental health services to LGBT people

×<p>Tag History<p>Tennessee created by Kerry Eleveld at 04/06/2016 03:32 PM<br>• LGBTQ Tennessee created by Kerry Eleveld at 04/06/2016 03:32 PM<br>• BillHaslam LGBTQ …

You’ll thank us after reading these 11 rules for healthy hair

In the age of blowout bars, extreme dye jobs and perms (yes, they’re back!), it’s not a question of if your hair is damaged but of how bad the …

Creative Dad Illustrates All of the Funny Things His Daughter Says

Martin Buckner is an artist and graphic designer based out of Omaha, Nebraska. He’s also the father to an adorable daughter named Harper Grace. Like …

Digital Art

The Myth of Multitasking: Why Fewer Priorities Leads to Better Work

The word <i>priority</i> didn’t always mean what it does today.<p>In his best-selling book, Essentialism, Greg McKeown explains the surprising history of the …

Time Management

WEEK 23 | Life’s Script

You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is …

Spirituality

A dream researcher explains where nightmares come from

Dr. Fireman, a nightmare researcher and Chair of Suffolk University's Department of Psychology, has devoted his life to understanding the complex emotional world of dreams. Well, not just dreams — Fireman specifically focuses on nightmares, which he believes are a result of the brain struggling to …

Psychology

Why Feeling Uncomfortable Is The Key To Success

While it may not feel like it in the moment, a little bit of discomfort goes a long way in terms of personal development. Sure, no one likes feeling uncomfortable, but it’s a big part of improving your performance, creativity and learning in the long run.<p>Routines may make you feel at ease and in …

Self-improvement

The Neuroscience of Emotional Intelligence

How aware are you of your emotions? Moreover, can you control them or adapt them when you are in the workplace? Perhaps you are the stoic, unflustered employee who deals rationally with every crisis even though you want to punch someone? Or are you the employee who senses a colleague is feeling …

The medical approach to mental illness has been a success

Richard Bentall (Mental illness is a result of misery yet still we stigmatise it, 26 February) has provided a thoughtful analysis. However, arguing that taking an “extreme biological approach … makes it all too easy to believe that human beings fall into two subspecies, the mentally well and the …