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Halloween is a great excuse to indulge in some serious guilty pleasures. First up, there’s the candy, whether you are trick-or-treating or handing …

What's The Link Between Creativity and Depression?

The relationship between depression and creativity is often romanticized as the key to creating good art. It’s been called the dark side of creativity, or the key to genius. There’s hundreds of think pieces online about how depression can supercharge your creative endeavors, but do those think …

Creativity

22 Optical Illusions That Prove Your Brain Sucks

What you think is reality is a lie. And we have the proof.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying …

Singularity: Explain It to Me Like I'm 5-Years-Old

Supercomputers to Superintelligence<p>Here’s an experiment that fits all ages: approach your mother and father (if they’re asleep, use caution). Ask …

Singularity

Study Suggests You Can Rewire Your Brain to Be Funnier — How to Be Funny

Seasoned comedians use a different part of their brains than inexperienced jokesters — and cracks that come from this part of the brain are actually …

Jokes

The Scientific Technique That Will Double Your Learning Speed | Inc.com

You're busy. When can you possibly find the time to learn something new or brush up on your skills when there are a thousand other things on your to-do list?<p>Oprah and Bill Gates follow a five-hour rule, in which they dedicate at least five hours a week to deliberate learning. But how much can you …

Bill Gates

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This | Inc.com

Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. Doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles isn't going to hurt. …

The Brain

Is Your Smile Getting You Into Trouble?

It’s almost automatic that when you greet someone, whether a stranger or a spouse, you’ll accompany that greeting with a smile. Consciously forcing …

If You Want to Avoid Dementia, Here's What To Know

You’ve heard the saying before: “use it or lose it.” Studies show that people who utilize their brains more—by furthering their education, learning a …

This fascinating concept could help us better understand why belief in God is so widespread

Psychology research published in the journal <i>Religion, Brain & Behavior</i> provides new clues as to why some individuals believe in a god while others do …

Psychology

Your Personality Completely Transforms As You Age

That's the conclusion of the longest-running study of human personality.<p>Physical appearance and fashion choices aside, you might think you’ll be essentially the same person in old age as you were in adolescence.<p>But the longest-running study ever conducted on human personality challenges this …

Psychology

See it! February 10-11 lunar eclipse

A penumbral eclipse is subtle, but has a quiet beauty all its own. Thank you to all who submitted photos of the February 10-11, 2017 eclipse!<p>Bottom …

Astronomy

Brain scanners allow scientists to 'read minds' – could they now enable a 'Big Brother' future?

Are you lying? Do you have a racial bias? Is your moral compass intact? To find out what you think or feel, we usually have to take your word for it. …

The Brain

Here’s Your Brain’s New User Manual For Uncertain Times

When we don’t know what’s going to happen, we tell ourselves stories about what might happen. And they often make us feel worse, not better.<p>Even if you’ve kept only one eye on the headlines lately and the other tightly clenched, you’re probably aware that these are, shall we say, some pretty …

Study: No one really likes to look at your selfies

Two researchers in Munich have found evidence to suggest that, ironically, no one actually wants to look at your ironic selfie.<p>Sarah Diefenback and Lara Christoforakos of Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich published a paper in Frontiers in Psychology in January, titled “The Selfie Paradox: Nobody …

Psychology

A surprising number of people can't recognize faces — sometimes even their own

I've seen a lot of faces that I can't forget.<p>No, I'm not talking about being in love, as The Beatles lyrics might imply. Instead, I may be a super-recognizer, meaning that other peoples' faces get strangely seared into my brain — even those of complete strangers. It's not that I necessarily want to …

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

Quantum Theory by Starlight

The headquarters of the National Bank of Austria, in central Vienna, are exceptionally secure. During the week, in the basement of the building, employees perform quality-control tests on huge stacks of euros. One night last spring, however, part of the bank was given over to a different sort of …

Early Signs of Anxiety and Depression Could Be Detected in Children Straight From Birth

Although symptoms of anxiety and depression have the potential to materialize in kids as young as 2, a new study reveals that these early signs could be detected in newborns. Factors such as genetics, environment, and experiences all have an influence on a person's likelihood of exhibiting signs of …

4 small things successful people do to see big results

The gap between average people and and the majority of successful people isn’t that significant. While there are some individuals who are born with …

The Simple Formula to Improving Your Performance (in Anything) | Inc.com

We are all in search of secrets for the fountain of youth. Whether it's through the $3 billion cosmetic surgery industry, or through the $30 billion fitness industry, we are all seeking hacks that will give us a competitive edge physically, mentally, and intellectually.<p>What if you could simply …

Self-improvement

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

10 Best Colleges for People Who Love the Great Outdoors

Study during the week. Bag peaks on the …

How To Quit Your Social Media Addiction (Even If It’s Part Of Your Job)

If social media is killing your productivity or making you depressed, it can be life-changing to cut back. Here’s how.<p>Conventional wisdom says that Max Soni should be all over social media. He’s the founder of DotComSEO, a digital marketing and search engine optimization company that, among other …

Yes, You Do Have Time to Read 200 Books This Year | Inc.com

There's no secret to how to get smarter. You read. A lot.<p>Really, that's it.<p>And if you don't believe me, there's a whole host of luminaries, from Warren Buffett and Bill Gates to Richard Branson and Barack Obama, who will tell you the same thing.<p>But if building your brainpower is that …

Social Media

Sleep may help us to forget by rebalancing brain synapses

New research provides evidence for the idea that sleep restores cellular homeostasis in the brain and helps us to forget irrelevant information<p>We spend one third of our lives sleeping, but we still do not know exactly why we sleep. Recent research shows that that the brain does its housekeeping …

Neuroscience

1,460 Days of Exercise Taught Me These 5 Powerful Lessons | Inc.com

When I first resolved to exercise every day, I mainly just wanted to fit into my pants. I wanted to be healthy. I wanted to set an example for my kids.<p>It's been more than four years since I made that resolution, and I'm proud to say, I've kept it. And over those roughly 1,460 workouts, I learned …

Will Power

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be | Inc.com

We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs and executives. The good news is that you can be more productive. You just have to think …

Time Management

7 Ways Practicing Composure Leads to Success

Staying calm when all around you are not will always be the shortest path to successful leadership.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a world dominated by extroversion, living with composure has become something of a rarity. Many of us are practically yelling our …