Kara Clifford

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What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

The Surprising Reason Your Memory May Be Fading

This common disorder could be the culprit<p>Feeling a bit foggy? Blame the blues: Depression can reduce your working memory by up to 12 percent, finds a new study from the University of Texas at Dallas.<p>That means more than one in 10 pieces of important information—from your new laptop password to your …

11 Unexpectedly Moving Works Of Art From "Spongebob Squarepants"

There's more than just nautical nonsense in that pineapple under the sea.

15 More Patama Quotes to Love

Some situations call for classic hugot lines.<p><b>When breaking up with your boyfriend:</b> “It’s not you, it’s me.”<p><b>When you and your guy friend become too</b> …

Why You Trust the Internet More Than Your Doctor

Doctors were once the most trusted members of the community, but now it’s the opposite. Why are we so desperate for our doctors to be wrong?<p>I don’t …

14 Mixed Messages All '80s Kids Got From Cartoons

And they wonder why we're so screwed up.

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

Here's What Happens When You Ask A Chef To Make You Breakfast

It takes a very talented baker to make biscuits that are light, flaky and loaded with bacon fat.<p>These days, it's pretty common for pastry chefs to open their own restaurants. But in 1997, when Elizabeth Falkner left San Francisco fine-dining mainstay Rubicon to open her restaurant/bakery Citizen …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

10 Weird Things That Boost Your Sex Life

Just in case lingerie and rose petals aren't romantic enough for you…<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>It seems like every week there's a new study out claiming to boost your libido. Some of them make sense, but a lot of them are flat-out bizarre. We rounded up 10 of the …

How to find lifetime love: 10 secrets from couples married for decades

If you want to know about love, ask someone with a lifetime of experience.<p>That's why, when Karl Pillemer set out to collect advice about that deepest of human emotions, he consulted the country's elders.<p>Pillemer, a gerontologist and professor of human development at Cornell University, and his team …

National Academy of Sciences

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …

Social Media

The Love You're Given

“Christianity was my entire world. Then I stepped off a cliff”: Meet the minister who started an atheist church

<b>(Jiri Hera via Shutterstock)</b><p>“My goal is to help non-believers find connections,” says Teresa MacBain<p>Valerie Tarico<p>November 11, 2014 2:13pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>On the last Sunday in September, fifty or so people trickled into an old classroom in North Seattle. Classic …