Katherine Mercury

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There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Asexual

New research aligns asexuality as a sexual orientation. Why is it so hard for society to accept?<p>When asexual activist David Jay went on the <i>Montel</i> …

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Weird habits of very successful people

What traits really determine success?Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images<p><i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>You know what they say about opinions — everybody has one. If you want to see that truth in action, just Google "characteristics of successful people."<p>Some …

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Songwriting Approaches of the Masters: Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Nick Cave

<b>“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to</b> …

Songwriting

Academics have found a way to access insanely expensive research papers—for free

Most academic journals charge expensive subscriptions and, for those without a login, fees of $30 or more per article. Now academics are using the hashtag #icanhazpdf to freely share copyrighted papers.<p>Scientists are tweeting a link of the paywalled article along with their email address in the …

Social Sciences

#MedicatedAndMighty: How My Friend's Selfie Has Inspired Thousands, Me Included

A friend of mine went viral last week -- in a good way. A selfie she took with her prescription medications has become a rallying hashtag sweeping over social media as women all over the country share their own #MedicatedAndMighty selfie.<p>My friend, Erin, has Aspergers and also suffers from …

Infographic: 20 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Your Decisions

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

Self-help

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Can you handle the truth? Some ugly facts in science and sensibility

Ahead of her Sense About Science lecture, Tracey Brown digs around the evidence with some uncomfortable concerns about accountability in public life<p>This evening (Monday 28 September) I’m giving a lecture at the British Library to a group of researchers, policymakers, journalists, and …

Critical Thinking