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US Navy SEALs develop mental toughness by reinforcing one behavior

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How can the average person learn the skill of mental toughness without joining the military?</i> <i>Answer by Ronald Fry, author of Hammerhead Six.</i><p>Mental toughness is a state of mind. Anyone can develop the mental toughness of a solider without being part of the …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Pets Help People Manage The Pain Of Serious Mental Illness

Any pet owner will tell you that their animal companions comfort and sustain them when life gets rough. This may be especially true for people with serious mental illness, a study finds. When people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder were asked who or what helped them manage the condition, many …

I hypnotized myself with an app to eat more vegetables

It still feels rare to find someone who really believes in hypnotism. The practice, one with a deep history in psychotherapy, has been relegated to …

Lost? 3 Ways To Find Yourself

A wise teacher once told me that the only guarantee in life is that everything will change, and the only permanent relationship you will ever have is with your mind, breath, and body.<p>I was sitting in a large open aired wooden pagoda in the jungles of Sri Lanka, the year after the tsunami. A college …

Trump Foundation is no charity at all: New York AG says Trump lacks certification to collect funds

The Washington Post is out with another blockbuster report on Trump’s “foundation of fakery”<p>Two weeks after New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he had opened a broad inquiry into Donald Trump's troubled foundation, a new report alleges the Republican nominee never actually …

A drone captured these shocking photos of inequality in South Africa

For nearly 50 years, systematic racial suppression and segregation gripped South Africa. While the tides turned in the early '90s and laws were overturned, apartheid had already seeped into the country architecture. Roads, rivers, and fields functioned as "buffer zones" to separate people by …

Ten books to read in August

Novels, short stories and a biography of the Kennedy who became a British aristocrat – these are the ten titles that should sit on your shelf this month.

The Disruptive Innovation Behind Pokémon Go

If you're looking to move the needle in your own organization, follow the lead of Nintendo.<p>In an explosive combination of creativity, cutting-edge technology, and brilliant marketing, Pokemon GO has become a global craze in less than a week. The new portable game from Nintendo uses a technology …

8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

How it Feels When the Person You Love Has Depression

I'd never dated anyone who hadn't been on antidepressants, or spent time in a psychiatrist's office. That dark, brooding, introspective type: it draws me in.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia</i><p>I used to joke that only men with depression were attracted to me. It was the only …

Mental Health

Therapy can actually make things worse for some people

For all the talk about dangerous side effects from medication, you rarely hear about negative consequences from psychological treatment. But researchers have found a significant minority of people who feel they are worse off after therapy.<p>A team led by mental health research professor Mike …

Top 25 Comics, Graphic Novels & Manga:

May 2016<p>By creators from the four corners of the globe, from Inuits in the Arctic to European innovators, another motherlode of sequential delights …

The lead-up to war in 2003 was filled with spin and misinformation. But today, we aren’t even having the semblance of a debate about military intervention<p>We invaded Iraq 13 years ago on Sunday, but you would barely know from watching the news. Perhaps because there are so many war anniversaries …

Middle East

One of the world's foremost experts on crime reveals 7 telltale signs when someone is trying to con you

Instead of turning to violence himself as an adult, de Becker used his horrific childhood experiences to become one of the world's foremost experts on how to predict, and potentially prevent, violent, criminal activity.<p>Though he's written four books over the course of his successful career, de …

A sleep expert told us why hitting the snooze button is a terrible idea

It feels good, but it's probably not good for you, according to Mayo Clinic professor of medicine and former president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Timothy Morgenthaler.<p>"Most sleep specialists think that snooze alarms are not a good idea," Morgenthaler, who is also board certified in …

What you eat could be stopping you from getting a good night’s sleep

The world is getting fatter, and some say it is also sleeping less. After years of study, we now know that there is a disturbing correlation between those factors. Those who sleep less have a higher chance of being obese.<p>If how much you sleep can affect what you eat (and thus make you fat), many …

Photograph of disfigured 20-year-old provokes revulsion in country where violence against women is widespread<p>A photograph of an Afghan woman whose nose was sliced off by her husband has sparked widespread revulsion across the country, with activists demanding strict punishment.<p>Reza Gul, 20, was …

Afghanistan

20 Times Emma Watson Shut Down Sexism In The Best Damn Way

"If you stand for equality, you're a feminist. I'm sorry to tell you."

Here's What Women Worked Out In Over The Past 100 Years

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Under Armour's UA Band looks like a boring fitness tracker, but the software is killer

Earlier this month, Under Armour unveiled its first ever wristband wearable at CES 2016 alongside a collection of other tracking devices. It was a …

Wearable Tech

What the world’s best cities will look like in 2030

Two mega-trends — the rapid urbanization of the world’s population and the aging of that same population — will soon collide. By 2030, more than 1 billion people (one in eight) will be aged 65 or older, and by 2050, nearly two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. What’s needed …

Former FBI hostage-negotiation trainer shares 6 tricks for getting people to do what you want

He'd pretend to be a suicidal policeman, holding a gun to his neck, threatening to take his own life.<p>His job was to challenge his audience — a room full of FBI agents and police officers — to talk him out of it.<p>"In the end, I always pulled the trigger, and then, from the point of view of that role …

Brain training for anxiety, depression and other mental conditions

A new treatment for psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety uses real-time scans to show patients how their brains go awry—and how to fix the dysfunction.<p>The treatment is called neurofeedback.<p>There is an urgent need for new approaches for psychiatric disorders, particularly depression. …

Iran's supreme leader expresses 'pessimism' over nuclear deal

Iran's top leader on Tuesday called for vigilance in ensuring that world powers meet their commitments under a newly implemented nuclear deal while expressing "pessimism" about U.S. intentions, state media reported.<p>In his first public remarks since international sanctions were lifted following a …

South Asia

Kitten who was dyed purple and used as chew toy has emergency surgery

An 8-week-old kitten, who was rescued after being dyed purple and used as a chew toy for a larger animal, is recovering after he had emergency surgery in California during the weekend.<p>The kitten, weighing less than two pounds and nicknamed “Smurf” because of his purple-blue hue, needed abdominal …

Do you see a square? Research says this simple test can predict your political beliefs

Your idea of a perfect square may predict your support for same-sex marriage, says a new study.<p>Research published in Nov. 2015 in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows that what people think constitutes a shape correlates to their political leanings.<p>In a series of studies involving …

7 mental shifts that helped me become a millionaire by 22

In the last 12 months, I've generated a million dollars in commissions in one of the most competitive industries on the planet, where my average competitor is at least double my age with 10 times the tenure in the business.<p>I have a master's degree from a prestigious university, which I received …