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This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet.<p>Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed …

Immune System

This is what drinking just tea and coffee all day does to your body, according to a registered dietitian

The smugness of people who drink copious amounts of water every day might be somewhat unfounded — or their scorn for people who only drink tea and coffee might be, at least.<p>Many health fanatics and fitness influencers advocate drinking several litres of water every day. Some also argue that …

Wellness

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

14 Reasons You're Always Tired

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don't do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can …

Wellness

If a happy, successful life is about developing 3 good daily habits, what would they be?

What I love about this question is that it doesn’t separate happiness from success.<p>As you alluded to in your question, you cannot have success …

Happiness

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

10 Thinking Errors That Will Crush Your Mental Strength

Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach—<b>managing our thoughts</b>, <b>regulating our emotions</b>, and <b>behaving productively despite our …

Self-help

Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night?

An increasing number of scientists are waking up to the idea of a link between the digestive system and problems with sleep<p>When we lie awake at night, unable to sleep, we usually blame stress, depression, anxiety, adrenaline or the memory of something stupid we said in 2003. But what if our guts …

Sleep

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

Think You Drink Too Much Coffee? Science Says You Should Probably Drink More, Not Less

It turns out there's a perfect amount of coffee to drink, and it's more than you think.<p>Do you start the day with a mug of coffee, followed by a second mug, and then a third around 3 pm to help you make it through the afternoon? And do you sometimes worry that you're consuming too much caffeine and …

Coffee

16 Ways To Free Yourself From Overthinking

The Greek philosopher Socrates once proclaimed that the unexamined life is not worth living, implying that it is only through self-examination that …

How Meditation Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Mindfulness and meditation are, as they say, "trending" these days, but with pretty good reason. You've probably heard a friend talking about the …

Mindfulness

Cancer-fighting cells activated with ultrasound

UC San Diego-led researchers have developed cancer-killing immune cells activated by ultrasound.<p>Their work in cell cultures could lead to more …

Immunotherapy

A sleep expert gives the best tips for falling asleep quicker

Sleep expert Matthew Walker describes the perfect conditions for falling asleep quicker. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Matthew Walker:</b> My name is Matthew Walker. I am a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California Berkeley and I am the author of the book, "Why …

Sleep

Sleep deprivation video reveals its shocking effects

A viral video has revealed the shocking detrimental effects that sleep deprivation can have, both on your mental and physical state.<p>In today’s day …

Scientists are rethinking the very nature of space and time

The Nature of Space and Time<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered a potential bridge between general relativity and quantum mechanics — the two …

Quantum Mechanics

Here's What Science Says You Should Do if You Can't Fall Asleep

So... tired.<p>Getting a good night of sleep can seem like the most effortless and natural thing in the world, but when we can't fall asleep it can …

Mindfulness

The 2 Truths That Reveal Why We Don't Accomplish Our Goals (And Ultimately Accept Failure) | Inc.com

Growing up, failure wasn't allowed in my household.<p>I remember being twelve years old, barely a step into middle school, when I caught the flu the morning of a jump rope fundraiser. My father walked into my bedroom, saw me still under the covers and said, "You're not awake yet?"<p>I had committed to …

Middle School

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Diabetes

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

Immune System

Lack of Sleep is (Literally) Killing You: Here's Why and What to Do, According to Science | Inc.com

You probably want to hit that snooze alarm as much as I do or find yourself asleep on a 10AM flight when you should be at peak alertness. It's an indication of how tired we are--everyone knows that.<p>But what you might not know is how much damage our lack of sleep is doing.<p>Professor Matthew Walker, …

Sleep

That sweating, trembling feeling: 10 strategies to cope with your shyness

Social anxiety can manifest itself mentally and physically. Here are ways you can learn to manage it<p>According to British singer-songwriter Morrissey, “shyness is nice”. When it leaves you feeling breathless, voiceless and even friendless, though, it can be anything but nice.<p>Shyness often manifests …

Mental Health

10 Hard Things to Start Doing for Yourself

In 1911, two explorers, Amundsen and Scott, embarked on a race against each other to become the first known human being to set foot upon the …

Hiking

'Sleep should be prescribed': what those late nights out could be costing you

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Immune System

35 Things You'll Regret Doing in Life

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Self Improvement<p>Biggest Regrets in Life<p>35 Things You'll Regret Doing in Life<p>Shares<p>"Life is too short" is such a cliché, but also so …

Happiness

iPhone 8 Leaks Expose Apple's Expensive Secrets

We know almost everything about the iPhone 8, from its design and new user interface to the potentially revolutionary screen unlock and even the one disappointing omission. But Apple’s biggest secret is going to hit you in the pocket…<p>With the iPhone 8 launch now very close disbelief remains …

Mobile Technology

5 essential people skills everyone should know

Interpersonal intelligence is one of the most overlooked, underutilized skill sets. In school, as we form our careers or level-up our professional life we often think about technical skills. We forget about soft skills. I believe people skills should not be optional.<p>When you have exceptional people …

People Skills