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Why Introverts Are Introverts? Because Their Brains Are Different

You prefer to curl up and read a book by yourself over going to a flashy social event. You like the company of one close friend rather than a group …

Why Coming Up With Original Ideas Is Actually Easier for Your Brain

The science of "Not Invented Here" syndrome and why borrowing others' ideas is smarter, but harder on the brain.<p>Had he suffered from one of the most common founder syndromes, Steve Jobs might never have even considered visiting the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in 1979. He might never have …

My Father Was a Child Molester and I Put Him in Prison

As bad a man as my father is, I still struggle with the guilt of placing the man I loved and admired for so long into a cramped, violent cage.<p>"I need you to keep this a secret," she said.<p>It was April 25, 2012. I was having lunch with my sister on a sunny day at an outdoor cafe. She tells me our …

A former FBI hostage negotiator explains the psychology of negotiating using the example of a $3.50 mug

Take the same person, change one or two variables, and $100 can be a glorious victory or a vicious insult.<p>Recognizing this phenomenon lets you bend reality from insult to victory.<p>Let me give you an example. I have this coffee mug, red and white with the Swiss flag. No chips, but used. What would …

how to be (sort of) ok

Listen up as Twitter sensation and perennial sad girl Melissa Broder AKA @sosadtoday presents her guide to being, well, less sad.<p>I'm not really in the advice game. The people who have helped me the most with my anxiety and depression aren't the ones who tried to fix me. Rather, it's those who …

Does a white doctor understand a black patient's pain?

Does the blood of black people clot more readily than that of white people? Does a black person's skin generally have more collagen--is it thicker--than a white person's? Are black people better at detecting movement than white people, and do they age more slowly?<p>If you are white and said yes -- or …

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Proving that science and religion can, in fact, overlap, University of British Columbia researcher Evan Thompson has confirmed the Buddhist teaching …

How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

cienpiesnf/Dollar Photo ClubYou drop a glass while making breakfast. You get stuck in traffic on your way to work. Your boss yells at you for being …

This Is Your Brain on a Breakup

For most of us, breaking up is almost inevitable at some point in life. A survey of college students at Case Western Reserve University found that …

Buddhism and Science Agree: There is No Consistent Self

It's rare that science and religion see eye to eye on anything, but Buddhism and neuroscience both say there is no "you" or "me."<p>Neuroscience and …

I Got High at Jimi Hendrix's House to See if His Spirit Would Possess Me

I used to have long hair and wear bad jeans, so people always thought I'd be into Hendrix. But I never was. So I went to his house to see if I could find the magic.<p>I used to have long hair and wear bad jeans and had this extremely shitty red velvet jacket I basically lived in, so the uncomfortable …

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Meditation

People with anxiety show fundamental differences in perception

People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently, according to a new study. They aren't simply making the choice to 'play it safe.'

The Werks Cover Jimi Hendrix In Madison

The Werks brought their Inside A Dream Tour to Madison, Wisconsin for a show at the High Noon Saloon on Friday night. The band’s performance featured …

Guitar

Staff Picks: Golden Guitar

<i>The “golden era of guitar” could mean many things, depending on musical tastes, where you live, or what generation you grew up in. This month we’re</i> …

Could Heroin Injection Sites Revolutionize The Drug Addiction Crisis?

As drug overdose deaths continue to rise, devastating communities across the country, some cities are exploring a new, controversial approach to …

The incredible power of ignoring everything

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute,” …

Johns Hopkins University

Forgotten Guitar: Rare Footage of Jimi Hendrix’s Full Performance at the Albert Hall in 1969

Jimi Hendrix played London's Royal Albert Hall on three occasions between 1967 and 1969, firstly sharing the bill with likes of (the) Pink Floyd, the …