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What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

The bitter truth about why we never elect women

Forty-one years ago, Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the Conservative Party. If that was supposed to herald a smashing of Westminster’s ancient ceilings… well, it didn’t.<p>Since 1975, a woman has never been voted in as leader of either Labour or the Conservatives. In America they don’t even …

What Kind of Name Is That? The Perils of Naming Fictional Characters

By Tony Tulathimutte February 8, 2016<p>Arts & Culture<p><i>How to name your fictional characters.</i><p>Characters in need of names.<p>To me the most embarrassing part of writing fiction, aside from telling people about it, is naming your characters. Of course, even “real” names are made up, but in life our names …

Literature

Do animals feel empathy? Inside the decades-long quest for an answer. - Vox

Throughout her career as a neurobiologist, Peggy Mason has been told over and over that the rats she experiments on are not capable of empathy. Only humans and other primates can understand the emotions of another. Most other animals can't. And certainly not beady-eyed rats.<p>But what she was …

Some Dude Wore a Jewish Prayer Shawl to Fashion Week

Remember when H&M made a scarf that bore a remarkable resemblance to a Jewish prayer shawl? Well, one New York Fashion Week: Men's attendee did the fast-fashion chain one better and actually whipped out a real tallit.<p>A Facebook tipster pointed us in the direction of a <i>Vogue</i> street style gallery, in …

Art, Science, and Folklore Tackle the Mysteries of Human Consciousness

Delve into the oddities of human consciousness at 'States of Mind,' a new exhibit at London's Wellcome Collection.<p><i>Still from Squeezed by Shadows, 2013, Carla MacKinnon © the artist</i><p>Human consciousness: it's something we all share (some of us more than others), yet barely understand. It's a tricky …

Spot a Liar by Increasing Their Cognitive Load With Open-Ended Questions

Lies are hard to come up with on the spot, even for seasoned liars. If you suspect someone is feeding you a false story, draw it out by making them …

21 Tricks You Don't Notice In Great Movies (Your Brain Does)

We know that filmmaking is more than just a bunch of actors reading a script while some dude points a camera and records it all. There's a lot of …

Here's How Meditation Reduces Inflammation And Prevents Disease

A new study reveals the neurobiological effects of the practice.<p>Science has shown that mindfulness meditation can have a positive impact on a huge range of health conditions, including cancer, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The practice has even been found to slow HIV progression …

Mindfulness

10 Women on Being Relentlessly Single Shamed by Their Parents

From prying inquiries about sexual orientation to the wrath of God-fearing grandmas, the single-while-female lifestyle is not without its critics.<p><b>In case you missed it, Sunday is the annual buzzkill also known as Valentine's Day. Though there's never been a better time to be a single lady, there's</b> …

Top 10 Cam Newton memes from Super Bowl 50

Cam Newton caught more "L's" from the Internet on Sunday night than his receivers caught passes from him. Internet trolls were merciless after the Panthers lost to the Broncos in Super Bowl 50, and Carolina's quarterback only gave them more fuel when he walked out of his postgame press …

These Inversion Face Optical Illusions Will Blow Your Mind

'Inversion' is a powerful optical illusion which suggests that, when an edited image of a face is seen upside down next to the original, both will …

A top psychologist explains how birth order may affect your success

It's a "widely controversial" field, explains University of Pennsylvania psychologist Adam Grant, but a worthwhile one for evaluating.<p>In "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World," Grant takes a dive into birth order research. He unearths two surprising findings: many of the top base stealers …

Psychology

One Weird Trick That Makes a Novel Addictive

In January, Adelle Waldman wrote an excellent essay for the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog called “The Ideal Marriage, According to Novels.” In it, …

Literature