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How to Make Pushups 3 Times More Effective

This is the ultimate way to build raw strength during the exercise<p>You can do pushups the way everyone else does them—as fast as possible, up and down.<p>Or you can do them with a dead stop at the bottom.<p>The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> …

I went broke teaching your kid: The real story about life on a teacher’s salary

<b>(darkolukic via iStock/l i g h t p o e t via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Four kids. A ton of tuition. And $281.92 for a car payment. Teaching in America is barely middle class any more<p>Anonymous<p>October 10, 2015 2:45pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Secret Lives of Teachers”<p>I stare at the calculator: $281.92. …

The incredible story of the man who lived a normal life with almost no brain

One of the biggest myths about the brain is that bigger is always better. But what about those who sit on the extreme end of that scale?<p>How much of our brain do we actually need to survive?<p>Looking through the archives of medical history, there are a number of people with tiny brains, or brains with …

Weird

How ‘Human’ Is This Newly Discovered Species?

The discovery of a new human-related species, named <i>Homo naledi</i>, has thrown the evolutionary biology world for a loop. The newfound species<i>,</i> uncovered …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts

Most people looking for a cognitive boost in the morning reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But all caffeine really does is lift up your mood and improve focus, and that is why it isn’t considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.”<p>There is, however, a real contender for that title: modafinil (also sold as …

The Brain

See a Newly-Released Image of Saturn's Moon Dione

SSL/JPL-CalTech/NASA<p>Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty Images<p>NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI<p>NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI/Hampton University<p>NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space …

Excessive Coffee Can Damage Your Brain

Too much coffee can increase the risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a new study suggests<p>Many studies suggest that coffee provides a lot of …

The Brain

What Your Personality Type Says About Your Career Destiny (Infographic)

What does your personality type have to do with being an entrepreneur? Quite a bit, according to a recent study.<p>Truity Psychometrics, a personality test developer, surveyed more than 25,000 volunteers about their careers and personalities. Covering topics such as job satisfaction, income and …

Personality

This is what happens when you dissolve an antacid in zero gravity

Take this same, simple action to a space station, and a ball of fizzy water is now floating around.<p>As with all activities, everything's way more awesome in space.<p>Aboard the International Space Station (ISS), crew member Terry Virts used the arrival of a new high-resolution camera to shoot this …

Space

What The Heck Is This Thing On Mars?

Don't worry -- we're not about to be invaded by crab monsters.<p>A NASA image of Mars being passed around on social media over the weekend has imaginations running wild.<p>The photo shows a stone formation in front of what may be a kind of cave. Some say it looks a bit like a crab monster straight out of …

Brain game 'improves lives of schizophrenia patients'

<b>A computer-based brain-training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.</b><p>Tests on a small number of patients who played the game over four weeks found improvements in memory and learning.<p>This could help people to get back to work or …

University of Cambridge

Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of …

Duke University

Game-Changing Discovery Links the Brain and the Immune System

Reprinted with permission from Science is Beautiful © 2014 by Batsford, an imprint of Pavilion Books Company Limited<p>Reprinted with permission from …

10 Powerful Insights on Love From Those Happy Couples We All Envy

Shares 7K<p>Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the “secret of your obviously happy and healthy love relationship.”<p>Kevin responded, …

Self-improvement