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Your Brain Might Be Distorting Reality

Some researchers are finding that the things you do could change what your brain sees–but not everyone is convinced.<p>We usually believe that what we see is a true representation of what’s there. The basic model of vision is that the eyes receive sensory information, the brain processes it, and then …

Psychology

The Best Sex Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Reading is great and all, but when you’re at the gym or on a long car ride or tired from work—that isn’t really an option. At the same time, we’re always telling ourselves to reduce the amount of TV binge-watching we do.<p>We want to be informed, but we’re busy. Sometimes you just want to listen to a …

Thought Leadership

We’ve been burying people all wrong

Could eco-friendly funerals save the planet?<p>About 15 years ago, Cynthia Beal, a 30-year veteran of the natural-food movement and then-owner of the …

Oregon State University

What to do in January to save on airfare all year

Unless you’re scrambling to make last-minute holiday plans, the next trip you take will be in 2018. And unless you have a good reason to wait, it’s almost time to start booking it, too.<p>Multiple sources have pinpointed January as the ideal time to book trips at an affordable price. But because …

Flying
Post Punk

Silent nights: 10 destinations where you'll find peace and quiet next year

Exhausted after the hullaballoo of the holidays and in need of some hush? We’ve hand-picked the best places around the globe – from meditation retreats to silent cafés – where you’re guaranteed peace and quiet. It’s time to join the cult of quiet.<p>1. Snowy silence in Sweden<p>Go off-grid and enjoy …

Bill Gurley — the legendary investor who backed Uber, Snap, and eBay — is now betting big that healthcare has hit a 'tipping stage'

Bill Gurley is getting serious about healthcare.<p>The tech investor, a general partner at Benchmark Capital, has made a name for himself backing companies like Uber, Snap, Twitter, and eBay. But Benchmark's footprint in healthcare wasn't as prolific.<p>In 2014, he tweeted that the healthcare market is …

Startups

How Are You Perceived at Work? Here’s an Exercise to Find Out

It’s not easy to understand how other people perceive us. We are often uncertain, confused, or even completely unaware of what we project. And this lack of self-awareness can be career-limiting.<p>Consider a former client of mine who was angling for the C-suite but had received feedback that his …

Leadership

Employees Trust Bosses Who Display Any of These 5 Successful Leadership Habits | Inc.com

Tell me if you agree with this statement: For any human relationship to thrive, it has to be founded on trust.<p>If you agree, then know that it's really no different in the workplace, especially in the relationship between boss and employee. The best company cultures, where collaboration is humming …

Leadership

Take a Shower Today? Science Says That Might Have Been a Mistake | Inc.com

Personally, I love to take a shower to start the day. A nice, warm one where I can stay, half asleep, as I think about mostly nothing. But it turns out we all might need to rethink that part of the morning routine if we want to be a force to be reckoned with.<p>Your microbiome and your health<p>Margret …

Microbiome

Fall Cocktails

Seasonal ingredients like cranberries and apples pair beautifully with ginger beer, white wine and hard cider to create delicious drinks. Whether …

Mardi Gras

How thoughts and speech shape our wellbeing

Your internal chatter has a huge impact on the way you feel about yourself. Listen in, says Gary John Bishop<p>You stumble through the door into your morning coffee ritual. As you make your way through a maze of chairs, tables and outstretched legs you finally arrive at your space at the end of the …

Self-improvement

The biggest NHS scandal you've never heard of only affects women, but men should be just as concerned

This year, news broke of a dangerous medical device, after years of campaigning and investigation.<p>Senior doctors have said it could be the most …

Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame.<p><i>Updated on August 3, 2017</i><p>The bitches,as Shannon saw it, came in three varieties. She categorized them on her personal blog, in a post titled “Beware the Female BigLaw Partner.”<p>First was the “aggressive bitch”—a certain kind of …

Hillary Clinton

Game of Thrones Costume Designer Michele Clapton Explains the Details You Missed

All the Easter eggs from her Emmy-bait shows GoT and The Crown.<p>Every tiny detail on <i>Game of Thrones</i> is important. Fans know it, and that's why they pay attention to everything, from Sansa's hairstyles to characters' split-second facial expressions. But one of the most reliably theory-generating (and …

Who Are the New Yuppies?

The term “yuppie” now feels so dated that it occasionally seems an entire social class has vanished. If the suit-wearing Patrick Batemans of the …

Income Inequality

Why Americans Get Conned Again and Again

Their admiration for ingenuity and gumption leaves room for opportunists.<p>For decades, Donald Trump has been compared to the legendary showman P.T. Barnum. Trump himself has publicly embraced being likened to a man described by historians as “vulgar, childish, surely just a little crooked.” His …

Groundhog Day

'Until the Drug Dealer's Teeth Rattle'

A new book examines how black communities inadvertently helped lay the groundwork for mass incarceration.<p>Any real discussion of mass incarceration is impossible without addressing racism. Michelle Alexander’s widely acclaimed book <i>The New Jim Crow</i> cast the criminal-justice system as a successor to …

Civil Rights

The Voices in Our Heads

Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem?<p>“Talking to your yogurt again,” my wife, Pam, said. “And what does the yogurt say?”<p>She had caught me silently talking to myself as we ate breakfast. A conversation was playing in my mind, with a research colleague who questioned …

Durham University

8 podcasts every woman should listen to

The world is noisier than ever, and it’s difficult to get a clear perspective from women who are facing society’s gender assumptions and …

Repealing Obamacare affects everyone

Obamacare touches just about everyone.<p>It's not just for the 20 million people who have health insurance through the individual Obamacare exchanges or Medicaid expansion.<p>Under Obamacare, senior citizens pay less for Medicare coverage and for their prescription drugs. Many Americans have received …

Health Care

Best Snow Tubing Spots Near NYC

For more, please visit offMetro.com.<p>With winter in our midst, it's good to remember that there's an alternative to skiing, snowboarding, and making angels in the snow. Forget the boots, the goggles, the gear, and enjoy the simple thrills of snow tubing--because sitting is really all that's involved …

Skiing

5 Easy Ways To Incorporate Conscious Sexuality Into Your Life

The SFW guide so you can get NSFW later<p>A couple months ago, I traveled to Dorset, England, to participate in a conscious sexuality festival. I had never heard of the term before going. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew was what I gleaned from the website, which mentioned …

Consciousness

The Psychology of the New Times Square

When David Owen wrote about the work of the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, Craig Dykers, one of the principal partners of the firm, discussed the organization’s approach to design by describing the scene outside his New York office, which overlooks the Wall Street bull:<p>Dykers told me that he …

Times Square

10 Useful TED Talks Every Designer Must Watch

Design, in general, is one of the jobs that receive the biggest flow of daily inspiration. Each day you encounter advertisements on the street, modern architecture, and commercials with stunning graphics. It’s easy to get lost and overwhelmed.<p>If you’re seeking for professional inspiration, provided …

Design

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Major Lazer

Socially isolated breast cancer patients fare worse, study says

Patients with early breast cancer who are socially isolated have a higher risk of dying from their disease, a new study suggests.<p>Women with fewer social ties -- to friends, family, community and religious groups, as well as spouses or romantic partners -- were 43 percent more likely to see their …

Cancer
Health Care

10 Next-Level Graphic Designers Changing the Way Club Culture Looks

Get to know the artists behind some of the most iconic visuals in dance music.<p>For all of its progressive sonic experimentation, electronic music often feels like a blank canvas. Unrelenting kick-drums or atmospheric synths are inherently abstract, making it more difficult to grasp what producers …

Graphic Design
Cholera