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The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

Humanity

Global Warming Will Destroy The Earth In The End

We like to think of our planet as perfect for life, having met all the conditions we know of for life to exist, flourish and thrive for billions of years. After all, here on Earth, with our not-too-thick and not-too-thin atmosphere, we’ve got liquid water on our surface, made possible by the …

Universe

Is Walking as Good a Workout as Running?

There are many reasons why people start running: Busting stress, boosting energy, or snagging that treadmill next to a longtime gym crush are just a …

Tesla Steers Its’ Powerwall Battery Towards Home

For many, the term Tesla immediately sparks visions of sporty, 100% electric personal transportation. Yet, with one simple announcement in early May …

Batteries

What kind of car is the most green, fuel efficient and budget friendly?

A decade ago, drivers who wanted to go green had little choice beyond Toyota's Prius hybrid.<p>Today the selection of efficient, lower-pollution cars includes a bewildering array of technologies and models — hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electrics, diesels and hydrogen fuel cells. Conventional …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla CTO: Batteries + Solar Will Lead To Cheap Electricity Within 10 Years

Energy storage technology is key to popularizing solar energy generation, and that point was underscored by the feature speaker at a large solar energy conference in San Francisco Monday: Tesla Motors' chief technology officer, JB Straubel.<p>Straubel took the stage at Intersolar’s opening ceremony to …

Tesla

Minneapolis, St. Paul among cities worst hit by climate change

A new list pegs Minneapolis and St. Paul as two of the 25 U.S. cities most affected by climate change, so surely a “Mad Max”-style dystopia is …

Climate Change

Scientists Discover a New Part of the Human Body

<i>Sponsored Links</i><p>by Jordan Rosenfeld <br>mentalfloss<p>When you woke up this morning, you did so with an entirely new body part—at least in the eyes of …

Money Saving Experts

() - This is the 1 simple truth your car insurance company doesn't want you to know. If you are currently insured, drive less than 50 miles/day and …

Personal Finance

Outdoor Dining in the Twin Cities: 10 Great Spots

The patios in the Twin Cities are highly regarded as some of the most satisfying places to be in the precious months that Mother Nature gives to Minnesota. So grab the sunglasses, some SPF, and a phone charger, because with places like these you’ll want to spend some serious time outside eating and …

The 17 Marks of a Good and Happy Life

<b>1) You have traveled to some different parts of the world</b><p>Because traveling brings you out of your comfort zone and expands your horizon. You absorb …

Study shows dogs make 'puppy eyes' deliberately to bond with humans

When people call their dogs their "fur babies," they may be onto something, at least on a chemical level.<p>Dogs that make so-called puppy eyes at their …

How I Became Friends With Myself

<i>"The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself."</i> -- Mark Twain<p>Be honest. Very few of us would admit that we enjoy our own company, much less, that we are actually friends with ourselves. Growing up, friendship was consistently emphasized as the bond of a lifetime, but the majority of …

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California …

14 Things You Should Give Up Chasing No Matter What Others Say

Whenever we chase after something, we take ourselves out of the present moment where life actually happens. The future doesn’t exist yet and the past …

Happiness

Depression Isn’t What You Think It Is

Millions of people are diagnosed with major depression, while a growing number of scientists are saying it isn’t a distinct condition. It’s part of a big shake-up in psychiatry as researchers attempt to define mental disorders by what’s going wrong in the brain rather than using checklists of …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

Creativity

Depression Did Not Make the Germanwings Co-Pilot Murder a Plane Full of People

Because Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz killed <i>himself</i> when he purposefully drove a plane carrying 149 other people into a mountain in the Alps, …

8 Superfoods For Post-Workout Recovery

Exercise

Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance

Maybe you've seen them in the gym, or even squeezed into them yourself: super-tight T-shirts, leggings, knee and calf sleeves, even tube tops. More and more athletes are wearing compression garments, hoping they will improve their performance and recovery.<p>But do they work? This is a question …

Marathons

National Geographic Travel

11 Mind Blowing Optical Illusion Paintings - Page 4 of 6

Cathedral of Commerce<p>Cathedral of Commerce is one of Gonsalves more popular and most recognized pieces. The high-ceilinged cathedral is lined with …

15 optical illusions that will blow your mind

Sometimes the human brain gets confused with the illusions at a first glance. Below we have 15 optical illusions which will appear something else if …

Neurophilosophy

11 Things You Didn't Know You Needed to Measure

A simple measurement—made even easier by photo measuring technology—will save you wasted time, energy, and effort in the following scenarios. It …