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Ouija: Origin of Evil and the True History of the Ouija Board

The new movie <i>Ouija: Origin of Evil</i>— one of 2016’s Halloween-season horror movie offerings, arriving in theaters on Friday—is just the latest example …

Horror

Google Made a Major Change to Its Privacy Policy—Here’s How to Opt Out

Over the summer, Google abandoned a policy that had set them apart from other big sites like Facebook and Twitter. The search giant once vowed to …

86 Ways to Become Incredibly Successful and Accomplish All Your Goals

Tips, strategies, practical steps, links....<p>It's fairly easy to be modestly successful; you just have to work hard. (Seriously: that is all it takes.) It's harder to be very successful; you have to work hard, and smart, and catch a few breaks along the way.<p>It's extremely difficult to be incredibly …

Self-improvement

There’s still time to stop the surveillance society

Revelations that security agencies unlawfully collected information for 17 years are worrying. But worse is a bill that threatens to normalise surveillance<p>This government’s “neither confirm nor deny” mantra over the extent of its surveillance powers has been replaced with a new one: “Never …

Surveillance

The scientific breakthrough that could radically transform the way we treat neurological disorders

New research suggests our brains and our bodies are much more closely connected than previously believed<p>When the ancient Egyptians prepared a mummy they would scoop out the brain through the nostrils and throw it away. While other organs were preserved and entombed, the brain was considered …

Immune System

There’s a biology to lasting happiness, and there may be way to train yourself for it

That uplifting feeling you get when something good happens to you? Researchers now think they know the part of the brain responsible for it—and they suggest we may be able to train ourselves to make those positive emotions last longer.<p>Their conclusions are based on a study (paywall) conducted by …

Happiness
Consciousness

6 Ways to Remember More and Forget Less (Spoiler Alert: Coffee!) | Inc.com

Tons of research shows that improving your memory will positively impact your professional and personal life... but who needs research to know that?<p>We <i>all</i> want to remember more and forget less.<p>So let's jump right in.<p>Science continually finds new connections between simple things we can do every day …

The Brain

Here's how most men react to powerful ladies, according to science

While there are still plenty of obstacles to female leadership in business, female supervisors and managers are becoming ever more commonplace. As …

Three super-Earths found 21 light years from Earth

A new "secret" planetary system that includes three super-Earths and one outer giant planet has been discovered by astronomers at a distance of just …

Scientists say chronic stress can actually change your brain

New research highlights some serious neurological consequences of burnout, or a state of chronic stress that leads to exhaustion, detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness.<p>According to the study, led by Armita Golkar, Ph.D., at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and cited by the Association for …

The Brain

Why Depression Needs a New Definition

Many psychiatrists believe that a new approach to diagnosing and treating depression—linking individual symptoms to their underlying mechanisms—is needed for research to move forward.<p>In his <i>Aphorisms</i>, Hippocrates defined melancholia, an early understanding of depression, as a state of “fears and …

Consciousness

Body Shame May Actually Be Making Women Sick, Study Suggests

<i>Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you.</i><p><b>The Background</b><p>With all of the pressure for women to look taut, thin and forever young, self-objectification is unfortunately par for the course these …

Photo Manipulation

U.S. Approves First 3D Printed Pill

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first 3D printed pill.<p>The medicine, Spritam (levetiracetam), helps to treat epilepsy. Previous …

3D Printing

This Wearable Can Help You Get Pregnant

Just turn off the lights and push it inside your ear.<p>There are lots of great apps out there for couples trying to get pregnant, or avoid it. Now, there’s a wearable that promises to help women track their fertility more accurately.<p>Your body’s basal temperature is an important thing for any woman …

Wearable Tech

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Google Analytics

The Difference Between Hiring A Designer And Going DIY

Changing the look of your home is never easy. It’s an investment of time and money that you want to continue falling in love with for many years to …

SaaS

Funny Pictures – August 4, 2015

Night almost ruined.<p>You’re a sociopath, Kelley.<p>This frog looks like every person who’s asked to speak to the manager in a retail setting.<p>Obi-Juan.<p>Let …

Eddie Izzard

If Your Kid Is a Picky Eater, It Could Signal Something Far Worse

A new study links extreme fussiness to psychiatric problems.<p>If a child refuses to eat anything but cheese pizza, don't just dismiss it as a phase. A new study finds that kids who are extra selective about what they eat are at a higher risk of psychiatric problems down the road.<p>Researchers from Duke …

Research

First 3D-printed drug approved by FDA

For the first time ever, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a 3D-printed drug.<p>The prescription pill, Spritam levetiracetam, will be used to treat certain types of seizures in epilepsy patients.<p>The drug's manufacturer, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, says it makes the oral medication …

3D Printing

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Music Festivals

35 weird objects seen on Mars, explained

Face on Mars is a classic

Paranormal

Study: Meditation Can Help Reduce Self-Critical Behavior | Inc.com

Perfectionism can have its benefits--motivation and setting high standards for your work-life--but it can also have negative side effects, like heightened levels of stress and anxiety.<p>Even worse, self-critical perfectionism, which is linked to psychological conditions like eating disorders and …

Mindfulness

A New Exercise Method Proven to Make Workouts Fun

If somebody told you that there was a workout that didn't require much effort but was fun and yielded awesome results, you'd <i>probably</i> have some doubts . . . and understandably so, because it sounds way too good to be true! But according to <b>The New York Times</b>, there's a new exercise method that is …

This surprising personality trait could make you more successful

If you're thinking "introvert" or "extrovert," you're probably wrong. The answer, according to a growing body of research, is "ambivert."<p>You can find out if you're an ambivert by taking this assessment, created by popular author Daniel Pink. (A quiz featured on the website Quiet Revolution also …

Psychology