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The Secret to Happiness? Spend Money on Experiences, Not Things

We like buying things, at least we think we do. It’s bred into us. Life in the 21st century is a fast paced, consumer oriented experience where media surrounds us at all times enforcing the idea that happiness is a matter of buying the perfect house, driving the best car, wearing the trendiest …

Happiness

3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Optimize Your Brain

If your meetings are sputtering, rewiring the gray matter may help get employees reconnected.<p>The co-founders of Aditazz, which uses software to design and construct hospitals and other specialized buildings, were beyond frustrated. Zigmund Rubel, an architect, wanted to design buildings in one …

Study: Half of All Presidents Suffered from Mental Illness

After reading a variety of articles about whether Donald Trump has narcissistic personality disorder (e.g., in <i>Vanity Fair</i> as well as …

Scientists are learning more about how the brain keeps time

A driver can judge just how much time is left to run a yellow light; a dancer can keep a beat down to the millisecond.<p>But exactly how the brain tracks time is still a mystery.<p>Researchers have defined the brain areas involved in movement, memory, color vision and other functions, but not the ones …

Psychology’s Replication Crisis Can’t Be Wished Away

It has a real and heartbreaking cost.<p>Last August, I wrote about a large initiative called the Reproducibility Project, led by Brian Nosek from the University of Virginia. The project members collectively repeated 100 published psychological experiments and replicated the results of just a third of …

Psychology

Psychology Is in Crisis Over Whether It's in Crisis

Last summer, the field of psychology had a <i>moment</i>—possibly one of the most influential events in science last year. On August 27, 2015, a group called …

Psychology

Zinedine Zidane Comments on Cristiano Ronaldo's 4-Goal Performance

Real Madrid manager and former Galactico Zinedine Zidane picked Cristiano Ronaldo out as a cut above the rest following his four-goal haul in Saturday's 7-1 thrashing of Celta Vigo.<p>The 1998 World Cup winner even went so far as to say he couldn't have replicated Ronaldo's 26-minute feat during his …

Soccer

Ronaldo responds to Real Madrid whistles with celebration

The Portugal international, who criticised his team-mates last week, was jeered by Madrid's supporters when he lost the ball against Celta Vigo<p>Cristiano Ronaldo was whistled by Real Madrid's fans in Saturday's clash with Celta Vigo but issued an emphatic response during his goal celebration.<p>The …

Real Madrid fans' whistles spurred on Cristiano Ronaldo - Zinedine Zidane

SPANISH PRIMERA DIVISIÓN<p>MADRID -- Zinedine Zidane said criticism from the Real Madrid fans helped players to "do more" after Cristiano Ronaldo …