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Can you solve the psychedelic illusion driving the internet crazy?

Prepare to have your mind blown.<p>The brain may have an inconceivable number of cells [around 100 billion] and is the most complex biological structure on Earth but the organ appears to have a little trouble when it comes to optical illusions.<p>It seems to be relatively easy to trick the brain - as …

10 Furniture Problems You Can Fix Yourself

A professional furniture restorer shares her secrets on making repairs that last.<p>Crystal Dvorak has been fixing, creating, restoring, and upcycling furniture for more than 20 years. The owner of Urban Patina in Shakopee, MN, she's seen every problem a piece of furniture can have. And she's fixed …

Furniture

10 Quick Easy Workouts To Get Rid Of Back Fat At Home

In a parallel universe, dieting might be easy. In our sphere – it’s sadly not.<p>I’ve done plenty of short and long diets in my life, successful and …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

Yes, You Can Lose Weight as a Runner: Try Fasted Aerobic Workouts

Another way -- or better, in addition -- is to train your body to burn fat more efficiently by incorporating fasted aerobic workouts into your regimen.<p>After 17 days of incorporating fasted aerobic workouts into my regimen I've lost six pounds, which is about 5 percent weight loss.<p>To put this into …

Weight Loss

10 Easy Steps for Breathing Calm Into Your Anxious Brain

Your brain is brilliantly wired to react to life-threatening danger. When it perceives a threat, your core brain instantly shifts into “survival …

Google Maps Moves The World's Borders Depending On Who's Looking

A new paper looks at how the online service could foster international disputes<p>Does Google Maps reflect national borders, or does it create them? What are the political and legal ramifications when a country disagrees with the map? That's what a new paper called <i>Google's World,</i> in the <i>Columbia</i> …

A woman who lost 75 pounds tells us what she used to eat — and what she eats now

Another important thing Messina says she had to figure out was what foods she was never going to enjoy, regardless of how healthy they were.<p>"I tried …

Discovery one step closer to cause of schizophrenia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists may have found another clue to the cause of schizophrenia. A new study some scientists are labeling "groundbreaking" comes from researchers at Harvard, the Broad Institute and Boston Children's Hospital and is published in the latest edition of Nature.<p>Schizophrenia can be a …

Warning: Your selfie addiction could be ruining your love life

“Selfie" is not just a word of the year, but also the mainstay of postings on social media sites such as Instagram. With the prevalence of …

Social Media

5 Crucial Things to Do if You're Exercising for Weight Loss

It takes more than a solid routine to burn extra calories.<p>Getting stronger is a beautiful thing. It’s what helps you see more definition and build more metabolism-boosting muscle. But according to new research in <i>Current Biology</i>, it also causes you to burn fewer calories during each workout.<p>For the …

Fitness

16 Instagram Accounts That Can Teach You to Be a Better Leader

400 million monthly active users, forecasted to bring in $2.81 billion in ad revenue by 2017, can't be wrong.<p>I confess. I initially activated my Instagram account several years ago to stalk my kids (and I still use it for that purpose). However, now I'm primarily using it to connect with …

You Need To Visit These 20 Websites If You Want To Learn New Skills

It’s Monday again.<p>The annoying alarm breaks the piece of silence you are enjoying. You keep pressing snooze and don’t want to leave your bed. As the …

9 DIY Ways to Make a Chair Look Totally Different

Update the look of any chair in your home to make it look different <i>and</i> make the room the chair lives in look fresh and upgraded, too! Peruse this …

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Whether you're looking to make your kids' recess a little healthier or need to kick after-school snacks up a notch, these recipes are all …

17 More Things I Probably Won't Miss Now That the Kids Are Back in School

13. Explaining why we can't always win every game we play.<p>I'm still finding glitter in unexpected places from last year, and this year I'm happy to report that Mind Blowing Science wasn't a factor due to the absence of baking soda in my house. But there are still a few things I probably won't miss …

Skating

Kids' Behavior Problems Tied To Brain Differences

Young people with behavioral problems, such as antisocial and aggressive behavior, show reduced grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain, …

The Brain

Psychopaths Versus Sociopaths: What Is the Difference?

Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Silence of …

8 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

1/<p>If you're really, really alike.<p>Flickr/davebloggs007<p>Decades of studies have shown that the cliché that "opposites attract" is totally off.<p>"Partners …

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Feelings of inferiority are messing with my mental health. What to do?

So some years back—seven years to be exact—a psychologist recommended to me that I take an IQ test and, unfortunately, successfully conned me into …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of its …

Psychologist Says We Must Accept Who We Are In Order to Change

Now I understand we all naturally dislike change because honestly we are not used to it. Change can be scary or intimidating to those who are <b>way</b> too …

16 Elevating Resolutions for 2016 Inspired by Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

Cultivate honorable relationships, resist absentminded busyness, tell the world how to treat you, embrace enoughness, and more.<p>What if we could augment the bucket-list of typical New Year’s resolutions, dominated by bodily habits and pragmatic daily practices, with higher-order aspirations — habits …

Psychiatrist vs. Psychologist

Movies and television shows often portray therapy for an emotional or mental illness as lying on a couch in an office while pouring out your heart to …

How to Train Your Brain for High Performance

Everybody sees the world through the lenses of three sets of beliefs. Making all three more effective increases your mental performance.<p>For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought …

Creative people’s brains really do work differently

What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist and creativity researcher Frank X. Barron set about finding out. Barron conducted a series of experiments on some of his generation’s most renowned thinkers in an attempt to isolate the unique spark of …

I'm married to a man but attracted to women. What should I do?

Swipe Right is our advice column that tackles the tricky world of online dating. This week: how to pursue a new relationship without losing your current one<p><i>Got your own online dating quandaries? Send ’em to Eva: askevaguardian@gmail.com</i><p>Dear Eva,<p>My situation is somewhat complicated, but I am certain …