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I took nootropics every day for a week—here’s what happened

Just like how subsisting on Soylent instead of actual food became a habit among Silicon Valley bros years before you could buy a bottle at 7-Eleven, …

Cream Cheese

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

How to Discipline Stubborn, ‘Unpunishable’ Children

You might not be able to control their behavior, but you do have control over what they learn.<p>Parents of strong-willed children have a unique set of …

Your Tight Lower Back Needs This 4-Minute Stretch Session STAT!

If you've been sitting hunched over your computer for hours and just realized that your lower back is so tight, it even hurts to straighten up your torso. Your lower back needs some love! Slowly move onto the floor and do this four-minute stretching routine. It not only targets the lower back, but …

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Salt Lake City

Waterloo's AdHawk Eye Tracker Sees $4.6 Million Investment

Kitchener-Waterloo’s AdHawk Microsystems just received a multi-million dollar injection from Intel Capital.<p>AdHawk announced today that it has raised …

Augmented Reality

Lend a hand to thy neighbour with Adam Helps

It can sometimes be difficult to find good help. Whether you’re in need of someone to walk your dog, touch up parts of your house, or shovel your …

Apps

Survey Says Canadians Are Down for Digital Investing Advice

Canadians are keen to consider robo-advice when making investment decisions, a recent Accenture investor study revealed.<p>The study found that four of …

Financial Services

Scientists have discovered a potential cure for millions of infertile men

Scientists have developed a new technique for reprogramming cells to produce healthy sperm, offering hope for millions of infertile men.<p>An estimated …

2016 Best Hacking Apps for Android Phones

In a world where everything which your computer can do, can be done on your smartphone, hacking cannot be left behind.<p>The world is full of …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

Researchers Reveal 5 Ways To Gain Emotional Intelligence

<b>Emotional intelligence is a skill that can be strengthened, and it is an important one for building strong relationships with those around us, both</b> …

How to make computer coding child’s play

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up<p>Coding kids aren’t a new trend. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Usborne Publishing was releasing books …

Kids

The 1 Type of Complaining That Will Make You Feel Better, According to Science

Study after study shows complaining makes people miserable. This is the one exception.<p>Complaining is bad for your mood, your brain, your listener, and even your body, according to a boatload of scientific research. So why do people do it anyway?<p>We're not masochists, obviously. Most of us love to …

Happiness

The science of getting your kids to eat more vegetables

<i>Parenting in the information age can be maddening. Data and opinions are everywhere, but helpful advice often feels in short supply. In our Mom and Scientist series, Quartz journalists Jenny Anderson, a mother of two, and Akshat Rathi, a scientist, tackle challenging topics by balancing complex</i> …

Parenting

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

The Art and Science of Achieving Universal Appeal

Some practical advice for gaining attention in an age of limited attention spans.

Living cells ‘hacked’ and hijacked by MIT

Scientists at MIT have proven they can ‘hack’ living cells and programme them to carry out new tasks.<p>In the same way that computer language tells a machine how to operate, researchers have shown it is possible to write DNA ‘code’ and insert it into bacteria to alter how they function.<p>They hope that …

Super-Rare 'Dragon Eggs' Are About to Hatch in a Slovenian Cave

We’re watching a once-in-a-decade event unfold.<p>A rare amphibian is fiercely guarding a clutch of around 50-60 eggs in a water-logged cave near …

Eggs

Researchers Have 3D-Printed Usable Human Bones and Muscles

For years, printing a new ear, muscle, or jaw has been nothing but science fiction. That’s largely because “bio-printed” tissues haven’t been strong …

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

It's not just hormones

A teenage girl is a force of nature, with emotions so powerful they shock even her. In this exclusive excerpt, psychotherapist Lisa Damour uses neuroscience to help parents – and anyone perplexed by teenage girls – understand what's really going on in their heads<p><i>The following is an excerpt from the</i> …

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

Forestry

Get Around Location Restrictions on Netflix or Hulu with a Private VPN IP Address

Streaming blocked content overseas has always been about setting up a VPN, but sites like Netflix claim they’re about to start cracking down on VPN …

VPNs

Create a "Life Happens" Fund in Addition to Your Emergency Fund

You probably already know how important it is to have savings set aside for emergencies, such as a job loss or an unexpected hospital bill. To avoid …

When and How to Rebalance Your Investment Portfolio for the Biggest Tax Savings

If you have money invested in a taxable account, now’s the perfect time for some rebalancing. Money Magazine also offers a simple rule of thumb for …

Retirement

How Much Does Genetics Really Affect Your Fitness?

If you’re not seeing results in the gym, there are a lot of things you can tweak: your diet, your exercise schedule, and the types of workouts you …

Puberty, growth spurts, acne, after-school sports — all affect what kids should eat

Most parents expect their role to change as their kids hit their teen years. But many don’t realize quite how much their children’s age affects the way they need to be fed.<p>Countless wonderful transformations occur inside the bodies of tweens and teens, and many directly affect the way they eat or …

Nutrition

Why we should stop worrying about our wandering minds

Daydreaming has a bad reputation, but neuroscientists are beginning to realise that a wandering mind is not only typical – it might be beneficial.<p>Sit down, relax and think of nothing. Struggling? There might be a good reason why your mind seems to wander even when you try very hard to switch off: …