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Study Finds Signs Of Alzheimer’s In People With Poor Sleep Quality

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Could Alzheimer’s be the result of poor sleep?<p>That’s the troubling suggestion from a new study of older people.<p>As CBS2’s Dr. …

Sleep

How to Recover When You’re Sleep Deprived

“Missing out on sleep deprives your brain synapses, muscles, ligaments, and joints of the chance to reset and renew,” says Matthew Edlund, M.D., the …

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

Self-help

Research pushes concept of entropy out of kilter

Entropy, the measure of disorder in a physical system, is something that physicists understand well when systems are at equilibrium, meaning there’s …

How to Small Talk if You Hate Small Talk

I have two speeds when it comes to small talk: “Tell me your life story!” or a nice, blank stare. It depends on my mood, how much I’ve had to drink …

A riddle for our time

One of the most remarkable successes of astrophysics in the last century was its discovery that the age of the universe as measured by its oldest …

Astrophysics

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

Self-improvement

Discovery of a triple barrier that prevents cells from becoming cancerous

UAB researchers have identified for the first time the triple mechanism that stops chromosome separation in response to situations that compromise …

How to Think Like Elon Musk

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, …

Why Can't We Just Launch Waste Into the Sun?

It's easier to leave the solar system than it is to hit the sun.<p>It seems so obvious: we have all this garbage on Earth—including incredibly dangerous radioactive waste—so why don't we just launch it into space and be rid of it? In fact, why don't we just launch it into the sun where it would be …

Astronomy

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

Product Hunt now has a buy button

Product Hunt today introduced an e-commerce shop on its website so if you discover something neat, you can go ahead and purchase it without leaving the site.<p>The Stripe-powered button is a natural move for Product Hunt, which features tons of user-submitted services, gadgets, books, and other …

Product Hunt

This 10-Minute Routine Is the Ultimate Mind Cleanse

Add these two little tweaks to your daily routine for much greater clarity and creativity.<p>Your subconscious mind is a whole lot more powerful than you think.<p>Not only does it take care of essential business like keeping you breathing, but quietly, in the background, your subconscious is constantly …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

ADHD Is Fuel for Adventure

By second grade, it was clear that while Zack Smith could sit in a chair, he had no intention of staying in it. He was disruptive in class, spoke in a loud voice, and had a hard time taking turns with others. His parents fed him a ­series of medications for attention-deficit hyper­activity …

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

Productivity

Quantum Mystery of Light Revealed by New Experiment

Is light made of waves, or particles?<p>This fundamental question has dogged scientists for decades, because light seems to be both. However, until now, …

Quantum Mechanics

28 Things I Now Know About Life, Work and Relationships at 28

At 15, I wanted to be 16. And when 17 hit, I couldn't wait to be an 18-year-old licensed driver. While I blew out the candles on my 20th birthday cake, in the back of my mind, I knew that in 12 more months, I'd finally be 21, legal and free: Then the real party would begin.<p>Always looking to the …

Here Is One Easy Trick to Succeed at Everything

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We’ve all heard that quote, but seriously, if you knew you were going to conquer whatever you set your mind to — whether it’s a new habit, that killer to-do list or a trip you’ve been dying to go on — wouldn’t you do it? According to Business …

Productivity
Levitation

Epigenetics and some turning in graves

The exchange of views on epigenetics (Letters, passim) must be causing some turning in graves: Lamarck hearing that maybe he was on the right track, Darwin thinking that maybe he was too exclusive and Trofim Lysenko with maybe a wry smile. Lysenko, by using Lamarckian ideas, destroyed Soviet …

Book finds truth about man kept in the zoo - Futurity

In 1906, a Congolese man named Ota Benga appeared on display—and against his will—in the Bronx Zoo. A new book investigates the forces that put him …

What Does It Take To Produce Nuclear Fusion — In Your Garage?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Amateur Hour.<p><b>About Taylor Wilson's TED Talk</b><p>Taylor Wilson is a self-taught nuclear physicist who sees every obstacle as a challenge. He describes how — at age 14 — he built a working nuclear fusion reactor in his garage.<p><b>About Taylor Wilson</b><p>Taylor Wilson astounded …

TED Talks

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

Productivity

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