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Neuroscientists Discover ESP -- But Is That A Good Thing?

In <i>The Peripheral</i>, the new stunner by cyberpunk godfather William Gibson, the reader is treated to a look at the future. It’s inexact, this future. …

Can You Download Knowledge Into Your Brain With Electricity?

A cognitive neuroscientist and his team at HRL Laboratories in Malibu, California, seem to have achieved the impossible.<p>According to a press release, …

Incredible 'Living' Alzheimer's Implant Clears Mouse Brains of Toxic Junk

Alzheimer’s may be the cruelest of brain diseases.<p>Decades before the first signs of dementia strike, toxic protein clumps called amyloid plaques have …

Is the Brain’s Awareness of the World All or Nothing?

We often think of consciousness as binary: you’re either fully aware of something, or you’re not.<p>Yet according to a team of cognitive neuroscientists …

January 2016

Scientists identify neurons that help you process emotions

Scientists just got one step closer to understanding the nuts and bolts of how your mind handles emotions. An MIT team has identified two neural connections in the brain's amygdala regions that process positive and negative emotional events. By tagging neuron groups with a light-sensitive protein, …

Neuroscience

How Great Leaders Manage Underperforming Teams

Congratulations! You’ve earned a reputation as a highly effective leader. Now, your organization has thanked you by giving you a challenging new assignment that no one else can seem to figure out.<p>You’ve been assigned to lead a team that has a track record for underperforming, and it’s your mission …

You Have 9 Months Left in 2016. Here's How to Achieve Success This Year

Your calendar can be a powerful tool to help you reach new heights.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag</i> …

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now If You Want To Be More Successful

Most of us grew up hearing the mantra "Don't be a quitter," and we've internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don't finish a book that's boring us to death. Our parents weren't entirely wrong in saying that persistence is necessary for success, but sometimes quitting is the …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by herpes virus, warn experts

Drugs trials have failed and it's time to face up to the fact Alzheimer's is probably caused by viruses and bacteria, say scientists<p>Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by viruses like herpes, a group of renowned dementia experts have warned, as they call for urgent investigation into the link.<p>The …

9 Smart Skin Habits Dermatologists Start Every Spring

Update your skin-care routine to start the spring season glowing and rejuvenated.<p>When in doubt, toss it out. There are no FDA regulations for …

Hot Drinks That Cut Those Calories: 5 Powerful Drinks For That Fat

Weight loss is on everyone's mind, especially the ladies. To lose weight, one must be dedicated to their goal and should stick to a diet.<p>Losing …

28 Ways We Sabotage Our Happiness (And How to Stop)

<b>“The simplest things in life are the most extraordinary.” ~Paul Coelho</b><p>Life can be frustrating. Things don’t always go according to plan.<p>People let …

Happiness

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The Habits of Highly Successful Millennials Infographic

<b>The Habits of Highly Successful Millennials Infographic</b>The Habits of Highly Successful Millennials Infographic highlights the best aspects of the …

Infographics

Three Key Principles All Relationships Need to Survive

There are many stories on the Internet that will tell you why your relationship is no good or how to meet your soul mate — this is not one.<p>This is a …

Relationships

5 Tips For Running On The Treadmill The Right Way

I've coached hundreds of runners over the years. I'm a RRCA-certified running coach and an ACE-certified group fitness instructor. I loved training …

Marathons

The 25 Best Free Android Apps

From bleeding-edge productivity to fun with friends, presenting 25 great, no-cost additions to your home screen.<p>It’s time to load that Android-powered slab of glass and circuitry up with a heaping helping of download-worthy apps.<p>Of course, it’s downright impossible to individually tickle everyone’s …

20 Inspirational Quotes From Famous Scientists

The great science minds of history have provided inspirational quotes on their findings, philosophy, and understanding of the world around us. These quotes have inspired generations of young explorers, eager to learn more about the world and motivated toward betterment.<p>When you need a bit more …

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

'Root of all evil' found in the brain by scientists

The part of the brain which switches on before aggressive behaviour is anatomically known as the ventrolateral part of the ventromedial hypothalamus.<p>The ‘root of all evil’ has been discovered by scientists who found that a distinct part of the brain fires up before premeditated nefarious acts are …

This Wall Can Heat And Cool A Building Without Electricity

Indoor heating and cooling accounts for half of Egypt’s energy consumption. And they’re not alone. In 2011, the provision of hot water, space heating and cooling were estimated to account for roughly half of global energy consumption in buildings, and they produce a large fraction of greenhouse gas …

Green Living

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home with No Equipment

While weight training is perfect to get whatever fitness results you want – losing fat, gaining muscle or keeping fit – the required equipment isn’t …

Workouts

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

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 …

7 Psychological Equations to Empower Your Life and Mind

You can either be at the <i>effect</i> (powerless) of your life or act as the <i>cause</i> (in power) of it. Your internal belief system about yourself and how you envision your life is the most important predictor of your success or failure. In order to train yourself to be geared towards what you envision you …

Self-improvement

Can Neuroscience Help Us Understand Art?

What is art? Why does it matter to us? What does it tell us about ourselves?<p>It's something of the rage these days to turn to neuroscience for answers.<p>Neuroscience, after all, it is widely believed, holds the key to our very nature as conscious beings. I've been skeptical of the neural approach. …