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42 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

Social Insects May Share Brain Power

<b>Social brains may have evolved very differently in insects than in vertebrates.</b><p>The society you live in can shape the complexity of your brain–and it …

Cognition

Astronomers spot first-generation stars, made from big bang

A team of astronomers has found the best evidence yet for the very first generation of stars, ones made only from ingredients provided directly by …

How Hope Can Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

There’s a scientific reason to have hope<p>Everyone says “have hope.” Is that just silly pollyanna optimism?<p>No. Actually there’s a science to hope.<p>Via …

After Years Of Conflict, Huge Project Could Help Scientists Decipher The Brain

They said it was crazy – and in truth the European Commission’s billion-euro plan to build a computer model of the human brain appears to have been …

The Brain

Sensor to detect Earth’s magnetic field discovered in an animal for very first time

It has been a long-held belief in scientific circles that many creatures navigate across land, through water, and through the skies using the Earth’s …

Reverse Depression by Recalling Happier Memories

<b>Artificially reactivating positive memories could offer an alternative to traditional antidepressants.</b><p>MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can …

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

The Brain

4 Things That Kill Sleep and Productivity

Fortunately, they're all easy to fix.<p>It is a well-known fact that a good night's rest can boost your energy levels, and therefore your productivity. However, how many of us actually get the recommended eight hours of restful sleep? Our lives are too busy and we try to pack too much into our day; as …

Daily Meditation: Connecting With The Earth

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a section from the Pagan Community Statement on the Environment, drafted by …

Your Vitamin Guide: What To Skip and What To Take

Nowadays it seems we're bombarded with conflicting messages about supplements. While certain vitamins are important for optimum health, others may be unnecessary (or even harmful). Here’s a guide to what vitamins to take, and which ones to skip.<p>Warning: Before starting any supplement regimen, make …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Siblings