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Why the World Does Not Exist by Markus Gabriel – review

Who decides what constitutes reality? A fluent philosophical attack on the hubris of science<p>Markus Gabriel’s world is bigger than the universe, and includes not just humans but elves, fairies, Prime Minister Ed Miliband and unicorns on the far side of the moon – everything that exists, even if only …

Particles

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

5 Body Language Tips You Need to Master | Inc.com

When meeting new people, we often spend a great deal of time rehearsing what to say. What will I talk about if the conversation stalls? Will I sound intelligent? What questions should I ask to keep the conversation going? While these are legitimate questions, it's worth noting that studies have …

The secrets of living to 200 years old

Ageing is not an inevitable fact of life – many animals have already found ways to delay death. Their clues might help us all enjoy longer and healthier lives.<p>Just 30 years after the publication of Moby Dick, a group of Alaskan whalers attempted to tame their own ocean giant. Their target was a …

25 TED Talks That Will Make You a Better Leader

You can improve your skills by watching lectures from these amazing and brilliant individuals.<p>If you're the owner of a business or someone in a management position, then you know how often employees, colleagues, and partners turn to you when they have questions, concerns, or need advice. Not only …

Meet the App That Wants to Beat Depression and Anxiety | Inc.com

One in four people experience a mental illness or neurological condition at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and other mental health problems have become the leading cause of ill-health and disability.<p>Unfortunately, many …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

This popular 'smart pill' enhances brain function with an added benefit

In the years since, modafinil has become popular for another, off-label use: to boost a person's cognitive abilities — an effect that hadn't been thoroughly studied by scientists.<p>Now a team of researchers has reviewed the literature to find that modafinil does, in fact, increase a number of …

You Can Meditate While Moving -- And It Totally Counts

I first tried to sit still and clear my mind in college, after a nasty breakup where I was consumed with heartache. For weeks, I moped around the city playing whack-a-mole against all the feelings of betrayal and hurt that were popping up in my head, but I had taken enough yoga classes at that …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

15-year-old schoolboy develops test for Alzheimer's disease

Krtin Nithiyanandam has developed a test which could not only pick up the early signs of Alzheimer's disease but potentially stops it spreading further<p>A 15-year-old British boy has developed a potential test for Alzheimer’s disease which could allow the condition to be diagnosed 10 years before the …

23 Protein Shake Recipes for Weight Loss From Eat This, Not That!

Packed with essential nutrients that keep your skin, hair, bones and heart healthy, there’s virtually no prep work or cleanup with shakes. But not …

8 Things That Make You Happier: Backed by Research

Wouldn’t you love a real list of things that make you happier? Here’s what scientific research says will work:<p><b>1) Thank Someone</b><p>First thing in the …

12 Powerful Habits of the Super Successful and Wealthy That You Need to Adopt | Inc.com

Success does not happen by luck, and wealth does not happen by accident--those who have built wealth and success have deliberate habits that make them more productive and effective. To emulate these habits, we must train ourselves and be focused; we must take our bad habits and replace them with …

Self-improvement

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

9 Foods You Should Never Attempt to Eat

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Many foods have been heavily promoted as being healthy when they are nothing more than pernicious junk foods. In the featured article, …

Download 110 Free Philosophy eBooks: From Aristotle to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein

by Dan Colman, Open Culture: http://www.openculture.com/2014/11/download-110-free-philosophy-ebooks-from-aristotle-to-nietzsche-wittgenstein.html<p>Just …

Depression And Bipolar Disorder May Be More Similar Than We Realized

Feeling as though you're walking around with your head in a fog can be a frustrating symptom of some psychiatric disorders.<p>And as a large new study shows, those feelings of brain fog aren't all in your head. University of Michigan research confirms that "fuzzy thinking" is indeed a symptom of …

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Babies

Have you noticed all the stressed babies? Maybe one in 30 I see has glowing eyes, which I take as a sign of thriving. What's up? Perhaps ignorance …

Depression

Regular Sadness vs. Depression<p>It's natural to feel sad, down, or discouraged at times. We all feel these human emotions, they're reactions to the …

19 Best Productivity Resources To Get Things Done

These days, there’s no shortage of web resources to choose from. And although options are wonderful, they can also be the bane of our existence. Too …

Why living in the moment is impossible: Decision-making memories stored in mysterious brain area known to be involved with vision

The sought-after equanimity of "living in the moment" may be impossible, according to neuroscientists who've pinpointed a brain area responsible for …

2 ways to get guaranteed retirement income

<i>My wife and I have about $1 million in stock and bond funds in 401(k)s, IRAs and other retirement accounts, but are wondering whether to buy an annuity when we retire within the next few years. Do you think that's a good idea?--Scott C.</i><p>Ask advisers this question and the answer may depend on how the …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

These foods will make you smarter

<b>(CNN) —</b> You don't need another degree to boost your brainpower at work. According to one author and neurologist, if you want to work smarter, you have to eat smarter.<p>"The answer to a sharp brain is in the gut," says Dr. David Perlmutter, whose latest book, "Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes To …