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Power & Money

Money

2015: The Year Mental Illness Finally Got Some Respect on TV

Mental health on TV has been enjoying a quiet transformation in recent years, and in 2015, the change grew louder.<i>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i> is using a …

What are prime numbers, and why are they so vital to modern life? - ExtremeTech

By on December 18, 2015 at 10:32 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>If you’ve graduated high-school …

Mathematics

When Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder Combine

Borderline Personality Disorder was so named in the middle of the 20th century to describe a psychiatric disorder thought to be bordering psychosis …

Investigation of optimum roasting conditions to obtain possible health benefit supplement, antioxidants from coffee beans.

2011 Sep;8(3):293-310. doi: 10.3109/19390211.2011.593618. Epub 2011 Jul 11.<p>1School of Biological Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, …

Coffee

Study identifies area of brain that perceives music

Listening to music evokes an intangible emotional reaction, but the neural basis of this reaction is complicated. Pitch, melody, rhythm and other …

Neuroscience

ZfEL Ep. 4: How to Design a Nightly Ritual that Nourishes and Brings Rest to the Mind and Body (Plus Mindfulness of Body Guided Meditation)

The top 20 reasons you're not getting enough sleep

A new survey has found that most Britons are getting far less than the recommended amount of sleep. Are you one of them?<p>Are you getting your recommended eight hours sleep a night?<p>If so - lucky you. A new survey of 1,000 Brits found the average adult is getting just six hours and 36 minutes of sleep …

Sleep

This one personality trait can predict your taste in music

We’re exposed to music for nearly 20% of our waking lives. But much of our musical experience seems to be a mystery. Why does some music bring us to tears while other pieces make us dance? Why is it that the music that we like can make others agitated? And why do some people seem to have a natural …

Psychology

Why people with autism sometimes fail to see 'the big picture'

New findings by Melvyn Goodale from Western University's Brain and Mind Institute, in collaboration with Australian researchers at Swinburne …

Narcissism: its function in modulating self-conscious emotions.

2012 Summer;76(3):211-34.<p>1Department of Bioethics, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Life Sciences, 1-1-1 Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan 860-8556. …

Self-awareness

Neurotransmitter GABA Linked to Autistic Behavior

<b>In a discovery that could offer valuable insights into understanding, diagnosing, and even treating autism, Harvard scientists for the first time</b> …

The Only Useless Emotion

We are born with clean slates. A fresh perspective on the world just waiting to embrace our surroundings and be molded by what we see, taste, touch, and hear. We are born with curiosity, potential, love, and a desire for self-preservation. One thing we are not born with? Shame. However, from the …

Happiness

Effects of environmental noise on sleep.

2012 Nov-Dec;14(61):297-302. doi: 10.4103/1463-1741.104897.<p>1Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M1 5GD, UK. …

Effects of brief and sham mindfulness meditation on mood and cardiovascular variables. - PubMed

OBJECTIVES:<p>Although long-term meditation has been found to reduce negative mood and cardiovascular variables, the effects of a brief mindfulness …

Borderline personality disorder characteristics in young adults with recurrent mood disorders: a comparison of bipolar and unipolar depression. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>In young adults it can be difficult to differentiate between an early bipolar illness and borderline personality disorder. There are …

Welcome

4 Ways to Ensure all Advice You Read Online Ends in Action

I don’t know about you, but over the past few years I’ve read <b>A LOT</b> of stuff online about self-help.So naturally you’d expect me to start bragging …

Self-improvement

The search for the godfather of Bitcoin does not end with Craig Wright

On Tuesday, Wired and Gizmodo independently revealed Craig Steven Wright was the founder of Bitcoin, otherwise known as Satoshi Nakamoto.<p>In the story, both outlets detailed a myriad of evidence that led each to come to the same conclusion, Nakamoto and Wright were the same person. It’s that same …

Stackable Brain Specimen Coasters Reveal a 3D View of the Human Brain | Colossal

<p>The brilliant minds at ThinkGeek just launched this set of 10 glass coasters printed with sequential illustrations of the brain. When stacked in the …

The Brain

Gigster Wants To Be the Uber of Software Development

HughPickens.com writes: <i>Josh Constine writes at TechCrunch that a company named Gigster is trying to bring the Uber business model to software</i> …

6 Surprising Foods and Drinks You Should Never Eat Together

Some foods play really well together. Take these 13 health-boosting food combos, for example. Their chemical compounds merge to create a turbo-charged nutritional symbiosis. It's a beautiful and tasty thing. Other foods, however, don't play so nice together—we're talking combos that leave you …

Nutrition

Treatment Alters Brain Activity in People With Borderline Personality Disorder

<b>According to newly published research, a specialized psychotherapy has been linked to changes in activation patterns in certain areas of the brain in</b> …

Neuroscience

Lose Weight Fasting For 24 Hours Twice A Week

The internet is full of fad diets that are supposedly proven to help you lose weight fast, such as all-fat, no-fat, six-small-meals, cabbage-soup, …

The Languages And Frameworks You Should Learn In 2016

A lot happened in the software development world in 2015. There were new releases of popular programming languages, new versions of important …

JavaScript

Effects of a tart cherry juice beverage on the sleep of older adults with insomnia: a pilot study.

2010 Jun;13(3):579-83. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2009.0096.<p>1Sleep & Neurophysiology Research Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester …

Sleep

Near-Death Experiences are Lucid Dreams, Experiment Finds

In a new exercise by a California organization that studies lucid dreaming, volunteers have been conditioned to dream near-death experiences, …

People Who Cry Often Are Not Weak, But Mentally Stronger

As a culture obsessed with appearance, strength and achievement, it is easy to see why crying is not on the list for most desirable traits. We …

Clinical Trial: Nicotine Patch Shows Benefits in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Using a nicotine patch may help improve mild memory loss in older adults, according to a study published in the January 10, 2012, print issue of</i> …

Dementia

A preliminary study of lamotrigine in the treatment of affective instability in borderline personality disorder.

2009 Sep;24(5):270-5. doi: 10.1097/YIC.0b013e32832d6c2f.<p>1Laboratory for the Study of Adult Development, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, USA. …

Mindfulness