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7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Nobel Prize

How Reading Changes Your Brain Can Actually Make You A Better & More Positive Person

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

There's an African High-Fiber Diet That Can Turn Your Gut Bacteria Into Super Fat Busters

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. As it …

Vaccine Skepticism Linked to Belief in Conspiracy Theories

New research finds that the belief in conspiracies is associated with antivaccination attitudes. Furthermore, the link was found among people …

Don't Look At A Stock's Price

<i>By</i> <i>John Leonard</i><p>Investors do not reason perfectly, and so they fail to make rational decisions. This results in mispricings in financial markets. From …

Dishonest People Seen as Less Competent

Is a person’s moral behavior directly tied to his or her performance at work? Most people believe it is, according to a new study published in the</i> …

The Biggest and Most Damaging Myths About Self-Care: Q&A with Lexi Koch

Today, self-care has become a buzzword, which is good, because it means it’s being talked about more and more. Which also means that many myths have …

Seeing Shadows on Groundhog Day and Most Days?

This morning Punxsutawney Phil, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog, was rousted from his burrow in an enclosure near the town library and transported …

Relationship Breakdowns Are Under Rated

The exemplary marriages we know of have been earned. These relationships are true partnerships, built on foundations of hard-won trust that accrues …

Sexy, Competitive Narcissistic Moms (Pt 1 of 2)

“In this image-conscious age, it is a bittersweet moment for many mothers to confront the fact that their daughter’s beauty eclipses her own,” writes …

4 Solutions to ADHD That You Definitely Haven’t Thought Of

Here on ADHD Millennial, I often talk about things like coping strategies and symptom management. But today, I want to go a step further – I’m going …

What it means to give

February 03, 2018 5:00 AM<br>Earlier last week, I delivered the keynote address at a forum titled Giving Matters, organised by the National Volunteer and …

Philanthropy

Sexy, Jealous Narcissistic Moms (Pt 2 of 2)

As I wrote in Part 1 <i>Sexy, Competitive Narcissistic Moms</i>, “Narcissistic mothers don’t <i>allow</i> their daughters to become women in their own right.” That …

Do I Have ADHD?

“Do I have ADHD?”<p>It’s a question traditionally asked of a person’s family physician, since that’s typically the only healthcare professional with …

16 Ways To Free Yourself From Overthinking

The Greek philosopher Socrates once proclaimed that the unexamined life is not worth living, implying that it is only through self-examination that …

Unleash Your Creative Genius In 15 Minutes A Day

There’s no shortage of advice on cultivating your own creative genius. You’ll find doctrine on everything from music to mindfulness and a host of …

Publications to Pitch (And They Pay!)

Okay, without further ado, here’s my personal list of paying publications to potentially pitch.<p><b>Each title (underlined in bold) links to the</b> …

10 Lazy Home Workouts For When The Gym Is Just Not In The Cards

Getting to the gym is <i>such</i> a freaking struggle, especially when one of your many talents is being lazy. Seriously though, that sweaty environment is …

Obsessively Taking Selfies Might Be an Actual Mental Disorder

Back in 2014, a report - which was fake - circulated around the internet that the American Medical Association had classified obsessive selfie-taking …

Mental Health

Lyosomes and mitochondria chat each other up in cell

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that two key cellular structures, called mitochondria and lysosomes, come into direct contact with …

Psychologist Jordan Peterson says lobsters help to explain why human hierarchies exist – do they?

Hierarchies are everywhere. It is often argued that they are a social construct, invented to allow certain people (such as white men) to have power …

The enduring appeal of conspiracy theories

While some conspiracy theories are largely harmless, others have damaging ripple-effects. With new insights, researchers are getting closer to understanding why so many people believe things which are not true.<p>In certain pockets of America, measles diagnoses have been spreading at previously …

The brain science that could help explain sexual harassment

In 2004, Pamela Smith, now an associate professor of management at the University of California, San Diego, happened upon a clue into what power does to the brain. She was having coffee with a friend who had just changed jobs, going from one advertising firm to another. With that, she moved from …

Psychology

The Creative Brain is Wired Differently

Synchrony between the default mode network and executive control network appear to play an important role in creativity, Harvard researchers report.

Harvard

The Science of Why Swearing Reduces Pain

For a very long time, conventional wisdom held that swearing was not a useful response to pain. Many psychologists believed that swearing would …

Can staying awake beat depression?

Making people stay awake for hours in a hospital may seem an odd way to battle depression – but for some people it is proving a promising therapy. Linda Geddes reports.<p>The first sign that something is happening is Angelina’s hands. As she chats to the nurse in Italian, she begins to gesticulate, …

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

Relationships

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Personal Finance

"Dark Matter" DNA Influences Brain Development

A puzzle posed by segments of 'dark matter' in genomes—long, winding strands of DNA with no obvious functions—has teased scientists for more than a …