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Where to Get the Best Sandwich In Every State

From sea to shining sea—and ham to melted cheese.<p><i>This story was written by our friends at Spoon University.</i><p>There is nothing more freeing than being able to hold an entire meal in the palm of your hand and know that a superb variety of flavors and textures await you with every bite. Okay, maybe not …

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This breakthrough could help scientists see exactly how depression, Alzheimer's, and autism transform our brains

There are approximately 86 billion neurons in a human brain, one of the most intricate known structures in the universe. These brain cells all communicate constantly with each other using perhaps 100 trillion synapses, the messaging points between brain cells where signals can pass from one neuron …

The 1 True Way to Know If You're a Narcissist

It's not so easy to identify these traits in ourselves. Here's how to do it.<p>Narcissism: "Extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type." <i>--Oxford English Dictionary</i>.<p>Surely, few people would want to be classified as …

Researchers just doubled what we know about the map of the human brain

Scientists like to say the human brain is the most complex object in the universe — three pounds of fluid and tissue, about which we understand only a fraction.<p>That fraction just grew dramatically.<p>In a study published Wednesday online in Nature, a team of researchers more than doubled the number of …

The Brain

The 10 Best Places To Dine In New Orleans Right Now

As a culinary center of the South, it seems as if a new restaurant opens in New Orleans every other week, and all of them offer stiff competition. So …

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While even the most basic of recipes typically turns out delicious food, D.C. restaurants have for years made fried chicken their own. Some establishments provide comforting, by-the-book bites of crispy bird, while others strive to put their stamp on the picnic favorite.<p>A word of warning: This list …

Washington D.C.

You Won’t Believe How Amazing This Chicken Is…

Spicy Thai Chicken Skillet<p>Save<p>We can’t say enough good things about this dish. Inspired by a Thai classic that’s got amazing flavors, we took the …

The Actual Link Between Quality Sleep and Success (According to Science) | Inc.com

When most people consider the keys to career success, they think of habits such as diligence, creativity, initiative, ambition, or simply working hard. However, one of the biggest keys to success in business is so simple and basic that it is often overlooked completely: getting a good night's …

Immune System

Hormone Released During Sex Could Lead to Less Binge Eating

From making orgasms better to essentially getting us drunk without a hangover, the “cuddle hormone” has benefits that extend far beyond its evolutionary goal of mother-child bonding.<p>Oxytocin already does so much for our species. From making orgasms better to essentially getting us drunk without a …

Neuromarketing: The Science, Art and Opportunity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What if you could read minds? I'm slowly becoming more and more intrigued by neuromarketing and the science of being able to read a consumer's mind.<p>Although, neuromarketing is nothing new. It’s been decades since advertisers, product …

Why Placebos Really Work: The Latest Science

New evidence suggests the fake drugs may cause changes in the body, not just the mind<p>Scientists are finding a growing number of ways placebos appear to bring about real health benefits in patients.<p>The research could someday lead to increased use of placebos—substances that have no apparent …

Medicine

Scientists Get Closer to a Cure for OCD

New research by Duke University suggests there may be an eventual treatment for the disease.<p>Someday, the show <i>Monk</i> might not make any sense to us.<p>Brain scientists at Duke University tested lab mice who were bred with a low level of a brain receptor and found that they would excessively groom …

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Mathematicians may have found an answer to the longstanding puzzle as to why we have evolved to cooperate

Why do we feel good about giving to charity when there is no direct benefit to ourselves, and feel bad about cheating the system? Mathematicians may …

Mathematics

Scientists Have Discovered Never-Before-Seen Vessels in The Brain

"They'll have to rewrite the textbooks."<p>Scientists in the US have discovered a new series of lymphatic vessels in the body that link the brain to the …

Neuroscience

How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

This could lead to the creation of truly intelligent AI.<p>How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using …

3 Methods Science Recommends for Motivating Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a 2013 Gallup study covering the US market, “70 percent of workers are not engaged in their jobs.” With this startling statistic in mind, many managers wish they could understand what triggers employee motivation, especially …

The truth behind testosterone: why men risk it all

How do hormones such as testosterone and cortisol affect our ability to work, rest and play? A stock-market trader turned neuroscientist has the …

New Zealand Rugby

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Psychology can help us understand the warped logic of revenge

Most people want to believe that the world is a fair place. But recent violence in the US—including the police killings of African-American men Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the subsequent murder of five police officers in Dallas—have made the reality of injustice in American society …

Psychology

The complex circumstances that defined your gender

Scientists are only just getting to grips with the complicated interplay of genes, hormones and life experience that come to shape our identity.<p>Are you a man or a woman? The chances are you have a strong feeling either way; probably one that’s been with you since infancy and corresponds to your …

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“Children need some stress in their lives”: The new science of resilience

The landscape of the Hawaiian islands is as idyllic as a postcard: long, sandy beaches, hibiscus flowers, clear waters of tropical fish and coral reefs. When you arrive at the airport the air is warm and ukulele music is piped out at you. Flower garlands are for sale.<p>There are hundreds of islands …

Psychology

Can Attachment Theory Explain All Our Relationships?

The stage is set: a room with two chairs and some toys on the floor. A mother and her 1-year-old baby enter and begin the Strange Situation, a …

Parenting

The Art of Persuasion: Dan Pink on Motivational Interviewing

It’s not quite a <b>trick</b>, but it sure <b>works:</b> Asking the <b>right questions</b>. Questions can be the <b>difference</b> between <b>stating</b> what you think someone should think …

Marijuana Use Dampens Brain's Response to Reward Over Time

<i>Summary: A new long term study of young marijuana users tracks the brain’s response to reward over time. The findings indicate a lower response to</i> …

Neuroscience

'Unbroken Brain' Explains Why 'Tough' Treatment Doesn't Help Drug Addicts

Tough love, interventions and 12-step programs are some of the most common methods of treating drug addiction, but journalist Maia Szalavitz says they're often counterproductive.<p>"We have this idea that if we are just cruel enough and mean enough and tough enough to people with addiction, that they …

Drug Addiction

People with anger disorder have decreased connectivity between regions of the brain

Regions of the white matter skeleton in which connectivity in IED subjects was significantly lower than healthy controls (Image: Lee, et al, …

The Brain

Machine Learning Algorithm Spots Depression in Speech Patterns

It may wind up being a powerful tool in assessing difficult-to-diagnose conditions.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern California have developed a new machine learning tool capable of detecting certain speech-related diagnostic criteria in patients being evaluated for depression. Known as …

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

Mystery of what sleep does to our brains may finally be solved

It is one of life’s great enigmas: why do we sleep? Now we have the best evidence yet of what sleep is for – allowing housekeeping processes to take …