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'Students who use shorter sentences get better exam results – here's how to help your class to be concise'

Twitter has recently brought a certain interesting pattern to my attention: the correlation between shorter sentences and higher performance in exams.<p>…

Edgar Allan Poe Published a “CliffsNotes” Version of a Science Textbook & It Became His Only Bestseller (1839)

A fascinating 20th century literary strain, “documentary poetics,” melds journalistic accounts, photography, official texts and memos, politics, and …

Lessons on Creativity and Productivity From the Man Who Wrote 400 Porn Novels

Dramatic career pivots aren’t usually prompted by mail order porn novels. But Andrew Offutt isn’t an ordinary person.<p>After noticing the poor quality …

What is an omniscient narrator? Narrative examples and tips

‘Narration’ means ‘the action or process of telling a story’ (<i>OED</i>). There are many choices for how you narrate a story. For example, whose viewpoint …

How the Brain Reacts to Sleep Deprivation

<i>Summary: Sleep deprivation increases the number of available A1 adenosine receptors, but restorative sleep helps normalize them again, a new study</i> …

Domestic Science: How to Wash a Pillow

I admit, when it comes to pillows, I’m a bit of a princess and the pea. (Or is it Goldilocks?) After all, finding a pillow that’s not too soft or too …

Personal Hygiene

People who sleep soundly all have this one thing in common

Is this why some of us sleep so well?<p>If you've wondered why some lucky people seem to fall asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow and rest …

The Science Behind the Cyberbrain in 'Ghost in the Shell'

When you stick an implant into your head, does your brain cease to be yours?<p>At the heart of both the original manga and the live-action film …

Singularity

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

Biology

Why Deep Breathing May Keep Us Calm

For generations, mothers have encouraged children to take long, slow breaths to fight anxiety. A long tradition of meditation likewise uses controlled breathing to induce tranquillity.<p>Now scientists at Stanford University may have uncovered for the first time why taking deep breaths can be so …

5 Vital Lessons Scientists Learn That Can Better Everyone's Life

Scientific breakthroughs may be rare, but they never take place in an intellectual vacuum. Newton’s recognition that he was standing on the shoulders of giants has never been more true than it is today, where the titans of the past have laid the foundations for our vantage point today. Yet the …

Physics

Your Dog Actually Understands You -- Science Proves It!

Want to Kickstart Your Brain in the Morning? Eat This for Breakfast | Inc.com

Breakfast is a much-debated subject. Whether to have it, what to have in it, and what not to have in it are all hotly contested.<p>The fact is, food is your body's fuel. It not only helps with your metabolism, but eating the right things at the right times can fight disease and help you manage your …

Nutrition

What 'Get Out' Gets Wrong And Right About Hypnotism

That spinning spoon is accurately freaky.<p><b>Spoilers ahead</b><p>We first see Missy Armitage’s (played by Catherine Keener) eerie silver spoon spinning in a …

The Brain

New Books about Mind Control, Mental Rest and Why We Swear

<b>This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society</b><br>by Kathleen McAuliffe<br>Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016 …

Scientists confirm genetics of schizophrenia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Creating an effective treatment for schizophrenia requires a better understanding of its biology, of the genes that cause it. Using technology to illuminate chromosomes, scientists confirmed the underlying genetics of this mental disorder. The identified genetic disruptions occur at a …

Our brains might be programmed to maximize disorder — and consciousness could simply be a side effect

Just like the Universe, our brains might be programmed to maximize disorder — similar to the principle of entropy — and our consciousness could simply be a side effect.<p>The quest to understand human consciousness — our ability to be aware of ourselves and our surroundings — has been going on for …

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

Mindfulness

Tyrannosaurs gain new species and a (scaly) facial makeover

The most famous of all the dinosaurs just gained a new species — and a new look.<p>Unusually well-preserved fossils indicate the face of the newly discovered member of the tyrannosaur clan, Daspletosaurus horneri, was covered with a mask of large flat scales, with smaller patches of armor-like skin …

Blockbusters

Free stuff! 10 things grown-ups know you should never pay for if you don't want to

You've been told there's no such thing as afree lunch. And when it comes to housing and getting a college degree and health care: Maybe not.<p>But what …

Astonishing Pen & Ink Masterpiece by Manabu Ikeda

During 3.5 years, Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda worked 10 hours per day, painting his giant ink picture. This massive masterpiece is called Rebirth …

The best gray paints, recommended by experts

This anything-but-gloomy shade continues to dominate interiors<p>Grays are so popular, they populate interiors like so many thunderclouds in a stormy sky. The color, once considered somber and gloomy, is seemingly America’s favorite neutral and, unlike those cumulonimbus rain clouds, it shows no signs …

Interior Design

How Left-Handed People Think And Feel Differently

Being a leftie is far from a disadvantage.<p>Lefties historically have had a tendency to get left behind. Until relatively recently, being left-handed was stigmatized, sometimes as an abnormality or sign of weakness. Left-handed children were forced to learn to write with their right hands, often to …

11 Habits of Happy People That Anyone Can Adopt

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book or a relaxing day on the …

The strange psychology of stress and burnout

You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key.<p>As a neonatal nurse, Jennifer Welker learned to thrive under stress.<p>Rather than allowing the pain of handling a sick infant to affect …

Psychology

Anime Meets European Art Nouveau in Blossoming Female Portraits

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg display never-before-seen works at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>The sensual female characters of Asian American artists Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg take over the halls of the Thinkspace Gallery in a dual …

Stunning Views as 'Supermoon' Orbits Closest to Earth Since 1948

8 Short Architectural Texts You Need To Know

<b>Update:</b> <i>We've added links to help you find these books for purchase and, in 5 of 8 cases, tracked down a way you can read them online for free!</i><p>Quality …