Monica Lynn

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The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my …

Relationships

Maybe Addiction Is More Like a Learning Disorder Than a Disease

When Saturday Night Live aired a skit this weekend riffing on America’s new heroin epidemic—a satirical fake ad for “Heroin A.M.” to help addicts …

Mental Health

The simple, 3-step formula that made Steve Jobs' speeches so compelling

He transformed the often unimaginative product launch into a theatrical production, complete with a cast, sets, props, and music.<p>At the center of it all, Jobs was the showman who used the classic components of narrative to inspire his audiences.<p>Remarkably, Jobs used the same 3-act storytelling …

Steve Jobs

A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

Bloodletting to keep the "humors" in balance was a leading medical treatment from ancient Greece to the late 19th century. That's hard to believe now, in the age of robot-assisted surgery, but "doctors" trusted lancets and leeches for centuries.<p>To Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, the college lecture is …

Pedagogy

5 Surprising Habits of the Most Likable People

Want to be that person who makes and keeps friends easily? Then make a habit of being really likable.<p>Ever wonder what makes some people much more liked than others in social settings? Or why there are certain people who can win over multiple friends without so much as a second thought?<p>Turns out, …

Self-improvement

Company Town Is the Most Twisted Posthuman Novel You've Ever Read

Madeline Ashby took all the conventions of “artificial life form” novels and shredded them with her novel <i>vN</i> and its sequel, <i>ID</i>. Now she’s doing the …

Roast Dry Pasta Before Cooking It To Give It Some Extra Flavor

If plain ol’ pasta isn’t cutting it for you anymore, roasting your dried noodles before you cook them will add an extra dimension of flavor.<p>Annie …

Brain Reading: Brain Scans Show Activity During Normal Reading

<b>Neuroscientists at UC Davis have come up with a way to observe brain activity during natural reading. It’s the first time researchers have been able</b> …

Eye Tracking

The weird food habits of the world's most powerful people

Oligarchs, CEOs, despots, moguls, kings and queens, take heed. When out in public, don’t come across as a fussy, picky crown-wearing ninny. As hard as it is for you Panama loving power-heads, do as others do and toe the ‘normal’ line, okay?<p>I’m looking at you Kazakhstan president Nursultan …

I counsel LGBTI people and know the personal harm a marriage equality plebiscite will cause | Paul Martin

Since the announcement of a marriage equality plebiscite there has been a spike in need for counselling services – this is the human cost of public prejudice<p>I believe most Australians are decent and fair minded. If we witnessed a vulnerable young person being abused and bullied on the bus or across …