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A neuroscientist explains how to fix your bad habits and save more money

Consider a typical American consumer. She gets paid twice a month, pays her bills once a month, goes grocery shopping maybe four times a month, eats three meals a day, and pays off her college loans over 20 years.<p>"All those metrics confuse our brain," Cerf, an assistant professor of marketing at …

Personal Finance

10 ways travel helps you to uncover who you truly are

Who are you really?Some of us will spend a lifetime figuring this out. Others are too afraid to know, preferring to let others tell them who they are …

Family Travel

The Hidden Battle of the Sexes at Work - WSJ

For all the effort employers are pouring into advancing women in the workplace, why are they making so little headway?<p>One big obstacle: Men and women are at odds over whether there even is a problem to begin with.<p>In the same offices and on the same teams, women largely view gender equality as a …

Employment

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer?<p>In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men, the same structure showed more activity when they kept the cash for themselves, a small study …

The Brain

Want to Study Better? Try Distracting Yourself

We’ve all been told that multitasking hinders our ability to learn and retain information, yet we continue to work from noisy coffee shops, listen to …

Lady Gaga

Our obsession with mindfulness is based on limited scientific evidence

Mindfulness practices are promoted at major corporations like Google, offered as psychotherapy via the National Health Service in the UK, taught to about 6,000 school children in London, and widely studied across sub-disciplines of psychological science. And yet there’s still not even a consistent …

Mindfulness

Why it’s good to be full of emptiness

It doesn’t excuse immoral actions, but helps to see clearly what’s actually there<p>If you spend any amount of time reading books on Buddhism, or hanging out with Buddhists, you’re likely to encounter the mysterious idea known as the “doctrine of emptiness”. I’ve never understood it, yet always liked …

Brain Activity

Everyone touts the amazing benefits of mindfulness — but it's not what we think it is, and we don't really know how it works

But a review published today in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science shows the hype is ahead of the evidence.<p>Some reviews of studies on mindfulness suggest it may help with psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress.<p>But it's not clear what type of mindfulness or …

Mindfulness

If You Want Time to Slow Down, Practice Seeing Things With Fresh Eyes

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Self Improvement<p>What Is Beginner's Mind?<p>If You Want Time to Slow Down, Practice Seeing Things With Fresh Eyes<p>Shares<p>You know that sudden …

Sleep Duration May Affect Integrity of Sperm DNA

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified a link between sleep duration in men and the chromosomal health of their sperm.</i><p>Source: Wiley.<p><b>A new study found a</b> …

Neuroscience

What Happens When Machines Know More About People than People Do?

Artificial intelligence may learn to track predispositions and personality traits, turning our inner personalities into a detectible second skin.

Machine Learning

How Dopamine Tells Us Something Isn’t Worth the Wait

A new study reports on the role dopamine plays in decision making.

Neuroscience

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

Chronic use leads to chronic problems.<p>In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic …

Neuroscience

New research finds living near a forest is good for your brain

New European research suggests that living near nature can has a positive effect on the brains of city dwellers and especially on the amygdala, a …

Amygdala

Raising Concerns About a Widely Used Test to Measure Fertility

Michele K. Bourquin, an account executive from Atlanta, was 36 and divorced when she first looked into freezing her eggs.<p>“I knew I wasn’t getting any younger, and my eggs were aging,” Ms. Bourquin said.<p>So she visited a doctor who gave her a blood test that’s often used to check a woman’s egg …

Pregnancy

We’ll be able to inject tiny machines to turn ourselves into superhumans within two decades

Within 20 years, people will be injecting tiny machines into their brains and bodies – and becoming superhuman.<p>That’s according to John McNamara, of …

Scientists witnessed the most spectacular event in the universe, and now we know where gold comes from

In a carefully orchestrated series of press conferences, papers, and journal studies that were sent out together today, scientists from around the …

Scientists discovered people who are highly-intelligent have 52 genes in common

If you aced your SATs, you can thank at least a few of your genes. Scientist analyzed the DNA of 78,308 people. They discovered a link between intelligence and 52 specific genes.<p>The better individuals did in broad intelligence tests, the more frequently these genes appeared. But researchers aren't …

Genetics

An epigenetic key to unlock behavior change

When it comes to behaviour, researchers have moved beyond the "nature versus nurture" debate. It's understood that genes and environment both play a …

Biology

Toronto teen — Dr. Kitty — allegedly posed as plastic surgeon, doled out botched procedure in basement

Posing as a plastic surgeon named Dr. Kitty, a 19-year-old Toronto woman allegedly performed at least one bogus cosmetic procedure that caused an …

This Sunscreen Made Of DNA Gets Stronger The Longer It's In The Sun

The sun is your best friend — until it's your worst enemy. Sit out on the beach too long, and you won't just get a sunburn. You'll literally burn up …

Skin Care

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