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Studies Show the Benefits of Sarcasm. No Joke | Inc.com

"Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit but the highest form of intelligence." Oscar Wilde.<p>It may have taken a number of years, but research now suggests that Wilde was correct in his analysis of sarcasm. In fact, neuropsychologists are encouraging people not to avoid and condemn appropriate sarcasm in …

The Brain

Want to 'train your brain'? Forget apps, learn a musical instrument

The multimillion dollar brain training industry is under attack. In October 2014, a group of over 100 eminent neuroscientists and psychologists wrote an open letter warning that “claims promoting brain games are frequently exaggerated and at times misleading”. Earlier this year, industry giant …

The Brain

The 40 Books That Saved My Life

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.<p>These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.<p>…

Marc Chagall https://t.co/upfKQjei3F

Friendship Francesco Clemente, italian painter 1991 https://t.co/hFpkDJtLTc

Henri Matisse "Fleurs", 1918. San Diego Museum of Art. https://t.co/DjehUUTOOt

Pablo Picasso https://t.co/yLUbYhC07x

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

4 Ways to Live a Happier Life, According to Research

Much of being an adult is about controlling your emotions — or even dampening them.<p>But in the end, you want all these adult-y things you do to lead …

How To Find Happiness In Your Life - 10 Ways To Get Happier - OLBlog

<b>Happiness!</b> There isn’t a single human being who doesn’t want to be happy, and for many, it is the primary pursuit in life. While happiness is defined …

How to Be the Best Version of Yourself

6 practical ways to consistently bring excellence into your life.<p>Motivation can be a fickle concept. We're all go-getters at some point. We're also all slackers at other times. Admit it...<p>When we're confronted with unrealistic demands, how will we react? Can we sustain optimal performance? …

Facebook's fake news problem in one chart

There's been a lot of discussion over what role Facebook and its proliferation of fake news played in Donald Trump's election victory. In the same week where "post-truth" was chosen as the word of the year, even President Barack Obama said that the rise of patently false, politically charged …

Signal makes it easier to verify the privacy of your chats

One of Signal's privacy advantages is that it not only encrypts your conversations, but gives you simple proof that those discussions are truly secret -- you just have to compare a set of digits or scan a QR code. Those safety numbers aren't always easy to use, however, and that has led to people …

How “Candy Crush” is ruining the economy

The video game’s makers want to trademark the word “candy.” Behold: The sorry state of intellectual property law<p>Anyone who has played the game "Candy Crush Saga" for more than a few minutes has probably, at least on a subconscious level, grappled with the bankrupt soul of modern video-game …

New Research Claims Bing Is Censoring China Search Results Globally

It is pretty commonplace for foreign media firms to censor sensitive content in China, given the country’s stringent Internet controls. However, the latest research from Chinese Web monitoring service GreatFire claims that Microsoft’s search engine Bing is censoring China-related information not …