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11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

Psychology

Hanging out with friends in times of stress heals us by rewiring our biology

Whether offering us consolation after the death of a loved one or commiseration when our team loses yet again, our social relationships are invaluable for helping us lead happier, less stressful lives. And humans aren’t alone in this respect. The role of social interactions and bonds in reducing …

Chimpanzees

9 Things You Do That People Use To Judge Your Personality

<i>This article was previously published on Business Insider and written by Mike Nudelman and Shana Lebowitz.</i><p>From the moment two people meet, they’re …

Science Says This Simple Activity Increases the Size of Your Brain

It's so easy, even babies do it. Maybe now we know why.<p><i>Yawning.</i><p>We all do it. But why? Is it because we're bored? Tired? Growing our brains?<p>Say what?<p>That's right. In a paper published on Tuesday, psychologist Andrew Gallup and his colleagues reported on a study of 109 individuals hailing from 19 …

These 6 Free Online Programs to Help You Totally Change Careers

You know how the old saying goes: Never stop learning. And thanks to advances in technology, gaining access to education is easier (and cheaper!) than ever. Another perk to free online education? Getting one step closer to making your career goals even more of a reality. So whether you’re ready to …

Online Education

Your Essential QUOTES Collections of All Time

We enjoy reading quotes. Quotes are really useful because they contain well-expressed wisdom and motivation. Wisdom involves an integration of …

Motivation

The 9 Best Samsung Gear VR Games You Can Play Right Now

Rift versus Vive. Oculus Touch versus Vive wand. It seems like these are the only things you hear about any more in the virtual reality scene. But …

The Difference Between Lust And Long-Time Love, As Told In Comics

If your partner thinks you’re sexy while you eat a burrito in your pajamas, you know it’s true love.🌯💕<p>At the beginning of a romantic relationship, both parties want to impress each other, only showing off what they perceive to be their most desirable traits.<p>But after you’ve fallen in love, …

Dear Selena And Anyone With Panic Attacks: Try This Empowering Mind Trick

<i>This post was originally published for Self-Therapy Month on Techealthiest.</i><p>If you've ever had a panic attack, you would know that the experience is sheer terror.<p>It's so bad that the anticipation of future panic attacks is enough to trigger the panic itself.<p>That's pretty awful to say the least.<p>Throw …

This Is How You Should Use the First 3 Hours of Your Day

While most companies are yet to get the memo, we're slowly starting to accept that a shorter workweek may actually equate to increased performance. …

Time Management

Ten Secrets Of Public Speaking Success

From time to time it’s important to take a step back and put the world of public speaking into perspective. I do take it very seriously, and I am completely passionate about it, but it’s also important to recognize that public speaking is one human activity out of many, we don’t burn people at the …

Public Speaking

Miniature black holes may be hitting Earth once every 1,000 years

First, the good news: You have not been killed by a black hole.<p>The strange news is that it's possible the universe is teeming with microscopic black holes that formed at the dawn of time, all of them hurtling through space like cosmic bullets.<p>Some could weigh nearly as much as Earth's moon, others …

30 Powerful Habits That Encourage Happiness and Mental Strength

Practice any one of these and you'll notice a difference within 90 days.<p><i>What have you tried for 30 days that changed everything? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Leary, Psychotherapist</b> …

This Is The Most Obnoxious Luxury Car Ever

Montreal-based Scaldarsi Motors took a Mercedes Maybach S600 and gaudified the crap out of it with gold, wood, leather, and other bits of supreme …

Visual Studio's most useful (and underused) tips

There was a cool comment in my last blog post (one of many, as always, the comments > the content).Btw, "until I realized that the Solution Explorer …

Unofficial Hey Siri site provides a mega-list of Siri commands

Siri now has so many capabilities that it’s hard to keep track of all the things it can do. You can ask Siri itself, of course, and it will show you a bunch of examples – but those are just a sampling. A new website is aiming to provide a comprehensive list of all the questions and commands Siri …

Science says these 13 tricks will make you a better sleeper

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

10 Human Foods Cats Can Eat

It may be hard for you to resist your cat with a special treat from the dinner table. There are various human foods which are good as well as …

New research suggests that the range and quantity of microbes that live in our guts could have a powerful effect on a range of conditions including depression, MS and obesity<p>A gut full of diverse microbes – bacteria, viruses and fungi – is essential for a healthy mind and body. And evidence is …

Multiple Sclerosis

With big pharma short on solutions, we talk to people pioneering new ways to beat conditions including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia<p>Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy …

Depression

Romania did this one thing and became one of the fastest growers in Europe

They were joined by Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney, both of whom worked at the time in the Gerald Ford administration. The topic at hand was Ford's Whip Inflation Now, or WIN, initiative, which included proposed tax increases.<p>According to Wanniski's version of the story, which he recounted years …

Bacteria from the human nose produces a novel antibiotic which is effective against multiresistant pathogens

A potential lifesaver lies unrecognized in the human body: Scientists at the University of Tübingen and the German Center for Infection Research …

What the Most Successful People Do in the Evening | Inc.com

The importance of good morning habits is a no-brainer. It's common sense that if you wake up early and do good things to ramp your body and mind up for the day, those things will pay off. How we spend our evenings gets a lot less attention, but it's just as important--the time that bridges one day …

Success

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Improve Your Life in Just 3 Minutes a Day | Inc.com

You'd have to be living under a rock not to have been recommended mindfulness meditation by someone in the past few years. Big name entrepreneurs swear by it, whole conferences are dedicated to it, and prominent dissenters have even pushed back against the mindfulness craze (so you know it's really …

Meditation

Male hormone reverses cell aging in clinical trial - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Telomerase, an enzyme naturally found in the human organism, is the closest of all known substances to a "cellular elixir of youth." In a recent …

9 1/2 Secrets Successful People Use to Get the Most From Their Time, Life, and Career

Few would disagree that time management is a critical skill to develop if you want to get the most from your life and career. Without the ability to …