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How Does Molecular Action In The Brain Make Thoughts?

I start with a remarkable quote:<p>"The passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought, and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously, we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently any …

The Shift in Mindset That Will Help You Get Out of Debt

Getting out of debt isn’t easy, and while there’s plenty of practical advice to help, the psychological toll is a huge, often-overlooked obstacle. …

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10 TED talks that will teach you how to sound smarter

If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic.<p>Here are TED talks from linguists, literary critics, psychologists, dictionary editors and the word-obsessed that will pique the interest of any verbivore.

TED Talks

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

3 Fat-Blasting 30-Minute Full-Body Circuit Workouts

These circuit workouts will help you shed pounds | iStock.com<p>It’s time to stop just focusing on your belly, arms, and legs. While we can’t offer any …

Learn To Make Korean Food With A Charming Graphic Cookbook

"We are a very 100-percent-or-nothing culture," says Robin Ha, the author of a new graphic cookbook <i>Cook Korean!</i> Cold noodles may be served with ice to keep them frosty. Hot soups are served from a still flaming burner. Fish are often air dried or fermented.<p>For diners with increasingly diverse …

7 HIIT YouTube Workouts That Take You From Zero to Sweat in Record Time

So you’ve decided it’s finally time to get serious about getting in shape. Great work! But just because it <i>is</i> the time doesn’t mean you always <i>have</i> the time. There are tons of yoga, pilates, cardio and strength training workouts available on YouTube (that’s right, no gym necessary), but if you’re a …

How to Make Lunges Feel 5 Times Harder—Without Adding Any Weight

Instantly intensify these old-school exercises during your next leg day<p>Slide your way to stronger legs.<p>In the video above, <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour shows you how to do a reverse lunge, side lunge, and hamstring curl with a mini slide board.<p>Mini slide boards intensify old-school …

30 Salad Recipes for Weight Loss

Whether you are looking for a savory, sweet or even vegan-style salad, we’ve compiled a list of mouth-watering salad recipes that will complement a …

Healthy Eating

The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why You Love Donald Trump

The popularity of the GOP front-runner can be explained by the Dunning-Kruger Effect.<p>Many commentators have argued that Donald Trump’s dominance in the GOP presidential race can be largely explained by ignorance; his candidacy, after all, is most popular among Republican voters without college …

Voting

The best free online business courses starting in June

Memorial Day marks the unofficial kickoff to summer. In business, that means summer hours or "working" from home on Fridays. For some, June is a time to catch their breath.<p>Since the holidays, they've been criss-crossing the country, living out of Drury Inns with 11 p.m. conference calls and 5 a.m. …

University of Illinois

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success

When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people.<p>We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some …

What Makes a Blond Blond? Very Little.

From a biological point of view, your skin and hair color is 1/ 3,200,000,000th of your body’s chemistry. That’s it. We humans may think overmuch about our outsides, but on the inside our DNA is thinking, “Who cares?”<p>After all, you and I are built from a long chain of chemicals, half from our moms, …

How to master the art of decision making

The last part of the decision-making diet is monitoring.<p>Since every person has a personal lifestyle, unique and constantly changing, what works for you might not work for me. That’s why it’s important to monitor your behavior.<p>A research study conducted at Duke University shows that nearly half of …

How liberals invented segregation: The real history of race, equality and our Founding Fathers

<b>Cover detail of "Bind Us Apart" (Basic Books)</b><p>Even for reform-minded Founding Fathers, “separate but equal” was more important than “all men are created equal”<p>Nicholas Guyatt<p>April 24, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation”<p>Edward Coles …

Black History

Burn and Firm: CrossFit Circuit Workout

Jason Todd<p>How This Workout Works<p>Whether you're curious about CrossFit or have already been bitten by this drenched-in-sweat sculptfest, its …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

The cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman uses evolutionary game theory to show that our perceptions of an independent reality must be illusions.<p>As we …

Consciousness

How to Make Korean Fried Chicken Wings at Home

Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, Korean Fried Chicken, which is said to have been invented by one of two Korean restaurant chains (Pelicana Chicken and Mexican Chicken), has expanded from its Seoul origins to achieve international recognition. And it's no wonder why: Doused in a salty-sweet …

What to Do When You Hit A Plateau In Weight Loss, Training, or Exercise

<b>Ugh, the dreaded plateau!</b><p>We’ve all been there. Whether we’re trying to lose weight, add muscle, or even develop a new skill, we hit that point in our …

Earth - Legendary dinosaurs that we all imagine completely wrong

Like many children, I had a severe dinosaur phase. There was a period of my life when I cared more about prehistoric reptiles than pretty much anything else.<p>However, it turns out that much of what I thought I knew is wrong. That is because the prevailing image of dinosaurs has always been a little …

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Universe

Total Inequality

Researchers know that it’s expensive to be poor. But they are only beginning to understand the sum of the financial, psychological, and cultural disadvantages that come with poverty.<p>Two years ago this month, Thomas Piketty published his massive tome on inequality, <i>Capital in the 21st Century</i>. …

Income Inequality

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

The Minimalist's Guide to Eating Well on a Budget

If you are on tight food budget but want to eat in a way that supports a healthy body composition, you’re in luck. <b>Having less to work with is</b> …

Nutrition

The return of eugenics

Researchers don’t like the word – but they're running ahead with the idea, and Britain is at the forefront<p>The only way of cutting off the constant stream of idiots and imbeciles and feeble-minded persons who help to fill our prisons and workhouses, reformatories, and asylums is to prevent those who …

Unicorns really existed, science says

Unicorns really did once walk the Earth, and more recently than we thought, according to new research. However, the unicorns aren’t like the ones you …

Earth - Europe was once home to a wild ape unlike all others

About seven million years ago, human evolution was just getting started in east Africa. But thousands of kilometres to the north, another ape empire was in its death throes.<p>Europe had been home to several species of ape since about 17 million years ago. Some researchers even think important events …

Death By Garlic Recipe

"This is a very flavorful dish that my brothers named Death By Garlic. Warning: If one person has this, you'd better all have some! Beautiful flavor …