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10 SIGNS A WOMAN WANT TO SLEEP WITH YOU

We know that as males, our wild instincts will tell us to turn on, remove our pants, and jump in bed with her. Just wait yet! If she isn’t ready to …

Relationships

Are You the Same Person You Used to Be?

How much have you changed in the past ten years? Your body has aged, and you have some different memories, beliefs, and attitudes. But many of your …

Neuroscience

Bad News for Kissers: Mono Virus is Actually Linked to 7 Other Diseases

Celibacy's looking pretty great right now.<p>Getting mono is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it means you have someone to kiss, or at least swap …

Multiple Sclerosis

Can a Wandering Mind Make You Neurotic? - Facts So Romantic

<i>The connection between inner thought and neuroticism feeds the myth of the suffering creative genius.</i>Woman with wax tablets and stylus (so-called …

Tablets

The Biggest Myths about Mary Magdalene

Imagine devoting your time and money to supporting a fledgling religious movement only to have history remember you as one of its greatest whores?<p>At …

Theology

Man eats world's hottest chilli pepper – and ends up in hospital

Carolina Reaper appears to have narrowed the arteries in the competitive eater’s brain, causing a series of thunderclap headaches<p>A man who took part in a chilli pepper eating contest ended up with more than he bargained for when he took on the hottest pepper in the world.<p>After eating a Carolina …

Weight Loss

10 apps parents warned to look out for on their children's phones

Police have urged parents to check their children's phones in a warning about 10 apps that should be "off-limits".<p>The list was created by an American …

Apps

10 Things You Didn't Know About WW I

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, one of the bloodiest conflicts in world history. To mark it, RCH has been …

World History

5 Ways Your Brain Plays Tricks On You

Your brain is a wondrous thing, but it's certainly not perfect. Sometimes it forgets important details, such as your overdue dentist appointment or a …

Self-help

50 Common Cognitive Distortions

Becoming mindful of these common cognitive distortions will help you understand yourself and other people better, and improve your decision making.<p><b>1.</b> …

Psychology

Why Are Religious People (Generally) Less Intelligent?

Catching up on my Xmas readings, I dived into the recent meta-analysis on the negative correlation between IQ and religious beliefs, which, at least …

Psychology

How Culture Affects Depression

<i>"All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,"</i> Leo Tolstoy.<p>Poets and philosophers have long mused about the universal …

Psychology

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

Sweet teen comedy 'Love, Simon' offers a lot to love

It’s a coming-out, coming-of-age charmer of the highest order.

Vinyl Records

I have nothing bad to say about "Love, Simon" because it actually *is* a perfect movie

Movies are supposed to make you feel things, whether good or bad, but it’s not every day that a movie wraps you up in a big hug. Honestly, movies …

What Stephen Hawking said about God, his atheism — and his own death | Toronto Star

In Hawking’s writings about the universe’s origin, he and co-author Leonard Mlodinow posited in the 2010 book, <i>The Grand Design</i>, that the big bang was …

Ancient Humans Had Sex With More Than Just Neanderthals, Study Shows

There's another mysterious species in our ancestry.<p>We rarely portray Neanderthals, our close relatives, as telegenic. Museum exhibits give them wild …

Papua New Guinea

This Is Why We Love the One We Love

Are there any good reasons why we fall in love with one person rather than another? To answer, we need to distinguish between <i>explanatory</i> (or causal, …

Love

Elizabethan England’s relationship with the Islamic world

The first stories of the Islamic faith entered England with the Crusades, but what is known of Elizabethan England’s longstanding encounter with the …

Think Small Changes Won't Help? Here Are 4 That Will Transform Your Mental Health

We’re all familiar with the goals so many of us set to support and improve our physical health, like going to the gym or trying an elimination diet. …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

There's a scientific reason some people are more motivated than others — but it's possible to change

There are mornings when I look over my to-do-list and just keep staring blankly at it. Instead of getting to work, I keep checking my inbox, news feed, and making a fresh cup of green tea. Then I notice the dirty dishes in the kitchen.<p>I get the dishes cleaned up, but there are also those clothes …

Neuroscience

So you want to visit Auschwitz - Birkenau?

Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Krakow was the home to the kings and queens of Poland past. Krakow is one of …

Déjà Vu Isn’t A Premonition, This Study Found, But It Can Make You Feel Like You’re Psychic

I'm not superstitious, but déjà vu will always thoroughly creep me out. I hate that eerie feeling that I'm experiencing something familiar, …

The data show that how we connect with romantic partners changes as we age

If you’re in your 20s or 30s and feel insecure in your relationship, you’re not alone. The good news: it’s likely that things will get better, according to data gathered about people’s attachment styles in romantic relationships.<p>The adult attachment theory, developed in the 1980s by American …

Most people might not be extroverts or introverts but 'ambiverts' — here's what it means to be one

People often categorise themselves into one of two types: an extrovert or an introvert.<p>Stereotypically, extroverts are the life of the party, and like nothing more than socialising with friends and meeting new people. Introverts are happier going home alone and curling up with a book.<p>But as …

Psychology

10 Facts You Need To Know About Emotions

Do you tend to feel things more deeply than do other people? Or are you more on the intellectual end of the spectrum, more in touch with your …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

College Football

Déjà vécu: When déjà vu becomes your reality

One drab afternoon a few years ago something very unusual happened to me.<p>I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I experienced a sudden feeling of vertigo, followed immediately by an overwhelming and intense sense of familiarity.<p>The people around me vanished and I found myself …

Neurophilosophy

How do dreams affect brain disorders?

Research presented at the latest Canadian Neuroscience Meeting connects fascinating insights into the science of dreams with the risk of developing …