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6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making | Inc.com

Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. It's been nudging them to keep us alive. Those aren't always the same thing.<p>If our brains were bad at …

Critical Thinking

This 3-minute animation will change the way you see the universe

Carl Sagan told us that there are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on all of the Earth's beaches. At the same time, there are more H 2 O molecules in just 10 drops of water than there are stars.<p>Ranging from the unimaginably small to the unimaginably big, the scale of the …

Universe

What your mindless daily habits reveal about you, according to science

You can't make blanket statements, like "All people who cut up their food into tiny pieces are neurotic."<p>You also can't make definitive statements about individual people, like "You talked about yourself this entire conversation, so you're obviously a narcissist."<p>What you can do is look into the …

Psychology

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Cooking

Exercise Changed This Neuroscientist’s Life And Now She Wants To Change Yours

New research is increasingly discovering the benefits of physical exercise for the brain.<p>Devoted to solving intricate physiological questions about the brain for almost her entire adult life, Wendy Suzuki, a neuroscientist at New York University, was proud of her work. But the long hours dedicated …

The Brain

This Simple Approach Cures Procrastination Forever

Want to stop struggling with yourself and start getting things done?<p>You know what you need to accomplish. You sit down at your desk at the start of the day fully intending to do it. Or at least make meaningful headway toward your goal. But by the time you finally leave the office in the evening, …

Are You Still Doing Planks? You Need to Try This Workout Instead

<i>Feel like taking your planks to a whole new level? Our friends at Shape show us how to take it up a notch through crawling.</i><p>Planks are hailed as the Holy Grail of core exercises — not only because they carve your core, but because they recruit other muscles all over your body. As amazing as they may …

Workouts

A three-bed house with £500 energy bills? How you too can slash your costs

The overnight low in West Kirby on the Wirrall was around 5C last night. Yet in Colin Usher’s home the temperature is a comfy 20c-21C – despite the fact he has not turned on the heating once this autumn. Even in the depths of winter, the house uses a fraction of the energy that most British homes …

Home Improvement

From super-pills to second skin: meet the Willy Wonka revolutionising medicine

Robert Langer’s trailblazing research in nanotechnology, which ranges from haircare to cancer treatments, has already improved the lives of at least 2 billion people<p>Robert Langer seems incredibly well adjusted for a man with transatlantic jetlag. And, for that matter, for someone who struggled for …

Medicine

This humble home appliance could be San Francisco’s secret climate weapon

In praise of unsexy clean energy technologies.<p>When it comes to clean energy, a few sexy technologies — solar panels, electric cars — get all the headlines. I blame you, the reading public. That’s what you click on!<p>But the workhorses of the clean energy transition, especially in the early years, are …

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

Set-it-and-forget-it savings tools to quit living paycheck to paycheck

The simplest financial tools might be just what you need to lift yourself out of living paycheck to paycheck — no willpower required.<p>Almost half (46%) of Americans say they are too strapped to come up with an extra $400 in an emergency, a gloomy statistic revealed by a recent Federal Reserve study. …

Personal Finance

How To Trick Your Brain To Slow Down Time

You may not be able to warp space-time, but you can use these two psychological processes to slow your perception of time.<p>“Where did the time go?” is a question we often ask ourselves. The average life span in the U.S. is 79 years, but some people do a lot more living than others while they’re …

Here's How to Get Completely Tax-Free Early-Retirement Income

Image source: Getty Images.<p>If you're reading this, then I congratulate you. To even consider early retirement, you need to know the value of figuring outhow much money you need to be happy,spending less than you earn, and investing the difference. The problem, however, is that once you save up …

Retirement

The 15-minute HIIT workout to target arms

Turning your arms workout into a high-intensity interval session makes the most of your time in the gym, both with a shorter bout overall (you need …

Narcissists Make Good First Impressions, But Emotionally Intelligent People Make More Friends

A new study examines two personality traits and how they affect your ability to form and maintain good relationships.<p>Most leadership advice these days plays up the importance of emotional intelligence--or the ability to process social cues and approach relationships with empathy. So why is it that …

Make Cabinets the Easy Way

Okay, let’s hear ’em—your excuses for not making those cabinets you could use everywhere from your kitchen to your workshop: “Oooh, they have doors.” …