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Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

Engineering

This Is Where Self-Esteem Lives In The Brain (PHOTO)

Researchers at Dartmouth College have identified a region of the human brain that seems to predict a person's self-esteem levels.<p>It's called the frontostriatal pathway, and the stronger and more active it is in the brain, the more self-esteem someone has. The findings, published online in the …

How these social robots are helping autistic kids

At the Duck’s Nest preschool in Oakland, Calif., a fluffy blue robot asks a group of toddlers, “I want to be your friend. Will you please be my friend?”<p>Robotics experts are testing this low-cost and affable robot, called Romibo, at schools across the country. According to its creator, Aubrey Shick, …

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Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

He's nearly 80 and his Family is smaller, but darkness still surrounds America's most notorious criminal<p>In California's San Joaquin Valley, about …

Creative Parents Stage Dinosaur Toy Scenes, Convince Kids They're Alive at Night

Each year, writer Refe Tuma and his wife turn the month of November into <i>Dinovember</i>–thirty days of their children's plastic dinosaur toys coming to life at night and doing as they please, or at least that's what the creative couple tells their tiny tots. Each night when the Tuma kids go to bed, …

Kids

The Brew: Wicked Weed, a North Carolina Brewery Worth the Visit

Of course, Serenity was first on our list of beers to try. As we sat there talking and tasting, Walt swirled his glass and inhaled deeply. “We brewed …

Depression may accelerate the aging process of our cells, study finds

Depression harms more than just the mind: research has linked the ailment with a host of physical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, fascinating new research suggests that depression might also accelerate the aging process at a cellular level.<p>In a study published …

5 Ways Our Unconscious Reacts to Rejection | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

However much we would like to avoid them, rejections are a regular part of life. We get ignored by neighbors, out posts don’t get ‘liked’ on …

A Kangaroo And Wombat Form An Absolutely Adorable Friendship

Some of the best friendships are the product of the most unlikely pairings. Case in point? The union of Peggy the wombat and Anzac the kangaroo. …

How To Make The Perfect Poached Egg And Never End Up With A Sloppy Mess Again (PHOTOS)

Listen. Poached eggs are delicious, and I doubt you need to be convinced of that. What you <i>do</i> need to be convinced of, however, is that poaching eggs is easy. Before you start throwing things at your screen, just hear us out.<p>For some reason, many home cooks seem to be paralyzed by a fear of poaching …

If You’re Happy and You Know It, Baby Knows It Too

It may seem like infants are tiny blobs of burps and poop -- but research is beginning to show how babies understand emotional states, from scary faces to threatening barks and sad music.<p>Ross Flom, professor of psychology at Brigham Young University, has looked at emotional affect and babies over a …

Using Giant Mirrors to Light up Dark Valleys

The villages of Rjukan, Norway, and Viganella, Italy, are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to six months every year. To illuminate those darker winter months, the two towns have built gigantic mirrors that track the sun and reflect daylight downwards. …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Infographic: Just How Dangerous Is The Dye In Your Food?

Americans still consume food dyes banned elsewhere–charted here as the cause of some serious health issues.<p>They used to put cocaine in Coca Cola. Vegetables were once routinely covered in deadly DDT. Ever wonder what poisons you eat that will make future generations look back in horror?<p>In case you …

Social psychologists say war is not inevitable, psychology research should promote peace

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>In a new review of how psychology research has illuminated the causes of war and violence, three political …

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How to Ask Yourself Great Questions

In my life coaching training program, one of my first homework assignments was to make a list of 100 <i>empowering questions</i> we could ask clients in …

Self-improvement

The Art Of Self-Love | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We spend many years learning and practicing the art of self-hate. Hating our bodies, our thoughts and our feelings, we walk through life under a …

Outsourcing

3 Ways to Un-Busy Yourself: What Saying No Taught Me | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>When we take on projects that don’t feel right, we’re stressed.</i><p><i>When we agree to another coffee date, we run out of time.</i><p><i>When we pack in too many</i> …

Time Management

5 Reasons Why Blaming Never Works! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Blaming others for anything that goes wrong in our lives is what comes handy to us. In those situations where we don’t prefer to take the call of …

Self-help

Feeling down? Try These Body Actions to Counter the Feeling | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you feeling down? How many times have you felt down, or start to feel sad and just wanted for it to pass, to go away? I know I have.<p>For a lot of …

The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science.<p>However, according to psychologists such as Daniel …

What If I Told You There's No Such Thing as Failure? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>We live in a world in which we’ve been taught that we’re constantly being judged.</b><p>From the moment we begin to understand language we’re taught that …

5 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

One of the most common complaints in the workplace (and even at home) is a failure to communicate effectively.<p>Oftentimes, people are quite vocal …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …