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10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

Happiness

If You Want to Remember This, Go for a Run 4 Hours From Now

For lots of different reasons — like that you sit at your desk all day or that the psychological discourse has a sneakily pervasive insistence that …

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When You’re Anxious

How to locate the “off” switch to your jitters.<p>Source: Champion studio/Shutterstock<p>The human brain is good at creating anxiety. The good news is that …

Self-improvement

How to Make Good Decisions: 4 Secrets Backed by Research

Life would be a lot easier if we just knew how to make good decisions. Research shows we all make a lot of bad ones.<p>With careers:<p>More than half of …

Peter Drucker

How a Nap Can Improve Your Memory by 33 Percent

Proving Arianna Huffington's point, a new study shows that the nervous system is active even when we're asleep<p>While in graduate school at Harvard Dr. …

Sleep

I asked 7 top psychologists to tell me what blows their mind — here are their answers

In May, I flew to Chicago for the Psychological Science convention.<p>If you're at all inclined to nerd out over the study of human behavior (nope, not …

Psychology

Is psychology really in crisis?

Modern psychology is apparently in crisis. This claim is nothing new. From phrenology to psychoanalysis, psychology has traditionally had an uneasy …

Psychology

David Duchovny’s “Lick My Face” Challenge to Aid Zero-Kill Effort

Today, actor David Duchovny (<i>The X-Files</i>, <i>Aquarius</i>) launches the “Lick My Face” campaign to support the nonprofit organization, Target Zero. In a new …

David Duchovny

The Inconsistencies Of Memory

"Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were." -- Marcel Proust<p>Proust's <i>In Search of Lost Time</i> is perhaps the most famous exploration of memory, with associations sparked by sensory cues like the famed madeleine. Our memories are fundamental to our sense of …

The Brain

How I learned to live with my anxieties

Print<p>'I don't think I can do it," I said to my husband.<p>"Do what?" he replied, baffled.<p>"I don't know, I just--" I paused, struggling and failing to …

E3 2016: What Is The NX? Digging Into Nintendo’s Big Secret

What is it? Nintendo’s latest gaming system might just be the best-guarded secret in the entertainment world.<p>When 50,000-odd attendees crowded into the Los Angeles Convention Center last week for E3, there was an elephant in the room. The gaming industry’s annual confab and new release showcase was …

Opinion: Nintendo Is On The Verge Of A Renaissance

Following Nintendo’s well-received E3 demo of <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>, one writer looks at how E3 2016 could mark the start of a …

Gaming

The Secret Life Of Pets review: the cat's whiskers or a bit of a dog?

​Don't trust the fluffy bunny.<p>Talking animals in animated films are hardly something new. They were Disney's thing long before most of us were even …

Pets

Couples who share housework fairly have more sex, research finds

Couples who share household chores fairly have more sex than those who stick to sexist stereotypes, new research has found.<p>A paper, which is due to …

Social Sciences

Could Boston’s cat cafe dreams finally come true?

Cat people rejoice! The hub of the universe might finally see its first cat cafe by early next year.<p>PURR Cat Cafe would be a place to mingle with and …

Pets

bacteria to help clean up future oil spills?

Can we harness bacteria to help clean up future oil spills?<p>In 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil spill released an estimated 4.2 million barrels of oil …

Apple reportedly pulls legacy MacBook Pro, making space for new models

The legacy MacBook Pro, the one with a spinning disc drive and a low-res screen, may soon be replaced by a new generation of machines.<p>Apple only sells one laptop with an optical disc drive and a spinning hard drive -- and that laptop may not be long for this world. The 13-inch unibody MacBook Pro, …

MacBook Pro

Apple Leak Confirms 'Edgeless Display' New iPhone

The Wall Street Journal has a superb record with Apple scoops and now it has information on what looks set to be the most exciting iPhone yet…<p>Lifting the lid, the WSJ explained:<p>“Apple plans bigger design changes for 2017, the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. Those changes could include an …

Mobile Technology

Zelda: Breath of the Wild pushes Wii U hardware to the limit

Drawing perhaps the longest queue in E3 history, it's fair to say that The Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild was quite the crowd pleaser at the …

Breath of the Wild

Brain Science Says This 1 Habit Can Hugely Improve Your Memory

Want something you just learned to stick long-term? Take a break, and then do this.<p>Whether you're memorizing your biz pitch or have just learned 25 new names at a networking event, remembering it all is hard. It's become especially difficult as we sink deeper into the multitasking hole, which …

The Brain