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There is a growing belief that one of the Seahawks' most important players will miss the entire season for a new contract

One of the biggest holdouts in the NFL is threatening to get worse with the start of the regular season just two days away.<p>Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor held out of training camp and preseason to demand a new contract, and there is a growing belief that Chancellor may miss the entire …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels …

Immune System

Scientists say you're still getting smarter in one key area during your 30s

Your ability to process new information peaks around age 18 and then declines rapidly. Your working memory is strongest in your mid-20s.<p>And yet in other ways, you're getting progressively smarter throughout early and mid-adulthood.<p>Recent research suggests that social intelligence, which encompasses …

Eating These Foods May Slow Brain Aging By 7.5 Years

Diet can slow cognitive decline. Pass the berries.<p>Think of blueberries as a brain's best friend. A new study from the Rush University Medical Center found that sticking to what is known as the MIND diet can slow cognitive decline and may reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The …

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Scientists scan the brain to see how stress undermines your diet

If you're trying to lose weight, kick off your diet by relaxing. Stress tinkers with your brain chemistry in ways that make it hard to make healthful food choices and maintain self-control, a new study finds.<p>Study volunteers who endured a somewhat stressful experience were 24% more likely to choose …

Cards linebackers benefiting from Jen Welter's knowledge, intensity

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jen Welter hasn’t even been coaching the Arizona Cardinals inside linebackers for a week and she already has a nickname.<p>"Dr. J," …

8 Tips to Jumpstart Your Productivity and Boost Your Success

Do you find yourself constantly overwhelmed and always running to stay in place? You’re not alone. It’s easy to get lost in the maze of urgent …

Productivity

Here's Why You Should Learn To Practice Mindfuless

Infographic courtesy Information Is Beautiful. Plus three short and relaxing guided meditations to help you get started.

Meditation

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Electric Garbage Trucks: Huge Energy Savings And They Won't Wake You Up In The Morning

If one raises the topic of electric vehicles (EVs), everybody seems focused on Tesla these days. How many vehicles have they sold? Is Apple a would-be competitor? Where’s the stock going? And of course Tesla and its EV brethren have tremendous potential to reduce overall energy consumption and …

How a Mid-Sized Tennessee Town Took on Comcast, Revived Its Economy, and Did It With Socialism

Chattanooga, Tennessee, has provided a model for all American towns who want to see their economies and populations grow quickly. And that model is simple: give sub-par internet providers like Comcast some legitimate competition with publicly-owned municipal broadband networks.<p>"People understand …

If You Have a 401(k) Do You Need an IRA, Too?

The bottom line is you can't really save too much, only too little. So use all the savings and investing vehicles available to you, including both an IRA and your 401(k), to save as much as you can, as early as you can -- and, at the same time, get the maximum tax break. You won't regret it.<p><i>Dear</i> …

Roth IRA

Tuning in on brain waves

<b>Certain neurons act as conductors, suggesting possible therapies for disorders such as schizophrenia</b><p>Like musical sounds, different states of mind are …

Meditation can Grow Your Brain in Just 8 Weeks

A team of researchers led by Dr. Lazar, a neurologist and instructor at Harvard medical school, has discovered that meditating for just 8 weeks can …

Learn how to boost your productivity quickly with GTD and Evernote

Among the many systems available for task and project management, the popular <b>GTD</b> <b>(Getting Things Done)</b> system by David Allen is my personal …

Productivity

This is what happens to your brain when you give up sugar

Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally afflicted, and …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Psychology Around the Net: January 24, 2014

Ever wonder what makes you — and keeps you — a loyal customer? How about ways to strength train your brain? Oh, and speaking of your brain — where …

Mental Health

30 Under 30: The Entrepreneurs Making Healthcare Digital

Our annual list of the best-and-brightest in healthcare and science was so dense that we decided it was time for a spin-out.<p>This year there are two lists: this one, for entrepreneurs who are changing the healthcare space, and a second for pure scientists, which you can find here.<p>The 30 Under 30 in …

Sony streams 'The Interview' online and makes Hollywood history

A bit of Hollywood history unfolded on Wednesday. And it might be a glimpse into the future.<p>The controversial Sony Pictures comedy "The Interview" was released on YouTube, Google Play, the Microsoft Xbox video game console, and a special Web site.<p>The movie, which started streaming online around 1 …