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Culture: Cultivate the muse

This article was originally published in the journal <i>Nature</i><p>Creative writing can enrich scientists' research.<p>Molecular biologist Gaia Bistulfi writes …

Creative Writing

Can Quantum Theory Attract a Better Life?

There are many notions that suggest our thoughts have power. Whether these thoughts are kept to ourselves or kept internal is irrelevant. If it …

The Surprising Truth About the Power of #Now

<i> Are you overwhelmed and stressed?</i><i>Stuck?</i> <i>Finding it difficult to make decisions?</i>Dr. Max McKeown is known as an author, a strategist, and a speaker. …

Self-improvement

How to Love a Woman who Scares You.

<i>“Does she scare you a little? Good. She should make you fear her love, so that when she lets you be a part of it, you won’t take it lightly. She</i> …

Relationships

You Don’t Outgrow the Effects of an Alcoholic Parent

Alcoholism has a lasting impact on children.<p>Most of the adult children of alcoholics who I know underestimate the effects of being raised in an …

Self-help

13 Hidden Signs You're Highly Empathetic But You May Not Even Notice That

Have you been hearing the word “empathy” everywhere? Have you wondered how empathy or an empathetic person is defined? To put it simply, it is the …

Empathy

Why Empaths Feel Drained Around Fake People

Humans with heightened emotional sensitivity were officially identified in 1991 by psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron. She discovered that between 15-20% …

Self-help

Science Says Being Highly Sensitive Is A Matter Of Genes, Not Personality

“A sensitive soul sees the world through the lens of love”<p>–Cheryl Richardson<p>Highly sensitive people (HSP) are a gift to mankind. Though often …

Psychology

Prepare Yourself to Ride Anything With These 6 Training Tips

Trainer Dean Gorlich, who trained Rebecca Rusch and Patrick Sweeney to ride up Mount Kilimanjaro, outlines the ultimate training plan for cyclists.<p>When ultra-endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch and professional adventurer Patrick Sweeney decided to ride up Mount Kilimanjaro to benefit World Bicycle …

15 Things My Wife Does That Make Me Fall In Love With Her Again

<i>By Jonathan Brent Butler</i><p>My wife and I dated for nearly eight years before deciding to tie the knot three years ago. I've had lots of time to reflect on what works for us, and what I can tell you about love is that (to use one of my wife's least favorite phrases) it's a process, one that's aided …

Texting Produces an Entirely New Kind of Brain Wave Pattern

A research team from the Mayo Clinic has shown that text messaging changes the rhythm of brain wave patterns in a way that’s never seen before. The …

Simple Ways To Add Speed & Endurance

Learn the benefits of developing VO2 Max, Lactate Threshold and Running Economy. Photo: ShutterstockOver the past several years, athletes have …

Exercise

The Geekonomics Of Catan

<i>Settlers of Catan</i> (now apparently just “<i>Catan</i>”) was, at least in my perception, the first king of tabletop gaming. The award winning game is …

Board Games

Creativity Is Not Only About The Left Brain, Here’s Why

What do you recall hearing about the right and left brain? Did you learn that the right brain is all about logic and reason, and the left side is all …

Creativity

Curiosity Killed The Cat? No, It Can Save Your Relationship

What makes a great relationship? Having things in common? Having the same goals and aspirations? The ability to keep a sense of humour in adverse …

Creativity

A simple hobby that can help raise your IQ

Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning is actually far more fluid than previously believed.<p>For example, research out of the University of Zurich shows that doing one simple thing can actually raise a person's IQ.<p>And we're not just talking about children, whose …

The Brain

Your "Ideal Partner" Will Always Create Problems

Anyone who finds themselves in a dysfunctional relationship will either try to make their partner "perfect" by changing them, or try to change themselves to be the "perfect" partner.<p><b>Here's the truth:</b><p>Every person is imperfect.<br>• You can't make a person change.<br>• Therefore, you must love an imperfect …

Some people get 'skin orgasms' from listening to music — here's why

The experience is called frisson (pronounced <i>free-sawn</i>), a French term meaning "aesthetic chills," and it feels like waves of pleasure running all over your skin. Some researchers have even dubbed it a "skin orgasm."<p>Listening to emotionally moving music is the most common trigger of frisson, but …

Psychology

Trail Porn for Ultra Runners

Mountain running films let wild loners read themselves into starring roles.<p>There's a kind of man who is most comfortable when he is alone in nature. He may look normal, holding down a job and loving his family, going out for beers after work and making Sunday breakfasts. But he also just likes to …

8 Ways To Make Your Relationship Incredible

We as a society are inundated with messages and expectations about love and marriage. Disney shows us that love is perfect; Prince Charming is real and that women only need a simple slipper fitting to make it magical. Romantic comedies showcase how love might have its challenges, but with the …

How to stop wasting time online and make space for creativity

If most of us, myself included, were completely honest about our balance between consumption and creation, we’d see that it’s pretty out of whack. We consume far more than we create, when it should be the opposite. Every day our consumption diet includes some combination of articles, emails, social …

Productivity