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Tetris could be the answer to drug addiction

According to a Plymouth University and Queensland University of Technology study, playing Tetris a few times a day for three minute increments can …

10 Thoughts Anxious People Have Throughout The Day

"Are they laughing at me?"<p>One of the <i>splendid blessings</i> (read: annoying symptoms) of anxiety is having to deal with rapid-fire thoughts that turn into constant worry. Sometimes these thoughts are warranted (“Did I leave the oven on?”), but often they’re totally unfounded (“Does my boss hate me?”) ― …

25 Things You Did Today That Ruined Your Metabolism

<i>by Grant Stoddard</i><p>Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept …

The 36 best ways to burn the most calories in an hour

There's a lot that goes into developing an exercise regimen — meeting your body's needs, finding something you enjoy, and figuring out what will have enough impact to make a difference to your health.<p>If you're crunched for time, one of the ways to measure that is to figure out how much energy a …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …

Happiness

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

Despite all the recent advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, there’s still much about the human brain that we do not know. Here are 8 of the …

Lack of Sleep Impairs An Essential Social Ability - PsyBlog

Why the sleep-deprived can be more lonely and less social.<p>Lack of sleep impairs the ability to read facial emotions, a new study finds.<p>The study …

What Your Dog's Breed Says About You

Paris Hilton's Chihuahua Tinkerbell may be more than just a purse accessory. According to new research, the breed of dog you choose can reflect your …

Pets

Dogs look like their owners – it’s a scientific fact

The canine “mini-me” reveals a narcissistic tendency within us all – a trait that may also be shaping your love life, says David Robson. (Photography by Gerrard Gethings.)<p>Go to any park, and you will see the strange phenomenon of the canine mini-me. Maybe it’s a bearded hipster, accompanied by a …

Pets

A Rockette's Life Beyond the Kick Line

On Monday, December 15, 2014, ELLE.com shadowed Rockette Lindsay Howe as she pulled back the curtain on what it means to headline one of New York City's most iconic shows.<p>"A Juicy jumpsuit," Lindsay Howe recalls, slowly, painstakingly, as she bounds toward her New York City subway stop. She pauses …

Did The Language You Speak Evolve Because Of The Heat?

English bursts with consonants. We have words that string one after another, like angst, diphthong and catchphrase. But other languages keep more vowels and open sounds. And that variability might be because they evolved in different habitats.<p>Consonant-heavy syllables don't carry very well in …

Language

Adorable Cow Who Thinks He Is a Dog Enjoys Relaxing on the Couch & Getting His Chin Scratched

Goliath is an adorable little calf who was rescued by Danville, California-based owner Shaylee Hubbs and her family from a dairy farm that had plans …

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

3 Things People With Depression and Thoughts of Suicide Should Know

On July 14, 2014, Conrad Roy killed himself after reaching out to someone when he was fighting thoughts of suicide. The local authorities released a …

Mental Health

Stop educating students for jobs that won't exist

The robots are coming – and they may put your friendly neighborhood retail staffer out of work.<p>Home-improvement superstore Lowe's recently began employing robot sales assistants in some of its stores. The robots can answer questions in multiple languages and take customers directly to what they're …

Baby boomers will be brain scanned to unlock secrets of dementia

In a landmark study, 500 men and women who were all born in the same week in 1946, will all undergo 3D brain scans as part of efforts to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease<p>Baby boomers who have been tracked for almost 70 years could hold the key to unlocking the secrets of dementia, scientists …

Inside the world’s scariest hotel

To get to Natura Vive’s three sky-high Skylodge Adventure suites near the city of Cusco, guests have to strap on some hiking boots, gloves and a …

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

The Wonderfully Mundane Lives Of Animals, Captured By Simpsons' Animator Liz Climo

In Liz Climo’s world of animals, rats and snakes are BFFs, dinosaur dads are simply awesome, and narwhals have the best Halloween costumes.<p>Climo is a California-based illustrator and animator. By day, she works as a character artist and storyboard revisionist for “The Simpsons;” but it’s a …

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

Results imply creative people are 25% more likely to carry genes that raise risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. But others argue the evidence is flimsy<p>The ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them …

Creativity

Here's what a psychopath's brain looks like

About one in 100 people is a psychopath, experts estimate. But you can't tell a psychopath just from looking at one.<p>Many psychopaths show a distinctive pattern of brain activity, according to James Fallon, a UC Irvine School of Medicine neuroscientist who accidentally found out he may be one …

This Trait Can Predict If A 5-Year-Old Will Grow Up To Be A Successful Adult

Want your kid to succeed? Teach them to play well with others.<p>Watching a young child playing with others can reveal a great deal about who they are -- and who they'll be in 20 years.<p>That's the conclusion of an eye-opening new study from Pennsylvania State University.<p>The longitudinal study, which …

Emotional Intelligence

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And …

Happiness

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …