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This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

Artificial Intelligence

Why You'll Never Change Anyone's Mind About Politics

Science has now all but proven that facts cannot sway political opinion. But what can?<p>The question of how to change a mind—or get someone to hop the political fence—has likely never been more important, or discussed more frequently, than in today's age. Last year, despite a constant series of …

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

The author of the million-selling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics rails against Richard Dawkins and the science-arts split<p>Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical …

How to Deliver Criticism So Employees Pay Attention

In my college days I ranked among the top 10 women divers in the United States. I got that far not just because I worked hard — practicing every day in four-to-six-hour sessions — but also because I had an extremely tough coach who routinely offered both caring support and sharp criticism. Early in …

Employment

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Self Control

Plagued by anxiety or depression? Some apps may actually help.

The question<p>Medication and psychotherapy have been shown to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Might smartphone apps be a helpful option as well?<p>This study<p>The study involved 99 adults with symptoms of depression anxiety or both. About 64 percent of the participants were taking medication …

9 Ways to Build Your Inner Strength

Want to be strong and successful? This inner workout will make you powerful at the core.<p>Many people are aware of the need for ongoing self-improvement. But often the emphasis is placed on external factors: physical fitness, acquiring skills to make yourself a stronger leader, or executive …

Self-improvement

What to do when meditation doesn’t work for you

Developing a regular mindfulness practice has always been a goal of mine. I’m an anxious person and I know it would help, but I’m more of a …

The myth of gender-neutral parenting

In steadfast pursuit of gender equality and to promote nonconformity, it's become popular in some social circles to start early, very early, by raising young children in a gender-neutral way: not revealing the baby's sex at birth, dressing them and their bedroom in various shades of oatmeal, …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

Time Management

How Nomads Can Save North Africa

If nomadic life flourishes, the desert will have its guardians; the incentive to cooperate with jihadists will shrink.<p>“The life of nomads is nearly …

Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Vegetarianism has been around for a long time, finding favor with many people, including Pythagoras clear back around 580 B.C. It’s been presented as …

Nutrition

Killer women: The creepy truth about being a female crime writer

It’s been a while since I killed a woman. In book three, to be precise. But kill them I do. As a crime writer, I see it as my job to write thrillers that explore the darker side of human nature. That’s what fascinates me.<p>Yet, as a <i>female</i> crime writer, I often find myself being asked why I do it. Why …