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The One Word Key to Happiness

We all want to be happy. That’s obvious. But how much would people pay for a moment of happiness?<p>Researchers did a survey — and the answer was about …

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.<p>That’s why …

Holistic Medicine

A philosopher's guide to making (and keeping) New Year's resolutions

The Gregorian calendar we use today wasn't created until 1582 — so it's safe to say, making New Year's resolutions on January 1 wasn't a thing in …

Why Walking Is A No-Brainer For Improving Brain Health

Resolutions aside, it may pay to start doing something quite simple to give your brain an edge in the New Year. It’s scientifically backed and doesn’t take more time than you’d typically spend watching an episode of a TV show. Plus, doing it gives you an excuse to get outside. Walking is the …

The Brain

Why Panpsychism Is the Jedi Philosophy

One of the stranger philosophies currently enjoying a renewal of interest is also that of your favorite group of magical space wizard monks. <br>Read More

What is DNA and How does it Work?

<b>Genetics FAQ and Human Genetics FAQ</b><p>New to the topic of DNA and genetics? Start here with these two FAQs, and learn some basic and fascinating facts …

How To Keep Your Mind Young and Your Memories Fresh

Facebook TwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInBY DR. MICHAEL SCHUTZThis time of year, we all have memories of celebrations and the beautiful feelings they …

7 Ways Spending Time Alone Will Change Your Life

Finally, the door closed and the noise stopped. I was in my bedroom, my <i>own</i> bedroom, with the lights turned perfectly low and no one else around. It …

4 Technology Trends That Will Transform Our World in 2018

Predicting the future requires hubris, and it should therefore be met with more than a terabyte of skepticism. In past years, I’ve made some calls …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

Suspended – Medium

Forgotten Why You're So Forgetful? Science Has a New Explanation

Can’t sleep? It could be why you’re forgetting more than you used to.<p>A new study finds that older people have less brain wave coordination in deep …

Our top 9 vegan Christmas mains

Even meat-eaters will love the vegan options we've devised for Christmas dinner. Whether you want a filling pie, a truly special nut roast or the …

From BF Skinner’s behaviourism to Milan Kundera’s existential comedy, these are some boldly counterintuitive guides to the part of ourselves we know least<p>To what extent are our conscious intentions and strategies in control of our choices and decisions, our feelings and actions? The 20th century …

Consciousness

Our brains sometimes create 'false memories' — but science suggests we could be better off this way

Have you ever had an argument because you disagree about the way something happened? You were both there, you saw the same thing, but you remember it differently.<p>This happens quite a lot, because human memories are imperfect. As much as we all like to think we can trust our own minds, memories can …

Five Things an Unloving Mother Never Does

In <i>Anna Karenina</i>, Tolstoy observed that “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Nonetheless, amid the …

Healthy Brain Intake: Modify Your News Habits to Ease Your Mind – BLARB

Too much information (TMI) is internet speak for the notion that this information is more than I need, or care to know. I admit, I am a news junkie …

Pew Research Center

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Time I

Thoughts Made Visible | Noga Arikha

Audio brought to you by curio.io, a <i>Lapham’s Quarterly</i> partner<p><b>O</b>ne night, before going to sleep, my five-year-old son whispered in my ear, “Do you see …

The Love of Wisdom

Flowers exist. Flowers are symptoms of sexual selection. Sexual selection is incredibly expensive from the genome’s point of view. So if genes are …

Fake News

How Phineas Gage's Freak Accident Changed Brain Science Forever

Today, we take it for granted that certain parts of the brain are responsible for certain aspects of our behavior. But in the 1800s, scientists were …

The Brain

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Confident

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Self-help

No Afterlife? No Problem! How to Face Oblivion Like a Pro

You are going to die. So am I. These are facts. How we deal with the idea of death, especially if we don't believe in an afterlife, is another …

Is There a Limit to Scientific Understanding?

We can measure black holes, but we still can't cure the common cold.<p>Albert Einstein said that the “most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it <i>is</i> comprehensible.” He was right to be astonished. Human brains evolved to be adaptable, but our underlying neural architecture has barely …

Physics

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Consciousness

How Omega-3 Fish Oil Affects Your Brain and Mental Health

Fish oil is a popular over-the-counter supplement extracted from fatty fish like sardines, anchovies, mackerel and salmon.<p>Fish oil primarily contains …

When you binge on Thanksgiving, what happens inside your body?

Written by Kamal Patel and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on<p>“Thankgiving is a holiday that celebrates the ability of …

Nutrition

Want to Boost Memory by 20 Percent? Science Says Do This 1 Simple Activity | Inc.com

If you like to spend your break time with a quick jaunt around the corner to buy a coffee, nobody's judging. But according to science, you might be better off if you took time out of your day to get on a trail and make friends with some trees. That's because time in nature literally changes brain …

The Brain

Some people can't see pictures in their imaginations — here's why

Imagine an apple floating in front of you. Now see if you can rotate it around in your mind. Look at it from the top, bottom - does it have any blemishes? How clearly can you see it?<p>Some people see the apple perfectly, like watching a movie, while others have a very poor wavering image. Although it …

22 Gifts for the Most Stylish Woman in Your Life

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to pick out gifts for the most important women in your life. No matter who you’re shopping for, …

Holiday Gift Ideas