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Forgetting makes us smarter. Use these tricks to remember what you need to

Wellness<p>It's not only normal, but necessary, for our brain to forget material that is no longer relevant.<p>We’ve all been there: You head into a room with purpose only to find yourself standing aimlessly, scratching your head, unable to remember why you entered in the first place.<p>Forgetfulness (when …

University of Toronto

These Are the 10 Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Add to Your Diet

You've probably heard a bunch about the anti-inflammatory diet by now and how having too much inflammation in the body is bad for you. It's a real enemy when it comes to putting your health at risk and creating stress. When you're inflamed, you're more likely to put on weight, feel lethargic and …

21 lessons for how to get the most out of life, from a guy who retired at 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began …

Baby Boomers

Even one night of bad sleep causes dangerous changes in your brain, a new study found

One of the most important things that happens when we drift off at night is a cleansing process: sleep helps remove toxins from the human brain.<p>Scientists recently found that even one night of sleep deprivation causes the buildup of a kind of protein that's known to make up the plaque that …

What Is the Dunning-Kruger Effect?

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

Scientists Made a Startling Discovery After Dosing People with LSD

Scientists in Switzerland dosed test subjects with LSD to investigate how patients with severe mental disorders lose track of where they end and …

Breakthrough study reveals how LSD dissolves a person's sense of self

A fascinating study led by scientists at the University of Zurich has uncovered key insights into the mechanisms behind how our brain generates our …

These before-and-after photos show how much you can realistically change your abs in 2 weeks

When you already have abs, that is.<p>Most people who want more defined abs do a couple extra crunches or eat half a tub of ice cream rather than the whole thing — but Iulia Danilova, a 25-year-old Los Angeles mum to a 2-year-old daughter, recently pulled out ALL the stops in an effort to sculpt her …

Bill Gates: The world would be better if millions of people read this book

Billionaire and avid reader Bill Gates has a new favorite book: "Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World—and Why Things Are Better Than …

Nick Chater picks five books to explore the mysteries of the mind

Confabulator, storyteller, illusionist … psychology and neuroscience suggest that everything we thought we knew about the inner world is false<p>Since Plato, philosophers have had doubts about how our senses provide knowledge of the external world. But surely we are the ultimate arbiters of the …

Where science stands on 'the fountain of youth'

Scientists have been working to unlock the secrets of aging for decades. But the goal is not to help humans live to 200.<p>The goal is to extend healthy, mobile, mentally agile years, and reduce sick years. Healthier people have fewer chronic illnesses in their younger years, and live later and …

How Swimming, Biking, and Running Cultivates Self-Reliance

It’s widely known that swimming, biking, and running are great for both our biological and psychological health. Yet, an often overlooked benefit of …

Fox Sets New Release Dates For Bohemian Rhapsody & More

20th Century Fox is rejigging its upcoming slate as Dexter Fletcher’s <b>Bohemian Rhapsody</b> gets an early release date and a whole host of other movies …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Singularity

Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read These 5 Books This Summer

Sporting the same reading list as Bill Gates won’t make you a billionaire. But, hey, it’s a start.<p>Gates—the richest person in the world by <i>Forbes</i>‘ …

This Book Explains CEO Satya Nadella's Thinking -- And Microsoft's New Culture

<b>UNDER NEW</b> <b>LEADERSHIP</b> (as of February 2014) Microsoft is on a roll. Its stock has crushed that of other tech giants and the market. Microsoft’s late-start catch-up to Amazon in cloud services is remarkable.<p>Curious to know how CEO Satya Nadella has steered Microsoft from its recent near total reliance …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Exercising

There comes a point in almost every fitness lover’s life when they consider throwing in the towel after a workout—both figuratively and literally. …

Over 40 and fitter than ever: a grown-up guide

Something surprising is happening across middle-aged Britain. Swathes of the population over 40 are looking in the mirror and recoiling in shock. Staring back might be a careerist for whom fitness has never before been a priority – until a health warning from their doctor has forced them to …

Social Psychology Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Psychology is the scientific study of how people act, think, and feel. <b>Social psychology</b> studies how people act, think, and feel in the context of …

8 Highly Effective Habits That Helped Make Bill Gates the Richest Man on Earth

Adopting these habits may not make you a billionaire, but it will make you more effective and more successful.<p>How did Bill Gates get to be the richest person in the world, with a net worth around $80 billion? Being in the right place with the right product at the dawn of the personal computer era …

FOCUS: Brain Foods That Help You Concentrate

<i>Ginseng, Fish, Berries, or Caffeine?</i><p><i>Listen to the buzz about foods and dietary supplements, and you’ll trust they can do everything from sharpen</i> …

BILL GATES: Read these 5 books

After all, Microsoft was basically the poster child for the tech boom of the 1990s - a boom that Warren Buffett famously did not participate in - and the company continues to be considered a "growth" stock today.<p>But I'd have to disagree.<p>Bill Gates might not be picking stocks, but he still thinks …

Bill Gates

The Ultra Brilliance of Queen

24+ years since the death of Freddie Mercury, Queen’s legacy – one of rock’s biggest and most controversial bands – is still completely inseparable …

10 Ideas Worth Sharing This Week

Ideas about Creativity, Writing, Books, Productivity and more.<p><i>Each week I share 10 ideas with my newsletter subscribers. Following is this week’s</i> …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise: Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp

In the United States and the UK, we've seen the emergence of a multibillion-dollar brain training industry, premised on the idea that you can improve …

How to overcome self-doubt and find your purpose

Things you're carrying<p>Overcoming self doubt begins by letting go of the things that are holding you back.<p>— Reprinted from Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood. Copyright (C) 2018 by Mari Andrew. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, …

Self-confidence

This is what happens when you don’t eat meat for a year

<b>People give up all sorts for their New Year’s resolutions.</b><p>If you don’t know whether you can face the weekend without a few pints, or if you think a …

33 famous people who failed before they succeeded

But as some of the world's most successful people prove, failure is often par for course.<p>Grit, perseverance, resilience— whatever you call it, many influential people show that the key to success is the ability to embrace failure and adapt to change change with confidence.<p>For a little inspiration, …

Why Cardio Is An Incredible Workout For Your Brain

When February rolls around and your January fitness goals start to slip, science has some much-needed motivation to stick with your running …