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The U.S Olympic Synchronized Swim Duet Partners on Makeup That Stays Put in the Pool

Synchronized swimming is a transfixing display of aquatic finesse and skill—and Olympic athletes take that artistic athleticism to the next level. Gracing the pool in Rio today are U.S. swimmers Anita Alvarez, 19, and Mariya Koroleva, 26, who have been performing together for nearly two years. “You …

Makeup

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

Einstein Was a Genius at Treating His Wives Like Shit

Physics is confusing, but it's clear that the Nobel Prize–winning scientist was a selfish, misogynistic philanderer.<p>According to Walter Isaacson, whose biography of Albert Einstein, <i>Einstein: His Life and Universe</i>, was published in 2007, studying the life of the iconic Nobel Prize–winning physicist …

This Is Your Brain on Love

Research shows love is as addictive to the brain as cocaine or heroin.<p>Psychologist JoAnn Deak opened her talk at a recent 92Y event by noting the …

Social media star Essena O’Neill deletes Instagram account

A teenager who dramatically altered her popular Instagram profile to reveal how she was paid for seemingly perfect images has deleted her account, encouraging followers to visit and donate to her new website instead.<p>Essena O’Neill, 18, who had 612,000 followers, had rewritten the captions on many …

Social Media

Birth Order Doesn't Affect Personality, but It Does Affect Intelligence

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This Is The #1 Ritual You Need To Do Every Day

You read a lot on the internet about rituals that can help you be better in the morning or leap over tall building with a single bound. Maybe some …

Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?

Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their mental disorders. If that didn't work, he moved on to more invasive excisions: tonsils, testicles, ovaries …

Depression

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

Pope Francis just took a huge step to uniting religion with science

Angry atheist and esteemed biologist Richard Dawkins thinks that religion is for idiots, and philosopher Sam Harris has written that "there are few modes of thinking less congenial to religious faith than science is."<p>But Pope Francis just proposed an alliance between reason and faith.<p>In Thursday's …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Creative people are more likely to suffer from mental illness, study claims

Painters, musicians, writers and dancers are 25 per cent more likely to carry the gene variants than their non-creative peers, new research suggests<p>Creative people are genetically more likely to suffer from mental illness such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, a study suggests.<p>Painters, …

Mental Health

Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

University of Montreal study finds video game players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain<p>Millions of boys could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses in later life through playing action video games such as <b>Call of Duty</b> or <b>Assassin's Creed</b>, according to …