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What It Takes To Change Your Brain’s Patterns After Age 25

Most of our brain’s patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it’s possible to change your brain’s pathways and patterns with these methods.<p>“In most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.”<p>That quote was made famous by Harvard psychologist …

The Brain

5 Political Documentaries You Need To See

Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn, the award-winning producers behind Esquire Network's docu-series The Runner-Up, talk about the political films that influenced them.<p><i>Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn are producers (and cousins) who have won Academy Awards (Simon for</i> Searching for Sugar Man <i>and</i> Man on …

How Our Brains Get Over Bad Breakups

Great news for the lovelorn: Our neurons are hardwired to help us move on from romantic rejection.<p>Ever worried about the toll your disastrous love …

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

How Your Brain Deletes Trauma

A new study shows that the act of remembering leads to the subtle forgetting of other memories.<p>Our brains actually aren’t able to absorb infinite …

18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

The Perfect Hair and Makeup to Nail Your Dream Job Interview

You <i>just</i> received a call for an interview at that job you've been wanting and your nerves are already through the roof. First, what to wear. Next, figuring out how the hell to do your hair <i>and</i> makeup. Don't panic. To the rescue: answers to your burning beauty questions on how to look insanely …

When Not to Treat a Colleague as You’d Want to Be Treated

Roger was a young rising star. He had always been successful, and prided himself on his brains, speed, and ability to deliver impressive results. His company had just appointed him to take over a troubled country operation in Latin America. He did a brilliant job turning things around financially. …

Rabbits

Climate Change Helped Spark Syrian War, Study Says

Research provides first deep look at how global warming may already influence armed conflict.<p>A severe drought, worsened by a warming climate, drove Syrian farmers to abandon their crops and flock to cities, helping trigger a civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, according to a …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

How Leaders Should React When Someone Disappoints

“Why?” the CEO of the hedge fund yelled at one of his portfolio managers. “Why would you increase that investment? What were you thinking?”<p>The portfolio manager muttered a weak defense which the CEO promptly tore to shreds.<p>When the manager left his office, the CEO turned to me, exasperated. “How do …

Leadership

Passion Isn’t Enough to Succeed in Photography

Passion won’t keep you in business.<p>There, I said it. I’m sorry, but it had to be said. #sorrynotsorry<p>And I know this might come as a surprise to …

The Atlas of Beauty: Portraits of Beautiful Women in Countries Around the World

Romanian photographer Noroc Mihaela is on a mission to photograph women from every single country on Earth in order to show that beauty is found …

14 Awe-Inspiring Images of Shooting Stars

The night sky is a canvas of innumerable wonders; granted, some people look up at night and don’t have much interest in what they’re seeing, …

Most Guys Don't Do This, and It Could Be the Ultimate Stress Reducer

It started as a cure for chronic pain, and developed into a healthy obsession<p>At least three times a week, typically on my way home from work and after a day of extreme walking, I call my wife with a delicate question.<p>“Uh, dear, is it okay if I take a bath tonight?”<p>Not that Sarah objects—she’s happy …

Physiotherapy

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

Funny If It Weren't So True: A Farce About 'The Importance Of Beauty'

"Does this obituary make me look fat?"<p>I imagine that somewhere, in the Great Heavenly Outback, recently deceased <i>Thorn Birds</i> author Colleen McCullough is cracking jokes like that one with the likes of Gertrude Stein and Agatha Christie. I hope they're all having a good laugh over that obit of …

15 Foods That Scientifically Alter Your Mood

Because you can't pack drugs for lunch. (Oh, wait.)<p>Pretty much the only thing we have in common with Christian Grey is a preference for exercising control in all things—that and an appreciation for Edward Ruscha—which is why the idea of using food to change your mood sounds so scientific and …

Nutrition

EXCLUSIVE: 49 Extraordinary Vintage Portraits of Hollywood's Most Famous Faces

These new photos of Ethan Hawke, Jason Segel, and other notable attendees at Sundance Film Festival capture what they might have looked like in the 19th century.<p>These new photos of Ethan Hawke, Jason Segel, James Franco, and other notable attendees at Sundance Film Festival capture what they might …

Trying to Be Less Stupid: The Hard Work of Brain Science

Book Talk<p>A renowned neuroscientist discusses where the next big breakthroughs in understanding the brain will come from.<p>Michael Gazzaniga was still a graduate student when he helped make one of the most intriguing discoveries of modern neuroscience: that the two hemispheres of the brain not only …

Santa Barbara

An Exercise to Get Your Team Thinking Differently About the Future

Thinking about the future is hard, mainly because we are glued to the present. Daniel Kahneman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist and author of <i>Thinking, Fast and Slow</i>, observed that decision makers get stuck in a memory loop and can only predict the future as a reflection of the past. He labels …

Crowdsourcing

3 Ways To Teach Kids To Think Critically About Video Games

Thankfully, the discussion of media literacy is very prominent during Superbowl season. At this point, we are used to analyzing the commercials.<p>It must be one of the greatest accomplishments in advertising—talking about the ads is considered part of the tradition. People even say proudly, “I only …

College & University

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

Do You Have Low Penis Self-Esteem?

Here are some reasons to feel better about your penis, and finally get some dickceptance<p>If there's one thing I've learned about guys during my years as a sex writer, it’s that they’re desperate to feel okay about their junk—and with nicknames like that, it’s no wonder. This is true regardless of …

Seven Things Great Employers Do (that Others Don’t)

For most people, paid work is unsettling and energy-sapping. Despite employee engagement racing up the priority list of CEOs (see, for example, The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2014), our research into workplaces all over the world reveals a sorry state of affairs: workers who are actively</i> …

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

Why Personality Is A Better Predictor Of Success Than Intelligence

When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor -- but it is certainly not the only, or even the most important, factor.<p>According to a new Australian study, <i>personality</i> is a better predictor of success in school than intelligence as measured by traditional standardized …

Artificial intelligence is real now and it’s just getting started

Artificial intelligence is already very real. Not conscious machines, omnipotent machines or even reasoning machines (yet), but statistical machines …

Artificial Intelligence

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …