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This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

University of California

'The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind' Returns From Madness

One spring morning in 2015, Barbara Lipska got up as usual, dyed her hair and went for a jog in her suburban Virginia neighborhood.<p>But when she returned from a much longer than expected run, her husband Mirek was completely taken aback.<p>"I was lost in my own neighborhood," Lipska says. "The hair dye …

Mental Health

Stop What You're Doing and Check These Facebook Privacy Settings on Your Facebook Account. I Was Truly Stunned by Mine

It's not quite panic time, but most people will be surprised by just how many apps they've given permission to access their data.<p>In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytics scandal, and the news now that the Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Facebook's use of private …

Apps

The best ways to counter the negative effects of aging and live a long time — starting right now

The keys to a long and healthy life are right in front of you.<p>Instead of expensive face creams, a cache of vitamins and supplements, or a hard-to-follow diet, all you need are some research-backed tools to help you stay healthy as you age and fight cognitive decline.<p>These solutions involve simple …

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the potential to pull our brains free from the anxiety by grounding us in the present.<p>The …

This Floral Pattern Test Will Reveal What Kind Of Introvert You Are

Recent research suggests that there are four basic types of introversion. Let's see what type matches your personality.

10 things I learned about life from asking myself a single question

We're often told to live everyday like it's our last. I think that's bad advice.<p>Most of us still have a long way to go, and a good way to make it miserable is through shortsightedness. That said, I do think we can build on the idea.<p>When I'm unsure about how to move forward, I like to ask myself a …

People With Depression & Anxiety Speak Differently, Research Shows, And Here's Why It Matters

Anyone who has lived with depression knows that the mental illness impacts every aspect of your life — appetite, relationships, energy levels, and …

Scientists have discovered two simple psychological differences that make you liberal or conservative

Political battles in the US are often portrayed as a clash between "bleeding heart" liberals and "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" conservatives.<p>Voters who favor opposing parties see various issues differently, but does that mean liberals and conservatives actually process the world through …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

This $40 Box is The Best Way to Get Back at Your Cable Company For Overcharging You

<i>Boy Genius Report</i> has found a device to help you get back at the cable companies for overcharging you with mysterious fees for years with one …

Windows Mixed Reality headset prices cut in half on Amazon

The big promise of Windows Mixed Reality headsets was to bring augmented and virtual reality and anything in between to people at more reasonable prices and with an easier setup than competitors. By the time they rolled out late last year, though, it was mostly just the latter that came true: Once …

23 Random Products You Won’t Believe Have A Cult-Following On Amazon

Sometimes, it's truly the most unexpected items that become staples in your life, as evidenced by this list of random products with a cult-following …

Linksys announces a mesh router system to envelop your home with Wi-Fi

It increasingly looks like the future of home Wi-Fi involves placing not one, but two or three routers throughout our homes to get the best possible signal. Last year, we saw these multi-unit systems from Eero, Luma, Plume, Google, and Netgear (among others). And to kick off this year, Linksys — …

Your Eero Wi-Fi system just got smarter -- a lot smarter

If you have an Eero Wi-Fi system, here's some great news.<p>Eero announced today a major upgrade that brings in TrueMesh and Alexa compatibility to each of the system's three Wi-Fi units. Eero also updated its mobile app to reflect the additional features, and it will now give users a better view of …

Hot People Suck at Longterm Relationships, Study Says

We talked to the researcher behind a recent study that claims physically attractive people have shorter relationships and are more likely to experience divorce than physically unattractive people.<p>Researchers have long documented the impact of what they call the "beauty premium": Not only do …

Google Search

Harvard Study Shows Smoking Marijuana Improves Cognitive Function

Scientific findings indicate that pot use improves cognitive performance.<p><i>Editor's note: This column has been updated to provide attribution to original sources.</i><p>Preliminary evidence from a new study led by Harvard Medical School Affiliate McLean Hospital's Staci Gruber, PhD, suggests that medical …

The Brain

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Happiness

United allegedly flew an unsafe plane 23 times

http://ht3.cdn.turner.com/money/big/news/2017/04/13/united-passenger-lawyer.cnnmoney_2043714_1024x576.mp4<p>United is in hot water again, this time for flying an allegedly unsafe plane.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a $435,000 fine against United Airlines (UAL) for purportedly …

FAA

We Asked Couples Why They Opened Up Their Relationship

From having a micropenis to living on different continents, non-monogamous couples answer the questions friends are too afraid to ask.<p>Swipe through a few Tinder bios and before long you'll see something along the lines of "in a relationship, but looking for a good time!" The not-so-subtle subtext? …

Relationships

Hamptons bachelors are getting vasectomies so gold diggers can’t trap them

The latest Hamptons summer accessory? A vasectomy.<p>When Scott, a male model who says he’s in his 30s, kicks off the Hamptons high season this weekend …

Real Estate

A Vagus Nerve Survival Guide to Combat Fight-or-Flight Urges

All too often, the readily accessible power of the vagus nerve to lower anxiety and reduce inflammation is overlooked and underestimated. Over the …

Neurology

Improve Your Reading Comprehension by Writing Three-Sentence Summaries

There’s no point in reading something if you don’t take some of it with you. This simple exercise, when used with diligent note taking, can help you …

Writing

How Wasted Are You? This Wearable Will Tell You

It displays your blood alcohol content level on your phone.<p>We've all heard plenty about Fitbit and other wristbands that promise to Change Your Life For The Better!, but one new wearable gadget may actually revolutionize the way you drink.<p>Marketed as "a premium wearable for happy hours, wine …

Intel's Project Alloy Is What a VR System Should Be

Intel announced its Project Alloy VR concept back in August, but no one’s been able to try it since. That all changed this week at CES, where Intel …

Virtual Reality

New apps designed to reduce depression and anxiety as easily as checking your phone

Soon you can seek mental health advice on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good restaurant.<p>A novel suite of 13 speedy mini-apps called …

Taking an Hour Long Afternoon Nap Improves Memory and Cognition in Older Adults

<i>Summary: Researchers report aging Chinese people who took an afternoon snooze had better memory and thinking skills than those who didn’t.</i><p>Source: …

Sleep

10 Must-have project management apps for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share113<p>+16<p>Shares 142<p>Trying to manage a project without project management software can turn into a Godzilla-like apocalypse quickly. …

New smart bed watches while you sleep…in a non-creepy way

It’s not just Santa who knows when you’ve been sleeping. New smart bed technology debuted in the Sleep Number 360 tracks your every toss and turn and reshapes itself accordingly.<p>The Sleep Number 360 smart bed was unveiled at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. The bed …

Sleep

Move over DNA. Scientists can identify you based on the unique pattern of proteins in your hair

A strand of hair at a crime scene, or clinging to human remains unearthed by archaeologists, could hold new promise as a means to identify its unique owner and unravel mysteries sealed by the passage of time.<p>In research published this week, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories …