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Openness to Experience linked to reduced cortical thickness in several brain regions

Individual differences in the personality trait Openness to Experience are associated with variation in brain structure, according to new …

The Brain

10 Best Wildflower Hikes

1 of 10<p>Portland Island, British Columbia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Sea Pines Forest Preserve, South Carolina<p>3 of 10<p>Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, …

Hiking

Pizza Study Reveals Biological Differences in People Who Can Maintain Weight

It could be hard-wired.<p>Scientists cruelly observed in January that the more weight you have to lose, the harder it can be to lose it. For people …

Man receives wrong order, but gets on the right side of Twitter by choosing to wear red dress

Instead of a pair of jeans, and sunglasses, Evans received a dress. Having received a red slip-dress, Evans, a YouTuber and Radio presenter decided …

Here’s how much money you need to be happy, according to a new analysis by wealth experts

The idea that money can't buy happiness has been disproved by science, at least up to a point. Experts say that happiness <i>does</i> increase with wealth, …

Omega-3 may keep gut microbiota diverse and healthy

A new study published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i> finds that people who eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids have more bacterial diversity in …

Your Poop Reveals How Easily You Can Lose Weight

Research subjects with a high proportion of Prevotella bacteria in their stool lost more weight than subjects with a high amount of Bacteroides …

Holistic Medicine

3 Mistakes in U.S. Health Care That Emerging Economies Can’t Afford to Repeat

The health care system in the United States, with its technological prowess and massive infrastructure, often serves as a reference point for rapidly developing economies around the world while they build their own medical systems. With expanding middle classes demanding more-comprehensive care, …

Turmeric May Not Be a Miracle Spice After All

New research casts doubt on the golden herb.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Time.com.</i><p>Turmeric, the bright yellow spice often used in curries, …

Researchers explore link between gut bacteria and autism

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and the South San Francisco pharmaceutical company Second Genome Inc. have jointly received a $2.1 million grant to recruit subjects for a study exploring potential links between bacteria in the gut — known as the microbiome — and autism, the …

Autism

MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug

In a recent phase II clinical trial, an over-the-counter allergy drug was shown to improve nervous system function in patients with multiple …

Introverts make great leaders—but lack confidence in their capabilities

Introverts often don’t think they will enjoy leadership roles and so are less likely to go for the top job, new research finds. In fact, introverts in our study thought they would be worried and distressed in leadership situations.<p>Whether or not someone is an introvert is usually measured by how …

Personality

Appetite-controlling brain cells activated by amino acids

You've likely heard that eating protein can fill you up faster than eating simple carbs like bread and pasta. Now, researchers at the University of …

Sir John Hegarty on the best brand story he’s told

<i>What’s the Story? is a storytelling video series dedicated to learning what truly makes a great story, told through the lens of the world’s talent</i> …

Want Cleaner Air in Your Home or Office? NASA Says to Do This

It's easy, but it can dramatically improve your air quality and decrease your risk of asthma, allergies, auto-immune disorders, cancer, and more.<p>According to the EPA, indoor air quality is 3-5x worse than outdoor air. And the ultimate in indoor air is that of a space station -- ventilation simply …

10 TED talks that used visual graphics to win the audience

Learn how the right set of slides turned these talks into an immersive and engaging experience.<p>What is it that makes TED speakers so damn persuasive? Perhaps it's because they follow these public speaking tips or follow and learn from these public speaking stars. One thing they have in common is, …

Public Speaking

The Year's Biggest Health And Fitness Trends

How many have you tried (or at least heard of)?<p>How many have you tried (or at least heard of)?

7 of England’s Most Amazing Gardens

With decorator Bunny Williams by her side, writer Page Dickey embarks upon a grand tour of England’s most extraordinary gardens<p>The idea cropped up in the depths of winter, at a dinner gathering hosted by my Connecticut neighbor Bunny Williams. It was time to see great English gardens again, and …

10 reasons why a tidy home is life-changing

A tidy home is a happy home – this is something that all of you must have experienced time and again. If you leave your home messy, then it starts to …

Plants you can grow without sunlight

As the grey skies and dark evenings of winter descend, now is the perfect time for investing in a few houseplants to brighten up your home. But less …

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

35 Laundry Tips and Tricks That Everyone Should Know

The words "laundry day" strike fear in even the bravest of hearts. Still, it simply has to happen — but it doesn't have so bad! We've rounded up the …

Cleaning

4 reasons exercise is more powerful than (almost) any medication you can take

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. But, it turns out that exercise isn’t just <i>good</i> for you, it’s the best medicine. (Sorry, …

Exercise

Decor Decoded: Styling Bookshelves Like a Pro

Bookshelves should be the easiest part of your home’s decor, right? Their purpose is right there in the name – they just…shelve your books! Simple as …

Home Decorating

We’re So Confused: The Problems With Food and Exercise Studies

Nearly everything you have been told about the food you eat and the exercise you do and their effects on your health should be met with a raised eyebrow.<p>Dozens of studies are publicized every week. But those studies hardly slake people’s thirst for answers to questions about how to eat or how much …

Sugar addiction: Discovery of a brain sugar switch

Researchers at Technical University of Munich discovered that our brain actively takes sugar from the blood. Prior to this, researchers around the …

Neuroscience

An Artist Documented Ayahuasca's Secrets as Sounds and Textile Art

“Everything is vibrating,” explains Irish artist Tanya Harris.<p>The Shipibo people in Peru’s Amazon rainforest use the hallucinogenic brew, ayahuasca, for ceremonial use, but sound artist Tanya Harris' documents what ayahuasca reveals through textile design and sound. Before developing an interest in …

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Immerse Yourself In Artist Shantell Martin’s Creative Process Through 360-Degree Video

While some artists prefer to labor in private and have little to say about their art once it goes out into the world, Martin is eager to work in …

Creativity