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Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

There's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.<p>"Changes in sleep habits may actually be setting the stage" for dementia, says Jeffrey Iliff, a brain scientist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.<p>The brain appears to clear out toxins …

Neuroscience

When the boss is a psychopath

Psychopaths loot corporations.<p>Corporate bullies may make spellbinding film leads for a couple of hours — think Michael Douglas’ Gordon Gekko or Leonardo Di Caprio’s Wolf of Wall Street—but in real life, they wreak havoc on workers and businesses.<p>Miranda, a journalist for a Dutch news agency for 20 …

Psychology

Does it pay to be kind to strangers?

Generous people are happier and healthier, yet acts of kindness are often met with suspicion and scorn. Why? David Robson talks to a psychologist who set out to find the answer.<p>You’d have thought Sandi Mann was offering people a slap in the face – not a steaming cup of coffee. She’d been visiting …

Happiness

Do ruthless people really get ahead?

Does a dark personality actually help you get to the top of business? The truth is more complex.<p>Don Draper in Mad Men. Gordon Gekko in Wall Street. Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. When we think of success, we often picture rather brutal characters who will happily trample over others’ …

Psychology

The Romanian Photographer Who Documents Beauty Around The World Is Currently Killing It In India

Mihaela Noroc's aim is to travel the world and capture natural beauty and diversity through portraits of women.

Photography

Why Google, Target, and General Mills Are Investing in Mindfulness

When was the last time you sat quietly at your desk and did nothing but think? How would you react if you observed a peer, employee, or manager doing so? Encouraging employees to slow down to focus on the present can seem at odds with a corporate culture of speed and goal attainment. But in today’s …

This psychological phenomenon explains why you can spend all day at work without getting anything done

How is it possible that you spent eight (or more) hours at your desk, didn't even goof off on Facebook, and <i>still</i> made no progress on the day's goals?<p>Perhaps the problem is less a lack of conscientiousness and more that you're losing sight of your top priorities. Instead of organizing your workday …