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A tale of two cities: The similar story of Mumbai and Chennai floods

Both the 2005 Mumbai floods and the Chennai deluge tell a similar story: of urbanisation and encroachments, of clogged drains and ignored …

India

6 Habits To Improve Your Memory and Boost Your Brain Health

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From thought patterns to emotions, every facet of human expression dwells within the extraordinary capacity of our gray-and-white matter. How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, …

The Insanity of Lyme Disease, Part 1: The Bug That Hijacked My Mind and Body

Such a diagnosis and resulting treatment for Lyme disease can be just as important to improving neuro-psychiatric symptoms of Lyme as can cognitive-behavioral therapy and psych medications.<p>I sat in my Honda Civic watching people arrive one by one at Lynnet's house, feeling like a stalker. So many …

Lyme Disease

These are Google’s 4 best practices for fostering creativity and innovation

“How many golf balls could you fit in a school bus?” This is the kind of question Google and its big tech brethren were once known for asking would-be employees. The reasoning behind the technique seemed intuitive. Ask people odd questions, see how original and well analyzed their thought process …

i cant stop thinking

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52 simple ways to motivate yourself

1. Close your eyes, and visualize yourself reaching your goals.<p>2. Try something new today.<p>3. Take a walk in a park, and let nature reset your mind.<p>4. Make a to-do list. You'll feel encouraged as you cross off items.<p>5. Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation could be making you less motivated.<p>6. Drink …

Anyone Can Grow Herbs With This Super-Helpful Chart

This will be the year you finally get it right.<p>If you've longed to top homemade pizza with fresh basil, or snip chives over your morning omelet on a whim, battling with a black thumb can be discouraging. But the best way to grow herbs isn't a mystery — it's a science, and you can totally improve on …

Spices

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Why does it hurt so much to hit your funny bone?

There’s no pain quite like the one you experience when you hit your funny bone. But what is going on to create such an odd feeling?<p>Everybody knows that smacking your funny bone isn’t all that funny, but did you know that the prickling feeling you feel from smacking it isn’t from your bones at all? …

The Science Behind Your Sweet Tooth

The global sweet tooth seems pretty much insatiable. Sugar consumption—whether of cane sugar or high fructose corn syrup—has been steadily on the …

Diabetes

7 Interview Questions That Determine Emotional Intelligence

Determining who you hire for a job plays a big part in forming your company's culture and ensuring its future success. Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees -- as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>…

7 Signs You Are an Emotionally Intelligent Person

Do you believe you are an emotionally intelligent person? Here are some signs to help you find out for sure.<p><i>Emotional Intelligence</i> is a term often …

Disney, Brain Science and Understanding Emotional Intelligence

I never thought seeing a kid's movie would become the inspiration for a new blog on emotional intelligence. Seeing Inside Out, the new movie from Disney/Pixar got me thinking about how we think.<p>I never thought seeing a kid's movie would become the inspiration for a new blog on emotional …

Emotional Intelligence

Researchers discovered a psychological trick that will help you stop procrastinating

The idea is that you'll get a thrill out of checking those individual items off your to-do list and, before you know it, you'll have completed the whole project.<p>The strategy is based on a study out of Pennsylvania State University. Researchers asked participants to pick up one of two buckets and …

How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw him.<p>For the first time, researchers have been able to see that sort of link being created in people's …

Neurophilosophy

What Happens When You Throw Liquid Nitrogen and Dry Ice in a Pool?

What happens when you throw liquid nitrogen and dry ice in a pool?<p>Sadly, liquid nitrogen, dry ice and a large pool are not items we have immediately …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

Physics

Is Getting Old A Disease?

Drug researchers are trying to convince the FDA that the answer is yes<p>On June 24, researchers will meet with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a very specific reason: they want to test a drug that might slow the aging process. If they succeed, they will show for the first time that aging …

Giant Sinkhole Swallows An Entire Bus And Spits It Back Out

It's not every day you see a giant sink hole swallow a bus and spit it out the other end, but thats exactly what happened to a tourist bus in Brazil …

Why You Shouldn't Order Human Breast Milk For Adults Online

It might be time to stop ordering human breast milk online and move on to the udder, more standard type. Breast milk is being as marketed as a …

This cockroach-inspired robot will scurry right into your nightmares

Crawling soon to a rescue squad near you<p>Things that scurry are hard to predict. They're nervous and quick — and no one likes a small, nervous, quick thing. But one robot seems to be going against the grain. It's a cockroach-inspired machine, and it might give you nightmares.<p>Before it was round, the …

Someone in France accidentally ate a fluorescent lamb with jellyfish DNA

National research institute says genetically modified lamb was sold to a slaughterhouse last year<p>A lamb that was genetically modified with jellyfish DNA was sold for consumption in France, according to a report today from French newspaper <i>Le Parisien</i>. The lamb, named "Ruby," was part of a "Green …

Listening To Heavy Metal May Actually Make You Calmer, Study Finds

Apparently, Ozzy Osbourne may hold the key to happiness.<p>A recent study has found that "extreme" music genres -- including heavy metal, emo, punk and screamo -- may actually help calm angry listeners. Researchers say the results contradict the notion such music is linked to aggression and …

The Horrifying Reason That Your Eyes Go Red In The Pool

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s not the chlorine in a swimming pool that makes your eyes …

5 Ways To Build A Positive Attitude to Learning

So you need to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one?<p>Or maybe you need to retrain completely, start your professional journey from the …