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The Secret to Improving Your Memory (and Brain), According to Neuroscience

Are you pulling all-nighters to crank out work? Your plan may backfire. You may be jeopardizing brain growth and memory.<p>When we turn in for the night, our brains are getting ready to go to work. Sleep provides our brain the time it needs to restore and recalibrate, and prepare to store new …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

How to Fight Mediocrity: Do These 7 Things

Sometimes we live below our potential. Here's how to fix that.<p>The truth is, I spend way too much time worried about being mediocre. For whatever reason, I don't want to live an ordinary life. I don't want to look back and say I could have done more, or been more.<p>I also realize that as I write this, …

Self-improvement

7 Simple Habits That Automatically Make You More Interesting

Absorb culture however you can.<p><i>How do I become more intelligent and have better conversations? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Matthew Manning on Quora:</b><p><b>Do all of the obvious things that</b> …

Headphones

The Best Way to Reach Your Toughest Goals? Cheat a Little

Big goals plus a little wiggle room is the ultimate recipe for spectacular achievement, according to new science.<p>The problem with long-term goals is usually short-term failure.<p>Say you want to lose a significant amount of weight or save a substantial amount of money. Doing so will probably take …

Los Angeles

Shy and Self-Conscious in Group Settings? The Perfect Way to Overcome Your Fear of Small Talk

If it works for me, it will definitely work for you.<p>I went to a conference with a client. Everyone there knew him, because he was <i>the</i> <i>guy</i>.<p>I was just some guy with him at the conference. And that was totally fine, until he got pulled away.<p>Then I was just some guy at the conference who didn't know a …

Self-help

Millionaires Don't Use To-Do Lists (They Use This Instead)

Do you really think Richard Branson and Bill Gates wrote long to-do lists and prioritized items as A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and on and on?<p>In my research …

Time Management

Google and Microsoft are making gigantic artificial brains

Thus all the excitement around "neural networks," a breakthrough artificial intelligence technique that mimics the structure of the human brain and allows machines to learn things independently.<p>Tech giants are using neural networks to do some pretty impressive things.<p>Microsoft is using them to make …

5 Exercises to Help Boost Creativity, Divergent Thinking

Where do our best ideas come from? As it turns out, science says there are a number of ways to help prime the brain for divergent thinking. If you've …

Can this humble GIF really help ease anxiety?

Anyone who's ever had to deal with any level of anxiety issues knows how difficult it can be to calm yourself and ease yourself out of an anxiety …

GIF Animations

Optical illusion lampshade tricks your eyes into seeing a cube instead of a TRIANGLE

A bright idea! Mind-bending optical illusion lampshade tricks your eyes into seeing a cube instead of a TRIANGLE<p><b>Optical illusion lampshades trick</b> …

This Is The Most Fun Way To Improve Every Part Of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

25 Best Open Source Alternatives For Expensive Applications In 2018

Why we are still fond of <b>expensive applications</b> like Microsoft Windows, Adobe, Autodesk etc. when there are a lot of <b>open source alternatives</b> to …

Psychedelic space: Nasa reveals vibrant Pluto and more colourful images of the universe

On 12 November, Nasa released an image (above) to the public which depicted dwarf planet Pluto in an array of vibrant colours. The space agency …

Japan Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Japan (including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, geisha, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Japan

There's Something Odd in the Shadows of the Curiosity Rover's Selfie

Look at Curiosity. Now, look at Curiosity’s shadow. Notice anything?<p>Yep, there’s a very large part of the shadow, that big zigzag shape, that doesn’t …