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The Brain Has Its Own "Autofill" Function for Speech

The world is an unpredictable place. But the brain has evolved a way to cope with the everyday uncertainties it encounters—it doesn’t present us with …

Neuroscience

7 things happy people always do (but never talk about)

Why are some people more happy than others? It looks like they’ve found what they love to do and have a consistent sense of peace and happiness.<p>They …

Reboot Your Life: 20 Mental Barriers You Should Let Go Of

You are in an imaginary hot air balloon. It’s just you and all of your belongings in the wicker basket. Something went wrong and you are losing …

We Asked Scientists Why Clowns Freak Us the Hell Out

Since there's a new It coming out, we thought we'd get mentally prepared.<p>What's more terrifying than terrorism? Clowns. Can anything freak people out more than biological warfare? Um, yeah—it's clowns. Are clowns scarier than dying? For some people, transitioning to the afterlife may be preferable …

Diagnosing Depression

Speaking to patients about depression is difficult because the word depression is used in different ways. One commonly speaks of being depressed when …

Depression

How Steve Jobs Taught an Early Apple Employee a Lesson in Radical Honesty That We All Should Learn

'Working for Steve Jobs wasn't easy, and it wasn't pleasant.'<p>Harsh truth time: If success were simple or easy, everyone would be doing it.<p>Read a lot of posts and articles these days and it sounds like all you need to do to get your life in order is breathe deeply, let go of the past, show …

Kawasaki

These Illustrations Totally Nail How Difficult The Grief Process Is

Required viewing for all human beings.<p>Grief is a profoundly difficult experience that most people will have to endure at some point. And while this doesn’t make dealing with grief any easier, it does help to know that you’re not alone in how you feel.<p>Case in point? These accurate illustrations from …

Cardio vs. weights: Which is better for weight loss?

For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss.<p>Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to join #TeamNoCardio.<p>So …

Exercise