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Art of the one-liner: wit and grit for a deadly hit

And why the late, great Carrie Fisher deserves to join Oscar Wilde, Groucho Marx and Dorothy Parker as one of the genre’s most brilliant exponents<p>For a while, I had the perfect tagline on my dating profile, and it was all thanks to the wit of Carrie Fisher: “Instant gratification takes too long.”<p>It …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Pedagogy

The Real Threat to Democracy: Donald Trump's Culture of Sociopathy

Although the election is less than two weeks away, based on the current poll numbers, it's looking like America (and the world for that matter) will evade a streaking asteroid the size of Jupiter colliding into our planet.<p>According to the Mayo Clinic, "Antisocial personality disorder, also called …

Nearly 9 out of 10 smartphones shipped run on Android

Google's mobile software ran on 88 percent of all phones shipped between July 1 and the end of September, Strategy Analytics says.<p>Google's Android operating system was the big winner in a big time for worldwide phone shipments, market researcher Strategy Analytics reported Wednesday.<p>Android …

Employees Spend Less Than 40 Percent of the Workday on Actual Work

For all the time Americans spend complaining about sad desk lunches, after-hours emails, and unused vacation days, our workload is surprisingly …

8 Bad Habits Parents Need to Break – Quick!

Now that your child is forming lifelong habits, it’s time to quit your own bad ones.<p><b>By: Marisa Torrieri Bloom</b><p>Kids are likely to start imitating …

Parenting

Shami Chakrabarti defends sending son to £18,000 private school after criticising selective education

Shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti has defended her decision to send her son to a private school despite criticising grammar schools because …

A Psychologist Has Honed a Subliminal Tactic to Get What You Want Before You’ve Asked For It

Be convincing before you even ask the question.

Psychology

This Kind of Sex Can Create an Altered Mental State

Sex, one of the more pleasurable forms of exercise, can do some wonderful things for your health, from strengthening your muscles to improving …

How perfectionism is holding you hostage

Everyday we have new ideas wandering through our mind. Some of them really creative ones. But, rarely do we attempt to make those ideas a reality. …

The No. 2 TED Talk of All Time Is Based on Bad Brain Science

Don't put all your eggs in one power-pose basket.<p>The science behind one of TED's most-viewed talks is being called into question by someone whose skepticism carries huge weight. The researcher speaking out co-authored the study the entire talk is built upon.<p>Last night Dana Carney, who is now an …

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Reviewed

The tech giant's latest duo of smartphones is a tad familiar, yet full of improvements that include water resistance and stereo speakers, among others. And yes, the headphone jack is gone!<p>4.5<p>1<p>Apple's latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus look a tad familiar, yet they pack a host of novelties underneath …

Mobile Technology

Does Prozac Really Treat Anxiety? Maybe Not

Neuroscientist and author Joseph LeDoux proposes a new system of classification for anxiety and fear.<p>For as much time and money our culture spends on …

According To Science This Is The One Exercise You Need To Burn Belly Fat

Whether you are a every-day-gym-bunny or a once-a-week-wonder, you will know that there are some areas that are harder to tone and shift weight from …

Exercise

If you don’t understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher’s death, you never will

His car broke down. An officer said he looked “bad.” Now he’s dead.<p>Countless studies, statistics, investigations, and anecdotes tell us that a person’s race can determine the kinds of interactions he or she will have with the police — and how likely it is that he or she will survive the …

UK failing on many human rights measures, report claims

Coalition of 175 civil society organisations raises alarm over prisons, hate crimes, stop and search powers and threat to Human Rights Act<p>The UK has failed to meet many human rights recommendations made by the United Nations and should do more to prevent prison overcrowding, tackle hate crimes and …

5 Signs You're a Lot Smarter Than You Think

These surprising qualities and habits might indicate a higher intelligence.<p>Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean, founder and author of the popular website PsyBlog, caught my attention recently with an article about some really odd signs that suggest your IQ may be above average.<p>I went around the internet …

New Research Says There Are 4 Basic Types of People. Which One Are You?

According to a recent study, 90 percent of us are either optimistic, pessimistic, trusting, or envious. Guess which group was the biggest.<p>How trustworthy are people? How far do we trust one another?<p>That's what researchers set out to discover. In a recently published study, scientists from a number …

What's Going on When You Stay in Touch With Your Ex

Source: racorn/Shutterstock<p>It’s fairly common for people to maintain contact with former romantic partners.1,2 But what happens when you enter a new …

Psychology

The Truth About the Law of Attraction

Millions of people are unsuccessful at achieving goals using the Law of Attraction (LOA). The reason? The LOA does not exist! Hear why from a …

Happiness

A Philosopher’s 350-Year-Old Trick to Get People to Change Their Minds is Now Backed Up by Psychologists

The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that …

Psychology

Is being a perfectionist harmful or helpful?

In a job interview, the classic answer to "What's your biggest weakness?" is "I'm a perfectionist"—a total cop-out that allows you to wear your "weakness" as a badge of pride. Thing is, people who have perfectionist tendencies are sometimes more than just detail-oriented high achievers. They are …

Self-help

Two American Dreams: how a dumbed-down nation lost sight of a great idea

As Clinton and Trump prepare to debate next week, noble ideals are overwhelmed in a culture where most Americans do not know what is real anymore and the dream of equal opportunity is a fantasy<p>Every child had a pretty good shotTo get at least as far as their old man gotBut something happened on the …

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Cancer Immunotherapy At A Crossroads

It was in 1909 that Nobel Prize-winning German physician Paul Ehrlich proposed the idea that our bodies are fighting constant battles with cancer and that, thankfully, most of the time we win.<p>Ehrlich was a visionary in recognizing the interaction between cancer and the immune system. Specifically, …

Cancer

Where to find school bullies? Not where you might expect

A few years ago, I found myself in the vice-principal's office at a Toronto elementary school with a majority of recent immigrants and refugees from Africa, Asia and the Middle East in its student body. I was struck by all the posters in her office, and in the hallway outside, devoted to …

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Skip Meals

Raise your hand if you’ve ever glanced at the clock after powering through your to-do list only to realize you can barely remember when you last had …

Nutrition