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10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

The Brain

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid …

High-potency pot smokers show brain-fiber damage

People who use especially potent pot show signs of damage in a key part of their brain. The results, reported online November 27 in <i>Psychological</i> …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Man-made DNA can now store data for millions of years

Swiss scientists have discovered encasing DNA in glass and chilling it down can preserve data encoded in it for millions of years, moving them closer …

Genetics

There's just no explaining 2014

Published on December 28, 2014<p><b>It was a year of mysteries</b>. To list some of the more baffling ones:<p>A huge airliner simply vanished, and to this day nobody has any idea what happened to it, despite literally thousands of hours of intensive speculation on CNN.<p>Millions of Americans suddenly decided to …

Want To Be More Creative? Sleep Like The Ancients Did

Artificial Light, like the light from the screen you are looking at right now, is like a drug that we’re all addicted to. And this addiction has taken its toll on modern society in the form of unnatural sleep patterns.<p>Computers, phones, light bulbs…they all attack our eyes with artificial light, …

How pickpockets trick your mind

Pickpockets use much more than sleight of hand, says Caroline Williams, they hack your brain’s weaknesses.<p>My mother has eyes in the back of her head. She also taught me from an early age to be suspicious of strange men, especially when they give you presents. Which makes it all the more surprising …

Is it bad to bottle up your anger?

Feeling angry? Let it all out, punch a pillow, blow off steam, but don’t keep it in, right? As Claudia Hammond discovers the evidence is far more complicated.<p>How often have you heard the advice to not to keep any anger in for the sake your health? There’s a common notion that suppressing your anger …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Pretend Confidence

Pretend Confidence<p>On Saturday night, a girl at a bar told me I was the “most confident person” she’d ever met. I’m pretty sure it was meant as an …

Body Language

Mars or bust: the new space race to put humans on the red planet

Two years ago tomorrow, a nuclear-powered rover, the size of an SUV and weighing almost a tonne, was lowered onto the surface of Mars. Touching down ever so gently, Nasa’s Curiosity landed with an almighty roar.<p>It sent a message to the world that a new space race – a race to eventually set foot on …

Meet your unborn child – before it’s even conceived

WILL my baby be healthy? It’s a question that concerns every prospective parent. Now a service that creates digital embryos by virtually mixing two …

Why Your Jokes Fall Flat

Make better, funnier wisecracks with help from science<p>The equation is true: Tragedy + time = comedy. In order for something to be funny, it has to be perceived as controversial, but no longer threatening, finds a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.<p>Humor researchers examined just how …

Jokes

7 Important Personal Musts in Business and Life

For every endeavor, there are basic truths that we need to remember. The more they're embedded in our behavior, the better the results. In business, as in life, our interpersonal actions have consequences...good and bad. Pay attention to the following, and you'll be on very firm ground no matter …

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now

Happiness—in your business life and your personal life—is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you</i> …

20 Ways to Make an Incredible Impact in 4 Hours or Less

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

American Cancer Society

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The first was a sense of banging his head against a wall. Raine, who grew up in Darlington and is now a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, was a …