Aaron Leong

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Boost Productivity by Getting More Rest and Working Shorter Days

The evidence is mounting that working until you're groggy is a losing strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sweden is switching to a 6-hour workday with 25 percent boosts in productivity. But how? Paradoxical as it seems -- more rest is the key to more work.<p>“The …

7 Acts of Self-Care to Ease Your Mid-Semester Stress

In my college experience, the last six weeks of the semester were always the worst for me, starting in late October and lasting until the first weeks …

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The 4 Types of Meditation for Beginners: Which Is Right for You?

Choosing the right type of practice makes getting started with meditation easier.<p>In our always-on world, meditation is frequently touted as the solution to nearly all that ails us, from a lack of focus to a sense of being overwhelmed. And better yet, experts claim getting started is neither time …

These Breakfast Taco Recipes Are Life's Reward For Getting Out Of Bed

Mornings have never looked so good.<p>The fastest way to make any morning better — even Monday mornings — is breakfast tacos.<p>Breakfast tacos offer everything that is beloved about the taco. It has the tortilla, it gives you a reason to eat even more guacamole than you already do, and it offers the …

Too busy to cook a family meal? A cheat's guide to 'no-cook' dinners

'If you can make a cup of tea and use the toaster, you’re halfway there,’ says Sharon Hearne-Smith, explaining the concept behind her latest book.<p>For the time-poor or timid beginner, it may well sound like a godsend. The Irish food writer and stylist has come up with innovative ways to get food …

Millions of People Put Their Coffee Cups Into Recycling Bins - But They're Not Being Recycled

Where do our cups really end up?<p>In the UK, we have got used to getting "What we want, when we want it."<p>So began Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s latest …

You’ve been charging your smartphone wrong

Yes, we know. Our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day.<p>But it’s partially our fault because we’ve been charging them wrong this whole time.<p>Many of us have an ingrained notion that charging our smartphones in small bursts will cause long-term damage to their batteries, and …

Scientists Just Figured Out How This Bird Can Fly For Months Without Landing

The great frigate can stay aloft for 56 days by riding natural updrafts.<p>Plenty of birds fly vast distances on their migratory trips around planet Earth. But the most amazing of all might the frigate bird, which can stay aloft for <i>two months</i> straight without landing or resting. How the heck do they …

An Astronaut's View: Photos From 6 Months in Space

The sun reflects off of Earth as night approaches, April 5, 2016.<br>Tim Peake—ESA/NASA<p>1 of 17<p>Tim Peake, the European Space Agency's first British …

A psychologist reveals the 9 most common dreams and what they mean

Many psychologists have given up trying to interpret dreams, but we talked to one who hasn't.<p>Psychologist Ian Wallace has interpreted over 150,000 dreams during more than 30 years of practice.<p>He helped us compile a list of nine of the most common dreams, their meanings, and what action you should …

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Human Intelligence Determined By Volume And Location Of Gray Matter Tissue In Brain

General human intelligence appears to be based on the volume of gray matter tissue in certain regions of the brain, UC Irvine College of Medicine …

Insects are conscious, claims major paper that could show us how our own thoughts began

Insects have a form of consciousness, according to a new paper that might show us how our own began.<p>Brain scans of insects appear to indicate that …

7 Scientific Ways to Become Smarter

You can vastly improve your brain's performance by making a few minor changes in your daily routine.<p>A while back, I posted a column describing five scientific ways to become smarter. Since then, I've been reading more about neuroscience, hoping to find additional easy techniques to improve brain …

3 research-backed secrets for increasing your confidence

There's an easy answer: Don't.<p>Yeah, it's a trick question.<p>But we've all been led to believe that self-confidence or self-esteem is the answer to everything.<p>It's not.<p>In fact, research shows it's the cause of a lot of problems.<p>We don't need more self-esteem.<p>We need more <i>self-compassion</i>.<p>Don't believe …

How Friendships Change in Adulthood

“We need to catch up soon!”<p>In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first.<p>This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends to focus on couples and families. When Emily Langan, an associate professor …

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

It’s probably a myth that we’re not getting enough sleep

We’ve been told that the modern, connected life is taking a toll on our sleep. Compared to previous generations, studies report, we’ve been sleeping less and less every year. And that is making us “more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, …

You're More Negative and Egotistical When You Tweet from Your Phone, Study Says

You can’t spell Twitter without an “i”—or tweet, it seems, without a <i>me</i>, <i>my</i> or <i>mine</i>.<p>Everyone already knows that social media is a great place for …