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Best Friends Really do Share Brain Patterns, Neuroscientists Reveal

"Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."<p>Whenever my best friends and I say the same thing in a …

The Brain

You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t.

For centuries, people have drawn the line between nature and nurture.<p>In the nineteenth century, the English polymath Francis Galton cast nature-versus-nurture in scientific terms. He envisioned a battle between heredity and experience that shapes each of us.<p>“When nature and nurture compete for …


How Humans Use 'Strategic Ignorance' When Facts Get In The Way

Social science research explores how our minds push away information that gets in the way of our feelings and desires.

This Is What Power Does to Your Brain And Your Body

This is crazy.<p>From the bully on the playground to the big-wig in the corner office, power dynamics are everywhere in our lives.<p>A flood of allegations …

Retired Marine: America was prepared for me when I had to come home

<b>(CNN) —</b> After spending two tours overseas, one in Iraq and the other Afghanistan, I had no idea what the transition back to a "normal" life would be like. Before I was injured, I was planning on serving my country for as long as I could. But after stepping on an IED on November 29, 2010, my thought …


Cops help rescue obese raccoon from sewer grate

Police in Zion, Illinois got one of their more unusual calls this week then they had to assist in the rescue of an obese raccoon that was trapped in a sewer grate.<p>“As a police officer no 2-days are the same,” explained the police department, in a Facebook post Thursday. “Ofc. K. Vaughn responded to …


How to Make Someone Fall In Love With You

<b>Here’s How To Make Someone Fall In Love With You</b><p>When researchers asked people to tell the stories of how they fell in love, what were the eleven most …