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The Death of a Parent Affects Even Grown Children Psychologically and Physically

Grief is both real and measurable. Scientists now know that the death or your father or mother will forever alter your brain chemistry and may also …

Psychology

The No BS Guide to Organizing Your Feelings

Rarely do our feelings hang neatly on fancy, perfectly spaced hangers. Instead — like our closets — we often hold a jumble of both new and outdated …

Self-help

New data shows how vastly different migration in the U.S. is than in Germany

By Philip Bump<p>National correspondent<p>President Trump has seized upon Germany as a model of the perils of migration. He has repeatedly — and falsely — claimed that crime in Germany is up in an effort to suggest an intractable link between migration and criminal activity. He’s warned of immigrants …

United States

UN refugee agency: Record 68.5 million displaced worldwide

Calling for a new approach to tackle the issue, UNHCR says 53 percent of the 68.5 million people displaced are children.<p>Nearly 69 million people who have fled war, violence and persecution were forcibly displaced last year, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).<p>In its annual report released on …

Unique neuronal firing patterns in our "second brain" observed for the first time

Using a newly developed imaging technique, a team of researchers in Australia has directly observed a unique neural motor firing pattern outside of …

7 Psychological Biases You Need To Understand To Become A Stronger Person

It is easy to point out the ways in which other people fail to see their own biases and perceptions. It’s harder is to recognize our own. There’s even a term for this: the bias “blind spot,” first coined by social psychologists Emily Pronin, Daniel Lin and Lee Ross.<p>We can attribute this to …

Psychology

5 Psychological Principles for Maintaining a Happy Marriage

It all comes down to prioritizing the positive.<p>Marriage takes work. We know this, you know this, everyone knows this. But what many people don’t …

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Relationships

The DIY Guide to Significantly Increasing Your Breath Hold

Photo: @bumpsetsurf // @heyitswano<p><b>Most surfers I’ve coached never do much to prepare themselves for what they’ll experience underwater.</b> Of course, …

Five Steps to Happy Surfing

Surfing and happiness do go hand in hand. The saying ‘only a surfer knows the feeling’ hits the nail on the head and we love nothing more than …

Happiness

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

Life Lessons From Surfers (No Surfing Required)

I am fascinated by genuinely chill people — those whose default isn’t a level 13 on the stress scale, whose knee-jerk reaction to anything deemed a …

Aquatic Sports

​This Insane, 10-Move Circuit Will Smoke Every Muscle In Your Body

​Day 4 of Dad Bod: Redefined will leave your abs, arms, shoulders, and quads shaking<p>Raising a family is no excuse to get soft.<p>Just because you’re a dad, you don’t need to default into the dad bod—or, at least, the soft and shlubby image that term brings to mind. That’s why we’re taking that label …

7 Home-Based Exercises to Improve Your Surfing

Land-based training can work wonders to help supplement and improve your surfing – and let's face it, we could all probably do with putting in a …

The 1 Type of VC You Don't Want in Your Life

You can waste all your time trying to convince a skeptical VC if you want. But really, you're better off finding a believer.<p>Forty days ago I made a huge, life-changing decision. I quit my job, leaving a company I founded in 2007.<p>It was a really tough decision. After all, that business was named to …

Hypnosis Has More Scientific Basis Than We Thought

There's that placebo effect again.<p><b>By Devin Terhune, Goldsmiths, University of London; Steven Jay Lynn, Binghamton University, State University of New</b> …

Letting Catholic priests into Australia was a mistake

Warning: you are now entering a politically incorrect zone. Australia is in the middle of an honest discussion, fuelled by Immigration Minister Peter …

Jason Wittrock's Blow-Your-Arms-Up Workout

Today, you'll take your arm training to a new level by attacking your biceps and triceps from all angles. You'll also use supersets, dropsets, and …

The viruses that may save humanity

One day in the future, a dose of a “ninja virus” might just save your life.<p>It was the early 1890s, and Ernest Hankin was studying cholera outbreaks along the banks of the Ganges. As the locals dumped their dead in the holy water, the river should have quickly transformed into a poisonous spring of …

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Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

AltusQ

Getting a taste of the Cape To Cape track courtesy of Cape to Cape Explorer Tours. Spectacular scenery, knowledgeable guides, a "refreshing" dip (for …

How many spots can you see in this optical illusion?

<b>An optical illusion image has gone viral as people try to work out why they can't see all 12 dots at the same time.</b><p>Japanese psychology professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka posted the image on Facebook on Sunday morning and within 24 hours it had been shared 7,000 times.<p>Game developer Will Kerslake tweeted …

Neurology

Scientists film bacteria's maneuvers as they become impervious to drugs

In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists from Harvard Medical School and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have designed …

50 Things That Happened Because of Star Trek

As Gene Roddenberry’s franchise boldly soldiers into its sixth decade, we pick out half a hundred things that wouldn’t exist without his greatest enterprise.<p>It was half a century ago, in Earth years, that pop culture and real science were first struck by the bold, influential rays of <i>Star Trek.</i> When …

Experts think bitcoin's tech is the future of finance

Even if bitcoin fades into obscurity, finance experts believe that the technology behind it will live on and even change how financial services work. According to a study conducted by Swiss non-profit World Economic Forum, the blockchain, which is the public ledger that makes bitcoin transactions …

World Economic Forum

Could you travel in a straight line in space and return to Earth?

Could the Universe loop around on itself, and might you come back out the other side?<p><i>“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with</i> …

Alzheimer’s Disease: Period Pain Drug Cures Symptoms In Mice, New Research Shows

The incurable Alzheimer’s disease may now have a cure. A new research by the University of Manchester shows that the most common form of dementia can …

10 Signs You Need a Career Change

You're reading 10 Signs You Need a Career Change, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Employment

The truth behind testosterone: why men risk it all

How do hormones such as testosterone and cortisol affect our ability to work, rest and play? A stock-market trader turned neuroscientist has the …

Trading