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Parents of successful kids have these 12 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Self-improvement

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Some psychosis cases an 'immune disorder'

<b>Some patients sectioned with psychotic conditions, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, may actually have a treatable immune disorder, say Oxford University scientists.</b><p>A study in the Lancet Psychiatry suggests up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve antibodies attacking parts of the …

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain.<p>Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.<p>The debate …

The Brain

10 Things That Don't Make Sense To Introverts

A loud, crowded party? Hard pass.<p>Introverts are falsely known for being standoffish or preferring their own “personal bubble” ― but there’s so much more to being a “quiet” type than that.<p>To love an introvert is to know them (and, yes, respect their space). That means accepting their little quirks. …

Personality

Why psychology lost its soul: Everything comes from the brain

What happens to your soul after you die? Nothing, as it does not exist.<p>George Paxinos, <i>Neuroscience Research Australia</i><p>Many people today believe they …

Sex and Gender Differences in Humans Aren't Binary - Fact or Myth?

Non-Binary Sex and Gender: Is Sex Binary? Is Gender Binary?<p>Studies have shown there is no single determinant of sex, gender, or sexuality. Thus, a …

12 Coping Strategies For Anxiety That Only Make You Feel More Anxious

<i>September 14, 2016</i><p>Every worrier subconsciously uses coping strategies for anxiety, hoping to solve the problem and get over worry. Unfortunately, …

Self-help

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Scientists Test Ancient Body-Warming Method as Depression Treatment

A new study finds that “hyperthermia” could be helpful in treating depression. It’s a century-old idea, but bigger trials are needed before it sees widespread use.<p>The 1927 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to an Austrian doctor with an unusual obsession. Julius Wagner-Jauregg had been …

Imperial College London

Which Brands Of Hard Drive Are Most Likely To Fail?

A new analysis points fingers<p>The shelf life for the average drive is about four years, according to research by data storage company Backblaze.<p>The company’s latest analysis of more than 60,000 hard drives details which brands of drive fail with greater frequency. This isn't a sweeping investigation …

Schadenfreude

Play Nintendo's Hated Virtual Boy Games on Gear VR and Google Cardboard

Now with less nausea and headaches.<p>Ah, the poor Nintendo Virtual Boy. Over two decades ago its stereoscopic imagery presaged the virtual reality headsets of today, although it was limited to monochromatic graphics and your neck inevitably ached while leaning down to play it on the awkward tripod of …

This website shows how long it would take for a hacker to break your password

Using data benchmarks from Intel and the password cracking tool John the Ripper, the site gives an eye-opening view for average users wondering whether they may have a strong password.<p>Many people still resort to weak passwords, which hackers can easily guess using free software tools like John the …

5 Sex/Relationship Myths Therapists Should Stop Believing

You may find this hard to believe, but most therapists, psychologists and doctors have received no training in sexuality. A minority of mental …

Many scientific “truths” are, in fact, false

In 2005, John Ioannidis, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, published a paper, “Why most published research findings are false,” mathematically showing that a huge number of published papers must be incorrect. He also looked at a number of well-regarded medical research findings, and …

Psychology

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Explore The Large Hadron Collider In 360-Degree Video

Synchrotronicity<p>At 17-miles across, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is not only the world's largest particle accelerator, but it is also a fantastic spot for a 360-degree video shoot. BBC News recently went inside the vast, tunneling underground complex, located near Geneva, Switzerland, and came …

Large Hadron Collider

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

In 2011, the Finnish Tourist Board ran a campaign that used silence as a marketing ‘product’. They sought to entice people to visit Finland and …

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

The Brain

3 Reasons Why Time-Outs May Be Damaging Your Child

One of the most popular behavior control solutions for experts and parents alike is the time-out. Although time-outs can appear effective in …

Darkest Dungeon: The Kotaku Review

Progress isn’t permanent.<p><i>Darkest Dungeon</i> is a tremendously popular Steam game that just emerged from Early Access. It’s a Lovecraft-inspired …

Why people fall for pseudoscience (and how academics can fight back)

Ingrained cognitive biases play a role, as does inverted snobbery about educational privilege. But we must battle on, says this scientist<p>Pseudoscience is everywhere – on the back of your shampoo bottle, on the ads that pop up in your Facebook feed, and most of all in the Daily Mail. Bold statements …

Critical Thinking

Is Psychoanalysis Mounting a New Challenge to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

If you ask the average right-thinking person who follows psychological research what forms of therapy do and don’t work, here’s a likely answer: …

Psychology

The Reason Why Some Men Like Big Boobs, According to Science

Two studies shed light on why only some men are attracted to women with larger breasts.

Science

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

What Really Happens in a Therapy Session

When you take your car to the car mechanic, you know what’s going to happen: Your car will get repaired.<p>When you break a bone and visit your doctor, …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful effect of these emotions, and to use that information to guide thinking and …

Emotional Intelligence

Screw Those $300 Standing Desks. This Cardboard One Is $25

Is sitting at a computer all day making you fat, but standing desks are too expensive? The Hootsuite CEO’s nifty new side project could save your spine and slim your belly. Oristand is a $25 standing desk made of cardboard. Just unfold the contraption, stick it atop your normal desk, and you can …

Furniture

What Are Basic Emotions?

The concept of ‘basic’ or ‘primary’ emotions dates back at least to the <i>Book of Rites</i>, a first-century Chinese encyclopedia that identifies seven …