Alex Karchevsky

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Productivity

How To Be Truly Happy With Your Life

The path to happiness and the path to being an expert overlap.<p>Here’s the problem though: research shows that you don’t usually do what really brings …

When neurons grow too many (or too few) branches - Futurity

Understanding how neurons grow and change throughout life may be the Holy Grail in treating many neurological disorders, including autism and …

Neuroscience

The changing face of psychology

In 1959, an American researcher named Ted Sterling reported something disturbing. Of 294 articles published across four major psychology journals, 286 had reported positive results – that is, a staggering 97% of published papers were underpinned by statistically significant effects. Where, he …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an increased risk of heart disease and suicide. Treatments typically …

Creepily perfect pictures from North Korea, the sport and leisure capital of the world

North Korea has been on a building binge since its young leader, Kim Jung Un, came into office. Some of his top priority projects? A ski resort, a “miniature world” park that includes replicas of London’s Big Ben and France’s Eiffel Tower, and basketball courts, skating rinks and video arcades …

North Korea

Jeffrey Katzenberg Would Have Paid $75 Million for More 'Breaking Bad'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg really really really—the extra "reallys" are imperative …

Richest 1 Percent Hold 46 Percent Of The World's Wealth

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Global wealth has risen by 68 percent over the past 10 years to reach a new all-time high of $241 trillion and the United States accounts for nearly three quarters of the increase, Credit Suisse said in its World Wealth Report.<p>Average global wealth has hit a peak of $51,600 per …

Video for your ears: What do planets sound like?

NASA Space Sounds: what happens when spacecraft are used to record radio emissions from planetary environments, which are then converted to sound …

1 In 13 Humans Walk On Bendy Chimp Feet, Study Finds

Take to the trees!<p>Humans may have moved out of the trees, but some of us are still wandering around with vestiges of our arboreal ancestors: a flexible, chimp-like foot that bends in the middle.<p>As many as 1 in 13 people may be walking around with a midtarsal break in their foot characteristic of …