Ali Bonakdar Tehrani

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Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Justin Bieber Pranks People in the Most Inappropriate Place Ever

Yikes, Justin!<p>Watch what happens when playful scamp Justin Bieber meets master prankster Ellen DeGeneres. It's total insanity as Bieber pranks person after person in the potty. Can you imagine just trying to answer Mother Nature's call and being surprised by one of the world's most famous pop …

12 Steps To Curing Your Procrastination Addiction

Recovering from procrastination? Admitting your problem is step one.<p>We are all guilty of procrastination, some to a greater degree than others. Tasks left undone are a distraction that interferes with being a productive individual. It diverts your focus from the task at hand to those tasks that are …

Are You a Sex Addict ... or Just a Guy?

At what point do your kinky cravings become problematic? Researchers suggest the tipping point<p>Here's a shocker: Men love sex. Thinking about it, watching it, doing it—your day is probably sprinkled with sexual urges. How often? Ten, 20, 50 times a day? Is once every 10 minutes a reason to start …

Make Giada's ultimate finger foods for your Super Bowl party

Not sure what to serve for Super Bowl Sunday? Get inspired by these delicious finger food recipes from Giada De Laurentiis. Here, the celebrity chef is sharing her favorite finger food recipes like: mini antipasto calzones, Mediterranean chili chicken wings and double chocolate espresso cookies. …

Lunching Lemurs, A Tropical Cyclone, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Three Body Hacks You Shouldn't Try At Home

Leave these self-improvement tricks to the professionals<p>To improve themselves, a growing number of people are going beyond meditation or exercise. These brave pioneers are trying to hack their bodies with bacteria, special diets, and even electrical zaps.<p>1. Smell Better<p>Humans don’t stink—it’s the …

6 Tips to Never Be Late Again

We all have a horror story about being late -- arriving at a wedding just as the bride and groom are running off in a shower of birdseed or picking up your panicked child at an otherwise empty field after baseball practice. Being late even shows up in our nightmares -- who hasn't woken up in a …

Secret Service investigating small drone

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The man operating the drone that crashed on the White House grounds called the U.S. Secret Service on Monday morning to "self-report" his involvement in the incident.<p>The drone's owner and operator works for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a government entity with …

Drones

The Disappearance Of The Instruction Manual

Instructions not included: what the vanishing manual says about us<p>In the late 17th century, the printer Joseph Moxon published <i>Mechanick Exercises</i>, the first guide to printing in any language. It had been nearly 240 years since the debut of Gutenberg’s press, and books had proliferated. There were …

Millions of cars tracked across US in 'massive' real-time spying program

The United States government is tracking the movement of vehicles around the country in a clandestine intelligence-gathering programme that has been condemned as a further official exercise to build a database on people’s lives.<p>The Drug Enforcement Administration was monitoring license plates on a …

Surveillance

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

How to deal with highly negative people

It’s easier said than done. Here are a few simple strategies for dealing with that special misanthrope in your life<p>What is the single biggest determinant of your happiness?<p>The answer to this question, as you probably already know, is not “wealth,” “fame,” “beauty” or “power”. Rather, it is how …