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The Neuroscience of Consciousness

Black horehound,<p>Baroness Susan Greenfield CBE, is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster<br>and member of the House of Lords. Specialising in the …

Myers, Briggs, and the World's Most Popular Personality Test

<b>By Avery Hurt</b><p><i>From corporate offices to Internet dating sites, Americans lean on personality tests to make their toughest decisions. But do the</i> …

Study: Women Need More Sleep Because They Use Their Brain More

A Special Message From Our Founders<p>Over the past few years of working with health experts all over the world, there’s one major insight we’ve learned.<p>…

Get in the Right State of Mind for Any Negotiation

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had a prickly relationship. On the one hand, their two companies did significant business with each other. (Microsoft actually wrote software for some Apple devices.) But the two men also were rivals, both in the marketplace and in the public …

Scientific evidence points to importance of positive thinking

<i>As psychologists turn their focus to positive emotions, a growing body of research is showing that positivity has knock-on effects that can help</i> …

Psychology

How online gamers are solving science's biggest problems

A new generation of online games don't just provide entertainment – they help scientists solve puzzles involving genes, conservation and the universe<p>For all their virtual accomplishments, gamers aren't feted for their real-world usefulness. But that perception might be about to change, thanks to a …

CrazyTalk7 Pro: Addictive Facial Animation At Your Fingertips [Deals]

We know making your dog talk with your own voice is entertaining and will get everyone laughing hysterically. With <b>CrazyTalk 7 Pro</b> you can take pets, sketch drawings, baby photos or inanimate objects to create fun and interesting videos in minutes.<p>And Cult of Mac Deals has CrazyTalk7 Pro available …

Communicate

How-to: Use Preview to put signatures on PDF’s, Pages Documents, and Mail messages

As we have written about in previous articles, Preview is a valuable tool in OS X that does not get a lot of press. In this article, we will review how you can use Preview to capture your signature using the iSight camera on a Mac, then use it in Pages documents, to sign PDF documents, and as an …

Which Coding Language Is Right For You?

Coding is all the rage these days. Students of all ages and adults already in the workforce are increasingly encouraged to learn programming. Even President Obama said everyone should learn to code.<p>There are countless resources that offer the opportunity to learn different skills. From free online …

Office for iPad reportedly coming before July

Microsoft is still working on Office for iPad, and it could debut before July, reports <i>ZDNet</i>'s Mary Jo Foley. While we'd heard that Microsoft was working on Office for iPhone and iPad some time ago, it ultimately only rolled out an iPhone version and pointed tablet users to Office Web Apps. However,</i> …

Sponsored Data: AT&T will now let companies buy out your data charges for specific videos and apps

Today at CES, AT&T announced a new service called Sponsored Data, offering a way for companies to pick up the tab for data usage whenever particular products or services are being used. If the service is in effect, users will see a "sponsored" symbol in the status bar, and all the data charges will …

At last, a smartwatch James Bond might not be embarrassed to wear

“I don’t know if the world needs more technology,” says Bill Geiser, CEO of smartwatch company Metawatch. “I think the world needs friendlier technology,” he adds.<p>Metawatch is a company willing to make a bet: You’d wear a smartwatch if it didn’t make you look like a giant 12-year-old with cyborg …

Wearable Tech

The pill that might give you perfect pitch by altering your brain

Takao Hensch, professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University, believes that absolute pitch — the ability to identify or sing a specific note without any reference points — is a learned ability, normally only acquirable by humans in a "critical period" early in our lives. In the …

The Brain

Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism

According to science, it’s good to be the nice guy.<p>I’ve written about positivity before, in terms of cultivating a positive outlook for yourself. What I want to write about today is cultivating positivity in your workplace, particularly if you’re a leader. By focusing on positive interactions with …

Mastering The Fine Art Of Getting To The Point

We only truly focus for six hours a week. Endless meetings and wordy emails are chipping away at our dwindling attention spans. Joe McCormack, author of Brief, shares his short list of techniques to stay on track.<p>Joseph McCormack thinks everything would be better if people could just get to the …