Amrita Ramanathan

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9 bad habits that are getting in the way of your success

Look at what you are doing and assess your thoughts and your habits.<p>Ask yourself if they are working for you or against you.<p>Habits are patterns that are actions that we repeatedly do to create action.<p>If your actions aren't getting you what you want, you have to try something different.<p>Face it: You …

17 psychological tricks to make people like you immediately

Sometimes, though, you want to make an effort to befriend a new acquaintance or become a better friend to existing pals.<p>To help you out on that front, we scoured the psychological research to find science-backed strategies to get people to like you.<p>Read on to find out how to develop better …

This $499 magic mirror could make you fitter than ever

Anyone who's ever tried to lose more than a few pounds knows the harsh raw power of the bathroom mirror and the bathroom scales. For some of us, …

Fitness

5 Surprising Habits of Really Likable People | Inc.com

Ever wonder what makes some people much more liked than others in social settings? Or why there are certain people who can win over multiple friends without so much as a second thought?<p>Turns out, it's not all natural talent--there are some secrets to the trade as well. Want to become more likable? …

Nearly 40% of homeless youths are LGBT, and I'm currently one of them

It’s hard to tell I’m homeless, because I manage to find a couch to sleep on nightly. But I am, and I’m hiding in plain sight<p>I don’t look homeless, but I am. Nearly 40% of homeless youth in America identify as LGBT, and we are resourceful, connected and do our best to blend into the crowd so we are …

Homelessness

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Ben Carson: America's president can't be Muslim

"I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," he says.<p>The president of the United States should not be a Muslim, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson declared during an interview airing Sunday morning. And Islam, a faith professed by some 3 million Americans, is not …

Read This Before You Freak Out Over Gene-Edited Superbabies

Sit down America, and let's talk about making babies. Specifically, designer babies. Because ever since in vitro fertilization made it possible for …

Genetics

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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

New Chapter in Epigenetics

We are more than the DNA sequences we inherit from our parents.<p>Nongenetic information is also passed from one generation to the next, the burgeoning …

Genetically Modified Humans? How Genome Editing Works

Chinese scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos for the first time, confirming a storm of rumors and igniting an ethical …

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Living life in the third person

<b>Cognitive scientists discover clues in the brain to an extraordinary memory glitch in healthy, high functioning people</b><p>Imagine living a healthy, …

The Brain

Can Biogen beat the memory thief?

<i>Above illustration by Sinelab</i><p>Even before Jeffrey Sevigny stepped to the podium, it was clear that something momentous had occurred in the world of …

3D Printed Aorta Model Treats Aneurysm in 17-Year-Old

There’s no shortage of stories about patient-specific, 3D printed pre-surgical models saving the lives of patients. And there’s no shortage of such …

A new treatment for brain aneurysm: Edge Therapeutics rakes in $72.5M

New Jersey biotech Edge Therapeutics just raised $72.5 million from two new financing rounds, with aims to advance its drug delivery system for brain …

Health Care

Can We Give Up Procrastination In One Month?

This month we’ll identify our most important task, master getting started, and learn to refocus when procrastination tries to creep in.<p>Like many people, I’m skilled in the art of procrastination. The excuses I give myself range from, “There’s not enough time to finish” to “I really don’t want to …

What I Learned Writing A Brain Blog For 17 Months

November 2013, I proudly launched the Brain Watch blog here at WIRED. This will be my final post. For seventeen months I’ve used the blog to report …

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

Nutrition