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Beating Procrastination: 72 Successful People Reveal their Most Powerful Tips

Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?<p><i>"This isn't important right now, I will get to it later." "This is too difficult, let's keep it for next week." "I need to be in the right mood." "I work better under pressure."</i><p>It comes in various forms (as above), but it has one name. …

Spaced repetition: a hack to make your brain store information

Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works<p>Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar encounter for many people. Whether in school, university or work, we all find ourselves in …

The Brain

David Eagleman: ‘Humans are real storytelling animals’

The American neuroscientist on the brain and free will, literature, science and humanity – and the possibility of space travel in digital form<p><b>The Brain investigates ways we might “hack” our neural hardware to substitute and add senses. Can you give an illustration?</b> <br>In my lab we’ve developed a Vest …

Neurophilosophy

How swarm intelligence could save us from the dangers of AI

We’ve heard a lot of talk recently about the dangers of artificial intelligence. From Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, to Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak, luminaries around the globe have been sounding the alarm, warning that we could lose control over this powerful technology — after all, AI is about …

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

Yoga Found to Lessen Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Yoga Found to Lessen Side Effects of Prostate Cancer TreatmentIndian yoga participants preform exercises during the inaugural session of World Yoga …