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Patti Smith’s Advice to the Young, by Way of William S. Burroughs

In this short video from the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, legendary performer, poet, lettuce-soup maker, and beloved reconstructionist <b>Patti Smith</b> offers her life’s wisdom to the young. Highlights below.<p>On finding your purpose and doing what you love:<p>A writer, or any artist, can’t expect to be …

Sleep's Best-Kept Secret: A Treatment for Insomnia That's Not a Pill

Do you toss and turn for hours before falling asleep? Or go to bed early but still wake up tired? Or keep waking up during the night? Then you’re …

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THE human brain is the most complex object in the known universe. It contains 100 billion nerve cells. Considering how complex that is, it goes wrong …

STOP YELLING! To make kids listen, Dr. Phil says, try a whisper - TODAY.com

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Dr. Phil: Yelling at kids causes ‘shutdown’<p>Play Video - 2:06<p>Play Video - 2:06<p>More video<p>1:07 Sponsored Content Now Playing‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant loses dream vacation due to mispronunciation<p>0:42 Sponsored Content Now PlayingWatch ‘Mad Men’ star …

Parenting

Dr. Oz's 25 Greatest Health Tips

You'll live longer, and better, if you adopt some of these steps<p>Overview<p>My patients are among my best teachers. They've taught me how to communicate clearly—and how to live a better life. On The Dr. Oz Show, I've seen that once people are emotionally involved, change happens quickly, especially if …

Fitness

How To Use Color Psychology To Give Your Business An Edge

Whether you’re wondering what color to paint the office, or you’re looking to redesign your retail space, the colors you choose can increase your chance of reaching your goals. Color greatly influences human emotion and behavior. If you’re hoping to make your workers more productive, or you want to …

Shooting Pills at Bipolar Disorder

A third of patients who go to the hospital for bipolar I disorder are on four (or more) psychiatric medications—despite a lack of evidence that's a good idea. This highlights the complexity of the disease and the need for more science.<p>4.4 percent of the U.S. has bipolar disorder, as best we know. …

How big teams of neurons work together so fast - Futurity

A computer simulation reveals that a network of 50 neurons responds with the same speed as a network of 1,000 neurons.

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Mental Illness

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that mental health care in the United States is as broken as a Trent Reznor sad-off with the Cure. …

Researchers want your body odor to be your new ID

Researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid are currently developing a new form of biometric authentication based on personal body odor. The Group of Biometrics, Biosignals and Security (GB2S), with help from the Spanish engineering consulting firm Ilía Systems Ltd, hopes that its work can …

Improve Your Listening Skills by Turning Off Your Expectations

If we're completely honest, a lot of our conversations can be pretty predictable after a while. It's no surprise that we often respond to what we …

When Power Goes To Your Head, It May Shut Out Your Heart

Even the smallest dose of power can change a person. You've probably seen it. Someone gets a promotion or a bit of fame and then, suddenly, they're a little less friendly to the people beneath them.<p>So here's a question that may seem too simple: Why?<p>If you ask a psychologist, he or she may tell you …

How to Believe in Yourself

At times, it can be hard for you to believe in yourself, especially if you have developed negative feelings, like you have nothing to offer or are …

Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being

As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of "butterflies" in the stomach. …

Neuroscience

Personal Identity Is (Mostly) Performance

Wearing, showing, and sharing the many things that make up your personal presence helps you understand yourself.<p>“Surely you don’t believe in that nonsense.”<p>It was intended as a rhetorical question, uttered with an implied wink and a smirk. The speaker, an ardent skeptic who prided himself on his …

How the gender divide reaches into our nightmares

A study has found women are more likely to dream of interpersonal disputes, while men tend to face war, calamities and insect swarms alone<p>When Professor Antonio Zadra began investigating nightmare narratives he expected to hear about chases. Lots and lots of chases. In fact, the stories were …

Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

Real life is the game that – literally – <i>everyone</i> is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.<p>Basics<p>You might not realise, but real life is a …

The 5 Best Ways To Relax And How They Will Change Your Life

There’s no doubt that we live in a society where we’re always plugged in, stress levels are high and finding time for ourselves is like pulling …

End the Drama: Stop Taking Things Personally And Needing to Be Right

<b>“Concern yourself not with what is right and what is wrong but with what is important.” ~Unknown</b><p>I remember quite distinctly the point where my …

Positive Thinking

Why Bad Things Happen to Good People: How Is This Supporting You?

<b>“This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival… Be grateful for whatever comes. Because each has been sent
 as a guide from beyond.”</b> …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part II: The Dilemma of Coaching Yourself

What separates those who accomplish outstanding feats from those who don’t? According to author and researcher Joshua Foer, it’s the dedication and …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part I: Grit Is More Important Than Talent

In the late ’60s, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed a now-iconic experiment called the Marshmallow Test, which analyzed the ability of …

12 Ways to Calm the Overactive Mind

Gregg Prescott, M.S., <i>In5D Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Have you ever laid in bed trying to sleep while a constant stream of thoughts flow through your mind? Do …