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12 Best Books From the 2000s That We Still Love to Read Today

Kazuo Ishiguro<p>This novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro is a devastating examination of love and the loss of innocence. It centers on a trio of friends – Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy – who first meet at an exclusive and secluded boarding school in the English countryside. When they come together …

13 Mistakes That Are Stopping You From Reaching Your Full Fitness Potential

A physiotherapist shares her advice on improving your body.<p>Whether you've been inspired to run a marathon or simply want to return to regular exercise, managing injuries can be the secret to staying fit and healthy for longer. We spoke to Ashley Wienand, clinical director at Ultra Sports Clinic and …

Inflammation

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

This Is The Emotionally Intelligent Way To Handle Stage Fright

Rather than beating yourself up about being nervous, you need to acknowledge, and even embrace, your jitters. Here’s how.<p>You’re about to give a presentation, and for whatever reason, the words you’ve diligently practiced are not coming out. If you’re like many of my clients, you’ll probably start …

‘How I learned to live with multiple personalities’

Severe trauma can cause a unique kind of mental breakdown - dissociative identity disorder (DID), which creates multiple personalities. What is it like trying to live with this condition?<p>Until she was 40 years old, Melanie Goodwin had no memory of her life before the age of 16. Then, a family …

Psychology

How liars create the ‘illusion of truth’

Repetition makes a fact seem more true, regardless of whether it is or not. Understanding this effect can help you avoid falling for propaganda, says psychologist Tom Stafford.<p>“Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth”, is a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels. …

The best way to win an argument

How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to.<p>You are, I'm afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I'll be more than happy to …

Psychology

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Dos and don’ts to preserve your brainpower

From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, here are six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.<p>Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance …

The Brain

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Science Has Found the One Simple Thing You Need To Do To Have More Sex

1.2K<p>SHARES<p>Have you ever though how it would be great if we knew the absolute secret to having more sex? Well, guess what? We know now! And it’s …

How Magicians Trick Your Brain

The renowned Slydini holds up an empty box for all to see. It is not really a box—just four connected cloth-covered cardboard walls, forming a floppy …

Magic

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Can LED Light Therapy Solve All Of Your Skin Problems?

Those in the know are boosting their skin and wellbeing with the latest LED light therapies...<p>Newsflash: The pivotal moment for our skincare routines …

Skin Care

Nobody can agree on how many girls there are in this photo

This picture has done the rounds on the internet and no one can decide how many girls there are in it<p>This image is so confusing - how many girls are there in the photo?<p>Swiss photographer Tiziana Vergari has decided to mess with everyone's minds by posting this image on Instagram.<p>The photo was taken …

Optical Illusions

A choose your own adventure version of the 2016 UK budget

Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books you read as a kid? The ones where despite all the options, you could still figure out the …

Hidden Facebook tricks you need to know

More than 1 billion people use Facebook every day. Here are a few tricks that most people don't know when it comes to privacy protection.<p><i>Produced by Eames Yates</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

To Conquer Fear, A Man Turns Rejection Into A Game

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This</i> <i>story first ran on Jan. 16, 2015, as part of</i> <i>NPR's Invisibilia podcast. It's about a man who decided he no longer wanted to be ruled by fear. Without realizing it, he used a standard tool of psychotherapy to help him stop dreading rejection.</i><p><i>And if you've been dreading a future</i> …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

How Sore Is Too Sore to Work Out?

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>That soreness you experience after a tough workout often feels like a badge of honor, right? You upped the intensity on leg day or you tacked on a few more miles to your long run and you're feeling strong. Until one day, you push it too far and that …

Here's how you can help during the refugee crisis in Europe

When looking at the sheer number of refugees around the world, it's easy to become disillusioned.<p>According to a June report, nearly 60 million people …

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

World History

Why You Need To Unplug Every 90 Minutes

You’re an organism. And organisms run in cycles. Here’s how to work with yours.<p>Since sprints get us to focus in and finish our tasks with crisp consciousness, we know they’re the most effective way of working. But what’s fascinating is <i>why</i> they make us work so well.<p>For Leo Widrich at Buffer, it’s in …

Time Management

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Men, Backed By Research

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Cocaine

6 Sneaky but Scientific Ways to Help Kids Learn

Parents want to teach kids the skills they’ll need to lead happy, productive lives. But we have too much to do and not enough time to do it. Ellen …

Kids

15 best non-Freemium Android games

Freemium games hit Android like a dump truck. It allowed apps and games to go free with users paying money later if they chose to and it’s been a model that has been dominant. Freemium games make more money than their pay-once counterparts and people tend to download them more often. However, there …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

How to Make Difficult Conversations Easy: 7 Steps From a Clinical Psychologist

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

Self-help