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22 Science-Backed Study Tips to Ace a Test

With back-to-school commercials showing at full speed ahead, it's time to say sayonara to those summer days and once more remember how to study. [A …

Study Skills

You Are Not Stuck! 8 Steps to Feeling Momentum

You feel stuck. I know. I often do too.<p>You are stuck in a relationship, a job that just isn't fulfilling, a poisonous situation, an unhealthy mindset, or a pattern that some days makes you feel like you are circling the drain.<p>You fear you will never get unstuck. Or, worse yet, you have started to …

The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods Of All Time

Time to stock up.<p>Cutting back on Ben & Jerry's and Tostitos = one of the suckiest parts of dieting. But you *can* actually eat more (no more hanger!) and burn fat—if you're focusing on the right foods.<p>“People will go crazy and cut out whole food groups," says nutritionist Jess Cording, R.D., "or be …

Energy to Fulfill Your Purpose

<i>"You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the imagination and energy you will ever need." -- Jerry Gillies</i><p>A friend of mine once said to me, "Matt, I have a big dream. It feels like my true purpose, or at least close. But it's <i>big</i> -- and I just don't …

I'm So in Love -- Or Am I? 10 Experiences That Signal You Are in Love

"How do I know when I'm really in love?"<p>"What does it mean to be in love?"<p>"I think I'm in love, but then I have doubts. If I have doubts, does that mean I'm not in love?"<p>"I feel in love, but why is this sometimes so hard?"<p>"I feel in love, but I've felt this way before and it didn't work out. How do …

The Healthy Foods This Nutritionist Eats Every Day

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>I am a huge fan of variety and seasonal eating, primary because eating a wider array of foods exposes your body to a broader spectrum of nutrients.<p>Mixing it up means that rather than larger armies of fewer types of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, a smaller number of a …

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

Francis Bacon

Great music is 'as good as sex'

Listening to great music is as good as sex, according to new research.<p>It sparks the same part of the brain triggered by a delicious meal or a night of passion.<p>Scans found areas in the brain's 'pleasure' centre became active when people heard a song for the first time.<p>And the more the listener …

Pouring Over The Science Of Coffee

Brewing coffee is a neverending science project, according to barista Sam Penix, owner of Everyman Espresso in New York City. Grind-size, brew method, coffee beans (which are really seeds), water temperature can all affect the flavors that end up in your cup. Harold McGee, author of On Food and …

Brain scans reveal the ‘signature’ of pain

<b>U. MICHIGAN (US) —</b> In the first objective measure of pain, scientists find that its brain “signature” is the same for everyone.<p>The findings, …

Immune system ‘trainer’ cells don’t quit

<b>EMORY (US) —</b> Follicular helper T cells, which are important for generating potent antibodies, stick around even after a viral infection is over, new …

The Week In Numbers: Our Time Left On Earth, The Distance A Nipple Travels, And More

<b>$50 billion</b>: the amount Russia will invest in an ambitious space program to put a person on Mars, build a moon base, and shoot down foreign threats<p><b>9%</b>: the portion of Americans who would have sex with a robot<p><b>7 millimeters</b>: the average distance that nipples traveled toward the shoulders each year …

Researchers Use Brain Scans To Reveal Hidden Dreamscape

Scientists say they have found a way to get a glimpse of people's dreams.<p>"Our results show that we can predict what a person's seeing during dreams," says Yukiyasu Kamitani, a researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan.<p>Philosophers, poets and psychologists have …

The Size Of The Milky Way Galaxy, Shown To Scale

But don't you wish you lived in "The Tadpole"?<p>Think the Milky Way is big? It's puny compared to M87, an elliptical galaxy 980,000 light years in diameter. The Milky Way is only 100,000 light years in diameter. Let's not even get into Hercules A, which is 1.5 million light years across.<p>Astronomer …

Scientists 'read dreams' using brain scans

Brain activity correlated with the images that people saw in their dreams<p><b>Scientists have found a way to "read" dreams, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers in Japan used MRI scans to reveal the images that people were seeing as they entered into an early stage of sleep.<p>Writing in the journal Science, they …

The Brain

National Weather Service changes warning policies in response to Hurricane Sandy

The National Weather Service issued a policy change today that will allow it to broadcast hurricane warnings during storms such as Sandy, which was ineligible for the broader warning when it caused massive damage to New York last October. The NWS's changes come after the previous policy resulted in …