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Anxious People Focus on Negative Cues That Others Don't

It's an ingrained habit—but one you can teach yourself to break.<p>Let’s pretend for a moment you’re giving a presentation in a room full of very important people. You want their feedback—ideally, some sign of positive approval—because you know you’re being evaluated.<p>You look to a person in the front …

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

Mindfulness

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

The Brain

Cope With Stress by Convincing Yourself It's a Good Thing

Stress is one of those things we all have to deal with. But what if you could use stress to your advantage?<p>Brad Stulberg, coauthor of the book <i>Peak</i> …

Self-help

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Time Management

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

We like to start the day with a hearty breakfast and a cup of strong coffee or tea. But what else does it take to get your day off on the right …

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow. We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are …

Positive Thinking

Science Says Anxiety Isn't the Problem. Your Response to Anxiety Is What Matters

Practice accepting anxiety rather than suppressing it.<p>What do you think about when you hear the word anxiety? Perhaps you imagine the sweaty palms and rapid heartbeat you experience when you are about to give a public presentation. Or maybe you think about the times you have trouble sleeping …

Mental Health

You’ll never want to use a reusable water bottle again

Refilling your water bottle is an easy way to save money, be green and most importantly stay healthy, right? Wrong.<p>A study by Treadmill Reviews has …

E.coli

How you learned a second language influences the way your brain works

Over the past few years, you might have noticed a surfeit of articles covering current research on bilingualism. Some of them suggest that it sharpens the mind, while others are clearly intended to provoke more doubt than confidence, such as Maria Konnikova’s “Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?” …

Language Learning

Reach inbox zero in Gmail with these 5 tricks

Take charge of your emails<p>When it comes to email, it's usually a case of can't live with it, can't live without it. These messages make up an essential part of modern-day communications, but sorting through them takes up an inordinate amount of time, time that could be spent doing something more …

10 Things I’ve Let Go and How This Has Set Me Free

<b>“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.”</b> <i>~</i> <b>Louise Hay</b><p>Looking back on my life, I came to understand that perfection was …

Positive Thinking

Daniel Dennett: ‘I begrudge every hour I have to spend worrying about politics’

Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…<p>I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the …

Donald Trump

All of the Ohio State-Michigan Hype You Need Rolled Into One Trailer

"The air is rare."<p>You've heard it from Urban Meyer many times before—how nothing compares to the Ohio State-Michigan game. Woody Hayes. Bo …

College Football

I Spent a Month Meditating On the Go and Now I'm Hooked

Subway zen FTW.<p>From an inevitable quarter-life crisis to pre-/post-election anxieties, it's no wonder 2016 is the year I finally gave into the idea of meditation. The inside of my brain was like the bottom of my carry-all—a crazy, scrambled mess. And instead of pausing and taking the all of five …

Michigan vs. Ohio State: Game Preview, Prediction and Players to Watch

The college football universe will turn its attention to Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday afternoon when Ohio State and Michigan renew one of the fiercest rivalries in all of sports.<p>This year's edition of The Game carries extra weight, though, as the No. 2 Buckeyes (10-1) and the No. 3 Wolverines (10-1) …

Charles Duhigg: How To Become More Productive In The Workplace

I spoke to Charles Duhigg, a reporter for the <i>New York Times</i> and bestselling author of both <i>Smarter Faster Better</i> and <i>The Power of Habit</i>, about why habits exist, why people make certain choices in their lives, the most important research he has uncovered and what you can learn from his new book.<p>Duhigg …

Time Management

100 Teams in 100 Days: 1957 Brings Ohio State its Third National Championship and 11th Big Ten Title

The talent exodus tempered expectations slightly for the new season, especially because the Buckeyes finished their previous campaign with …

How anxiety scrambles your brain and makes it hard to learn

Levels of stress and anxiety are on the rise among students. Juliet Rix has tips to control the panic and thrive academically<p>Olivia admits she’s always been a worrier – but when she started university, her anxiety steadily began to build. One day she was simply too frightened to leave the house. …

Mental Health

ESPN's College GameDay headed to Columbus for Michigan State-Ohio State

ESPN’s College GameDay crew will head to Ohio State on Saturday, when the undefeated defending national champs host Michigan State in a game that …

College Football

Ohio State is one of the most entertaining teams in years.

We are going to be sick of talking about soon, if not already, but the debates aren't going to stop: Yes, Ohio State is great, but its schedule …

Why SEC football teams have more at stake than usual this season

HOOVER, Ala. — This used to be the week America's most self-congratulatory college football conference would gather for a fresh round of pomposity. It was served up in large, Southern-sized portions, and washed down over four days with an intoxicating champagne of success.<p>It's not simply the flair …

Ohio State 2014 College Football Playoff National Champions

The Big Ten is back, despite including the Big Ten West

Ohio State won a championship. That's great for the conference. But it just shows how lopsided the Big Ten's divisions will continue to get in the future.<p>Back in the glory days of Legends and Leaders, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany made the ill-fated announcement that Michigan and Ohio State would …

Ohio State's 2014 Season is Frozen in Time, Preserved for Eternity

Seasons come and go. Fans enjoy them for what they are, and then they move on. Of course certain games, players and plays are remembered, that’s part …

College Football Championship 2015: Top Breakout Stars from Oregon vs. OSU

In one of the most shocking outcomes in recent history, the Ohio State Buckeyes stunned the Oregon Ducks and won the inaugural 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, 42-20.<p>Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer became only the second coach in college football history to win a national …