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This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming

The discovery of genes that are linked to the crippling condition throws up exciting new possibilities for its successful treatment<p>Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The …

Genetics

How to Take Great Portraits with Only One Studio Light

If you’re into shooting high-quality portraits with minimal studio equipment, here’s a 6-minute video from photographer Manny Ortiz that explains how …

Watch this nuanced analysis of sci-fi film Ex Machina

Film critic Allison de Fren examines some of the complex issues raised in the 2015 <i>Ex Machina</i>. Her voiceover alone makes it worth it, but the insights …

Everything You Should Know About Happy Relationships in One Infographic

From communication to intimacy, this data visual has it all covered.<br>Read More

Happiness

The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2017

The must-read brain books of 2017 featured persuasion, compulsion, popularity, fear, technology, distraction, and the reasons why we’re capable of so much good and so much evil. The eight books on this list all reveal important, timely insights about who we are, what we do and why we do it.<p><b>The Fear</b> …

Books

The Power of RAW on the iPhone

I take a lot of photos. Usually, I pack either a Sony a7R II or a Leica M — two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve …

We all need psychoanalysis – it would make Britain a happier, kinder place

With one in four teenage girls being depressed, it’s clear that there is no shortage of people needing help. It needn’t cost the earth – and it certainly worked for me<p>Was I mentally ill? I suppose I was, though the first time someone in my family used the phrase “verge of a nervous breakdown”, or …

Time I

'SNL' Star Pete Davidson Was Diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder

<i>Saturday Night Live</i>’s Pete Davidson made a surprising revelation this week: He was recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, a serious …

One in four girls have depression by the time they hit 14, study reveals

Data from government-funded research prompts fresh questions about effect of social media and school stresses on young people’s mental health<p>One in four girls is clinically depressed by the time they turn 14, according to research that has sparked new fears that Britain’s teenagers are suffering …

Mental Health

The Science of How Poverty Harms the Brain

The stress of poverty can change the brain in ways that further disadvantage the poor.<p>We already know the poor are getting poorer. The proportion of American adults living in low income families increased from 25 percent in 1971 to 29 percent in 2011. And growing up poor ups the chances that you'll …

What goes on inside the brain of a psychopath?

It is well known that psychopaths can commit violent, and often criminal, acts. But the precise neural mechanisms that underlie this behavior have …

How Emotions Impact Cognition

Two information-processing systems determine the human emotional response: the affective and cognitive processing systems. The affective system …

Psychology

Brain power: what makes us sweat?

We have no voluntary control over how much or when we sweat – it’s all down to the vagaries of the English summer<p>Writing on the hottest day of the year so far, sweat was never going to be very far from my mind. This is literally true: our brains are connected to every one of the innumerable sweat …

The Brain

A game that isn't even out yet has already racked up $100 million in revenue

In 2000, a bizarre and controversial film called "Battle Royale" was released. In the film, dozens of Japanese high-school students are placed on an island, given weapons, and forced to kill one another until one person remains.<p>That person is crowned the winner.<p>If that sounds a lot like the plot of …

Gaming

Transforming a Boring Photo Into a Dramatic One With Photoshop

The mere mention of image manipulation may make some photographers cringe, but there’s no denying that some skill with Photoshop can enable you to …

Donald Trump Twitter Posts Only Seem To Apply To Terror Attacks Which Involve Muslim Attackers

Hang on a minute...<p>Donald Trump is known for his love of a good Twitter rant, even now he is President of the United States - but he was strangely …

How to create when you're just not 'feeling it'.

After reading 'The War of Art' by Steven Pressfield, I'm sharing some thoughts on my own resistance and how I push through to create regardless. - …

Risk of psychotic disorders up to five times greater for people from ethnic minorities – UK study

Although psychosis is rare, factors including stress related to migration and discrimination could contribute to increased risk, say researchers<p>People from ethnic minorities have up to a five times greater risk of psychotic disorders than the white British population, researchers say.<p>A new study …

Mental Health

‘We have been poisoning ourselves’: has ice analysis revealed the truth about lead?

Analysis of an ice core taken from the Swiss Alps together with records dating from the time of the Black Death have revealed that there is no “natural” level of lead in the air, researchers have claimed.<p>Once in the body, lead is known to have harmful impacts on health, from behavioural to …

Archaeology

How to free gigabytes of wasted space on your Mac's backup drive

You're welcome.<p>Time Machine automatically deletes your oldest backups as you create new ones as space is needed, but you might encounter an issue where you connect your Time Machine drive only to be told that Time Machine could not complete the backup because your backup is too large for the backup …

Operating Systems

30 Books You Should Read at Least Once in Your Lifetime

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as settling down with an exhilarating new read on a rare day off. But while we’re always on the hunt for brand new books to binge-read, there are certain literary staples that every bibliophile should read at least *once* in their lifetime — plus, it doesn’t hurt …

25 CBT Techniques and Worksheets for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Sharing is caring.<p>You have definitely heard about CBT.<p>You may not know it, or you may not immediately assign meaning to those three letters placed …

FTSE CEOs 'earn 386 times more than workers on national living wage'

The average FTSE chief executive earns 386 times more than a worker on the national living wage, according to an analysis published by the Equality Trust as it steps up its campaign for new government rules to expose pay gaps.<p>The charity used annual reports from 2015 for all the companies in the …

CEOs

How a game of draughts helped unravel the brain’s reward system

One of the winners of the 2017 Brain Prize reveals the 1955 computer program that helped transform our understanding of the human brain<p>In 1955, American computer pioneer Arthur Samuel unveiled a draughts-playing program that human opponents described as “tricky but beatable”. The achievement sounds …

The Brain

How to weaponise your stress

How to weaponise your stress<p>Stress is bad, right? For your health. For your relationships. For how you perform at work. But that might not be the …

Seven ways to cope with a depressed partner

Listen to them, look after yourself, and make sure they are seeking professional help<p><b>Prevention is better than cure.</b> Be aware of the things that trigger depression and self-destructive behaviours, such as working too hard, placing unrealistic expectations on themselves, being overly self-critical. …

Mental Health

Brain Imaging Identifies Different Types of Depression

For much of her life Anne Dalton battled depression. She seldom spoke with people. She stayed home a lot. The days dragged on with a sense of “why …

This Secret Camera Trick Will Help You Take Better Photos

A few years ago, a special feature started showing up in the new generation of mirrorless cameras. Even now, nobody really talks about it, but it’s …

Emotions are generated by the conscious brain, not the subconscious

A new theory of emotion overturns established view of where feelings arise in the brain.<p>Emotions are created in the conscious part of the brain and …

This Neuroscientist and CEO Wants You to Play Games to Find Your Dream Career

"Ignore the naysayers. There's going to be more of them than there are champions."<p><i>"This Woman's Work" is an ongoing series meant to highlight how women in different industries are living their lives. We hope to show that there's no one "right" way to succeed. There are so many ways, and so many</i> …