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Split Brain, Undivided Consciousness?

A new paper challenges a decades-old theory in neuroscience: Split brain: divided perception but undivided consciousness According to the famous work …

Consciousness

Why Can’t We Fall Asleep?

<i>This is the first piece in a three-part series on sleep. Read part two, on sleeping and dreaming, and part three, on wakefulness.</i><p>Here’s what’s supposed to happen when you fall asleep. Your body temperature falls, even as your feet and hands warm up—the temperature changes likely help the circadian …

General Hospital

How to Fall in Love with Reading (or at Least Hate It a Little Less)

It was through these books that <i>I had lived a hundred lives</i> and gained a lot of insight at a young age. The following are a few examples from the …

16 Tips to Start Habits You Want and Stop Ones You Don't

You know successful habits create success. The challenge is doing them. Here are tips from someone who hasn't missed his daily habits in over five years.<p>In January 2011 I started writing on my blog daily. I haven't missed a day since, meaning over 2,200 posts. It's part of why I'm writing here.<p>In …

The best hidden gems and secret spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that can excite you forever — it's one of those wonderfully dynamic places that's always ready to surprise. It's why, despite the rising costs and million other complaints, the city sticks with you.<p>But even the most beloved places can get a little worn. You've been to the …

By the year 2040, embryo selection could replace sex as the way most of us make babies

Human reproduction is about to undergo a radical shift. Embryo selection, in connection with in-vitro fertilization (IVF), will help our species eliminate many genetic diseases, extend healthy lifespans, and enhance people’s overall well-being. Within 20 years, I predict that it will supplant sex …

Genetics

Here are 10 daily habits that could make you a millionaire

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>You have to pay the cost if you want to be the boss.<p>The cost is discipline. No leader can achieve success without …

Self-improvement

The 7 Questions I Asked That Seriously Changed My Life

From a young age, we’re usually told <i>not</i> to ask a lot of questions—don’t interrupt the teacher; hold your comments until the end of the meeting; …

How Just 2 Minutes a Day Can Make You A Positive Person

<b>What is Negativity?</b><p>For me it is “Thinking of unpleasant events from the past and/or anticipating unpleasant events in future, and overall feeling …

How To Create A Morning Routine That Changes Your Life

Through high school and the first years of college I always had problems sticking to habits and getting things done.<p>I can still remember sleeping in …

Time Management

5 Reasons Why You Should Love Life The Way It Is | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life can be a mixture of unique experiences, people and places, a precious gift, a magical spiritual journey, and your own fairytale.<p>But only if you …

Motivation

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Sculpture

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

Diets

Live a Creative Life with One Simple Change (It Takes Under a Minute) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever look at creative people and wish you had what they were having? We know the types, those creatives who are expressing themselves …

15 Ways To Level Up in this Game Called Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is game. And like in video games, you can level up.<p>It’s kind of similar no?<p>In games, you gain experience points by killing monsters, traversing …

Outsourcing

5 Ways to Think Differently About Happiness

When we're asked what our ultimate life goal is, we often reply, "to be happy."<p>Happiness is certainly a worthwhile life goal, especially if by "happiness" we mean the Greek eudaimonia, which Daniel Gilbert, in <i>Stumbling on Happiness</i>, translates as "good spirit ... human flourishing ... [and] life …

5-Step Process for Dealing with Negative Thoughts | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Like most aspiring NBA basketball players, I had an ear for doubters. When I heard anything indirectly or directly regarding the low probability of …

Self-help

Grow your mind: 5 daily easy exercises

The Mind is where human being life started from. The reason is because, all of our actions are determined by the nature of the thoughts we hold in …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

8 Ways Modern Life is Busting Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Most people accept as fact that if you live long enough your brain will simply wear out. Like an old car that ends up on the scrap heap.<p>But this is …

Alzheimer's Disease

How to Visualize

Visualization is a motivational technique which can help you achieve personal goals. If you really want something to come to fruition, then you have …

Laughter Meditation for Parents and Kids

I first heard about laughter meditation when my son was 5 years old. Like all children, he loved to laugh, play, dance, sing, have fun. He was a natural and highlighted how much I had lost touch with those qualities in myself. Enter the laughter meditation (instructions at end of blog), which gave …

Isla Vista shootings: Killing rampage recalls 2001 'angel of death'

The killing rampage that left seven dead and 13 injured in Isla Vista this weekend isn't the first tragedy to hit the coastal community near UC Santa Barbara.<p>The Isla Vista attacks echo a Feb. 23, 2001, incident in which four pedestrians were run down and killed by David Attias, then a freshman at …

15 Tactics That Will Double Your Productivity In No Time | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to learn how to double your productivity right away? This is going to be the right place, so stay with me and learn these 15 tactics that will …

Time Management

Marital rape is officially legal in India

<b>(Wikimedia Commons)</b><p>A new ruling reveals a gaping hole in the country’s sexual assault laws<p>Jess Zimmerman<p>May 15, 2014 12:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>A judge in India has officially confirmed that rape laws do not apply to married couples — once you’re legally wed, forced …

Look Up | Gary Turk - Official Video

10 Causes of Brain Fog and Ways to Gain Clarity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Brain fog can be described as lack of mental clarity.<p>It’s as though you’re looking at the world through a stained glass. You know the stain is there, …

How to be Happy - The Six Pillars of Happiness

Everyone on this planet wants to be happier, but not many people really know how to be happy on a daily basis. Happiness is an emotional state, but …

Happiness