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21 ‘Harmless’ Comments People Heard Growing Up That Affect Their Mental Health Now

When I was growing up, one of my mother’s “catchphrases” was, “I carried you in my womb for nine months, so I think you can do this one thing for …

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Nutrition

Why Six Hours Of Sleep Is As Bad As None At All

Getting six hours of sleep a night simply isn’t enough for you to be your most productive. In fact, it’s just as bad as not sleeping at all.<p>Not getting enough sleep is detrimental to both your health and productivity. Yawn. We’ve heard it all before. But results from one study impress just how bad …

Sleep

Mindful eating: 'Suddenly, you have power over food'

<b>(CNN) —</b> It happened by accident.<p>Kathryn Hutchinson, a 52-year-old retired teacher, was accompanying her father to a doctor's appointment last year when his doctor recommended that Hutchinson make an appointment of her own.<p>Hutchinson was diagnosed with prediabetes at the time and was obese, with …

Mindfulness

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Computer Science

Hidden Brain : NPR

The Weight of Our Words<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Everybody Lies, And That's Not Always A Bad Thing<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Why Is Your Boss Bad At His Job? It May Be The 'Peter Principle' At Work<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>The Scarcity Trap: Why We Keep Digging When We're Stuck In A Hole<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>Crickets And …

Sexual Harassment

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to learn by popping on a podcast? That's how many luminaries like Bill Gates manage to …

Self-improvement

21 Traits That Mentally Strong People Have in Common

Mental strength takes a long time to develop.<p>It is the daily practice of pushing yourself to grow stronger, maintaining realistic optimism and …

Self-help

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This Personality Trait Is the Single Largest Predictor of Success

We've already discussed lateness, sleep preferences, and anxiety as they relate to success and intelligence—but a new article from Business Insider …

The 1 Word and 2 Questions Your Brain Needs to Defuse Terrifying Conversations

Transforming how your brain responds to stomach-turning conflicts is simple... as long as you know the real enemy.<p>We've all had them... more often than we'd like to admit.<p>You mean well. You want resolution. And you're intentions are good (mostly). So you swallow hard and head in. Then, somewhere …

Self-help

A Single Hour After Work May Just Change Your Life

At the end of the day, you’ve worked long and hard, and you feel like you have completely and utterly depleted all of your daily energy supplies. …

There’s no Big Data without intelligent interface

<i>This piece is part of By Design, a Globe and Mail/</i>OCAD University <i>summer series highlighting design thinking, issues and innovation.</i> <i>Previously:</i> Innovation agenda<i>,</i> Urban agriculture<i>, Social or precarious economy</i><p><i>Patricio Davila is associate professor, director of the Zero Lab and a member of the</i> …

Big Data

Bullet Journaling May Change Your To-Do Lists Forever

Have you seen photos on Pinterest or Instagram of hyper-organized notebooks, with color-coded, bulleted lists? Did it overwhelm you? Take a deep …

Productivity

Want to Be More Focused and Happier? Use Your Brain Like This

How to go from "overwhelmed" to "accomplished."<p>Have you ever been in the middle of working on something <i>really</i> important--like a report your boss wants "yesterday" or a presentation you have to give at the next staff meeting--only to have your mind drift away...right in the middle of it?<p>Perhaps you …

Magnifying Glass

The Danish Way of Parenting review – how to raise the world’s happiest kids

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

8 Small Things People Use To Judge Your Personality

The human brain is hardwired to judge. This survival mechanism makes it very hard to meet someone without evaluating and interpreting their behavior.<p>While we tend to think that our judgments are based on the content of conversations and other obvious behaviors, the research says otherwise. In fact, …

Psychology

These 7 Quirky ways Can be the Secret to Your Happiness

Forget losing weight and saving money. Those are resolutions for amateurs. The times are such and the information thrown around is so overwhelming …

7 Tools Every Digital Entrepreneur Must Use

Being an entrepreneur isn’t all about sitting on a secluded beach somewhere in paradise. If you think that entrepreneurship is about working 2-3 …

A neuroscientist explains why we hear a voice in our heads when we are reading

<i>This post by Paul King appeared originally on Quora as an answer to the question "Where does the voice in our head come from when reading?"</i><p>There are many theories about this, but no definitive answers just yet.<p>There is the phenomenon of "inner speech" which refers to the sense that you can "hear" …

The Brain

3 Meditation Methods for those who Insist They “Can’t” Meditate.

It’s no surprise to those that meditate that meditation might just be the lynchpin to success in solving some major problems of the mind.<p>Even beyond …

Meditation

BBC Radio 4 - Seriously... - Seriously... - Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?

Is Mindfulness Meditation Dangerous?<p>For a new series of Out of the Ordinary, Jolyon Jenkins investigates whether meditation can do you more harm than good. What has he discovered?<p>Are you sitting comfortably? Close your eyes. Take a few moments to settle down. When you are ready, pay attention to …

The 80/20 Rule And How It Can Change Your Life

What is the 80/20 Rule and could it actually make 80% of your work disappear?<p>If you’ve studied business or economics, you’re well familiar with the power of the Pareto Principle.<p><b>The Man Behind The Concept</b><p>Vilfredo Federico Damaso Pareto was born in Italy in 1848. He would go on to become an …

Time Management

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

The Brain

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You're Heartbroken

<b>1.</b> In the moments after being blindsided by a breakup, your heart rate might drop, suggests research in Psychological Science that looked at people's heart rates following a social rejection they didn't see coming (researchers we spoke with said romantic rejection can <i>definitely</i> be considered a form …

The Brain

7 Exercises That Can Improve Your Focus

Try using these seven exercises to gradually increase your ability to focus in almost any situation.<p>Focus is a skill necessary for almost anything important in life, from finishing that term paper, to listening to your boss's instructions, to organizing your schedule for the day. Unfortunately, for …

Time Management

It seems life really does have a vital spark: quantum mechanics

<b>For centuries philosophers have grappled with the question of what makes life, and thanks to the science of quantum mechanics we might just have the</b> …

Quantum Mechanics

Top 10 Skills in Data Science

The practice of data science requires skills that fall into three general areas: business acumen, computer technology/programming and …

Big Data Uncovered: What Does A Data Scientist Really Do?

The world of Big Data and data science can often seem complex or even arcane from the outside looking in. In business, a lot of people by now probably understand the basics of what Big Data analysis involves – collecting the ever growing amount of data we are generating, and using it to come up …

Big Data