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Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

If you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might want to tack on some useless (though accurate) information from a tangentially related scientific field.<p>It turns out that when you tack on additional information from a respected field of …

9 Things That Can Make You Less Attractive, According To Science

In 2015, Business Insider published a list of ways to make yourself more attractive.<p>We learned that walking a dog and playing good music are easy …

The Time You Wake Up At Night Reveals Your Emotional Conditions (And Health Issues Too)

If waking up in the middle of the night has become the norm, it’s advisable not to ignore it as it may spell trouble for your body and mind. The …

Queen’s Power: The Case of Catherine Parr

Minna F. Weinstein profiles the last Queen of Henry VIII; a Protestant of learning who helped to determine the religious future of England.<p>Power is a …

Five ways your brain is fooling you, courtesy of neuroscientist Dean Burnett

You’ve probably found yourself in situations where you felt like either your memory or your perception was somehow distorted. Maybe you’d confess to …

Asian maths method offered to schools

<b>Thousands of primary schools in England are to be offered the chance to follow an Asian style of teaching maths.</b><p>The government is providing £41m of funding to help interested schools to adopt this method, which is used in high performing places like Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong.<p>The money will …

Making Friends with Oneself

Later this week Pema Chödrön—Tibetan nun, acharya [senior teacher] in the Shambhala lineage, and the first director of Gampo Abbey Monastery in Nova …

Meditation

Spoilers Of Sex

Have you ever had times in your relationship when everything else in your life is going along well except for your sex life? Your health is good, there are no functional problems with your ability to become aroused or even with your sexual organs. But then when it comes time to go to bed at night …

Me, Me, Me: The Rise Of Narcissism In The Age Of The Selfie

Kanyes, Kims, and Donalds—oh my! Narcissism is all around us, and research shows it's on the rise. Millennials are more likely than their parents to claim they're above average in just about every way, from their leadership skills to their academic achievements to their drive to succeed. And while …

Demographics

5 Ways To Fake Being Happy

The last six months of my life have been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster...to say the least! After my Breast Cancer diagnosis in November 2015, my life fell apart in an instant.<p>Suddenly, everything I loved was under threat. Family life, relationships, my health. Actually being here.<p>Over the …

Relationships: Conflict Resolution Without Words

Have you discovered that trying to "work out problems" often doesn't work? There is another way to resolve conflict that may work far better than talking about it!<p>In the last few decades, partners have spent countless hours trying to "work out problems." Yet over and over again they often come up …

The Other Benefits Of Meditation

Einstein once said, "Through meditation I found answers before I even asked the question." https://ideamensch.com/the-4-healthy-habits-of-highly-creative-people<p>Having something that wonderful at our disposal is a blessing that I don't believe should be ignored. In my daily practice, I am surprised …

How to Plan Your Family’s Vacation

Family vacations should be about creating a lifetime of memories, spending time with your loved ones and, most important, having fun. More often than not, however, they end up being just the opposite, according to Kay Merrill, a family travel specialist and the owner of Are We There Yet? Family …

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

Sustainability

A Cool Recovery Tool: It Helps You Act/Not React In A Toxic Relationship

Put <i>this one</i> in your emotional toolbox, stat!<p>When we're in a relationship with a toxic person aka Mope-About, Passive-Aggressive Ballroom Champion, Commitment-phobe, Relationship Detonator, we have a looooooootttttt of negative thoughts and feelings.<p>Some thoughts you may have:<p>If I can't make it work …

Start Your Morning With These Quick and Easy Raw Buddha Bowls

Health and wellness are high on our list of priorities. We love energizing nutritional vegan recipes and even consulted an expert to show us how to kickstart a raw and healthy lifestyle. But it’s never too late to get back on the health kick so we have two simple and quick raw recipes for you: a …

An Israeli startup is using the ancient art of military deception to trap hackers everywhere

That's because the firm's technology — which tracks a hacker should they make one wrong move — is steeped in the idea that deception on the battlefield can be used in the digital space.<p>"Looking at this from [the perspective of a military], this particular solution scares us," Gadi Evron, the CEO of …

Powerful Photos Of Young Girls Talking About What They Want From Life

"My ambition is to save many people's lives." – Maddison, 11<p>In Carolyn Mendelsohn's ongoing portrait series she meets and talks to girls aged 10 to 12 to discuss what it is like to be in this transition period of their lives. They pose in the same setting to unify the style, letting you focus on …

These Simple Hacks Will Make You Super Creative, According to Science

We can all learn to activate the creative side of our brain by doing these things.<p>Here's a riddle for you: A man has married 20 women in a small town. All of the women are still alive, and none of them is divorced. The man has broken no laws. Who is the man?<p>Most likely if you solved this one, it …

Creativity

30 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier On A Budget

Because it really shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.<p><i>Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

I took cold showers for 30 days to improve my productivity, and I'm not stopping anytime soon

When your blood is flowing, your skin is glowing, and you feel like you can take on the world?<p>Imagine having that feeling every morning, without even having to work out.<p>If you're thinking that's too good to be true, well, you're partly right.<p>Because in order to experience that endorphin euphoria …

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Sometimes the wise words of others can brighten your day, and make you really happy.<p>Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 …

Happiness

Why we feel emotions in our guts, and what microbes have to do with it

In the dark, oxygen-free zone of our large intestines, a vast community of life is flourishing. Scientists say there are more than 100 trillion microbes living there, and if you gathered them all together, they would weigh more than our brains.<p>In his new book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Dr. Emeran …

Biology

Meditation, Mindfulness and Sleep Can Radically Impact Your Success

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial drive that inspires us to work tirelessly in service of our vision is one of the integral components of building a great company from scratch. No game-changing organization has ever been created without …

Mindfulness

Could We Get Clean Energy From Artificial Leaves?

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Clean Energy

Bees, spuds and peas: fresh ideas for sustainable urban living

Andrew Douglas's Urban Farm project demonstrates just how much can be achieved in small spaces in the city<p>Sat, Jun 18, 2016, 09:00<p>Video<br>• Images<p>Andrew …

How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym

<i>(Photo: Grady Reese)</i><p>By Bradley Stulberg<p>When I first started training for marathons a little over ten years ago, my coach told me something I've never forgotten: that I would need to learn how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. I didn't know it at the time, but that skill, cultivated …