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Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

3 Things You Should Stop Doing to Turn On Your Creative Brain

These are pretty routine activities for most entrepreneurs--and they're not helpful.<p>If you read any of my articles you would know that I don't believe that some people were born more creative than others. I don't believe that introverts are more creative than extroverts, or vice versa. In fact, …

Depression Is NOT Just A Mental Disorder, Review of 29 Studies Concludes

3,961 people from 29 different studies were included in the analysis.• Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean:• Activate: How To …

You See a Snow-Covered Mountain, This Guy Sees a Giant Canvas

Beck creates what he calls “snow drawings,” intricate patterns stomped out by foot on snow-covered mountain plains. The results are giant geometric …

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly causes …

Happiness

The ultimate guide to seeing Montreal in a day

Montreal is as close to a European city as one can get without crossing the Atlantic.<p>French is the first language of over half the population (but many also speak English), the city has a unique way of mixing old-world architecture with the new (that might not be found elsewhere in the region), and …

Exactly What You Should Eat Every Day in 6 Simple Charts

Finally, some guidelines you can actually digest.<p>So the government changed its mind about what you're supposed to eat. It pulls this party trick every five years, at which point a team of Very Important medical and dietary experts assess what people actually eat and use that research to tweak their …

5 Under-the-Radar Canadian Ski Resorts That Aren’t Whistler

National Parks

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over Lake Superior

It takes a special kind of patience to make the natural world look as beautiful as it can. For Minnesotan photographer Derek Griggs, that means …

Here's what it says about your personality if you're constantly checking your phone

But people notice — and they may use that behavior to make judgments about your personality.<p>As it turns out, some recent scientific research suggests that it is possible to draw inferences about someone's personality based on his relationship to his phone. Specifically, emotionally unstable …

This Year's Most Fashionable Halloween Costumes For Dogs

Donald Trump pug FTW.<p>If you're the type of person who hates dressing up for Halloween, that doesn't mean you can't get in on the fun of creating a great costume. Simply look to the canine in your life. He's got four paws, a tail and a set of terrific ears to work with.<p>Photographer Chantal Adair put …

Audrey Hepburn

Carrie Underwood GIFs: Giphy goes backstage at TODAY show

Carrie Underwood stopped by the <i>TODAY</i>show on Friday in support of her fifth full-length album, <i>Storyteller</i> (which EW’s Leah Greenblatt reviewed here). …

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>Researchers at George Washington University are reporting that they’ve discovered the human consciousness on-off switch, …

Consciousness

Life is different for people who think in metaphors

Some people are literal minded – they think in black and white whereas others colour their worlds with metaphor. A new paper published recently in …