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The 4 types of productivity

Within weeks of starting my first job out of college, I was sent to the in-house time management training program. I dutifully attended the class and used the planner they provided as instructed. But as the weeks went by, I noticed that my productivity hadn’t improved. As I looked around at my …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Happiness

The 6 Different Types Of Procrastinators

We are all guilty of <b>procrastination</b> at some point in our lives. We get caught up in other activities and put some of our most important ‘to-do’s’ on …

10 of the Most Controversial Productivity Tips That Actually Work

We’ve all heard what makes us more productive. To be more productive, get: Better sleep, better food, better work environment, etc. And I think these …

Time Management

1. Curry

Turmeric, the spice that gives curry and mustard their yellow color, contains a chemical called curcumin that’s the subject of numerous neurologic studies right now. Research has shown curcumin’s ability to boost memory, slow the progression of Alzheimer's and stimulate neurogenesis, which is the …

The 10 Worst Things About Working In An Open-Office–In Your Words

We asked you what you hate about your open-office layout. And you told us. Oh boy, did you tell us.<p>It’s not surprising that many people don’t like cubicle life.<p>But recently we’ve noticed a particular amount of disgust directed toward the once-revolutionary open-office layout. What was supposed to …

Headphones

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

The 10 best pasta sauce recipes Give your pasta a break from the bolognese and broaden your repertoire with these refreshing new recipe ideas, from purple pesto to miso and oranges http://t.gu.com/oQlnn Photography: Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian

Everything you know about the brain is wrong

What does Einstein’s brain size say about his IQ? Is the left-brain/right-brain divide a myth? There’s new research<p>Within a few hours of Albert Einstein’s death in 1955, the great scientist’s brain had been surgically removed from his skull and placed in formalin. The autopsy and the events …

Neuroscience needs its Einstein

New mapping studies won’t help us understand the brain-mind connection until we start thinking differently<p>Reading the news, you might be excused for thinking that scientists are on the verge of understanding the human brain.<p>Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are diligently mapping all …