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Proprioceptive Exercise Improves Working Memory

To boost your brainpower, you could grab a skim cap, or you could go climb a tree. No, really. Doing just that improved people's cognitive skills dramatically, according to new research from the University of North Florida.<p>Researchers had people take a memory test, then spend a few hours doing a …

3 ways to improve your life, even if you're really lazy

I don't blame you. Hey, some of that stuff is <i>hard</i>. (I should know. I write about it all the time.)<p>Isn't there an easy, passive way where your flaws start correcting themselves, you gain respectable goals and become much, much happier?<p>Well, at least in theory, there just <i>might</i> be. I called somebody …

Happiness

4 Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable to Your Goals

Over the past few years, I've struggled with staying consistent with goals that I set for myself. I would make goals, legitimate things I wanted learn, or ways I wanted to better myself, and not stick to it. For instance, I attempted quite a few times to gain conversational fluency in a language, …

This Is the Top Predictor of Success in Life

Increase self control to increase success<p>Self control predicts success even better than IQ.<p>From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: …

Drama On The Docket: High Court's Term Set To End With Slate Of Big Cases

Major decisions are expected this month, as the U.S. Supreme Court works its way through several cases still pending before it closes out its calendar for the 2014-2015 term.<p>Among the biggest issues hanging fire: the status of same-sex marriages, subsidies for health insurance under Obamacare and …

Health Care

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Millennials' surprise: There isn't an app to solve all problems

Poverty? Isn't there an app for that?<p>None of my college journalism students has asked me that one — yet. But I wouldn't be all that surprised if one of them did.<p>Millennials, it seems, have very different ideas about how to solve urban problems. And unlike the notions of this retirement-age New …

The internet is fertile ground for the mosaic of allegiances out of which teens build identity

The internet was barely a thing when my friends and I were kids; we passed physical notes and wrote letters to keep in touch. We knew on some level there was a chance they might one day be read by someone for whom they weren’t intended – we used to joke about our correspondence someday being …

Loneliness

Pictures From Our Favorite Pet Instagram Accounts

India's Philanthropist-Surgeon Delivers Cardiac Care Henry Ford-Style

Heart surgery is a spectacle to behold. Even more so to see it on a mass scale, which is what happens at the Narayana Health, a state-of-the-art medical center in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.<p>I am invited to scrub up and witness renowned surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty at work. The operating room …

Heart Surgery

Separating real feminism from fad feminism

Last year was an immense year for feminism.<p>It appeared onstage with Beyonce, who helpfully let Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie define it for us in her song "Flawless." Taylor Swift said she wasn't one, then realized she was. (Taylor Swift also said many other remarkable things, such as "Have you heard of …

Why Do Women Have to Abandon Their Lives to Find Themselves?

Every now and again, a piece of literature rises to the level of a phenomenon. In order for this to happen, of course, the book or piece of writing must be more than simply popular: It must inspire a widespread adoration that's most often bred from a deep recognition of self in the work. When this …

Don't give Tsarnaev death penalty

<b>(CNN) —</b> Almost two years since the Tsarnaev brothers allegedly placed two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line, turning the city's beloved Patriot's Day race into a war zone, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is finally going on trial.<p>By the time the brothers were captured (one dead, one alive), they were …

Justice

Settling down is the scariest part about growing up. But trust me: it beats life on the go

For 30 years, I moved homes as quickly as possible. Then I fell in love – and now I’m loving my lesson in staying put<p>I am a master at leaving.<p>The first time I left home, I was four years old. Without telling anyone or asking permission, I carted all my toys up the stairs to where my grandmother …

Time I

Why you don't need God

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was January 2014 and I was sitting on the beach in Malibu looking out at the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean, ebbing and flowing. I had just begun a personal project of challenging my lifelong assumption that God exists.<p>You see, I had been a Seventh-day Adventist pastor for 19 years. I …

Religion

What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

It's a tradition as old as New Year's: making resolutions. We will not smoke, or sojourn with the bucket of mint chocolate chip. In fact, we will resist sweets generally, including the bowl of M&M's that our co-worker has helpfully positioned on the aisle corner of his desk. There will be exercise, …

Drug Addiction

AI: Why we should be a little worried (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Greg Scoblete is the technology editor of PDN Magazine. Follow him on @GregScoblete. The views expressed are his own. For more on the future of technology, watch the upcoming GPS "Moonshots" special on December 28 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Imagine you're the kind of person …

23 Best Productivity Hacks of the Year | Inc.com

These productivity techniques will keep you on track and happy all year long. Get ready to dominate in 2015 with these helpful hacks!<p><b>1. Turn Off Alerts</b><p>It's terribly tough to get into your Zen zone when your phone is buzzing every few minutes. Depending on how chatty your phone is, you may get …

Productivity

6 Mobile Apps to Kick-start Your 2015 Productivity | Inc.com

Many of us are making a point to be more productive in 2015. Here are some of the best apps available for iOS and Android to help you this year insanely productive:<p>1. Contactually<p>For years I've been a huge fan of Contactually, which lets me keep in touch with everyone, from teammates to former …

Apps

Feeling Buried? Make These 5 Choices and Maximize Your Productivity | Inc.com

The incoming flow of information enabled by today's technology fills our lives with tasks and demands for our attention, which in the end, may not matter that much. Technology allows anyone who feels like it, anywhere in the world, to drop something into our digital inbox, requiring us to respond, …

Time Management

Eyewitness: Ahmadabad, India

Photographs from the Guardian Eyewitness series

Same-Sex Marriages Start In Florida

Florida courts are making last-minute preparations as the state prepares on Tuesday to become the 36th in the nation to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Today, Florida became the 36th state to legalize gay marriage after an extended legal battle in state and …

LGBTQI

CVS to Cover Expensive Hepatitis C Drugs

The prescription drug benefit arm of CVS said Monday that it will exclusively cover two costly hepatitis C drugs that were until recently the only …

Now You Never Have to Stop Eating, Because of This Automatic Loosening Belt

We now live in a world in which your belt can automatically loosen in times of overeating. Meet Belty — wearable technology that enables peak …

Hundreds of Thousands Post Dog Photos on Facebook in Support of Teen Fighting Cancer

Animal therapy has gone digital.<p>Some 800k Facebook users, and counting, pledged to post pictures of their dogs online with the aim of cheering up a …

America Is Getting More Non-Religious, But Congress Is Not

Congress changed a fair amount after the recent elections, with Republicans taking over the Senate and a slew of retirements from both parties. But …

Your Chances of Surviving Cancer May Depend on Where You Live

In its annual report on cancer rates and deaths, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that deaths from cancer have dropped by 22% over the past …

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …

Holistic Medicine