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What’s your stress mindset?

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettDo you see stress as helpful or harmful? If you recognise that it can have upsides – by sharpening your focus and boosting your …

Workload

These are the therapist behaviours that are helpful or harmful, according to clients

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettAlthough psychotherapy is effective for many people, it doesn’t help everyone. In fact, in some cases it can do more harm than …

Psychology

There is no such thing as western civilisation | Kwame Anthony Appiah

The values of liberty, tolerance and rational inquiry are not the birthright of a single culture. In fact, the very notion of something called ‘western culture’ is a modern invention<p>Like many Englishmen who suffered from tuberculosis in the 19th century, Sir Edward Burnett Tylor went abroad on …

Develop Your NPR Voice With This Video

NPR’s reporters don’t all have perfect, radio-smooth voices, but they all sound natural and confident on air. In this video, vocal coach Jessica …

Candles

Angry Old Men: A Brief History of Demagogues

Over the years we've seen many charismatic agitators rise through the ranks with a straightforward populist agenda and an axe to grind.<p>While the second presidential debate of 2016 raged on Sunday night, the good folks at Merriam-Webster were busy keeping track of the most searched terms on their …

Cognitive bias cheat sheet

Information overload, lack of meaning, the need to act fast, and how to know what needs to be remembered for later.<p>Great, how am I supposed to …

Psychologists apologise to Indigenous Australians for decades of mistreatment

The Australian Psychological Society has made a formal apology to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for decades of mistreatment through exploitative and disrespectful practices that contributed to the erosion of Indigenous culture.<p>The apology, delivered by director of the society’s …

Treat Yourself To These 7 Wonderful iPhone Apps

With everyone owning an iPhone these days, photography has become <b>more accessible than ever</b>. Editing, applying filters, taking that perfect …

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

Do we even need July through December? For a year just reaching its midpoint, 2016 has already been the most. Heartbreaking, surprising, idiotic, ecstatic, life-giving, exhausting. With apologies to whatever happened in the first week of January, the wild mood swings of the last six months started …

“The One Question Therapists Don’t Often Ask–but Should”

In the <i>Washington Post</i> psychiatrist, Samantha Boardman argues that counselors should focus on a patient’s strengths instead of what they perceive as …

Psychiatry

The 25 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

The long-players that have been making our hearts beat faster, in no particular order.<p>The history of dance music has primarily been told through singles. One great track—when properly nestled in the right DJ set, so the logic goes—has the power not only to set the dancefloor alight, but to shift …

Listen to John Chowning tell how he invented FM synthesis

To this day, it’s a synthesis method capable of producing wonderfully otherworldly sounds. And now as its applications on cell phones and cheap PC …

Mathematics

Rapping, deconstructed: The best rhymers of all time

Why Self-Compassion Works Better Than Self-Esteem

Boosting your ego won’t make you feel better. Instead, try talking to yourself like you would your best friend.<p>In 1986, California state assemblyman John Vasconcellos came up with what he believed could be “a vaccine for major social ills” like teen pregnancy and drug abuse: a special task-force to …

Psychology

Antidepressants and Efficacy

We have long known that so-called “antidepressants” are not highly effective because they fail so many of their licensing trials for the Food and …

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Three Horrendously Awkward Stories About Failed Marriage Proposals

Ever wanted to know what it feels like to turn down a marriage proposal, or to have your proposal turned down? We asked these three people to explain.<p>There can't be many things more mortifying than having your marriage proposal rejected. Look up "failed marriage proposal" on YouTube, and there are …

Neon Surrealism with 80's Vibes | Monday Insta Illustrator

Fast cars and faster athletes burn the retinas in Andrew Archer's illustrations.<p>Salvador Dalí had clocks, René Magritte had men in suits, and Andrew Archer has basketball and racecars. Archer, working with his design studio, UNA, imagines surreal scenarios that explode onto the page in a flurry of …

25 Ilustraciones satíricas sobre nuestra adicción a la tecnología

El arte es tantas veces un espejo que refleja los problemas sociales y diarios. Para tantos de nosotros, los smartphones y otros aparatos con …

Andrew Sullivan - Depression, the Secret We Share

"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." Those who suffer …

5 Quick and Simple Lightroom Edits to make your Images Pop

Since its original release, Adobe’s Lightroom has grown into perhaps one of the best tools a photographer can use. Initially designed as an image …

Link feast

<b>Our editor's pick of this week's 10 best psychology and neuroscience links</b>:<br>The Psychologist Guide To… You and Your BabySimple evidence-based tips for …

Podcasting

Why Gratitude Makes You a Happier Person

<i>“Stop pitying yourself, people have it worse, you should be grateful.”</i> You’ve probably heard this before, and it’s some of the most cliché, unhelpful …

The 50 Best Music Documentaries of All Time

The past few years have been something of a golden age for music documentaries, with the Oscar-winning success of <i>Searching for Sugar Man</i> and <i>20 Feet</i> …

Scott Walker

Brain stimulation in children spurs hope — and concern

Jack struggled in regular school. Diagnosed with dyslexia and the mathematical equivalent, dyscalculia, as well as the movement disorder dyspraxia, …

The Brain

Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything

<i>Brand-new Late Show host Stephen Colbert comes clean: He loves women. Can't get enough of 'em. Thinks they should be in charge of everything. Hear him out.</i><p>First off, it's an honor to be writing for <i>Glamour</i>, a magazine so sophisticated it has an extra u in the title. All the finest publications do, …

Stephen Colbert

Space Sounds from ESA are Now Free to Use on SoundCloud

What does it sound like when a comet “sings” into a magnetic field? Or when you rotate a 600-ton deep space observation station? What if you could …

Mastering Dance Music in Ableton Live Part 1: Creating a Mid/Side Matrix

The World's Only Parrot-Fronted Death Metal Band Just Released a New Album

We spoke to the metalhead behind the feather-pummeling, plumage-ruffling of new album 'Number of the Beak.'<p>Forget whiskey and women—when the lead singer of the grindcore band Hatebeak refuses to perform, his bandmates coax him back to the microphone with dried bananas. It's a rather …