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5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …

Build Trust With Someone By Asking the Right Questions

If you want to build trust or just practice being more charismatic, it helps to ask questions. Questions show the other person you’re listening and …

Who's who in the new Trump transition team line-up

President-elect Donald Trump named a host of additional advisers to his transition team Friday.<p>This includes:<p>Chairman<p>Vice President-elect and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence<p>Vice Chairs<p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie<br>• Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson<br>• Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich<br>• Retired Lt. Gen. Michael …

This Specific Type of Exercise Will Keep Your Brain Young, Study Says

Do this type of exercise twice a week and your brain will thank you.<p>Exercise doesn't just make you fitter. It also makes you smarter. Don't believe me? A whole host of studies prove that moving more leads to thinking better, which is a phenomenal thing to know if you're looking for a little …

How 'Psychobiotics' Use Gut Bacteria To Treat Mental Illness

Targeting the gut could create a new class of psychiatric treatments.<p>Researchers have long known that the bacteria living in your gut can “talk” to your brain. Gut microbes, which collectively make up what’s called the gut microbiome, can have a significant impact on mood and cognition ― leading …

Mental Health

What Happens To Medicaid In California Under A Trump Administration?

President-elect Donald Trump has vowed that he will repeal and replace Obamacare. Specifics are scarce, but one plan Trump has outlined would change how the federal government funds Medicaid, health coverage for low-income people.<p>Twenty-million Americans now have health coverage because of …

Silicon Valley's elite want California to secede. This is what it would take to really do it.

Amidst the tumultuous aftermath of the election of Donald Trump this week, a group of Silicon Valley elite proposed that California should secede. …

Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?

Every day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor.<p>The counsel typically comes with physical health in mind: folic acid to help avoid fetal spinal cord problems; iodine to spur healthy brain development; calcium to be bound like …

This type of medication may surprisingly be able to help people with depression

Although depression affects millions of Americans each year, there’s still a persistent stigma that the illness is <i>“all in our heads,”</i> and a person …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Why Creating A To-Do List Is Derailing Your Success

Most of us make them, but to-do lists make us more stressed and don’t account for how long tasks take. Here are three things to do instead.<p>Nearly two-thirds of professionals write to-do lists, but 41% percent of all to-do list items never actually get done, according to research from the …

Putting sleep myths to bed: experts answer the questions that keep you awake at night

Meet our expert panel<p><b>Dr Guy Meadows</b> is a specialist in chronic insomnia and clinical director of The Sleep School, London<p><b>Derk-Jan Dijk</b> is professor of sleep and physiology at Surrey’s Sleep Research Centre<p><b>Gillian Twigg</b> is principal clinical scientist at the sleep centre at Imperial College …

I Spent a Month Dating Sugar Mamas and I Wouldn’t Do It Again

Is having an older woman pay for your gourmet dinners and expensive wine as fun as it sounds?<p>I was lying in bed this past summer when I had the sudden urge to try something new. After reinstalling Tinder on my phone—which I removed after ruining most of my matches by spamming them with Drake …

15 Accurate Predictions Bill Gates Made About the Future in 1999

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Let’s Stop Being Embarrassed by Spirituality

Daily Beast columnist Jay Michaelson has written a new book called The Gate of Tears, but he isn’t sure he wants the rest of us to know about it.<p>Let …

The psychology of poverty helps explain why it’s so hard to escape

When considering poverty, our national conversation tends to overlook systemic causes. Instead, we often blame the poor for their poverty. Commentators echo the claim that people are poor because they have bad self-control and therefore make nearsighted choices. But psychology research says the …

Self Control

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

Watching Porn Might Be Stressing You Out More Than You Realize

New research shows that it's not necessarily the porn's fault. It could be in your head.<p>Scientists have not been able to get much definitive information on porn brain and the veracity of addiction, but new research elucidates why some Internet users might feel distressed about the thought of it, …

10 'healthy' foods that aren't really healthy

The health foods aisle has a way of making guys fat—and unhealthy—and understandably pretty ticked off.<p>After all, isn't munching on (nasty-tasting) health foods supposed to be good for you?<p>If food manufacturers were really out to boost your health, yes. But their end goal isn't making consumers …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them, which ones don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> The expanding Syrian refugee crisis highlights the differences among countries that welcome desperate migrants and those that don't.<p>Some 4.1 million Syrians are fleeing a homeland riven by more than four years of civil war. Some countries have taken in so many migrants it's caused a …

Syrian Refugees

How mindfulness plays havoc with memory

The practice can disrupt the brain’s ability to tell the difference between real and false memories, scientists find<p>Mindfulness, the form of meditation embraced by business leaders, celebrities and the NHS, might not be so beneficial for the mind after all, according to research.<p>The practice, which …

Mindfulness

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Why You Shouldn't Compromise In Your Marriage -- And What to Do Instead

<i>Alison A. Armstrong, author of The Queen's Code, has helped millions of women and men learn to communicate better. For her latest installment of her Marriage Bootcamp series, Armstrong explains why the biggest piece of marriage advice you're getting is completely wrong.</i><p>Most of us grew up hearing …

24 Dump Dinners You Can Make In A Crock-Pot

Step one: Dump everything into a slow cooker. Step two: Let dinner make itself.

42 Storage Ideas That Will Organize Your Entire House

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Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Brainwaves

Organization Tricks: 14 Steps to the Bedroom of Your Dreams

Important documents and files stacked around your bedroom keep you from enjoying the room as a place of rest. Instead, organize your files in a chest -- you can easily access them, but they're out of sight, out of mind.

Hatred is weaponizing Jesus: How violent evangelicals, faith-based con artists & serial abusers are using religion for the purpose of evil

<b>(Renata Sedmakova via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>In whatever Christian denomination you choose to look at, you’ll find despicable misdeeds left and right<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>August 23, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>I’ve decided that, at least in the United States, the religiously devout really do have the interests of …

Religion