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5 hobbies that will make you smarter

Work is never enough.<p>We all need to have hobbies other than our work to add value to our lives.<p>Finding activities that are rejuvenating is important, because it helps us maintain a proper work-life balance.<p>To prevent mental and emotional burnout, we need to disrupt our routines with a spark of …

5 Less Common European Destinations You'll Fall in Love With

By <b>The College Tourist,</b> Emily Freebery, Fordham University<p><b>Go off the beaten path on your next trip to Europe by visiting one of these less common destinations!</b><p>When planning a trip to Europe certain cities always come to mind. The likes of London, Paris, Dublin, Berlin and Barcelona top the list of …

Lack Of Deep Sleep May Set The Stage For Alzheimer's

There's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.<p>"Changes in sleep habits may actually be setting the stage" for dementia, says Jeffrey Iliff, a brain scientist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.<p>The brain appears to clear out toxins …

Dementia

The 7 Step Morning Ritual That Will Make You Happy All Day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?Research shows that being …

Does speaking a second language really improve cognition?

It’s become accepted as fact that learning two languages improves brain function. New studies indicate otherwise<p>Simon Makin<p>January 4, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>The idea that learning to speak two languages is good for your brain has come to be …

The Brain

3 Secrets for Increasing Your Happiness

How many moments of your life are happy? If you're like most people your life is a mix of up and downs. Happy moments, interspersed with lots of boring moments, and probably a few periods of absolute misery.<p>It's unrealistic to expect that you can create a life that is 100% happy moments. Chasing a …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

9 Compelling Reasons Why Writing a Book Is the Best Personal Development Program | Inc.com

Over the past couple of years I have helped over 200 people write and publish their first book. Without exception every one of them found it challenging but hugely rewarding. A common statement is, "I learned so much about myself by writing my book." I'm the same. As an author, I know that with …

Writing

Two Nobel Prize winners figured out the perfect salary for happiness

His work investigates how humanity's overall quality of life has surged in the past 100 years, thanks to global advancements of tech and healthcare, as well as Asia's incredible economic growth.<p>But he's also dug into the ways that Westerners relate to money. In a popular 2010 paper, he partnered …

5 Must-Do Adventures in Central America

Photo: Matt Hosford<p>With the temperatures cooling down and the earliest signs of winter starting to peek through the fall, we're already day-dreaming of a tropical escape - and we know you are too. That's why we've put together this list of must-do adventures in Central America. Whether you want to …

Got Back Pain? 5 Exercises That Can Make It Better

Don’t let an aching back hurt your healthy lifestyle. Stay active by choosing the right workout for your back pain.<p>Just the opposite, experts say. …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

Time Management

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

In the past, I would have never described myself as a "morning person." In fact, I used to hate mornings. I would often begin the day by hitting the snooze button on my cell phone alarm. When I would finally wake up, it was usually a race to get out the door. I would rush to shower, do my hair and …

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

15 Books You Should Read Before Starting Your Business

When my first company failed, a young startup I founded right after college, I wanted to know why. I spent the next year reading and working like an …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

Underwater Photographer Snaps Selfies with Sharks

Underwater photographer Aaron Gekoski was recently on an outing to photograph one of the largest migrations in the world’s oceans, but the project …

Photography

Top 10 Adventure Trips

Travel Photography

Gear VR fixes one of virtual reality's most annoying problems

Virtual reality can make your few moments of downtime feel surreal.<p>Last evening I was floating a few meters underwater, surrounded by half-submerged hunks of ice and Narwhals. I was "playing" a sort of passive underwater experience on the newly-released Gear VR, Samsung's portable virtual reality …

The Art of Building photography competition shortlist announced

Flames lapping the edges of an Indian brick kiln, the concrete beams of Herzog & De Meuron's Beijing Olympic stadium, and a Gothic doorway in Milan's …

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …