Joel Barredo

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The devastatingly messed-up lives of video game addicts

The devastatingly messed-up lives of video game addicts<p>Jean-Yves Lemoigne<p>The worst parts, Callum says now, were the mornings- the five minute-drives …

Never forget a face? You might be a super recogniser

How good are your face recognition skills? Like most people, you probably take your ability to recognise family and friends for granted. But it’s really not that simple.<p>Your recognition skills are supported by a complex network of brain regions that rapidly develop during infancy and childhood, …

Machine Perception

All You Need To Know About Chinese Medicine Diet

Chinese medicine diet categorizes foods according to their energetic effects rather than according to their component parts. Some foods are viewed as nourishing and warming while others are seen as eliminating and cooling; certain foods are beneficial for building qi while others have a yang, yin, …

Why do doctors keep killing themselves?

A sense of angst was rattling students at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine. One of their peers had taken his life days …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

How much of our personalities we can change depends on whether we have personalities at all

Almost everyone has something they want to change about their personality. In 2014, a study that traced people's goals for personality change found that the vast majority of its subjects wanted to be more extroverted, agreeable, emotionally stable, and open to new experiences.<p>A whopping 97 percent …

Health Check: what your pee and poo colour says about your health

Out of the blue I passed bright red pee. I freaked, thinking it was a sign of terminal disease. Then I remembered the roasted beetroot tarts served …

Wellness

Surveillance Camera Footage Catches Kid Stealing Hugs From Dog

Kids who don't have pets of their own must find creative ways to get some pet love, even if it involves some light breaking and entering.<p>Surveillance …

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

The Key To Hit Your Targets In Life, Learnt From The Legendary Archer

The complete awareness of the body and mind in relation to the goal is known as zanshin and it can give us great lessons about attention and focus.

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Want to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids? Here are 7 Things to Teach Them About Good Relationships | Inc.com

We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i>Step 3: <i>To develop</i> …

Parenting

How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

cienpiesnf/Dollar Photo ClubYou drop a glass while making breakfast. You get stuck in traffic on your way to work. Your boss yells at you for being …

These Are the 4 Skills You Need to Master to Be Happy

According to the latest science, you can learn to be happy, just like you can learn to play an instrument.<p>We generally think of happiness as either a matter of chance or circumstance. Some people are born with happy brains--they just naturally seem to see everything in a cheerful light. Others are …

9 Reasons to Date the Nerd

When we're in school, we try to avoid the stigma of nerd. But once we surpass adolescence, there's a charming factor to being the nerd. Here are some …

9 Ways Therapists Can Tell If Your Relationship Won't Work

Here’s how the pros know if you're headed for troubled times.<p><i>This article was written by Cari Wira Dineen and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>The sound of his chewing is beyond annoying. And let's not get started on how she never, ever makes the bed. "These little issues are totally normal …

New Jersey

Here's the real reason your gluten-free diet might be making you feel better

With all of the new options to avoid gluten, there's got to be something about the ingredient that's bad for you, right?<p>Wrong.<p>As Alan Levinovitz points out in "The Gluten Lie," the scary-sounding ingredient is not to be feared.<p>Far from a dangerous toxin, gluten is a type of protein found in wheat …

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

University of California

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

36 Weeks of Bodyweight Workouts (108 Workouts!)

<b>These workouts were designed by Breaking Muscle founder Mindith Rahmat.</b> Mindith has trained extensively in yoga, kettlebells, and bodyweight. She is …

6 Leg Workouts To Supersize Your Lower Body!

A lot of guys look like Olympia Weekend material from the waist up, but when they take off their sweatpants... Yeesh! Sure, we all know that …

Workouts

20 Questions That Could Change Your Life

Finding the answers starts with posing the right questions—and Martha Beck has 20 to get you started.

10 Ways To Improve Body Image

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

10 Small, Unexpected Things That Will Make You Happier

Who would have thought that reading your old diary entries and listening to sad songs would make you happier?<p>We never get tired of thinking about happiness, do we? Life is so much nicer when you’re able to couple it with joy and gratitude.<p>We’ve published posts before about simple ways to be happy …

How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

What brings wisdom <i>and</i> pleasure, is free, and can change your entire romantic future? A dating buddy. A dating buddy is a friend and co-coach in one of the most defining tasks of your life: your search for a mate. If you follow no other suggestion than this one from my entries, your dating life will …

The Scary Side Effect of Skimping on Sleep

Inconsistent sleep patterns may be hurting your brain, and making up for lost sleep on the weekends doesn't help, according to new research.<p>Missing sleep may lead to brain damage, according to new research published in the <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i> on Tuesday.<p>Many assume that naps and sleeping in on …

Sleep