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5 Simple (or Simply Crazy) Ways to Sharpen Your Focus

Techniques to sharpen your mind, ranked from the basic to the far out.<p>As if you needed another reason to take care of your self. Your business depends on your good health--not to mention employees.<p>Here are five techniques to help harness your best you:<p>1. Drinking coffee<p><b>Alleged brain benefits:</b> …

The Brain

Haunting Acrylic and Pigment Paintings Depict a Lonely World of Dreams

The Japanese painter finds a balance between the serene and the sinister in her surreal portrait.<p>It’s hard to read the vibrant orange faces in Japanese painter Fuco Ueda's surrealist compositions. Young, manga-esque features mask each character with an expression of aloofness that the artist then …

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness

Disorders like depression and ADHD may be genetically linked to personality traits.<p>Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and …

Exquisite Colored Pencil drawings by Morgan Davidson

It is always great to find new artists out there to present here to you. Today I will show you some artworks from Morgan Davidson. Morgan is a …

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A Productive Person’s Guide to a Little Bit of LSD

In the mid-1700s, Benjamin Franklin developed a strange habit: Almost every morning before he began to work, he’d stand at his window, nude, taking …

Neuroscience Finds This Seemingly Mindless Exercise Sharpens Your Brain

Examining brain activity in runners vs. non-runners reveals surprising results.<p>To help improve focus, develop superior thinking skills and improve cognitive function, a deep-thinking activity like chess might come to mind. If there were a sport that produced the same brain boosting results, you'd …

The Brain

The secret history of Salvador Dalí’s Disney film

It’s difficult to picture what a Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney collaboration would have looked like. Yet the two artists did collaborate, and the outcome – a short film called <i>Destino</i> released in 2003 – is beautifully weird.<p>Before their fateful meeting, Disney dabbled in WTF. There’s an entire …

3 Easy Hacks to Becoming a Constant Learner

Don't have time to carve out an hour a day for deep learning? Here's how to do it throughout your day.<p>It's no surprise many of the most successful people share the constant learner gene. They carve out significant time for absorbing new information and deliberate learning. Some dedicate an hour …

Learning

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.<p>Pay attention to what comes out of your mouth. The language you use affects how you experience your world, and how others experience you. Inevitably, things get "lost in translation."<p>If you're …

Self-help

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

Why Cocaine Turns People into Jerks, a Simple Explanation

We asked a scientist about the physical process that turns nice, normal people into assholes after they've done a couple lines.<p>Cocaine's a funny drug, isn't it? I can't think of any other substance—bar maybe alcohol—with the power to turn a relatively nice, normal human being into an absolute …

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From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment

With big pharma short on solutions, we talk to people pioneering new ways to beat conditions including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia<p>Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy …

Depression

Discovering the 'final frontier' of our universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe.<p>While we may be exploring strange new worlds, like exoplanets beyond our solar system, and seeking out the potential for life on them, these aren't the voyages …

Universe

6 Networking Tips for Introverts

I’ve always been a closeted introvert. I see networking events as the “necessary evil” part of the freelance lifestyle. Walking around and having …

Self-help

Top 10 New Species for 2016

<i>Published July 15, 2016</i><p>For over a hundred years, a type of giant tortoise went undetected on the eastern side of Santa Cruz Island, part of Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands. Many people had spotted these tortoises, but they looked so similar to all the other tortoises that scientists assumed they were …

Why knowing your genetic data can be a tricky proposition

GRAPHIC<p>Personal genome sequencing may be the next great technology frontier in public health—but how do patients feel about knowing, sharing and …

Molecular Biology

Mirage House disappears with a flat roof on the hills of Greece by Kois Associated Architects

<b>A perfect and pure flat roof covers the hills of Tinos Island of Greece, proposed by Greece-based architecture firm</b> <b>Kois Associated Architects</b><b>.</b> Called</b> …

Don't Do What I Do: How Getting Out Of Sync Can Help Relationships

"Whatever! Just leave me alone!"<p>Tammy stomps her feet up the stairs to the bedroom. A few moments later she slams the door, leaving for work. Jack is exasperated, angry and hurt. He wanted to rush outside and demand that Tammy treat him with respect. He imagined giving her the silent treatment …

Laying Bare the Bones of Ancient Maya Society

Much is known about Maya kings, lords and priests. Gaps remain, but we have long had some idea of how they lived. But what about the majority—the …

University of Florida

Ask Ethan: Are There Different Types Of Time And Space?

One of the most counterintuitive lessons of Einstein’s relativity is that there’s no such thing as absolute space or absolute time. If I ask you when and where you are, you can tell me; but if you and I go to distant locations and I ask you when and where you perceive me to be, what you answer and …

Universe

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

Addiction has destroyed entire cities, yet we continue to fight a failed drug war

<b>To the editor:</b> Once again, the story is told in heartbreaking detail how OxyContin abuse has devastated the lives of addicts and their families. ("How black-market OxyContin spurred a town's descent into crime, addiction and heartbreak," July 10)<p>Similar stories have been written for decades about …

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3 Steps to More Successful Flirting

We all have expectations about the order in which events should happen. This mental order of events is referred to as a script (Schank & Abelson, …

Brain Science Suggests This Is the Best Position to Sleep In

Rest easy and give your brain a boost.<p>Sleep is critical for rest and rejuvenation. A human being will actually die of sleep deprivation before starvation--it takes about two weeks to starve, but only 10 days to die if you go without sleep.<p>The CDC has also classified insufficient sleep as a public …

Sleep

The First World War: a complete timeline

THE OPENING SHOTS: AUG - SEP 1914<p><b>August 4-25, 1914: German invasion of Belgium</b><p>German troops captured most of Belgium, including the fortress of Liège, with the Belgians losing 30,000 men and the Germans just 2,000.<p><b>August 7-25, 1914: Battle of the Frontiers</b><p>The French Plan XVII called for an …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

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Here's an Easy Two-Minute Trick to Calm Your Racing Mind

<b>Obsess much? Here's a way to stop the cycle (and basically tell your brain to STFU).</b><p><i>By Amanda Schupak</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD<p>Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night. Think about how many times you've …

A Subservient Female Is A Happy Cunt: Photo