Jake Richards

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How To: Develop 5 Positive Traits for Happiness

Your happiness is, above all other things, your most important asset. Truly happy people are more successful in their career pursuits, have better …

How Many of Us Know the Secret Behind an Adequate Night's Sleep?

There's practically no element of our lives that's not improved by getting adequate sleep. And there is no element of life that's not diminished by a lack of sleep. Bill Clinton, who used to famously get only five hours of sleep a night, admitted, 'Every important mistake I've made in my life, I've …

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Neuroscience

14 Of The Greatest Human Body Flaws

The human body is still beautiful, even though we have a weird genital and anus situation going on.

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Can Obama’s New Plan Save 30 American Hostages?

Six American hostages have died since the White House started reviewing its rescue policies. Will the new plan help the rest?<p>President Obama said all …

Are You Eating Too Much Fruit?

<i>Photo: Pond5</i><p><i>By Zahra Barnes for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Loading your diet with fruit seems like a no-brainer, right? Your body gets a boost from nutritious superstars like fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants, plus juicy berries might even satisfy your sweet tooth. But that doesn't mean maintaining a 24/7 …