Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind. When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and
Anxiety seems to be a common complaint among Generation Y. Our writers discuss contributing factors such as underlying instability around housing and careers For me anxiety is uncertainty – the physical
Between tofu and tempeh, miso and soy milk, and the ever-popular edamame, there's certainly no shortage of soy on the shelves of your local food store. Long touted by health-minded folks as a better-for-you,
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But they can also be used as a tool to help teach concepts from economics. Gale Mitchell, who teaches an economics course to "gifted" seventh- and eighth-grade students in Tucson, Arizona, uses donuts
Prohibition creates a vast investment bank for crimes like kidnapping. This piece was published in partnership with The Influence. The arguments for the war on drugs are collapsing all around us. Today,
Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," ripped Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in a Wednesday-afternoon tweetstorm. Noah contended that Trump is indeed a fascist, based on a list
Researchers say this disagreeable personality trait displayed by Bill Gates as a kid may predict success in adulthood
As his intellectual capacity grew, so did his argumentativeness. He refused to do the things his mom asked of him, like cleaning his room and showing up on time to dinner, according to The Wall Street
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is pushing back against reports of a personnel shake-up as the Democratic presidential candidate enters Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary the underdog. The speculation was kicked
Harvard Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy on Mastering the Antidote to Anxiety, Self-Consciousness, and Impostor Syndrome
“Before we even show up at the doorstep of an opportunity, we are teeming with dread and anxiety, borrowing trouble from a future that hasn’t yet unfolded.” “We know that we live in contradiction,” Albert
It's long been believed that such an attitude is a non-starter in American politics, however, where it's assumed that people are a lot more churchy than our western European counterparts. Certainly, most
The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'
That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity
But according to one group of psychiatrists, these men aren't Hollywood's most realistic psychopaths. In fact, they may not be psychopaths at all. Psychopathy, loosely defined, is a varying combination
Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking. Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios he singles out.
But that's not the entire story. In fact, it's just the beginning. Before Einstein, mass — the atoms that make up you, me, and everything we see — and energy were treated as separate entities. But in Einstein
It's getting harder and harder to find quality special education teachers, which is why 49 out of 50 states report shortages. Why? It's a tough sell. Even if you're up for the low pay and noisy classrooms,
"Isn't it un-American and wrong to discriminate against people based on their religion?" Trump replied with a long-winded but brilliantly structured one-minute answer. Evan Puschak, founder of NerdWriter,
Until now, it had been widely accepted that conscious thought requires complex, sustained and widespread brain activity, while the mind's unconscious workings involve much shorter and simpler processes.
For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent