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What 'Type A' people want you to know

<b>(Huffington Post) —</b> Ambitious. High strung. Perfectionist.<p>Type A individuals are known for rather uptight behavior, but just like any other personality trait, there's more to us than what you see on the surface. To know a Type A person is to love them -- flaws and all. Below are just a few things …

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Why You Jerk Awake When You're Falling Asleep—And 7 More Uncontrollable Body Quirks, Explained

Few sensations feel as weird as when your body decides to do its own thing. Muscle twitches, hiccups, and bloody noses out of the blue can make you wonder exactly who's in charge. Here, the reasons behind some of the strangest body behaviors—and when you should see a doc.<p><b>1. Random sharp pains</b><br>You're …

11 Brilliant Egg Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever

When eggs are a part of every morning, the whole crack-and-scramble routine starts to feel, um, <i>egg</i>ceptionally boring. Meanwhile, the perfect poach starts to seem too elusive, too confusing and altogether too much work.<p>It's time to get your egg hack on. These brilliant tricks make perfect poached …

365-Day Challenge: I Drew One Funny T-shirt Design A Day

I like storytelling, and I tell my stories through the t-shirt art. I began a personal project titled “Flying Mouse 365” and draw one t-shirt design …

Does the language you speak change your view of the world?

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

New insight into how brain makes memories

Every time you make a memory, somewhere in your brain a tiny filament reaches out from one neuron and forms an electrochemical connection to a …

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages.<p><b>1. Some continents have more languages than others</b><p>Not all continents are equally diverse in the number of spoken languages. Whereas Asia leads the …

‘I have exploding head syndrome’

It’s strange, unpleasant and surprisingly common. Helen Thomson talks to a man whose head regularly ‘explodes’, and discovers how the condition might explain some unexpected experiences, perhaps even alien abductions.<p>“There’s this sudden crescendo of noise, then a profound and jarring explosion of …

A Scientist’s Defense of Free Will

Why scientists should not jump to the unwarranted conclusion that free will is just an illusion.

Google Translate gets smarter with language detection, Word Lens

<i>Star Trek</i>'s universal translator is here, and it's on your phone. Google is updating its Translate app on Wednesday, and, as rumored, the new version …

Math, Language & 7 Other Intelligence Types You Need

Not great at math or languages? Good thing there are seven other ways to strengthen your intelligence.<p>If math or linguistics came easily to you, school was probably a far more enjoyable experience for you than others.<p>After all, these two types of intelligence are the primary focus of our …

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Power Has A Scary Effect On The Brain, According To Science

A little bit of power never hurt, right? Well, a study conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, suggests otherwise.<p>In this webisode of "Fig. 1," a University of California series that takes a closer look at new research and ideas, psychology professor Dacher Keltner notes that new …

This EEG Helmet Makes Music From Brainwaves

London-based artist Aiste Noreikaite's 'The Experience Helmet' turns its wearer's attention span into sound.<p>The white motorcycle helmet you see above is no ordinary skull protector: it's actually a high tech device that houses the music of brainwaves. Using EEG technology, <i>The Experience Helmet</i> …

Childhood Guilt, Adult Depression?

New research shows differences in the brains of kids who show excessive guilty behavior, which may put them at risk for a host of mood disorders later in life.<p>Nicholas Thomas remembers a coat rack. "We were at a family gathering," Thomas said. "I think it was Christmas or something, and we were …

What Happens to Your Body When You're Dreaming

As you physically power down at night, your brain—and imagination—run wild<p>• It all starts with the brain stem, which flips you into sleep mode and—once you hit the rapid eye movement (REM) stage—shuts off muscle movement. Everything but your eyes is temporarily paralyzed. (Good thing, or you'd …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

The Dark Side Of Emotional Intelligence

<i>By Lori Keong</i><p>Emotional intelligence is generally regarded as a good thing -- the skill, defined by the Oxford psychology dictionary as the "[a]bility to monitor one's own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional …

Avoid the snooze button with Withings’ Aura smart sleep system

<i>This post is brought to you by Withings, creator of the Withings Aura smart sleep system.</i><p>Every morning when you wake up, do you hit the snooze button? You’re not the only one. According to a Withings sleep survey, over half Americans do. And even more Brits. A lot of people even think about …

13 Recipes For Fun Jack-O-Lantern Shaped Dishes

The jack-o'-lantern is a traditional symbol of Halloween, and a smiling ambassador of fall. When you see Jack's grin around town you know it's almost …

99 Inspirational Quotes That Are Guaranteed To Change Your Life

These Nut-Hugging Bear Cookies Are Almost Too Cute To Eat

Maa Tamagosan, a French-trained Japanese cook, just might have created a cookie that is too cute to eat. Her cookies look like cute little teddy …