We all want brains that function at their best, today, tomorrow, and--we hope--for the rest of our lives. What can we do to make that happen? To try and answer that question, scientists at Massachusetts
Donald Trump; Four generations of a slave family, Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina, circa 1862. (Getty/Mandel Ngan/Wikemedia) December 15, 2016 6:00PM (UTC) History often comes full circle.
Over the course of Elisabeth Poorman’s first year of medical residency, she went from crying occasionally to tearing up every single day. "I couldn’t sleep even when I had time off," she said of the rapid
Some wealthy people were born into money, while others worked their way to the top. However they got there, many have figured out how to stay rich. Learning how to make millions is one thing, but mastering
Tons of people weighed in with answers based on their personal experiences and research. We rounded up some of the best insights from that Quora thread and scoured the web for expert advice on retaining
Science shows that some hobbies (like learning a musical instrument) can make you smarter, while others will have a positive impact on your work performance. But according to a new study out of New Zealand
After a highly controversial US election, you're likely to come in contact with someone you don't share the same views with. It's easy for these calm discussions to turn ugly. If they involve family members,
A Nobel prize winning economist nails why Trump supporters reject the thing that will help them most
From his essay: Trump's victory clearly appears to stem from a sense of economic powerlessness, or a fear of losing power, among his supporters. To them, his simple slogan, "make America great again,"
What is it like to interview a very smart person? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Shane Greenstein,
Some users claim to know from personal experience (so humble); others are just taking an educated guess. As it turns out, many users gave answers that researchers would agree with. We pulled eleven of
The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things. Learning is no longer something we just
The first step in taming all-consuming dread of a Trump presidency is to get calm. In the days since November 9, an oppressive cloak of fear and dread has descended upon a great many Americans. The causes
The people didn't ask for Donald Trump, they asked for change and settled for Trump. It was the change Obama had promised eight years ago. While Trump fired up some pre-existing xenophobic elements of
Whoops! Figured out how to help revert climate change! Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a
Chinese researchers hope the tool will help fight cancer A simple injection in China on Tuesday was the first of its kind -- with it, researchers injected gene-edited cells into a human for the first using
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Behavior Nov. 14, 2016, 3:36 PM GMT / Source: TODAY Of all the thoughts that haunt us, the biggest tormentors are often about what could have been. Regret can strike anyone, regardless of how much money
The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial
Get this: Up to 40 percent of safe-to-eat food produced in America never makes it to people’s plates. Not only does that equate to 70 million tons of food waste per year, according to nonprofit group America,
This Best-Selling Psychologist Says Watching 3 Minutes of This Every Morning May Affect Your Whole Day
How about this frontal assault on your cerebral cortex: People who watch just three minutes of negative news in the morning have a whopping 27 percent greater likelihood of reporting their day as unhappy
Despite the upturn in the job market, many recent graduates are unemployed or underemployed, and the cautionary tale of the liberal arts graduate turned barista has become a familiar and worrisome trope.
There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we
What you do with your clothes, hair, accessories, posture, gestures--it all conveys deep, rich meaning. But your eyes send messages, too, and failure to maintain good eye contact with your conversation
That means they're susceptible to the same psychological preferences and cognitive biases that affect the rest of us. Simple tweaks to the way you speak and hold yourself can make you seem much more likeable,
IDEAS Barker is the author of Barking Up The Wrong Tree Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another.