Mattia K Bertacche

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18 Things Happy People Never Do (So You Shouldn’t Either)

How many of these tiny, everyday things are you doing that could be slowly destroying your happiness?<p>Our culture is saturated with images of "ideal" …

Stocks are trading in a way not seen since the peak of the tech bubble

Stocks are partying like it's 2001.<p>They're trading independently of one another to a degree not seen since the height of the tech bubble, according to a study conducted by Morgan Stanley. And they've been operating with a mind of their own for months now, bucking a trend that has historically seen …

Markets

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success | Inc.com

The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out on a quest to figure out what makes a team successful. They code-named the study …

Leadership

Apps for helping with homework

School’s back in session, which means homework’s back, too!<p>But don’t fret about those tests, there are plenty of apps to help make prepping easier.<p>TechCrunch tested out the study aids and here are our favorites.<p><b>Photomath</b><p>Some people are naturally great at math. Others need a little more assistance. …

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

5 Mindset Mistakes That Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Has to Be | Inc.com

You probably don't need me to tell you that life is inherently hard. It's hard to forge real, deep, lasting relationships with others. It's hard to find work that gives your life meaning and that you're good at. It's hard not killing your toddler when she throws the 87th tantrum of the day. And …

Happiness

Home 3.0 Offers Powerful HomeKit Automation in an iOS 11-Optimized Package

Matthias Hochgatterer’s Home app has received a major update to version 3.0 alongside the release of iOS 11. It includes an updated UI and drag and drop support, but the biggest news with Home’s update is the way it unlocks a world of new automation possibilities thanks to iOS 11’s HomeKit …

This psychedelic drug seems to affect the brain in ways that are surprisingly similar to meditation

Across the Atlantic, researchers in an ornate, blue-tiled hospital in Barcelona, Spain, study ayahuasca's physical effects on the brain.<p>The teams in those two disparate locations approach the study of the psychedelic drug differently, but researchers at each are coming to similar conclusions about …

The Brain

These 5 Insecurities Will Seriously Hinder Your Personal Growth | Inc.com

Although we all struggle with insecurities, they are definitely more crippling to some than to others. While it's not so easy to find ways to magically solve self-confidence problems, it is possible to overcome insecurities simply by understanding how they affect our daily lives--and our crucial …

Self-help

This mysterious new heat treatment might help cure depression

The obsession was born over Chinese food with a Tibetan monk.<p>Dr. Charles Raison was working as an emergency room psychiatrist in Los Angeles, where …

Immune System

Rich people who love their jobs have 3 things in common

Ethan Miller/Getty<p>So you want to do what you love.<p>... and you want to make money.<p>A handful of people have the privilege to do both. Not surprisingly, these folks tend to have a few things in common, as Cornell University economist Robert H. Frank lays out in a recent story for the New York Times' …

How to Hack Your Brain Chemicals to Be More Productive

Brought to you by Entrepreneur Network<p>Happy people get more work done. You might not have a money tree, but you can have the next best thing: a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for your motivation, productivity and happiness. Many situations …

9 things happier people have in common

In recent years, the science of happiness has exploded. Positive psychology, which focuses on what makes individuals and communities thrive, has been an incredibly popular field of study. Researchers have even started to produce reports on happiness around the globe.<p>It makes sense: we all want to …

The Exact Reason Why Exercise Clears Your Mind

<i>By: Elinor Fish</i><p>A runner's high and burned calories aren't the only perks of your workout. New science says that jog in the park might also be improving your overall mental clarity. Here's how.<p>Do you find it easier to work through an issue while on the run? Does inspiration most often strike after a …

Do You Have a High IQ? 17 Signs That Say You Do

You should be thankful to your parents for instilling you with many of the attributes of an intelligent person--including those insufferable piano lessons.<p>Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in <i>As You Like It</i>: …

Simple ways to improve your mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Secrets to a Bigger Bench Press

Indeed, the bench press is the lift by which all strength is judged—and that’s when Bench Press Monday is a weekly ritual for most lifters.<p>But if you—Monday after Monday—have benched roughly the same amount of weight over the last year, improvement doesn’t lie in more benching. You need to work on …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

How to Throw a Dynamite Straight Punch: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

The straight punch is an effective blow to deal a fighting opponent. John L. Sullivan is on deck today to show you how to deliver this punch with …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with …

How to Make Difficult Conversations Easy: 7 Steps From a Clinical Psychologist

Someone is screaming in your face at the top of their lungs. Or ranting angrily and you can’t get a word in edgewise. Or maybe they’re sobbing so …

PS4 Remote Play Android Port Now Supports 4.2 Without Requiring A Root

A selection of Android 4.2 devices can now support Sony’s PS4 Remote Play without the need to root your smartphone or tablet, thanks to a newly …

What we read about deep learning is just the tip of the iceberg

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Ri han / Shutterstock<p>The artificial intelligence technique known as deep learning is white hot right now, as we have …

Think Twice: How the Gut's "Second Brain" Influences Mood and Well-Being

As Olympians go for the gold in Vancouver, even the steeliest are likely to experience that familiar feeling of "butterflies" in the stomach. …

Neuroscience

Personal Identity Is (Mostly) Performance

Wearing, showing, and sharing the many things that make up your personal presence helps you understand yourself.<p>“Surely you don’t believe in that nonsense.”<p>It was intended as a rhetorical question, uttered with an implied wink and a smirk. The speaker, an ardent skeptic who prided himself on his …

Recent discovery of quantum vibrations in brain neurons lends weight to his controversial theory of consciousness, says Sir Roger Penrose

By onJanuary 17, 2014 in News, Physics<p>Incorporating the recent discovery of quantum vibrations inside brain neurons, a new assessment of a …

Consciousness

One Man’s Journey: How I Stopped Watching Porn for One Year and Why I’m Not Going Back

It hasn’t been easy, particularly as a single guy, but <b>what I’ve learned about myself through this experience has transformed my life forever.</b><p><b>Life</b> …

10 Harsh Realities that Help You Grow

<i>All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.<br>—Helen Keller</i><p>Character and wisdom are sculpted over time. They come with loss, …

Study: You Really Can Predict the 'Marrying Type'

Attractive, agreeable, and clean people are more likely to get married. Surprise?<p>Sometimes, after meeting a friend’s significant other, someone will observe that the man or woman in question is “the marrying type.” Others around will nod wisely and pensively sip their drinks. (I imagine this sort …

The pseudo-science of Alcoholics Anonymous: There’s a better way to treat addiction

AA and rehab culture have shockingly low success rates, and made it impossible to have real debate about addiction<p>Alcoholics Anonymous is a part of our nation’s fabric. In the seventy-six years since AA was created, 12-step programs have expanded to include over three hundred different …