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Shark photobomb – When getting a selfie gets a shark encounter that maybe too close for comfort.

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Why is cycling so popular in the Netherlands?

<b>There are more bicycles than residents in The Netherlands and in cities like Amsterdam and The Hague up to 70% of all journeys are made by bike. The BBC's Hague correspondent, Anna Holligan, who rides an omafiets - or "granny style" - bike complete with wicker basket and pedal-back brakes, examines</b> …

Road Safety

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

This is how your kid learns: The amazing new neuroscience of “brain plasticity” — and how to make your child smarter

<b>(WIkimedia/Oren Jack Turner/Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova via Shutterstock)</b><p>New products suggest they can build a designer brain for your kid. How can parents take advantage of new science?<p>Stephen Camarata PhD<p>August 15, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p><b>What happens to our child’s brain when we parent?</b><p>The discovery of …

The Brain

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

Consciousness

The strange expertise of burglars

How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them.<p>At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the gentle rustling of leaves, I walk through the back gate, across the lawn, and open the door, all of …

Credit Cards

The Paradox of Effort

A medical case against too much self-control<p>Denying instant gratification in deference to long-term goals is virtuous, people tell me. Those people might be right. Psychologists call it self-regulation or self-control. And together with conscientiousness, it’s at least a trait (or a coping …

Finding emo: why the metaphysical mouldbreaker Inside Out will send kids out of their mind

Once upon a time, kids’ films were simple, but with happy resolutions. Now along comes Pixar with an adventure that embraces sadness and doubt<p>Inside Out, the new film from Pixar, is a dream for children, a delight for parents and a nightmare for the critics sent to deconstruct it. How do you …

Animation

How Sleep Resets The Brain's 'Emotional Compass'

As most of us know all too well, lack of sleep and a bad mood often go hand-in-hand.<p>But a poor night's sleep doesn't just put a damper on your own emotions. New research from The University of California, Berkeley suggests that it may also hinder your ability to accurately read the emotions of …

Are You Confusing Rumination with Problem-Solving?

Many people struggle with anxiety – whether it’s about making the right decision, how they’re viewed by others, or if they measure up. Anxiety is a …

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake

Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake<p><i>Black Bean and Quinoa Enchilada Bake-a healthy and delicious meal that will become a staple at your house!</i><p>I am …

Food

Popping The Happiness Bubble: The Backlash Against Positive Psychology (Part 1)

I suppose the backlash was to be expected. As I pointed out in my last blog post, Positive Psychology has become so visible that even major brands …

Psychology

The Scary Psychology Of 'Dark' Perfectionism

It's one thing to expect the best from yourself. But it's a completely different thing to expect the best from everyone around you.<p>Perfectionists, though often high-achieving and highly motivated individuals, can set almost impossibly lofty goals for themselves. Psychologists have linked …

10 Mind-Melting Optical Illusions That Will Make You Question Reality

This is next-level science trickery.<p>The human brain is perhaps the most complex biological structure in evolutionary history. Yet, it’s surprisingly …

The Psychology of Simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

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The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

Planning a vacation this summer? You’ve chosen to spend your money in the way that’s going to give you the most happiness.<p>Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone and a few memories. If you bought a TV with that money …

Happiness

8 Normal Experiences That Should Not Always Be Labeled a Mental Illness

<b>Anxiety</b>: Life is full of anxiety and it’s a very normal part of existence. Can you think of a time when you were very anxious about life and your …

Develop Immunity Against Negativity

March 17, 2012<p><i>Negitivity can poison your health!</i><p>Health Alert – Negativity!<p>Negativity is viral. It spreads quickly, as it is infectious. Stay with a …

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed | Inc.com

When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 percent of the time. This anomaly threw a massive wrench into what many people had always assumed was the …

Emotional Intelligence

You Have Negative Thoughts? Okay -- So What?

A friend of my Facebook page asked me this question:<p>I get these negative feelings of people ... I know I have to stop the negativity but it isn't easy. I know every thought you think has energy ... so what steps can I take to maintain a positive outlook especially about other people?<p>My answer:<p><b>Step</b> …

The Simple Logical Puzzle That Shows How Illogical People Are - Facts So Romantic

In the 1960s, the English psychologist Peter Wason devised an experiment that would revolutionize his field. This clever puzzle, known as the “Wason …

Effective leaders master the psychology of time

TIME is important to every leader as much as money to their lives. In most instances, we are paid for the value we put in an hour.<p>If I could ask a …

Exercise Fuels Mental 'Time Travel'

<i>Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University (NYU)'s Center for Neural Science. A popular speaker, she is a</i> …

Pretending to Care, Pretending to Agree

A couple of years ago, I happened to catch the tail-end of a performance of Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play <i>Our Town</i> on TV,<i></i> and the poignant closing …

Heroism

How Our Delusions Keep Us Sane: The Psychology of Our Essential Self-Enhancement Bias

<i>“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope,”</i> Helen Keller wrote in her 1903 treatise on optimism. But a positive outlook, it turns out, isn’t merely an intellectual disposition we don — it’s a deep-seated component of our evolutionary wiring and the product …