Lisa Swift Parker

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Would You Rather Be Alone With Your Thoughts Or Get Shocked?

Most people really don’t like being in their own heads, new research suggests. Some would even rather give themselves an electric shock instead of facing their thoughts.<p>Timothy Wilson, psychology professor at the University of Virginia (U.Va.), and colleagues from U.Va. and Harvard conducted 11 …

This Video About Worry Will Really Make You Think

"Can you allow your mind to be quiet?"<p>British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as "a mind in the grip of vicious circles." Tragedy & Hope wonderfully illustrates the cycle of worry in the video above, layering visual elements with Watts' original …

7 weird things money does to your brain

<b>(Alexander Kalina via Shutterstock)</b><p>The emerging field of neuroeconomics helps explain what your brain looks like on cash. It’s not always pretty<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>July 3, 2014 11:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Money is packed with meaning, and it impacts our personalities, …

How To Mute Your Negative Inner Dialogue

Stop being your own worst critic. Here’s how you can clear your mind chatter and live in the now.<p>You’ve heard that voice in your head. You’ve lived with it for so long, you probably don’t even notice it anymore. What you do know is that this voice drives you crazy because it just won’t stop. It’s …

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Get your Google Glass via the Explorer program—but get it soon

In case you've been living somewhere with no Internet access, news, or early adopter types (in another solar system, maybe?), Google Glass is the company's forthcoming wearable technology product. While not yet on sale generally, Google has allowed limited numbers of people to purchase and try out …

MH370 Search Moves Closer to Pinpointing Possible Wreckage

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The leader of Australia’s search operation to finding missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 said on …

Carter: 'Stupid decision' by SCOTUS

President Jimmy Carter blasted the role money has played in worsening the tone in Washington, and said the Supreme Court ruling last week has “exacerbated” the problems.<p>In a wide-ranging interview, Carter said Washington had experienced a “sea change” since when he was in office.<p>“There was a spirit …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive images this week from science, tech and health, including a 3D skull transplant, rare volcanic eruptions and futuristic spacesuits.<p>To vote for your choice of Nasa’s Z-2 space suit click here.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Ocean secrets and the dawn of the Universe<p>Sexy robots and an eerie …

Pictures of the Week 3.21.14

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