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10 Things You Probably Did Not Know About Eraser Technology

Fact #1: Before rubber came along, people undid their mistakes using wadded-up bread.<p>It's true, as Arthur C. Clarke said, that the most advanced technologies are indistinguishable from magic. It's not true, however, that the world's most magical technologies are all related to computers. What could …

11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

Whether you want to be a <i>Jeopardy!</i> champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 11 things you can do right now to turn your …

The Brain

9 Amazing Beauty Benefits Of Tea

As the temps turn colder, we're exchanging our iced coffees for herbal teas. Sipping on the hot drink instantly brings a sense of calm to a hectic day. But did you know that you could brew a cup of tea for homemade beauty recipes?<p>Teas, including green, black and red, have been used to improve the …

How The Brain Remembers to Remember

Have you ever forgotten about an appointment? After making the appointment, you probably told yourself that you had to remember to go -- but when the time came, you didn't realize you had someplace to be until you were already 10 minutes late.<p>This type of memory -- remembering to remember -- is …

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Avocados

<i>Photo credit: Tashka2000 via Getty Images</i><p>You know they make a killer eggocado and are beloved among guacamole aficionados. You might also know you can feel good eating one, thanks to healthy fats and loads of nutrients. But the mighty powers of the avocado stretch farther than you probably</b> …

How To Train Your Brain To See What Others Don't

Charles Darwin had one of the greatest "aha!" moments in all of history when writing his magnum opus <i>On The Origin of Species</i>. After reading a book written 40 years earlier on population growth and resource competition, Darwin immediately saw the connection to the variation among species that he had …

Classic card game Hearts gets a modern (and minimalist) update - The Fox Is Black

I couldn’t tell you the last time I played the old card game Hearts. I remember having a lot of fun playing it as a kid, as it’s a simple (but quite …