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How to be an Activist

<b>HOW TO BE AN ACTIVIST</b> <b><br>by</b> <b><br>Elizabeth May</b><p><i>The author, who has no academic credentials for activism, has based the following on over 30 years of</i> …

City Halls

10 Ways Introverts Interact Differently With The World

Introverts and extraverts may seem the same on the surface, but if you look at the way they respond to life's everyday occurrences, differences begin to emerge.<p>Last month, for example, Science of Us writer Melissa Dahl reported on findings from psychologist Brian Little's latest book on personality …

Top 10 Motorcycle Apps

First Prev10 of 11Next Last<p>2. EatSleepRide ($2.99. iOS, Android in development)<p>In many ways the EatSleepRide app is a lot like some of the other apps …

National Geographic Travel

Thom Yorke: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

Tomorrow's Modern Boxes<p>Label: Self-released <b><br>US Release Date: 2014-09-26</b> <b><br>UK Release Date: 2014-09-26</b> <br>Amazon <br>iTunes<p>Historians debate the birth date of …

8 Myths of Solo Travel and What Really Happened to Me

I was a good student in high school–I got perfect grades and never broke a rule or forgot my homework. I also, however, spent my study halls pouring …

Cannabis use in teens, suicide and school dropout: the jury is still out

A recent study found associations between cannabis use and later poor educational achievement and suicide attempts. But was the cannabis really to blame?<p>The potential harms of adolescent cannabis use is a hotly discussed topic, particularly in recent months as various locations across the globe are …

Memory: Why cramming for tests often fails

You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't. If we’re trying to learn something, many of us study in ways that prevent the memories sticking. Fortunately, the same research also reveals how we can supercharge our learning.<p>We’ve all had to face …

The Brain

Can yoga play a role in treating bipolar? - Futurity

A recent survey suggests that yoga can be a substantial help for people with bipolar disorder, though the practice isn't without risks.

Yoga

How to build global cities without so many cars - Futurity

A new report compares "business as usual" in transportation to a "high shift" scenario that would save money, lives, and carbon emissions around the …

Carbon Emissions

Working alone 'together' can be good motivation - Futurity

The sense that you're not the only one tackling a challenge—even if you're physically alone—can increase motivation, say researchers.

Motivation

Bear Mauling in Wyoming: Why Do They Attack?

A bear killed a man in a remote forest in Wyoming, officials say.<p>A man who was attacked and killed by a bear in a remote forest in Wyoming is a reminder to always be prepared around the formidable predators, an expert says.<p>Government officials confirmed this week that Adam Stewart, a research …

Here's A Great Way To Find A Cheap Flight If You Don't Care Where

Sometimes, when you are planning a vacation, where to go isn't the most important part of the equation.<p>For me, any number of factors can determine the destination: Is it relaxing? Is it interesting? Is it exotic? Have I been there before? If a destination hits any of those factors, I could be …

Flying

Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head

If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech<p>Accents, narrators and total silence: how you hear voices when you read Read more from the Inner Voices series<p>Most of us will be familiar with the …

Leonard Cohen: Popular Problems review – an octogenarian rejuvenated

Financial worries may be driving his comeback, but Leonard Cohen’s songs of despair have never sounded so full of life – and you can hear this new album in full here<p>It is hard to elicit goodwill for someone who took £5m from a pensioner, but perhaps anyone who loves Leonard Cohen’s music owes his …