Michelle Plavnik

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Father's Childbearing Age Can Hugely Affect Children's Mental Health And Academic Performance, Science Says

This article looks at the challenges facing older fathers, and looks at the benefits of becoming a parent later in life.

A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists

The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal …

Teachers share 23 things they'd love to tell their students but can't

But some of these things, while perhaps controversial, could end up being a service to young people, if only someone would just tell them.<p>So we asked teachers everywhere to weigh in on the one thing they'd love to tell their students but can't, and more than 50 teachers shared their insights.<p>We've …

Alzheimer’s No-Drug Treatment Restores Memory Functiontion

The term “breakthrough” tends to be used loosely in the medical field, but a team of researchers at the University of Queensland might have a …

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

New England

15 Websites That Will Heighten Your Emotional Intelligence

Nearly three decades later, emotional intelligence continues to set the standard for leadership and performance. Take advantage of these practical resources to increase your EQ.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) research arrived on the scene in the 90s, it proved that people of average-intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

10 Dollar Store DIYs For Your Dorm

For many students, a dorm room is their first home away from home. So it deserves to reflect their style and look fabulous. As we all know, a college …

Crafting

The Best Cheese for Grilled Cheese, According to Science

Close your eyes and imagine the perfect grilled cheese: The bread is perfectly buttered and crispy, and the cheese is gooey and stretches easily when …

The 25 best restaurants in the US, according to travelers

Of the top 25 restaurants, seven are in New York City, four are in California, and three are in Chicago.<p>From a steakhouse in Texas to upscale palaces of gastronomy in New York City, these 25 restaurants will turn dining into a meal you never forget.

The best thing to eat in every country around the world

In Argentina, you must try the grilled meats.Shutterstock<p>What is the single dish visitors should not miss when visiting a foreign country?<p>Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. …

18 Lazy-Girl Dessert Hacks

Dear sugar: My body is ready.<p>Oh yeah, there are booze recipes too. Because I know what's good fer ya.

5 Cool Things To Make With Protein Powder

Eat Dessert, Get Ripped<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Turn raspberry cheesecake into cookies with just three ingredients.<br>• Eat your coffee. Make mocha …

Here Are 22 Diagrams For Anyone Who's Obsessed With Dessert

To dessert or not to dessert... Is there any question?

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Why Trusting Your 'Gut Feeling' Is Often the Best Strategy

There is no such thing as a purely logical decision. The brain uses a combination of logic and emotion when making decisions of any kind. That …

Vladi­mir Putin is suffocating his own nation

The U.S. government, as well as foundations and philanthropies, responded generously. The financier George Soros, through his Open Society Foundations, provided small grants that sustained many impoverished scientists.<p>The MacArthur Foundation and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) were …

This surprising personality trait could make you more successful

If you're thinking "introvert" or "extrovert," you're probably wrong. The answer, according to a growing body of research, is "ambivert."<p>You can find out if you're an ambivert by taking this assessment, created by popular author Daniel Pink. (A quiz featured on the website Quiet Revolution also …

12 Creepy Things (Almost) Everyone Does In Long-Term Relationships

You love bae and bae loves you, but if your peers knew how you acted behind closed doors, they'd probably think you were a couple of creeps. It's not …

Study: The kinds of friendships you have in your 20s and 30s predicts your well-being later in life

A new study shows that when it comes to friendship, it’s quantity over quality that matters in your 20s—and vice versa in your 30s.<p>That pattern turns out to be a predictor of psychological well-being later in life, and it happens to be one that comes relatively naturally to many of us.<p>“Earlier on …

Psychology

20 Amazing Facts About The Human Brain That Will Blow Your Mind

The human body is one interesting machine. There’s so much more to it than meets the eye. And, the brain is one such complex organ that will …

Science says couples in lasting relationships typically wait this long to start having sex

But when is the optimal time to start being sexually intimate in a relationship?<p>Like many relationships, the answer is a little complicated.<p>One of the reasons it's so hard to determine the best time in a relationship to have sex is because there haven't been a ton of studies that address that …

Why mind-reading is a science, not a magic trick

Electrical activity within the brain means that our thoughts can be read and understood<p>You may believe your thoughts are intangible and inscrutable, but all mental activity is communicated via electrical impulses. As our understanding of the brain improves, we’re increasingly able to decode our …

The Brain

Top 10 universities for chemistry - Telegraph

13 Foods That Improve Your Mood

Morning People Vs. Night Owls: 9 Insights Backed By Science

Night owls are drunker, smarter, and get more booty–but morning types may be happier.<p>Chances are you already know whether you’re a morning person or a night person (and if you don’t, just ask your significant other). What you might not know is that social scientists use pretty specific—and, by …

The Secret Trick to Making the Puffiest Pancakes

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A way to put the "cake" back in pancake, along with a very good reason to invest in egg rings.</i><p>French toast is not toast, tuna …

Eggs: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

Which came first — the egg or controversy about its healthfulness? Few foods in Western culture have come under such scrutiny. One day, nutritionists …

Ringing ears light up the brain's emotion center - Futurity

When researchers induced tinnitus (ringing ears) in rats and took MRIs of their brains, they were surprised so many different brain areas were …