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Hawaii's Sunscreen Ban Doesn't Hit Until 2021, but the Reason for It Is Scary

Sunscreen is the best it's ever been. It's lightweight, fast-absorbing, beautifully fragranced, and at long last a pleasure to use. There's just one problem: Despite 2014's Sunscreen Innovation Act, the FDA hasn't OK'd any new sunscreen ingredients in 10 years. And now researchers are finding …

Skin Care

3 things that brought this woman back from Alzheimer’s

<b>Mom and son created an action plan for dementia; a year later and she's back to her old self.</b><p>Anyone who has experienced Alzheimer’s in a loved one …

How to Save Yourself From ‘Text Neck’ (Trust me, you’ve got it!)

You're reading How to Save Yourself From ‘Text Neck’ (Trust me, you’ve got it!), originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Stanford University

The Science of Sleep: A Brief Guide on How to Sleep Better Every Night

If you want to learn how to sleep better, then you're in the right place. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know if you want to …

Immune System

What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?

Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people.<p>People become vegetarians for a variety of reasons. Some do it to alleviate animal suffering, others because they want to pursue a healthier …

Sustainability

Serverless Architectures with Java 8, AWS Lambda, and Amazon DynamoDB — Part 1

By Brent Rabowsky, Startup Solutions Architect, AWS<p>In a startup or any other company that must do fast prototyping and frequent production releases, …

10 books you absolutely need to read before they come out in theaters

Hey, book lovers! (That’s all of us, right?)<p>There’s nothing quite like seeing one of our favorite reads hit the big screen. We’re still recovering …

3tags.org

Common foods that damage your DNA

To help protect your DNA and reverse genetic aging, avoid or reduce consumption of the phytochemicals that can harm you. It's important that you do this, because once phytochemicals like psoralen become activated, they can target your DNA destructively.<p>Granted, the process of DNA damage is …

How 5 Minutes of Daily Meditation Enhanced My Life

Last year I experienced a major turning point in my life when my coach asked if I was up for a mindfulness experiment. She asked when I felt most at …

Meet The Man Who Lives Normally With Damage to 90% of His Brain

The father of two lives a normal life.<p>A French man who lives a relatively normal, healthy life - despite damaging 90 percent of his brain - is …

The Brain

The secret to productivity isn’t working faster—it’s doing things in the right order

It’s not easy getting work done in outer space. Astronauts have to rotate between dozens of complex projects vying for their attention. If they mess up, an experiment years in the making could be ruined. Worse, people could die.<p>“The time spent in space is precious and the work you do is critical,” …

Time Management

5 Thought Experiments That Will Melt Your Brain

<i>Some science is too big, dangerous, or weird to happen in a lab.</i><p>By Evan Dashevsky<p>Albert Einstein famously made use of “thought experiments” (i.e. …

I'm a depressed clinical psychologist but I daren't tell colleagues

I want to be more transparent but levels of discrimination among healthcare professionals are high<p>When I was in my teens and early 20s, I experienced long periods of deep depression which led to numerous suicide attempts, traumatic sectioning under the mental health act, hospitalisations and …

Mental Health

This is how much science says you should exercise to see a difference

You don't have to work out that long to reap the many health benefits of exercise.<p>A study published in the Viewpoints section of JAMA reviewed the …

Exercise

Why elections are bad for democracy

Our voting system worked well for decades, but now it is broken. There is a better way to give voice to the people<p>Brexit is a turning point in the history of western democracy. Never before has such a drastic decision been taken through so primitive a procedure – a one-round referendum based on a …

Political Science

5 Bad Bed Habits Keeping You From a Happier, Healthier Life

<i>This article originally appeared on ApartmentTherapy.com.</i><p>Not Going to Bed on a Schedule<p>I’ve had tremendous success controlling my sleep with this …

The Real Problem With Fiat Chrysler's Shifty Shifters Is That They Work As Intended

It’s a time-honored axiom, and it’s one that some of the best corporate minds sometimes fail to heed, much to the dismay of customers and stockholders alike:<p>“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”<p>That’s essentially what is at the core of Fiat Chrysler’s ongoing “Shiftergate” woes, which are now the …

FCA US

Virgin Atlantic just used behavioral science to ‘nudge’ its pilots into using less fuel. It worked

In an unusual experiment that could have major implications for the role of corporations in fighting climate change, Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways recently teamed up with economists to try to “nudge” the company’s pilots to use less fuel, using a variety of behavioral interventions.<p>And …

University of Chicago

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

Want to get off the diet merry-go-round? Maybe it's time to try 'mindful eating'

We're told again and again that "diets don't work."<p>So what are we supposed to do?<p>Many people are turning to mindfulness – noticing the here and now without judgment – in hopes of breaking bad eating habits.<p>“It’s about creating a new lasting relationship with your eating. It’s not deciding I’m going …

Mindfulness

How physical exercise makes your brain work better

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas<p>The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge …

The Brain

4 Design Challenges Uber Had to Overcome to Take Its App Global

Design director Ethan Eismann discusses how the ride-hailing app's design team has handled the challenges of taking Uber global.<p>Uber has become a massive global brand: It now operates with more than one million drivers in 400 cities across 70 countries. Being in so many places raises some …

Among Friends, Paying Fairly to Play

A reader asks: What’s the best way to split the costs of a weekend ski trip among friends?<p>Dear Dan, I’m organizing a long weekend of skiing with 10 friends who have very different financial situations. I’d like everyone to be able to pay what that they’re comfortable with, and I also want to avoid …

Skiing

The 5 Best TED Talks About Work, According to Dan Pink

Getty Images<p>Daniel H. Pink has written a number of books on business, work and success. Over on TED.com, Pink rounded up his favorite talks on work. …

Seven Proven Ways to Motivate Yourself and Others To Take Smart Action

Sure, we make different decisions when we are "sexually stimulated" according to Dan Ariely who cites this as one example of how we are predictably irrational. Other psychologists and behavioral economists also tell us we don't always act rationally, yet we already know that. Furthermore, as Daniel …

Big Decision? Consider It Both Drunk And Sober

When faced with a big decision, take a lesson from the ancient Persians.<p>Herodotus, the Greek historian, reported that the ancient Persians tended to deliberate on important matters while they were drunk. They then reconsidered their decisions the following day when they were sober. If it happened …

Critical Thinking

Dan Ariely On Hedge fund psychology And Trust

Hedge fund psychology<br>53 Mins Ago<br>Why do hedge funds fall in love with a stock heading to bankruptcy? Dan Ariely, Duke University, gives his take.

Behavioral science factors for mobile marketing

When consumers don't have a lot of time to make a decision, they tend to focus on a few key criteria or product attributes. Behavioral economist Dan …

Psychology

Behavioral Economics: Tools - Anya Samek