Amanda Michelle Mitchell

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Shale gas won't stop peak oil, but could create an economic crisis

Overinflated industry claims could pull the rug out from optimistic growth forecasts within just five years<p>A new report out last week from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has doubled estimates of "technically recoverable" oil and gas resources available globally. The report says that …

If Supplies Of Oil Are Up, Why Is Gas Still Pricey?

Supplies of oil have been surging this year, and U.S. drivers, who have been switching to more fuel-efficient cars, are using less gasoline.<p>That would seem to be the right economic combination to push down prices at the pump, but gasoline prices have remained stubbornly high this summer.<p>Even some …

Oil workers do not speak out on safety for fear of the sack, union says

Conference to mark 25th anniversary of Piper Alpha disaster to hear poor industrial relations at heart of problem<p>Safety on North Sea oil platforms is being compromised because the workforce is scared to speak out, a three-day conference to mark the 25th anniversary of Britain's worst offshore …

Peru spares Amazon rainforest from oil and gas push

New hydrocarbon sites will all be offshore, but campaigners fear contentious oil and gas development in Amazon will still go ahead<p>Peru has announced a bidding round for new oil and gas concessions but, contrary to what was initially expected, none of them are in the Amazon rainforest.<p>Nine …

Keystone Pipeline Not a Big Deal -- Say Interests Supported By Oil and Gas Industry

Last week, the Washington, D.C. publication <i>National Journal</i> gave us the scoop, in an article entitled "What People Close to Obama Think About the Keystone XL Pipeline": Obama-connected environmental experts "are now saying publicly what many Democratic energy and climate advisers have said more …

How the oil and gas boom will change America: An interview with Michael Levi

Let's get this out of the way first: Michael Levi's new book, "The Power Surge," is very likely to be one of the best things you'll read about the ongoing oil and gas boom in the United States.<p>True, the book doesn't really have a grand overarching theory. There aren't any sweeping predictions that …

Oil & Gas Isn't Just One Of The Richest Industries, It's Also One Of The Safest

You wouldn’t know it from the major media coverage, but the American oil and natural gas industry is one of the safest sectors in operation. These businesses have established smart protocols to minimize the dangers to their personnel and prevent catastrophe.<p>Of course, there are exceptions to the …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets

'Inside Amy Schumer': It's Not Just Sex Stuff

<i>This interview was originally broadcast on</i> June 25, 2013.<p>One of Amy Schumer's comedy routines begins with the declaration, "I'm a little sluttier …

Comedy

Quarter-Life Comedy: What 50 Stars Were Doing When They Were 25

Being old enough to legally drive, smoke, buy booze, and rent a car can certainly indicate adulthood, but if you’re anything like me, your 25th year …

How to easily increase willpower and improve self-control:

What’s it take to increase willpower?<p>Roy F. Baumeister is the Frances Eppes Professor of Psychology at Florida State University and author of the New …

Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological

Twenty years ago, when brain imaging made it possible for researchers to study the minds of violent criminals and compare them to the brain imaging of "normal" people, a whole new field of research — neurocriminology — opened up.<p>Adrian Raine was the first person to conduct a brain imaging study on …

These two psychological tricks will get people to do you favors

There are two well-established methods get what you want through roundabout ways. Both actually work in practical situations. What's the best way to …

Success Follows The Incurable Optimist

The most powerful personality traits to develop in one’s quest for success are incurable optimism and integrity.<p>Optimism is defined as “the belief that good things will happen to you and that negative events are temporary setbacks to be overcome.” (-Mayo Clinic). Integrity, as I would define it, is …

How to Trick Your Brain to Create a New Healthy Habit

Have you ever started a diet or exercise program but didn't stick with it? If you're like millions of other people, you've set out with the best …

7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science.<p>However, according to psychologists such as Daniel …

How the Color Red Changes Our Brains

On the “unexpected forces” that influence us every day<p>Though few of us are aware of it, subtle cues in our environment have a striking effect on the …

Are You An Introvert Or An Extrovert? What It Means For Your Career

Extroverts are outgoing and introverts are shy, right? Not exactly. Truly understanding each personality type–and which one you are–can help you manage a vast range of experiences.<p>Here is something that hit me recently: For a long time, I had a certain idea about what makes an introvert or an …

4 Simple But Powerful Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

<b>“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~Charles Swindoll</b><p>I found Tiny Buddha because I have never dealt with stress and …

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

What Neuroscience Says About The Link Between Creativity And Madness

New research sheds more light on the strong ties between an original mind and a troubled one.<p>The idea that very creative people are also a little crazy has been around since humanity’s earliest days. In ancient Greece, Plato noted the eccentricities of poets and playwrights, and Aristotle saw that …

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

The psychology behind membership

by David Spinks on Dec 04, 2013<p>See top industry experts speak at <b>Social Fresh 2018</b> / Dec. 5-7<br>Where social marketers go to get inspired. Speakers …

Fraternities

How to Be a Mentalist

A mentalist is an individual who appears to have supernatural powers in divining the truth about an individual as well as many facts about that …

40 Superb Psychology Blogs - PsyBlog

Forty of the best psychology blogs, chosen to give you a broad sweep of the most interesting content being produced online right now.<p>The list is …

The Science of Dreams and Why We Have Nightmares

<i>“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind,”</i> Freud argued in his influential treatise <i>The Interpretation of Dreams</i> in 1900. <i>“The earth is heavy and opaque without dreams,”</i> Anaïs Nin wrote in her diary in 1940. <i>“In the olden days, people</i> …

The Psychology of Language: Why Are Some Words More Persuasive Than Others?

<i>What's actually going on in the brain when it processes language? And if words affect the mind in different ways, are some more persuasive than</i> …