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'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Premiere Recap: Shall We Begin?

Here’s what happened at the start of the penultimate season of the biggest show on TV<p><i>(WARNING: This post is 100-percent spoilers.)</i><p>Here we are. After …

How ancient China and Egypt developed similar structures

Although ancient Egypt and China never communicated with each other, they had many things in common. The exhibition "China and Egypt. Cradles of the …

Research Shows Magic Mushrooms Can Offer Real Benefits in Depression Therapy

Mindblowing.<p>A review of the research on combining therapy with the psychoactive component from magic mushrooms has concluded it's not only a safe and …

5 Historical Misconceptions You Won't Believe People Believed

1. In the Middle Ages, people believed that men had two testicles because one produced boys and the other produced girlsListen, it's important to …

What it's Like to Have Chronic Loneliness

How having trouble connecting with others can feel like never-ending isolation.<p>"People would be surprised by how alone you feel," my therapist said during a recent session. And she's right. On the surface, I'm outgoing, social, and friendly. I'll strike up conversations with strangers on line at …

Stressed at Work? A Doctor's View on Treating It With Weed Vs. Meditation | Inc.com

Being human comes with a few inherent unpleasantries, including the experience of uncomfortable emotions like stress and anxiety. Undoubtedly, we would all prefer permanent happiness and contentment, but regardless of who we are or what we have achieved, periods of anxiety and worry are common …

Mindfulness

Understanding these three principles will help you develop true intrinsic motivation

What motivates us? Fear and punishment? Or money, fame, and power?<p>One train of thought, called self-determination theory, starts from the idea that all humans have the natural—or intrinsic—tendency to behave in effective and healthful ways.<p>Central to self-determination theory, or SDT, is the …

Psychology

The surprising benefits of anxiety

“Anxiety can just as well express itself in muteness as with a scream,” wrote existential philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in 1844.<p>While Kierkegaard spent much of his work analyzing the agonizing nature of anxiety, he did not think that it was an emotional state to be avoided. Instead, the philosopher …

Mental Health

Yale archaeologists make amazing ancient Egyptian 'billboard' discovery

Archaeologists from Yale and the Royal Museum of Art and History in Belgium have discovered the earliest-known ‘billboard-sized’ hieroglyphs in the ancient Egyptian city of Elkab.<p>The hieroglyphs, which are around 21.7 inches in height, date back around 5,200 years. Archaeologists discovered a panel …

Ancient Egypt: 3,400-year-old tomb of gold worker discovered on Nile River island

The remains of a dozen individuals, including a foetus, were found inside the tomb.<p>Archaeologists working on Sai Island, in northern Sudan, have …

The 6 Different Types Of Anxiety Disorders, Explained

If you’ve ever had a panic attack, you’ve likely branded yourself an “anxious” person at some point. But there is no such thing as one anxiety …

Discover why Ancient Egypt’s mummies were missing from many tombs

Archaeology

Science Knows the 2-Step Process for Breaking the Bad Habits Holding You Back

Bad habits are terribly persistent, until you learn where the weak links are.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bad habits can be like weeds in the garden, you get rid of them for a while, but they come right back. In order to successfully break a bad habit, you need to …

The new era of positive psychology | Martin Seligman

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life | Inc.com

The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable research, we recognize its profound impact on society.<p>What scientists of the movement have discovered is that practices like compassion, gratitude, positive thinking, resilience, …

Positive Thinking

The Psychology of How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills

Freud asserted that daydreaming is essential to creative writing — something a number of famous creators and theorists intuited in asserting that unconscious processing is essential to how creativity works, from T. S. Eliot’s notion of “idea incubation” to Alexander Graham Bell’s “unconscious …

Scientists Are Now Using AI to Predict Autism in Infants

Despite all the headway that science has made in understanding autism in recent years, knowing which children will one day develop autism is still …

Why Adolescence Lasts Forever

A new book explores the dynamics of popularity, and the ways our high-school selves stay with us far beyond the teenage years.<p>In August of 2001, Mitch Prinstein, a psychology professor who had just been hired at Yale University, offered his first class at the school: a course he had developed about …

High School

Ancient Egypt: Ten huge 2,500-year-old tombs full of well-preserved mummies discovered

The tombs are thought to date back to the Late Period of Egypt.<p>Working near the Aga Khan Mausoleum on the west bank of the Nile River, archaeologists …

Did children build the ancient Egyptian city of Amarna?

New evidence from Akhenaten’s capital suggests that a ‘disposable’ workforce of children and teenagers provided much of the labour for the city’s construction<p>There’s a whiff of magic about the site of Tell el-Amarna that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end. It’s partly down to the …

Archaeology