Nima Asgharbeygi

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New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You An Awesome Parent

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

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Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health

We value extroversion in education and work, but a recent study shows alone time may have earned an unnecessarily bad rep.<p>It's official: we're worn out. Scientifically knackered. Two-thirds of adults told researchers at Durham University that they need more rest, in a global study that surveyed …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Experience Happiness

<i>This article was previously published on Prevent Disease.com and written by Dr. Marianna Pochelli.</i><p>Too much research has been devoted to the science …

7 Graphic Design Resources for Non-Designers And Businesses on a Budget

While I firmly believe nothing can compete with a seasoned graphic designer and their years of experience, as someone who has worked with a lot of small and medium sized businesses I get it; budgets are tight and not every business has the luxury of putting a graphic designer on payroll despite …

13 habits of the most persuasive people

Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way of thinking. Their secret weapon is likeability. They get you to like more than their ideas; they get you to like <i>them</i>.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable …

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head, Say Physicists

Universal time doesn’t add up.<p>Out of all the pressures we face in our everyday lives, there’s no denying that the nature of time has the most …

Physics

Meet Mojo, the monster Stanford and Harvard are using to teach your kids “growth mindset” and empathy

Mojo is a monster with a problem. He used to like school, but then math got hard, and Mojo decided he was not smart enough. School became less fun, and Mojo wanted to make a run for it.<p>But he didn’t, because Mojo was designed by ClassDojo, a Silicon Valley edtech start up, and a team of researchers …

42 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever

Welcome to fall. Here’s how to do it right, in cities across the globe.<p>Summer is over, and with the change comes a new spate of seasonal activities. …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

• Information overload sucks, so we aggressively filter.<br>• Lack of meaning is confusing, so we fill in the gaps.<br>• We need to act fast lest we lose our chance, so we jump to conclusions.<br>• This isn’t getting easier, so we try to remember the important bits.<p><b>We don’t see everything.</b> Some of the information we …

The Artificial Leaf That Converts Carbon Dioxide To Fuel

<i>Image Source: tweaktown.com</i><p>Sun is the ultimate source of all forms of energy. Solar energy is converted from one form to another and it ultimately …

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How to Defuse Terrifying Conversations With One Word and Two Questions

Transforming how your brain responds to stomach-turning conflicts is simple... as long as you know the real enemy.<p>We've all had them... more often than we'd like to admit.<p>You mean well. You want resolution. And your intentions are good (mostly). So you swallow hard and head in. Then, somewhere …

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 …

15 Daily Routines That Will Boost Your Productivity

Looking to become more productive? Here are 15 daily habits that can help you.<p>Feeling the office blues?<p>It's okay. It is an unfortunate reality that most U.S. workers spend long hours in the office, working themselves to death until they become office zombies.<p>Because of the long hours and often …

The very thing that terrifies you is where your treasure lies

In 2009 I had "tinnitus," i.e. ringing in my ear. I went through a battery of tests -- hearing tests, even an MRI scan. The doctors couldn't help me. Thank God it eventually went away on its own, but it took months. It scared the hell out of me in the meantime.<p>That same year I took a class in …

Are you a Dolphin or a Lion? The best time to wake, eat, sleep, exercise or go on a date

You’ve probably already seen a lot of tricks and tips about the “what” and “how” of success (how to lose weight; what to say to your boss to get a pay increase, etc). “What” and “how” are excellent and necessary questions – but there is another crucial question that must be addressed in order to …

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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Every Day

The good news is that, according to science, you have the ability to control the happiness you feel.<p>Although it is, more or less, everyone's ultimate life goal, long-term happiness is something the average person finds incredibly difficult to achieve. The good news is that, according to science, …

A Gift For You: Walk In The Woods Meditation

After decades of practicing meditation, four years of teaching happiness meditation classes and workshops, and now leading weekend retreats, I finally wrote my own guided meditation, <i>"A Walk in the Woods."</i> Being in nature makes us happy, but it isn't always possible to physically be outside drinking …

Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces hydrogen

<b>Bill Burton, UIC News Center</b> -- Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that …

Fixing wealth inequality: future generations will think us mad, and they will be right | Wayne Swan

We will rue the day we did not use this period of ultra-low interest rates to invest in infrastructure and put our people to work<p>If there is one global political and economic lesson to be drawn from the Brexit experience and the rise of Sanders and Trump let it be this; we ignore the distributional …

10 Things That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime, Thanks to Climate Change

Future generations are going to have to deal with major consequences of global warming.<p>Though some American politicians continue to debate whether climate change is real, scientists have long sounded the warning bells that human-caused global warming is rapidly getting worse. Some warn that we may …

Chakras 101: Ajna, The Third-Eye Chakra

Today's Chakra Mantra is focused on the Ajna Sixth Chakra. These mantras are something that anyone can do and no yoga poses are required.The chakras …

'No Man's Sky' Shows What Algorithms Can And Can't Do

So we’ve officially reached the end of the hype. The reviews are in, the players are starting to leave, and the universe of <i>No Man’s Sky</i> is becoming emptier than ever. What happened? This game is gorgeous, packed full of potential, a serene tour of the galaxy that gradually grinds into a tedious …

Where to stay in the 10 most popular US national parks

To mark the US National Park Service turning 100 this week, Mary Caperton Morton picks the best places to stay, from hotels and cabins to campsites, in the country’s favourite parks<p>On the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, this is the most visited park in the country, attracting more than …

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10 Ways Manipulators Use Emotional Intelligence for Evil (and How to Fight Back)

Learn how to protect yourself.<p>Emotional intelligence is nothing new.<p>Sure, the term was coined in the 1960s, and popularized by psychologists in recent decades. But the concept of emotional intelligence--which I define as a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions and use that …

Hands on: Microsoft Hololens augmented reality headset

Pokemon Go offers an example of basic augmented reality, letting you hold up your phone to see the Pokemon standing before you in the real world. If …