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Technology to cut down on sleep is just around the corner – Jessa Gamble | Aeon Essays

Work, friendships, exercise, parenting, eating, reading — there just aren’t enough hours in the day. To live fully, many of us carve those extra …

Twitter and Facebook 'addicts' suffer withdrawal symptoms

Facebook and Twitter users suffered withdrawal symptoms when forced to go cold turkey as part of a scientific study into the addictiveness of social media, academics have found.<p>In a study by researchers at the University of Winchester, ten self-confessed Facebook “addicts” and ten prolific tweeters …

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Comparative efficacy and tolerability of 15 antipsychotic drugs in schizophrenia: a multiple-treatments meta-analysis

Antipsychotics differed substantially in side-effects, and small but robust differences were seen in efficacy. Our findings challenge the …

Medical Journals

Researcher stumbles upon possible new tick species inside his own nose

After returning from an African research expedition, pathobiology professor Tony Goldberg found an unexpected stowaway: a tick hiding up his right nostril. “When you first realize you have a tick up your nose, it takes a lot of willpower not to claw your face off," Goldberg, a University of …

Prince Harry, Lance Armstrong and the psychology of scandal

If you're a fan or keen student of human psychology, you're probably feeling spoiled for choice right now at the number of interesting reactions to a couple of shocking scandals (for a given value of "scandal"). There's the news that Lance Armstrong has received a lifetime ban and been stripped of …

Psychopathy: A Cultural Reality?

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Stalin, Draper, Caulfield, Salander. No, it's not the latest name of Mad Men's pivotal ad agency. It's part of a list of people one could classify as psychopaths.<p>"Strange answers to the …

11 Unexpected Facts About Attraction

From the subtle to the surprising: What science tells us about the forces that draw you to others—and them to you.<p>Your Parents Were Yuppies<p>Your …

Why Introverts Have All the Fun

If you've ever read or heard author Susan Cain talk about the power of introverts, you already know that they can be misunderstood. Being introverted …

Seeing happiness in ambiguous facial expressions reduces aggressive behavior

Encouraging young people at high-risk of criminal offending and delinquency to see happiness rather than anger in facial expressions results in a …

The Secret Power Of Introverts

If you had to guess, what would you say investor Warren Buffett and civil rights activist Rosa Parks had in common? How about Charles Darwin, Al Gore, J.K. Rowling, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Google’s Larry Page? They are icons. They are leaders. And they are introverts.<p>Despite the …

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

<b>How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><b>This content is proudly sponsored by The Institute for the Habits of Mind, promoting the</b> …

Why paying attention is anything but elementary

It’s surprising how much of the world we see and yet do not take in. Who better to teach us why we miss so much and what to do about it than Sherlock Holmes?<p>“The true art of memory is the art of attention,” wrote Samuel Johnson. Wise words, indeed, but what exactly is this art? Do we really know …

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Brand Strategy And Jung's Archetypes

Archetypes in product branding are nothing new. The Jungian-based psychology behind the use of archetypes began in earnest shortly after World War …

New York Times says UK tried to get it to hand over Snowden documents

The editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson, has confirmed that senior British officials attempted to persuade her to hand over secret documents leaked by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.<p>Giving the newspaper's first official comments on the incident, Abramson said …

Migrants say they were shot at leaving Libya

Syrian refugees who survived after their boat capsized off Malta say they were fired on by warring trafficking gangs as they set out on their perilous journey from Libya, the UN refugee agency reported.<p>Thirty one people were killed and more than 200 people were rescued after the boat capsized a …

Seven Red Cross workers kidnapped by gunmen in northern Syria

Gunmen kidnapped a team of seven workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross after stopping their convoy early on Sunday along a roadside in northern Syria, a spokesman said.<p>Simon Schorno, a spokesman for the ICRC in Damascus, said the abduction took place near the town of Saraqeb in …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Call for early bone cancer diagnosis

<b>A charity is urging GPs to do more to diagnose bone cancers early in order to help to improve the survival rate</b><p>The Bone Cancer Research Trust says the survival rate of 54% has barely changed in the last 25 years.<p>It says early diagnosis is key to spotting the condition, which mainly affects young …

U.S. doctors still prescribing way too many antibiotics

Only 10 percent of adult sore throat cases are caused by bacteria, but 60 percent of these patients are given antibiotics.<p>When people seek medical …

4 Steps to Curing a Headache

Quick tips to send them packing<p>Head pounding? Before you reach for the pain-killers, try these three steps first. Simple solutions could save you from a world of hurt.<p><b>Step 1: Put down your smartphone.</b>A recent study found that people hold their mobiles way too close to their faces when texting or …

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How much can an extra hour's sleep change you?

<b>The average Briton gets six-and-a-half hours' sleep a night, according to the Sleep Council. Michael Mosley took part in an unusual experiment to see if this is enough.</b><p>It has been known for some time that the amount of sleep people get has, on average, declined over the years.<p>This has happened for …

Hearst Magazines

6 Things That Make Water Unhealthy

Water is one of those things just assumed to be good for you at all times, in all quantities. It's up there on the list of quintessentially nutritious foods and drinks with apples and broccoli and oatmeal. Water is so important and awesome, Michelle Obama wants you to drink more of it and she has …

Breakfast Champions or Chumps? How Breakfast Can Accelerate Aging

Breakfast is the only meal endowed with a health merit badge. The benefits of this first course of the day, and the hazards of skipping it, have become accepted truths. Despite thin evidence, by which I do not mean skinny people, many even claim that eating breakfast helps lose weight.<p>Googling …

Alzheimer's treatment: landmark study gives hope for simple pill

A landmark British study has raised the prospect of a pill that could treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer's by halting the death of neurons.<p>The research, performed on sick mice, is at a very early stage and it could be a decade or more before any medicine is developed.<p>But experts say the results …

Discovery 'may hold Alzheimer's key'

A chemical which can stop brain cell death in neurodegenerative disease has been hailed as a "turning point" in the potential treatment of Alzheimer's disease.<p>Scientists at the University of Leicester say the finding is a massive step towards developing a drug that could be used to treat …