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Medical Students Who Engage in the Arts Make Better Doctors

A new study finds that students who devoted more time to the arts and humanities during medical school had significantly higher levels of positive …

Medicine

Running Is Like Romance: You Have to Learn How to Keep the Passion Alive

From the honeymoon stage to a settled maturity, this is one ever-evolving relationship. Here’s how to navigate the shifting dynamics—and all the bumps in the road.<p>When nonrunners ask how long I’ve been running and I say 10 years, I get an expression of amazement, followed by, “You must really love …

Marathons

Why KRACK could hit your smart home's Wi-Fi the hardest

Smart devices and appliances, everything from your refrigerator to your television, are ideal targets for hackers thanks to the KRACK exploit.<p>The latest massive security vulnerability hits close to home.<p>It's called KRACK, short for Key Reinstallation Attack, and it's a vulnerability that affects …

There's some strange evidence to support the theory that diets are just placebos

Of course, that hasn't stopped us from trying: There's the Atkins diet, the all-cabbage diet, the morning-banana diet, the werewolf diet, the Israeli army diet, the Master Cleanse, the Zone, the charcoal cleanse, the alkaline diet, and the baby-food diet, and (my favorite) the Hollywood cookie …

Weight Loss

The ages you're the smartest at everything throughout your life

If you think you've already witnessed the rise and fall of your peak self, researchers have news for you: As far as your intelligence is concerned, you likely have several new highs to look forward to. Some of them, like the ability to read others' emotions or do basic arithmetic, don't arrive …

The Brain

Depressed People See the World More Realistically

And happy people just might be slightly delusional.<p>Feeling blue? Strangely, it might mean that you're actually better at judging your performance—and reality in general—than when you're not.<p>It's called "depressive realism," and it seems to suggest that in our normal state, we tend to operate under …

Depression

Marriage Therapy: Cute Animal Pictures Rekindle the Love, Study Finds

Relationships can be hard, and marriage can be even harder. Although the divorce rate has been falling in the U.S. in recent years, an estimated …

Willpower

<b>Willpower: Why Self-Control is the Secret to Success</b><br>Authors: <b>Roy F. Baumeister</b> and <b>John Tierney</b><p>Synopsis<p>The key messages of this book are that success …

How Video Games Can Change Your Brain

Scientists have collected and summarized studies looking at how video games can shape our brains and behavior. Research to date suggests that playing …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't need to add that much time or energy to your current morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>We found a bunch of those habits on the Quora threads, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make …

Time Management

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

The Art of Choosing a Romantic Partner (Part One)

Why do we choose the romantic partners that we do? And what shapes the choices we make? New research provides some interesting insights into partner …

Psychology

Why Physical Attraction Matters, and When It Might Not

Apostolou, M. (2015). Parent–offspring conflict over mating: Domains of agreement and disagreement. Evolutionary Psychology, 13(3), 1-12. …

Did Running Save My Life?

When I was 25, I ran away from a small town in Ohio. At age 46, I ran back to see how it—and I—had changed.<p><b>Certain creatures</b>—salmon, puffins, sea turtles—travel great distances to return to their place of birth, usually to reproduce. It’s a process called “natal homing,” and scientists aren’t sure …

Running is my weapon against depression, says London Marathon hero who helped exhausted man to finish line

On April 23 this year, Matthew Rees's life changed. The 29-year-old was running the London Marathon but selflessly sacrificed his own race to help a physically exhausted fellow runner across the finishing line.<p>Rees slowed down metres short of the finishing line to help David Wyeth finish. Wyeth's …

“The Long Run”: An author processes grief and feminism through running

Catriona Menzies-Pike dives deep into the death of her parents and the history of women in motion in her new memoir<p>A woman in motion is a powerful thing. Perhaps that's why her ability to go forward independently is always subject to concern and criticism. She walks down the street to a chorus of …

Your Dog Can "Catch" Your Emotions, Proving That You Really Are In Sync

Most dog owners experience moments where their pup showcases human-like perception at an almost eerie level. While those of us with a furry best …

Emotional Intelligence

People who read are nicer than those who don't, says new study

People who read tend to be kinder, a new study has found.<p>Research conducted at Kingston University on 123 individuals showed that those with a …

This woman's post about depression highlights how victorious something as simple as brushing your hair can be

As anybody who has suffered from depression knows, it’s not just hiding under a blanket and watching a lot of Netflix. One woman shared her …

The psychology of the to-do list – why your brain loves ordered tasks

Studies have shown that people perform better when they have written down what they need to do. What makes the to-do list such an effective productivity tool?<p>Almost everyone struggles with getting stuff done. But some of us struggle with the stage before that: just figuring out what it is we need …

Time Management

Why Following is Easier Than Setting the Pace

Suction? Hypnotic suggestion? A look back at prevailing theories from 1898.<p>For a book project I’m working on, I’ve been looking back at some of the historic literature on the science of endurance—and finding that the debates of a century ago often have a lot of similarities with debates we’re still …

The Psychology of Queuing

Why is waiting in line so miserable?

Psychology

Neuroscience Says Listening to the Noise of Nothing Is Best for Productivity

Even your favorite music is kind of the worst.<p>Olga Khazan's day-to-day might sound a lot like yours. She's a journalist who works in an open office, so the din around her includes a mixture of colleagues conducting interviews and the usual chit chat. She's even lucky enough to be surrounded by "the …

Flute

3 Strange Laws of Sexual Attraction

Forget what you think you know about sexual attraction. We may not actually realize who we are attracted to or why we are attracted to them.

Psychology

7 Ways to Get Yourself Unstuck

Source: Nikodash/Shutterstock<p><b>By Patricia Harteneck, Ph.D.</b><p>It's easy to get in a rut. Maybe you have goals but for some reason you are not reaching for …

Why the Least Available Men May Seem the Most Attractive

Source: El Nariz/Shutterstock<p>When I was in graduate school, a classmate confided in me that she was attracted to a mutual friend’s husband. She …

Psychology

I'm still reeling from Q&A – but not because I was called 'hysterical'

I wanted to make the point to Australia’s attorney general that cuts to legal centres abandon women who need help the most. I never got to make that point<p>The context of the conversation was this: on the ABC’s Q&A panel were three members of parliament, including Australia’s attorney general, George …

Feminism

Women take more risks than you think — which makes them a better investment

Start-ups led by women generate higher returns. Research shows this again and again. Investment firm First Round Capital looked at 300 companies it seeded between 2005 and 2015, and found that those with a woman among the founders performed 63% better than ones founded just by men. The Kauffman …

Venture Capital

In Russia and Ukraine, women are still blamed for being raped

Founder of #IAmNotScaredToSpeak explains why she’s encouraging women share their experiences of abuse<p>I was scrolling through an online discussion where people were blaming a rape victim for what had happened to her, when I knew that I had to do something.<p>In cases like this in Ukraine, and …

The growing gender divide over “Ghostbusters”: Why movies starring women get slimed by male critics

Because film criticism is so male-dominated, men have a disproportionate say—especially on movies about women<p>After months of fanboys arguing over a movie no one has even seen, critics finally got a peek at Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot, in which comedians Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Kristen …