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How to Immediately Refresh Your Brain to Restore High-Level Thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Creativity

The Future of Therapy: Becoming Someone Else in VR

In a Barcelona lab, two researchers are using virtual simulations to build empathy and understanding, from body-swapping to sessions with Freud<p>By<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>Elizabeth Bernstein<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EBernsteinWSJ<p>elizabeth.bernstein.50<p>Google+<p>Elizabeth.Bernstein@wsj.com<p>I am standing …

Virtual Reality

Ford showcases smart window that allows blind to 'feel' the view

Ford thinks it has its hands on an idea to help the visually impaired see the view outside.<p>Ford revealed a prototype technology, called Feel the View, that allows the blind passengers to "feel" what they can't see outside a car's window.The automaker released a video this week touting the …

Time Warner

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Michael Cohen

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

Creaking knees, stiff back, dodgy shoulders… Age is no friend to the human body. So how are veteran athletes like Roger Federer and Jo Pavey still at the top of their game? And what can you do to keep up?<p>Slow down, that used to be the mantra for middle age. The dread half-century reached, …

Exercise

The rise of the ambient video game

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ and its contemporaries are sensory soothing software several decades in the making.<p>In February 1986, …

Apple Store

Anatomy Of An Earworm: What Makes A Catchy Song?

You could spend hours dissecting what turns a song into the perfect earworm. But we can cut the whole thing short by noting what happens when we say …

Music

Want to Be a Stronger Leader? Use this Map to Improve Your Alliances and Relationships

Design thinking applies to relationships, too. Use this simple map to move from "here" to "there."<p>Relationships and alliances help you build momentum and move closer to your goals, They influence your outlooks and attitudes about what's happening around you. They even affect your longevity, …

Heartsick Boy Asks If Atheist Dad Is In Heaven. Pope Francis Reveals The Answer With A Hug.

A sobbing child told the pontiff his dead father was a good man, but he wondered if a nonbeliever could be in heaven.<p>A tearful little boy grappling with big existential questions after the death of his father received some touching words of consolation from Pope Francis.<p>The poignant moment between …

Christianity

Ancient Maya Sacrificial Cave Revealed in Rare Footage

Incredible abandoned ancient cities cover the region, but this hidden cave has a special allure.<p>Deep in the jungles of Belize, a sacred site has begun attracting tourists that are willing to hike, swim, and climb their way to reach it. The Actun Tunichil Muknal cave, a place of great significance …

Archaeology

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

Japan’s Prisons Are a Haven for Elderly Women

Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan, with the world’s oldest population (27.3 percent of its citizens are 65 or older, almost …

Crime

Suffering From Nature Deficit Disorder? Try Forest Bathing

There is a paradox with living as a human nowadays.<p>A 2014 article from the United Nations states that about 54 percent of the human population lives in urban areas (more by now), a proportion that is projected to increase to 66 percent by 2050. By 2045, the report says, more than six billion people …

Immune System

Got 30 minutes? Try these 5 total-body compound exercises

Bicep curls, triceps dips, chest press. If it’s upper-body day, chances are you’re including these signature arm exercises into your routine. But why not kick things up a notch and chisel more than just your guns? Enter: compound exercises. These multi-joint movements combine two moves into one, …

Workouts

What Your Daily Routine Should Look Like, According to Science

From what you eat in the morning to how often you wash the sheets you sleep in.<p>Wondering if it’s better to workout in the morning or at night? …

This is how to easily make your relationships awesome: 4 secrets

Relationships are important.<p>Like, more-important-than-Vitamin-C important. Scurvy is no fun but a lack of relationships might kill you faster.<p>A study …

57 Ways to Lose Weight Forever, According to Science

The ultimate list of research-backed weight loss tips that will keep the pounds off for good.

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

A psychotherapist shares 7 things you should do every night if you want to be more successful

How you spend your night can have a huge impact on the day that follows. Do you spend your time ruminating over issues? Or maybe you stress over something that didn't quite go right during the day. There's no doubt: How you think affects how you feel. This is particularly important at night, as you …

Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help

At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? As much as we’ve been there ourselves, sometimes it’s hard to sympathize with others who are disengaged from work and unproductive as a result. Sometimes, we …

Management

Google Wanted to Know What What Makes a Manager Great, so It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. What's a google?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now | Inc.com

Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene regarding our financial habits.<p>What we are not so good at …

Physical Education

The history of the 'ideal' woman and where that has left us

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hidden in the halls of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York are historic textiles and glamorous garments, many of which hold secrets from years past.<p>Yet no matter how aesthetically unique or historically significant a particular piece of fashion may be, most visitors to the …

Artists

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

CNN's Gun Debate With Parkland Students May Have Permanently Changed Politics in America

Emma Gonzalez. Cameron Kasky. Ryan Deitsch. If you hadn't already committed their names to memory before Wednesday night's live town hall on CNN, you must now. I truly believe these young people are leading the way to a new day in American politics—and it is a powerful sight to behold. Along with …

Guns

Your Winter Reading List Is About to Get a Major Upgrade

Calling all fans of nonfiction—four world-leading thinkers have selected this season’s must-reads for the Next Big Idea Club.<p>We’ve got big news from …

To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

Wherever you live or work, stress is on the rise. According to the International Labour Organization, workers in developed and developing countries are facing increasing strain at work. The onslaught of mounting stressors include global challenges, such as climate change, terrorism, and political …

A viral Facebook post describes an 'extraordinary' moment at LAX when a group of women comforted a screaming toddler and his mother

Traveling with a child isn't easy, let alone a child who's upset. A February 2 Facebook post that has been shared over 15,000 times described a remarkable moment at Los Angeles International Airport, where a group of women comforted a pregnant mother and her upset child.<p>According to Beth Bornstein …

10 Horrible Habits You're Doing Right Now That Are Draining Your Energy

For most people the biggest obstacle they face is themselves, but it doesn't have to be that way.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the greatest ways that you can improve your daily productivity is to cut out habits that drain your motivation. They give you less …

Ten Skills Every Manager Needs -- But 90% Of Managers Lack

Dear Liz,<p>I’m the Training Manager in a great firm. I have developed and delivered customer service training, communication skills training and several other courses, but now I have a new and bigger challenge. My CEO asked me to develop an in-house leadership development program. I’m very excited …

Leadership