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5 science-backed strategies for being more likable to employers, romantic partners, and everyone in-between

One of the greatest feelings in the world is knowing that someone likes you. Are you likable?<p>It doesn't matter if it's your crush, your boss, a new friend or your favorite barista.<p>It's possible that these three words are some of the most powerful in the English language:<p><i>I like you.</i><p>Okay, okay, I …

Body Language

Questions to ask before a colonoscopy to avoid dangerous infections

After a colonoscopy two years ago, Patti Damare felt so delirious and weak that she couldn't stand on her own.<p>That was on a Friday, and she chalked up her symptoms to lingering effects of anesthesia. On Saturday, the San Marcos, Calif., woman wondered if she had contracted a killer flu or urinary …

Medicine

Scientists 'completely surprised' by immunity-boosting virus

Though you may not hear of it often, cytomegalovirus is a fairly common virus. It is usually harmless, but once contracted, it remains in the system …

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

This Radical Research to Extend Human Life is About DNA Lengthening

“We let kids die when there are potential treatments.”<p>Patience isn’t Elizabeth Parrish’s strong suit.<p>As the CEO of BioViva, a biotech firm focused on …

The three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiology

Are you sleepwalking now?

Given how little control we have of our wandering minds, how can we cultivate real mental autonomy?<i>By Thomas Metzinger</i>Read at Aeon

Consciousness

I have cancer. Don't tell me you're sorry | Elizabeth Wurtzel

Everyone else can hate cancer. I don’t. Everyone else can be afraid of cancer. I am not, writes Elizabeth Wurtzel<p>I hate it when people say that they are sorry about my cancer.<p><i>Really?</i><p>Related: A moment that changed me – my first chemotherapy session | Elizabeth Wurtzel<p>Related: The other side of 'I …

Chemical imbalances don’t cause depression — society does

When you are depressed and anxious, you get hit by two kinds of stigma. People will often say that you’re being weak or self-indulgent and just need …

World Health Organization

This Is How To Quit Bad Habits Without Willpower: 3 Secrets From Neuroscience

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Does Drinking Alcohol Actually Kill Off Your Sore Throat Germs? Science Explains

Asking for a friend.<p>Alcohol is a well-known disinfectant and some have speculated it may be useful for treating gut infections. Could alcohol be a …

Alcohol

Making thoughtful software design a mainstream business practice

The era of "moving fast and breaking things" is over. Time to "slow down and take stock of what's broken."<p>When it comes to software design, perhaps a …

How an erratic sleep schedule affects your ability to lose weight — and the exact time you should go to bed to get results

A good night's sleep improves your ability to lose weight effectively, according to a new survey.<p>As adults, it's recommended that we get at least seven and a half hours of sleep a night — preferably heading to bed at the same time every night, too.<p>Sports nutrition company Forza Supplements surveyed …

Sleep

This Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals to Become Happier

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Happiness

Exercise can beneficially alter the composition of your gut microbiome

Two new studies led by researchers at the University of Illinois have delivered the first clear evidence that the composition of gut bacteria can be …

A vaccine for HIV is about to be tested in thousands of people

by Kyree Leary November 30, 2017 Health & Medicine 22568<p>Treating and Preventing HIV<p>More than 70 million people have been diagnosed with HIV since the …

Amazon unveils $250 AI camera and machine learning tools for businesses

Off-the-shelf artificial intelligence services to take on Google<p>Amazon wants companies to take advantage of artificial intelligence — and, more importantly, it wants to sell them the tools to do so.<p>Today, the online retailer’s business subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS), unveiled a suite of new …

This solar hydropanel can pull 10 liters of drinking water per day out of the air

<b>SOURCE is a solar-powered and self-contained device capable of harvesting up to 10 liters of clean drinking water per day from the air.</b><p>By harvesting …

Nanowired Drugs Could Treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Patients

<i>Summary: Using titanate nanowires treated with cerebrolysin, researchers have been able to target delivery to the brain and through the central</i> …

Neuroscience

Bill Gates' newest mission: Curing Alzheimer's

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer's. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that.<p>"I believe there is a solution," he told me without hesitation.<p>"Any type of treatment …

Dementia

An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

Meditation

The Case for Letting Fevers Run Their Course

Numerous studies over the past few years have shown that taking fever reducers hurts your body’s ability to recover from an illness.<p>Fever isn’t an …

Medicine

A microbiologist explains why he hasn't slept without this on his bed in 25 years

New York University microbiologist Philip Tierno hasn't slept a night in 25 years without something on his mattress that few people even think of buying.<p>It's a super-thin, largely invisible cover that slips over the mattress. And it protects him from what he calls a "zoologic park" of bacteria and …

New York University

Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a movement break every 30 minutes, say experts. No matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death, a new study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine found.<p>There's a direct relationship between time spent sitting and …

Ergonomics

Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

<b>Exclusive:</b> Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted<p>Microplastic contamination has been found in tap water in countries around the world, leading to calls from scientists for urgent research on the …

Pollution

Keto diet may increase memory, reduce mortality

Two new studies, both conducted in mice, support each other's findings: that the ketogenic, or "keto," diet may improve memory in old age as well as …

Prowler.io nabs $13M for its new approach to decision making in AI

As we continue to see a wide proliferation of artificial intelligence-based startups come to market, one of the persistent and big questions has been is whether an AI system will ever be able to make decisions as well as a human can.<p>A startup out of Cambridge called Prowler.io is developing a new …

Machine Learning