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When You Eat Pickles Often, Something Surprising Will Happen To Your Brain

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?

If you want to silence a room of executives, try this small trick. Ask them, “Why would anyone want to be led by you?” We’ve asked just that question for the past ten years while consulting for dozens of companies in Europe and the United States. Without fail, the response is a sudden, stunned …

Can You Think Yourself Into a Different Person?

<i>We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the</i> …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

Consciousness

World Bank warns on US rate rise

<b>The World Bank has warned developing countries to brace themselves for possible financial turbulence when the US Federal Reserve starts to raise interest rates.</b><p>It could come as early as Thursday when the Fed concludes a policy meeting.<p>A new report from the World Bank says there will probably be a …

World Bank

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

5 surprising ways your voice affects your success

Just like people judge you based on your height and weight, they often draw conclusions about your ability and personality based on the way you speak.<p>It's not fair, but science suggests that those with certain kinds of voices are more likely to get ahead.<p>Here, we've rounded up five surprising ways …

Psychology

The 5 Steps to Creating Lasting Change in Your Life

Believe it or not, change doesn’t come overnight.<p>There is actually a workable process you can take up upon to cultivate a change in you.<p>It doesn’t …

Motivation

The Power of Conceptual Thinking to Strengthen Your Leadership

Enhance the abstract part of your brain to best convey your vision and stimulate creativity. The fourth in a seven-part series on leadership communication.<p>In order to communicate most effectively with your staff--and bring out the best in them--you have to relate to them in all the different ways …

7 Cognitive Biases That Are Holding You Back

You may believe that your conscious self is in control of your life, but the scientific reality is very much the opposite. Conquer these biases to turn things around.<p>The brain is surprisingly resource intensive, making up about 2 percent of your body weight, but consuming 20 percent of your …

Cognition

Your Destiny Is Determined by Your Decisions

<b>"I do believe that one way to have a destiny is to choose one." Melinda McGraw</b><p>Like the quote above, I believe we have control over our destiny. …

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

You make thousands of rational decisions every day — or so you think.<p>From what you’ll eat throughout the day to whether you should make a big career …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

French restaurateurs urge ban on 'Uber-style' meal-sharing websites

Restaurant owners call for ban on site which lets diners book home-cooked meals with amateur chefs<p>French restaurant owners are urging the government to ban “meal-sharing” websites where gourmets can book dinners cooked at home by amateur chefs, in the latest clash between the country's tradespeople …

Humans could download brains on to a computer and live forever

The brain works like a complex circuit board which could be recreated on a computer<p>Humans could download their brain on to a computer and live forever inside a machine, a Cambridge neuroscientist has claimed.<p>Dr Hannah Critchlow said that if a computer could be built to recreate the 100 trillion …

For a More Powerful Apology, Match a Person’s “Apology Language”

We all mess up from time to time, and when it affects someone else, it’s good to apologize. But people have different ways of apologizing. When …

Human consciousness is simply a state of matter, like a solid or liquid – but quantum - Alien UFO Sightings

Thanks to the work of a small group neuroscientists and theoretical physicists over the last few years, we may finally have found a way of analyzing …

The 4 Most Effective Ways To Burn Fat

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Alex Savva <b><br>Education:</b> B.S. Physical and Health Education, University of Toronto <b><br>Occupation:</b> Founder of CircuitFIT, Co-founder of …

Exercise

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Fortune.com

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How To Make a DIY Neon Sign with EL Wire

This year the APW staff collectively lost its shit over neon signs (can you blame us?). They were everywhere, they were awesome, and we decided we …

DIY: Turn Photos Into Beautiful Watercolor Portraits

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Photography and stencil art go hand-in-hand quite merrily, but it’s not so great if you’re not chummy with the …

Lightbox

Unique Mineral Discovered In Australia

The new substance is called putnisite.<p>A previously unknown mineral has been discovered in a remote location in Western Australia. The mineral, named putnisite, appears purple and translucent, and contains strontium, calcium, chromium, sulphur, carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, a very unusual combination.<p>…

Chemistry

Discover the Outdoors in America's Most Secret Town

Earlier this week, the tiny town of Los Alamos, New Mexico, won Liveability’s “Best Small Town” contest for its diversity, education, population growth, health, and civic engagement. Although we agree that the Atomic City scores well in these areas, it’s the area’s outdoor scene that really blows …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered

Jurassic fossils may mean that feathers were all in the family.<p>Almost all dinosaurs were probably covered in feathers, Siberian fossils of a tufted, two-legged running dinosaur dating from roughly 160 million years ago suggest.<p>Over the past two decades, discoveries in China have produced at least …

How Much Elephant Is In That Mouse?

‘New mouse species has elephant DNA,’ declared the headlines. It must have been hard to resist, considering the contrast in size between these animals. The wording conjures up images of runt elephants evolving into dwarf and then pocket pachyderms before shrinking so small that they could run up …