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Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

By Christopher Ingraham<p>, Reporter<p>Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart.<p>That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the British Journal of Psychology. Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and …

Psychology

Does the language you speak change your view of the world?

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

By Lillian Cunningham<p>, Reporter<p>Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than Before</i> in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, <i>The Happiness Project</i>, …

Self Control

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Centireading force: why reading a book 100 times is a great idea

I have read two books more than a 100 times, for different motives and with different consequences. Hamlet I read a 100 times for my dissertation, The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse a 100 times for comfort. The experience is distinct from all other kinds of reading. I’m calling it centireading.<p>I …

Ditching Your Commute Qualified: Worth ~$40K / Year In Happiness

5 years ago when I left Minneapolis to move to San Francisco, I went car-free and documented how even after a short time period I found the …

Commuting

Dad calls out daughter’s bullies in heartfelt YouTube video

When a Minnesota father learned his daughter was being bullied with racist remarks by her peers on Snapchat, he took to YouTube to call them out in a raw, rambling YouTube video that’s now a trending topic on Facebook.<p>Bradley Knudson of Prior Lake starts by saying, “This is not scripted…” and then …

Social Media

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

A boy's passport becomes a big Supreme Court case

WASHINGTON — Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky just turned 12.<p>For 11 of those years, he has been the protagonist in a legal battle that the U.S. government warns could "provoke uproar throughout the Arab and Muslim world." Now the Supreme Court is weighing in — for the second time.<p>Young Menachem's …

Three Powerful Ways to Stop Wasting Time

Since the whole point of this article is to help you make the most of your time and career, I won’t waste words here. All three of these techniques work well, but you should pick the one that best fits your personality and personal situation:<p><b>1. The Repeat Test</b><p>Take a piece of paper or a spreadsheet, …

Happy Daylight Saving: 6 Proven Steps To The Best Night’s Sleep You’ll Ever Have

<b>Your Worst Enemy Is Probably You</b><p>Stop cheating yourself. You can’t cut corners on sleep and not have it affect you:<p><b>…by the end of two weeks, the</b> …

Google Launches Maps Engine Pro For The Enterprise

Google has unveiled a new offering for its Maps product in the business setting as part of its vision into making it the next productivity tool. Starting today, companies can use Maps Engine Pro to better marry location and their data in order to “visualize and share” it on a map.<p>The service costs …

Study Finds Only 28 Percent of Millionaires Think They're Rich

If you had investments worth a million dollars, would you consider yourself rich? How about $5 million? Well, hold on to your wallet because a new …