Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio

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Change the World and Get to Bed by 10:00

Let’s say you believed deeply in the importance of sleep health, and you wanted to start a movement to change people’s attitudes and behavior. Maybe, like Arianna Huffington, it’s a personal crisis that convinces you. Or maybe it’s a key piece of research or two that opens your eyes, as it were, to …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: How to Meditate: 18 Tips to Successful Sitting Practice

In order to lead a more enlightened life, it is important, first of all, to understand how the human mind works. We are often unknowing prisoners of our minds, swept away by whatever thought we may be having at the time. We give our thoughts too much power.<p>Lost in regretting the past, or …

How Successful People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part II: The Dilemma of Coaching Yourself

What separates those who accomplish outstanding feats from those who don’t? According to author and researcher Joshua Foer, it’s the dedication and …

The Future of Self-Improvement, Part I: Grit Is More Important Than Talent

In the late ’60s, Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel performed a now-iconic experiment called the Marshmallow Test, which analyzed the ability of …

This Weekly Habit Will Push You To Peak Performance

In the sports world, athletes create rituals and regulate how they live in order to increase their performance. Business people tend to make to-do lists and set goals — but not much else. I think that's a lost opportunity. Entrepreneurs are no different than athletes: For both groups, peak …

How To Use Evernote for Writing Fiction

Evernote is a cross-platform app that works something like a digital filing cabinet. We've talked about why so many people use it and how you should …

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Cool Music: Swedish Musicians Play Instruments Made Out of Ice

Musicians may be cool, but it’s unusual for their instruments to be cold.<p>Swedish musical group Ice Music is changing that by playing music on …

Cancer Cells Tamed By Trip To Outer Space

Low-grav experiments may point the way toward more effective treatments on Earth<p>Low gravity may inhibit the growth and spread of thyroid cancer cells. In newly published research, experimental biologists describe the responses of thyroid cancer cell cultures to 22 seconds of simulated microgravity …

Scout Leaders Who Toppled Ancient Rock Formation Are Charged

A former Boy Scout leader who toppled an ancient rock formation in Utah's Goblin Valley State Park, and another Scout leader who videotaped the incident, are being charged with criminal mischief.<p>As we reported in October, David Hall filmed Glenn Taylor pushing over a giant, mushroom-shaped …

13 Things You Need To Know About Concussions

Ahead of the Super Bowl, here’s the lowdown on brain damage in sports.<p>In recent years, researchers have only just begun to understand how and why concussions are dangerous, fueling the debate about football safety. Here’s what you need to know.<p>1. There are roughly 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions in …

Humans are more than clever apes? Don't make me laugh

Most qualities we think of as particularly 'human' can be seen elsewhere in the animal kingdom, thanks to evolution<p>Just how special do you think you are? How different do you think you are from other animals? Do you think of yourself as an animal or do you see yourself, and your fellow humans, as …

Punxsutawney Phil Vs. The Farmers' Almanac: Whom Do You Trust?

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather forecasting groundhog, will be rudely rustled from his winter slumber Sunday morning to answer the question of the day: shadow or no shadow? Six more weeks of winter or an early spring?<p>Why this fascination with Phil? Well, scientifically speaking, long-range …

Diamond: Britain's answer to the Large Hadron Collider

The darling of particle physics might be the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern, but as a practical tool it's no match for the UK's Diamond Light Source. Located at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory campus at Harwell in Oxfordshire, Diamond is an alchemist's dream, a place where beams of light …

14 Ways to Spoil Yourself--And Why You Should

From daily rewards to major splurges, here are 14 indulgences to keep busy entrepreneurs feeling like it's all worth it.<p>Many of us write New Year's resolutions about what we vow not to do or how we want to improve either professionally or personally. That's a worthwhile exercise, to be sure. But to …

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Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

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6 Ways to Find Your Inner Visionary in 2014

Has innovation taken a back seat to daily tasks and short-term goals? Here's how to get your creativity back.<p>Do you feel like you've lost yourself in your business? What happened to that creative, freedom-loving person who launched that business with such a great vision in mind? She's still in …

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How To Harness The Creative Power Of Introverts At Work

The person with the best, most creative ideas isn’t always heard. Here’s how to understand and work with introverts.<p>What do Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Darwin, J.K. Rowling, and Rosa Parks have in common? They are all people who made an …

This Year's Biggest Discoveries in Science

From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013.<p>Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Philippines. And scientific expertise figured in disarmament debates in Syria and in Iran's …

2013: The year in science

Printing ourselves<p>If 2012 was the year of 3D printing, 2013 marked the first real progress in printing bits of lifeforms.<p>We have seen the printing of …

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Immune cells inadvertently help bacteria form persistent infections

Instead of digesting them, immune cells put the Salmonella in a quiescent state.<p>Antibiotic resistance can probably be considered the problem of the …

Discovery of quantum vibrations in microtubules inside brain neurons corroborates controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness | Kurzweil

Structure of a microtubule. The ring shape depicts a microtubule in cross-section, showing the 13 protofilaments surrounding a hollow center. …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Melatonin and Sleep

The pattern of waking during the day when it is light and sleeping at night when it is dark is a natural part of human life. Only recently have …