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Your music taste might reveal how your brain works

Now that music has gone digital, there must be all sorts of algorithms and marketing studies out there that recording companies and music delivery services use to determine the types of tunes fans are most likely to consume.<p>The songs that you choose to put on your mobile device may say a lot to …

Rana el Kaliouby: This app knows how you feel — from the look on your face

Corporations' Newest Productivity Hack: Meditation

Target, Google, and Ford have started teaching employees mindfulness. Will capitalism complicate something as simple as following your breath?<p>Since I started meditating two years ago, my practice has been shamefully sporadic. When I do manage to stop what I’m doing and sit down, device-free, I find …

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Ben Wellington: How we found the worst place to park in New York City — using big data

Mindfulness May Boost Workouts, Fitness, Exercise

You've heard that practicing mindfulness while eating—focusing on how each bite of your meal feels and tastes, without any outside distractions—may help you to recognize when you're full, potentially resulting in weight loss. But now, a new study suggests that the same technique might actually help …

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Criminal Minds Are Different From Yours, Brain Scans Reveal

The latest neuroscience research is presenting intriguing evidence that the brains of certain kinds of criminals are different from those of the rest …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Your dog can read your face, researchers find

The researchers then showed the dogs only the upper or lower halves of the images (eyes or mouth) and still the dogs were able to tell the difference …

Happy People Tend to Have This Personality Trait

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Happiness — or subjective well-being, as academics call it — is largely a matter of the situations that you put yourself into.<p>According to new research, people who rank high in agreeableness put themselves into happier situations than everybody else.<p>…

Opinion: Why don't we have big campaigns for mental health?

I CAME ACROSS this image yesterday:<p><i>Image credit: Minds Like Ours</i><p>It really struck a chord with me. We often see images comparing depression to …

The Neuroscience of Recruiting: 3 Key Discoveries & Implications | LinkedIn Talent Blog

Recruiting has always been a combination of art and science. Until recently, the science of recruiting has mostly consisted of the statistical …

The Surprising And Powerful Links Between Posture and Mood

Why feeling taller tricks your brain into making you feel more confident and why your smartphone addiction might be making you depressed.<p>The next time you’re feeling sad and depressed, pay close attention to your posture. According to cognitive scientists, you’ll likely be slumped over with your …

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Why Your Brain Makes It So Hard To Stop Eating

Being overweight or obese usually isn’t really about the body – it’s about the brain. Overeating and compulsive eating are often about how the brain resorts back to ancient eating habits that are no longer relevant in today’s food-rich world. A new study now confirms that the brain circuits …

Your brain can be conned into believing you committed a crime

How much do you trust your brain? We're asking, because a new study published in <i>Psychological Science</i> provides scientific evidence that it's not hard to manipulate people's memories -- even to make them believe they've committed a crime. Researchers from the University of Bedfordshire and …

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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Microsoft had its earnings call last night.</b> Revenue was up 8% from last year, but stock dropped 4% in after-hours trading.<p><b>2. It's Apple's earnings today.</b> Analysts are expecting revenue to be up 17% on last year.<p><b>3. A British phone carrier may have accidentally revealed the name of the new Samsung</b> …

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7 reasons to use emoticons in your writing and social media, according to science

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.<p>HARD FORK<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer …

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How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

How your diet affects your mood

They say you are what you eat, but exciting new research suggests otherwise: You feel what you eat. Scientists are focusing on psychobiotics, a type of bacteria found in certain foods that can produce and deliver important chemicals like serotonin to the brain. Their findings could mean a whole new …

Google Translate Update May Save You A Lot Of Money

Your smartphone is about to become your best friend when traveling abroad, even if you don't want to shell out big bucks for an international data plan. An update to the Google Translate app, announced Wednesday, will add the ability to translate printed text by aiming your phone's camera at it -- …

Neuroscience: Relaxing Makes You More Creative

The latest research on the brain proves that working fewer hours doesn't just make you healthier. It makes you smarter, too.<p>You've probably heard the saying "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." I suspect that most people interpret this as a comment on Jack's personality: He's "dull" …

The Science Behind Motivation

Being motivated is a key part of being successful as an entrepreneur, and as such, it’s a subject that’s always fascinated me. Motivation comes from vision, goal setting, and celebrating small successes, but there’s more to it – there’s actually a science behind motivation.<p>Psychology – Why is …

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A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids (Illustrated)

Inspired by questions from my last article on how to actually teach mindfulness to kids, I'm putting out a new weekly post with FUN mindfulness exercises for the family. After all, who said mindfulness had to be a drag?!<p>Inspired by questionsᅡᅠfrom myᅡᅠlast article on how to actually teach …

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Review: How to Use a Borrowed Phone With Your Own Phone Number

The new app Hotel My Phone lets you create a virtual copy of your forgotten or dead phone on a borrowed phone.<p>It happens every day. People either forget their smartphones, or discover that their phones’ batteries are dead. So, if they have to send a text or make a call, they borrow a phone from a …

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How to Be 10 Percent Happier

After an on-air panic attack, ABC newsman Dan Harris embarked on a journey of faith — and discovered a path to well-being.<p>When ABCtelevision …

The Psychology Behind Impulse Shopping

A look at the psychology behind impulse shopping and what steps you can take to resist temptation during the holiday shopping season.

Human cells make mouse brains 4 times smarter, scientists say

Pop culture is full of anthropomorphized mice that can drive boats, fall in love and hatch diabolical plans. None of them are real, but a mouse that …