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Cancer killers send signal of success

New cancer-fighting nanoparticles deliver results — and status reports.<p>Tiny biochemical bundles carry chemotherapy drugs into tumors and light up …

20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers

Many of these quotations are collected in the posthumous volume <i>The World According to Mister Rogers</i>, though they come from various sources, including …

Etymology

3 scientific ways to prevent awkward conversations

You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you <i>totally blank</i>. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an alien and your confidence sinks.<p>Has that ever happened to you?<p>It’s common to feel nervous during …

There's a disorder that makes it impossible to feel pleasure, and scientists are just beginning to understand how it works

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists stimulated the brains of rats to induce feelings of anhedonia, helping to explain how the phenomenon arises in the brain.<p>Hopefully, this understanding could one day lead to better treatments for depression and other related mood …

The Brain

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

This New Pen Digitises Your Notebooks as You Write in Them

This is so cool.<p>No matter how convenient and easy doing everything online is these days, nothing will replace the feeling of scribbling notes, …

Science Says Do These 7 Things to Be Happier Right Now | Inc.com

Had a bad day or feel down in the dumps? Tired of trying to think yourself out of your bad mood all to no avail? Check out these 7 scientifically proven ways to be happier.<p><b>1. Exercise</b><p>Although we've all heard it a million times, exercise is truly one of the easiest ways to a better mood--even if …

Happiness

7 Things We Can Turn Off and On in the Brain

As much as we’d like to think we’re always in control of our own actions, a lot of human behavior, mood, and habit can be traced to involuntary …

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Proving that science and religion can, in fact, overlap, University of British Columbia researcher Evan Thompson has confirmed the Buddhist teaching …

Consciousness

How to Feel Like You Went on Vacation by Meditating for 15 Minutes

There are ways to get that serene, lying-on-the-beach feeling, even if the beach is far, far away.<p>We love to travel because it’s that addictive combination of exciting, interesting, surprising, and, simultaneously, relaxing. We’re inspired by new languages, tastes, and tilts of light over …

This is what's going on in your brain when you read - Futurity

Neuroscientists for the first time have observed the brain during "natural" reading. What they're learning could apply to artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence

No, Wait, Short Conversations Really Can Reduce Prejudice

A new study redeems a remarkably successful canvassing approach that was rocked by scientific fraud last year.<p>In early 2015, a team of 56 volunteers knocked on the doors of conservative voters in Miami, Florida to talk about transgender rights. Local officials had recently passed a law that …

Drug to treat nicotine addiction can be used to treat sugar cravings, new study shows

Bingeing on candy and smoking have a surprising thing in common — they are both extremely addictive, according to researchers in Australia.<p>Excess …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

Meet your new resolution.<p>New Year's resolutions often focus on improving <i>physical</i> health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?<p>While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a …

Mental Health

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes per day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<br>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p><b>SEE ALSO: Study: Prioritizing time over money leads to more happiness</b><p>That's because he …

Happiness

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

Science: You're Better at Getting Over Failure Than You Think

So why not just go for it?<p>Like most everyone else, you probably have a few big dreams or secret plans. So why aren't you pursuing them?<p>Your knee-jerk answer is probably something to do with your circumstances -- the time is not right or your bank account balance isn't big enough. Sometimes that …

The Return of the Brutal Savage and the Science for War

Sergey Uryadnikov | Shutterstock.com<p>The last few years have seen an alarming increase in claims that tribal peoples have been shown to be more …

Here's How Money Could Actually Buy Happiness

Money really can buy happiness — if you buy things that "match" your personality, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.<p>Researchers analyzed …

This Scientist’s Ideas Of What Testing Does To Kids Is Really, Really On Point

Lawrence Krauss here asserts here that perhaps equally important as "The Three R's" is teaching the ability to <i>think</i>.<p>To reason, to find answers after …

No honey, more problems: A ‘catastrophic’ year for bee colonies

Freezing temperatures, killer parasites, toxic chemicals: The plight of honey bees is getting worse in many parts of the world and no one seems to know precisely why.<p>This past winter was one of the worst on record for bees. In the U.S., beekeepers lost 31 per cent of their colonies, compared to a …

9 things you must do in Canada

From unforgettable wildlife encounters and epic road trips to pancakes you'll never forget, these are the things you need to do to get the most of …

What I've Learned: Albert Einstein

<b>Smoke like a chimney, work like a horse,</b> eat without thinking, go for a walk only in really pleasant company.<p>Certain people find everything boring.<p><b>I discovered that nature was constructed in a wonderful way,</b> and our task is to find out the mathematical structure of the nature itself. It is a kind …

Albert Einstein

I earn over $5,000 a month traveling the world — here's how travel blogs really make money

When people ask me what I do for a living and I reply, "I'm a travel blogger," I can pretty much see the confusion in their faces.<p>They're thinking, <i>How can a blog make money? Isn't that just a hobby? Who pays you? How much can you really make?</i><p>Based on my own experience — and those of many other …

Science Finds Money Can Buy Happiness, if You Spend It Right

Invest in happiness.<p>Despite decades of people telling us that money can't buy happiness ("it's all about the experiences!"), researchers have found …

Next month Mercury will pass in front of the sun in a rare event

Because Mercury's orbit is so tight, its transit is more common than the twice-in-a-century transit of Venus.<p>But it's still a rare event, and the planet won't travel between our star and planet again for another three and a half years, so don't miss out on the opportunity to feel humbled by just …