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Experts Reveal That the Target Effect Is a Real Thing

You know that feeling you get when you walk inside of Target? You are just going on a Target run to get toilet paper and milk. Yet, 45 minutes later …

New York University

The Realtors' Last Hurrah

If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you know the complexity and frustration—and the high fees—involved in this critical transaction. You probably used a professional Realtor throughout the process, who guided you through scores of listings and home tours and helped you put together specific …

Real Estate

Neuroscientists Discover a Song That Reduces Anxiety By 65% (Listen)

The soothing 8-minute tune was shown to improve heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol levels in the brain.The post Neuroscientists Discover a Song …

Depression

Brain area responsible for pessimism found

Neuroscientists have now found the brain area responsible for pessimism. The new research suggests that both anxiety and depression are caused by an …

Neuroscience

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Facebook Ads

The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?<p>I am staring at a photograph of myself that shows me 20 years older than I am now. I have not stepped into the twilight zone. Rather, I am trying to rid myself of some measure of my present bias, which is the tendency …

Psychology

Tell me what you say ‘yes’ to, and I’ll tell you who you are

“The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.”  —  Warren …

Self-improvement

Using Google Trends To Predict Stocks

For those of you who have not heard of Google Trends, it is a tool produced by Alphabet/Google (GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) that allows users to see search …

Investing

This Chart Reveals Which College Degrees Will Get You the Highest Salary

Travel<p>By Joe McGauley Published On 07/27/2018<p>@jwmcgauley<p>By Joe McGauley @jwmcgauley Published On 07/27/2018<p>Certain advanced college degrees have long …

College & University

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Puts 400,000 High-Res Images Online & Makes Them Free to Use

On Friday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that "more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s …

5 Fascinating Facts About Middle Children

The perpetually neglected Stephanie Tanner, the embittered Jan Brady, the overworked and underappreciated Michael Bluth: For many people, these are …

Siblings

People Everywhere Are Working on Different “100 Day Projects” and You Can Too

Are you looking for a way to jumpstart your creativity? You could always start an art journal or try some of today’s hottest crafts, but if you’re craving structure and wanting to produce a body small of work, then try the 100 Day Project. The endeavor implores you to explore a single idea every …

Creativity

Game of Thrones just wrapped its final season; here's where it was filmed

Even though this is the first summer without a new season of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, it doesn’t mean that we’re left completely without news about what’s happening in Westeros and Essos. The filming locations the final season might give some hints as what characters will be up to, for …

TV Series

This Website Has Hundreds Of Cheap First And Business Class Airfares

Search for cheap first or business class airfares and you get a bunch of ads from various search sites and online travel agencies. Even the articles you find simply refer you back to these sites. Go to these sites and for the most part, it’s nothing special. When you find low premium cabin fares it …

Los Angeles

Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm

Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting evidence has shown …

Genetics

Scientists Are Finally Figuring Out Why We Dream, And It's Probably Exactly What You'd Think

Sleep tight.<p>Dreaming is one of the strangest things that happens to us, and for as long as we have been recording history, we have been puzzling over …

Sleep

5 Mistakes Companies Make About Growth Mindsets

Like any psychological concept that booms in popularity, growth mindset — the dual belief that skills and abilities can be improved, and that developing your skills and abilities is the purpose of the work you do — is ripe for misinterpretation.<p>Hoping to learn how organizations put growth mindset …

Self-improvement

30 Examples Of Stunning Brand Identity

<i>We have catalogued 30 stunning examples of Brand Identity for your inspiration!</i><p><i>Check them out below.</i><p>Brand identity is of paramount importance when it …

Graphic Design

Childhood trauma leaves scars that are genetic, not just emotional, study affirms

Neglect, abuse, violence and trauma endured early in life can ripple directly into a child’s molecular structure and distort their DNA, according to …

Mental Health

2018 iPhone Photography Awards celebrate the emergence of an artform

Digital photography is getting better all the time, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the quality of modern smartphone snaps. The …

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

Midlife crisis? It’s a myth. Why life gets better after 50

We don’t peak in middle age, say the experts. So forget about the stereotypes and embrace change<p>Beware midlife! You will be prone to sudden, disruptive upheaval. Around the age of 50 your productivity, creativity and adaptability begin their inexorable decline. With them, happiness ebbs. Your best …

Middle Age

What religion does to your brain

Whether or not a divine power truly does exist might be a matter of opinion, but the neurophysiological effects of religious belief are scientific …

The Brain

How to Visit 5 European Countries in a Week With Ease

Most of us love to travel, but even more of us struggle to find the time to do more than one or two city breaks each year. For those of you looking …

Retirement planning: Go abroad and you can live nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.<p>A new report by International Living, which publishes information about living abroad, ranks the five best places to retire and coast on $30,000 a year.<p>To be sure, retiring in a new …

Retirement

Why the Finns don’t want to be happy

Finland came out on top in the 2018 World Happiness Report, but what if the Finnish people don’t agree?<p>A ballet dancer leaves her purse on a park bench. She walks away, absent-mindedly leaving behind the little bag with her money and belongings in it. Fifteen minutes later, she realises it’s …

Happiness

How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

Middle Age

35 Places Every Woman Should Visit — By Herself

Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; …

The 19 coolest places for a European holiday in 2018, according to travel experts

Globetrotters are always looking for inspired travel recommendations from those in the know in order to experience new destinations in the most authentic way possible — and those passed by word-of-mouth are always best.<p>As summer kicks off, Business Insider asked friends, colleagues, and some of the …

European Travel