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One Simple Habit That’ll Make You Great At Conversations

Today, we’re going to completely strike from the face of the earth a pain in the ass experience we’ve ALL had….<p>I’m good in the first few minutes of …

The Scary Side Effect of One Sleepless Night

Snooze now—your brain will thank you later<p>Forget hits to the head—just one night of sleep deprivation creates changes in the brain similar to a mild concussion, according to new research from Sweden.<p>The small study was done on 15 healthy guys. One night they got 8 hours of sleep in the lab, and …

Sleep

Is Your Tobacco Addiction All in Your Head?

Your mind can get hooked on cigs just like your body can. Beat the brain-sapping effects with these tips<p>If a non-smoker tells you to put your butt out one more time, you’re going to extinguish your cig where the sun don’t shine.<p>Sound familiar?<p>No matter how well you understand the payoffs of kicking …

Public Health

Could a Smile Make Your Meds Work Better?

A new study confirms the effects of positive thinking<p>You know you should heed the glass-half-full mentality—it’s been linked to a longer, happier, and healthier life. But now, Harvard Medical School researchers say that following the old adage could even make you think a drug works better than it …

Research

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50 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies of All Time - Gear Patrol

Friday, May 11, 2018<p>Out of This World<p>The 50 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies<p>By Gear Patrol<p>Part five of our series covers sci-fi and fantasy movies. Of …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …