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We Are All Confident Idiots

Last March, during the enormous South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, the late-night talk show <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i> sent a camera crew out …

Critical Thinking

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness

Science shows even small doses of toxic people can do outsize damage to your life.<p>Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful …

Self-help

Google’s Hand-Fed AI Now Gives Answers, Not Just Search Results

ASK THE GOOGLE search app “What is the fastest bird on Earth?,” and it will tell you.<p>“Peregrine falcon,” the phone says. “According to YouTube, the …

You’re Not Lazy, You Have A High IQ, Study Suggests

Daydreamers and sofa-lovers rejoice, a new study has revealed a correlation between laziness and a high IQ, meaning that staring off into space or …

Gulf Coast

“A few weeks after I graduated, I tried to jump in front of a train”: My bipolar disorder nightmare

<b>(makler0008 via Shutterstock)</b><p>Going off to college is always hard; going off with a major mental illness is another challenge altogether<p>Mary Lu Unterburger<p>January 19, 2016 12:00am (UTC)<p>When I was 17, I decided that I wasn’t going to get out of bed anymore. It was a grey morning in March, and I woke …

Mental Health

50 is the new 42: technology is making brains of middle-aged younger

The increasing mental demands of technology is making older people sharper than previous generations, scientists have shown<p>50 is the new 42, scientists have concluded, after discovering that the brains of middle-aged people are getting sharper and younger to keep up with the demands of modern …

Yes, You Have a Sixth Sense, and You Should Trust It

Much of what you know, you know without knowing <i>how</i> you know it.<p>For example, when you compare the smiles in these two pictures, you know, without …

Learning

21 Subtle Shifts to Live Life in the Now

When we're not being mindful, life moves by in the blink of an eye. Tendencies to overstuff our schedules, to stay plugged in as slaves to technology all hours of the day, and to constantly strive for more can and will rob us of our precious presence. We've glorified busy and achievement. It's our …

40 Foods with Superpowers

Popping a daily multivitamin might be worthwhile as "health insurance," but let's face it: Eating real food is a lot more fun than gobbling supplements. Besides, you can get most, if not all, of the nutrients essential to good health by selecting the right combination of foods. You just have to …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Schizophrenia is eight different diseases, not one

New research shows that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in clusters of genes that lead to different sets of symptoms.<p>The finding sets the stage for scientists to develop better ways to diagnose and treat schizophrenia, a mental …