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The Psychology of Self-Control

Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for …

Study Finds No Time Travelers On The Internet

If you've read this article in the future, feel free to skip it now.<p>If you had traveled from the future to the present, you might be likely to mention some things that you'd learned there (for example: buy <i>this</i> lottery ticket). Using this logic, physicists searched for prescient mentions of future …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

How Phish Fans Ring in the New Year

<b>There was a lot going on</b> in midtown Manhattan at 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve. Tourists' backs ached in Times Square, the buffet opened at Applebee's $375 "NYE Extravaganza," and Jenny McCarthy got a Botox touch-up during a <i>New Year's Rockin' Eve</i> commercial break. But a few blocks away, oblivious to …

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These may be the prettiest trees ever

Rainbow eucalyptus trees – and their candy-colored bark – toss arboreal convention to the wind.<p>It’s as if Mother Nature conspired with Vincent Van …


10 ways owning a pet benefits your health

Find out how your four-legged friend can help boost your well-being.<p>In a 2002 study at State University of New York at Buffalo, researchers found …

5 mind-bending facts about dreams

As scientists become increasingly able to probe deeper into our minds, they are beginning to shine some light on the mysteries of what happens when …

Books as Victims of Erosion: Nature Artistically Carved into Encyclopedia Britannica

Inspired by his travels to Ecuador, Peru and Brazil, artist <b>Guy Laramé</b>e sculpted a mountain landscape on 24 printed volumes of the Encyclopedia …

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Please welcome a very recent addition to the Particle bowl family. While being an amazing fruit serving bowl, it's makes a bold design statement and feels confident as a non-functional decor object.<p>****this is a rocking bowl and feels safe on a wide higher shelf*****<p>This piece will become a great …


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8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

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