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Embracing the latest web trend: card-based design

There are always new webdesign trends gaining momentum. Who could forget parallax scrolling from a few years ago, which is still popular today? As of …

UI Design

This gamification 'documentary' is a work of art

Gamification is one part of the world of game design that easily excites outsiders: Ideas about how systems and rewards motivate people, and how …

Employment

Switching Thinking About Cognitive Flexibility

<b>UM researchers propose a new model of the ability to shift thoughts that could increase understanding of behavioral and neurological …

5 psychology secrets for great interaction design

It’s becoming more important every day for your designs to connect more with users and include a “human element.” Website and user experience design needs to feel real, from aesthetics to interactions to motion (perceived and real) to emotional connection.<p>The problem designers most often encounter …

UI Design

Why Keeping Your Goals Secret Is the Best Way To Be Successful

Experts have been advising for years that sharing your goals with other people increases your commitment to them.When you do, you feel accountable. …

Self-improvement

Ottawa psych student's app to help 'thousands' with anxiety, depression

Jeff Perron wants to help more people than he ever could all by himself.<p>The Ottawa man finished an undergrad in psychology, earned a master’s in …

Business Administration

What Mindfulness App Is Right for You?

How do you figure out which mindfulness app is right for you? There are over 500 mindfulness apps available. But now, it'll be a little bit easier to …

Mindfulness

Has Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Had Its Day as a Treatment for Depression in the UK?

With more Brits than ever turning to antidepressants, some experts see the death knell ringing for the treatment.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>If you've ever been to your GP with depression, chances are you're aware of, or have been offered, CBT. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to give …

Mental Health

What's the Universe Made Of? Math, Says Scientist

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Scientists have long used mathematics to describe the physical properties of the universe. But what if the universe itself is math? …

What Was the Confederate Flag Doing in Cuba, Vietnam, and Iraq?

The Pentagon just can’t let go. In the wake of the Charleston Massacre, Amazon and Walmart have announced that they will no longer sell Confederate …

Puerto Rico

Walking briskly can help prevent heart failure

Picking up the pace and cutting down on smoking and drinking can prevent heart failure, say health experts<p>Walking briskly at two miles per hour, exercising away 845 calories a week and limiting alcohol to two drinks a night can halve the risk of heart failure scientists have found.<p>Adults who walked …

Tufts University

GREECE JUST TAUGHT CAPITALISTS A LESSON ABOUT WHAT CAPITALISM REALLY MEANS

The vote is huge lesson for conservatives and anyone else who thinks this is about a dilettante government of left-wing idealists who think they can flout the law while staging some kind of Che Guevara-esque dream:<p>Wrong.<p><i>This is what capitalism is really about.</i><p>From the beginning, Merkel and the EU …

Central Banks

Google's New Wearable to Take Health Tracking to the Next Level

In a bid to relish a better standard of living, working day in and day out has become a norm. This has left people with less time to focus on their …

Wearable Tech

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

<i>Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…</i><p>When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set …

Product Management

Brain Scientist: How Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Gets One Thing Deeply Wrong

[Watch on YouTube]<b>By Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, with Daniel J. Barrett, PhD</b> <b><br>Guest contributors</b>Pixar’s “Inside Out” is the latest in a long tradition …

Computer Science

‘Spectacular discovery’ of how memories are formed and learning takes place

Brain scientists in the UK and US have collaborated to make ‘a spectacular discovery’ – for the first time in human studies – of how memories are …

Pre-crastination is a thing — and it can be just as destructive as procrastination

Fascinating new research explores the dangers of completing tasks quickly for the sake of their quick completion<p>Procrastination is a well-known and serious behavioral problem involving both practical and psychological implications. Taxpayers commonly put off submitting their annual returns until …

Procrastination

“Modern racism lurks in the shadows of equality”: Why colorblind school policies have failed black people

Instead of confronting racial and cultural divides, American education only serves to further them<p>The United States is experiencing a paroxysm of racism, from police shootings and the brutality of white supremacy in Charleston to a string of arsons in black churches across the South. Of course, …

Native Americans

Google Offers A Free Online Computational Thinking Course for Educators

July 4, 2015<br>Several students confound computational thinking with computer science when, in fact, the two refers to two different concepts. Computer …

How to transform user experience into UX design

Usability testing doesn’t have to be complicated. There are dozens of options for a design team that wants to remotely test their solutions. To prove …

UX Design

Why does Japan have such a high suicide rate?

<b>Last year in Japan, more than 25,000 people took their own lives.</b><p>That's 70 every day. The vast majority were men.<p>Those figures do not make Japan's the highest suicide rate in the world in a developed nation.<p>That dubious title belongs to South Korea. But it is still far, far higher than virtually …

Health Care

Researchers Discover New Epigenetic Mechanism in Brain Cells

<b>For decades, researchers in the genetics field have theorized that the protein spools around which DNA is wound, histones, remain constant in the</b> …

Neuroscience

Why Your Pursuit of Happiness Is Making You Miserable

Don’t go chasing happiness. Instead, pursue the factors and conditions that create it.<p>Few things seem more obvious than feeling good–about ourselves, as well as life in general.<p>Compelling scientific evidence supports this. A November 2012 study in <i>American Psychologist</i> has found that subjective …

Happiness

Is this a revolution in brain science?

Two new studies suggest a potential game-changer in how scientists understand of the brain, which could advance research on MS and Alzheimer’s<p>“Brain …

Neuroscience

How to design for human behaviour: 5 pro tips

Our two-volume series Interaction Design Best Practices delves into the details of the art of interaction design: how different interaction elements …

Marry Someone You Admire, Not Just Someone You Love

My mother always told me you should admire <i>something</i> about the person you marry. They don't have to be the best looking, the strongest, the richest, or the smartest. But there's got to be that little something that makes you weak at the knees. Maybe he's average looking, but when boy picks up a …

Relationships

5 Excellent Note Taking Apps for Your Mac

June 28, 2015<br>Text Edit is definitely an excellent Mac app for quickly capturing thoughts and ideas. It comes integrated with the OS X on your Mac and …

Can you teach people to have empathy?

<b>Empathy is a quality that is integral to most people's lives - and yet the modern world makes it easy to lose sight of the feelings of others. But almost everyone can learn to develop this crucial personality trait, says Roman Krznaric.</b><p>Open Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird and one …

Empathy

7 Meditation Apps to Try Now

In this overstimulated and hyper-distracted digital age, with a jam-packed schedule and abundance of choices at every juncture, making time (and brain space) for meditation—the self-proclaimed secret weapon of everyone from <b>Gisele Bündchen</b> to <b>Arianna Huffington</b>—can feel next to impossible.<p>Ask around, …

Addiction is not a disease: A neuroscientist argues that it’s time to change our minds on the roots of substance abuse

A psychologist and former addict insists that the illness model for addiction is wrong, and dangerously so<p>The mystery of addiction — what it is, what causes it and how to end it — threads through most of our lives. Experts estimate that one in 10 Americans is dependent on alcohol and other drugs, …

Drug Addiction