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Unlock Brain Potential to Protect Against Decline

Our brain is probably the most neglected, abused and poorly understood organ of our entire body. While sports concussions and Alzheimer's awareness are at an all-time high, many of us fail to protect our brain from potentially reversible decline.<p>The No. 1 cause of cognitive decline is not the 13 …

The Brain

The 10 best ancient Romans

Professor Mary Beard picks out her favourite personae from the Roman empire’s 500-year history<p>1 | Marcus Vergilius Eurysaces<p>A self-confident joker and wealthy self-made man, who must have made a small fortune out of a chain of bakeries in first-century BC Rome. All we know about him is from his …

Ancient History

Defy Gravity: Your Butt-Sculpting Workout Plan

Alex Palombo<p>Sculpt Your Backside<p>This tush-targeted workout takes the science of how to tone the three muscles in the glutes to the maximus. "Do all …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Watch This Beautiful 10-Minute Film on the Current State of Neuroscience

The brain is one of the most-studied — and most complex — things on the planet, so it can be hard to keep up with what the current state of …

5 Good Places to Find Educational Video Content for Your Class

‘SchoolTube.com is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators - exclusively …

Education Technology
Marvel Universe

12 Grammar Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making [Cheat Sheet]

It happens to the best of us.<p>A spelling mistake in the subject line, a missing word in the last paragraph, an autocorrect gone wrong.<p>While a typo …

Linguistics

Building New Thoughts

<b>New study reveals clues to how thoughts take shape.</b><p>Let’s start with a simple sentence: Last week Joe Biden beat Vladimir Putin in a game of …

Joe Biden

How to train your brain by thinking like an expert

Gary Klein is one of most influential psychologists today. In his 2013 book, "Seeing What Others Don't", he postulated a model categorising all types …

6 subtle things highly productive people do every day

<b>Know how many days a week you're actually productive?</b><p><b>About three:</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive).<p>We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us …

Time Management

7 research-backed ways to stop procrastinating (and get more done)

We’re all guilty of procrastination.<p>We start the day with the intention of doing one thing, and it gets pushed off for later in the day. Then the next day. And soon after, the next week.<p>It’s a never ending cycle that never seems to get any easier.<p>Before we introduce the seven research-backed ways …

5 Books That Will Improve Your Writing

Remove the fanfare and most writing advice boils down to read more, write more, and get better feedback.<p>Let's talk about that first one. If writing is output, reading is often the most important input. You'll understand what makes Hemingway's writing exceptional (or overrated) by reading his books, …

Writing

When Freud Meets fMRI

The emerging field of “neuropsychoanalysis” aims to combine two fundamentally different areas of study—psychoanalysis and neuroscience—for a whole new way of understanding how the mind works.<p>I am in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, surrounded by psychoanalysts. At moments, if I …

Consciousness

Top 10 literary biographies

From Shakespeare to Shelley, Edith Wharton to VS Naipaul … literature’s greats have biographies to match<p>The idea of writing about authors is, for me, irresistible, and I’ve just published my seventh. It was about Gore Vidal and I have often recalled Vidal’s wise suggestion (made 30 years ago) that …

Literature

The New Yorker’s “Comma Queen” Mercifully Explains the Difference Between Who/Whom, Lay/Lie, Less/Fewer & Beyond

From <i>The New Yorker</i> comes "The Comma Queen" video series, which features Mary Norris talking about the finer points of language that come up again and …

Language

3 simple habits for building long-term wealth

We receive emails from readers every day.<p>We can't respond to all of them, of course… but we think about them a lot.<p>Recently, we got two particularly interesting emails. One was from a woman who felt she had been badly handled in a divorce and now struggles to stay afloat financially.<p>Another came …

Finance

Tony Robbins has taught this productivity trick to clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams

He's sold millions of books, videos, audio recordings, and tickets to his seminars. He's personally coached everyone from former President Bill Clinton to tennis icon Serena Williams to revered hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.<p>Although every coaching session is personalized, we asked Robbins for …

Serena Williams

The Surprising Root Cause of Anxiety and Depression

When you think about strategies to achieve optimal brain performance, you may think about doing crossword puzzles or learning a new language… adding …

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Self-improvement

Here Is One Easy Trick to Succeed at Everything

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We’ve all heard that quote, but seriously, if you knew you were going to conquer whatever you set your mind to — whether it’s a new habit, that killer to-do list or a trip you’ve been dying to go on — wouldn’t you do it? According to Business …

Productivity

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

Psychology

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Quitting sugar "changed my brain"

Michael Grothaus quit sugar, soon regretted it, but came through after a week or so.<p>By the end of Day 4, I would have sold my dog for a brownie. The …

Low-carb Diet

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

Which are the 100 best novels ever written in the English language? No list could possibly satisfy everyone, as is always the case with listicles. When writer Robert McCrum completed his own, after developing it over the course of two years, it was greeted with a mix of enthusiasm and criticism. …

Books