Asher Tay

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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

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Neuroscience: ‘I built a brain decoder'

What are you looking at? Scientist Jack Gallant can find out by decoding your thoughts, as Rose Eveleth discovers.<p>Jack Gallant can read your mind. Or at least, he can figure out what you’re seeing if you’re in his machine watching a movie he’s playing for you.<p>Gallant, a researcher at the University …

We Don't Really Know Why or How Psychological Treatments Work, and We Need To

The development of effective and evidence-based psychological treatments is one of the major triumphs of the last decades. And based on this triumph, …

7 Amazing Pieces of Advice No One Ever Gave You

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

How to Be Optimistic: 4 Steps Backed By Research

<b>Should you see a glass as half empty or half full?</b><p><b>If you want to live a better life, and you care what research has to say, there’s a clear answer to</b> …

DC Comics’ Diversity Crisis: Why the Status Quo Rules

Marvel is willing to chance that a tentpole property like Thor will retain iconic status, even if a woman wields the hammer for a bit. Meanwhile, DC …

Study finds that a subset of children often considered to have autism may be misdiagnosed

Children with a genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, who frequently are believed to also have autism, often may be misidentified …