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Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker: The No. 1 communication mistake that even smart people make

"There are many battles of history that were lost because of botched communication," says Steven Pinker, a professor of psychology at Harvard …

Creative Writing

16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love

If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of …

Temple Grandin

Scientists unravel secrets of ‘superagers’

Researchers find elderly people with high cognitive function have more of a certain type of brain cell<p>“Superagers” have long puzzled scientists, but now researchers say they are unpicking why some people live beyond 80 – and still appear to be in fine fettle, with cognitive capacities on a par with …

Dementia

Anxious People Focus on Negative Cues That Others Don't

It's an ingrained habit—but one you can teach yourself to break.<p>Let’s pretend for a moment you’re giving a presentation in a room full of very important people. You want their feedback—ideally, some sign of positive approval—because you know you’re being evaluated.<p>You look to a person in the front …

Psychology

The Best Space Heaters of 2018

Winter is bad enough, but the chill never really ends if you're someone who's perpetually cold. A space heater is a great way to keep the feeling in …

Home Improvement

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

Before you even think of working with a renovation pro, consider this insider intel from our panel of expert contractors.<p>Q: What are the most common …

Home Improvement

5 Reasons Not to Retire Before 66

One of them has to do with your health.<p>Just over half of Americans retire between the ages of 60 and 65, making this the most popular age range for …

Retirement

Scientists Have Found Out Why You're Chronically Late

Forget traffic, blame your personality.<p>Anyone can be late a handful of times, sure, but to be the person who's always five minutes late (at the …

Psychology

The secret to female attraction could be a tiny molecule

<b>Just in time for Valentine's day</b><p>Researchers have discovered what makes female sexual drive tick - in mice, at least. When female mice detect sex …

Biology

Turning off anxiety could be as easy as flicking on a light in your brain

<b>The optogenetics technology</b><p>Optogenetics is a burgeoning field in the life sciences that scientists are very excited about. It's a tool that combines …

Neuroscience

Here's Everything Science Knows So Far About The Origins of Humans

The story evolves every year.<p>The question of where we humans come from is one many people ask, and the answer is getting more complicated as new …

Evolution

5 Keto Diet Myths That You Need to Stop Believing

The misconceptions are running rampant<p>The keto diet has been making its rounds through the diet-sphere, gaining traction and a lot of attention. As the dos and don’ts of the diet get tossed around, like a game of telephone, the message seems to get a little jumbled along the way.<p>By the time it …

11 Anxiety Hacks That Psychologists Swear By

If you struggle with anxiety, then you already know it can take a pretty major toll on your life. From the physical symptoms — like a racing heart …

Mindfulness

Why bones might hold the secret to weight loss

Scientists have found an entirely new mechanism by which our body measures and influences our weight. This "gravitostat" is thought to reside in our …

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

This Diet Burns Fat Like No Other—and You've Never Heard of It

The ketogenic diet is having a moment. Scientists are beginning to discover that this relatively little-known diet reduces inflammation in the brain, …

Nutrition

Why You Can Be Dead Wrong but Still Believe You're Right, According to Science

Depressing research demonstrates just how irrational human beings are.<p>Have you ever had an argument with a friend, relative, or co-worker who remains certain of their position, even after you provide irrefutable proof that you're right and they're wrong? It's frustrating, but common. It turns out …

Why You Should Go to Church (Even If You're Not Religious) | Art of Manliness

When it comes to religious institutions, Americans exhibit some contradiction between their beliefs and their actions.<p>On the one hand, the vast …

Here's How to Have Infinite Willpower, According to Science

New research complicates the conventional wisdom that willpower is finite, and you need to conserve it.<p>The notion that willpower is a finite resource that we all need to conserve -- an idea pioneered by psychologist Roy Baumeister and popularized by this book -- has some pretty high-powered …

Will Power

The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains

The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and …

Psychology

Toxic Masculinity as a Mask for Anxiety

The widespread discussion of sexual harassment and what is being defined as 'toxic masculinity' leads to questions about how we are raising young …

9 Ways to Tell Who’s Lying to You

In a perfect world, you’d be able to believe everyone. But it’s not a perfect world, so you need some help. Professionals in certain fields, such as …

Overpronation: Causes, treatment, and exercises

• Overview<br>• Injuries<br>• Causes<br>• Diagnosis<br>• Treatment options<br>• Prevention<br>• Outlook<p>When the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward, this is known as …

How Building 1 Keystone Habit Can Transform Your Life

Making significant change in your life can be as easy as starting each day with a glass of water. No...really.<p>This is the time of season where gym membership enrollment goes through the roof. I am sure self-help books are flying of the shelves right now too. We are telling ourselves that this is …

A Zero-Math Introduction to Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods

For many of us, Bayesian statistics is voodoo magic at best, or completely subjective nonsense at worst. Among the trademarks of the Bayesian …

Write Stronger Sentences With the 2-3-1 Trick

In my six semesters as an English major, this is the best thing I learned: When in doubt, put the best bit of a sentence at the end, the next-best …

How To Grow Buckets Full Of Blueberries No Matter Where You Live

Blueberries are sometimes referred to as nature’s candy, with a juicy, sweet flavor few can resist. But there’s really no reason to try and resist …

18 Ways You Can Make Money Right Now

Much is possible with a smartphone and a fast internet connection.<p>Looking for ways you can make money right now? If things are tight and your back is up against the wall, there's a path forward. In fact, there are many. Especially when it comes to generating that income online. The best part? We're …

9 Things You Should Know About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

You’ve probably heard of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the evidence-based psychotherapy treatment method focused on changing negative thoughts …

Cognitive Science

28 Psychological Experiments That Revealed Incredible And Uncomfortable Truths About Ourselves

In 1968, following the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, teacher Jane Elliott tried discussing issues of discrimination, racism, and …