The productivity of working from home

The issue of whether working remotely is a good thing or not is one that often gets tossed around.The arguments are fairly well trodden.On the plus side, home workers avoid the lengthy and stressful commutes to/from work, so often put in more hours than their office based colleagues.They ...

10 Scientifically-Proven Ways To Have More Fun

Structure, organization, and consistency are highly encouraged in the workplace, at school, or in parenting. But how much is too much? At what point do we become too rigid and inflexible?As a clinical psychologist, I\\'m not surprised that I frequently see rigidness in individuals who are depressed and ...

Are We Still Evolving?

Our evolutionary trajectory over the last three million years took us from small-brained walking apes who lived in East African grasslands to modern humans who have colonized just about every type of environment of every major land mass on the planet. So what\\'s next? Are we still evolving?

Wanted: Volunteers For Simulated Mars Mission In The Arctic

We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think ...

This Is The Number One Thing That Holds Most People Back From Success

Sound like the drivel your parents told you when you were 16 that inspired eye-rolling? That’s what I thought, too.…it’s not really a search for talent. It’s a search for attitude. There are a few jobs where straight up skills are all we ask for. Perhaps in the ...

Are you a mover, perceiver, stimulator or adaptor? A new map of how the brain works

Who hasn\\'t heard that people are either left-brained or right-brained—either analytical and logical or artistic and intuitive, based on the relative \\'strengths\\' of the brain\\'s two hemispheres? How often do we hear someone remark about thinking with one side or the other? A flourishing industry of books, videos and self-help programs has been built on this dichotomy. You can purportedly \\'diagnose\\' your brain, \\'motivate\\' one or both sides, indulge in \\'essence therapy\\' to \\'restore balance\\' and much more. Everyone from babies to elders supposedly can benefit.

8 Tips To Remember What You Read

Despite tele­vi­sion, cell phones, and Web “twit­ter,” tra­di­tional read­ing is still an impor­tant skill. Whether it is school text­books, tech man­u­als at work, or reg­u­lar books, peo­ple still read, though not as much as they used to. One rea­son that many peo­ple don’t read much is that they ...

“Grape-like aromas” keep mosquitoes at bay

The mosquito is my dad’s nemesis in the insect world. He will go to extraordinary lengths to secure his person from mosquito attack, roaming the corridors on night patrols and jamming mosquito repellent devices into every possible plug socket.Such devices are usually based on the chemical, N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide,

How to Teach Children to Be Savvy Consumers: Let Them Spend

If children represent the future of this country, their financial habits may go a long way toward shaping this nation\\'s economic health. But developing smart habits with money means starting financial education early. In 2011, Paul Solman visited Sesame Street to see how the Muppets were learning to ...

When Your Child Makes You Want To Scream: 10 Steps to Calm

\\'Your step by step roleplays are a godsend, I love that you show me exactly what to say, and answer what I\\'m thinking.But the hardest thing is still to calm myself down when my boys get wild and my buttons get pushed. I end up screaming despite my ...

8 Simple Pleasures You're Forgetting To Enjoy

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance. GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others\\' stress in the ...

25 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself

Feeling less than motivated all too often? I do. Well, perhaps not too often. But sometimes I just feel really lazy and unmotivated.Want some practical solutions to that universal motivation-problem? Here are 25 of them. Try a handful. 1. Make a deal with yourself. Good for overcoming procrastination ...

"No, You Do Not Need To Lose Weight!"

Recently I saw Betty* in my clinic. She is 44 years old and never had a “weight problem” till her 8 year-old only son met with a fatal road accident.That was 12 years ago. Since then she has steadily gained almost 10 pounds a year, which is why ...

The Ethics of Autonomous Cars

Sometimes good judgment can compel us to act illegally. Should a self-driving vehicle get to make that same decision? If a small tree branch pokes out onto a highway and there’s no incoming traffic, we’d simply drift a little into the opposite lane and drive around it. But ...

How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails

I’ve covered a lot of research on how to make your life better but many people struggle with implementing changes because it seems like a major undertaking. It doesn’t have to be.There’s tons and tons and tons of research showing that over time, this alone – one silly ...

Primate brains follow predictable developmental pattern

Oct. 8, 2013 — In a breakthrough for understanding brain evolution, neuroscientists have shown that differences between primate brains -- from the tiny marmoset to human -- can be largely explained as consequences of the same genetic program.In research published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Professor Marcello Rosa ...

Collective Self-Esteem Predicts Depression

How people feel about themselves and the social group they belong to might be one of the driving forces behind the growing problem of depression among adolescents, two Indian psychologists figured. Earlier studies already found correlations between self-esteem and depression, but these researchers wanted to dig a little ...

What good work habits do nearly all geniuses have in common?

A very interesting new book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, examines the good work habits of over 150 of the greatest writers, artists and scientists.Those interested in the 10,000 hour theory of deliberate practice won’t be surprised — the vast majority of them were complete and unapologetic workaholics.During ...

Learning Abundance, Teaching Abundance

One of the secrets of parenting is that we’re always teaching our children, whether we mean to or not. Our own experience with scarcity can influence our children in ways we don’t intend.Economics is frequently defined as “a science which studies human behavior as a relationship between ends ...

Commonly prescribed statin linked to memory impairment, study in rats suggests

Sep. 25, 2013 — New research that looked at whether two commonly prescribed statin medicines, used to lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or \\'bad cholesterol\\' levels in the blood, can adversely affect cognitive function has found that one of the drugs tested caused memory impairment in rats.Between six and ...