The Underrated Skill That Can Benefit Every Area Of Your Life

Being a great storyteller has immense value across five key areas of your life. It’s a shame we don’t require it in schools.Here’s the research behind how the art of storytelling can benefit you — and how you can get better at it.He can listen to a couple ...

Yes, You Have Free Will. This Is Why.

It has become fashionable to say that people have no free will. Many scientists cannot imagine how the idea of free will could be reconciled with the laws of physics and chemistry. Brain researchers say that the brain is just a bunch of nerve cells that fire as ...

Three Quick Fixes for the Wandering Mind

It happens to all of us: you’re working away on something you’ve got to get done, and suddenly you realize that for quite some time you’ve been lost in a reverie about something else entirely. You don’t know when your mind went off track, nor how long you’ve ...

Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior

Wine connoisseurs, picky shoppers, and many others may bristle at Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior. We don’t like to be told that we make our decisions not on logical and reasonable grounds, but for far less obvious reasons, sometimes acting against our own best interests. Yet that is exactly what author Leonard Mlodinow shows us — and it’s fascinating.Mlodinow looks back at various early psychological schools of thought along with current research and thinking. He begins by quoting Carl Jung: “There are certain events of which we ...

How much is too much exercise when you're pregnant?

Former bodybuilder Lea-Ann Ellison lifts at a CrossFit gym in Los Angeles this week. Her baby is due in about two weeks. \\'I have been CrossFitting for 2½ years,\\' Ellison posted on CrossFit\\'s Facebook page, \\'and ... strongly believe that pregnancy is not an illness, but a time ...

Email Fatigue

People opt out of email campaigns long before they hit the unsubscribe button. Relationships that began with anticipation for the promised goodies start to wane over time. In some cases, people leave because of natural attrition or limited needs. If your subscribers match your customer profile, this accounts ...

Are Women Less Politically Corrupt?

A new study shows that women are less likely than men to participate in political corruption, but only in countries where corruption is stigmatized.Researchers from Rice University in Houston found that women are less tolerant of corrupt behavior, but only in democratic governments, where political corruption is typically ...

Omega 3 Strongly Linked to Behavior, Learning in Children

Researchers at the University of Oxford have found that a child’s blood levels of long-chain Omega-3 DHA can significantly predict how well he or she is able to concentrate and learn.The study, published in the journal PLOS One, is one of the first to evaluate blood Omega-3 levels ...

Why Frank Underwood Enjoys It: ‘Cheaters High’ Validated

The hit cable series “House of Cards” displays some pretty unsavory human behavior — individuals are energized when they get away with cheating or unethical behavior. Frank Underwood, the series’ protagonist, enjoys exacting his revenge on those who didn’t support his nomination for Secretary of State. He’s downright ...

Cell Phones Deployed to Help Measure Happiness

Add another “app” to our cell phone menu as researchers investigate the manner by which the environment influences our pursuit of happiness.Investigators from Princeton University are developing ways to use mobile phones to explore how one’s environment influences one’s sense of well-being.In one study, researchers found that cell ...

Will we ever want to have sex with robots?

Meet Roxxxy the sex robot with a triple XXX. Depending on your view 'she' is either at the cutting edge of the human-robot interface, or a modern reflection on some men's difficulties in relating to real-life partners. 

Why people with red hair have a higher risk of developing melanoma

Aug. 22, 2013 — A person's skin pigment, which determines hair color and skin tone, is influenced by the melanocortin-1 (MC1R) gene receptor. For the population\\'s one to two percent of redheads, a mutation in MC1R accounts for their red hair color and typical light skin.Now researchers from ...

Loneliness Can Kill You. Don’t Let It.

Over the winter I moved from New York City to Portland, Ore. The reasons for my move were purely logical. New York was expensive and stressful. Portland, I reasoned, would offer me the space and time to do my work.Upon arriving, I rented a house and happily went ...

Autism, Denmark and again no link with vaccines.

For a while now, I’ve been hoping that someone would publish data on the current state autism prevalence by birth year in Denmark. Denmark has been used for epidemiological studies for autism since their is a national database for health care. Thus, one can obtain a count of ...

Should You Keep Your Mental Illness a Secret at Work?

It’s bad enough that most health insurance companies will gladly discriminate against you for having a pre-existing mental illness, such as bipolar disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But what about other people, like your coworkers? Will they still treat you the same if they knew you ...

Memory 'more consistent with age'

Forgetting things seems to be a part of getting older which everyone accepts. But could the confidence of the young be covering up their own memory slips? Older people were more consistent in memory tests, research from Germany shows - although younger people did achieve overall higher test ...

I get high on speed blending

I picked up the “As Seen on TV” NutriBullet Nutrition Extraction System. It’s the ultimate hi-speed blender that pulverizes and liquifiesfruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, candy, cheese, ice and it’s SO MUCH FUN!I hate salad. I eat it but begrudgingly, well, I just tossed that tossed salad into the ...

Diets & Dieting: Is it Time to End the Debate?

Health and our search for how to optimize it has become a major industry in the U.S. With nearly 70 percent of the population considered overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s no wonder that diet and exercise are hot ...