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How Computer-Assisted Telepathy Helps Humans Communicate
The next phase of human evolution seems headed toward merging biological bodies with machines. In the first video of Future You, Elise Hu connects to a network and plays a game with her thoughts.
Occult Serial Killers and the Supernatural
From self-proclaimed werewolves to strange and sinister killer cults, some serial killers propel themselves into the realms of mysticism, magic, demons, and more.
Your Brain On Coffee vs. Your Brain On Beer
Believe it or not, coffee and beer make great teammates when you're trying to get through a project.
Why Everyone Is So Obsessed With Marie Kondo
The Netflix phenomenon ‘Tidying Up With Marie Kondo’ promises far greater returns than an uncluttered house
People Say These 15 Words Aren't Words—but They Actually Are
Good news: These are all words! Bad news: Language snobs will scoff if you use them—so you’ll have to politely correct them.
The Strange Possession of Maria Talarico
The story of a ghost who managed to possess a young woman in order to solve his own murder.
The Adult Brain Does Grow New Neurons After All, Study Says
Study points toward lifelong neuron formation in the human brain’s hippocampus, with implications for memory and disease
The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well
‘A consistent seven to nine-hour sleep each night is the single most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health’
Can We Live Longer but Stay Younger?
With greater longevity, the quest to avoid the infirmities of aging is more urgent than ever.
Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction
Twenty-five years ago, Sven Birkerts published “The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age.” Have his fears and projections come to pass?
A Total Solar Eclipse 100 Years Ago Proved Einstein’s General Relativity
Two teams of astronomers voyaged to Africa and Brazil to observe the most famous eclipse in science
The Origin of the Greyhound Cocktail
The fascinating history of the Greyhound cocktail. Let's do this.
Kids surrounded by greenery may grow up to be happier adults
A new study finds that children under 10 who had greater access to green space had 55% less risk of mental health disorders in adulthood.
For A Healthier Planet, Eat These 50 Foods, Campaign Urges
Global reliance on just a handful of crops for calories is hurting the environment — and wildlife, a new report says. It urges the world to diversify its diet to save plant and animal species alike.
Chinese robots are on a mission to beat NASA to the far side of the moon
Chang’e 4 is part of an extensive and ambitious effort by China to explore the moon like only NASA has before.
How to Build a Happier Brain
A neuropsychological approach to happiness, by meeting core needs (safety, satisfaction, and connection) and training neurons to overcome a negativity bias
How feeling bad changes the brain
Our emotions can have an unexpected downside of how we respond to others in pain, finds Melissa Hogenboom
Time for Happiness
Why the pursuit of money isn’t bringing you joy — and what will
What Google searches reveal about the human psyche
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz spent years studying millions of Google searches and gained some surprising insights into people's real lives.
Are Aliens Plentiful, But We’re Just Missing Them?
Are we looking for life in all the wrong ways, like SETI with smoke signals?
12 Mind-Bending Perceptual Illusions - Facts So Romantic
Everyone loves a good optical illusion. Most people first come across them as kids, and are instantly transfixed. And most of us never…
Why Do We Need to Sleep?
At a shiny new lab in Japan, an international team of scientists is trying to figure out what puts us under.
Physics explains why time passes faster as you age
The minutes tick by steadily, unchanging, and yet the days pass faster as you get older. A new paper explains how we perceive time.
10 Quotes that Will Change the Way You See and Treat People Today
You never know what someone has been through, or what they’re going through today. Don’t be lazy and make empty judgments about them. Be kind. Ask about their stories. Listen. Be humble. Be teachable. Be a good neighbor. And read these quotes whenever you catch yourself in a judgmental state of mind.
Bad Moods Might Make You More Productive
But the boost doesn't apply to everyone.
13 Most Anti-Inflammatory Foods You Can Eat
Chronic inflammation can lead to weight gain and disease. This article lists 13 foods that have powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
Quiz: Are you an extrovert, introvert or ambivert?
You probably have a hunch about which one you are, but why not take this quiz — from organizational psychologist Adam Grant — and double-check?
The World’s Happiest Country Is All About Reading, Coffee, and Saunas
Finland topped the seventh annual World Happiness Report for the second year in a row.
This is how your brain changes with age
New research explores what increased communication between the two halves of our brain could mean for our health as we age.
Instagram is the most harmful social network for your mental health
Anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation, and body-images issues are among the perverse effects of social media, a new report states.
15 Things Everyone Should Know About Marijuana
Everyone should know this!
Science Has Fucking Amazing News for People Who Curse
Choose Happiness: 5 Ways To Get Out Of a Funk
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. -John Milton This is a story about how fickle happiness can be, and how to get it back. It’s going to be the most open I’ve ever been online, because I recently realized how beneficial it is to share what’s inside of us, our challenges and insight alike. I hope this piece inspires you to do the same.
10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People
Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative. How creative are you?
Study: The key to remembering your dreams might be the blood flow in your brain
High activity in a part of the brain may cause sleepers to wake up more, helping them recall their night visions.
The Best Careers For Your Personality Type
Ever wonder why you've always been drawn to the idea of becoming a veterinarian or microbiologist? Or why you're convinced you'd be happy as a landscape architect
Don't believe in anyone else's BS (Belief System) V2
Omega Point Remake of Bob's BS Speech. Really nice Edit and thank you to Omega for permission to mirror also! Please visit and support.. I believe he has man...
10 Psychology Tricks You Can Use To Influence People
Before we get started, it’s important to note that none of these methods fall under what we would term the dark arts of influencing people. Anything that might be harmful to someone in any way, especially to their self esteem, is not included here. These are ways to win friends and influence people using psychology without being a jerk or making someone feel bad. 10Get Favors Trick: Get someone to do a favor for you—also known as the Benjamin Franklin effect. Legend has it that Benjamin Franklin once wanted to win over a man who didn’t like him. He asked
Relations between Psychological ("personality") Types
Socionics is a step forward from MBTI(r) theory, which is a step forward from Personality Type, which is a step forward from Jungian Type, which is a step forward from...
Living Small: The Psychology of Tiny Houses
14 Super Simple Hacks That Will Improve Your Life
These tiny moves can be total game changers!
How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work
Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But “positive thinking” is also a soft and fluffy term that's easy to dismiss. In the real world, it rarely carries the same weight as words like “work ethic” or “persistence.” But those views may be changing.
Things Only Introverts Get
Everyone starts their day with a certain amount of energy. The people in my life who are extroverts are fueled by their interactions with people. Alone time saps their strength. For an introvert, …
40 Ways to Stay Creative [Infographic]
Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University
Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick: What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can't we tickle ourselves?
“Six Behaviors That Increase Self-Esteem” Dr. Denis Waitley
“Six Behaviors That Increase Self-Esteem” Dr. Denis Waitley
Here Are 4 Things Many People Get Wrong About Creatives
Their minds are always bursting with inspiration.
How to be happy: Aristotle's 11 guidelines for a good life
People often ask "What should I do?" when faced with an ethical problem. Aristotle urges us to ask "What kind of person should I be?"
A Space Rock Hit The Moon During The Eclipse
The title says it all, a flash was seen on the moon just after the onset of totality, it was seen by multiple cameras in different locations and so is almost...
7 Everyday Activities That Sabotage Your Brain
Everyone wants to have a brilliant mind. But are you aware of the behaviors that are damaging your memory, focus, and intelligence?