A groundbreaking Stanford University study explains the areas of the brain that are impacted by hypnosis.
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Johns Hopkins University professor Susan Carnell explains the neuroscience behind eating out of boredom (and how to stop).
If you are caught with "soft" drugs in the UK, you are now more likely to be prosecuted than if you are caught with "hard" drugs.
What do “Yesterday,” “Satisfaction,” “My Generation,” “The Sound of Silence,” “California Girls,” and “Like a Rolling Stone” all have in common? They were all hits in 1965, the year author Andrew Grant Jackson calls “the most revolutionary year in music.” In 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music, Jackson weaves a fascinating narrative of how popular music and social change influenced one another to create a year memorable not only for great music, but also for great progress in American culture. In this whirlwind tour of multiple genres of music as well as multiple pressing political issues, Jackson states a compelling case for 1965 as a key turning point in American music and society as well as provides a mirror for how music and society interact today, 50 years later.
Given the age in which we live, it’s easy to equate intelligence with access to information. And, of course, information is a significant part of knowledge and intelligence. But it […]
Data-driven solutions aren't going anywhere, but the public's perception of big data's value is bound to buckle beneath the weight of unrealistic expectations.
The degree to which the online abuse occurs could necessitate anything from a simple Facebook block to, in more dire cases, a call to the police.
The bombshell announcement that Rolling Stone was backing away from its University of Virginia rape story has opened a societal window to the nature of story corrections and how publications handle journalistic errors.
There are many misconceptions about the nature of stress. Perhaps most notable among these misconceptions is that stress is always bad for you. In fact, some research suggests that a little stress in one's life leads to greater health.
Only very rarely are artists able to pay their bills through their craft. But that doesn't mean they're only relegated to boring desk jobs. In fact, many are able to use their skills to earn a living.
Until science develops the perfect app for circumventing procrastination, the secret to nipping your own bad habit is to establish mechanisms to control your deadlines.
Make sure before you press the red button that you're using the best device or app and are well-versed on consent.
While you can't prevent your financial institution from being breached by hackers, you can still protect your information by not falling into their traps.
Online advertising company Ultramercial is currently suing video streaming company Hulu, "alleging that Hulu violates its patent on forcing viewers to watch a commercial before playing copyrighted content."
Want to gain social status? Be certain in your judgments, whether or not you are qualified to make them. Want to rise to the top? Assess yourself to be more […]
In 1875 George Routledge, founder of the British publishing house that bore his name, asked Scottish author Samuel Smiles when he would have the honor of publishing one of his […]
For the third year running, here’s a very personal, very subjective, “I can’t read everything, so I probably left out something, so mention it in the comments, OK?” list of […]
When does an artist become a phenomenon? It’s a rare moment on the scale of seeing a new star emerge in the night sky. Already a rising art world star, […]
Continuing a tradition I started last year, here’s a very personal, very subjective, “I can’t read everything, so I probably left out something, so mention it in the comments, OK?” […]