These Dyslexia Fonts Stop Words From "Floating" Away

Dyslexia makes letters float, rotate, and flip on a page. It turns M's into W's, q's into p's, and so on. Changing the font-face might be able to help keep the letters in place on the page.

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Culture & Religion

The debate between which is better, eBooks or page turners, has been going on for a few years. The paper books smell better, the aesthetic growing as the pages turn yellow and the ink smudges from where the stories made the reader cry.

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Is Walking or Standing on the Escalator Faster?

Do you walk up the escalator, or stand and let yourself be delivered to the top? One of these methods is more efficient than the other. 

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Culture & Religion

Does your patience fizzle out when you're stuck behind slow walkers? How about those lazy standers who block the escalator on both sides? Well, a study on escalator travel has found that those side-by-side sloths who are making you miss your train are actually doing it right. You are in the wrong, Speedy Gonzales.

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The Grim Danish Philosophy That Actually Makes People Happy

Denmark's 10 Jante Laws are grim, and yet they bring so much happiness. 

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Culture & Religion

The United States of America was ranked the 19th happiest country in the world in 2016 in the World Happiness Report. A part of America's unhappiness can be linked to the social structure of the country.

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How the Ancient 'Method of Loci' Can Improve Your Long-Term Memory

A study finds that just 30 minutes of memory training per day, for 40 days, can reorganize your brain connectivity.

The temporal lobe (orange) is involved with smell and sound, the processing of speech and vision, and plays a key role in the formation of long-term memory.
Mind & Brain

Life would be a lot sweeter if you were a memory athlete. From the small details like where you put your keys, to the more important matters like PIN codes, trivia nights, and work-specific information recall, you would be set for success. Most of us however, are not wired that way. But don't be discouraged: thanks to neuroplasticity, anyone can transcend their fallible memory. What you're born with isn't what you're stuck with. 

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