A sleep scientist shares 11 easy ways to get a restful night's sleep

Sleep is one of the most fundamental and basic things humans do. Without it, we'd die. Many find it extremely challenging to not only get an adequate and consistent amount of sleep every night, but to sleep soundly. Sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, gave us some tips on how best to ensure a good night's sleep every single night. While...

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The best way to stop a mosquito bite from itching is surprisingly simple

Whats the best way to stop a mosquito bite from itching? Its a simple anti-histamine pill. A mosquito bite triggers your immune system to respond. The mosquito's saliva has anti-coagulants that make your blood easier to drink. Your body sends anti-bodies to fight these foreign enzymes. The anti-bodies set off the production of histamines which causes the blood vessels and surrounding skin to...

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The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your brain happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy to do instead of stuff like winning the lottery. Neuroscience has answers. I’ve discussed this subject before and it was so popular I decided to call an expert to get even more dead simple ways to start your brain feeling joy. Alex Korb is a...

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A Harvard Psychologist Explains the Key to Spotting a Liar

You may think that fidgeting and not making eye contact are telltale signs that someone’s lying to you. But according to Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy, there is no one nonverbal cue that’s a dead giveaway. In her new book “Presence,” the psychologist says that instead of looking for one big “reveal,” the best way to spot deception is to look for discrepancies across multiple...

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Queens of Chaos

Borderline personality disorder cuts a wide swath of destruction. Slowly, the condition is yielding to new understanding—provided patients get the correct diagnosis. It had been an idyllic day celebrating a cousin's wedding until Steve's wife turned to him during the reception and said she was having a panic attack. The loud music in the room seemed to be engulfing her, heightening her anxiety....

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Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep. Here's the Proof.

There is more to being physically attractive than just good looks. Many believe that people are born beautiful or handsome—that static qualities, such as a pretty face, nice hair, or a shapely body are inherited. You either have it or you don't. Our research, however, suggests there is another type of attractiveness—what we call dynamic physical attractiveness. What is dynamic attractiveness?...

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The difference between a psychopath and a sociopath

They hide among us, sometimes as the most successful people because they’re ruthless and superficially charming, with no regard for others. Sound like someone you know? Well, you do know at least one. Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991), Norman Bates in Psycho (1960)...

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Your Field Guide to the Female Psychopath

Before I discuss the female psychopath, I will first address how to diagnose a psychopath—a subject of ongoing confusion. Once the distinction is clear, we can explore examples of how female psychopaths are similar to, and different from, their male counterparts. Two different terms, a similar problem The diagnosis "psychopath" is best made with the Psychopathy Checklist–Revised (PCL-R, 2003)...

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