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Creativity: Selling Scripts From Out Of Town A lot of writers I work with as a screenwriting coach and script consultant are working without the benefit of an agent or a manager, and some are living and … ...
How to Improve Self-Esteem After Drug Rehab It’s normal to feel pretty low immediately after drug rehab, but if you’re still struggling to regain your self-esteem and it’s been longer than you thought it would be before you felt somewhat normal again, don’t fret. While it does take time to heal from … ...
Why I Feel Lucky to Be an Introvert I never run out of things to investigate or things to do. I’m rooted to myself and don’t need to have others around every minute to be happy.
Zika infects neural cells related to skull formation, affecting their function Cranial neural crest cells -- which give rise to the bones and cartilage of the skull -- are vulnerable to Zika virus. The discovery, made by infecting in vitro cultures of human cells, offers a potential mechanism for how children born with the virus can have smaller-than-average skulls and disproportionate facial features.
7 Reasons to Stay Friends With Your Ex You broke up, but does that mean your relationship should end?
Sexual Addiction: 7 Motivating Factors Sexual addiction is characterized by compulsive participation or engagement in sexual activity, particularly sexual intercourse, despite negative consequences. When considering clinical diagnostics, the term sexual addiction may also refer to … ...
Free Mindfulness Webinar: How to Transform Negative Feelings... I’ll be holding a free, no obligation, zero sales pitch webinar (soon) on transforming negative feelings. Do you want to attend? If so, you need to reply to the Facebook … ...
How a fluctuating brain network may make us better thinkers For the past 100 years, scientists have understood that different areas of the brain serve unique purposes. Only recently have they realized that the organization isn't static. Rather than having strictly defined routes of communication between different areas, the level of coordination between different parts of the brain seems to ebb and flow. Now, by analyzing the brains of a large number of people at rest or carrying out complex tasks, researchers at have learned that the integration between those brain regions also fluctuates. When the brain is more integrated, people do better on complex tasks.
Brain waves can be used to detect potentially harmful personal information A researcher is working to advance research to develop secure user authentication methods, by looking at using brain waves as individual identifiers. However, those brain waves can tell more about a person than just his or her identity, warns this expert.
New Study Could Be the Death Knell of Brain-Training Games Brain-training programs like the ones offered by Luminosity and LearningRx claim to boost intelligence and even offset the effects of aging. A re-evaluation of the existing scientific literature on the matter shows these claims are complete bullshit. ...
Driving With Your Partner: An Opportunity for Stress Regulation... Reality, fiction and lyrics suggest that romance unfolds in cars. Given the privacy, small space, music, heat or lack of it, cars invite emotional connection and events to remember. Not … ...
This Demographic Has Highest Depression And Self-Harm Risk Only 3% are receiving psychological therapy, the survey of 17,000 found. ** Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (ebook) **
Study Looks at Cat Body Language Just try running a behavioral study on cats. It’s like, well, herding cats. For the sake of scientific progress, though, a team of Finnish researchers did it anyway, trying to determine: are there reliable ways to tell when cats like food and when they don’t? Answering this question would make...
#215: The Internet: Can We Find Its Heart?   The problem before us is one of finding ways to use the Internet to enhance and enlarge the human experience. We already know that it allows us to build … ...
Does meditation keep emotional brain in check? Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you're not a mindful person, suggests a new study. Psychology researchers recorded the brain activity of people looking at disturbing pictures immediately after meditating for the first time. These participants were able to tame their negative emotions just as well as participants who were naturally mindful.
Brain game claims fail a big scientific test Study shows no strong evidence that practicing a narrow skill leads to overall improvements in memory or thinking.
Little evidence that brain-training games yield real-world benefits A systematic review of the scientific studies cited by brain-training companies as evidence that their products improve cognition in daily life finds no convincing evidence to support those claims. While people tend to improve on the specific tasks they practice, the researchers report, the conclusion that computerized brain-training programs yield broader cognitive benefits or improve real-world outcomes for their users is premature at best.
New imaging technique in Alzheimer’s disease opens up possibilities for new drug development Tau PET is a new and promising imaging method for Alzheimer's disease. A case study now confirms that tau PET images correspond to a higher degree to actual changes in the brain. According to the researchers behind the study, this increases opportunities for developing effective drugs.
7 Ways Writers Actually Write in Today’s Wired World Today, digital distractions are aplenty. We are constantly connected—to our inbox, to some website, to 10 text messages we must send. Right now. Virtually any information is accessible with one or two clicks. Which can make it much harder to do what Cal Newport calls … ...
Today I Love Hearing About People’s Lives Today I love hearing about peoples lives. I love finding out the little things that make them who they are. Not the jobs or the education or even the hobbies … ...