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The United Colors of Rice

By Ina Lipkowitz Ph.D. on December 12, 2011 in Words To Eat By
I may have a fixation with rice, but to my defense, so does the rest of the world: it's the staple food for roughly three and a half billion people.

The Test That Changes the Structure of Your Brain

Becoming a licensed London taxi drivers requires studying the map for 3-4 years. A new study shows that all of this studying creates systematic changes in the structure of the posterior hippocampus. This remarkable finding shows the brain remains plastic and adaptable into adulthood.

Why Driving Makes Us So Mad

By Ryan Martin Ph.D. on December 12, 2011 in All the Rage
If you were an evil genius and wanted to develop a situation that made people angry, it would look a lot like driving.

The Upside to Boy-Girl Friendships

Here's the good news. You can encourage and support opposite sex friendships between boys and girls without encouraging romantic interest.

Self-Knowledge: Problems and Potential Solutions

By Michael W Austin on December 12, 2011 in Ethics for Everyone
Self-knowledge can be difficult to acquire, but there are concrete steps that we can take to achieve it.


By Stephen Snyder M.D. on December 12, 2011 in SexualityToday
"The one thing that upsets me," she said, "is the statement that female sexuality is narcissistic. I mean, haven't women been through enough with labeling? Now they have to be told that their sex drive is narcissistic?"

Top 5 Holiday Party Mistakes

By Bernardo Tirado, PMP on December 12, 2011 in Digital Leaders
Over these next few weeks, organizations will kick-off their company holiday party. And every year, there is someone that makes a big mistake they regret the next day. Here are the top 5 big mistakes you don't want to make during your holiday party.

Make This Your Best Year Ever

By Bill Knaus Ed.D. on December 12, 2011 in Science and Sensibility
Starting today, how to make your future self-help plans come true.

Adolescence and Curfew

Teenage curfew is partly for the adolescent's safety and partly for parental comfort.

The Most Popular Dog Names in the English Speaking World

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on December 12, 2011 in Canine Corner
Fido, Rover, Spot, Lassie and Snoopy are nowhere to be found in the top 50 lists of the most popular dog names in the U.S., UK, Canada and Australia.

The Science of Seinfeld: Top 7 Life Lessons

By Sam Sommers on December 12, 2011 in Science Of Small Talk
I've long believed that those of us who make a living studying human nature should be as well-versed in popular culture as we are well-read in the scientific literature. So in that vein, I hereby present to you my Top 7 List of Lessons about Human Nature offered by Seinfeld...

Score! Dopamine! Repeat! Or Not

Reaching a goal triggers dopamine, but the spurt soon ends. When a high passes, the return to normal can be unnerving. But rushing to mask it with more dopamine-stimulating activity brings a cycle of frustration. You can free yourself by getting comfortable with the inevitable up-and-down-ness of the human brain.

Finding More Time

By Alex Lickerman M.D. on December 11, 2011 in Happiness in this World
Could any commodity be more precious than time? Is there anything any of us want more—or more of—that at the same time seems to be more beyond our control to increase? Who among us wouldn't strike the most Faustian of bargains for an extra year of life?

Studying Too Much? This Government Will Stop You

Is Korea cracking down on excellence?

Keeping Employees: It’s More Important Now Than You Might Think

Studies indicate up to 60% of employees are actively looking for new jobs. Don't allow your best ones to get away.