Neuroscientists Discover Most Relaxing Song

|Wordlist| „Weightless” by Marconi Union can dramatically reduce anxiety by 65%; listening to „Weightless” can slow heart rate, reduce blood pressure and decrease cortisol levels. According to the National Institute of Mental Health in the U.S. approximately 10% of teenagers and 40% of adults in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders, which costs the[…]

Napping can Dramatically Increase Learning, Memory, Awareness, and More

|Wordlist| Did you know that some towns actually shut down in the afternoon so that everyone can go or a quick power nap, recharge and come back to work? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case in the US where a mid-day nap is quite the luxury rarely who can afford and is often considered a sign[…]

The mystery over the @ sign

|Wordlist| The @ character is the symbol of the internet age, crucial for emails and social networking. But no-one really knows where it came from. The „at sign” was once an obscure symbol known only to book-keepers. That changed thanks to Ray Tomlinson, the man widely regarded as the inventor of the email. He plucked[…]

Check out the simple way how Japanese kids learn multiplication (video)

Kids in Japan learn how to multiply completely differently than how they do in the West. Without the stress of memorizing times tables, all this method requires you to do is count lines and dots. Check out the videos below, and see if you can pick it up yourself. Na podstawie: iflscience.com & youtube.com

Be your own best advocate

Wordlist Most seasoned managers know how to handle formal negotiations at work—with clients over contracts, with bosses over budgets, with employers over compensation. But what about all the opportunities for informal negotiations that arise? Do you know how to recognize and seize chances to move into a better role, change an untenable situation, or ensure[…]

Here’s what happens to your body when you eat a slice of pizza

Wordlist Pizza is one of those foods that are just almost universally loved. And it’s not surprising. Pizza is a lot of amazing things. It’s delicious, it’s diverse (SO MANY TOPPINGS), and perfectly sharable. Pizza would be in the running for the Most Perfect Food of All Time award if only it were healthy. But we all[…]

World’s first robotic kitchen unveiled (text + video)

Wordlist The world’s first Automated Kitchen was unveiled at Hanover Messe, the premier industrial robotics show. Created by Moley Robotics, the system features a dexterous robot integrated into a kitchen that cooks with the skill and flair of a master chef. The company’s goal is to produce a consumer version within two years, supported by[…]

Why bad guys win at work?

Wordlist “Not all psychopaths are in prison – some are in the board room,” Robert Hare famously said during his aptly titled lecture, The Predators Among Us. Psychopathy is one of three “dark triad” traits, the other two being narcissism and Machiavellianism. It should be noted that, unlike clinical personality traits, these traits are normally distributed[…]

Are you hooked?

Wordlist No one likes to admit they’re an addict. They are sad creatures ruled by deadly substances such as tobacco or alcohol. But there are others less damaging to the health. Like it or not, large numbers of us are addicts. Addictions can be chemical (caffeine), emotional (shopping), physical (exercise) or downright strange – such[…]

Scientists can now record and show you your dreams (text + video)

Wordlist Scientists are making forward strides in recreating and replaying dreams from brain activity recorded while we are sleeping. Japanese scientists have learned how to interpret what you’re dreaming about by measuring your brain activity while you sleep.  In other words, scientists have invented a sort of dream-reading machine. Before long, you may never have[…]

Mad as a hatter or geniuses at work?

Wordlist Live and let live. British eccentrics are famous the world over. We breed eccentrics and we’re fascinated by them. Eccentrics are found in all walks of life, whether they are lords or lavatory cleaners, teachers or train drivers. Some wear odd clothes, some collect to the point of obsession, while others inhabit strange environments[…]

Why do we risk it?

Wordlist Ordinary people all over the world are willing to risk their lives for the ultimate experience – an “adrenaline buzz”. What basic human need is driving them to do it? Risk sports are one of the fastest-growing leisure activities. Daredevils try anything from organised bungee jumps to illegally jumping off buildings. These people never[…]