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Brain Training Might Actually Work If It’s the Right Method

There are a lot of people that will tell you those brain training games won’t make you any smarter, and that’s true for the most part. But a recent study suggests you can boost your brain power with the right type of focused training.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Help Your Kid Calm Down: An Age-by-Age Guide 

Children need to feel their feelings, but too often, they become overwhelmed by them. When they’re visibly upset, that’s when parents tend to swoop in and offer comfort, perhaps with words or hugs (or okay, sometimes goldfish crackers and YouTube Kids). But it’s even more important to teach them how to calm…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Use These Mental Tricks to Prepare for Dealing with Unpleasant People

The mindfulness craze has already been tapped for a huge variety of benefits—improved sleep, increased productivity, cutting out mindless snacking, etc. And we now may be able to add another upside to the list: researchers with the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Conspiracy Bot Shows That Computers Can Be as Gullible as Humans 

Computers believe in conspiracy theories now. The New Inquiry’s Francis Tseng trained a bot to recognize patterns in photos and draw links between similar pictures, forming the kind of conspiracy-theory diagram seen in the last act of a Homeland episode or the front page of Reddit. It’s a cute trick that reminds us…Read more… Continue […]

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Quick Ways to Recall Things You’ve Forgotten So You Don’t End Up Like Jeff Sessions

Some things are tough to remember: where you parked, your entire middle school years, and, of course, whether you had conversations with Russian officials—especially if you’re testifying in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee about a certain investigation regarding Russia and the 2016 election like Jeff…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Have a Hard Conversation Before You Have a Fight

I don’t like conflict, but I love holding a grudge. I easily fall into the pattern of noticing a loved one’s annoying or frustrating behavior, telling myself I’m not really bothered, hoping it’ll go away, getting increasingly irritated, then bringing it up as ammunition during a discussion about something else.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How Nature Documentaries Use Hollywood Techniques to Create a Story

In the back of your mind, you probably realize that nature documentaries aren’t literally nonfiction depictions of actual things that happened in nature. As it turns out, many of the techniques and tricks used in Hollywood movies are also applied to nature documentaries—even when the footage is real.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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