International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield’s music video from space — he sings Bowie’s Space Oddity.
Interesting article, based on Timothy Melley’s book “The Empire of Conspiracy,” posits that conspiracism is an ideological lens through which people view the world. From Scientific American, April 20, 2013:
New psychological research helps explain why some see intricate government conspiracies behind events like 9/11 or the Boston bombing
Uhmmm… just read it.
University of Saskatchewan biochemistry professor ready to start a study
Just in time for exams: 90-second clench of right fist helps you remember, left fist recall. From BBC News:
By Helen Briggs, BBC News
Clenching the fist temporarily changes brain function
Nice article explaining the science behind willpower — several very useful tricks. From Time Magazine, Mar. 05, 2012:
By Jeffrey Kluger
From the January-February 2013 issue of Discover Magazine
Contrary to popular psychological theory, self-control may not equate success.
Interesting argument for nature rather than nurture when it comes to saving for retirement. From MarketWatch, April 2, 2013:
Yes—if you exercise, eat healthy and read labels
Simple trick worth trying. From The Globe and Mail, September 21, 2012:
The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition)
September 21, 2012
The next time you’re about to shoot a penalty kick with only seconds left on the clock, or need to smash a cross-court winner to finally beat the tennis partner who always bests you, consider this: Researchers may have discovered a simple way to help you avoid choking under pressure.
“…The middle class focuses on saving money, he says; the rich focuses on how to earn it. The middle class worries about money; the rich dream about it. The middle class has a “lottery mentality,” believing their lives are influenced by luck or other external forces; the rich has an “action mentality,” where they determine their own futures…”
From The Globe and Mail, September 21, 2012:
“….brain pathways that make drugs pleasurable are the same pathways that allow you to enjoy food…”
No wonder it’s so easy to overeat and so hard to diet. The article below, from Medhelp – Healthy Living, explores the similarities between food and drugs and the resulting potential addiction problems: