The ‘bliss point,’ or why you can’t just eat one cookie or potato chip

The ‘bliss point,’ or why you can’t just eat one cookie or potato chip

Have you ever found yourself staring at an empty bag of cookies you just devoured? Don’t beat yourself up. Your brain is wired to eat that cookie — and the next 10. It’s as automatic a response as running away from a loud noise. But resisting the cookies (or chips,...

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How our loyalty is shaped by a trademark (and why we break it)

How our loyalty is shaped by a trademark (and why we break it)

What makes us opt for one brand or another when buying at the supermarket? When you buy something in the supermarket, what makes you choose a brand or a specific product? Stores invest large sums of money to try to understand or influence this decision-making process. We know that supermarkets...

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At what age do we reach the maximum point of intelligence?

At what age do we reach the maximum point of intelligence?

Did you know that Einstein was only 26 when he created the theory of special relativity? In 1905, Albert Einstein had his so-called “miraculous year”: he wrote five influential scientific investigations that include, for example, the most famous equation in the history of science (E = mc2). He was only...

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Johnson & Johnson: the woman who won a US $ 29 million lawsuit against after reporting the products that caused her cancer

Johnson & Johnson: the woman who won a US $ 29 million lawsuit against after reporting the products that caused her cancer

The plaintiff said she had used talcum powder for babies of Johnson & Johnson in the 60s and 70s. The first trial of 2019 against Johnson & Johnson was a defeat for the personal care and health products giant. A jury in California, United States, ordered the company to pay...

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The images that show the melanocytic nevus, the strange condition by which enormous birthmarks appear

The images that show the melanocytic nevus, the strange condition by which enormous birthmarks appear

The congenital melanocytic nevus is a skin condition caused by an excess of pigment cells in the skin. The spots, which are usually of birth or leave soon, tend to reduce in size with age, but not always. Sometimes they grow with the rest of the body and become even darker. This is...

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How to get the perfect nap (and at the same time improve your health)

How to get the perfect nap (and at the same time improve your health)

Taking a 20-minute nap on a regular basis can reduce your chances of having a heart attack, according to a study. The research, conducted by the Asklepieion General Hospital in Voula (Greece), also ensures that those minutes of rest help us to lower blood pressure. The analysis focused mostly on...

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Why do we have nightmares?

Why do we have nightmares?

According to scientists, nightmares help the brain process intense experiences during the day. Science has clear the restorative function of sleep, but not so much that of nightmares. 90% of the population has ever woken up in cold sweats, trembling with fear and with an accelerated heart. But contrary to...

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8 techniques you can learn from athletes to maximize rest when you sleep

8 techniques you can learn from athletes to maximize rest when you sleep

Do you want to sleep better? The response of more and more people is a resounding “yes” . We have listened to all kinds of tips on how to get a good night’s rest, from taking the television out of the room, finding the perfect bed or disconnecting from your digital devices...

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Why having friends other than you is good for your mind

Why having friends other than you is good for your mind

Diversity fosters creativity. Creative thinking is essential for all kinds of things, from solving problems to achieving personal satisfaction. But what can we do to feed it? Every day we are expected to make hundreds of decisions and judge things. Some are small, like choosing what to eat breakfast; others are bigger,...

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Why saving is not the key to making more money (and what options are more effective)

Why saving is not the key to making more money (and what options are more effective)

“Nobody tells you that money invisibly loses value,” explains US financial adviser and entrepreneur Ramit Sethi. “There is a limit to what you can save, but there is no limit to earning more money.” That is one of the premises used by Ramit Sethi, American adviser and businessman, author of...

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