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Signals That You're Being Lied To
Signals That You're Being Lied To 5 telltale signs — plus 5 tips for getting to the truth. Do you suspect someone is lying to you? You can't read anyone's mind — which is probably a good thing in most cases — but, according to a new book calledSpy the Lie, there are easy ways to determine whether you're probably being duped. The authors claim that if you know the physical and verbal tics to look and listen for, you can be as accurate... Forward>>
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Why Young People Learn More
Why Young People Learn More A particular type of neuron behaves differently at different times in a person’s life – which means that younger people absorb more information while older people take in less. In their study, published in the journal Nature, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University discovered that “inhibitory” neurons behave differently during differently periods of learning. In younger people, the scientists... Forward>>
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Video games are very good for the elderly
Video games are very good for the elderly The elderly normally try to avoid using computers, regarding it as an activity for the younger generation only. But in reality, using computers is very good for the elderly! According to the study carried out by British scientists under the direction of Professor Fred Volinsky, video games are able to rejuvenate brain activity of the elderly, and prevent age-related changes, which may result in dementia... Forward>>
How to Text Message
How to Text Message Ideally, when I want to talk to my daughter, I'd … well, talk to my daughter, using the time-honored interaction of human voices and ears. For better or worse, we now live in an age when calling someone on the phone and actually hearing a live voice answer the call is increasingly unlikely. While smartphones make it easier to text, even basic (read: inexpensive) handsets can do the trick... Forward>>
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Amazing facts about the human
Amazing facts about the human The most amazing and phenomenal creature in our world is, without a doubt, a human! The human body is sometimes called an ideal biochemical mechanism; it has secrets of the universe hidden in it, as well as outstanding opportunities and resources. It is a miracle from the scientific point of view. Yet a human being is much more than just a mechanism. Human behaviours are run by... Forward>>
Never 'too old' for a lifetime of learning
Never 'too old' for a lifetime of learning SECOND OPINION: According to an African proverb, the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago: the second-best time is today. This neatly describes the best approach to tackle a common challenge of later life, the pernicious perception of being “too old” for certain activities, whether leisure, romance or education. This may be based on a feeling that we are less flexible with change... Forward>>
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Want to age well? Research suggests benefits to trying a new challenge
Want to age well? Research suggests benefits to trying a new challenge Shirley Joel edits video in her Manhattan apartment. The active 84-year-old learned to use Final Cut Pro editing software during her eighties. On a recent winter morning, sunlight spills over the paintings, books and mementos that fill Shirley Joel's New York apartment, where she sits editing video on her iMac computer. There's nothing remarkable about this scene — tens of thousands of peoplе... Forward>>