Everybody has a distinct 'memory style' that affects how we recall things. The 1950s Japanese film Rashomon is famous for its exploration of the way people recall the same incident in different ways, but even outside of how we shape our recollections to suit our own personal narratives, it seems humans really do remember things differently. For the first time, researchers have shown that the different ways people experience the past are associated with distinct brain connectivity patterns that may be inherent to each individual. These life-long 'memory traits' are the reason some people have richly detailed recollections (episodic memory) while others can recall facts but little detail (semantic memory).
"For decades, nearly all research on memory and brain function has treated people as the same, averaging across individuals," said Signy Sheldon, a psychologist now with McGill University in Canada. "Yet as we know from experience and from comparing our recollection to others, peoples' memory traits vary. How to keep your New Year's resolutions, according to science. Learn Spanish? Finally quit smoking? Become a better cook? Whatever you've decided to achieve next year, you know all too well that you're probably going to fail, and that list of beautiful, aspirational goals is staying unfulfilled. Sorry. For this very reason some people forgo making any resolutions altogether, so we're here to help - this year you might actually have a chance, with help from a few tricks of the mind. British psychologist Richard Wiseman has done several surveys on willpower - in 2007 he tracked the success of 3,000 people's New Year's resolutions, only to find that a mere 12 percent of them managed to achieve what they had set out to do.
Before we get into the list, it turns out the number one thing to stop relying on is your own willpower - that's basically the worst approach to keeping a resolution, and is the reason why so many of us never start exercising more, continue eating all that fried chicken, and still can't speak a word of French. Rents fall in every capital city: CoreLogic RP Data. Under 30 and out of luck: the age of entitlement truly is over - The Drum. Opinion Updated There is a yawning chasm between the prospects and prosperity of generations in Australia and our legislators seem unwilling to even acknowledge the problem, let alone tackle it, writes Ian Verrender. Treasurer Joe Hockey is certainly right about one thing. This truly is the end of the age of entitlement, at least for anyone born after 1985. While Hockey divides the world, or the nation, into "lifters" and "leaners", the yawning chasm between the generations and the unwillingness of legislators to even acknowledge the problem let alone tackle it is of much greater concern.
As a legion of post-war baby boomers eyes a retirement supplemented by surging real estate values and tax free superannuation income, those under 30 find themselves saddled with mortgage sized education debts, no chance of ever buying a home and shrinking employment opportunities in their chosen field of study. Large numbers heeded the call. But a degree no longer is an entre to a career. Pennsylvania's top prosecutor arraigned on criminal charges. NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor barely spoke at her arraignment Saturday on charges including a felony count of perjury, but her attorney stressed afterward that she has no plans to resign, despite growing pressure even among her fellow Democrats.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane did not enter a plea during the brief proceedings via closed-circuit television in suburban Philadelphia and only responded to the judge with yes or no. She said nothing when she left and avoided a phalanx of news cameras by going out a side door. Magisterial District Judge Cathleen Kelly Rebar set a preliminary hearing for Aug. 24 and set bail for $10,000 unsecured bond. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information through an operative to a newspaper reporter as payback for a former state prosecutor she thought made her look bad, and then lying about her actions under oath. View gallery Gov. "How can you function as a top law enforcement official facing a felony charge? " Thai man jailed for 30 yrs for 'insulting' royals on Facebook. A Thai man was jailed for 30 years on Friday for "insulting" the monarchy on Facebook, in one of the toughest known sentences passed under the junta-ruled kingdom's draconian lese majeste law.
Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 87, is protected by one of the world's strictest royal defamation rules under which anyone convicted of insulting the king, queen, heir or regent faces up to 15 years in prison on each count. On Friday Bangkok's Military Court found Pongsak Sriboonpeng, 48, guilty of posting messages and pictures defaming the monarchy in six posts on the social networking website. He was sentenced to 10 years on each count with the 60-year jail term halved after he pleaded guilty, his lawyer Sasinan Thamnithinan told AFP.
"It's broken the record," she said about the severe jail term, adding that because Pongsak was arrested while Thailand was still under martial law there was no right to appeal the sentence passed by the military court. Singapore at 50: What can other countries learn from its path? Fifty years ago, Singapore was a typical Third World country. Today, it’s emblematic of immense economic success. How did it get here? Singapore was forced into independence in 1965 after being expelled from Malaysia. Its GDP per capita income at the time was $500, but today it's $55,000 notes Kishore Mahbubani, dean of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, writing for The Huffington Post. Recommended: Think you know Asia? Many say this miraculous growth was made possible by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, who has been said to have left behind a “legacy of authoritarian pragmatism.”
Economic welfare indicators depict unequivocal success. Singapore’s GDP per capita is among the highest in the world, according to Bloomberg, and it also has among the highest proportions of millionaire households. According to Mr. He said: “Meritocracy means a country picks its best citizens, not the relatives of the ruling class, to run a country. Related stories Read this story at csmonitor.com. 7 Surprising Things That Make You Overeat. Ridiculously large portions aside, why you overeat is anything but obvious. Most of the culprits behind your overeating quietly hum along each and every day in the background, masquerading as a lack of willpower, gluttony or just a hollow leg that desperately needs filling. To prove our point -- and help keep you from overeating, gaining weight and overeating some more -- here are seven of the most surprising foods, habits and diets that can turn any person into an eating machine. 1. Artificial Sweeteners Besides making your food and drink taste worthy of overeating, they interfere with your body's ability to gauge how much you should be eating, per research from Purdue University. 2.
Aren't strict diets supposed to prevent you from overeating? 3. "People don't realize that satiety isn't just your stomach being full," May says. 4. And that's not just when it comes to a woman's time of the month. 5. 6. 7. Q&A: How Southeast Asian economic zone could change region. BANGKOK (AP) — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which on Saturday marks 48 years since its establishment, aims to establish an economic community known as the AEC by the end of this year. Proponents say the ultimate goal is to allow free trade, investment and movement of workers between the 10 nations that make up the grouping.
But progress toward a borderless economy in a region that brings together democracies and dictatorships along with rich and poor nations is likely to be slow. View gallery In this Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, photo, a cargo ship is parked near Klong Toey Port in Bangkok, Thail … Is the AEC the new EU? From a distance, Southeast Asia's fledgling economic community resembles the early stages of the European Union, but at its core it's a totally different animal.
There are no plans for a common currency, central bank and regional parliament or to abolish borders within the region. What are the possible economic outcomes? Will poor migrants flood richer countries? From traffic stop to fiery uproar, a look at the Watts riots. LOS ANGELES (AP) — It began with a routine traffic stop, blossomed into a protest with the help of a rumor and escalated into the deadliest and most destructive rioting Los Angeles had seen. The Watts riots broke out Aug. 11, 1965, and raged for most of a week. When the smoke cleared, 34 people were dead, more than a 1,000 were injured and some 600 buildings were damaged. The following is a look at the event and its impact 50 years later. On a hot summer evening near the predominantly black Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts, a white California Highway Patrol officer pulled over Marquette Frye, 21, for reckless driving, according to a report commissioned by the governor. When the black man failed a sobriety test, an older brother who was a passenger in the car walked two blocks home and returned with their mother so she could drive the car home.
In the ensuing scuffle, a patrolman struck Frye in the head with a baton and his mother jumped on another officer. View gallery Barricades went up. Facing epidemic, Cincinnati hospitals test mothers, newborns for drugs. By Mary Wisniewski CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Bubbly and athletic, Heather Padgett, raised in a loving family in the Cincinnati suburbs, would not fit the stereotype of a heroin addict. But the 28-year-old former administrative assistant's addiction was so bad, she used heroin while pregnant. Her twin girls were born nine months ago while she was in treatment, and they suffered tremors from withdrawal.
"I never thought I'd be pregnant and using drugs," Padgett said. Until she got clean last August, she was part of what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called a heroin epidemic - a 100 percent rise in heroin addiction among Americans between 2002 and 2013. The aim, they say, is to catch as early as possible any infants at risk of suffering from withdrawal because of their mothers' drug abuse. View gallery Heather Padgett, along with her mother Debi Padgett (R), plays with her daughters Kinsley and Kiley … The idea is not without controversy. Cincinnatiheroin addiction. Philippines' Aeta people 'beggars' in their own land. Sapang Uwak (Philippines) (AFP) - Philippine bush man Edward Serrano struck two rocks together and wrapped the faint spark in wood shavings, building a fire in much the same way Stone Age man must have done two million years ago.
The short, Afro-ed jungle survival instructor is an Aeta, from one of the most unique ethnolinguistic peoples of the Philippines, who are also the archipelago's first known inhabitants. But after hunting and gathering for most of the past 40,000 years, their bushcraft is nearly forgotten, many of their languages are all but extinct, and their way of life is swiftly dying out. Rapid urbanisation has turned tiny Aeta forest settlements into virtual islands, their nomadic lifestyle shut down as the deer, warthog and jungle fowl they hunt for food are extirpated. "We can no longer do many of the things that our ancestors took for granted," said Serrano, a high-school dropout who teaches soldiers and police how to make fire without matches or lighters. View gallery. A study about butter, funded by the butter industry, found that butter is bad for you. Stop spreading the news. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) Last month, something unusual happened in the food industry.
The Danish Dairy Research Foundation, likely in hopes of boosting butter's regard, funded a study about the popular lipid. But when the research was delivered, it didn't exactly paint butter in a favorable light. In fact, it did just the opposite. The study's findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, instead established that even moderate levels of butter consumption could result in higher cholesterol. It was a study about butter, funded by the butter industry, that found that butter is bad for you. If that sounds unlikely, that's because it is. "It's very rare for an industry-funded study to find something that goes against the interests of that industry," said Marion Nestle, who is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition & Food Studies at New York University. Nestle should know.
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“These products have become an almost ubiquitous fixture in the pantries of young men across the country and can seemingly be purchased anywhere and everywhere — from grocery stores to college book stores,” said Richard Achiro, PhD, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles, who presented the research. “The marketing efforts, which are tailored to addressing underlying insecurities associated with masculinity, position these products perfectly as a ‘solution’ by which to fill a void felt by so many men in our culture.” How 16th Century observations paved the way for Darwin’s landmark study - Press Release.
Documents dating back to the 16th Century provide a unique insight into one of Darwin’s landmark studies – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. In 1862, Darwin presented the case that some plant species have two floral forms that differ in height and arrangement of the male and female sexual structures – and adopted the term ‘heterostyly’. Darwin had published his hypotheses of Natural Selection in the Origin of Species (1859) – just a year before first noticing heterostyly.
And the breakthrough influenced him to eventually unravel the origin and consequences of this reproductive mechanism. But research published today shows that Darwin was not the first to observe heterostyly. It had in fact been documented in a number of 17th and 18th Century botanical records. And the phenomenon had even been noticed as far back as the16th Century – a time when plants were studied and catalogued for their medicinal benefits and sometimes even for magic and spells. New Species Of Deep-Sea Anglerfish Discovered: It's Scarier Than Your Worst Nightmare.
Anglerfish are bizarre creatures that inhabit the deep water. Now, biologist have found a bizarre new form of these odd creatures. (Photo : Theodore Pietsch, Ph.D. University of Washington | Nova Southeastern University) A new species of anglerfish has been discovered living deep beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Lasiognathus Regan was found living between 3,300 and 4,900 feet deep in the northern waters of the Gulf. "Finding this new species reinforces the notion that our inventory of life in the vast ocean interior is far from complete.
These fish have a unique method of catching prey. Biologists are uncertain if the newly-discovered creatures are capable of independently moving their esca. "This particular group of anglerfishes has never been seen alive, but based on the musculature and anatomy, it looks like they have a great deal of control over the 'fishing rod,'" Sutton said. The three samples are considered to be the defining specimens of the species. Researchers Have Figured Out How To 3D-Print Rechargeable Batteries. EPA Accidentally Spills 1 Million Gallons Of Wastewater From Colorado Mine: What To Know. Heres-a-cool-conspiracy-theory-about-ted-cruz. Some Debate-Watching Social-Science Nuggets -- Science of Us. The Scientists Who Want to Fix America’s Guts -- Science of Us. Why Teenage Friendships End -- Science of Us. Why You Should Go to the Movies Alone -- Science of Us. Lonely People’s Brains Work Differently. The Best Sleep Position for Your Brain.
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