If you find you stick your foot in your mouth more often than not, weblog Stepcase Lifehack recommends strengthening your brain-mouth filter by thinking of the end of your sentence before you speak. Nowadays, a lot of people seem to talk just to make noise. If that sounds like you (don't worry, I'm one of those people too), take this simple tip: Don't start a sentence if you don't know how it's going to end. That was one of my biggest struggles when I started to consciously improve my interpersonal skills. There is this thrill of talking out of nothing, just to have your voice heard. Don't Start a Sentence if You Don't Know How It Ends
James Altucher’s new book How To Be The Luckiest Person Alive looks at the Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual aspects of his life as an investor. Like most of James’ writing, this one is funny, personal and insightful, with a decent amount of “lifehacking” thrown in for good measure. Although its a fun book to read, many Amazon reviewers said they found it inspiring. James describes how to develop a “lucky attitude.” Reviews: Altucher: How To Be The Luckiest Person Alive
Could it really be said that my working memory was twice as good as it had been when I started my training? I wish I could say it was. But the truth is, it wasn’t. When asked to recall the order of, say, a series of random inkblots or color swatches, or the clearance to the doorway to my parent’s cellar, I was no better than average. How I Became a Master of Memory | Memory, Emotions, & Decisions
Potentially big stem cell news out of the New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratory today in Nature, though in our experience it's always good to temper one's expectations when it comes to these sorts of things. After all, we've thought we cracked the code on embryonic stem cell cloning technology more than once, only to find this kind of biology is much more difficult and complex than originally thought. Nonetheless, researchers have reprogrammed an adult human egg to an embryonic state and used it to create a self-reproducing embryonic stem cell line. Researchers Turn Cloned Human Embryo into Working Stem Cell Line
Editing Human Stem Cell Genes Could Let Patients Grow Their Own Cures For the first time, scientists using a combination of gene-editing technologies have corrected mutations in a patient's own induced stem cells. The breakthrough could pave the way toward reprogramming a person's own cells to cure genetic diseases, rather than using transplanted organs and drug therapies. Researchers led by two institutions in the UK corrected a mutation in cells derived from a patient with a metabolic liver disease. Stem cells — embryonic ones and induced pluripotent ones — can turn into any type of cell, so they hold promise for treating a host of disorders. They can come with unwanted mutations, however.
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Here's how I figure out which date is a specific number of days away from another. If the two dates fall within the same month, it's just simple math, but if the two dates are in different months, it's not as straightforward. The basic trick is to convert the later date into a number that makes it easy to do math with the earlier month's date. Example 1: 10 days after July 25 There are 31 days in July, so 35 - 31 = 4 (August 4) How to Quickly Figure Out the Day of the Week Any Date Falls On
Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments. “I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures. Why do good people sometimes act evil?
People love to give each other advice. The web is full to bursting with all types of pseudo-psychological advice about life. The problem is, how much of this is based on real scientific evidence? Well, here on PsyBlog we’ve got the scientific evidence. So here’s my top 10 list of what you can learn practically from the psychological research discussed here recently. 1.
Psychology is the study of the human mind and mental processes in relation to human behaviors - human nature. Due to its subject matter, psychology is not considered a 'hard' science, even though psychologists do experiment and publish their findings in respected journals. Some of the experiments psychologists have conducted over the years reveal things about the way we humans think and behave that we might not want to embrace, but which can at least help keep us humble. That's something.
Human Stem Cells Created Using Cloning Technique Researchers said Wednesday they used a cloning technique to create human embryos that were close genetic copies of the people from which they were derived—a potentially significant breakthrough in the quest to develop patient-specific stem cells to treat serious diseases. Scientists involved in the experiment, which was published in the journal Nature, created 13 early-stage human embryos that were partial genetic clones of diabetic patients. The copies were not identical, as each embryo carried three sets of chromosomes—an extra set. That means they were abnormal and wouldn't have been viable if implanted in a womb and carried to term. If the technique is ever to become a viable treatment, the researchers would have to eliminate the extra set of chromosomes and effectively create an embryonic human clone.
Discovery Suggests a New Avenue for Advancing Stem Cell Research | 80beats