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Why “Statistics Show” And “Science Says” Can’t Always Be Trusted

“Lies, damned lies, and statistics!” Have you heard this phrase before? It demonstrates how people can use statistics to strengthen arguments, specifically weak arguments. This simple comic demonstrates a logical fallacy we often fall for. We have all deferred to an expert or a position of authority before, yet how do we know they were accurate? This is called Authority Bias. Let’s take a look at how this works:[1] Person X is an authority in a particular field. Person X says something about a topic in their respective field. Person…

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Warren Buffett Says Most People End up Being Average Because They Don’t Keep This List

Sitting down and setting your life goals can be exciting and motivating. It gives us purpose, sets clear intention, makes us feel productive and creates the feeling of moving forward. But have you ever started out making a mental or physical list of your goals only to end up with quite a few? Then when you start acting on them, they either end up cast aside or only half achieved? Having goals has been drummed into us from an early age but are having all these goals actually hindering us?…

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Who Says All Introverts Hate Socializing? Here’s The Truth About Introvert And Extrovert

You think you may know the difference between introverts and extroverts – the common misconception is that introverts are shy and don’t like to socialize, and that extroverts are outgoing and love to be in the spotlight. But actually, there is much more to it when you scrape the surface. These two personality types are different in how they recharge their batteries and how they respond to stimuli from the environment. Source: Lifehack For example, being at a party, surrounded by noise and people, or taking up a challenging hobby…

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What to Do When Your Kid Says He’s Bored Again

“Muuuuum… Daaaaad… I’m BORED!” If this is a cry you dread hearing, then you’re in the right place. Children get bored easily and need lots of stimulation. It can feel really challenging to keep kids entertained, especially if you have other commitments. You might be tempted to simply sit them in front of the TV, but that won’t help in the long term. Your child can learn to entertain themselves, with a little help from you. Following the steps below will make your child much less likely to complain of…

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Science Says Piano Players’ Brains Are Very Different From Everybody Else’s

The piano is a beautiful instrument. Its players often come across as mysterious; these people who have spent hundreds of hours practicing scales and repeating phrases over and over again to reach sheer aural perfection. To an audience member it can have a similar effect to watching a magic trick or a ballet: it is so skilled and beautiful it almost seems impossible, a feat of the Gods. But what is going on underneath all of this hard work and magic? It certainly isn’t luck that such an effect can…

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Science Says Bad Mood Improves Memory And Betters Your Judgement

Your car breaks down right before a rainstorm hits. You tell yourself to stay positive, but that sour mood starts creeping in. The worst part is, you find yourself feeling badly about your bad mood! Yet, the latest science reveals bad moods might actually be good for you, at least in the short term. Scientists have studied the effects of different moods on our ability to detect lies, remember information, and persevere in difficult tasks. Surprisingly, participants in bad moods, either from rainy weather conditions or emotional priming in the lab,…

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Research Says It’s Healthier To Breakfast Like A King, Lunch Like A Prince And Dine Like A Beggar

Many of us are rushing to get to work in the morning, or to start with our daily chores, so we tend just to grab something to eat on the go, and eat the largest meal for dinner, when we have the time to sit down and eat. Most of the dietary recommendations focus on what we should eat, yet, when do we eat is equally, if not more important. A recent research[1] indicates that we can lose more weight if we consume more calories in the morning and less…

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If Your Legs Easily Feel Cold And Numb, Science Says You Should Eat Dark Chocolate

The next time you have the urge to reach for that sinful bar of chocolate; don’t stop yourself, especially if it’s dark chocolate you crave. There have been studies and theories about dark chocolate being good stress buster as well giving you an endorphin high for the last decade or so because of it having a high polyphenol content, but the real secret of dark chocolate being healthy, lies in its vascular benefits. The Vascular Benefits of Dark Chocolate The very same polyphenols that reduce stress and inflammation in the body…

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Good News For Cheese Lovers: New Research Says You Can Live Longer

If you’re like me and can’t go a day without cheese, I’ve got great news for you! New research done by Nature medicine reveals that mature cheese contains a special kind of chemical (known as polyamine spermidine) that slows the aging process, reduces heart disease and can increase the average life expectancy! So keep eating cheese, cheese lovers! Scientists Experiment With Cheese On Mice You’re probably sitting there thinking “No way. This can’t be true. After all, cheese is just a form of moldy milk! How on earth could it…

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Strict Moms Contribute Much To The Success Of Their Daughters, Science Says

To nag or not to nag, that is the question that has troubled probably any mother that ever lived, and dramatic teenage girls’ reactions to nagging aren’t making this decision any easier. Luckily (or sadly), mothers can rest assured that their at times annoying preaching actually helps their teenage girls in making the right decisions as far as their education is concerned, as a study from the University of Essex shows. It also helps them to make better choices in life in terms of getting well-paid jobs and avoiding teenage…

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