attention

Health

What Pulling an All-Nighter Does to Your Mind and Body

Here's the bare minimum amount of sleep you need before a big exam.
Nick Keppler
9.17.18
Internet

Social Media Is a Weapon of War. How We Use It Is Up to Us

"'Win' the internet, [and] you can win silly feuds, elections, and deadly serious battles."
David Axe
9.4.18
mind

You Can Trick Your Brain Into Being More Focused

There are four different kinds of creative flow.
Caroline Williams
5.2.18
Smoking

Four Surprising Potential Health Benefits of Nicotine

As long as you're not smoking it, of course.
Nick English
4.12.18
It's Science

Just Being Near Your Phone Makes You Dumber

If it's within reach, it's draining your brainpower.
Jesse Hicks
6.28.17
My Therapist Says

How to Tame Your Inner Attention Whore

A psychoanalyst discusses my obsession with the limelight and provides tips on how to step out of it once in a while.
Elizabeth Brown
5.1.17
human behavior

Wealthy People Don’t Notice Other Human Beings, Study Says

According to a recent study, people who associate themselves with a higher social class tend to care less about others than people in lower social classes.
Kimberly Lawson
10.28.16
Health

Researchers Say That Smartphones Are Causing ADHD-Like Symptoms in Adults

It's not good enough to just put your phone away in your bag.
Jake Kivanc
5.25.16
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

Making a Car that Won't Let You Sleep

Algorithms, sensors—there's There's even talk of using biometrics and wearables, data derived straight from a driver's body, to determine if a person is too tired to drive.
Matthew Braga
1.19.16
News

A Mother Who Blogged About Parenting Is Accused of Injecting Her Daughter with Urine

Medical staff noticed yeast growing in the girl's intravenous drip after the nine-year-old was admitted to the hospital with renal failure.
Julian Morgans
10.16.15
jacked in

How Gaming Can Remind Us What Our Brains Are Capable Of

I conducted a not-very-scientific experiment on myself to test hypotheses on how games affect attention span.
Roisin Kiberd
6.11.15
Science

How Electrotherapy Could Help Improve Concentration

New research on attentional brain waves shows how we suppress stimuli.
Steph Yin
2.16.15
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