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The Surprising Number Of Brits Who Are Sleep Deprived

Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Nearly six in 10 British adults don't get enough sleep, according to a new online survey. The research, conducted by Richard Wiseman, professor in ...

WATCH: Bet You Can't Tell How The Bottle Got There

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science

Visual perception is tricky business. Just take a look at this clever new video posted by magician-turned-psychologist Richard Wiseman -- and see if y...

How To Lose The Rest Of Your Friends

Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Richard Wiseman is back yet again with part 10 of his exhaustive series of bets you will always win and, presumably, friends you will always lose. ...

Find Out If You're A Good Liar In 5 Seconds

Posted 02.04.2014 | Science

Are you a good liar? Are your (perhaps soon-to-be-former) friends lying to you? Now you can tell with this five-second test from psychologist Richard ...

The Upside Of Being Superstitious

Polly Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

We know the beliefs and ideas we hold go a long way toward shaping our reality. Though they are merely thoughts, our behavior springs from them creating tangible results. If we think ourselves lucky, we will take on behaviors that create luck.

10 Bets You'll Always Win

William Goodman | Posted 08.15.2013 | Comedy

There's a time for laughing and a time for learning... and looking at our watch, we'd say it's right about time for a bit of both! One of our favo...

'As If': The Two Little Words We Too Often Ignore

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 05.21.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

On Passover, when we act "as if" we ourselves went out from Egypt, we are also leading ourselves to act like people who care deeply about the oppressed, who fight for justice and who extend a hand to those less fortunate.

What Would A 'Conscious Judaism' Look Like?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Consciousness -- awareness, intentionality and self-knowledge -- has become a rich source of scientific inquiry. Interestingly, these ideas also have deep resonance with teachings found within Jewish tradition.

Life Decisions & Career Paths -- Leave It All to Chance?

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

But what is luck, really? It breaks down to the ability to see opportunities when others don't. That means that you can grab on to the power of serendipity to make things go your way.

Stock Picks and Fake Smiles

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

When you are working with an unstable system, like the stock market or a gun battle or both having too much on your mind will slow you down.