This is an interactive driving challenge from Toyota and Discovery Education; you practice your driving skills and see how you handle distracting scenarios, such as sending text messages, changing a radio station or eating.
This interactive from the Genetic Science Learning Center provides an interesting (animated) look inside the brains of mice on drugs. Every drug has its own unique molecular mechanism. Students learn how these various drugs disrupt the synapse to make the user feel high.
You spend weeks studying for an important test. On the big day, you wait nervously as your teacher hands it out. You’re working your way through, when you’re asked to define "ataraxia." You know you’ve seen the word before, but your mind goes blank. What just happened?
It’s all too easy to be extremely tough on ourselves; we need – at points – to get better at self-compassion. Here is an exercise on how to lessen the voices of self-flagellation and to appreciate the role of self-care in a good and fruitful life.
Cigarettes aren’t good for us. That’s hardly news -- we’ve known about the dangers of smoking for decades. But how exactly do cigarettes harm us, and can our bodies recover if we stop? Krishna Sudhir details what happens when we smoke -- and when we quit.
Contraceptives are designed to prevent pregnancy in three basic ways: they either block sperm, disable sperm before they reach the uterus, or suppress ovulation. But is one strategy better than the other? And how does each one work?
Ethanol: this molecule, made of little more than a few carbon atoms, is responsible for drunkenness. So how exactly does it cause drunkenness, and why does it have dramatically different effects on different people?
What goes on inside a body that is chronically stressed? Our hard-wired stress response is designed to give us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. However, when activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body.
What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? This animated video reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities. (video description)
Want to connect with a depressed friend but not sure how to relate to them? Comedian and storyteller Bill Bernat has a few suggestions. Learn some dos and don'ts for talking to people living with depression -- and handle your next conversation with grace and maybe a bit of humor.
There are science based techniques we can use to treat emotional injuries that can help soothe the distress they cause and prevent them from impacting our short and long-term psychological well-being. Guy Winch makes the case for practicing emotional hygiene— taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
In order to be calm and at ease with ourselves, we need regular periods where we do something rather strange-sounding: process our emotions. The School of Life provides a guide to this essential psychological move.
Your favorite athlete closes in for a win; the crowd holds its breath, and at the crucial moment ... she misses the shot. That competitor just experienced the phenomenon known as “choking,” where despite months of practice, a person fails right when it matters most. Noa Kageyama and Pen-Pen Chen explain why we choke under pressure and how to avoid it.
Today, marijuana’s therapeutic benefits are widely acknowledged, but a growing recognition for its medical value doesn’t answer the question: is recreational marijuana use bad for your brain? Anees Bahji investigates.
To have sound levels of self-esteem is one of the gateways to happiness. But achieving this has very little to do with the progress of our careers. The School of Life explains the logic behind self-esteem.
It’s 4am, and the big test is in 8 hours. You’ve been studying for days, but you still don’t feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep?
Depression is a mental illness that can be harder to understand than other physical illnesses like asthma or high cholesterol. This video looks at the symptoms and treatments of depression and gives some tips for helping a friend who is suffering.
In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm.
Yoga is a blend of physical and mental exercise is widely believed to have a unique set of health advantages. But is yoga actually beneficial to your health? Krishna Sudhir examines how this ancient tradition impacts the body and mind.
This video explores how some people's beliefs, emotions and natural biases affect their response to facts or data that contradict those beliefs. This video from 'Social Good Now' presents some ideas for encouraging rational discussion.