How To Be Happy

Happiness is a state of mind. Specifically, it is a state of “well-being and contentment.” But the definition can be tricky and assumptions about the word can cause confusion. Many don’t even realize learning how to be happy is something that can be intentionally practiced. Some people, when they hear the word ‘happiness,’ assume it […]

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Seahawks pleased with Brian Schottenheimer move upstairs to coaches’ booth

For his first two seasons as offensive coordinator in Seattle, Brian Schottenheimer coaches from the sidelines during games. But ahead of the 2020 season, Schottenheimer and head coach Pete Carroll discussed the possibility of Schottenheimer moving upstairs to call games from the booth instead. After testing it out during two mock game scrimmages at CenturyLink […]

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The overlap between fear and anxiety brain circuits

Fear and anxiety reflect overlapping brain circuits, according to research recently published in JNeurosci. The findings highlight a need to reevaluate the existing models guiding anxiety research. While “fear” and “anxiety” are often used interchangeably, prevailing scientific theory suggests that they are distinct, with different triggers and separate brain circuits. Fear—a fleeting reaction to certain […]

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Mozilla wants your help to fix terrible YouTube recommendations

YouTube’s recommendations algorithm can lead you down some very weird rabbit holes, suggesting videos that feel weirdly personal and off-target at the same time. Today, Mozilla will introduce a new browser extension, RegretsReporter, that aims to crowdsource research about users’ “regrettable recommendations,” to let users better understand how YouTube’s recommendation algorithm works and provide details […]

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