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When you picture someone smoking weed, a person cranking out reps in the gym is probably the last thing you'd think of. But some triathletes, bodybuilders, and marathon runners say it helps them focus and reduce anxiety. Here's what's really going on when you workout high.

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This may seem like a no-brainer, but when it's so much easier to duck confrontation and send an email or a text begging for help or a much-needed favour, you're far better doing it in person, face-to-face, says researchers from Cornell and the University of Waterloo. That awkwardness actually improves your chances.

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Think about something that happened to you this morning. That there, is your memory. We recall thousands of events and procedures every day, but how exactly does the brain do it? This comic-esque infographic breaks down the science behind this essential and primeval mind hack along with improvement tips.

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Hot chips come in many shapes and sizes. Some people prefer thick 'n' chunky steak fries. Others are more partial to classic French fries. More still prescribe to crinkle cut (these people are weird). Whatever your chip preference, this algorithm will ensure they turn out perfectly, every time. (Micky Mouse/Amphibious Landing Craft shape not included.)

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Staying motivated at work during the last few weeks of December can be surprisingly difficult. You're supposed to be working on a new project but all you can think about is the impending Christmas break and the year ahead. If you're having a hard time staying productive, these science-based hacks are here to help.

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It can be difficult to know how to get started if you don’t regularly exercise. We review the best science about how to start an exercise habit, and how to keep it going. While motivation gets you started, routine is the key to keep going.