Angie Shumov

7 Surprising Things You Can Do With Your Body After You Die

While we may not like to think about our ending, death is a fundamental part of the life cycle—a touchy subject, but an inevitable one. For most, there are two conventional options—you are either buried or cremated. While these traditional methods are the most accepted, more creative and environmentally-friendly alternatives have emerged. Take a look…

How Stress Can Be the Key to Your Survival

We’re headed to the wilderness to put your brain through the ultimate test of survival of the fittest. Are you a fight or flight kind of person? Do you laugh in the face of danger? How do you handle those stressful moments of crisis? On this week’s episode of Brain Games, meet our four participants:…

8 WILD Ways to Get Into the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit

Bring on the shamrocks and leprechauns, we’re feeling lucky and seeing green this St. Patrick’s Day. But what better way to do as the Irish do, than to celebrate the Emerald Isle’s wildlife? Meet some of Ireland’s most tough and tireless, cute and cuddly native creatures. 1. Irish Setter This canine is known for its friendly, playful,…

Why People Have Physical Reactions to Unpleasant Sounds

If you thought you only had five senses, think again! The five senses you were taught as a kid—touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing—were just the beginning. This week on Brain Games meet your brain’s super senses that guide you through life. Ever thought about how you stay upright while walking? Or why keeping track of time passing is harder…

Is Your Brain Smarter Than a Baby?

As you mature over the years, different life stages are based on your developing brain that is primed to learn fast, stay on task, and tackle challenges. In this week’s episode of Brain Games, Host Jason Silva travels through the ages and follows the life of the brain. See how your brain changes and why different age groups have…

Brains Behaving Badly: The Dark Side of Human Nature

We all know good from bad and right from wrong, but that doesn’t keep us from committing some bad behaviors. Lust, greed, envy and pride are just a few most people aim to avoid—but turns out, we can’t always help it. Let’s explore the dark side of human nature to see how your brain was born to…

What Your Vision of God Says About Your Brain

Our ability to understand, practice, and accept religion is all thanks to our believing brain. While our faith in God may be something our heart and soul decides, the tendency to look for a greater meaning and purpose could actually be something that is hardwired in our brains. This week on Brain Games, we search for the…

3 Ways Your Brain Is Stronger Than You

Solving a complex equation, getting up early to go to the gym before work, or treating yourself to a much-needed vacation… Whatever it may be, you are the ruler of your mind, body, and life. Or so you’d think. But what about breathing, remembering, and perceiving? Your brain is the genius behind your day-to-day functions, without…

14 Animals That Mate For Life

Love is in the air – especially for these perfect pairs. Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit and join us as we crush on some of the cutest couples in the animal world. 1. Swan Though beautiful and graceful, swans are fierce creatures that work together to protect their baby cygnets from harm. Some are known to mate for life, forming strong bonds…

12 Animals Walking in a Winter Wildland

Take a walk on the wild side in these animal’s winter wonderlands. From the Arctic to the Antarctic and the cold places in between, we’re celebrating the holiday season with 12 of our favorite wintry weather creatures! 1. Polar Bear Polar bears actually have black skin underneath their furry white coats. This skin helps them absorb…