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Emotional Intelligence in Design

How Design Grows Up<p>We’re on a journey together, you and me. We’ve come a long way, but design for the web is still in its adolescence. In the early …

Emotional Intelligence

Global Conflict Tracker

Learn about the world's top hotspots with the Center for Preventive Action's (CPA) interactive Global Conflict Tracker.

Do You Really Know What Bitcoin Is?

<i>What to know about the crypto-craze before it implodes.</i><p>Maybe it was those stories you heard — Lamborghinis and second mortgages, fortunes made and …

Bill Gates: What Gives Me Hope About the World's Future

<b>You could argue that our failure to focus on what’s getting better suggests that the media generally is missing an enormous</b> <b>story.</b> News by its nature …

Public Health

Sociology, not technology

The Social Age sees us connecting, sharing, working and leading in online spaces. But it’s a mistake to think that the real change is in the …

DNA of infant who died 11,500 years ago gives glimpse of Native Americans' Asian origins

DNA from an infant who died in Alaska 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at the genetics of the ancestors of today’s native …

Anthropology

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day

Elon Musk shows that the biggest risk you can take in life and business is not taking a risk.<p>Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) …

North Pole

If you don’t cover your webcam you could end up a ‘slave’

<b>Mark Zuckerberg does it. The FBI does it. And you should do it too.</b><p>No, not collecting mass amounts of data through surveillance – this is about …

Cyberbullying

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The ingenious technology behind Blue Planet II

Enlisting a killer whale as a camera operator is a big ask. But for the crew of the BBC's <i>Blue Planet II</i>, it was just another problem to solve. The …

How a small dietary change might keep your brain young

Over the Christmas period, our minds are filled with pumpkin pie, eggnog, chocolate, and more pumpkin pie. According to a new study, however, we …

The Brain

Sociological Explanations of Deviant Behavior

A Look at Four Different Theories<p>Deviant behavior is any behavior that is contrary to the dominant norms of society. There are many different …

Psychology

The Legacy of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species"

Darwin's Great Book Profoundly Changed Science and Human Thought<p>Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, 1859 and forever …

A Long History of Japanese Women Warriors

Long before the term "samurai" came into usage, Japanese fighters were skilled with the sword and spear. These warriors included some women, such as …

Instagram Shuts Down Access From Other Apps

Facebook’s ongoing efforts to keep users within their own walled garden will soon result in the elimination of Instagram from third party apps, including Flipboard. On June 1, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will stop allowing many third parties to access the images in its feeds. If you have …

Social Media

For Adult Learners

Yule Rituals

Yule, the winter solstice, is a time of great symbolism and power. It marks the return of the sun, when the days finally begin to get a little …

Carl Sagan Quotes That Reveal His Thoughts on Religion

What the famous skeptic had to say about God<p>An astronomer, activist, and novelist, Carl Sagan didn't hesitate to share his views on the world, …

Faith

5 Terms You Might Not Know Are Considered Racist

Rethink Using Words Such as "Gypped" and "Cotton Pickin'"<p>Some casual expressions used in American English have racist origins. Take the expression …

African-American News

What Is the Global Village?

Term Coined by Marshall McLuhan<p>Communications technologies allow us to instantly connect with others around the world. This reduction in distance and …

Cambridge University