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How To Manage Email So It Doesn't Manage You

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is the CEO and co-founder of productivity app Twoodo. This post first appeared on the Twoodo blog.</i><p>Unless you do your job exclusively via email, there’s no excuse for you to have that tab or app open. There I said it..<p>But you do have it open most of the time, right? It’s hard to …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Frankenstein-style human head transplant 'could happen in two years'

Italian surgeon claims procedure to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body will soon be ready<p>The first human head transplant could take place in just two years, it was reported on Thursday.<p>Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero, from the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, claims the …

Immune System

Humanity is ending its Goldlilocks geological era

In the space of one lifetime, human interference is bringing the conditions of the Holocene - the only ones in which we know we can flourish - to an end, writes Geoffrey Lean<p>It has been a Goldilocks geological era. The last 11,700 years have not been too hot, or too cold, too wet or too dry and …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

Relationships

Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know

Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.<p>Those letters and numbers are an …

Vitastiq uses skin sensor to see if you need vitamins

Vitastiq is preparing to launch a new portable device that measures your body’s vitamin content by passing a sensor over your skin. It works with a smartphone app that shows you whether you need more vitamins and minerals.<p>The Zagreb, Croatia-based company has been working on the technology for two …

How to Live a Long Happy Life — 8 Insights Backed by Research

• One of the reasons young people do such risky things is because they think happiness declines with age so they live it up. They’re only half right: …

Google kills CAPTCHAs with new artificial intelligence system

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Vicarious<p>The widespread use of CAPTCHAs — the term for those mashed-up letter sequences you must type to “prove you’re …

World's fastest 2D camera can capture 100 billion frames per second

Imaging the behaviour of photons is difficult. Light is the fastest thing we've ever recorded in the universe, and catching its trajectory on film requires extraordinary high speeds.<p>A new camera developed by researchers at Washington University in St Louis may be just the thing to enable new …

Imaging

Google may use quantum computing to improve its advertising and web search capabilities

While Google regularly gives futurists talking points by pursuing experimental projects like driverless cars and smart contact lenses, the company’s investment last year in a “quantum” computer from startup D-Wave Systems could well help the tech giant with a few of its core processes.<p>D-Wave’s …

7 Facts About The Brain That Will Change The Way You See The World

There are hundreds of surprising, perspective-shifting insights about the nature of reality that come from neuroscience.<p>Every bizarre neurological syndrome, every visual illusion, and every clever psychological experiment reveals something entirely unexpected about our experience of the world that …

How To Train Your Brain To Think More Clearly

Analytical thinking is the process of remembering words and putting their meanings into context. This process is not simply accessing a mental dictionary. Every time you use words, you re-create their meaning.<p>The words you habitually use when you're thinking (and then expressing those thoughts) …