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21 Quotes to Carry You Through the Tough Times | Inc.com

Despite having to climb the highest mountain and cross the largest ocean, you will never hear a successful entrepreneur say the words, "good enough." A truly inspired leader does not settle for mediocre results--and they have the wisdom to separate what really matters from the minutiae of every day …

Motivation

How to Free Yourself From Toxic Situations That Are Bringing You Down | Inc.com

Ever wondered what makes some people highly successful in life while others struggle with basic things?<p>The answer lies in developing habits which yield highly successful results. These habits can be adopted by a simple change of mindset. But in order to do so, we need to know what are the best …

Self-improvement

DARPA's new brain device increases learning speed by 40%

Cheap and Non-Invasive<p>New research funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has successfully …

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers

Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted …

Physics

9 Best 1-Minute Life Hacks From Mark Zuckerberg, Arianna Huffington, and Oprah Winfrey | Inc.com

We all love those useful positive psychology and neuroscience mind hacks that help us use our brains more effectively. Yeah, it's a thing -- books and blogs have been written about mind hacks.<p>We can also learn a trick or two from the world's most successful business icons that will help short-cut …

Oprah Winfrey

This Is the Ideal Number of Hours to Work a Day, According to Decades of Science | Inc.com

There are many open questions in science -- Are we alone in the universe? What's at the bottom of a black hole? When will I finally get my jetpack? -- but according to <i>Rest</i>, a new book by Stanford's Alex Pang, 'How many hours a day should a knowledge worker work?' isn't among them.<p>Decades of science …

Hunter Gatherers

Having A Best Friend In Your Teenage Years Could Benefit You For Life

David Thomas and I met when we were about 5 years old. We celebrated his 26th birthday last weekend, marking roughly two decades of friendship. Once, while walking down the street, a man looked at us and said, "Ain't it Harold and Kumar!" He was almost certainly making light of our race, but …

Psychology

At an Arkansas Mosque, a Vandal Spreads Hate and Finds Mercy

Abraham never fit in. Hisham finally felt at home. Then their worlds collided in western Arkansas.

Arkansas

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett All Use This Ancient Philosophy to Build Wealth | Inc.com

Granted, philosophy may not sound like the most exciting subject to learn about in this day and age--how could the thoughts and opinions of ancient Greek philosophers of 300 BC, and dazzling minds such as Cicero, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius, possibly engage us in 2017?<p>In truth, the better question …

Jeff Bezos

Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons

In Tanzania, not far from the Serengeti, live the Hadza, a community of about 1,300 people. For such a small group, they attract a lot of scientific attention.<p>Many of the Hadza live solely on the animals they kill, along with honey, berries and a few other wild foods. For the first 95 percent of …

Biology

Correction: Future of Work-Running the Robots story

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — In a story Aug. 15 about automation in manufacturing, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a report that forecast 2 …

Manufacturing

Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots

Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war<p>Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

Google shows how easy it is for software to remove watermarks from photos

To highlight the need for more secure copyright protections<p>Google’s research division today detailed just how easy it is for computer algorithms to bypass standard photo watermarking practices, stripping those images of copyright protection and making them vulnerable to reposting across the …

Online Abuse Will Now Be Taken As Seriously As Face-To-Face Hate Crimes, Says CPS

"This will change the way people view online abuse," Newham councillor Seyi Akiwowo, who was targeted by racist trolls, told BuzzFeed News.<p>The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) today committed to treat online hate crime as seriously as offline offences, while taking into account the potential impact …

Fake Chews

Are new meat substitutes truly better than the real thing?<p>This week, some of the world’s biggest tech investors put their money into a surprising new venture: fake meat.<p>Redwood City, CA-based <b>Impossible Foods</b> got a new $75 million investment to shore up its manufacturing capabilities in its battle …

Bill Gates

Rise of the machines

The workers of the first shift had just finished their morning cigarettes and settled into place when one last car pulled into the factory parking lot, driving past an American flag and a “now hiring” sign. Out came two men, who opened up the trunk, and then out came four cardboard boxes labeled …

Robotics

How Intelligence Leads to Stereotyping

A new study complicates the trope of the stupid bigot.<p>Upon seeing a young man hoisting a Hitler salute in 2017, most people likely do not think, “there goes a Rhodes Scholar.” Racists stereotype other people, for the most part, but there are also stereotypes <i>about</i> racists. And the stereotype about …

7 ways the iPhone has made life worse

<b>(CNN) —</b> This week marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone. For hundreds of millions of us, this device -- just 4 ounces when introduced -- has come to dominate our lives. Now we can find seemingly any answer to anything with a few taps of the thumb and forefinger. Everything from dinner to a date …

Social Media

Want to learn machine learning in 15 minutes? Start here...

<b>How to</b> If you’ve heard the excitement about machine learning, but aren’t quite sure how it could apply to your business, the best way forward is to …

Machine Learning

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

The damaging effects of makeup on teens

Today’s American teens have an image to keep; and for many, that image includes masking their faces in makeup every day. In fact, some refuse to leave the house without it on. Unfortunately, makeup can have damaging effects on a teenager’s skin and even cause additional health woes.<p><b>Makeup-Induced</b> …

Skin Care

A Facebook AI Unexpectedly Created Its Own Unique Language

The Future of Language<p>A recent Facebook report on the way chatbots converse with each other has given the world a glimpse into the future of language.<p>…

12 High-Protein Smoothies — Without Protein Powder

Listen, not all of us were born with the natural ability to enjoy the taste of protein powder, but that doesn't mean we should miss out on a high-protein smoothie, right? If you're trying to up your nutritional content without drastically altering the flavor profile of your favorite shake, we've …

Healthy Eating

Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Make every day Nature Photography Day!<p><i>National Geographic</i> photographer Jim Richardson is responsible for some of the best photography advice ever given: “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Nature is full of interesting stuff, and, thanks to …

Landscape Photography

Elon Musk's No. 1 Rule for Staying Insanely Successful | Inc.com

Elon Musk is one of the most purposeful leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. At times, you might privately think you can't go on. You must persist. As the best leaders know, what you must commit to first is focus, energy, and discipline to finding your "why" …

Self-improvement

Neuroscience Tells Us How to Hack Our Brains for Success

Tricks like visualization and writing down your goals have a strong basis in science.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What’s the secret to success? Some would argue that insanely successful people possess traits like having a vision, showing gratitude, being honest, …

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The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

The End of the Day by Claire North, The Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde, From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters, The Apartment by SL Grey, Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon<p>Claire North, the pseudonym of Catherine Webb, has earned a reputation for tackling serious subjects with a lightness of touch, enviable …

Books

5 free VPNs to maintain your privacy online

Whether it’s the prying eyes of a repressive regime, a data-hungry internet service provider (ISP), or a malicious actor listening on the public …

30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …