Andy Messina

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6 Mind and Body Problems You Can Fix Yourself

Life is a beautiful thing. If you know how to enjoy yourself and relax, you will take full advantage of the opportunities given to you. You only have …

Wellness

5 Habits To Get Over Self-Limiting Beliefs

“Iceberg beliefs”–self-limiting, below-the-surface doubts–could be major obstacles to your success. Here’s how to overcome them.<p>Sometimes the biggest thing holding you back from greater success is something you might not even be aware of.<p>They’re called “iceberg beliefs,” and they could be major …

Philosophizing With Guns

In a matter of months, the offices, libraries and classrooms where I work, study and teach at the University of Texas at Austin will become “concealed carry zones” — areas in which people with concealed handgun licenses may carry their weapons. The “campus carry” bill that brought about this …

Gun Control

Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos for the second time

With the same limitations as last year's breakthrough work<p>Scientists in China have reported genetically modifying human embryos in what is only the second published experiment of its kind. Last year, a different team of Chinese researchers edited human embryos in an attempt to remove genes …

A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall …

Climate change is now affecting how the Earth moves

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that climate change is now affecting the way that the Earth moves. The team found that, as the last century has progressed, the "wobble" that our planet makes as it travels has shifted. A hundred years ago this movement -- called polar …

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

Top 6 Apps for Space Lovers and Stargazers

Nothing puts life into perspective like looking up at a night sky full of millions of stars. Of course they look like pin pricks, but the stars and planets above us are truly huge and remind us how small Earth is among the vast, infinite universe. Smartphones allow us to take stargazing a step …

Apps

Living Life With Renewed Energy: The Purpose Of Purpose

We operate at a fraction of our possible energy level. To a degree this is because of a lack of physical wellness, but there is something else at work as well. We live at partial energy because we fail to consistently tap into our deepest sources of emotional renewal.<p>In an insightful interview, …

Trading

These 3 Lists Can Help Singles Find a Great Mate

Accomplishing any goal is usually a step by step process, starting with gaining clarity about just<br>what we want. Yet too many people do not give the …

Five Technologies That Will Disrupt Healthcare By 2020

<i>Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health program provides insight on the growth opportunities driven by innovative healthcare technology</i><p>The healthcare landscape is changing exponentially and the following technologies are expected to have far-reaching implications in terms of diagnostics, …

Digital Health

Google Brain's Quoc Le speaks about Deep learning's progress and its future

Dr. Quoc Viet Le is a research scientist at Google Brain known for his path-breaking work on deep neural networks (DNN). He is especially famous for …

Artificial Intelligence

Machines are becoming more creative than humans

Can machines be creative? Recent successes in AI have shown that machines can now perform at human levels in many tasks that, just a few years ago, were considered to be decades away, like driving cars, understanding spoken language, and recognizing objects. But these are all tasks where we know …

Artificial Intelligence

The Airborne Pushup That Will Make Your Abs Burn | Men's Health

By removing one of your four bases of support, you’ll force your core to work harder to keep you from toppling over, and put more of a challenge on your weight-bearing arm.<p>To make it even tougher, tap the bench with both hands at the same time.<p>You’ll need to push off from the ground explosively to …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Owning a cat can lead to mental health problems, study warns

If you're prone to sudden bursts of anger, it could be your cat's fault.<p>A new study has found that people with Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) - characterised by explosive bouts of rage - are twice as likely to have been infected by a parasite found in cat faeces.<p>The findings suggest that …

Mental Health

Ten Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online For FREE

Science and the Internet are two individual entities that, when combined, become the 21st century’s most powerful educational tool. If you suddenly …

5 ways you're killing your productivity (and how to fix it)

It’s possible to have a to-do list that energizes you, helps you prioritize your day and motivates you to keep moving forward, even after those …

8 truly horrifying ways the Earth could die

When astronaut Jim Lovell saw Earth outside his window during Apollo 8, the moment forever changed him.<p>"People often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Lovell previously told Business Insider. "In reality, if you think about it, you go to heaven when you're born."<p>Lovell was referring to the …

6 TED Talks You Should Watch To Up Your Mindset

Engaging your mind is the best way to keep it sharp, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to fall into a slump. If you need a mental pick-me-up, check out these fascinating TED Talks. Get inspired. Get engaged. Give your brain a boost.<p><b>1. Daniel Levitin: How To Stay Calm When You</b> …

TED Talks

This Simple Lifestyle Change Will Make You Happier, Less Stressed, and More Creative

Difficulty level? Easy. Cost? Zero dollars.<p>What if I told you there was a simple, low-cost intervention that fights depression and stress, boosts productivity, tunes up cognitive function, increases self control, and even improves physical measures of health like blood pressure?<p>No doubt you'd race …

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds by harnessing the power of lasers.<p>Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has …

Space Travel

Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises

When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow<p>Have you ever been at a concert and seen a musician or rapper start to improvise? It can often seem effortless or even magical. Few people can freestyle like Kendrick Lamar and Notorious BIG, or improvise …

Creativity

14 Easy Yoga Positions That'll Help You Lose Weight Quickly

Yoga, the complete exercise.<p>Yoga is seen globally as a physical fitness solution but in India its much more than that. It’s a tool for spiritual …

8 Best New Books to Read in February 2016: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and nothing says “I love you” like a new book; after all, flowers die, but books are forever. Or maybe you are …

5 Crucial Things to Do if You're Exercising for Weight Loss | Women's Health

If you're logging miles on the treadmill and hours in cycling class in the hopes of torching more calories, that's seriously sucky news.<p>Here's how your body makes up for the major calories you torch at the gym: As you get used to your workouts, you might not burn more calories—even if you're …

Fitness

Stephen Hawking’s New Black Hole Theory Might Reveal The History Of The Universe

The black hole is famously so dense, not even light can escape it. But something can, or at least it can linger at the edges. This is the centerpiece of Stephen Hawking’s new theory about black holes.<p>For a long time, the general theory about black holes explained that they have no particular …

Inside NASA’s Plan To Radically Redesign How We Fly

A new wave of aircraft design is emerging–and NASA is helping.<p>It’s probably been a long time since flying amazed you. Air travel tends to feel like an inconvenience these days–not a miracle of engineering. This is partially due to market forces and security theater. It’s also the fact that aircraft …

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20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …