Anna Zhao

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This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Jeff Bezos On How To Have a Beginner's Mind

<i>I’ve published a lot of words this week, including a</i> <i>feature in the current issue of</i> Fortune <i>on the evolution of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon (amzn), as a</i> …

I went to a 'mindful drinking' meditation class — here's what happened

But it might also do us some good to stay mindful about why and how much we're knocking back.<p>On Wednesday, I tried a class at M N D F L (meaning "Mindful"), a new meditation studio in New York City's Greenwich Village that offers meditation classes. All of its classes gear toward incorporating …

A Short History Of Deep Learning -- Everyone Should Read

Deep learning is a topic that is making big waves at the moment. It is basically a branch of machine learning (another hot topic) that uses algorithms to e.g. recognize objects and understand human speech. Scientists have used deep learning algorithms with multiple processing layers (hence “deep”) …

Machine Learning

This Cliffside House Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

Let's just say its owners live life on the edge.<p>When we saw an acrophobia-inducing proposal for a restaurant on the side of a cliff in Mexico last week, we didn't think it could be topped. But a family home perched on a 42-degree incline in Spain is making the rounds online, and we're getting …

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

First, they find that people who live in more densely populated areas tend to report less satisfaction with their life overall. "The higher the …

Psychology

Scientists discover neural mechanisms that indicate that we actively forget as we learn

They say that once you’ve learned to ride a bicycle, you never forget how to do it. But new research suggests that while learning, the brain is …

The Brain

Divorced father builds ingenious telepresence robot so he can hang out with his children

It's often difficult to be a constant part of your children's lives after a divorce.<p>Skyping can be hard, as the child has to sit in front of a computer for a length of time, and they may be busy and have other things to do.<p>This divorced father, Matt Walker, came up with a great solution.<p>He taught …

Book Review: The Teardrop Island

<i>The Teardrop Island</i> by Cherry Briggs is an entertaining, accessible book that will be of particular interest to readers largely unfamiliar with Sri Lanka. While living and working in the country as a teacher, Briggs (who is from England) stumbles upon the work of a Victorian writer and explorer, …

Sri Lankan President Sirisena rules out foreign judges in Lanka war crimes probe

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has reiterated that he will not have international judges on the bench for probe on war crimes cases which …

Human Rights

Would you let a robot invest your hard-earned cash?

<b>The floors of the New York and London Stock Exchanges now exist mostly for show. The real trading is done automatically by robots.</b><p>About three-quarters of trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq are done by algorithms - computer programs following complex sets of rules.<p>And this …

3tags.org

How scientists can make copies of memories,

Undoubtedly the most interesting conversation I had at SXSW was with Dr Ted Berger, who is working on a brain implant to make life better for people who have problems with long-term memory – and the science behind it is fascinating.<p>Berger explained to me how people with conditions like epilepsy and …

4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

What Students in Europe Learn That Americans Don't

If you're American, your teachers probably didn't teach you proper posture or how to put a condom on in the dark.<p>Thanks to the teen melodrama boom of the early 90s, everyone knows what an American high school looks like: glamorous, fashionable teens smoking Virginia Slims out of bathroom windows, …

The enormous power of the unconscious brain

A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become.<p>If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling a set of cups could boggle your mind, watch the video below. In it, neuroscientist David Eagleman …

Consciousness

The Productivity Secret You Can Steal From Geniuses

Beyond smarts, the greatest minds in history all have this characteristic in common.<p>Geniuses, we all know, are smart. But do they share any other qualities like quiet personalities, large social networks, or wild hair?<p>It's a topic I've covered before when it comes to titans of the arts. According …

Are You a Left-Brained or Right-Brained Thinker?

Are you a left-brained thinker or a right-brained thinker? We all know that we use our left-brains for logical thinking and our right-brains for …

Creativity

Dead Slow Ahead is a transcendent sci-fi documentary that must be experienced

I was beginning to have the itch, a low-level anxiety that occurs on the third or fourth day of a film festival when you haven't seen anything you feel terribly strongly about one way or another. SXSW, in addition to being a premiere showcase for brands, bands and media outlets, happens to have a …

Omnifocal Glasses Are the Future of Eyewear

Forget bifocals. Try ever-changing liquid crystal.<p>It happens to everyone—you get older and your near-sighted vision fades, an ailment known as presbyopia. Inevitably you end up tilting your head back to peer through the bottom of a pair of multifocal glasses just to read something.<p>An Israeli …

Augmented Reality

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

Funeral Chanting - Theravada Buddhism - Pali - Abhayagiri Monastics (+ chanting text)

Theravada Buddhist Dhamma Lecture - Venerable Ashin Nyanissara Sitagu Sayadaw

A Brief History of Theravada Buddhism

Ask A Monk: Esoteric Theravada Buddhism

Buddha and the Dharma.. Theravada Buddhist morning chant.

Theravada Monk

Tụng Kinh Theravada ( Phật Giáo Nguyên Thủy ) - Quán Thân Sự Chết và Tâm Tưởng