Ashley Gardner

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Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

The Origin of the Universe

After the cosmic inflation ended, the expansion began to slow and the primordial plasma of radiation and high-energy sub-atomic particles began to …

Time travel is 'possible' -- mathematically anyway

Pull out your list of regrets, mistakes and runs of just plain bad luck, because it turns out you can go back. A University of British Columbia professor has run the numbers on the feasibility of time travel, and he says they check out.<p>"People think of time travel as something fictional," math and …

It’s the end of the world and we know it: Scientists in many disciplines see apocalypse, soon

<b>(Getty/Everlite/Leon Neal/Photo Montage by Salon)</b><p>Stephen Hawking is one of many scientists who see the possible near-term demise of our species. Spend that 401k!<p>Phil Torres<p>April 30, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>While apocalyptic beliefs about the end of the world have, historically, been the subject of …

Climate Change

There's No Such Thing as Consciousness, According to Philosopher Daniel Dennett

<i>Cogito ergo sum</i> means "I think, therefore I am." That quote—coined by French philosopher René Descartes—is the cornerstone of modern philosophy. What …

60 Years Of Starstuff: How Humanity Discovered Where Our Elements Come From

In science, you don’t have to get everything right in order to get the most incredible things correct. Sometimes good ideas emerge from a failed paradigm. An excellent example of both is the groundbreaking stellar nucleosynthesis paper (creation of complex nuclei from simpler ones) paper, published …

Psychedelic drugs induce 'heightened state of consciousness', brain scans show

Study records what appears to be the first evidence for mind-opening state experienced by users of LSD, ketamine and psilocybin<p>Brain scans have revealed the first evidence for what appears to be a heightened state of consciousness in people who took psychedelic drugs in the name of science.<p>Healthy …

Ask Ethan: What Was The Entropy Of The Universe At The Big Bang?

The second law of thermodynamics is one of those puzzling laws of nature that simply emerges from the fundamental rules. It says that entropy, a measure of disorder in the Universe, must always increase in any closed system. But how is it possible that our Universe today, which looks to be …

Your child is not your confidant

By Cindy Lamothe<p>Many well-meaning parents tend to overshare what’s going on in their personal lives with their kids — whether it’s by telling them about their most recent conflict at work or complaining about issues at home with their partner.<p>But according to psychologists, continuously confiding …

Parenting

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

Some of the most important skills in life are not taught in school. Here are 9 you won't want to miss out on.<p>The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your …

The End of the Universe as We Know It

What if the world around us is just a shadow of reality? Imagine, for example, that you wake up one cold winter morning and look out your window to find that the view is completely obscured by beautiful ice crystals, forming strange patterns on the glass. You might see something like the image …

Ray Kurzweil predicts computers will be as smart as humans in 12 years

12 years.<p>That’s how long Google’s Director of Engineering Ray Kurzweil thinks it will take for computers to reach human levels of intelligence.<p><b>Singularity Is Coming</b><p>“By 2029, computers will have human-level intelligence,” Kurzweil said in an interview at the SXSW Conference with Shira Lazar and Amy …

How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen Approach to Self-improvement)

This curated column is authored by Thomas Oppong, Founding Editor at Alltopstartups “CompoundingThe post How to be 1% Better Every Day (The Kaizen …

Self-improvement

Here’s What Happened When I Tried MNDFL’s Video Meditation Every Day

When my friends and family (and celebs like Emma Watson) first started buzzing about the benefits of meditation, it was mostly thanks to the Headspace app. They told me that since they’d started using the app, they were sleeping better, experiencing less pain and generally feeling calmer in the …

Meditation

Simple home hacks could save up to 65 percent on your utility bills

The colder it gets, the higher your utility bills spike, from hot water to heat. And experts say this year, costs could skyrocket even higher than last year because of rising fuel costs.<p>But even if you aren't handy, there are simple hacks you can do yourself around the house that can save you big …

The appellate court asked four simple questions to reach its ruling on the Trump travel ban

Donald Trump just got a very important lesson for an American president. He may be the center of international attention, and feel like king. But no one’s got total power in the US, and that’s by design, as federal judges reminded the world last night.<p>In their Feb. 9 decision on <i>State of Washington</i> …

Donald Trump

7 Ways to Gain Self Discipline and Strive Towards Greatness

Feel like giving up on your 2017 goal? These tips will help you push through.<p>We’re a few weeks into the 2017, and right now is the most crucial time to stick to your goals. But it can also be the most difficult time.<p>So, if you feel like giving up -- hold on and remember, it will get easier.<p>If …

Self-improvement

Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

Let's talk about overpopulation...

Overpopulation is seen as one of the biggest environmental threats our planet faces. But is the problem too many people - or too much …

What Iceland knows about preventing teen drug abuse that the rest of the world doesn’t

It’s a little before three on a sunny Friday afternoon and Laugardalur Park, near central Reykjavik, looks practically deserted. There’s an occasional adult with a pushchair, but the park’s surrounded by apartment blocks and houses, and school’s out—so where are all the kids?<p>Walking with me are …

The Brain

Astronomers Just Found More Evidence of a New Type of Black Hole

Black holes keep getting stranger.<p>Black holes are among the most mysterious objects in the Universe. But they have one thing in common - most of the …

Torch Fat and Build Muscle With Jen Widerstrom’s 7-Minute Dumbbell Circuit

Widerstrom’s dumbbell circuit workout torches fat and works muscles all over your body in just seven minutes.<p>Who says you need to spend hours in the …

Workouts

The No. 1 Reason You're Not as Productive as You Want to Be

We all want to be more productive. Here are three ways you can set yourself up for success.<p>We all want to be more productive. After all, who wouldn't want to get more done than they thought possible? Unfortunately, productivity is and continues to be one of the biggest challenges for entrepreneurs …

Theory claims to offer the first 'evidence' our Universe is a hologram

Despite how extreme the idea sounds, theories about the Universe being an illusion or a hologram aren't new. Now, researchers claim to have found …

What Will Happen If The U.S. Withdraws From The Paris Climate Agreement

By Adele Peters4 minute Read<p>After reviving the Keystone XL Pipeline, pushing for the Dakota Access Pipeline, and temporarily banning refugees from …

Climate

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

Universe