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What creative people understand about the importance of being alone

In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to avoid spending time alone with our thoughts. If we don’t have family, friends or colleagues nearby, we can just whip out our smartphones or fire up Netflix. In fact, we so dislike solitude that we would rather <i>administer electric shocks to ourselves</i> than …

Creativity

Microsoft Takes Chatbot Offline After It Starts Tweeting Racist Messages

Microsoft is pausing the Twitter account of Tay—a chatbot invented to sound like millennials—after the account sent messages with racist and other …

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We're the Only Animals With Chins, and No One Knows Why

Despite much chin-stroking.<p>“Little pig, little pig, let me come in,” says the big, bad wolf. “No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin,” say the three little pigs. This scene is deeply unrealistic and not just because of the pigs' architectural competence, the wolf's implausible lung …

6 Reasons To Hit The Gym That Have Nothing To Do With Losing Weight

Lace up those sneakers!<p>Most people join a gym to shed some pounds or pack on some muscle, both of which are noble goals. But what if we told you going to the gym doesn't have to be entirely about fitness?<p>There's way more to working out than a number on the scale. Here are a few reasons to hit the …

Kerry: Some Iran sanctions relief likely to go to terrorists

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — It's likely that some of the billions of dollars in sanctions relief granted to Iran under a landmark nuclear deal will go …

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Terrible Exercises, According to Science

Some exercises are tried-and-true winners, both from a functional standpoint—training movement patterns you use all the time—as well as in terms of …

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Thailand has an aircraft carrier without any aircraft

Its carrier, the HTMS Chakri Naruebet, was meant to be a source of pride for Thailand and symbolize the developing country's power.<p>But that was before the late 1990s Asian financial crisis. Bangkok's grand plans for its carrier were significantly hobbled as a result of the region's economic …

Guns Don't Kill People, Complacent Liberals Do

This week a pair of gunmen stormed the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California dressed in dark tactical gear and heavily armed with hand guns, assault-style weapons, and explosive devices. They killed 14 people and injured 17 others.<p>It will go down as the deadliest mass shooting since …

Here's the workout Michael B. Jordan used to get in insane shape for his boxing movie, 'Creed'

But the "Rocky" franchise brought it up another level. The physiques of Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa (who by the third film looks ridiculously cut) was the inspiration for many during the exercise craze in the late 1970s to early '80s.<p>Now the bar has been …

The 'Seinfeld' cast recorded these awesome birthday wishes for a terminally ill fan

"Seinfeld" superfan Jim Calder died on November 7, a few days shy of his birthday.<p>Wanting to give his terminally ill father an early birthday gift, Jim's son, James, decided to put together a video of birthday wishes. But besides asking friends and family to wish his father a happy birthday, James …

IMPORTING ISIS: See Where Obama Is Resettling Syrian "Refugees" in the United States

'Member this from a month-and-a-half ago?<p>Mr. Obama's impeccable timing was in full feather this week. No sooner had he uttered the words <b>ISIS is</b> …

Priest arrested on charges of threatening an 8-year-old boy with a gun for being Cowboys fan

Carter, a New York Giants fan, was reportedly angry that the young boy was planning to root for the Dallas Cowboys in a game against the Giants later in the day.<p>Carter allegedly pointed the firearm at the child and threatened to shoot him.<p>Carter approached the child before services at St. Margaret …

How to Become a More Successful Person By Watching and Listening to Jerry Seinfeld

Want to be more successful? Drop the business books for a day and binge-watch some Seinfeld instead.<p>You might wonder what a comedian can teach you about being a more successful person and entrepreneur, but when you consider that, in 2014, he was reportedly worth $820 million, you'll think again. In …

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Jerry Seinfeld: People Tell Me, ‘Don’t Go Near Colleges, They’re So PC’

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld says he’s been warned by fellow comedians to avoid college campuses because they’re too politically correct.<p>In an interview with ESPN radio Thursday, Seinfeld said he was warned by other comedians to avoid doing comedy at colleges as students tend to throw out words like …

Out of Spite: The Governor of Nebraska’s Threat to Execute Prisoners

After his state abolishes the death penalty, Governor Pete Ricketts vows to apply it to the ten inmates still on death row.<p>“A punitive impulse has controlled criminal justice in America for almost half a century,” Columbia law professor Robert Ferguson writes in his searing book, <i>Inferno: An Anatomy</i> …

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Jerry Seinfeld reveals his greatest 'regret' about his hit sitcom

"I had an episode all ready to go that we were going to do entirely, secretly, in claymation," Seinfeld said, to resounding gasps from the audience. "I had the studio ready, and the figures ready, and it was all good to go."<p>But Seinfeld was dissuaded from the idea when he learned that Tim Allen had …

Will Superintelligent AI Ignore Humans Instead of Destroying Us?

Artificial intelligence might treat us like we treat bugs. Then what happens?<p>We're marching toward the singularity, the day when artificial intelligence is smarter than us. That has some very smart people such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk worried that robots will enslave or destroy us—but …

It's easy to make your brain think it's in someone else's body

Some scientists just can't stop threatening people with knives and rubber mallets. But it's not out of sadism (we hope). Fear can be a vivid indicator of who, or rather where, you think you are.<p>A team of researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet has been investigating how our brains orient us …

No more dodging a bullet, as U.S. develops self-guided ammunition

<b>(CNN) —</b> You know the phrase "dodging a bullet"? Forget about it. Probably not going to happen anymore.<p>The U.S. military said this week it has made great progress in its effort to develop a self-steering bullet.<p>In February, the "smart bullets" -- .50-caliber projectiles equipped with optical sensors …

Military

Three Russian Women Sentenced To Jail For Twerking Near War Memorial

This is the second twerking-related scandal to rock Russia in less than two weeks.<p>Three Russian women were sentenced to jail terms Saturday for twerking in front of a World War II memorial in the city of Novorossiysk.<p>Margarita Radetskaya, who is 18 years old, was sentenced to 15 days in jail in …

Surgeon Finds Woman's Embryonic Twin in Her Brain

A brain surgeon was operating on a 26-year-old woman to remove what he thought was a brain tumor when he found an extremely rare circumstance: an …

Los Angeles

Once-Deadly Viruses Evolved To Protect Early Human Embryos

"We are creatures controlled by viruses," Luis Villarreal, a professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California at …

Louis C.K. says Twitter made him feel miserable (about himself)

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Louis C.K. often offers wisdom about modern life.<p>When he explained why he wouldn't let his kids have cell phones, it was a simple exposition in truth and humanity.<p>This week, he appeared on Opie Radio to …

Internet

Russia and Iran just showed how 'they can do whatever they like' right now

But one P5+1 member is already acting as if the nuclear issue has been settled.<p>On Monday, the Kremlin retracted its hold on the transfer of S-300 missiles to Iran, The Wall Street Journal reported. Iran and Russia had finalized a contract to deliver the weapons in 2007, but the deal was shelved …

The 100 best novels: No 82 – A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess (1962)

Anthony Burgess’s dystopian classic still continues to startle and provoke, refusing to be outshone by Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant film adaptation<p>There are two possible approaches to <i>A Clockwork Orange</i> and it’s best to address this up front. There’s the novel, written in 1961 by Anthony Burgess; a …

Literature

Why Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates Are Terrified of Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking. Bill Gates. Elon Musk. When the world's biggest brains are lining up to warn us about something that will soon end life as we know it -- but it all sounds like a tired sci-fi trope -- what are we supposed to think?<p>In the last year, artificial intelligence has come under …

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A billionaire with his own private army has just been sacked by the government in Ukraine

The banking magnate was fired by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday. Kiev must now face up to the loss of an ally with thousands of heavily armed troops at his disposal.<p>In March last year Kolomoisky, who founded Ukraine's largest commercial bank Privat Bank, had been appointed …

World War II Vet Emerges From Coma 69 Years Later

bodymindsoulspirit | December 27, 2017 | 0 Comments<p>An American marine injured during the Second World War and stuck in a deep coma ever since, …