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5 Reasons Why Facebook Can Be Dangerous for People With Depression

Last week I fell into panic mode. It started with intense chest pains each time I logged onto Facebook to check the groups I belong to as well as scroll through my main feed. Each visit became shorter as the physical symptoms of anxiety and depression overwhelmed rational thought. By Tuesday I had …

What Is a Loving-Kindness Meditation?

This morning I was doing a "Loving-Kindness Meditation"where you picture in your mind a person you love. Visualizing every detail about them -- how they look and act, the sound of their voice, their unique qualities; using all my senses to capture the deep, rich, loving facts about a specific …

Your iPhone Can Now Tell If You Have a Parasite

Reprinted with permission from Science is Beautiful © 2014 by Batsford, an imprint of Pavilion Books Company Limited<p>Reprinted with permission from …

How cheap VR helped a Stanford professor bring his dream to Tribeca

Last year, the Tribeca Film Festival began highlighting new mediums being used in storytelling, and that trend has translated over to 2015. Virtual reality is, naturally, a big part of this movement, as filmmakers start creating more content for consumer-grade devices like the Oculus Rift, Samsung …

A Hospital Is Already Giving Apple Watch To Its Patients

The Apple Watch began arriving in homes and businesses across America on Friday.<p>And in New Orleans, one doctor immediately strapped it to his patient’s wrist.<p>“We need to fundamentally change behavior,” says that doctor — Richard Milani. “And the Apple Watch has the potential to [do] it.”<p>Milani is …

Medical Technology

Oculus Co-Founder Nate Mitchell Will Give Disrupt NY The Real Deal On Virtual Reality

Oculus is getting ready to launch its consumer Rift virtual reality headset so at TechCrunch Disrupt NY I’ll be sitting down with the man who made it. Nate Mitchell is the co-founder and VP of Product at Oculus. While visionary Palmer Luckey and CEO Brendan Iribe get a lot of attention, its …

Eyewear maker Luxottica says the next Google Glass is coming soon

When exactly 'soon' is remains to be seen<p>Google may have pulled the plug on the Explorer edition of its Google Glass, but the company has been steadfast in insisting a new version of the controversial wearable computer will be coming out under the direction of Nest boss Tony Fadell. No one knows …

Mindfulness 'as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression'

Mindfulness meditation stopped more people sliding back into depression than anti-depressants<p>Meditation is as good as anti-depressants for tackling depression, a major study has shown offering a drug-free alternative<p>Researchers at Oxford University say that Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy …

Depression

Kids With ADHD Need to Move in Order to Learn, Research Reveals

Forcing them to stay still is counterproductive.<p>Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are always being told to sit still and …

Will Apple's new complex really be the 'greenest building on the planet'?

At last year’s Climate Week conference, Tim Cook claimed the Apple Campus 2, set to open in 2016, will be “the greenest building on the planet.” But …

The strangest sounds in the world

Do you hear the same things as me? Probably not. As these weird audio illusions show, people have radically different opinions about what reaches their ears, says David Robson.<p>“You know you were told to be nice and not to heckle?” Sophie Meekings asks her audience in the dingy cellar of the North …

Music Production

Can We Learn Empathy from Virtual Reality?

<b>Scientists are learning that changing bodies changes minds.</b><p>In 1981, after you plunked a quarter into the local Donkey Kong cabinet and that menacing, …

Seeing Machines Driver Monitoring Systems Watch the Driver

<b>New technology monitors outside your vehicle, but soon it could determine what’s happening inside.</b><p>The term “self-driving cars” compels us to think …

Is Humor the Final Barrier for Artificial Intelligence?

<b>A look at researchers engaged in the seriously difficult business of teaching machines to laugh.</b><p>Attendees at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, …

How the Internet is Creating a New, Global Language of Comedy

<b>Performers all around the world are using the internet as their comedic stage, proving that comedy has no borders.</b><p>For those of us raised on sitcoms …