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33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Peter Thiel

The Republican Party Is Reportedly Very Nervous That Donald Trump And Ben Carson Are Leading

We’re less than three months away from the caucuses and primaries that will result in a Republican presidential nominee. Yet contrary to the Republican establishment’s hopes, the two popular “outsider” candidates, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, are not going away. According to the <i>Washington Post</i>, …

Ben Carson

Six myths about sleep: if you got up early to read this, you’re in trouble | Paul Kelley

Early birds are more than welcome to the worms. Workplaces, schools and colleges should change the times we work to make us healthier and wiser<p>According to recent news reports, it’s a myth that we all need eight hours sleep a night – because a study involving hunter-gatherer societies in Africa and …

Why the Winner of This Year’s Nobel in Economics Thinks We Should Worry About the Super-Rich

On Monday, Angus Deaton, a British-American economist and professor at Princeton University, won the 2015 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his …

What It’s Like to Grow Up as a Closeted Gay Extremist Muslim in East London

At 16, Sohail Ahmed was considering an attack on Canary Wharf and joining in on homophobic jokes. Inside, however, he had a secret.<p><i>Sohail Ahmed, 23, was raised in a hardline Islamist household in London's East End. He was taught to despise his country of birth, all of Western culture and everyone</i> …

DNA from 4,500-year-old Ethiopian reveals surprise about ancestry of Africans

DNA from a man who lived in Ethiopia about 4,500 years ago is prompting scientists to rethink the history of human migration in Africa.<p>Until now, the conventional wisdom had been that the first groups of modern humans left Africa roughly 70,000 years ago, stopping in the Middle East en route to …

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek on His Hero Malcolm X

Tonight, I'm joined by Slavoj Žižek, arguably the world's best-known living philosopher. Dubbed "the most dangerous philosopher in the West," the influential cultural critic has published more than fifty books and is the subject of multiple documentaries exploring culture, theology, and political …

7 Ways Mindfulness Can Unlock Your Authentic Self

Mindfulness is key to the self-realization that you came into the world already fully equipped with many gifts to share. Here are seven guiding lights to assist you toward becoming your authentic self.<p><i>It's not about raising the bar by expecting more out of yourself, your family life, or the world</i> …

Mindfulness

Apple has bought 2 artificial-intelligence companies in 4 days

Bloomberg reports that Apple has bought Perceptio, a company that makes image-recognition technology for smartphones, its second AI deal in four days.<p>Perceptio was developing "deep learning" technology for smartphones, that allowed phones to independently identify images without relying on external …

Cuba to US: We don’t want your food

As the White House tries to open up a trade relationship, Cuba shuts off the spigot. What’s going on?<p>As President Obama’s Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker journeys to Havana tomorrow to promote the idea of a warmer U.S. trade relationship with Cuba, she's shadowed by an awkward fact: The existing …

Neuroscience's New Consciousness Theory Is Spiritual

"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality" -Carl Sagan<p>It appears that we are approaching a unique time in the history of man and science where empirical measures and deductive reasoning can actually inform us spiritually. Integrated Information …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …