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Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Artificial Intelligence

Intel futurist: 'imagination is the undeveloped skill'

Brian David Johnson was the first futurist to work at Intel. It takes around 10-15 years to design, build and deploy a new chip, he tells the …

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low levels of vitamin D may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a new study.<p>Previous research …

Medical Research

Preventing Alzheimer’s: 4 ways to cut your risk

Which would you rather have during old age: a sharp mind or good physical health? The assumption behind this conundrum may be missing the point— that with healthy lifestyle choices, you can have both.<p>More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, according to the …

Why Running Keeps Your Brain Healthy as You Age

More than 15.3 miles per week can lower risk of Alzheimer's disease mortality by 40 percent.<p>New research indicates that people who run more than 15.3 miles per week earlier in life have a 40 percent lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease mortality.<p>The study, which appeared in a prepublication from the</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

8 Foods That Are Hurting Your Brain

Eat these foods for a sluggish, forgetful, and even depressed noggin.<p>You know avocados, berries, and dark chocolate (score!) do the head good. But for every brain food out there, there's another food—sometimes an otherwise healthy one—that's ready to sap your smarts. Check out these eight foods …

New Research Proves That Not Only Does Meditation Calm You Down, It Actually Alters Your Brain

Many people swear by meditation and mindfulness exercises as a way to increase happiness and peacefulness, but now Harvard researchers have …

Mindfulness

Paranoia Explored in Cannabis Study

Recent findings are helping to explain cannabis’s paranoia-inducing effects.<p>The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis is …

Brain Training To Improve Cognition As We Age

The beginning of a scientific discovery can start with something so basic it might be overlooked.<p>As we age, our short-term memory fades. This is less about our ability to focus our attention and more about our inability to filter out surrounding distractions. New research from <i>Neuron</i> shows that when …

7 Steps to Never Procrastinating Again

No, you won’t do better work by procrastinating. And you will not have more time next week. In fact, leaving things unfinished makes you stupid. …

5 Tricks to Stop Procrastinating for Good

I meant to write this piece two weeks ago. I created a Word document and fully intended to start banging away on my Mac. But I had to contact some …

Procrastination

Half-life: 25 years after the Chernobyl meltdown, a scientific debate rages on

<i>This article was taken from the June 2011 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Study: Loneliness Isn't A Symptom, It's A Disease

The holidays are traditionally seen as a time of togetherness, but for many people they are just the opposite. For the millions who experience ongoing loneliness, the holidays are reminders of social connection they lack, with the effect of deepening their darkness. Since loneliness often …

Why do people have different laughs?

Laughter may be contagious, but sometimes it sounds like we all have different strains.<p>Think of those famous, trademark laughs — Fran Drescher's …

26 Free Adobe Captivate 8 Video Tutorials

<b>Free Adobe Captivate 8 Video Tutorials</b><p><b>Adobe Captivate 8</b> is a powerful software that will help you create interactive eLearning courses suitable for …

eLearning

The Ideal Age To Launch A Start-Up Is Older Than You Think

When asked to describe the profile of a typical tech start-up founder, many people picture a hoodie-clad twenty-something, the ink still drying on their computer-science degree. But earlier this year, Bloomberg’s venture capital arm, Bloomberg Beta, commissioned a study to identify the key …

Lessons From Burning Man on How to Unlock Creativity and Think Big

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you aren’t already an entrepreneur, you may become one by the time you leave Burning Man -- in some shape or form.<p>You won’t make money in the desert; the exchange of money isn’t allowed at the annual, weeklong arts festival held in …

Festivals

Top 10 Effortless Ways to Support a Good Cause

Even the smallest actions can make a big difference. Turn things you might be doing anyway—from shopping to traveling—into good deeds that improve …

Personal Finance

True Blue Me You: DIYs for Creatives

DIY Rustic Clipboards

I have always loved the look of displaying photos or small art with clipboards. Rachel always has a few scattered here and there in her home and it's …

DIY Papier Mache Cacti

David Stark is the king of <b>FUN</b>. Whenever I want to feel inspired or get creative “outside of the box” ideas for my home or a get together, David’s …