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If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Here’s why your gut instinct is wrong at work — and how to know when it isn’t

<b>(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)</b><p>Research shows that employers unfortunately trust their guts when making decisions based on candidate interviews<p>Gleb Tsipursky<p>March 14, 2017 8:45pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Let’s say you’re interviewing a new applicant for a job and …

How Smart People Handle Difficult People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread, while others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they …

The world's best drone photography – in pictures

Aerial photography platform SkyPixel received 27,000 entries to its 2016 competition. Here are the winning shots plus some of our favourites

Aerial Photography

Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

There’s something romantic about train travel. As you sit and watch the world pass by, it offers a firsthand look at a landscape that’s both intimate and fleeting—truly a moving picture. Many routes take passengers (or cargo) through otherwise desolate lands with adventures along the snow-capped …

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Gemma is extremely caring and sensitive. She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. Gemma is also quite optimistic. She is usually upbeat and remains positive even in the face of bad news. Her colleagues love working with her because they see her as a beacon …

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

20+ Of The Best Entries From The 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year

2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest has come to an end, but before the judges pick the winners, let's take a look at the …

Nature Photography

9 Habits Of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People

How much of an impact does emotional intelligence (EQ) have on your personal and professional success? The short answer is: a lot! It's a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with a tremendous result.<p>When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it threw a massive wrench …

Emotional Intelligence

We Finally Know Why Women Have Orgasms, Thanks To Science

In case you didn't know, we have sex to procreate. That’s kind of the only reason why we have those innate urges to take off our clothes and touch …

Would a culture with magic consider it magic?

I was discussing with a buddy of mine about magic and how it could easily be explained using alternate laws of physics. She replied simply "Magic …

Consciousness

Elizabeth Warren's Coming War On Apple, Google, And Amazon

Senator Elizabeth Warren recently delivered a speech in Washington entitled “America’s Monopoly Problem,” and it could completely change the way we …

11 Powerful Ways to Create an Instant Connection With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that connecting with people is an innate skill that belongs only to the lucky few.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall …

Emotional Intelligence

Obesity link to brain structure in explosive medical study

Overweight people are less intelligent than people who are do not have weight problems , a provocative study claims.<p>Overweight men and women have less grey and white matter in key areas of the brain, it suggests. They also have greater impulsiveness and "altered reward processing", the study …

14 Surprising Psychological Reasons Someone Might Fall In Love With You

<b>12. If you look like their opposite sex parent.</b><p>University of St. Andrews psychologist David Perrett and his colleagues found that some people are …

The appeal of torture: what I learned from teaching a class on terrorism

<b>Adam Theron-Lee Rensch</b> was puzzled when his students, who were critically conscious of Islamophobia, US politics and the media, found torture ‘necessary’<p>Standing before a crowd in my home state of Ohio in late June, Trump casually asked his supporters what they thought of waterboarding. “I like it …

4 Scientifically Proven Steps to Breaking Even Your Worst Habit

Making difficult changes is easier when you follow four simple steps.<p>Change is something everyone grapples with--whether it's kicking a bad habit, coming up with new and original ideas, shifting a business focus, changing behaviors, changing company culture, or trying to change the world. Certainly …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Why Is It So Hard to Tell If Someone Likes You?

One of the most frustrating things about dating and relationships is trying to figure out whether a person has romantic feelings for you. People …

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

4 Ways You Can Turn a Crush Into a Relationship

Summer crush season is upon us, and these four strategies can help make your interest and good feelings mutual.<p><b>1. Let her (or him) know that you</b> …

Scientists invent the world's first microchip powered by biological systems

Researchers at Columbia University have successfully created the world’s first computer chip powered by an isolated chemical biological process. …

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Professor Brian Greene answers everything you wanted to know about string theory and the multiverse

Lateline asked you to send in science questions for famed physicist Professor Brian Greene.<p>Professor Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe, a …

10 Google apps and services you had no idea you needed

Google is a search company. It’s an advertising company. It’s a mobile company, a futuristic R&D lab and even, perhaps, an automaker. Google is a lot …

Apps

A New Study Claims People With Higher IQs Don't Require Large Social Circles

Maybe that's why you're such a homebody.<p>While the average person is happier with a large friend circle, new research reveals those with higher IQs are better off with a small one.<p>Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Research

10 Signs You and Your Partner Are a Great Match

No couple is perfect, but you two are pretty close.<p>You’re pretty sure you’ve finally found that right person for you. You know, the one who listens intently while you vent about your grueling day at work and is there to hold you tightly on the couch with your Netflix queue already lined up. But how …

Text Messaging

The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands

With Google Now, you can use voice commands to create reminders, get help with trivia questions, and, yes, even find out "what does the fox say?"<p>And, with the recent update from Google, the voice assistant's reponse will sound more natural than ever. (Though, of all the voice assistants, Google Now …

Your Field Guide to the Female Psychopath

Before I discuss the female psychopath, I will first address how to diagnose a psychopath—a subject of ongoing confusion. Once the distinction is …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers …

Psychology