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Sugar, explained

Sugar is the dietary villain of our day. But the science is complicated.<p>First it was too many calories. Then it was too much fat. Now there’s a full-on war on sugar, our latest dietary enemy No. 1.<p>In health policy and nutrition science circles, this single nutrient is taking up a lot of oxygen …

Diets

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity

Gain some inspiration for the new year with these motivational quotes.<p>Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more …

Introducing 'Year 2050,' Our Guide to Surviving the Next 33 Years of Climate Change

How much will our world change after three decades of rising temperatures?<p>We don't know what the world will look like 33 years from now. By then the Trump era, uncertain as it may seem from our vantage point, will become the stuff of history textbooks—or more likely, of history VR experiences. No …

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be More Positive In 2017

2016 was full of negativity. Adopting these 10 habits can help guard against bringing that bad energy into the new year.<p>For a variety of reasons ranging from sorrow over the deaths of some beloved cultural icons to the bitter acrimony that characterized much of the political scene, a fair number of …

Short-Term Memory

33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

24 of the Most Powerful Life Lessons

If you are going to succeed in life, you have to learn life's most important lessons.<p>How you approach life says a lot about who you are.<p>There are some who are content to passively coast through, hoping they land where they need to be and know what to do when the time comes.<p>Then there are others, …

How To Ditch The Bad Habits That Will Hold You Back This Year

You can’t hope to make progress on your goals if you keep practicing these common bad habits.<p>Before you can have any hope of following through on your New Year Resolutions, you need to get rid of the bad habits that are holding you back at work.<p>Here are eight beliefs and actions you should cleanse …

Want to Be Super Successful? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 10 Things

Or, if you like, try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>We all have the same amount of time. That's why people who are more productive -- and successful -- use their time more effectively.<p>And that's why my <i>Inc.</i> colleague Chris Winfield is such a great resource for entrepreneurs.<p>Chris is an …

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Cultivating smart habits is the key to unlocking your potential.<p>To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals …

Stop Whining and Start Hustling

Nothing is better than meaningful success, and nothing is worse than regret.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everybody knows at least one person who is often complaining about their problems. It seems like the world is completely against this person, and despite their …

77 Motivational Quotes That Will Give You Courage

It takes courage to live your life the way you want, especially when you're changing the world.<p>Every entrepreneur needs courage. It takes courage to quit your day job. It takes courage to start a business. It takes courage to remain flexible. It takes courage to pivot. It's fair to say that without …

How the Universe Could Annihilate Itself at the Speed of Light

Time now for a very cute video about a rather terrible prospect—the very grim possibility of the universe spawning a lethal bubble of pure vacuum …

Cute

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. “When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she …

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

9 Ways to Become Incredibly Successful: the Ultimate Guide to Accomplishing All Your Goals

Tips, strategies, practical steps, links....<p>It's fairly easy to be modestly successful; you just have to work hard. (Seriously: that is all it takes.) It's harder to be very successful; you have to work hard, and smart, and catch a few breaks along the way.<p>It's extremely difficult to be incredibly …

Lost? 3 Ways To Find Yourself

A wise teacher once told me that the only guarantee in life is that everything will change, and the only permanent relationship you will ever have is with your mind, breath, and body.<p>I was sitting in a large open aired wooden pagoda in the jungles of Sri Lanka, the year after the tsunami. A college …

Sri Lanka

Andrew W.K. on Meditation

Be your own guru.<p>John S. Shealy is a Louisville, Kentucky-based psychologist who has written much about meditation and mindfulness, an act he and countless others liken to taming a wild horse. Our mind, he writes, "loves to run fast, wildly chasing after first this thought, then that sensation, …

Surprise! The universe has 10 times as many galaxies as scientists thought

The universe just got a lot more crowded. Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope say that there are around two trillion galaxies in the cosmos — at least 10 times higher than previously thought.<p>The findings, to be published in the Astrophysical Journal, shed light on the evolution of the …

Universe

Roswell and the world's other great conspiracy theories

<b>The Roswell Incident of 1947 spawned conspiracy theories by the score. And in May 1995, British music and video producer Ray Santilli announced he had acquired footage of such an autopsy - it was a fake but helped to popularise the Roswell legend even further.</b><p><b>Here is a list of the world's greatest</b> …

3 Questions That Make You Instantly Happier

You can train your brain to extract more joy from life and work.<p>Most people foolishly believe that events create emotions. In fact, it's your interpretation of events--your thoughts--that create your emotions. Realizing that gives you incredible power to improve your experience in life and at …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Physics

"Space brain" could be the latest problem for colonizing other planets

Spending extended time in space wreaks havoc on the body. You lose bone density. Your muscles waste away. And according to a new study published …

Cognitive Impairment

Why Most People Will Never Be Successful

Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, and how you relate.<p>"Success" isn't just having lots of money. Many people with lots of money have horribly unhappy and radically imbalanced lives. Success is continuously improving who you are, how you live, how you serve, …

The Anxiety Secret Too Many People Are Carrying Around

One night around 3 a.m., I awoke suddenly, with a tightness in my chest. I could feel my heart pounding, fast, and my mind racing with desperate …

NASA cuts live feed from ISS after ‘UFO’ spotted

Keen space observer Streetcap1, who has almost 40,000 subscribers on YouTube, claims some sort of otherworldly object can be seen flying near the ISS …

12 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, a senior career specialist at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

Customer Service

It took 9 years to make this 25-minute sci-fi film. It was worth the wait.

Filmed on location in Japan, "Dust" culls a fragile beauty from a disease-ridden, post-apocalyptic world.<p>It's been 10 years since a trio of filmmakers conceived the idea for a visually rich science fiction parable filmed in Japan, but <i>Dust</i>, the short film they labored nearly a decade to make, proves …

Film Festivals

Now — And The Physics Of Time

Time is elusive and enigmatic. The moment <i>now</i> is ephemeral.<p>Quandaries and confusion about time date back as far as Aristotle and Augustine, and as recently as Einstein and Feynman.<p>Physicists understand much about time, how its flow varies depending on velocity and gravity, but they haven't reached …

Time Might Only Exist in Your Head. And Everyone Else's

Past. Present. Future.<p>In physics, they are all the same thing. But to you, me, and everyone else, time moves in one direction: from expectation, …

Physics

Half the World's Animal Population Vanished Since 1970

The just-released tenth biennial edition of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Living Planet report found that between hunting, habitat destruction, …

Biodiversity