Charles Lewis

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Planet at Risk of Heading Towards Apocalyptic, Irreversible ‘Hothouse Earth’ State

We only have 10-20 years to fix this.<p>This summer people have been suffering and dying because of heat waves and wildfires in many parts of the world. The past three years were the warmest ever recorded, and 2018 is likely to follow suit. What we do in the next 10-20 years will determine whether our …

Climate Change

Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works® laboratory registered a patent in March for a revolutionary technology that could solve the world’s energy problems for good – but don’t pop the champagne yet. The design is for a compact fusion reactor (CFR) which theoretically produces cheap, clean, near …

Nuclear Energy

Basic Number Relationships….Is thinking your goal?

As number sense is foundational (Baroody et al, 2009) and predicts later skills (Edens & Potter, 2013), guiding the child to know and enjoy numbers …

Mathematics

11 powerful habits of truly happy people

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book, or a relaxing day on …

How Aristotle is the perfect happiness guru

Happiness is not a state as far as Aristotle is concerned, it’s an activity, says Professor Edith Hall, and you just have to decide to become happier<p>You’ve got the Headspace app, know your downward dog from your black dog, and once read something by Freud, so what can a guy who lived 23 centuries …

Happiness

The secret to loving your life

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Self-help

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.<p>Image above: Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin<p>At 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly …

Disease

The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results

Are you using Google effectively as possible? If you’re just entering words into the search field without using these totally basic but totally …

4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility

<i>Mengxin Li</i><p>Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we …

Why the Best Things in Life Are All Backwards

There’s a part of Navy SEAL training called “drown-proofing” where they bind your hands behind your back, tie your feet together, and dump you into a …

The Scientific Argument for Mastering One Thing at a Time

Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, …

Procrastination

This Book From the 1930s Can Teach You How to Create a Genuinely Happy Life

This obscure author already understood the lessons of modern happiness science decades ago.<p>What is the most common regret that pains people facing the end of their lives? According to a hospice nurse who has written about her experiences providing end-of-life care, the most common regret of the …

Does Unconditional Love Make for Healthy Relationships?

The idea of unconditional love in relationships is a noble one. Each of us wants to be loved as we are, without conditions, and to see ourselves as …

General Thinking Tools: 9 Mental Models to Solve Difficult Problems

When I first came across Charlie Munger’s 1995 Speech, The Psychology of Human Misjudgment, I realized that I could learn more from him than my MBA. …

Transform Your Life By Transforming Your Habits

Where you are in your life is a result of your habits. Will Durant (not Aristotle) said it best:<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is …

Self-improvement

The relationship between time, money, and happiness

Shares 1K<p>The older I get, the more I’m convinced that time is money (and money is time). We’re commonly taught that money is a “store of value”. But …

How Income Affects the Brain

A new study links lower socioeconomic status to detrimental brain changes.<p>We often attribute financial problems to bad life decisions: Why didn’t that person stay in college? Why didn’t they pick a more lucrative career? Why did they have so many kids? But several recent studies suggest that having …

The Brain

How Helping Students to Ask Better Questions Can Transform Classrooms

Educators and parents have long known that curiosity is at the center of powerful learning. But too often, in the push to meet standards and pressure …

The Internet Can't Figure Out How Many Squares Are in This Photo — Can You?

It wasn't all that long ago that the triangle brain teaser threw the internet for a loop, but now we're coming at you with another one — except this time, it's a completely different shape. All that is asked in the instructions for this mind-bending puzzle is that you figure out how many squares …

Internet

This One Quote From LeBron James Could Change Your Life (Seriously)

After a game-winning shot, LeBron James explained how to find success. Will you follow his advice?<p>It's known as an <i>unguardable shot</i> in the NBA.<p>Over the weekend, basketball superstar LeBron James shed a little light on why it might also reveal a life lesson for those who are struggling to succeed or …

The 4 reasons to stop setting goals (and focus on process, instead)

I’m a recovering outcome addict.<p>Since my teenage years, I’ve been chasing one outcome after the next.<p>The list is exhausting. Leaving Turkey and …

Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the mantra of the current era. The phrase is intoned by technologists, academicians, journalists and venture …

How Do You Control 1.4 Billion People?

A few months ago, you accidentally defaulted on a phone bill. The mistake affects your credit score: It’s hard to get a loan. You can no longer make …

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling…

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Might Just Help You Live a More Fulfilling Life<p>In Japan, millions of people have <i>ikigai</i> …

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.<p>The slowdown in the circulation — a crucial part of Earth's climate — had been predicted by computer models, but researchers said they …

Global Warming

13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

5 Ancient Stoic Tactics for Modern Life | The Art of Manliness

Stoicism emerged as a philosophy, a way of life — similar to a religion, really — most famously in ancient Rome somewhere around 50-100 AD (even …

Nietzsche on truth, the forgotten woman astronomer whose work proved that the universe is expanding, Chiura Obata's stunning paintings of Yosemite

<i>“The need of reason is not inspired by the quest for truth but by the quest for meaning,”</i> Hannah Arendt wrote in her incisive meditation on the vital …