Chris Fischer

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Ecotourism in Costa Rica

The UN World Tourism Organization likes to cite this Central American country between the Caribbean and the Pacific as a good example of sustainable …

Sharpening in Photoshop – The Complete Guide

Sharpening is one of those things in post-processing that makes a lot of people scratch their heads. There are multiple sharpen tools in Photoshop, …

Tutorials

Myset settings on Olympus OM-D Cameras - Less Gear

The Myset settings on the Olympus OM-D series cameras let you easily jump between completely different types of shooting modes. If you’re anything …

Truth has long been a key concern for the American philosopher. He’s in the UK to discuss his latest book on consciousness, but there’s just no escaping Trump…<p>I meet Daniel Dennett, the great American rationalist, on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, as good a day as any to contemplate the …

Blackbox

The ideological opposition to biological truth

One distressing characteristic of the Left, at least as far as science is concerned, is to let our ideology trump scientific data; that is, some of …

Why you should not delete images on your memory card using your camera

As many of you know, I spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing at Lexar dealing with the ins and outs of the memory card business. And …

For centuries scientists dismissed birds as dumb based on physical differences in their brains. How wrong we were.<p>When Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees making tools in 1960, humans lost their self-aggrandizing status as the world’s only tool makers. Now scientists are beginning to realise there …

Birds

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Artificial Intelligence

The 15-Minute Habit Worth Making Time For

In conducting personal (read: not at all scientifically rigorous or thorough) research for this article, I asked anyone willing to talk to me if they …

Facebook

It took me until I was in my 30’s to recognize just how commonplace emotional withdrawal is. I’m not talking about about just laying low for a day in …

Rare Find in New York: A Teenage Birder

“You’re in for quite a show today,” said Kai Victor, stepping from the busy streets of Manhattan into Central Park, which during the fall migration season becomes a bird watcher’s paradise.<p>Of the numerous species flying south over New York City, many touch down briefly in that vast rectangle of …

The Top Ten Myths About Men’s Sexuality

In the last few years, there has been a growing movement among sex therapists and researchers to really understand men’s sexuality—not what it is …

Idiocracy now: Donald Trump and the Dunning-Kruger effect — when stupid people don’t know they are stupid

<b>(AP/John Locher)</b><p>Trump is not merely ignorant. He is also supremely confident and feels superior — the most dangerous kind of idiot<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>September 30, 2016 10:01am (UTC)<p>Donald Trump is a political brawler. He is also a raconteur, a self-styled maverick, a political “outsider,” an adult male …

This Is Why The World Does Not Need More Sensitive Men

“We need more sensitive men.”<p>Bullshit.<p>“Men need to be more sensitive.”<p>I’m calling bullshit.<p>“The problem is that men just aren’t sensitive …

9 American Foods That Are So Toxic, Other Countries Have Banned Them

No one else is eating them, why the hell are we?<p>You want to believe you can put your trust in anything the FDA approves, but that's not necessarily true. The following foods are commonly eaten in America (seriously—probably on a daily basis, too), but have been outlawed in other countries due to …

What the Foods You Eat Say About Your Personality

According to various studies over the last couple of years, you really are what you eat.<p>"If you think about it, through most of human existence, we ate what was available," says John Hayes, an associate professor of food science at Pennsylvania State University. "Or if we didn't eat what was …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

8 Signs Your Relationship Is Going Nowhere (And It’s Time To Move On Already)

Are you in a bad relationship? If you can’t quickly answer it with a “No” …then you must accept that you are in doubt about being in a good one. Your …

5 Myths of Digital Photography

Myths and misconceptions persist because they’re either compelling or no one bothers to correct them. For photographers, many myths of digital …

Cameras

Are You a 'Positive' Procrastinator or Just Plain Lazy?

I’ll readily admit to something that no business owner should ever admit to: I procrastinate. A lot.<p>Some days, I can work 10 hours straight. Other days, I just can’t do it. I might get up at dawn, promise myself I’ll start working by noon and actually start several hours later. When that happens, I …

It’s time to demolish the myth of trickle-down economics

The gap between rich and poor is reaching new extremes. Credit Suisse recently revealed that the richest 1% have now accumulated more wealth than the …

Here's What Getting Spanked as a Kid Did to Your Personality, According to Science

If you got spanked as a kid, it probably didn't do you any good. In fact, it may have made your behavior even worse, new research suggests.<p>The more …

Are You a People Pleaser?

People ask me all the time what the secret to happiness is: <i>“If you had to pick just one thing, what would be the most important thing for leading a</i> …

How Effective Are Nootropics and “Smart” Drugs?

Imagine a pill you can take to speed up your thought processes, boost your memory, and make you more productive. If it sounds like the ultimate life …

The Brain

Why we should pity attention-seeking narcissists

There are some surprising and unpleasant downsides to thinking you are the centre of the universe.<p>We can probably all recognise those attention-seeking people in our lives – and increasingly it seems in politics and pop culture – who have a hugely inflated sense of their own importance and …

Psychology

I’m Hard On My Kids Because I Don’t Want To Raise A**holes

I’m a mean mom and I’m okay with that distinction. In fact, I’m quite proud of the title my kids often bestow upon me. It’s taken me years of soul …

Hyperfocus: The other side of adult ADHD

Writers, entrepreneurs, and creative leaders of all types know that intense focus that happens when you're "in the zone": You're feeling empowered, productive, and engaged. Psychologists might call this flow, the experience of zeroing in so closely on some activity that you lose yourself in it. And …

How to stop being annoyed by life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you get easily annoyed? At times, does that emotion quickly escalate to anger? You are not alone.<p>You shouldn't live with it, though.<p>Beyond improvements to your general mood and happiness, taming your anger can have important benefits to your health. Constant stress and aggravation is …

Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex

Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her …