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Lawmaker Urges Trump's Cabinet To Have Him Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) isn't a psychiatrist, but she wants the president to see one.<p>A new resolution introduced in the House of Representatives would encourage the vice president and the Cabinet to have President Donald Trump undergo a physical and mental health exam to determine if he is …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots

Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war<p>Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

How Gaslighting Affects Your Mental Health

Once in a while, it’s normal to have a fleeting moment where you question your own sanity, like when you’re severely sleep deprived or stressed out. …

You Can Now Travel to London and Paris for Just $99 Round-Trip

So start planning your dream vacation ASAP.<p>If you constantly update your bucket list with talk of Buckingham Palace or the Eiffel Tower, get excited: Hopping on a plane to Europe just got way more affordable. A European budget airline just announced new flights from the East Coast to France and the …

50 hours of nature sounds to bring you joy and awe

<b>BBC Earth has launched five 10-hour "visual soundscape" videos after research finds that nature footage boosts bliss.</b><p>There has been so much research …

5 Mind Hacks Silicon Valley Founders Use to Stay Focused

The people working hard on the technology that distracts know better than anybody the value of sustained concentration.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Focus is the name of the game when it comes to getting ahead and staying ahead in Silicon Valley today.<p>Competition, …

Silicon Valley

How to Start Your Own Food Forest for Years of Free Produce

Food forests are an essential part of most permaculture designs, and even for spaces as small as the typical suburban lawn, there is the potential to …

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 …

Emotional Intelligence

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

Meditation

The dark side of empathy

Peter Singer is professor of bioethics at Princeton University and laureate professor at the University of Melbourne.<p>Soon after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, he told a young girl: "We don't have enough empathy in our world today, and it is up to your generation to change …

Renewable energy is here to stay: The industry has grown up, and it’s too big to kill

<b>Al Gore; Donald Trump (AP/Getty/Alex Sanz/Mandel Ngan/Martha Irvine/Salon)</b><p>Donald Trump’s meeting with Al Gore could signal he understands renewable energy isn’t a do-gooder business now<p>Angelo Young<p>December 7, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>If you’re an American environmentalist, there’s a lot to be sober about …

Could yoga nidra be the key to wiping out stress and anxiety…for good?

Raise your hand if your favorite part of yoga class is savasana? If that’s the case—and, let’s be honest, it’s true for all of us at some …

How Giving Up Drinking and Drugs in Your 20s Can Change Your Life

For many young men, booze and drugs are a way out of fully confronting mental health issues. We spoke to a couple guys who decided to put down the pints to see what effect it's had.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Theresa May, Donald Trump, Brexit, an uptick of racism and hate crimes, …

21 of The Best Documentaries to Watch Over The Holidays

You're welcome.<p>With holidays and cold weather arriving at the same time, it's the perfect time of year to curl up on the couch and lose yourself in a …

Marijuana and mental illness: Low dopamine levels may play a role

A new review offers further insight into how long-term marijuana use might have a negative impact on mental health, after finding "substantial …

Eden Project takes its eco-message global

Marking its 15th anniversary this year, Cornwall's climate-controlled paradise has ambitious plans for new environmental projects in China and …

The Great Salt Lake has a pretty awesome earthen spiral

When artist Robert Smithson was looking for a location to create his latest earthwork in the late 1960s, he hoped to find a place with red water. He came upon Rozel Point, a remote area in the north arm of Utah’s Great Salt Lake that blooms in pinks and oranges, thanks to an ever-fluctuating …

A Science-Backed Way to Develop Incredible Self-Control

<i>By Rina Deshpande</i><p>As many of us start the year with aims for healthier lifestyles, we are faced not simply with the creation of new habits but also with the management of temptation.<p>Over the last decade, a surge of research has emerged in science publications about the psychological and …

Mindfulness

'Bloodborne' Ruined Every Other Video Game In 2015

I keep hearing this fascinating refrain about <i>Bloodborne.</i> It goes something like this:<p>“I could never get into the <i>Souls</i> games, but I love <i>Bloodborne.</i>”<p>The other thing I keep hearing?<p>“<i>Bloodborne</i> has ruined every other game for me this year.”<p>There are variations on this, but I can spot a true believer …

Books of the year 2015 - a scientist's reading list

The twenty-three books this scientist read in 2015 in search of stimulation and amusement. For the most part, he was not disappointed<p>Here continueth a tradition I started way back in 2013, having resolved at the beginning of that year to read less internet and more books. I present a review of the …

Books

How Mount Etna Helped Geologists Understand The Birth Of Volcanoes

Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe. The oldest volcanic deposits are 230,000 years old and the constant activity of the volcano has been noted for the last 3,500 years, especially the last 400 years are well documented.<p>Historic eruptions were recorded in the year 479 B.C., then …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Behavioral Sciences

US university orders student remove Palestinian flag from dorm

George Washington University is threatening to sanction one of its students for hanging a Palestinian flag from his dormitory window.<p>Palestine Legal, …

Not All Organic Food Labels Are Created Equal

For those who spend time in the organic produce aisle at the grocery store, the alluring image of pristinely grown fruits and vegetables can drive consumers to fill their shopping carts with the best of intentions.<p>The consumption of organic foods in the United States has skyrocketed to 10 times its …

Jack Yufe dies at 82; he was raised Jewish, his identical twin as a Nazi

It sounded like a tabloid headline: Identical twins separated after birth. One grew up Jewish, the other a Nazi.<p>But the story of Jack Yufe and his brother was not just about their stark differences.<p>After decades and oceans apart, the men came together as adults to learn they dressed alike, walked …

Los Angeles

No wine? Then no diplomatic dinner, France tells Iran

Never underestimate how seriously the French take their wine.<p>Iran found that out the hard way this week after the two countries' presidents tried and …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

University of Washington

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

Geography