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Humans Will Be Marrying Robots By 2050 Says AI Expert

Had a child recently? Well, here’s something you might want to prepare yourself for. By the time wedding bells are ringing your new son- or …

Artificial Intelligence

As Sleep Improves, So Does An Injured Brain

For patients with serious brain injuries, there's a strong link between sleep patterns and recovery.<p>A study of 30 patients hospitalized for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries found that sleep quality and brain function improved in tandem, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal</i> …

The Brain

Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for "people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python." A fortunate thing …

Python Programming

Why You Must Ask Yourself This Question

Source: lightwavemedia/Shutterstock<p>After spending his entire career working his way up the corporate ladder, 48-year-old Andy finally reached the …

Self-improvement

The Ultimate List of Best Websites to Learn Coding

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co<p>It’s been half a year since I gathered my first list of web-based courses and free eBooks about a …

Don't Beat Yourself Up: Science Says Do These 3 Things Instead

Sometimes you just need to let it go. Science says this is how.<p>Ruminating.<p>It's a fancy word that means pondering past experiences -- often, our mistakes -- over and over. It could be something you said. Something you did. Something you didn't do.<p>Whatever the reason, we as human beings spend a lot …

Ann Arbor

This study explains why pets can be so important for people with mental illness

New research suggests that owning pets is a big help for managing mental illness.<p>Researchers published a study the journal BMC Psychiatry, in which …

Meet the woman who quit her NYC job to run a baby goat sanctuary

If you're secretly looking for the final push to quit your job, this woman's success story might convince you.<p>Leanne Lauricella left the NYC grind to …

Radio.Garden lets you tune into the globe

Some of the most beautiful products are the simplest. Take Radio.Garden, for example. This project by Golo Föllmer at Martin-Luther University Halle displays a photorealistic globe full of green dots. Swing your mouse over one of the dots — in Iran, Estonia or the Faroe Islands — and you can hear a …

I tracked my happiness for a year to get data on how to build a more joyful life

One of the best pieces of advice I got in graduate school was from journalist and entrepreneur Christie Nicholson, who taught a class on business entrepreneurship. Whenever you feel sad or upset or uncomfortable, she told me, lean into that feeling, and try to figure out what’s making you react …

Happiness

25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result …

TED Talks

Just One Dose of This Psychedelic Drug Can Ease Anxiety

Cancer is a brutal disease on both the body and mind. Not only do treatments like chemotherapy take a massive toll, but the emotional side effects …

7 Things People With Generalized Anxiety Disorder Wish Others Would Stop Saying

<i>Joy Green of The Mighty on what people get wrong about generalized anxiety disorder.</i><p>Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by excessive, …

Anxiety

Is there another ‘you’ out there in a parallel Universe?

Even if the Universe grows to infinity, there might not be enough space to hold all the possibilities.<p><i>“We are actually living in a million parallel</i> …

People are making themselves miserable by trying too hard to be happy

In the wake of global events like Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory, it’s hard for a lot of people to feel happy right now. And according to psychology, we shouldn’t try to fight it.<p>A growing body of research suggests that striving for happiness as an end in itself can be self-defeating. In fact, …

Happiness

New artificial intelligence technique could erase fear from your brain

Imagine if your fear of spiders, heights or confined spaces vanished, leaving you with neutral feelings instead of a sweat-soaked panic.<p>A team of …

Fantasizing about life on a yacht? Welcome to vessel/crew 'dating' services that could make your dreams come true

<b>Question:</b> Can you give me any tips on how to find opportunities to sail from Southern California to Hawaii? A few years ago, I sailed from the Caribbean to Portugal on a small sailboat. I was taken on as crew. There was just the captain, myself and one other crewman. How can I find a situation …

Sailing

Relationship Advice: How to Use Mindfulness to Strengthen Your Relationship

The art of being mindful has become a big topic of discussion lately, but what, exactly, is it?<p>At its core, being mindful simply means being present in the moment and focusing on all of the sensory details of your environment, how you're feeling, and what people around you are saying to …

Scientists explain how happiness makes us less creative

Corporations intent on making employees more engaged and creative are focusing on happiness as the answer. Chief Happiness Officer is an actual job at many companies.<p>But most scientists say that creativity calls on persistence and problem-solving skills, not positivity. Computational scientist Anna …

Creativity

This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness

Dating app Hinge ditches flings for relationships

Between Tinder, Bumble, OKCupid and the plethora of dating apps available, finding someone to hook up with has never been easier. But the endless supply of options has also made it much harder to connect with someone on a deeper, longer-lasting level. To tackle that problem, Hinge is rebuilding …

How to spot if you’re suffering from mental health issues

<i>On World Mental Health Day, we explain the signs and symptoms that you need to know</i><p>One in three “sick notes” handed out by GPs are now for mental health problems, reported The Telegraph last month, amid soaring levels of anxiety across Britain.<p>The official data – from the first such investigation …

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

Abraham Lincoln

5 Signs You're a Lot Smarter Than You Think

These surprising qualities and habits might indicate a higher intelligence.<p>Psychologist Dr. Jeremy Dean, founder and author of the popular website PsyBlog, caught my attention recently with an article about some really odd signs that suggest your IQ may be above average.<p>I went around the internet …

11 Surprising Habits Of Powerful People

Power gets a bad rap, but only because people pursue it for the wrong reasons. When power is pursued for the right reasons, it can be a tremendous force for good.<p>Niccolo Machiavelli spread the belief that people can only become powerful by exploiting the worst aspects of human nature. One of this …

How Women Are Harassed Out of Science

The discrimination young researchers endure makes America’s need for STEM workers even greater.<p>When Joan was an undergraduate, in the 1970s, she asked her boyfriend why one of his roommates was finishing up a Ph.D. while another, in the same department, still had several years left.<p>“Barbara’s …

Jackie Speier

8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

The scientific reasoning behind some of the personality traits that smart people share.<p>Over on Quora, more than 100 people have answered the question "What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?"<p>Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>…

Psychology

Cai Guo-Qiang: The artist who 'paints' with explosives - CNN Style

All footage provided by Cai Studio, Studio 33.<p>While other artists turn to the easel with paint or pastels, Cai Guo-Qiang prefers to make a statement with explosives.<p>Born in Quanzhou, China but based in New York, Cai has made a career from bending gunpowder to his will. His most well-known work …

Streetwear

Fuckers Who Curse a Lot Aren't Stupid, Says Science

A new study shows that douchebags who know more profanities tend to have better vocabularies overall.<p>Good news, assholes: All those cockheads who have been telling you for years that curse words are a sign of poor breeding, low intelligence, and a shitty command of the English language should shut …

Linguistics

Should we “rewild” our urban bodies with microbes from indigenous peoples?

In the 1990s, scientist Ivan Casas traveled to the Peruvian Andes in search of human microbes. Casas was head of research for a Swedish probiotics company called BioGaia. He believed that mammals, including people, passed beneficial microbes to their young via breast milk. But he’d been unable to …

Microbiology