Christopher O'Shaughnessy

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Did the dying Stephen Hawking really mean to strengthen the case for God?

Scientists have discovered a surprising fact about our universe in the past 40 years: against incredible odds, the numbers in basic physics are exactly as they need to be to accommodate the possibility of life. If gravity had been slightly weaker, stars would not have exploded into supernovae, a …

Dark Matter

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

Marco Rubio almost got away with his routine. Then he met Cameron Kasky

Marco Rubio is a very talented politician. He walked into an arena full of 7,000 Floridians who were determined to heckle him for siding with the National Rifle Association (NRA) for his entire career.<p>But within minutes of talking, he earned some respect. He didn’t stop the heckling, but he did his …

Guns

How to Make Over $1,000 a Month by Blogging

Monetize your content and add a new revenue stream.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose originally started blogging to improve his name recognition and drive more customers to his financial planning business. However, as he got to know …

These Are The 8 Friends You Need To Be Happy In Life

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Happiness

The Bingham Code: The 11 rules frequent flyers need to follow

Aside from the increasingly rare occasions when there is an empty seat behind you, the only time the "recline" button should be contemplated is on an …

Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …

Psychology

The Secret to a Happy Marriage, According to a Clinical Psychologist | Inc.com

You already know that a strong marriage can be an important boost to your career. But are you wondering if your own union is as solid as it could be? Is there something you can do to make a new marriage last or an already-pretty-good marriage even stronger?<p>It turns out the answer is yes, according …

Self-help

How To Use American Airlines Miles

While many long-time OMAAT readers are familiar with the ins and outs of redeeming miles with an assortment of programs, there isn’t a day that goes …

14 Gorgeous Castles You Must See In Europe

I’m a sucker for a good castle! It doesn’t matter where or where we go, I always try and find one of the picturesque castles that seem to be almost …

Castles

This mixed reality room is so trippy it might leave you questioning reality

THÉORIZ studio is bringing an empty room to life with motion tracking and augmented reality. Projections in the room change as you interact with …

How to get more space on a plane with this 'secret' button

Everyone wants more room on a plane. Some study seatmaps, others pay extra for bulkhead and emergency exit rows. But few people know that those …

UK Muslim Who Lived Under Taliban Has Blistering Message for People Saying Islam Had Nothing to Do With Manchester Attack

The horrifying attack in Manchester, England, that left 22 dead and 59 injured has the U.K. on edge.<p>While parents mourn the deaths of their children …

Money Talks. American Airlines Adds Revenue Requirement For Upgrades

American Airlines is rolling out some positive and negative changes for elite members. Is it good for you?The post Money Talks. American Airlines …

American Airlines

26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.<p>Features Editor<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Astral projection is the practice that supposedly allows humans to separate their consciousness from their physical bodies and travel anywhere in the universe. It's all …

The Lifelong Problem With Loneliness

The Republicans’ controversial effort to repeal the perhaps optimistically named Affordable Care Act because of rising premiums may be fatally …

5 secrets machine learning knows about you from your social media posts

Big data firms like Cambridge Analytica made headlines when they claimed to sway Election 2016 results. They deduced personality traits from social media profiles and third-party data firms and served highly manipulative ads to sway public opinion. Leveraging a trove of data points — such as your …

Social Media

The true story behind the deadliest air disaster of all time

<b>Exactly 40 years ago, at Tenerife-North Airport (formerly Los Rodeos), two Boeing 747s - one belonging to KLM, the other to Pan Am - collided on a foggy runway. Five hundred and eighty-three people were killed in what remains the biggest air disaster in history. In this extract from Cockpit</b> …

Mockups

Emotional Intelligence Has a Scary Dark Side, Says Science | Inc.com

Back in 1995, Daniel Goleman published the bestselling book, <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>. It was based on a concept introduced roughly three decades earlier by Michael Beldoch: Emotionally intelligent individuals have the ability to identify and respond to emotions both in themselves and others. Now, …

Emotional Intelligence

Everything You Thought You Knew About Feelings Is Wrong

Lisa Feldman Barrett teaches us "how emotions are made."<p>When neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett was in graduate school, she spent three years …

Commonwealth citizens should have UK visas fast-tracked after Brexit, MPs argue

Commonwealth citizens should have UK visas fast-tracked to send out an “important message” after Brexit, 45 Conservative MPs tell the Home Secretary today.<p>In a letter to Amber Rudd, the MPs urge the Government to “extend the hand of friendship to our Commonwealth partners” and make the UK more …

United Kingdom

How to know if you're dating a narcissist

In Greek Mythology, Narcissus was known for his own beauty and was in love with himself. In reality, narcissism is when someone is obsessed with an idealized version of themselves, which they project to avoid facing their real, damaged self.<p>Dating someone new can be hard enough, but it can be …

Empathy is crucial to being a good person, right? Think again

Some argue that, far from motivating pro-social behaviours, empathy can push us towards inaction at best and racism and violence at worst<p>Why do we flinch when we see someone hit their thumb with a hammer? Our intuitive tendency to feel what we imagine another person is feeling is called ‘emotional …

Empathy

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

How empathy hurts us

<i>Empathy is not only a coveted value in our culture, it's become big business as organizations as diverse as Ford Motor Co., the YMCA and tech</i> …

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Yoga

How to Manage Your Emotions Without Fighting Them

We often hear tips and tricks for helping us to “control” our emotions, but that’s the wrong idea: strong emotions aren’t bad, and they don’t need to be pushed down or controlled; they are, in fact, data. Our emotions evolved as a signaling system, a way to help us communicate with each other and …

If the EU thinks it can stop more breakaways by making threats, it really is doomed

Behind the reception given to Theresa May last week by her EU colleagues lies one simple emotion: fear. It is the fear that the European experiment will implode.<p>Large parts of the European Union are in effect bankrupt, and while nobody quite knows what Brexit means, its leaders don't like what …

The Strange Number 0.577 Keeps Showing Up in Everything

And no one knows why.<p>If you had to pick the most famous number in the world, you would probably go for pi, right? But why? Despite being crucial to …