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The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

Critical Thinking

Scientists Discover New Use For Sperm

It's pretty surprising.<p>Scientists have discovered that sperm might actually be able to play a role in fighting cancer.<p>According to <i>Indy 100</i>, a group of German scientists theorized that sperm might be able to carry medications to the female reproductive organs, thereby helping to fight certain types …

Cancer

Why You Can’t Stop Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

Prolonged restlessness can have a profound effect on your body.<p>Everyone wakes up a little during the night as your brain moves through its sleep cycles; usually you just roll over and don't remember it at all. But sometimes you completely wake up and are left staring down the numbers on the clock, …

Astronauts' brains change shape as they learn to move in space

Before we start sending humans to Mars en masse, it's probably a good idea to investigate the health effects that long-duration spaceflight can have …

Trump's sister weighs in on Supreme Court pick

The president's older sibling serves on a federal appeals court with Judge Thomas Hardiman, one of the two leading contenders to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat.<p>One of President Donald Trump’s two leading finalists to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, Judge Thomas Hardiman, has a quiet …

Sagging Your Pants May Soon Be a Crime

Seriously? I thought we were past this.<p>A bill recently introduced into the Mississippi state House of Representatives would make it a crime—punishable by fines of up to $100, plus forced psychological and social counseling—to sag your pants. According to <i>Mississippi Today</i><i>,</i> the bill was introduced by …

Trump moves ahead with wall, puts stamp on U.S. immigration, security policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and punishment for cities shielding illegal immigrants while mulling restoring a CIA secret detention program as he launched broad but divisive plans to reshape U.S. immigration and …

Mexican designers envision a Trump border wall that could take 16 years to build

Eight prototypes for the Trump administration's wall now stand near the US-Mexico border in San Diego, California.<p>They were chosen as finalists from hundreds of submissions from architects, developers, and construction companies this spring.<p>Not all border wall bids were serious, though. Mexican …

RefresHER: How To Be More Mindful In The New Year

You deserve it<p>After this year, you deserve to take some time for yourself: have a spa day, elevate your skincare routine into a ritual, meditate. The latter could very well be the secret to a year of magical thinking and, more importantly, doing. "Mindfulness practice isn't just meant for …

Microsoft patent reveals foldable phone that turns into a tablet

There could be some clues here for the Surface Phone<p>Microsoft is attempting to patent a device with a flexible hinge and display that would transform a phone into a tablet. Patent filings discovered by MSPoweruser reveal that Microsoft is, at least, experimenting with this type of concept for a …

51 universal truths that will make you more successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies to entrepreneurs launching startups, to entrepreneurs shutting down their startups, to CEOs …

Startups

3 Unexpected Ways Reading Personal Development Books Changed My Life

Open your mind to the opportunities all around you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Reading was never something I was interested in while attending school. Nor was it something I thought I would ever do again once I graduated. My choices in life after school seemed to …

Self-improvement

The Anxious Lover: Stop Feeling Insecure And Get The Love You Crave

Why do people manipulate others? Is it because they're an asshole? Is it because they need to feel powerful?<p>I manipulated an ex-girlfriend once. Years ago, when I was in a toxic relationship with someone I loved, I lied to get a reaction out of her. I told her I was going to watch her soccer game, …

Nobody Knows Where A Black Hole's Information Goes

According to Google, Stephen Hawking is the most famous physicist alive, and his most famous work is the black hole information paradox. If you know one thing about physics, therefore, that’s what you should know. Before Hawking, black holes weren’t paradoxical. Yes, if you throw a book into a …

Physics

Brain, Mind, Body And The Disease Of Addiction

The standard definition of drug or alcohol addiction is that it's a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.<p>In a comprehensive report on the topic, published last month, the surgeon general gives this familiar definition a more positive spin. He eschews the "cure" word and focuses instead on the …

Consciousness

World's smallest radio receiver has building blocks the size of two atoms

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world's smallest radio receiver - built out of …

Humans have no penis bone because sex doesn't last long enough, scientists discover

Scientists have discovered why humans do not have a penis bone, unlike chimpanzees, bears and most other mammals.<p>The penis bone, or baculum, first …

Keep it simple with this 3-ingredient spaghetti recipe

Why clutter pasta with sauces and too many add-ins? Sometimes you just want to keep it simple. A little fresh cracked pepper and grated cheese is all it takes to turn basic noodles into a tempting dish. Dinner is ready in minutes.<p><b>SPAGHETTI WITH CRUSHED BLACK PEPPER AND PECORINO</b><p>Total time: About 25 …

Parents injected children with heroin as 'feel good medicine,' police say

A Washington state couple is facing numerous charges after police said the parents kept their three young children in a home littered with rat droppings and drug needles and injected them with heroin, which they called "feel good medicine."<p>Ashlee Hutt, 24, and Mac Leroy McIver, 25, have been …

Nancy Grace leaving HLN

Nancy Grace, one of cable’s most prominent on-air commentators, is leaving HLN after 12 years with the cable network, EW can confirm.<p>After hosting …

Have Class All Day Long? These Are Your 5 Beauty Must-Haves

Class is in session — listen up and pay attention! You settle in for an epically long day filled with lectures, labs and club meetings. Your day starts at the crack of dawn and won’t wrap until it’s dark outside, so your face has to look fresh ALL day long — <i>and</i> you need to be prepared to take your …