Colin Foster

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2016 top story: Complete Idiot's Guide to Tim Noakes Diet - banting made simple

<i>UPDATED: Strictly speaking, it’s not correct to call Cape Town sports scientist Prof Tim Noakes’ low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet ‘Banting’, but he</i> …

Commentary: Should we believe in Sky's miracles?

<i>“The last thing I’ll say to the people who don’t believe in cycling, the cynics and the skeptics: I’m sorry for you. I’m sorry that you can’t dream</i> …

Cycling

Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique

With the Feynman Technique, you learn by teaching someone else a topic in simple terms so you can quickly pinpoint the holes in your knowledge. After …

Learning

Seven Things Neuroscientists Know That Most People Don't

<i>What are some things that neuroscientists know but most people don’t? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Paul King, Director of Data Science, on Quora:</b><p>There are hundreds of surprising, …

Quora

5 unexpected sources of bias in artificial intelligence

We tend to think of machines, in particular smart machines, as somehow cold, calculating and unbiased. We believe that self-driving cars will have no preference during life or death decisions between the driver and a random pedestrian. We trust that smart systems performing credit assessments will …

Artificial Intelligence

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Psychology

Bose made earbuds that act like hearing aids

A hearing aide, if you will<p>Bose has quietly launched a new set of around-the-neck earbuds called Hearphones that can apparently augment the sounds of the world around you, something first spotted by a user over at Hacker News. While the company is known for its active noise-cancellation technology, …

Consumer Tech

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Greg Gage is a neuroscientist.<p>You wouldn't know it by looking at him, though. There's no long, white lab coat. And he doesn't speak in scientific jargon that's difficult to understand.<p>That's because Gage is on a mission: He wants to make neuroscience accessible to everyone.<p>"In order to be able to …

Neuroscience

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

Meditation

Why Fake News Is So Incredibly Effective

If you get your news from social media, as most Americans do, you are exposed to a daily dose of hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories and misleading …

Social Media

Common Biases That Block Us From Thinking Clearly

The brain isn’t a flawless piece of machinery. Although it is powerful and comes in an easy to carry container, it has it’s weaknesses. A field in …

How your brain tricks you into believing you’re the reasonable one

It’s so natural to ignore everything we disagree with<p>Few people saw Donald Trump’s victory coming, including Donald Trump. There are easy culprits to blame for the surprise win (skewed polls and fake news come to mind), but the biggest enemy might be our own egos. It’s natural to ignore everything …

Critical Thinking

Don't Quit Your Job If Your Boss Displays These 5 Awesome Habits | Inc.com

A 2014 leadership study I read about recently gave me pause. The results concerned me since I write so frequently about how leadership is the reason companies succeed or fail.<p>The research found that 85 percent of global companies report an urgent need to develop employees with leadership potential. …

Grand Canyon

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making | Inc.com

Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. It's been nudging them to keep us alive. Those aren't always the same thing.<p>If our brains were bad at …

Critical Thinking

How to Learn Machine Learning, The Self-Starter Way

Why Learn Machine Learning?<p>Massive Global Demand<p>The demand for machine learning is booming all over the world. Entry salaries start from $100k – …

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This research has left me levitating with excitement. I'm dumbfounded by what positive psychology can do. But this is taking it to a whole new level. <i>What Marcel, tell us!</i><p>OK, here's the scoop. Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained happiness researcher and <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of <i>The Happiness</i> …

Happiness

Bursting the Facebook bubble: we asked voters on the left and right to swap feeds

Social media has made it easy to live in filter bubbles, sheltered from opposing viewpoints. So what happens when liberals and conservatives trade realities?<p>Support our independent journalism with a contribution or by becoming a member<p>The 2016 election took place under the spectre of a bubble. Not …

Social Media

Quantum Physics & You

I am not a scientist, honest. I became aware of Quantum Physics (QP), or Quantum Mechanics as it is sometimes called, only peripherally, when some …

Quantum Mechanics
Wellness
Wellness
Psychology

7 Morning Habits That Can Affect Your Entire Day

Your morning routine is like setting up a string of dominoes: You line everything up for success, but one false move can cause it all to come …

National Parks

This Is How to Make Yourself Do What You Need to Do

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer. Yet, over the …

Extracted

6 Secrets To Planning Your Day Like a Millionaire

What are the productivity secrets of self-made millionaires? Do they think about their time differently than the rest of us?<p>Portraits Of Ultra Successful People<p>I've interviewed 200 entrepreneurs including over 100 self-made millionaires. Among the many highly successful entrepreneurs who gave me …

Time Management