Cristi Macoviciuc

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Eight Reasons Why Depression is so Common Today

The World Health Organization reports that 121 million people worldwide are clinically depressed. This number includes one in ten …

Depression

6 Books Every Programmer Should Read

(2018)<p>Every passionate programmer is looking forward to improve his coding skills, in this post I will enumerate 6 books that will help you reach the …

Programming

Here's how much exercise you need to keep your brain sharp

It's well-known that exercise benefits the brain as well as the heart and muscles, but new research pinpoints just how much -- and what types -- of …

The Brain

Science Says It's Pointless To Take Most Vitamin Supplements, Except For This One

If you've ever found yourself in the health and wellness aisle of your local pharmacy, wondering in total confusion which vitamins you should take …

Lackadaisical

React explaining, explained

Richard Feynman was once asked by a Caltech faculty member to explain why spin 1/2 particles obey Fermi-Dirac statistics. He gauged his audience …

JavaScript

Google's Grasshopper app is a fantastic way for beginners to start coding

Google's workshop for experimental projects, Area 120, released a really interesting new app for Android and iOS.<p>Grasshopper: Learn to Code for Free …

Android Phones

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

13 Foods You Should Never Eat If You Don’t Want Cancer

Your diet affects more than just your waistline. Consuming one or more of these foods regularly may increase your risk of cancer.<p>We've long known …

Nutrition

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Inside the Brotherhood of the Ad Blockers

Anyone who works in the $200 billion digital advertising industry should be scared of people like Mark Drobnak, because the ad blocker he uses is way …

How to stop people using your face for porn (or other scarier things)

If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then a video’s worth a thousand pictures. For as long as videos have existed, we’ve trusted them as a reliable form of evidence. Nothing is as impactful as seeing something happen on video (e.g. the Kennedy assassination) or seeing someone say something on …

Stop Using WhatsApp If You Care About Your Privacy

Privacy has always been a key feature and popular selling point for the messaging app WhatsApp. Company co-founder Jan Koum grew up in the Soviet …

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

Mental Health

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

3 Types of Burnout, According to Psychologists (and Signs You're Headed For Trouble)

Be aware of the signs so that you can catch them early.<p>You're working hard and hustling to build a career you love. But you're also tired, stressed, and feeling cynical about the future.<p>Could you be burned out?<p>Burnout refers to a collection of different physical, emotional, and mental reactions …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

Yes, bacon really is killing us

There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a local butcher, was midway between crispy and chewy. Ketchup and HP sauce were served in miniature jars with the sandwich, so you could dab on the exact …

Processed Meat

Time Machine for Java

This article describes a tool developed to support unit-testing of time-dependent logic in Java applications. The tool helps control the quality of …

Software Development

Schema-First API Design

This guide introduces you to the realm of Schema-First API design and how to get started with the OpenAPI ecosystem.<p>You’re building an API.<p>You …

Microservices

My Phone Won't Stop Reminding Me I Will Die, and I'm Surprisingly Cool With That

Sure, those regular alerts make me contemplate death... but they also make me think about truly living.<p>What we say matters.<p>But what we say isn't just a reflection of what we think -- in turn, what we say can actually shape the way we think, the way we feel, the way we respond to certain …

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Public Health

Science Discovers a New Miracle Drug That Can Double Your Attention Span: Nature | Inc.com

Humans didn't evolve over millennia sitting in cubicles, typing away under fluorescent lights. Humans became humans outside under the blue sky, so perhaps it's no surprise that study after study shows that spending time in nature is profoundly good for us.<p>We already know that getting outside …

University of Illinois

School marks are important. But resilience is the real indicator of success

School reunions are funny places. The adolescent nicknames reborn over tepid buffets, the standard platitudes (“You haven’t changed a bit!”), the shock at the domestication of the surly malcontent you once had a crush on.<p>Most of us are keen to find out what became of the school standout, the person …

Self-improvement

Lemon water can actually improve your health — here's the best time to drink it

What do you drink first thing in the morning? If it doesn't involve water and a lemon you might be missing out on some pretty fantastic benefits for …

How the simple act of nature helps you de-stress

If you’re anything like us, chances are you spend a lot more time inside — tapping away at a computer and hunched over your phone — than you do basking in the great outdoors. But if you want to de-stress, consider becoming a little more one with nature. After all, it does have some pretty neat …

Wellness

The brew that's become the new health craze

Having a living concoction growing in a jar on your kitchen counter sounds more like the description of a new horror film than the latest health …

Wellness

It Only Took This Instagram Co-Founder 1 Sentence to Provide the Perfect Cure for Procrastination | Inc.com

Everyone at least occasionally puts things off. Everyone at least occasionally avoids doing things they need to do. Everyone, at some point, procrastinates.<p>And everyone who procrastinates <i>hates</i> the fact they procrastinate -- especially when they put off things they actually enjoy doing or, more …

Procrastination

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.<p>That’s why …

Microbiology