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What happens to the brain as we age?

Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it …

The Brain

How to stay human in the digital age

A few years ago, seeing a group of people paying more attention to their smart phones than to each other — whether in a line, at a restaurant, on a …

Africa: Climate Migrants Might Reach One Billion By 2050

(file photo).<p>Rome — Imagine a world with as many as one billion people facing harsh climate change impacts resulting in devastating droughts and/or …

United Nations

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Schizophrenia

The gut microbes of modern hunter-gatherers reveal one big problem with your diet

More fiber might mean more bacteria—and that's a good thing.<p>When we eat, we're not just feeding ourselves. The multitude of microbes that reside inside our guts get fed, too. These microscopic beings are crucial to our survival, yet we still know very little about how they keep us thriving. …

Microbiology

Snitty the psephological cassowary on what's going on with this terrible government | First Dog on the Moon

Our democracy is like some hideous endurance race. I will summarise a few points before I become filled with despair and wander off to stare at the trees

Tibet's fragile ecosystem is in danger. China must change its flawed environmental policy | Lobsang Sangay

Rising temperatures on the roof of the world make Tibet both a driver and amplifier of global warming. China’s unchecked mining and dam building has to be reigned in<p>Dr Lobsang Sangay is president of the Central Tibetan Administration<p>As Australia continues to battle a water crisis and the challenges …

Don't listen to the rich: inequality is bad for everyone

A world where a few people have most of the wealth motivates others who are poor to strive to earn more. And when they do, they’ll invest in …

'Slave labour' and sexual exploitation: calls for investigation into backpacker abuse

Rosie Ayliffe, whose daughter Mia was stabbed to death in a Queensland hostel, cites evidence of widespread abuses under Australia’s farm work visa scheme<p>The former head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has urged the agency to investigate legal action after a string of …

How to Be Mindful While Reading

“Reading is so much a part of our everyday lives that we take it for granted – text messages, the banners that run across our televisions, the ads that pop up. And yet, reading can be a crucial opportunity for mindfulness — the ability to be in the present moment, aware while withholding judgment, …

Want to Lead an Epic Life? This 1 Word Will Make All the Difference

Think deeply. Act accordingly.<p>The world we live in, with its constant alerts and notifications, is built to distract. In a few short years, we've been conditioned to constantly seek diversion--leaving us less time to work on the more important things.<p>But let's get one thing straight:<p>You can't rush …

On #MandelaDay, we thank @NelsonMandela for all his contributions to advance women's rights. https://t.co/XEScvd7Pww

How to stay afloat when your workplace is toxic

Every day, you walk into work expecting the worst. Your once-dream job is a nightmare.<p>Maybe it’s because your boss is a jerk, incompetent (or both). …

Elon Musk says we need to regulate AI before it becomes a danger to humanity

Elon Musk’s thoughts on artificial intelligence are pretty well known at this point. He famously compared work on AI to “summoning the demon,” and has warned time and time again that the technology poses an existential risk to humanity. At a gathering of US governors this weekend, he repeated these …

Artificial Intelligence

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Is Guaranteed Income for All the Answer to Joblessness and Poverty?

Everything old is new again, as the saying goes, including the controversial idea that the solution to economic upheaval is free money.<p>Universal …

Economics

Roxane Gay on Acceptance

In Roxane Gay’s new memoir <i>Hunger,</i> the writer details her relationship with her body over her life. In this short interview, Gay critiques socially constructed beauty norms and how weight has been left out of the new culture of acceptance.<p>We want to hear what you think. Submit a letter to the editor …

Roxane Gay

Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees

Reforesting volcano slopes<p>Nicaragua<p>In the Pacific Lowlands of Nicaragua, you are supporting reforestation efforts in the largest volcanic lined …

Ecology

Woman ruins $200,000 worth of art trying to take a selfie at an exhibit

A visitor to the 14th Factory in Los Angeles, California, caused $200,000 worth of damage when she knocked over a display while attempting to take a …

Five Zen Principles to Live By

Practical wisdom that instantly improves your life<p>I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana …

Seven Ways Not To Be A Resentful, Ungrateful, Entitled Turd

<i>“We always may be what we might have been.” ~ Adelaide Anne Procter</i><p><b>“I spend so much time and energy complaining and blaming – I mean, a lot of time and energy. It’s hard for me to imagine that it’s much fun for others to be around me. If anything does not go my way, I stew about it, find fault,</b> …

Mindfulness

Turmeric not the miracle 'supersupplement' we thought

Why? Essentially, they argue that curcumin results in a false positive of chemicals, even lighting up under ultraviolet light (a typical method used …

3 Simple Ways to Give Yourself the Space to Be More Creative

Disconnect, set boundaries, focus on process.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Digital, social and mobile proliferation have expanded the potential for creators like never before. For very little comparative investment, musicians can do live performances for online …

Creativity

About Buddhist Nuns

The Tradition of Bhikkhunis<p>Back in 2011, Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson expressed astonishment that a Buddhist nun was included in the …