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Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

Singularity

8 shocking predictions for life after 2020 from Google's genius futurist

He's so influential that Google hired him to lead its artificial intelligence efforts.<p>Kurzweil is known for making predictions, which are right about 86% of the time.<p>Here are some of his most promising (and terrifying) visions of the 2020s and beyond.

Singularity

Can Atheism Replace Religion?

In a widely read and commented upon blog post, Nigel Barber examines some of the evidence and trends related to atheism and the decline of religion. Barber closes his thought-provoking post with the following:<p>"The reasons that churches lose ground in developed countries can be summarized in market …

Religion

8 Tips for Dealing With Stress and Overwhelm

In today's modern world, distractions are growing, busy-ness is increasing, stress is climbing and people are feeling more overwhelmed than ever before. Information overload, the rapid rate of change and increased role expectations are all contributors. These trends are unlikely to slow down so …

Time Management

Caffeine overdose is very real: See if you’re drinking too much coffee

<b>(DonNichols via iStock/Salon)</b><p>According to the Mayo Clinic, 400 mg of caffeine is our daily limit. Find out if you’re putting your health at risk<p>Reynard Loki<p>November 13, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Americans drink a lot of coffee. In fact, the U.S. has the highest …

Mayo Clinic

9 Sneaky Causes Of Depression

From the weather to your lifestyle habits.<p>For some people, sub-zero temperatures aren’t the only difficult side effect of winter. Approximately 10 million Americans also experience seasonal affective disorder, a depression-related mental health condition that waxes and wanes depending on the time …

Depression

Grilled, Barbecued Meat Linked to Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

The top 3 booty-blasting exercises to get your glutes in shape fast

As the largest muscle in your body, your glutes can really pay the price of sitting too long. And if your eating habits are less than great, you may find yourself unable to fit in your favorite pair of pants soon enough. But don't blame the dry cleaners. In reality, you know it’s time to get moving.<p>…

Workouts

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

Here’s the simple strategy extroverts use to win people over

Yet until recently, no one's been able to pinpoint what exactly extroverts <i>do</i> that helps them build strong social ties.<p>Now, new research from Duke University, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that the answer is surprisingly simple: It's a matter of mimicry, or copying the …

Psychology

How to act less stupid, according to psychologists

Over the course of any given day, the average person sees plenty of odd behavior. A bizarre outfit or a strange conversation, an unfamiliar gesture or anything, really, that doesn't fit into the realm of acceptable behavior.<p>One of the most common breaches, one of the things that tends to give us …

12 Ridiculously Simple Hacks Every Parent Needs In The Morning

<i>Ah</i>, mornings. There’s nothing quite like the birds chirping, the sun rising and the kids, well, not rising -- at least not without some coaxing first. As every mom or dad knows, getting the family dressed and out the door on time in the a.m. isn’t exactly the easiest feat -- medaling in the …

Why Interrupted Sleep Is Worse Than Short Sleep

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

5 creepy new British books guaranteed to scare you this Halloween

LONDON — Perhaps unsurprisingly for such a spooky and haunted isle, Britain never ceases to inspire ghoulish tales.<p>This autumn, a slew of ghost …

What happens to you just before you die? Chemists explain exactly how death feels

Slasher films are a lot of fun to watch. But what exactly would it feel like to get stuck in one?<p>Scientists have explored many of the things that …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

10 Rules to Live By for Those Who Want to Live a Positive Life

<b>1. Be comfortable in your own skin.</b><p>The first step to becoming happy is to feel comfortable in your own skin. Everyone was born with a flaw. No one is perfect. Accept yourself with what you're born with whether it be your background, your skin, your nose, your eyes, your hair, your freckles, your …

Happiness

We Still Don't Know Jack About 'Cognitive Enhancement'

Cognitive neuroscientist Martha Farah offers a warning.<p>Humans in 2015 have a small arsenal of tools available to at least temporarily upgrade our brains via the increasingly popular paradigm of "cognitive enhancement."<p>This is a different boost than that offered by sketchy as-seen-on-NPR brain …

American capitalism is in great danger

Its vital core — capital and money markets — have been turned into dangerous, unstable casinos.<p>This will continue until the central bank-driven financial bubble bursts. We've seen this happen twice in the last 15 years. Each time, Washington calls on Main Street taxpayers to bail out Wall Street …

Economics

A daily capsule of probiotic bacteria may help people cope with anxiety and memory problems

Those who took the bug-bearing capsules for a month reported less stress and anxiety, and had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the morning, than when they took a placebo instead.<p>Those on probiotics also fared better on memory tests that required them to pair objects together, such as …

Wellness

What I Wish I Knew Before I Got Married

A colleague at work is getting married. To celebrate and send her off in style, we spent part of a recent team meeting offering our best wedding day advice. Some people were sentimental and heartfelt, others were funny, and still others veered toward the practical.<p>I stayed silent, offering no …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

An Astonishing Novel That Continues to Inspire

<i>By Elizabeth Rosner | Off the Shelf</i><p>The first time I read Virginia Woolf's luminous novel <i>To the Lighthouse</i>, I was 22 and in my first year of an MFA program at UC Irvine. Although I had already read Woolf's essay "A Room of One's Own," which certainly left an impression on my budding aspirations to …

Shocking Emails Expose George Bush and Tony Blair Plotting Iraq War a YEAR Before the Invasion

In a stunning blow to the official narrative propagated by the Bush administration, recently released, declassified emails have exposed the numerous …

Tony Blair

Porn is manipulating the lives of teen girls. It has to stop

Online pornography has now become so normal that you can follow its stars on Instagram and watch it during breaks at work. But at what cost, asks Radhika Sanghani<p>In 2015, admitting that you watch porn is not going to elicit much of a reaction. Unless you’re the Pope, no one really cares if you’ve …

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

Bernie’s Socialist Dreamland Is BS

Sanders’s beloved Denmark is a fantastic country—but only because they’d never elect a guy like him to run the place.<p>During the first Democratic …

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

6 Moves to Do in the Morning for TONS of Energy

Get up, get moving, and kick ass every day.<p>As a yoga instructor, I know how big of an impact meditation and a few yoga poses first thing in the morning can have on your day. From clearing your mind to prepping your body for eight hours of sitting, kicking off your morning with a little time to …