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George Berkeley and the power of words

According to a picture of language that has enjoyed wide popularity throughout the history of Western philosophy, language is a tool for making our …

12 Side Hustles That Are Made for Introverts

There’s never been a better time to pursue a side hustle. But even if all the signs to start your hustle are there, being an introvert comes with a tricky set of anxieties that can make starting your own business seem frustratingly out of reach. Luckily, while some side hustles require you to …

The next big wellness trend capitalizes on your love of high-pressure showers and hugs

Why do hugs feel so good? Why do massages de-stress us? Why do some people like sleeping with heavy blankets, even in the heat of summer? Why do we love high-pressure showers and squeezing our loved ones’ hands as a sign of support?<p>It’s all to do with pressure—and utilizing its soothing powers is …

Mental Health

To Lead Across Cultures, Focus on Hierarchy and Decision Making

Cultural differences in leadership styles often create unexpected misunderstandings. Americans, for example, are used to thinking of the Japanese as hierarchical while considering themselves egalitarian. Yet the Japanese find Americans confusing to deal with. Although American bosses are outwardly …

The Root of Gravity

<b>Q:</b> <i>Are we any closer to understanding the root cause of gravity between objects with mass? Can we use our newly discovered knowledge of the Higgs</i> …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …

7 Productivity Apps That Will Improve Your Daily Routine

Here's a roundup of some of the most useful apps to efficiently manage your busy schedule.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>Yes, you can accomplish a huge amount with nothing more than your phone in your hand. But, with …

Learning to Turn Down Your Amygdala Can Modify Your Emotions

<i>Summary: Researchers report downregulating amygdala activity may improve behavioral emotion regulation.</i><p>Source: Elsevier.<p><b>Training the brain to treat</b> …

The Rio Olympics medal table, adjusted for the size of each country's economy

There tends to be a relationship between a country's wealth and its performance at the Olympics, with wealthier countries generally winning more …

Rio Olympics

Why the Dark Knight’s Joker Is the Perfect Villain?

Nearly a decade later, and we’re all still recovering from the powerful impact <i>The Dark Knight</i> left. Jared Leto just offered a different and striking …

This Video Explains How Hollywood's Hottest Sex Scenes Are Made

We all love cinematic sex scenes, except if we’re watching it with our parents. Then it’s just weird. Anyway, if you’ve ever wondered exactly how …

Halle Berry

How to Become an Expert at Anything, According to Experts

Being an expert at something really pays off. Just how good are top performers compared to everybody else?<p>Research shows in high complexity jobs like …

4 Ways to Create a Marketing Strategy for Your Small Business

As a former CMO, I often consult with small business owners and startup founders regarding their marketing strategies. Usually these conversations …

So you Want to Make Some Visual Content? You'll Need These Tools.

You've seen them all over the web, and you want in! Visual content has proven itself worthy over and over again. Original images make great additions to your content marketing strategy. Not only are they a great way to increase blog traffic, but they can be republished multiple times over, boosting …

Infographics

The Exodus from Egypt as Exceedingly Ridiculous

June 4, 2016 by Jonathan MS Pearce<p>This is from some years ago. It is still the final argument in my God on Trial talk that I do.<p>I have been kindly …

3 fantasy writers to read while you wait for George R.R. Martin to finish Game of Thrones

Last year, George R.R. Martin released the latest new chapter from the next book in his <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, <i>The Winds of Winter.</i> It offers a tantalizing glimpse of what’s to come in the world of <i>Game of Thrones</i> as it exists on the page, but it’s really just a glimpse: As of this writing, <i>The</i></i> …

Will the Four Horsemen of Europe’s Apocalypse Ride Again?

British journalist Sir Harold Evans believes the four major problems that plagued Europe during the World Wars are still relevant today.

Wharton School

An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death

The story of modern cancer research begins, somewhat improbably, with the sea urchin. In the first decade of the 20th century, the German biologist Theodor Boveri discovered that if he fertilized sea-urchin eggs with two sperm rather than one, some of the cells would end up with the wrong number of …

10 quotes from ancient philosophers show they figured life out 2,000 years ago

Modern homo sapiens have been around for about 200,000 years.<p>For about 2,500 years, we've had philosophers, sages, and deep thinkers to help us guide (and understand!) our behaviors.<p>Here's a highlight reel of the finest in ancient wisdom. Some names you'll recognize and some might be entirely fresh.<p>…

Wikimedia

New Study: Parental Love Is Merely Cognitive Dissonance

True or false: A person can never be truly satisfied in life without experiencing the joys of parenthood?<p>If you thought “true,” you might not want to …

An Atlas of Emotions, Inspired by the Dalai Lama

Explore the “continents” and “states” of universal feelings with this new geography-inspired interactive.<p>Two years ago, the famed psychologist and emotions expert Paul Ekman sent a survey to nearly 250 researchers active in his discipline. The idea was to see what the fast-growing field actually …

Into the Mind of a Psychopath

Robert Hare steps out of the sunlight and into a West Vancouver pub. “Let me see your eyes,” says the 82-year old, piercing me with a cautious gaze …

Psychology

Social Psychology Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Psychology is the scientific study of how people act, think, and feel. <b>Social psychology</b> studies how people act, think, and feel in the context of …

Psychology

Smelling Farts Could Work Wonders For Your Health, Says Science

It turns out you were doing your friend a favor when you cupped your hand to your butt, farted, then swiped it into their face. Same with all those times you crop dusted (the act of farting and walking at the same time thus spreading the scent over an expansive area) an unsuspecting crowd at the …

A Russian website lets users mash any 2 images together to create beautiful — and bizarre — results

Ostagram/Trane<p>People love mashing things together.<p>And while Photoshop and other programs allow users to do that, not everyone knows how to use them. …

Edvard Munch

Forget the salt: These 4 out-of-the-box tricks will make your food taste better

Oh no. You forgot to add the fresh ginger to the kung pao. Don't stress! Even if you forgot a key spice or sauce, you actually can make your food …

More Than a Feeling: The Anatomy of Pain

<b>Emotions consist of general components that are also elicited by similar impressions and specific components.</b><p>Grimacing, we flinch when we see someone …

Neuroscience

Don’t Try to be Happy on International Day of Happiness

For centuries, and in the last few decades in particular, the buzz has been all about <i>happiness</i>. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Do what …