Matt Irvine

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Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn—yet one we don’t usually put a lot of effort into. Whether you want to …

Communication Skills

Four Go-To Investment Research Sites

For those traders or investors who are looking for stocks or ETFs to buy, the wealth of free information on the Internet is quite astounding. It can also be quite intimidating, so I thought I might review four of my favorite sites and how you might use them in your research.<p>Though my focus is on …

7 Ways to Let Go and Watch Your Life Flourish

<i>By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.</i> -Lao Tzu<p>So …

Happiness

Legalizing marijuana is hard. Regulating a pot industry is even harder.

By Mike Konczal<p>It’s not every day that a former Microsoft executive holds a press conference to announce his new venture into the exciting and profitable world of drug dealing.<p>But that’s exactly what happened earlier this month when Jamen Shively, a former Microsoft corporate strategy manager, …

The New Stoned Age: Bill Maher on the Greening of America

It’s a brave new pothead world. Until fairly recently, even a year ago, I would not have guessed that we would be at the place we are now – with 18 …

How to use a smartphone to survive in a foreign city

Thousands of Canadians travel every year to parts of the world with different languages, culture and modes of transportation. Recently, I spent a …

Obama: No one listening to your calls

Details on millions of American phone calls. Records of e-mails, texts, video chats and more from overseas. And pulsing beneath it all, a worrying concern there's more to the government's surveillance programs than what's been acknowledged.<p>All the revelations about U.S. surveillance programs in …

NSA Domestic Spying Program Makes Xbox One Even Scarier

<i>The government has been spying on US citizens by tapping into the servers of American tech giants according to The Guardian—so much for making privacy a priority.</i><p>Revelations that the government has access to all of Verizon’s call ‘metadata’ have widened.<p>The Guardian is reporting that the government …

Classic Statues Dressed in Modern-Day Clothes

In a series entitled /// Street stone ///, photographer Léo Caillard and retoucher Alexis Persani imagine what classic statues would look like if …

Samsung Galaxy SIII Android 4.2.2 firmware leaks online, packs Galaxy S4 features

Samsung promised that they’ll be bringing some of the features in the Galaxy S4 to the previous flagship Galaxy S III. <i>SamMobile</i> has leaked firmware …

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you can change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …

Consciousness

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11 Musicians Perfectly Summed Up By GIFs

Animated GIFs are just so dead on accurate sometimes.

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One

File-Sharing Lawsuit Canada: Effort Afoot To Sue Canadians For Illegal Downloads

MONTREAL - Massive lawsuits targeting people who illegally download copyrighted content are common in the U.S., where people have been stuck with …