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2018 Goals: Get more sleep. Sleep deprivation is toxic to your health

You can live for about three minutes without air, three days without water and about 21 days without food. But in between food and water, there is something else critically essential: sleep.<p>It turns out you can only live about 11 days without sleep. You can give it a try if you don’t believe me, …

Toxins

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2017

The trouble with the future is that it never seems to arrive. That’s why we call it the future. We consequently have this bad habit of taking the …

Artificial Intelligence

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

ScienceAlert Deals: These 10 Tech Gifts Are All on Sale For Christmas

In case you need some inspiration.<p>Black Friday has come and gone, and the holidays are right around the corner - that means it's crunch time for gift …

Weight Watchers' new program has 200 'zero-point' foods you can eat as much as you want — including eggs

Dieting can feel like torture in a country that came up with the Crunchwrap Supreme.<p>In comparison to whizzing through a drive-through for an inexpensive meal, many dieters have to measure and track every item they eat or drink. And a lot of healthy food isn't cheap.<p>With that in mind, Weight …

Nutrition

The Top 10 Websites for Science in 2017

As the year comes to a close, <i>RealClearScience</i> likes to take stock of all the terrific (and downright awful) science journalism and communication of …

Science

Lindsay Shepherd: My Laurier interrogation shows universities have lost sight of their purpose

One of the research paper topics that students from Communication Studies 101 at Wilfrid Laurier University can choose to write about this semester …

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet

Alien landscapes on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made …

The Alberta Personal Health Card is a blight on everything that makes Alberta great

If you ever want to see a perfect totem to the most obscene limits of government apathy, ask the nearest Albertan to show it to you.They will proceed …

7 Top Books That Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Apple CEO Tim Cook Think You Should Read | Inc.com

There's no question, if you want to get ahead, you must read as many books as you can. As I've written before, Bill Gates reads about 50 books per year and Mark Zuckerberg about 24. But the undisputed king of reading remains Warren Buffett, who spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Want to start (or …

Bill Gates

The Most Useful Life Skill Only Takes 1 Second to Learn (and It Will Instantly Change Your Life) | Inc.com

My favorite topic to write about is how to develop a growth mindset, because I believe that the major changes we make in life actually happen instantaneously in our minds.<p>But although it can take less than a second to have a mental shift, that mental shift can have huge ripple effects over the …

Self-improvement

Book Excerpt: How technology is enabling a new era of ‘deep listening,’ and why you should pay attention

[<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Aaron Painter is a vice president and general manager at Microsoft, based in Beijing. This excerpt is from his new book, <i>LOYAL: A</i> …

Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora's Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don't Know What To Do

A few years ago in California, a professional cartoonist, a designer of golf putters, a surfer, and a self-professed geek got together and formed a company. No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke, it’s the very real story of four guys and one good idea — a story of grassroots entrepreneurship and …

Intellectual Property

'Beam of invisibility' could hide objects using light

Once thought of as the province of only "Star Trek" or "Harry Potter," cloaking technologies could become a reality with a specially designed material that can mask itself from other forms of light when it is hit with a "beam of invisibility," according to a new study.<p>Theoretically, most …

Nanotech

How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)

EDEN, Utah — One morning last month a group of roughly 60 people, including doctors, C.E.O.s and internet entrepreneurs, gathered under a big white dome to hear the mission statement of their host, a 45-year-old man named Jamie Wheal.<p>As he paced back and forth in front of an altar bearing shiny …

Royal Navy

Barack Obama has a one-question test that proves how good the world is today

At the Goalkeepers 2017 conference, held by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today in New York, Obama gave a keynote address in which he shared a one-question test to demonstrate how humanity is making progress.<p>"If you had to choose one moment in history in which to be born, and you didn't …

Barack Obama

Nanoparticles turn a clear window into a mirror and back again

Creating a material that can alter its optical properties in real time has proved challenging for scientists, but a team at Imperial College London …

Imperial College London

Arianna Huffington, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Zuckerberg All Use These 1-Minute Mind Hacks to Improve Their Lives

Arianna Huffington and Oprah Winfrey attend TIME MAGAZINE'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE 2009 in New York City. (Photo by PATRICK MCMULLAN/Patrick …

5 Powerful Books to Hack Your Life for Success | Inc.com

Recently over lunch, a friend asked me which book was my favorite all time? I told him that a book which I loved was The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay. He pushed and asked me for my top five books on success.<p>Here is my list, in no particular order. They're a collective of my favorites on success …

Self-improvement

Neuroscience Says Doing This 1 Thing Makes You Just as Happy as Eating 2,000 Chocolate Bars | Inc.com

Wanting to be happier is a universal trait. It's rare to find a person whose reply to, "How would you like to feel today?" is, "Morose, please."<p>The scientific study of happiness (aka positive psychology) has mushroomed over the last two decades. Major research institutions have taken on substantial …

Happiness

Change Your Password as Soon as You Read This

In all likelihood, your current jumbled password is easy to crack.<p>The official government guidelines for creating an unhackable password were established in 2003 by a man named Bill Burr. In an 8-page guide, he decreed that passwords should be made from strange mixes of capital and lowercase …

Cybersecurity

4 Scientific Truths About Success

Will entrepreneurial success make you happy? Maybe, but not certainly.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in an unprecedented age. There have never been so many tools and opportunities for an individual, regardless of upbringing or wealth, to become an entrepreneur. …

Happiness

SECOND OPINION | Another look at obesity: It's not simply about eating too much

<i>Hello and happy Saturday! Welcome to our midsummer roundup of eclectic and under-the-radar health and medical science news.</i><p><i>If you haven't subscribed</i> …

Diabetes

Thousands flock to Halifax waterfront for Tall Ships festival

Between 250,000 and 600,000 are expected to show up over 4 days of Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta<p>The overcast skies and thick afternoon fog …

These side hustles can pay $100,000 a year

For many Americans struggling due to sluggish wage growth, having a side hustle can help — and some gigs pay extremely well.<p>The U.S. economy added …

The Getting Things Done (GTD) Method Promises Stress-Free Productivity

"The most effective way to do it is to do it," said Amelia Earhart. That's basically the methodology behind the aptly named Getting Things Done (GTD) …

Time Management

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“Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking

Multitasking is probably the single most overrated skill in modern life. It drains your brain of oxygenated glucose that could be put toward paying more focused attention, makes it difficult for a person to switch between tasks, and is generally an illusion anyway. Only 3% of the population are …

Time Management

Productivity hacks are built for bros

In our work-obsessed culture, productivity “hacks” are like a virtual currency. The internet is rife with shortcuts to help you crush it like a pro, …

Why Humans Have Such Big Brains

The better to make friends with.<p>Humans are the only ultrasocial creature on the planet. We have outcompeted, interbred or even killed off all other …

Biology