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4 Keys to Writing Content That Readers Will Love

Writing content that readers will love isn't only about what you write, but how you write it.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>If your content doesn’t provide readers with value, solve a problem, answer a question or entertain, then it doesn’t really serve a …

Writing

Why don't humans have a penis bone? Scientists may now know

Speed of human mating might be behind the lack of a baculum in humans, suggests study tracing bone’s evolution<p>It can be as long as a finger in a monkey. In the walrus, it can be two feet long. But the human male has lost it completely. And researchers are a little stumped.<p>Known as the baculum to …

University College London

5 Easy Ways To Incorporate Conscious Sexuality Into Your Life

The SFW guide so you can get NSFW later<p>A couple months ago, I traveled to Dorset, England, to participate in a conscious sexuality festival. I had never heard of the term before going. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. All I knew was what I gleaned from the website, which mentioned …

Consciousness

Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

On Donald Trump's visit to Carrier in Indiana on Thursday, he mentioned a phone call that he made to the CEO of United Technologies, the air conditioning company's parent. As Trump describes it, that call led to Carrier announcing it will not move as many jobs to Mexico as it had planned.<p>"We can't …

Donald Trump

How To Use Evernote For Blogging

Evernote can be an amazing tool for organising your blog. With the tagline "<i>capture what's on your mind</i>," Evernote promises a smarter way to work. If …

Productivity

Researchers have quantified what makes us love Harry Potter

A good story often takes its reader on an emotional journey from despair to elation, and hits many notes in between.<p>It’s something that writers and readers understand intuitively. But it also can be analyzed, quantified and graphed. In a fascinating new study, researchers use machine-learning …

Harry Potter

The new scanners that can really get inside your head

Equipment allowing UK scientists to track the workings of the brain in much more detail is being unveiled at Cambridge University<p>New visions of the brain and body’s detailed operations will be unveiled by a suite of medical scanners being opened this week. The newly refurbished Wolfson Brain …

Imaging

Here's why you can't see all twelve black dots in this optical illusion

Now you see them, now you don’t<p>Optical illusions have a way of breaking the internet, and the latest visual trick looks like it’s well on its way. On Sunday afternoon, game developer Will Kerslake tweeted a picture of intersecting gray lines on a white background. Twelve black dots blink in and out …

Neurology

The Science Behind Essential Oils and Their Healing Properties

Your sense of smell is your most primal sense and exerts surprising influence over your thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors. Scents …

White privilege has enormous implications for policy — but whites don’t think it exists

White people who acknowledge privilege are more supportive of racial justice; the problem is there aren’t many<p>Barack Obama’s presidency has been defined by a new understanding by Americans that the country has yet to truly confront racism. His nomination was greeted with optimism which quickly …

Race & Ethnicity
Economics

How Poverty Affects the Brain

Tech & Science Brains poverty

10 things I wish I’d known before my daughter became addicted to heroin

I didn’t know where my daughter was. At 23, she claimed to have moved in with some people I’d never met. But I hadn’t heard from her in days. No one …

Drug Addiction

Brother Of Omran Daqneesh, Bloodied Syrian Boy In Viral Image, Has Died

Images of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, bloodied and stunned after he was pulled from the rubble in the Syrian city of Aleppo, have become a new symbol of Syria's suffering and resonated worldwide.<p>Now, opposition activists say his older brother Ali has been killed. According to the Syrian Observatory …

Middle East

Don't believe these 10 common psychology myths

This intuition fuels a "folk psychology" that sometimes overlaps with findings from scientific psychology, but often does not.<p>Some erroneous psychological intuitions are particularly widely believed among the public and are stubbornly persistent. This post is about 10 of these myths or …

Psychology

These Tools Will Help You Become A More Persuasive Writer

Everybody writes. No matter what you are doing in life, you need to communicate with other people. Whether it’s a personal email to your friend or a formal proposal for your business, you want to persuade people to take action.<p>Throughout the years I developed a writing routine and found useful …

Google Docs

How the porn industry is taking over Virtual Reality

Librarian turned porn entrepreneur Ela Darling is a rising star in the VR adult industry, making what she describes as “Pretty Porn for Smart People.” She agrees that virtual reality can make people feel more empathy for the people involved, and also have a more considerate approach to sex in their …

Bad Science: Circumcision Doesn’t Reduce Sensitivity?

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca!Male infant circumcision continues to be a hot topic here in the United States, with people on …

Circumcision

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Data Visualization

7 Powerful Tricks That Will Improve Your Writing Today | Inc.com

I'm not a writer, yet I've written three books. I have ideas. Big ideas. And so do you. Maybe you already launched a blog. Maybe you're even interested in publishing a book.<p>If you have big ideas, and want to communicate your ideas to as many people as possible. Read on.<p>You <i>must learn</i> how to write …

Google Trends

This Data-Viz Tool Is As Easy To Use As A Post-It Note

Beam makes charts and graphs simple and disposable. Which could be great for increasing the public’s graphic literacy.<p>Data visualization, infographics, data posters–whatever you want to call them, the genre is having its “Instagram moment.” Like typography and photo editing before it, the craft of …

Data Visualization

Stephen King Used These 8 Writing Strategies To Sell 350 Million Books

The bestselling novelist shares his secrets to selling so many books.<p>Stephen King is one of the most prolific and commercially successful authors of the past half century, with more than 70 books of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to his name. Estimates put the total sales of his books at …

Creative Writing

The color of heroin addiction — why war then, treatment now?

The nation’s heroin epidemic found its way from the shadows of America to Capitol Hill on Tuesday as lawmakers and experts struggled with a raging disease that is leaving an increasing number of bodies behind.<p>Heroin deaths have almost tripled since 2010, Louis J. Milione, a Drug Enforcement …

New Jersey

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Queen Nanny of the Maroons — Taking Freedom Back

Although we hear the history of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution of the 1790s, Jamaica’s Maroons (or Windward Maroons) were actually …

How Your Brain Reacts To Change

What drives our behavior during moments of change and how best to handle it.<p>Dealing with change can be incredibly unsettling, especially in the workplace. But understanding the neuroscience behind our behavior–how and why our brains work the way they do–offers insight into just what’s happening in …

The Brain

The Productivity Hacks Of 12 Successful People

The secret to working more efficiently isn’t about working more or less, but smarter. So we asked 12 successful people how they do it.<p>If you find yourself getting easily overwhelmed by emails, struggling to keep your eyes open at your desk, or constantly getting distracted by coworkers, chances …

Time Management

Saudi Arabia: more of an enemy than Russia, worse on human rights than Iran

British people tend to say Saudi Arabia should not be an ally of the UK – and rank its human rights record alongside Syria'sTWITTER FOLLOWThe recent …

Middle East

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

William Richards, who began studying psychedelics in Germany in 1963, is convinced LSD and psilocybin drugs can transform people’s lives for the better<p>Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most …

Psychedelia