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What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

95-year-old yoga guru Kazım Gürbüz shares secrets of active sex life and how everyone can live to 130

A 95-year-old yoga master from Turkey has said he still enjoys an active sex life and believes everyone can live to be 130. In an interview with the …

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …

Meritocracy is a massive lie: Race, inheritance and the the truth about the rigged American dream

Upward mobility has become a mirage: Rich have never had more wealth, the rest of us have never had so much debt<p>Once a process of economic polarization begins, it is very hard to turn it around. Attitudes harden, fear grows on fear; as people polarize geographically, they begin to know less and …

Backwards Time Travel Would Create Spooky, Self-Annihilating Twins

It's a common trope in science-fiction novels: Astronauts travel back in time by zooming through space at speeds faster than light (usually getting …

Wow: Target Is Removing Gender-Based Signage From Kids Section

This is huge.<p>After a consumer complaint went viral, Target says they're removing gender-based labeling from most of their children's departments. There will no longer be toy section signage indicating if something is for a boy or a girl, and they're removing labels, as well as pink and blue paper …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

17 mind-blowing psychology findings that explain the baffling choices you make every day

Decades of psychological research suggest that people behave in ways that are mysterious and perplexing — even to themselves.<p>We sifted through the Quora thread, "What are some mind-blowing facts about social psychology?" and pulled out the most fascinating findings. (Some fall outside the realms of …

We finally know why Virgin Galactic's spacecraft disintegrated in mid-air

Pilot error.<p>Investigators blamed the crash on a premature deployment of the craft's "feather" air brakes by the co-pilot, Michael Alsbury, who tragically died in the crash.<p>Pilot Peter Siebold was seriously injured, but survived.<p>Scaled Composites — the company that built SpaceShipTwo— was also …

24 Clever Tips To Get In Shape That Lazy People Will Appreciate

Seriously simple hacks that will get you in shape at your own pace.

Fitness

The religious have gone insane: The separation of church and state — and Scalia from his mind

A “strong and passionate” belief in God does real harm — look no further than the GOP or the Supreme Court<p>The headline on the News Nerd was almost too good to be true: “American Psychological Association to Classify Belief in God As a Mental Illness.” A study, the story beneath it read, had led the …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working off four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers from Nasa, the Seti Institute and several universities announced the …

Astronomy

“Making porn is fun”: The startling rise of DIY erotica

Online pornography is now a multibillion-dollar industry, and a handful of amateur sites are cashing in<p>Online pornography is a multibillion-dollar industry — 35 percent of all internet downloads are pornographic, and more than $3,000 is spent on internet porn every second. Every second! In the time …

8 Airy Homes with Giant Glass Walls That Open to Courtyards

In theater, the term “breaking the fourth wall” refers to when a character ignores the invisible barrier between the stage and the audience to …

These 20 Nutrition Facts Should be Common Sense (But Aren’t)

Common sense is surprisingly rare in nutrition.<p>All sorts of myths and misconceptions are being spread around, even by so-called experts.<p>Here are 20 …

The entire history of the world, in 1 chart

The 5-foot-long chart below has an ambitious goal: To record 4,000 years of history in a single graphic.<p>Drawn by John B. Sparks of Rand McNally and Company in 1931, the chart traces world history from the Egyptian Empire through the Assyrians, Persians, Romans and Huns through the early 20th …

Will we ever… live in underground homes?

As cities get more crowded, why not build down? Kieran Nash profiles some of the world’s most unusual underground constructions, from Australian rock homes to Beijing’s subterranean spaces.<p>In many respects, Bernadette Roberts’ three-bedroom house is like any other. “Lounge, dining area, kitchen – …

Are men and women hardwired for different skills?

Grandmaster Nigel Short has suggested women's brains aren't suited to chess. Is it true, or just another case of neurosexism?<p>For a top-ranked chess player with an enviable ability to think strategically, it was an uncharacteristically rash move. Nigel Short <b>just claimed that men and women had</b> …

Hillary Clinton

This Myers-Briggs Personality Type Earns a Higher Income

It’s been suggested that in order for people to succeed at certain jobs, they need to have the right kind of personality type for whatever career …

Psychology

How to get your best ever body

Five diet and fitness experts on body-weight training, eating organically and 23 other tips to help you reach and maintain a healthy body<p><i>One thing that gets me going on days when I don’t feel like working out or eating clean is following people who inspire me on social media</i>"<p><b>Hollie Grant is a</b> …

Scientists Discover 145 Alien Genes In DNA, We Are Not 100% Human

By In5D on April 11, 2015 in Science<p><b>In5D PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/in5d Add YOUR name to our In5D Wall of Gratitude with a minimal donation on</b> …

Class, Privilege and Wealth at Two Very Different High Schools

University Heights High School is located in one of the poorest congressional district in America, and six miles away, the Ethical Culture Fieldston …

50 Amazingly Clever Cheat Sheets To Simplify Home Decorating Projects - Page...

21. What type of flooring is best for your home?<p>Trying to decide between ceramic and wood? Bamboo or vinyl? There are a lot of different factors to …

The Future Of Architecture In 8 Ingenious Buildings

The future is now, people!<p>After his groundbreaking TED Talk on 30 years of architectural history, he's now released a new TED Book, <i>The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings</i>, which brings together 100 of today's most radical designs for a new tomorrow.<p>Rather than moving from style to style, …

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

How Humans Are Still Evolving To Avoid Extinction

As humans accelerate our impact on the earth and on ourselves, will 50,000 years of self-evolution both destroy and save us?<p>Humans may be approaching …

25 Workout Moves Fit People Love To Do

It's not all burpees and planks. OK, it's some burpees and planks. But a bunch of other amazing stuff, too.<p>Quick heads up: These GIFs and videos aren't meant for instructional purposes, just motivation! If you want to try a new move or workout, you should get an all-clear from your doctor, and work …

Yoga

18 Visions Of The City Of The Future, From The Past

From fanciful flying cars to garden-covered rooftops, here’s a look at what designers have imagined for our cities–and how they’ve shaped our urban future.<p>In 1939, visitors stood in line for hours to see the Futurama exhibit at the New York World’s Fair, an incredibly detailed model imagining 1960s …