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17 Free Online Learning Sites that Provide High Quality Opportunities

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Motivation

The best free courses on the web for becoming a data science master

If you’re just getting into data science, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Did you waste all that time in college for nothing? Are you going to be far …

Data Science Degrees – Analyzed and Visualized

<b>By Alex Salkever (Silk.co).</b><p>Demand for employees with data science skills is soaring. Colleges and universities know this. Not surprisingly, we’ve …

11 apps that will make you smarter

Duolingo<p>Combining reading, writing, listening, and speaking exercises for maximum progress in minimal time, Duolingo is a free (and beautiful) app …

Wave Hello To A Lab-Grown Rat Arm [Video]

The first step toward regenerating human limbs<p>Right now, if you’re one of more than 1.5 million Americans who’ve lost a limb, you don’t have a lot of options when it comes to replacing it. Prosthetics tend to be clunky, limited in function, and lacking in tactile feedback. Hand and arm transplants …

Philosophy for the people: commencing a dialogue

I have always been interested in how we try to understand the world in which we live, and artworks provide us with a great stimulus for such …

47 Books Every College Grad Should Read

The reading doesn't end with class.

Mindfulness For Anxiety and Depression

<b>Mindfulness For Bipolar</b><p>There are numerous research studies that support the use of Mindfulness techniques to treat depression, anxiety, and bipolar …

Mindfulness

Are You A Procrastinator? Scientists Say This Brain Hack Can Help You Meet Your Goals

Having trouble motivating yourself to work toward a future goal? Whether what you want is two days or 20 years away, new research finds that the key to avoiding procrastination may be to change the way you think about time.<p>The trick? Break down the time you have into smaller units. For instance, if …

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our …

Five Crazy Things Sex Does To Your Brain

1 of 10<p>Birds do it, bees do it and so do humans. But what does sex do to the human brain? A whole lot, it turns out.<p>2 of 10<p>How women see …

15 Things You Might Not Know About The Alchemist

Brazilian author Paulo Coelho’s allegorical novel of a Spanish shepherd has inspired millions of readers to set out searching for their own personal …

An Easy Hack to Drive Creativity | Inc.com

"It ain't about the notes you play," legendary trumpeter Miles Davis once proclaimed. "It's about the notes you <i>don't</i> play."<p>In the art world, the "unused" space around a painted object is known as 'white space', and is considered equally important to the image itself. The open space frames the work, …

You Want Progress In Life? Stop Learning... Start Implementing

Your success in life is directly proportionate to your ability to take action and get stuff done.<p>But…<p>That is most likely the opposite of what you’ve …

Mozart on Creativity and the Ideation Process

“It is quite natural that people who really have something particular about them should be different from each other on the outside as well as on the inside.”<p>In 1945, French mathematician <b>Jacques Hadamard</b> set out to explore how mathematicians invent ideas in what would become <b>The Mathematician’s</b> …

Dr Hannah Fry: the mathematical models that underpin our sexual success

<b>What are the odds?</b><p><i>Or how mathematician Peter Backus weighed up his chances of finding love…</i><p>Just as it’s not possible to calculate precisely how many alien life forms there are, it’s also not possible to calculate exactly how many potential partners you may have. But all the same, being able to …

Mathematics

Brain food: 6 snacks that are good for the mind

What can you eat to make you smarter?<p>Eating well doesn’t just boost your strength – the nutrients in food are also excellent fuel for the brain. <b>US scientists have discovered</b> that a handful of walnuts a day can help improve your memory. Adults who ate 13g of walnuts every day performed significantly …

Is philosophy bad science?

In reaction to my essay “Does the scientific method need revision?” some philosophers at Daily Nous are discussing what I might have meant in a …

The Virtue of Scientific Thinking

Jan 20, 2015<p>22 Min read time<p>Scientists have discarded the moral authority that previously accrued to their vocation.<p><i><br>Fronstispiece from</i> New Almagest</i> …

I Think Therefore I Do | Mark's Daily Apple

January 20, 2015<p>By Guest<p>This <i>is a guest post from Dr. Alessandra Wall.</i><p>Descartes once said, “I think therefore I am.” He was discussing the nature of …

Self-improvement

The Neuroscience Of Narrative

Exploring the power of stories in our lives, Elizabeth Svoboda explains that “we’ve known intuitively that stories alter our thinking and, in turn, …