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3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …

Profit

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you plan, research and prepare, the better off you'll be. With that in mind, I've rounded up these nine tricks …

8 Best Deep Web People Search Engines (Updated)

PeekYou is the best people search engine I ever find. PeekYou is really easy to use. You just need to put the first and last name of the people you …

10 proven tactics for reading people's body language

You can learn a lot about someone's intentions and emotions from their body language, if you know what to look for. We've compiled some tips in the graphic below to help you better understand what people are really telling you.<p>1. Worry, surprise, or fear can cause people to raise their eyebrows in …

Self-help

10 signs someone is lying to you

Chances are, you get lied to multiple times on a daily basis. But the good news is, spotting a fib isn't as difficult as you might think — so long as you know the signs.<p>Behavioral analyst and body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass, who has worked with the FBI on unmasking signals of deception, says …

Body Language

A Former FBI Negotiator Says These Are The 3 Secrets To Getting What You Want

Do you know how to win a negotiation? This man says he does. He also knows the pitfalls.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You know what you want.<p>You just don't know how to get it.<p>You don't know how to get the upper hand in a …

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Physics

Ruin Your Google Search History With One Click Using This Website

Reddit has officially freaked out over a site that automatically directs your browser to search terms pedophiles and would-be terrorists might use.<p>Unless you've specifically told it not to, Google remembers everything you've ever searched for—a fact that's been useful for artists, Google's bottom …

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2016

While enterprise technology has always been somewhat a breed apart from consumer tech, this year we see that consumer tech will definitively set the …

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

The Cognitive Science Behind Repeating Mistakes

Being constantly late, losing your phone, spending too much money, dating the same inadvisable people—these are all errors that human beings make over and over again. But it has more to do with how the brain is wired than with a lack of discipline. In attempting to understand where we went wrong, …

Cognitive Science

This interactive 3D model shows where your brain responds to different words

If you’ve ever wondered where exactly words are in your brain, scientists from the University of California at Berkeley have something to show you. In a paper published Wednesday (April 27) in the journal Nature (paywall), researchers describe the results of an experiment where they had test …

University of California

Tricking The Brain: How Magic Works

The magician snaps his fingers and a ball disappears right in front of your eyes. How is this possible, you ask yourself? You have a pretty good …

Consciousness

How to touch someone, according to science

With a stroke of the hand he or she wishes to convey an ancient and deeply human message: You are cared for, you are safe. But what makes for a meaningful loving touch?<p>Is it something baked into the structure and function of our skin, nerves, and brain, or the result or our culturally constructed …

The Brain

What's the Point of Being Human? The Best Answer So Far

The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose confidence in ourselves. No other creature on earth has the capacity to redefine itself. We do. How humans gained this ability remains a totally mystery. Looking at physical …

Consciousness

It Takes Less Than 3 Minutes to Understand Why Internet Trolls Exist

Thanks, science.<p>What was life like before Internet trolls? You ask most millennials this question, and they'll probably give you a blank stare. There used to be some semblance of expectation of class and respect in public discourse, where people said vile things without the veil of anonymity. It …

Internet

An FBI agent shares 9 tricks for reading people better

But what should you be listening for? And what other signs can tip you off to what someone is thinking or feeling?<p>If you follow my column, you're familiar with LaRae Quy. LaRae, who spent 23 years as a counterintelligence agent for the FBI, now spends her time writing, speaking, and teaching others …

FBI

Scientists Now Know How Your Brain Wakes You Up

Neuroscientists discover a brain circuit responsible for rapid waking.<p>Recent research has made huge strides in demystifying sleep -- why we need it, how to get more of it, and what happens when we don't get enough of it. But there's still a lot that remains largely unknown, including the way brain …

Neuroscience

I was terrified when my mind detached from my body – this is depersonalisation | Hannah Ewens

On holiday with my family, I looked in the mirror and saw a stranger. Somehow, my brain can pull me apart and put me back together again<p>You’re staring straight ahead. Somehow your awareness peels away from you, in slow motion. It’s like you’ve cracked in two, and one half is facing the wrong way. …

The Easiest Way To De-stress & Calm Anxiety In 5 Minutes: A Doctor Explains

Breathing is, fortunately, usually second nature. However, when we get flustered, our breath becomes short and shallow — and stress has nowhere to go …

Mindfulness

Why You Always Know Where Your Nose Is

A new study sheds light on proprioception, the sense a person uses to understand the position of their body parts.<p>Here’s a challenge: Close your eyes and then try touching your nose with your finger.<p>Did you do it? Even without using any of the five famous senses—sight, hearing, taste, touch, and …

A bunch of huge companies are creating a free technology to radically change how business is done

The companies involved include ANZ Bank, Cisco, CLS, Credits, Digital Asset, Fujitsu, IC3, IBM, Intel, London Stock Exchange Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MFUG), State Street, SWIFT, VMware and Wells Fargo.<p>Their goal is to create a distributed ledger that can be used by anyone and is …

Blockchain

Psychologists discovered a surprising secret to reducing your stress levels

You may think you're too overwhelmed with your personal troubles to cheer up a sad friend, the same way you're too busy at work to take a moment to recognize a colleague.<p>But research suggests you're hardly doing yourself any favors by focusing on your own problems at the expense of supporting …

Psychology

A Memory Champ's Trick For Remembering Almost Anything

No flashcards required.<p>Can you remember what you had for dinner on Monday? Journalist and writer Joshua Foer, a former USA Memory Champion, can remember lists of hundreds of random words, poems in their entirety, and the first 100 digits of Pi.<p>You might think his spooky ability is inherent, but …

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

Employment

Here's how Albert Einstein destroyed the myth of the planet Vulcan

From the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, many scientists were convinced that a mysterious planet "Vulcan" lurked between Mercury and the sun.<p>Einstein eventually proved them all wrong.<p>National Geographic interviewed Tom Levenson, author of "The Hunt For Vulcan: … And How Albert Einstein Destroyed …

Physics

Microsoft built what was basically Google Earth 4 years before Google — and it threw it all away

Unfortunately, Microsoft executives didn't see the potential of what the company had done and the project was killed, according to Motherboard. Seeing your house from space was not, they reasoned, something a normal person would want to do.<p>"[T]he company didn't care about the information [on …

Google Earth

This Chrome extension publishes details of every website you visit

A computer scientist has created a livestream of all the websites he's visiting -- including those not safe for work -- to show what the government's …

7 Ways Clutter Is Ruining Your Life

Clutter overloads your senses, just like multitasking overloads your brain. Here are all the ways a messy space can affect your life.<p>Take a quick glance around your workspace: Do you see piles of papers on your desk? Supplies you haven’t yet put away? An overflowing trash can? This clutter adds up …