Gareth Farrell

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9 Tricks That Will Change How You Use Your iPhone

Forget hammers and screwdrivers — iPhones are the most important tool of our times. But do you wield yours like a pro, or do your thumbs fumble its …

7 things a sleep scientist does to get a good night's sleep

Sleep is one of the most fundamental and basic things humans do. Without it, we'd literally die.<p>But many find it extremely challenging to not only get an adequate and consistent amount of sleep every night, but to do it well.<p>We turned to an expert — sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, an associate …

'We can hear the universe': Scientists detect gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein

More than a billion years ago, in a galaxy far away, two black holes surrendered to one another's inexorable attraction and collided with such force that it disturbed the very fabric of the universe.<p>On Thursday, scientists announced to the world that they had detected the ripple-like gravitational …

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Gravitational Wave Announcement Breaks The Internet

Or at least a few very nerdy websites<p>Scientists have finally detected a phenomenon predicted by Einstein 100 years ago, and the news is exploding across Twitter and Facebook.<p>Far away, two black holes are colliding, and instruments here on Earth detected the gravitational waves that resulted. The …

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7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness

Would you like to become smarter, healthier, be in better shape, feel more relaxed, and have more energy than you thought possible? Of course you …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

5 Psychological Negotiation Methods That Allowed Me to Close Huge Deals

I don't exactly consider myself a master deal-closer. However, over the course of my career in startups, acquisitions, and business, I've been involved in quite a few.<p>The world of negotiation isn't at all what I thought it would be -- the closed-door conference room tensions, sharp words, underhand …

Reading Body Language: It’s Not Easy, But You Can Improve

I've been studying nonverbal communication for over 30 years, with a special emphasis on skill in nonverbal communication. I've seen books and …

5 Reasons You Can’t Tell When You Are Being Lied To

Why are people poor lie detectors?<p>Most people believe that they are pretty good at knowing when other people are lying. But research clearly shows …

How To Read People’s Minds: Everyday Mind Reading

Is there a psychological explanation for ESP?<p>Although there is no research evidence to support mind reading via extra sensory perception (ESP), there …

7 Important Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Everyone has different abilities when it comes to solving problems, thinking logically, and acquiring new knowledge.<p>Your brain needs exercise just …

How to Meditate?

Meditation has been used for thousands of years to quiet the mind and foster inner calm.<p>In today’s multi-tasking digital society, creating a regular, …

These Zen Buddhist Koans Will Open Your Mind

"Out of nowhere the mind comes forth."<p>A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.<p>Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can …

Meet the game developers of Mexico: a growing community

For the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), Mexico’s time has come.<p>It’s a growing games market — the 13th globally for game revenues, according to market research firm Newzoo. But looking past Kerbal Space Program, an international indie sensation developed in Mexico, the development side …

The Verge Review of Animals: the Apatosaurus

A cautionary tale of post-extinction humiliation<p>You know you’re famous when you’ve been dead for millions of years and everyone still knows your name. Just ask the Apatosaurus, which was, at 75 feet snout-to-tail, longer than a city block, and weighed at least 16 metric tons, which is about two …

Do Men Have Hormonal Cycles?

Short answer: Ever heard of man-struation?<p>Men do go through hormonal cycles. That much is established. Their testosterone levels tend to peak first thing in the morning, perhaps in concert with circadian rhythms, and then diminish over the course of the day—though exercise can cause fleeting …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year’s 2 most reliable showers – August Perseids and December Geminids …