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Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

The Brain


Ancient Zen Advice On How Not To 'Be A Jerk'

A few months back, I wrote a post titled The Most Important Philosopher You've Never Heard Of. My point in that piece was to introduce readers to Eihei Dogen, a 13th-century Japanese Zen master who is considered, by many, to be one of the world's most subtle thinkers on issues of mind and being.<p>The …


11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

Emotional Intelligence

The 10 best independent games at E3 2016

Every June, the game industry descends upon Los Angeles to see the best that gaming has to offer at E3. Even though the triple-A studios have the …

This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor

Something massive and important has happened in the United States over the past 50 years: Economic wealth has become increasingly concentrated among a small group of ultra-wealthy Americans.<p>You can read lengthy books on this subject, like economist Thomas Piketty's recent best-seller, <i>Capital in the</i> …

Income Inequality

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Bandcamping: Have Yourself an Indie Little Weekend

To be honest, we’re very happy that you’re here, considering how big an evening last night was, in terms of new music releases: Chance the Rapper’s …

Sufjan Stevens

Debugging in Python

When mentioning <i>debugging</i>, this means there may be a <i>bug</i> in the middle. Well, I don't mean a bug one might find in a house—what I mean here is a …

Python Programming
Python Programming

5 Common Problems Faced by Python Beginners — SitePoint

Are you in the process of learning Python? It’s a fantastic language to learn, but as with any language, it does present challenges that can seem …

Medical errors may be third leading cause of death in the U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've heard those hospital horror stories where the surgeon removes the wrong body part or operates on the wrong patient or accidentally leaves medical equipment in the person they were operating on.<p>Even scarier, perhaps, is a new study in the latest edition of BMJ suggesting most medical …