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Beyond Time

We conventionally think of time as something simple and fundamental. It flows uniformly, independent of everything else, from the past to the future, …

Physics

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos is the ultimate warrior... and he can play, too

I love watching Sergio Ramos. He is a beacon of light in an era when there are not enough good defenders.<p>It is little wonder he is the world’s most …

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos Is the Internet’s New Favorite Meme

On Saturday night, Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to claim its third Champions League title in a row. And while the Spanish side ultimately deserved …

Zinedine Zidane Provides Yet Another UCL Title to Answer His Harshest Critics

Zinedine Yazid Zidane is one of the greatest players ever to have ever kicked a football, and following his third straight triumph in the Champions …

People Can’t Stop Messing With Daniel Radcliffe’s Photos, And The Result Is Hilarious

In <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2</i>, Harry and Voldemort's final battle ends with Voldemort's own Killing Curse rebounding and …

Why Doing What You Say Matters

When it comes to commitments, there are two kinds of people in the marketplace: Those who keep commitments as if their life depended on it—and those who break them as easily as crystal.<p>By definition, integrity means soundness, sincerity, truthfulness, coherence, honesty, of good moral character. If …

Leadership

11 Things You Didn't Know About Introverts

While introverts make up an estimated 40 percent of the population, people with this personality type often report that others do not seem to …

Personality

Google News has a new feature that may just pop your filter bubble

Announced at last week’s Google I/O keynote, the AI-powered Google News app officially landed today on iOS.<p>The app, which serves as a replacement for the seemingly-abandoned Google Play Newsstand on iOS devices, is excellent. It leans heavily on Google’s superb AI to surface stories you’re most …

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

Google Maps goes beyond directions

Google today announced a new version of Google Maps that will launch later this summer. All of the core Google Maps features for getting directions aren’t going away, of course, but on top of that, the team has now built a new set of features that are all about exploration.<p>“About a year ago, when …

Google Maps

What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World?

<b>WHAT IS REAL?</b> <b><br>The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics</b><br>By Adam Becker<br>370 pp. Basic Books. $32.<p>Are atoms real? Of course they are. Everybody believes in atoms, even people who don’t believe in evolution or climate change. If we didn’t have atoms, how could we have atomic bombs? But you …

Quantum Physics

This Is Why It's So Hard to Maintain Eye Contact While Having a Conversation

It's not just you.<p>Research suggests there's a good scientific reason why some of us struggle to look someone in the eye and hold a conversation with …

Body Language

How to respond to ‘Tell me about yourself?’ during an interview

“So, tell me about yourself,” the job interviewer says. Your heart sinks instantly. Here’s how to respond to this question, even if you were hoping …

Employment

9 Subtle Differences Between Being A Narcissist Vs. Just Being Self-Centered

Most people throw around the word narcissist loosely, using it to describe someone who is seemingly obsessed with themselves. But Narcissistic …

Explaining Blockchain in 1 Easy-to-Understand Sentence

A layman's look at what the blockchain buzz is all about.<p>Virtual currencies were truly something to marvel at last year. Whereas the stock market is …

42 Percent of Startups Fail for This 1 Simple Reason (It's Not What You Think)

Close to half of the over 100 startups analyzed made this mistake -- and never recovered.<p>CBI Insights recently analyzed 101 startup post-mortems (reports they wrote after they failed). The researchers extracted the top reasons startups fail, including things like a pivot going wrong; legal …

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You

When someone you work with annoys you, it’s tempting to avoid the person as much as possible. But this isn’t always feasible and often only makes the situation worse. You’re better off cultivating some empathy. How can you do that with a colleague who rubs you the wrong way? How can you foster …

How Intermittent Fasting From Technology Completely Saved My Sanity

In 2018, "mindless scrolling" is built into our routines. Standing in line at the grocery store? Perfect, now you have a few extra minutes to check …

Jake Tapper’s new political thriller is at its best when it’s most bonkers

Jake Tapper, the tenacious anchor of CNN, the merciless slayer of alternative facts, the dogged deflator of political egos, has written a novel about corruption in Washington. In the scandal-a-day Trump era of President Trump, the news doesn’t leave much room for fiction about our government’s …

Happy 'World Password Day'! These worrying stats show just how bad our password habits still are

Today is "World Password Day" and cyber security experts all across the globe will be tutting their heads at how bad our password habits still …

Move Over, Jews and Catholics: Here Comes Muslim Guilt

A new poll finds 62 percent of American Muslims feel ashamed of violence committed by fellow Muslims. But we’re taking action by getting more …

What Are the Id, Ego, and Superego?

According to Sigmund Freud, human personality is complex and has more than a single component. In his famous psychoanalytic theory of personality, …

Psychology

Why failing to recycle electronics leaves gold mines untapped

E-waste is more than phones and laptops<p><i>Update July 3 12:10PM ET: This article was originally published on April 23, 2018 and has been updated to include video.</i><p>There’s 80 times as much gold in one ton of cellphones as there is in a gold mine, says Federico Magalini, an expert on electronic waste. …

Scientific study on Trump voters confirms what people of color have been saying all along

The Trump voter is often portrayed in media and pop culture as a working-class white person, down on their luck and desperate for change. These …

Race & Ethnicity

This is what love does to your brain

“It’s really an addiction.”<p>What happens to your brain on love? Is there such a thing as “casual sex”? What do we get wrong about male and female sexuality?<p>These are a few of the questions I put to Helen Fisher in a recent interview.<p>Fisher is a biological anthropologist, the chief scientific adviser …

Relationships

Your DNA determines whether you're an introvert or an extrovert — here's how to tell which one you are

At some point in your life, you've probably been described as an extrovert or an introvert. It's true that many of us place ourselves in one of those two categories — or somewhere in the middle if you're an ambivert.<p>These labels were coined in the 1920s by the psychologist Carl Jung. He said the …

Psychology

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

The Brain

A Debt Crisis Seems To Have Come Out Of Nowhere

It's a problem that has come seemingly out of nowhere. Over the last five years a worrisome number of low-income countries have racked up so much debt they are now at high risk of being unable to pay it back — with potentially devastating consequences not just for their economies but for their …

Economics

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

"My greatest accomplishment as a parent has been convincing my kids that Chuck E. Cheese is only open once a year."<p>Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 280-character quips from moms and dads to spread the …

Parenting