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How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Rich People Are Less Sad—But They Aren't Any Happier Than The Rest Of Us

In fact, new research shows that richer and poorer people are generally as happy as each other. Where they differ is in their level of sadness: …

Happiness

NASA plans mission to Jupiter's extraordinary moon Europa

Mars is nifty. It's fascinating. It's red and rocky and we currently have a couple of high-tech rovers checking it out. But it's no Europa.<p>Jupiter's intriguing moon may be iced over, but scientists suspect there's a massive ocean underneath. Researchers have even spotted what they believe to be …

Closing The 'Word Gap' Between Rich And Poor

<b>Listen · 6:29</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In the early 1990s, a team of researchers decided to follow about 40 volunteer families — some poor, some middle class, some rich — during the first three years of their new children's lives. Every month, the researchers recorded an hour of sound …

By Being Authentic, You May Just Be Conforming

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Lei Jun, CEO of the $10 billion Chinese company Xiaomi, has made headlines for creating products that look and act a lot like Apple’s, such as its new thin smartphone. And the comparisons don’t stop there — news reports consistently label Jun’s leadership style as imposture. …

This brilliant elevator experiment shows us how people can easily conform

en_US<p>article<p>In the hidden camera show Would You Fall For That, producers revived a clever social experiment by the classic TV program Candid Camera, …

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Boston University

New app promises to give your iPhone a 32MP camera

How would you like an app that transforms your regular 8-megapixel iPhone 6 camera into a 32-megapixel one?<p>Okay, so it’s not <i>exactly</i> as miraculous as it sounds, but photography app Hydra is a worthy tool to add to your virtual camera bag. It works by taking a series of up to 60 small images and then …

Mobile Photography

I Am Racist, And So Are You

Follow Human Parts on Facebook.<p>And the sooner we both acknowledge this, the sooner we can begin to address the problem. So let’s talk.<p>“Wait just a …

Does the American Dream Even Exist in Your ZIP Code?

One reason so many Americans tolerate inequality is their belief that it’s not a permanent condition. Yes, you might start out life without a lot of …

Higher wages won’t increase unemployment!

<b>(Lucas Jackson / Reuters)</b><p>Conservatives on the right contend that higher salaries mean fewer jobs. A wealth of research suggests otherwise<p>Emily Chong<p>August 10, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Next New Deal.<p>Fast food workers are going on strike from New York to Seattle to demand higher …

Dear middle class: Welcome to poverty

<b>(Arman Zhenikeyev via Shutterstock)</b><p>With income inequality surging, the middle class is disappearing into the chasm<p>Lynn Stuart Parramore<p>January 8, 2014 1:52pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Fifty years ago today, LBJ threw down the gauntlet on poverty in his famous State of the …

Curation: Creatively Filtering Content

We are living in an era of information overload. So much content is shared online that curation is needed as a way to get value out of the …

Feds Opening Waters to Largest U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

By Bobby Magill<p><i>Published:</i> January 28th, 2015<p>The Atlantic’s powerful bluster twirls thousands of wind turbines off the coast of Europe, sending …

Black Men Need More Education Than White Men to Get Jobs

A new report shows yet another way African Americans face systematic disadvantage on the job market.<p>Meet Steve and Kwame, two fictional guys who just graduated from the University of Maryland. Almost everything about them is weirdly identical—they majored in the same subject, they got the same …

The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps

Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions.<p>Our nation is currently experiencing growing levels of income and wealth …

Amazon robots speed customer orders but may lead to fewer workers

TRACY, Calif. — This holiday season, Amazon's little helper is an orange, 320-pound robot called Kiva.<p>The robots — more than 15,000 of them companywide — are part of Amazon's high-tech strategy to get orders to customers faster. By lifting shelves of Amazon products off the ground and automatically …

eCommerce

Essential camera equipment for photography students

<b>Taking a photography course for school, university or even just for fun? Here are some tools to make the learning experience as smooth as can be.</b><p>Camera<p>Depending on your course, your camera of choice might be a digital SLR, or it might be a film SLR. There are plenty of bargains to be had on the …

France Is Well Ahead Of The US And The UK In Terms Of Wi-Fi Availability

It may come as a surprise to some, but the country with the largest number of Wi-Fi hotspots is not the United States, as you could have imagined. France is leading the game, and by a great deal. The European nation can boast 13 million hotspots, compared to 9.8 million in the U.S. and 5.6 million …

Cheap gas is not here to stay

Raise that thermostat and fire up the SUV: West Texas Intermediate crude is hovering around $45 a barrel, and the Costco near my house is currently vending gasoline for under $2 a gallon. But don't start pricing Hummers just yet, because we don't know how long this will last.<p>No one knows exactly …

As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

The recent drop in gas prices may be good for consumers, but it's not such good news for hybrid car sales.<p>Even before gas prices started to slide, hybrid sales were falling — all while sales of trucks, SUVs and luxury sedans have been on the rise.<p>That relationship between gas prices and sales is …

Prototype Retainer Could Help Hearing-Impaired 'Listen' With Their Tongues

Putting the words right in your mouth<p>For individuals with significant hearing loss, cochlear implants have proven to be an incredible tool for regaining some sense of sound. Yet the small, electronic device, which works by stimulating an individual’s auditory nerve, requires both surgical …

The Brain

Can Virtual Body Swapping Help Fight Racial Prejudice?

Brain hacking and optical illusions can increase your empathy for other races<p>In the wake of massive #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations, the ugly implications of racism in the United States have come to the foreground. Prejudice, whether conscious or unconscious, exists on a much wider scale than most …

Virtual Reality

MLK's Effect on Today's Politics

Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered in many different ways on Monday – civil rights giant, religious leader – but from a more basic political perspective Dr. King might be thought of as an important father of the modern American political map.<p>The civil rights movement Dr. King led was …

Civil Rights

The Oil Price Tag That Investors Say Would Signal a Global Recession

The decline of oil prices to less than $50 a barrel has an undeniably positive effect on the global economy. From the U.S. to China, people are driving more and spending more, a much needed economic boost in generally glum times.<p>But to investors, a too-low oil price can also be a sign of trouble. …

The World in 2030

Bill Gates predicts we’ll end polio and cut child mortality in half. We asked 15 of the smartest people we know for their most out-there predictions.<p>You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in …

How to Make the Most of Your Momentum When Getting Things Done

Momentum is a key force to your productivity. It's the reason that sometimes you can work effortlessly, and at other times it feels like pulling …

Productivity

Recovered Film Gives An Amazing First Look At Scenes From World War II

Photographer Levi Bettweiser has spent the last two years collecting and developing old and abandoned rolls film, recovered from thrift stores and acquired from donors.<p>Last year, a contact delivered 31 rolls of film to Bettweiser; as he developed the film, he discovered amazing images capturing …

World War II