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Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

Religion

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Could electric biorocks save coral reefs?

In Indonesia, ecologists have created ‘biological rocks’ on the ocean floor using an ingeniously simple technology. Katie Silver investigates.<p>Just metres off the beach, beneath the clear water, is a giant motorbike, sitting atop a big steel structure in the shape of a speedbump. It is covered in …

Seafloor

Here’s What Happened When A Neighborhood Decided To Ban Cars For A Month

Everyone loved it, obviously. And the world didn’t fall apart.<p>Two years ago, an average neighborhood in the South Korean city of Suwon embarked on a radical experiment: For one month, the neighborhood suddenly got rid of every car.<p>Called the Ecomobility Festival, it was created as a way to help the …

Nas-Produced 'Shake the Dust' Shines Light on Global B-Boys

Documentary focuses on hip-hop's impact around the world via international breakdancing crews<p>Yemen, torn apart by civil war and brimming with …

How to Make Time for Social Media Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With everything else required to keep your business up and running, finding time for social media marketing can be a challenge. You know you need to do it, but trying to find the time to fit it into your already packed schedule can feel …

Marketing

33 Social Media Facts and Statistics You Absolutely Need to Know

The latest social media facts prove that social media is starting to take off its short pants.<p>It’s becoming all grown up. In fact, Facebook is now …

Mark Zuckerberg

The Strange Ways Your Name Influences Your Behavior

Our given names influence our lives in all sorts of strange ways, affecting everything from where we choose to live to what we do for a living. That's the takeaway of a fascinating new video from PBS Digital Studios' BrainCraft series (above).<p>"We write our names thousands of times throughout our …

Psychology

Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness

Research has shown that dropping pounds doesn't mean higher well-being.<p>To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives.<p>Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with …

Weight Loss

Why painful memories linger with us

If we didn’t forget pain, women would never go through childbirth twice – or so says the myth. But the truth is that agonising memories don’t always diminish.<p>If you visit someone with a newborn baby, their description of the pain of childbirth often includes the phrase “never again”. One friend …

Pain

Twitter Adding Features: Will it Change the Social Network?

Recently Twitter announced the rollout of new features, most notably the ability to have group messages.<p>Being interested not just in technology, but …

Jokes

6 Under-the-Radar 2015 NBA Rookies on the Rise

Familiarity with some of the NBA's most notable rookies like Andrew Wiggins, Nikola Mirotic and Nerlens Noel is becoming ubiquitous.<p>However, some lesser known second-round and undrafted talents are making quite a ruckus on a few of the league's underachieving big-market squads.<p>Not only do these …

NBA

Fear the Radical Christians Too

Lately we've been awash in a debate over the term "radical Islamist." Should we use it or not? For my money the answer is yes. In addition to savage beheadings and mass shootings, they want to send women back to the stone age.<p>But as a woman in the U.S., I don't fear them nearly as much as I fear …

Religion

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Gender

GIF-iti artist takes mindblowing street art to next level

INSA, the innovative GIF-iti artist who has already blown our tiny minds with pieces painted on street walls and converted into animated GIFs, has …

50 Amazing Resources That Will Make You a Better Writer

Content. Every business wants content. Every business needs content (especially those that embrace content marketing to find and engage potential …

Social Media Training Diet [Infographic]

For those who missed our most recent slideshare presentation we’ve created an infographic to illustrate the proper social media training diet for …

Public Relations

How to Generate Leads on Social Media by Simply Listening to Your Audience

If you want to grow your business, you’ve got to be willing to lend an ear. Image by Ky Olsen via Flickr.<p>If you want to grow your business, you need …

Marketing

The 5 Keys to Building a Social Media Strategy for Your Personal Brand

Many of the social media tips we share—the ways to create a marketing plan from scratch, how to get more followers, how to get more clicks—often …

Online

4 ways social media drives business development

<i>This article is part of SWOT Team, a new series on Mashable that features insights from leaders in marketing, brand-building and public …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Mindfulness

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

What the 'marshmallow test' can teach you about your kids

<b>(CNN) —</b> The premise is simple: You can eat one marshmallow now or, if you can wait, you get to eat two marshmallows later.<p>It's an experiment in self-control for preschoolers dreamed up by psychologist Dr. Walter Mischel. While the rules of his experiment are easy, the results are far more complex …

‘I emailed a message between two brains’

Could we one day hook up our brains to the internet? Rose Eveleth investigates a claim for the ‘first’ online message sent between two minds.<p>As internet connections become faster and more of the devices we carry help keep us online, it can sometimes feel like we’re on the verge of spontaneous email …

The Brain