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10 Websites To Help You Become Smarter

In an age of so much information, it’s a whimsical thing to find people burning all their time on social media. You can only get ahead in this world …

Learning

Daily Meditation: Releasing Anger

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a video from Buddhist nun Sister Chan Khong on managing and releasing anger. When …

These 13 Google Chrome hacks will change the way you use the internet

Since it debuted in 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the most popular web browser in the world, beating out Firefox and Internet Explorer.<p>But that doesn't mean you can't make it better.<p>There are many extensions and programs that innovative developers have built to make using Chrome more …

Google

Google has gotten incredibly good at predicting traffic — here's how

The robotic voice played over the speakers in my car, directing me to take surface roads rather than get on the highway, which is typically the fastest way.<p>But Google somehow knew that there was a traffic jam ahead on the highway.<p>As I drove on the frontage road, I looked up at the interstate. It …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

Everyone Should Listen To Lady Gaga's Speech On Why She Wanted To Quit Music

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Behavioral Sciences

Technology for the 10 billion: How tech will change the world by 2050

Introduction<p>The population of humans will rise from 7.3 billion today to 9.7 billion in 2050, according to the United Nations. That means extra …

Jeff Bezos

An algorithm can predict human behavior better than humans

You might presume, or at least hope, that humans are better at understanding fellow humans than machines are. But a new MIT study suggests an algorithm can predict someone’s behavior faster and more reliably than humans can.<p>Max Kanter, a master’s student in computer science at MIT, and his advisor, …

Artificial Intelligence

Mysterious Hum Driving People Crazy Around the World

It creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost never goes away.<p>It's known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that's heard in …

Improve Your Productivity While You Sleep: 5 Tips to Improve Your Evening Routine

Many productivity hacks focus on your morning routine, and how to maximise those precious hours before the sun rises high in the sky. But while many …

Project Management

Federal judge asks Apple to explain why decrypting iPhones would be “unduly burdensome” as tactic to open debate

A New York federal judge has indicated that he is likely to refuse a government request to compel Apple to unlock a customer’s iPhone, but will first ask Apple to explain why decrypting iPhones would be “unduly burdensome.” The iPhone concerned is apparently not running iOS 8 or 9, and so Apple …

Privacy

I made a computer pretend to be a computer that’s pretending to be a human. Here’s what happened.

Like fingerprints and snowflakes, the way we speak is extremely unique. We all have our own way of typing, spelling, our choice in words, etc. What’s …

14 Life-Changing Reasons To Work Out Right Now

None of which include the words "beach bod."

Weight Loss