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The Equation That Will Make You Better at Everything

As an athlete, if you want to improve something—your 100-meter time, say, or your deadlift PR—you’ve got to apply a challenge, some sort of “stressor,” and then follow it with a period of rest and recovery. Too much stress without enough rest and you get injury, illness, and burnout. Not enough …

San Antonio

The psychological effects of a heatwave

This has been a summer to remember, not least because of the unusual and prolonged spells of heat and sunshine. But aside from the physical changes of tanned skin or freckles, how does unusually hot weather affect us mentally?<p>VM Sharma and colleagues at AIMIL Geotechnical Consultancy in New Delhi …

Siblings

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

Meet The “Kratom Warriors” Who Say This Plant Will End The Opioid Epidemic

Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?<p><b>By the time Courtney True</b> found the Reddit thread about kratom in December 2016, she hadn’t touched an opioid for 48 hours. She was in bad shape — stomach cramps, diarrhea, jitters, hot sweats, cold sweats, and body aches that …

We Already Know How To Build a Time Machine

It’s just a matter of time before we build a machine that can take us into the far future.<p><i>Watch AMC's Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, a six-part series about focusing on AI, dark futures, aliens, and time travel.</i><p>In September 2015, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka arrived back on …

Physics

Jeff Bezos reveals Amazon has 100 million Prime members in letter to shareholders

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has released his latest annual shareholder letter.<p>In the letter, Bezos stressed the importance of having high standards in …

10 Ways To Handle Your Finances More Like An Economist in 2018

The new year is a natural time for people to make resolutions and changes in their lives for the purpose of self-improvement. Given that a majority of Americans don’t have $500 saved up for emergency expenses, a lot of people should be resolving to improve their personal financial management in …

Personal Finance

Here's a breakdown of the average American's household debt

How does yours compare?<p>Americans certainly don't seem to be shying away from debt, and a new NerdWallet study further drives home this point. Without further ado, here's how much the typical U.S. household owes in four major debt categories:<p><b>Type of Debt</b><p><b>Total Owed by Average U.S. Household</b><p>Credit card<p>…

Personal Finance

Retirement planning: Here's how much money you should have saved at every age

When it comes to savings, Americans are falling short. Nearly 70% of adults have less than $1,000 in their savings accounts.<p>Retirement funds are looking equally bleak. In fact, about half of US families have zero retirement account savings.<p>"Particularly the younger generation likes to think, 'I'll …

Retirement

9 ways to make people like you without saying a word

Becoming more likable is easier than you think.<p>There's lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to do with what they're saying.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most fascinating pieces of research on the best ways to make friends and …

Self-improvement

Pull Quote

Magazine<p>We’re learning more about the craving that fuels self-defeating habits—and how new discoveries can help us kick the habit.<p>Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti …

Drug Addiction

The Key to Social Media Success, According to This Instagram Giant

Whether you're making memes or selling product, you might want to take note.<p>You might be living under the metaphorical rock if you aren't aware, at least at a cursory level, that social media has changed--and continues to change--the game.<p>Almost every corner of the globe can instantaneously …

15 Thanksgiving Salads to Brighten Up Your Meal

On a table sagging under the weight of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and who knows what other dishes, it's easy for a salad to go ignored. It's especially easy to ignore it if the salad is an afterthought, something thrown together in a couple minutes right before people …

7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

You probably have a vague sense that exercise is good for you—and you’ve probably heard that it’s “healthy for the heart.” But if you’re like most …

Tech Entrepreneurs Can Learn A Lot About Marketing From Tesla

Beating expectations on Wednesday, Tesla Motors reported $1.6 billion in revenue for the first quarter on a 45% sales jump from last year. The fact that the climb came with a 57 cent per-share loss didn’t bother investors who were braced for a 58 cent per-share loss.<p>The Elon Musk hype machine rolls …

Scientists are working to make cows obsolete

We depend on cows for food, clothing, and sometimes even insulin. Cattle, though, are expensive and inefficient—each cow drinks a bathtub of water and emits three times that volume of methane daily. There are also the ethics of animal slaughter. But we might no longer need the cow.<p>Scientists are …

Cows

Need to Make Some Extra Money? Here Are 30 Side Jobs You Can Try

Here are some of the easiest ways to make money on the side after a day's work.<p>Are you ready to finally start earning more money this year? Who isn't?<p>A few years ago, I was working at a job that didn't quite pay all my bills. Sound familiar? Even if you have all your bills paid, earning a few bucks …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

Wellness

What an Anti-Memory Is and How It Frees Your Mind

Neuroscientists at Oxford just discovered how your brain moves memories into long-term storage. It’s called an anti-memory, and it’s more helpful …

The Brain

4 Social Media Sites Small Businesses Should Use More Often

This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you’ve likely already tapped into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest to push your brand. Sure, these networks work great, but there are others out there that can …

Social Media

6 Often Overlooked Digital Marketing Metrics

Do missed or overlooked marketing metrics keep you up at night? They should.<p>With so many marketers placing value on vanity metrics it’s a wonder any …

I retired abroad at age 29 for less money than I ever thought I'd need

The math behind financial independence is simple: you need 25 times your annual expenses to never have to work for money, ever again.<p>This calculation comes from the thorough Trinity Study, which defines the safe withdrawal rate based on historical returns, that will allow your portfolio to never …

Retirement

5 Reasons Marketers Should Create 'Snackable' Online Content

In recent years, I’ve talked a lot about how you should focus your efforts on long-form content to win Google algorithms. In-depth reports like whitepapers and case studies can help brands establish thought leadership on a specific topic, especially if they contain fresh information on an in-demand …

America’s First Minister of Propaganda

George Creel was so talented, he got Americans to support a war they had just voted against.<p>As America’s campaign intensifies, it is depressing yet …

Instagram is changing its feed, and that means good news for you

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Instagram is changing the way you see photos and videos on its feed.<p>The Facebook-owned company is moving from a reverse chronological order to a system based on …

7 Tools to Help Your Internet Marketing Efforts

The difference between a beginner Internet marketer and a proficient one is, on the one hand, in experience, and on the other hand, in the tools they …

Beyond the “F**k-off Fund”: Even if you’re “bad with money,” you can take control of your finances for the long-term

<b>(Ajwer via Shutterstock)</b><p>Saving up enough money so you can walk off a soul-sucking job or leave a partner is the first step. Then what?<p>Rachel Kramer Bussel<p>February 15, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p>Last month, Paulette Perhach’s essay “A Story of a Fuck Off Fund” at the Billfold, which explored the ways not …

Personal Finance

5 Treadmill Hacks That Can Help Shave More Pounds

Burn more calories on the hamster wheel every time.<p>If you're trying to lose weight but you run at the same speed and incline every time you hit the treadmill, you can run right into a rut—which is a) boring and b) lacking in calorie-torching power.<p>The good news: Jogging on the dreadmill <i>can</i> go from …

You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

If you’re hoping to drop a few pounds for an upcoming vacation, the old “calories in, calories out” method can be effective. Combine a meager diet …

Nutrition

Why Teen Phone Use Is Changing--and How to Change With It

Teens' mobile device use and preferences are unlocked for safety and marketing.<p>Minecraft is more popular than Facebook. Surprised?<p>Such data finds will shock many Millennials--and most people over 30--for whom Facebook signaled the rise of Web2.0. But, for many teens, Facebook is a hallmark of the …

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