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How Languages Evolve: Explained in a Winning TED-Ed Animation

Language. It's as adaptable as Darwin’s finches.<p>It’d be interesting to know how the Internet changes the game. Seems like it would go a long way …

Download 140 Free Philosophy Courses: Develop Critical Thinking Skills & Live the Examined Life

What is “Philosophy”? Yes, we know, the word comes from the Greek <i>philosophia</i>, which means “the love of wisdom.” This rote etymological definition …

Learning

California Pediatrician Demonstrates His Trusted Method for Gently Calming a Crying Baby

Doctor Robert Hamilton of Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in Santa Monica, California demonstrates his tried and true method for gently quieting a crying …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

Renters' rights: What you can demand from landlords

You should request all repairs in writing, detail the complaint and its impact, give the landlord a deadline and keep a copy of your letter.<p>If the …

Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds

Every parent wants their kids to be successful. It is the purest wish a parent can have. Making this wish a reality is an entirely different …

Self-improvement

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Google

44 Essential Movies for the Student of Philosophy

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “philosophical film”? <i>The Matrix</i>, most likely, an obvious example of a movie—or franchise—that explores …

Akira Kurosawa

How to calm an anxious mind: Researchers are making mental health treatments easier 'for those who need it most'

Researchers are making mental health treatments easier 'for those who need it most'<p>Anxiety disorders and related problems such as …

TIE Fighter, An Artfully Animated Star Wars Fan Film Featuring the Empire’s Side of a Battle

“TIE Fighter” is an artfully drawn and animated short film by Paul Michael Johnson featuring a ferocious spaceship battle between the Empire and the …

Husky Verbally Refuses to Go Into His Kennel

Blaze, an adorable but obstinate 11-month old Husky, doesn’t want to go into his kennel and has no problem saying so. By using a combination of his …

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3489: Margot Robbie wants Prince Harry - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Although Margot Robbie has been in a relationship with Tom Ackerley, a British assistant director, for almost two years, her appearance on Jimmy …

Margot Robbie
Autism

Why I Suck at Being a Leader

Ask yourself: Are you a leader, or an individual contributor?<p>Have you heard of "The Peter Principle"? I bet you didn't know it actually came from a book by that name. In this 1968 book, Lawrence J. Peter wrote: "In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence...in time, …

Leadership

How To Train Your Human: Designing For Healthier Habits

Meet Joe. He’s in his mid 30s and has two kids. Trying to watch his waistline, he decides he wants to lose 20 pounds. He buys the latest in wearables and the best in fitness apps to track his food and exercise. He tracks religiously for the first week and manages to lose a few pounds.<p>But by week …

'I was convinced my baby would die the next day'

<b>Imagine looking at your newborn baby and being convinced they are the son of God. You may think this recent plotline in EastEnders sounds far-fetched. But it's actually a common symptom of post-partum psychosis, a condition that affects one in 500 mothers.</b><p>"It's like being in a vivid nightmare only …

Mental Health

Are You a Leader, or Just Pretending to Be One?

We’ve rarely needed leaders more — but wanted the leaders we have less.<p>It’s as if we’ve forgotten what leadership really is, and confused it with what it isn’t.<p>What’s not leadership? For one thing, performing. Leadership is not making the right faces, memorizing the right lines, pumping your fist …

Kit Kats, Mozzarella Sticks, And More Food Fails That Got Litigious

On Monday, the world of commercial candy products was rocked when Nestle was publicly called out for providing a 20-year-old college student a package of Kit Kats that wasn’t up to par. Forget the fact that they didn’t gold-plate it, there weren’t even any wafers. But while others might be …

KitKat

Why moving house could be the best time to give up smoking

The University of Bath has discovered that people are more open to new ideas and information when going through a major change.<p>When buying a house or switching jobs the last thing that might come to mind is making another huge life change.<p>But psychologists have found that big upheavals create a …

Sustainability

135 Free Philosophy eBooks

<b>Boethius -</b> Consolation of Philosophy<p><b>Burke, Edmund</b> - On the Sublime and Beautiful<p><b>Camus, Albert</b> - The Stranger<p><b>Carroll, Lewis</b> - Symbolic Logic<p><b>Carroll,</b> …

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

We all know that job satisfaction often hinges on the quality of the relationships we have with our bosses. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving, 24/7 workplaces, it’s not always clear what managers should do to create the most satisfying work experiences and the happiest employees. My research into the …

Everything You Need To Know About TV And Movies In 2016

From The X-Files to The People v. O.J. Simpson, and Captain America: Civil War to Rogue One, there are a lot of new film and television offerings to look forward to. In chronological order!<p><b>Note:</b> This list, though long, is of course not everything. There will be movies that come out of Sundance and …

How To Prepare For Your Performance Review -- And Rock It

I’m not a fan of performance reviews, but you can’t walk into your next annual review and say “Liz Ryan told me this process is stupid.” You have to be ready to talk about the year you’ve just finished and the year ahead.<p>I don’t like performance reviews because they take a relationship between two …

Goal Setting

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

‘Run, Hide, Fight’ Is Not How Our Brains Work

IN this age of terror, we struggle to figure out how to protect ourselves — especially, of late, from active shooters.<p>One suggestion, promoted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security, and now widely disseminated, is “run, hide, fight.” The idea is: Run if you can; …

Everything We Know About Star Wars' Post-Return of the Jedi Future

Science Fiction

Monty Python’s Best Philosophy Sketches

From dead parrots to <i>The Meaning of Life</i>, Monty Python covered a lot of territory. Educated at Oxford and Cambridge, the Pythons made a habit of …

After the great unraveling: A harrowing glimpse of the world that awaits

Devastating droughts, mass migrations and rampant xenophobia are only a preview of the dystopia to come<p>Let me start with a confession. I’m old-fashioned and I have an old-fashioned profession. I’m a geo-paleontologist. That means I dig around in archives to exhume the extinct: all the empires and …