Jeremy Smith

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5 Reasons Why Non-Digital Time Management Is More Productive

As technological innovation marches forward in so many aspects of life, there is a movement gaining momentum to return to the past in search of something important that progress may have left behind.<p>No, you can’t beat the convenience of streaming and digitized music, but the listening experience …

Time Management

Facebook is taking a clear step to dismantle the Facebook echo chamber

Facebook has bet big on personalization—as part of a March 2013 news feed overall, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his intention was “to give everybody in the world their very own personalized newspaper.<p>By last year, Facebook had clearly accomplished just that. A Pew survey in May found that 66% of …

Social Media

Black Hole Information Paradox: Experiments Using Plasma ‘Mirrors’ Could Reveal If Black Holes Really Destroy Information

The universe as we know it is governed by the laws of causal determinism — causes precede effects and not the other way around. If one knows all the …

Tillerson says China should be barred from South China Sea islands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state has set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing, saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.<p>In comments expected to enrage Beijing, Rex …

China

Asian stocks lifted by optimism on oil prices, Wall Street

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks logged solid gains Wednesday, cheered by a rally on Wall Street, although oil prices erased some of the recent big gains …

Stock Markets

Will Smith's final hours: Time line of deadly New Orleans shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> What started out as a fun day at a festival changed drastically in a matter of hours for former NFL player Will Smith.<p>The one-time defensive end for the New Orleans Saints was shot dead after a traffic crash Saturday night. Suspect Cardell Hayes, 28, is accused of killing him after they …

New Study Says Running Is Your Happy Secret Weapon

Pause the Netflix.<p>When sadness strikes, it's logical to want to lie in bed all day wrapped up in the comfort of blankets or stay on the couch eating ice cream while Netflix binging.<p>A new study, however, reports that doing nothing is the opposite of what you want to do when you're feeling like …

After My Suicide Attempt, I Made This Plan to Stay Alive and Well

<i>Trigger warning</i><p>A single, circular, black and white-colored analog clock adorned the off-white wall. Groggy, my eyes strained then refocused. It was 4 a.m. I had been in limbo overnight waiting for an in-demand, overbooked, cheap wood-framed, rather uncomfortable single bed. It was an early, solemn …

Mental Health

23 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy

Diets. High heels.<p>Being happy should be simple, but with all these insane rules and social pressures that we put on ourselves, it's actually kind of hard. Isn't that so sad? I think it's the worst, personally. A little #LifeHack, though, is that there are things you probably do every day that make …

High Heels

The Gulf War Victory That Never Was

When US-led coalition forces drove Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait, the campaign was heralded as the antidote to Vietnam. A quarter century later it …

WWI soldiers spent less time in trenches than we previously thought

Many people’s image of World War I is something like this: shellshocked men, stuck for weeks or months in rain-filled trenches, enduring artillery bombardments and deadly raids from the enemy, before going "over the top" in fruitless raids of their own. Rinse. Repeat.<p>It's an image that has become …

5 mind-blowing feats of superhuman endurance

From these daredevils, we learn how the body can miraculously compensate for starvation or oxygen deprivation to stay alive for as long as possible.<p>Here are five incredible feats of superhuman endurance:

Flickr

'My liver is bleeding': life inside an Afghan psychiatric hospital – in pictures

‘My liver is bleeding’, a local saying meaning ‘I am unhappy’, is a familiar refrain among patients at the Alemi neuro-psychiatric hospital, Afghanistan’s first private clinic, in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. After nearly 40 years of on-off war, mental illness is widespread, but facilities …

These Adorable Videos Are Scientifically Proven To Make You Happy

Joy is just a cat video away.<p>Some professional advice: Stop what you're doing and watch a cat video. It's good for you.<p>Taking a break with the likes of Lil Bub can make you feel more energetic, less anxious and a little happier than you felt before the video, according to a real scientific study …

Cute

Cam Newton: 'I'm an African American quarterback that may scare some people'

• Carolina Panthers QB has come under fire for celebrations<br>• Newton will lead team in Super Bowl against Denver Broncos<p>Cam Newton believes that race influences the way he is perceived by sections of the public.<p>“I’ve said this since day one,’’ Newton told reporters on Wednesday. “I’m an African American …

NFL

The photos of this UFC fighter's eye injury should be banned from the Internet

Well, after you finish looking at them in this post, I mean.<p>But really, uh ...<p>... maybe don't look at this ...<p>If you are squeamish or just don't like general unpleasantries, there are other sports things to read on SB Nation right now.<p>Okay, here we go. I warned you.<p>Hello, here is a gross picture …

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Integrating Muslims into Europe is 'impossible', says Czech president

Milos Zeman, an anti-immigration leftwinger, claimed the influx of refugees into Europe was masterminded by Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood<p>Czech president Milos Zeman, known for his fiery anti-migrant rhetoric, claimed on Sunday it was “practically impossible” to integrate the Muslim community into …

Tourists shun resorts from Egypt to Turkey in wake of Isis attacks

Sun and sand holidays underpinned North African economies but incidents in Sousse and Sharm el-Sheikh have led to severe drop in visitor numbers<p>Off the windswept headland where the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba meets the Gulf of Suez, a dozen divers trail bubbles during their descent towards the famous …

Red Sea

Dozens killed by Islamic State in 'massacre' in Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor

An attack by Islamic State on the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor has left at least 85 civilians and 50 government troops dead, a monitoring group has said, with state media denouncing a “massacre”.<p>Syria’s state news agency Sana, quoting residents, said up to 300 civilians were killed in the …

Middle East

Jeb Bush Finds His Groove in Donald Trump's Shadow

The question came from the audience, but it might as well have come from inside Jeb Bush’s own brain: “Why would you want to be President of a nation …

Roli's quirky musical keyboard is now an iPhone app

When ROLI introduced the Seaboard -- a quirky interpretation of the musical keyboard -- it was hard not be curious. But, at $2,000, that's likely where you remained. Even the smaller, more affordable Seaboard Rise was a little out of reach for many casual musicians wanting to try its tactile …

Where in the world have we achieved 100% renewable power?

In a few places around the world, humans have achieved a feat that seemed impossible just a few years ago, and still seems inconceivable nearly everywhere else: They’ve stopped burning fossil fuels for electricity.<p>Throughout 2015, several nations, states and cities announced they had either managed …

Renewable Energy

UN adopts resolution to cut off ISIL funding

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to cut off all sources of funding for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIL) and other groups it classifies as terrorist organisations.<p>In its first meeting at the finance ministers' level on Thursday, the 15 member states …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has given birth to identical twin baby girls.</b> She tweeted the news on Thursday.<p><b>2. Walmart's marketing chief is stepping down.</b> Stephen Quinn will retire in January, The Wall Street Journal reported.<p><b>3. TV viewers have chosen Walburtons' Muppets spot as the best UK Christmas</b> …

Advertising