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This Easy Morning Hack Will Help You Feel Energized & Release Achy Feet

<i>Here at mbg, we believe in Mindful Movement. In our video series, we’ll break down various moves designed to help you take care of your physical body</i> …

Want to sound smarter? Master these 7 grammar tips

As the executive editor of Avenue Magazine, a luxury lifestyle publication based in New York City, I see the importance of proper grammar every day. …

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

13 Science-Backed Signs You're Smarter Than You Realise

Don't underestimate yourself.<p>Everyone wants to be humble. Who me, smart? Nah, I'm just a good test-taker.<p>And anyway, it's kind of crass to go around …

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Artificial Intelligence

Left handed people are more likely to be geniuses

The belief that there is a link between talent and left-handedness has a long history. Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed. So were Mark Twain, Mozart, Marie Curie, Nicola Tesla and Aristotle. It’s no different today – former US president Barack Obama is a left-hander, as is business leader Bill …

The Brain

The six-day war: why Israel is still divided over its legacy 50 years on

Some celebrate the 1967 conflict as a liberation, others believe it launched a disastrous occupation<p>On Wednesday the Palestinian shopkeepers in the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City will pull closed their metal shutters under curfew. Residents will retreat behind the doors of their houses in …

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Halo 6 Will Focus on Master Chief, Won't Feature New Playable Characters

It turns out people like Master Chief.<p>343 Industries' Studio Head Kiki Wolfkill and Franchise Director Frank O'Connor have spoken about fan reaction …

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

3 Reasons 'Elder Scrolls Online' Now Has 8.5 Million Players

You would be hard-pressed to find an MMO that has so rapidly evolved as <i>Elder Scrolls Online</i>. What was once a game that was met with mixed reviews has course corrected into becoming one of the best games out there. In a recent interview with MMORG.com, game director Matt Firor said that <i>ESO</i> has 8.5 …

Rant: There are Two Kinds of Photographers

I will probably get a bunch of hate for this article, but whatever. Hopefully, my message will help someone. I realize this site is frequented by …

Pokemon Go is soon getting monster trading and real-time player battles

It seems Niantic has finally decided give loyal fans what they’ve been asking for as Pokemon Go is slated to get monster trading and real-time player battles very “soon.”<p>In an interview with Waypoint, Niantic CEO John Hanke revealed the two features are already in the pipeline but will likely land …

America entered World War I 100 years ago — this art shows what it was like

As we approach the 100-year anniversary of America joining the fray on April 6, 1917, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is holding the first major exhibition on American art and the war (appearing later this year in New York and Nashville).<p>"The works in WWI and American Art help us see in …

Study: No one really likes to look at your selfies

Two researchers in Munich have found evidence to suggest that, ironically, no one actually wants to look at your ironic selfie.<p>Sarah Diefenback and Lara Christoforakos of Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich published a paper in Frontiers in Psychology in January, titled “The Selfie Paradox: Nobody …

Secondhand smoke in Japanese restaurants will soon (almost) be a thing of the past

Going to a restaurant or cafe in Japan and coming out smelling like an ashtray is almost unavoidable.<p>But in anticipation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan’s parliament, or Diet, will debate an anti-passive-smoking bill (link in Japanese, pdf) that aims to ban smoking inside public areas, including …

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Experts Have Come Up With 23 Guidelines to Avoid an AI Apocalypse

Take note, future robot overlords.<p>It's the stuff of many a sci-fi book or movie - could robots one day become smart enough to overthrow us? Well, a …

Xbox One could see keyboard and mouse support, boss Phil Spencer hints

We might see keyboard and mouse support on the Xbox One, as suggested by Phil Spencer himself.<p>In case you didn’t know: yes, you can use a keyboard …

Watching Every Day in Groundhog Day Play Out at the Same Time Is Maddening

To some, February 2nd is a time to trust the wisdom of a shadow-spotting rodent who makes vague predictions about the severity of winter. To others, …

Groundhog Day

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

The Last Guardian gets a $20 price cut, and it’s permanent

Bring Trico home<p>If you’ve been holding off on buying <i>The Last Guardian</i> for some reason, your list of excuses is dwindling: The long-in-development action game starring a boy and his bird-cat-dog is now available for $39.99.<p>The $20 drop from the original price of $59.99 represents a discount of 33 …

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This Could Be The First Observational Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

Wha??<p>For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is - or once was - a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require …

The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of "jaywalking"

A hundred years ago, if you were a pedestrian, crossing the street was simple: You walked across it.<p>Today, if there's traffic in the area and you want to follow the law, you need to find a crosswalk. And if there's a traffic light, you need to wait for it to change to green.<p>In the 1920s, auto …

Chamber of Commerce

Krita Is a Fast, Flexible, and Free Photoshop Alternative Built by Artists

Windows/macOS/Linux: If you’re on the lookout for a digital painting tool and Photoshop is too expensive, Krita is a fast, free, and open source art …

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

9 Stunning Architecture Photos That Will Make You Want to See the World

When I think about traveling, my mind wanders to two very different places.I think of the beach. I also think about old, ancient buildings.I’m not …

Female Samurai Warriors Immortalized in 19th Century Japanese Photos

Most of my generation’s exposure to Japanese culture came heavily mediated by anime and samurai films. One cultural artifact that stands out for me …

Just how good is Google Word Lens at deciphering Japanese?

Spending a day with Google Translate in Japan<p>Google updated its Translate app this week with Japanese-to-English functionality. Through its Word Lens technology, English-speaking users can now translate Japanese words just by pointing their phone’s camera in their direction, and watching as they …

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US | Alex Hern

George Orwell’s tale of doublespeak and Big Brother is flying off the shelf after the president’s inauguration. But other imaginary worlds are closer to reality<p>Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller …

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