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Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

Research shows Democrats are better for the economy — so why do voters trust Republicans more?

<b>Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Jeffrey Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>Contrary to what Republicans would have you believe, “a robust safety net can exist alongside a vibrant economy”<p>Sean McElwee<p>August 20, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>While it’s true that presidents don’t have as much influence over …

Black Lives Matter: The Racist Reflexes of Police Officers Who Draw Their Guns

Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot to death by police officers this week. Both were calm. Both were compliant. Both were African American. …

“The evidence is pretty incontrovertible that he doesn’t exist”: Stephen Colbert’s favorite scientist on the universe, naturalism and finding meaning without God

Sean Carroll excels at explaining complex science to regular people — including those who don’t believe<p>More than two decades ago, the renowned astronomer Carl Sagan wrote that “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science …

Firefox creator writes an unofficial, on-point episode of 'Silicon Valley'

Many in the tech sphere will tell you that HBO's <i>Silicon Valley</i> is sometimes <i>too</i> accurate in its send-up of the San Francisco Bay Area's frequently ridiculous startup culture. But how good would it be if someone who actually came from the industry wrote an episode? You're about to find out. Firefox …

Silicon Valley

Facebook 'Spam King' pleads guilty after sending more than 27 million messages

Sanford Wallace, known as the "Spam King" after charges alleged he sent 27 million fraudulent Facebook messages, has plead guilty to fraud and criminal contempt charges, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports.<p>Wallace was under indictment since 2011, when the Department of Justice alleged he had compromised 500,000 real …

Encryption — used in everything from online banking to email — is so ubiquitous, one wonders if candidates have ever talked to a computer scientist<p>Jeb “I’m my own man” Bush sounds more and more like his know-nothing ex-president brother every day. This time, in between defending the Iraq War and …

Privacy

The worst Android vulnerability the world has ever seen isn’t fixed, no matter what Google tells you

A few days ago, a security researcher revealed that up to 950 million Android devices are susceptible to a hack that takes advantage of one of the …

20 All-Time Best Steve Jobs Quotes | Inc.com

Which is your favorite Jobs quote? Post it on my Twitter feed.<p>1. "Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."<p>2. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."<p>3. "That's been one of my mantras -- …

Motivation

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

Stephen Colbert Interviews Eminem On Public Access TV

<b>Stephen Colbert</b>‘s just about ready to settle into his new slot as the <i>Late Show</i>‘s host. But with so much time having passed since his departure from …

Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations<p>Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations …

Privacy

Fox News can’t take a joke: The best comedy takedowns of blowhard conservatives

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert aren’t the only comedians who know how to stick it to Roger Ailes & company<p>Many Republicans brutally criticized President Barack Obama in 2014 after he appeared on Zack Galifianakis’ "Between Two Ferns" to pitch Obamacare to young people. Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto, …

Andreessen Horowitz: Why we're not in the next tech bubble

Earlier this month, around 100 institutional investors gathered at the Rosewood Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, for the annual limited partner …

Mesosphere's Data Center Operating System Goes Live For Amazon, Microsoft, OpenStack, More

Mesosphere, the company building a ‘data center operating system’ (DCOS) on top of the open source Apache Mesos project, today announced general availability of code they’ve been perfecting for over two years.<p>Two versions are available:<p>a free Community Edition, which only runs CoreOS Linux on …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Mindfulness Meditation Physically Changes the Brain

While practitioners have long touted the emotional and physical benefits of meditation, a new study by Harvard-affiliated researchers has shown that …

List of freely available Programming Books

<b>You may also like to see:</b><p><b>Design Patterns : Singleton Pattern</b>• <b><br>Design Patterns : Decorator Design Pattern - Decorating Objects</b><p>Here I listed freely …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Apps

5 founder-friendly financing terms that give power to entrepreneurs

In the first half of this year, the level of venture-capital investment hit its highest quarterly mark since Q2 2001. Big M&A deals like WhatsApp, Oculus and Zillow have become prolific. And more and more companies are getting financing at eye-popping valuations.<p>For many startups, the hot …

Evernote And The 100 Year Business Plan: Why Users Love It And Funders Hated It

At 100 millions users and counting, Evernote is the top note-taking application in the world. The company enjoys a revenue curve that any software company would love—a “smile curve” where users are more likely to upgrade to a paid version the longer they use it. But it wasn’t always so rosy. When …

Responsive Images in Practice

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life.<p>Sixty-two percent of the weight of the web is images, and we’re serving more image bytes …

Web Development

Amazon Prime customers now get unlimited cloud storage for photos

With so many backup options, losing your photos should be impossible<p>When it comes to backing up your photo library and life's most precious memories, it's good to have multiple options. Amazon's now giving its Prime subscribers another one: the company has announced that effective immediately, …