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A Guide to the Ideal Image Sizes for Your Social Media Posts

Different social networks require different image sizes.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p><i>This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with the latest ideal image sizes for the various social media platforms, as of August 2017.</i><p>You've got all the great tools to create …

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16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13% of us consider ourselves to be “happily engaged at work.”<p>Those who do rate themselves as happy are 36% more motivated, six times more …

Happiness

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these experiences get …

Happiness

Proposed test would offer strongest evidence yet that the quantum state is real

(Phys.org)—Physicists are getting a little bit closer to answering one of the oldest and most basic questions of quantum theory: does the quantum …

17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

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The Must-Read Brain Books Of 2016

The best of the brain books in 2016 featured deception, empathy, placebos, gaming, algorithms, microbes and that little voice in your head. Whether touching on psychology, neuroscience or the mind more broadly construed, the eight books on this list are top reads in a genre always popping with new …

Aliens are everywhere, says Ivy League professor

Alien life is behind the mysteries of the universe, according to a radical new theory.<p>Ancient non-human lifeforms morphed into the physical world and are the driving force behind mind-boggling quantum physics and phenomena like dark matter, according to a Columbia University astrophysicist.<p>The …

President Obama Just Showed Us How to Fix the Republican Party

You can't let them disown Trump.<p>On Thursday evening, President No More Fcks To Give stopped by Columbus, Ohio to deliver a speech that, frankly, I've been waiting for someone to give ever since Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for president. There were no words minced and no quarter …

Want to Be Kind of a Big Deal? These Social Media Tactics Could Move the Needle - Small Business Trends

Perception is everything. In the business world, people are naturally attracted to the biggest names, whether you call them influencers, experts, or …

Will We Ever Understand the Nature of Consciousness?

Predictions are fodder for the imagination. Most of our conscious experience is spent dwelling in the past or contemplating what’s to come. These …

Want to predict the future? Start with this: Almost anything will be possible | The Business Learning Institute

BLI thought leaders have spent a lot of time lately preaching the importance of anticipation — of spotting future trends before they happen and …

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This is the best scientific argument that your brain isn't a computer

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. The central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

Consciousness

Elephants Are Social, Like Humans, and Should Be Treated That Way, Expert Urges

Changing Planet<p>When a comprehensive study released earlier this month showed that social bonding and enrichment activities were more important than enclosure size to elephants in North American zoos, we wondered what Professor Caitlin O’Connell would have to say about the research. One of the …

The Nature Of Consciousness: Resonance Between Ancient Philosophies And Current Science

What is consciousness? Is it an essentially human characteristic or a fundamental characteristic of the universe? Questions about consciousness have intrigued philosophers and scientists for thousands of years. Neuroscientists, like myself, are asking questions about the essential characteristics …

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Researchers explore the science of awe

Think about a time you've experienced awe. Maybe you were gazing up at a massive mountain range, or looking down into the depths of an infant's eyes, or watching lightning as it seemed to crack the sky open. Maybe you felt humbled, or shaken; maybe you were struck by the vastness of the universe …

Feeling Blue? Try Some 'Shrooms, Says Science

A new study says magic mushrooms may treat severe depression.<p>A small clinical trial showed that hallucinogenic mushrooms may serve as a treatment for severe depression, Quartz reports.<p>Although illegal in the U.K., British researchers were able to get approval to test the effects of 'shrooms on a …

There's a Way to Test if Immortality Is Real: Lock Yourself in a Room With a Nuke

Don't try this at home.<p>Oh, quantum physics. Just when we think we've got you all figured out with your Schrödinger's cat experiment and your hologram …

1. What Is Consciousness?

This is possibly the biggest mystery of the human mind - what in the brain creates the experience of consciousness?<p>We're getting ever closer to an …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

Why You Have Revelations in the Shower

And why you always will.<p>We're geniuses in the shower. Groundbreaking ideas (or just like, really cool thoughts) come to us mid-scrub. We are not, unfortunately, geniuses in front of our computers at the office. According to Science of Us, that's because our brain doesn't use the same thought …

Your “Aha” Moments May Actually Give Rise to Your Smartest Ideas Yet

Struck with a sudden burst of inspiration? Science says just go with it.<p>According to new research published in Thinking & Reasoning, "aha" or …