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What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public space with someone (or many someones) who wants to stand closer to you than you’d allow your partner most of the time. (I often had this experience at the ATMs in Baku, Azerbaijan, where crowding has replaced …

Northern Europe

Piperlongumine, chemical from Indian pepper plant inhibits enzyme in cancer cells

UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists have uncovered the chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the …

Neuroscientists Develop AI-Based Method for Hacking Fear

As it turns out, your fear of spiders looks a whole lot like my fear of spiders.<p>Imagine a library of fear. Lining its aisles aren't photo albums of snakes and plummeting aircraft, but are instead volumes containing cross-sectional scans of human brains. They are familiar fMRI images of folded grey …

The Brain

The Two Cracks In The Republican Party

There’s more than just a left-right divide.<p>Donald Trump promised to come to Washington and get government working again. But the stunning failure of …

Freedom Caucus

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 10 Most Innovative Companies In Health 2017

The health care industry is transforming rapidly, in large part due to an influx of new technologies and innovative business models. These 10 companies are creating solutions to some of the sector’s most pressing problems—and they have the outcomes data to show for it.<p>Click on a company to learn …

Digital Health

The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …

Psychology

Your Answer to This Question Will Determine Your Success in Life | Inc.com

Your time on this beautiful planet is brief.<p>The more consciously awake you become, the more you realize how short life really is.<p>You have no time to waste on pursuits that aren't taking you where you want to go.<p>If there is any form of internal conflict at all in the decisions you are making, you …

Motivation

Barack Obama Won The White House, But Democrats Lost The Country

What happened?<p>In 2000, Barack Obama had just lost a congressional race and was feeling blue. So when a friend suggested that he head to the …

Democratic Party

The Real Meaning of Putin's Press Conference

The Russian leader tries to claim the role of senior partner in his relationship with the U.S.<p>You have to feel bad for the Moldovan president. The newly elected Igor Dodon had traveled to Moscow to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin for the first Russian-Moldovan bilateral meeting in nine years. …

Russia

Watch Priceless 17-Century Stradivarius and Amati Violins Get Taken for a Test Drive by Professional Violinists

Materials like carbon fiber and Lucite have been making their way into classical stringed instrument design for many years, and we’ve recently seen …

65 Free Web Resources for Starting Your Own Business | Inc.com

Where starting a business is concerned, there never seem to be sufficient resources available, and that includes one of the most precious resources of all: information.<p>Here's a handy guide that was originally created by Ubuntu Company Services, a South African company registration and compliance …

Small Business

Russia Is Already Winning

If you understand what the Kremlin is up to, the news is grim. But it also gives us a clear path to fight back.<p>The whirlwind of Russian spy news over the past few weeks has forced Americans to confront questions that previously would only have seemed possible in fiction: Did a foreign power …

Russia

Watch How Zero Became a Number

Zero is a tricky number. It's the only integer that is neither positive nor negative. You cannot divide by zero, but you can add, multiply, and …

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more productive year.<p>1. "It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know."</i> …

Motivation

How Putin engineered Russia's return to superpower status

"The Russians can't change us or significantly weaken us," Barack Obama said on Dec. 16, during his final press conference as president.<p>"They are a smaller country. They are a weaker country. Their economy doesn't produce anything that anybody wants to buy, except oil and gas and arms. They don't …

Russia

How to Build Beautiful 3-D Fractals Out of the Simplest Equations

If you came across an animal in the wild and wanted to learn more about it, there are a few things you might do: You might watch what it eats, poke …

4 Free Small Business Marketing Tools

Here's a list of four marketing tools that add real value -- but don't cost a thing!<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>There’s only one thing better than finding a cool new marketing tool, and that’s finding a <i>free,</i> cool new marketing tool. Here’s a list of four …

Small Business

Most People's Friendships Fall Into One of Three Categories

Making friends can be complicated (especially when science tells us that one out of two friendships is one-sided). But research from Dartmouth …

How to Become a Better Person in 7 Days

January is rife with talk of becoming a better version of yourself, but the discussion usually focuses on the 12 months ahead. The issue with this …

What the U.S. Lost in Syria

The deal cut by Iran, Russia and Turkey shows how little influence Washington has in the Middle East.<p>The duration of the latest Syrian cease-fire may matter less than its genesis. Russia, Turkey and Iran brokered the agreement without U.S. involvement -- a worrying sign of the waning regional …

Middle East

Fact-Checking Won’t Save Us From Fake News

Fake news.<p>We’ve used this phrase so many times in the past two months that it’s almost lost meaning — partly because it can mean so many different …

Journalism

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

A Stanford University psychologist’s elegant three-step method for creating new habits

If you hate the monotony of running on the treadmill, but drag yourself to the cardio room daily, believing self-torture will eventually become a habit—that’s not heroic; it’s bad design.<p>According to B.J. Fogg, a psychologist and researcher at Stanford University who has studied behavior change for …

New evidence indicates Nixon himself tried to sabotage Vietnam War peace talks

On Nov. 2, 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson made a private phone call to a friend of Richard Milhous Nixon, and bluntly accused the Republican presidential candidate of treason.<p>Treason.<p>There was no doubt, said Johnson, that Nixon’s campaign team was trying to scupper peace talks aimed at ending …

Vietnam War

A Curator Spent 9 Days Filming the Syrian Civil War From His Aleppo Apartment Window

Art curator and photographer Issa Touma talks about shooting the footage that became the Syrian war documentary ‘9 Days - From My Window in Aleppo’.<p>When Aleppo-based curator and gallerist Issa Touma noticed Syrian Civil War combatants on the streets below his East Aleppo home, he didn’t run—he …

Middle East

This Indian Startup Shows You Don't Need Textbooks To Learn Languages

Languages should be learned through a discovery process and not in rote-learning style replete with grammar and other stringent academic rules, says C.P. Viswanath, CEO of education services firm Karadi Path. His reasons for this unusual line of thought? An experience in the slums.<p>After several …

Language Learning

The moral foundations of fascism: Warring psychological theories struggle to make sense of Hitler, Mussolini and you-know-who

An abstruse but bitter debate in social psychology sheds crucial light on Donald Trump, and the history behind him<p>The week before the 2016 presidential election, Francis Wilkinson wrote a piece for Bloomberg View headlined "The Moral Foundations of Trumpism." The title was intentionally jarring. …

George W. Bush

DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases

Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even …

Genetics

You need to get inside the mind of a climate change denier if you want to change it

It has never been more important to figure out how to have constructive conversations with climate change deniers.<p>Whether the current global climate change was caused by the actions of humans should no longer be a topic of debate. In 2013, a survey undertaken of over 4,000 academic papers published …

Psychology