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17 Refreshing Books to Read This Summer

Here come the page-turners of summer 2018. They’re about ... maritime disaster? America’s opioid crisis? Toxic social media? The legacy of the Confederacy? How about a man who falls in love with a bear and is completely serious about it? No one said this was going to be pretty, but there are some …

Books

Here’s how to use mindfulness to make better decisions

A lot of the time you know what the smart thing to do is. But you’re still worried about how it might turn out. Or regrets about a past decision are …

3 Things to Do NOW to Protect Your Family From the Equifax Data Breach

The Social Security numbers and other identifying information of millions of Americans were compromised. Should you be worried about your data—or your children's?<p>3 Things to Do NOW to Protect Your Family From the Equifax Data Breach<p>Data breaches and hacking have become a huge issue, as major …

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

Elon Musk Says Humans Need to Read This Book to Prepare for A.I.

Elon Musk wants us to prepare for the worst. The tech entrepreneur recommended a new book released on Tuesday, written by MIT professor Max Tegmark, …

How to supercharge your iPhone in 5 minutes

Starting with the iPhone 6, Apple made it possible to charge it from 0 to 100% almost twice as fast. Here's how you can do it.<p>PLEASE NOTE: Your results will vary depending upon how old your phone battery is, how well you've maintained your battery, and whether you charge your battery</b> …

How Our App Gets You Speaking A Language In 3 Weeks

Turkish in a week? Romanian in an hour? We’ve made some pretty crazy claims when it comes to language learning. In our Turkish, French and Romanian …

The 10 Best Books to Introduce You to Magical Realism

Magical realism leaves a lot of readers in confusion. A mode that exists somewhere between fantasy and reality, many readers get it mixed up with …

Literature

The Human Brain Is a Time Machine

“Time” is the most common noun in the English language, Dean Buonomano tells us on the first page of his new book, <i>Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The</i> …

Neurophilosophy

The discovery of alien life may be close. How will religion survive it?

Encounters with new worlds and new life will present religions with the ultimate theological conundrum. But they will adapt, as they have done before<p>About two decades ago, it was quite uncertain whether stars other than our own sun even hosted their own planets. However, according to Nasa, the …

Pew Research Center

Trick Yourself Into Spending Less Money With These 5 Hacks

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, then the good news is you're not</i> …

Apophis

Apophis (also known as Apep) is the Great Serpent, enemy of the sun god Ra, in ancient Egyptian religion. The sun was Ra's great barge which sailed …

Mindful Parenting Checklist & Why You’ll Find It Useful

Today I want to share with you a Mindful Parenting Checklist. While I don’t think you will use this checklist every day, I do think you will find it …

Parenting

Stephen Hawking Finally Revealed His Plan for Preventing an AI Apocalypse

Wary of AI<p>Stephen Hawking is, undoubtedly, one of modern society’s greatest minds, so a lot of people pay attention whenever he shares his thoughts …

Four Classic Irish Whiskey Cocktails

While many think an Irish "cocktail" to be a glass of whiskey with a beer next to it, we've rounded up the classics that have put Irish whiskey on …

Ten favorite personal-finance books

Great advice for the financial stages of life.<p>March 11, 2017 —While great literature is said to transcend audiences, the best personal finance books …

Thich Nhat Hanh recommends 5 meditation techniques that rewire your brain to live in the present moment

To become successful and joyful, you must succeed in generating inner peace. But when our lives are full of chaos, it can be difficult to work out …

7 Ways Exceptionally Positive People Train Their Minds Every Day | Inc.com

Starting and growing a business is one of the hardest things you'll ever do. The road to startup success is full of mental and emotional demands, but the best founders can navigate a path in the face of uncertainty.<p>Trust is the pillar of the founder's journey. You must learn to trust yourself, and …

Self-improvement

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

Teach your kids about money with this must-read book

Using the right tools and products can make a world of difference when it comes to dealing with your financial matters. With that in mind, each week we will be featuring one Finance Collective member approved product or tool that can help make your financial life a little bit easier. This week we …

WATCH: Tom Brady mocks Roger Goodell in prerecorded fifth Super Bowl commercial

Brady called his shot with an ad and he nailed it<p>HOUSTON -- Tom Brady pulled off an improbable and nearly impossible comeback against the Falcons, …

NFL

Neil Gaiman picks up Thor’s hammer in Norse Mythology

Marvel has brought a certain strain of Norse mythology to the mainstream through Thor, Loki, and Odin’s family drama. And in a way, the franchise …

100 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent’s Job Easier

Enough hacks to get you from birth through high school graduation.<p>View this post on Facebook

Cocktail Party Physics

This week's physics highlights: we aren't living in a hologram, the physics of dinosaurs, and a new explosive method for making buckets of graphene.<p>I …

Physics

What Immediately Happens to Your Body When You Stop Smoking

Knowing the damage that smoking does to your body in the long term doesn’t make it any easier to quit, but there are surprisingly some immediate …

Nicotine

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

Under a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill, The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo, Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows by James Lovegrove, The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds, Gilded Cage by Vic James, Defender by GX Todd<p>Adam Nevill’s riveting ninth novel, <b>Under</b> <b>a Watchful Eye</b> (Pan, £12.99), …

Books

5 easy ways to save money, even if you are living paycheck to paycheck

You aren’t alone in the daily struggle to make financial ends meet.<p>Nearly 75% of Americans today are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a 2016 …

Personal Finance

The #1 Ingredient an Energy Healer Says You Should Stop Eating to Be Healthy

Do you overthink everything? Have you fallen into a pattern of negative internal dialogue? If you've been neglecting your feelings, then it might be …

Wellness

14 Best Science-Fiction Books to Read

These days, it seems like the headlines being splashed across our TVs, phones, and computer screens seem more like they're from a book or movie than actual real life. It's all enough to make you think to yourself, "Wait, did they just... is this a science-fiction novel?"<p>Not quite — this is all very …

Our Universe is Expanding Faster Than it Should, Hinting at New Physics

NEW UNDERSTANDING<p>The theory that the universe is expanding is widely accepted by astronomers. It’s believed that this expansion happens at a constant …