Joshua Newton

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The Scientific Benefits Of Mind-Wandering

Losing focus and giving in to distractions might not be so bad for us after all.<p>Feeling distracted? Suffering from information overload? You’ve probably heard more than once that you need to “get in the zone” and stop juggling so many thoughts at once. To cope with it all, some people try social …

3 Habits of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

I have worked with some of Silicon Valley's best entrepreneurs and unfortunately some dismal ones too. Because we are all part of the Software Revolution, the Valley attracts the world's most ambitious and gives everyone a chance to build something great. So what determines if you will build what …

IBM's 'Rodent Brain' Chip Could Make Our Phones Hyper-Smart

Dharmendra Modha walks me to the front of the room so I can see it up close. About the size of a bathroom medicine cabinet, it rests on a table …

Why can't this $32 million Hollywood dream home sell?

Nestled in the Hollywood Hills sits a five-bedroom, 8.5 bath, 12,530 square foot mansion that is the stuff of dreams. Down the block from Leonardo …

People with these rare brain disorders have a disturbingly skewed perception of reality

These are just a few of the strange brain disorders that have plagued a rare set of people over the years. Oliver Sacks' classic book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" introduced us to some of the strangest brain disorders people suffer from, but that's only the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are a …

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This 2,000 trillion watt laser could re-create the Big Bang–and make clean energy

The most powerful laser beam ever created has been recently fired at Osaka University in Japan, where the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments(LFEX) has been boosted to produce a beam with a peak power of 2,000 trillion watts—two petawatts—for an incredibly short duration, approximately a trillionth …

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7 Ways to Get Happier in Less Than a Minute | Inc.com

Some days go really well and some not so much. If your day is taking a turn for the worse and you need to stop the downward slide, you don’t want to add to the stress by eating up your valuable time. Sometimes you don’t really need or have time for a disruptive break or an hour-long therapy session …

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The world's most adventurous honeymoon destinations

In 2013, when 7,500 members of The Knot Wedding Network were surveyed about their honeymoon plans, 23 percent of respondents cited adventure as a top attribute for their post-wedding getaway.<p>This came after more obvious answers like sun, sand and surf, a casual and relaxing atmosphere, and romantic …

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Google’s new project could convince you to buy solar panels

Google wants to make it easy for people to consider using solar power for their homes. Today it launched a tool called Project Sunroof, which uses Google Maps data to calculate your roof’s solar energy potential.<p>It’s a simple but clever system: using high resolution satellite imagery, Google …

A Better Reason to Be Fit

<b>"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." -- John F. Kennedy</b><p>Here's a question for you: Why do you exercise? Why do you try to stay in shape?<p>(And if you don't exercise and hate everything about …