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Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

Quantum Mechanics

The 5% Rule—Breaking Through the Argument

Source: Rocketclips, Inc./Shutterstock<p>Early in my career as a therapist, I found myself feeling frustrated with my inability to assist a couple with …

Self-help

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

How to put your mind—as well as your body—to sleep

My sleep schedule:<p><b>8:30</b>: Get ready for bed.• <b><br>9:00</b>: Be in bed.• <b><br>9:30</b>: Hopefully be sleeping.• <b><br>9:55</b>: Definitely be sleeping.• <b><br>10:00</b>: Oh god, you’re not asleep? Why aren’t you asleep? You know what happens when you can’t sleep. Well, you just keep thinking about sleep. I mean wait, don’t think about sleep! …

Sleep

At the centre of all moral inquiry is the Crucifixion of Jesus

It’s a long walk from the confessional back to the office. The moment you step out of the box, you’re sin-free. But, oh, there are so many opportunities to screw up between then and now. Passed a homeless guy, didn’t give him anything. Pushed past an old lady on the escalator, didn’t say sorry. Got …

Here are 10 daily habits that could make you a millionaire

<i>Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them.</i><p>You have to pay the cost if you want to be the boss.<p>The cost is discipline. No leader can achieve success without …

Self-improvement

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found a common daily habit could be keeping you from getting rich

"It prevents even the most talented individuals from realizing success in life," he writes in his upcoming book, "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life."<p>This goes hand-in-hand with author Napoleon Hill's assertion that the wealthiest people are also the most decisive people.<p>Out of the 500 …

Self-improvement

Seven Steps To Keep Donald Trump And European Populists Out Of Power

Donald Trump keeps winning Republican Party primaries. He is the favorite to take the GOP presidential nomination. More important, he could be America’s next president.<p>The public symbol of American liberty and exceptionalism. The international exponent of American principles and values. The world’s …

Political Science

4 Thoughts to Stop Procrastinating Instantly

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."- Benjamin FranklinProcrastination delays life. It's a major reason for shame and …

Procrastination

Don’t let creationism make liars of us all

At the AHS Convention on Saturday, I was lucky enough to meet Nick Lane, a biochemist at UCL and renowned expert on abiogenesis. He had given a …

Critical Thinking

17 Essential Spring Pies to Celebrate Pi Day

Remember PI from math class? That’s right, the neverending number (3.14159265359…) is celebrated every March 14 (that’s 3.14 — get it?), and it’s celebrated with — you guessed it — pie! And although the simple act of enjoying this decadent dessert seems easy enough, as the big day approaches, we’re …

Baking

How to Taste: Coffee

Professional growers, sellers, and baristas try coffee at controlled tastings called cuppings, but the average person may not know what separates a great cup of coffee from one that's sold by a vested, mustachio'd server at an overpriced but minimally decorated modern coffee bar.<p>As with all things, …

Coffee

What mindfulness gurus won’t tell you: meditation has a dark side

We never intended to be the Richard Dawkins of mindfulness — but, because of our book, we seem to have started a public debate about its downsides nonetheless.<p>Our approach was to go through almost half a century of scientific evidence and tease out fact from fiction when it comes to beliefs about …

Meditation

This guy combines portraits of A-listers to create flawless superhuman celebrities

Courtesy of ThatNordicGuy<p>A Norway-based digital artist who goes by the pseudonym ThatNordicGuy is growing a following for his composites of celebrity …

The important psychological benefit of believing in free will

Do we have free will over our thoughts and actions, or do we only feel as if we do?<p>It’s a question that’s provided ample fodder for philosophical debates for centuries. The argument in favor of free will has tended to fare pretty well. That is, until neuroscience started peeking behind the …

The Brain

Best Books About Manhood and Masculinity | The Art of Manliness

In every time period, and all across the world, men have been very interested in the question of what it means to be a man. Some of their answers …

Why Leo winning an Oscar for "The Revenant" would be bad for acting

Acting is not an endurance test, though you wouldn't know it from the yearly crop of Best Actor nominees. A win for Leonardo DiCaprio in "The …

Tom Hanks

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

Musings Of An Average Joe: The Completely Delusional And Dishonest Things Said By Bernie Sanders Vs. Reality

<b>By Joe Bilello - Fox News</b><p>What will Bernie Sanders supporters think when they grow up?<p>The following quotes are just a few of the completely incompetent, dishonest and irrational things that have been said by Bernie Sanders and his presidential campaign - followed by clarification and reality.<p><b>"There</b> …

Captured U.S. sailors underwent 'steady questioning' by Iran

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. sailors captured and briefly held by Iranian forces last month told the U.S. Navy that they underwent "steady questioning" by their captors, according to a U.S. defense official familiar with the latest information.<p>It's not yet been publicly revealed if the sailors believed this …

Military

15+ Satirical Evolution Cartoons To Celebrate Darwin Day

Today, on the birthday of Charles Darwin, we celebrate Darwin Day, to promote science and highlight his contributions to the field. Darwin is best …

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

Time Management

He’s made the Middle East worse: Let’s be honest, Obama bears as much responsibility for this mess as predecessors who shaped them

Decades of poorly concocted policies with Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and others haunt us — and worsen every day<p>It is all there now for us to see. Decades of cynical, poorly devised policy in the Middle East, vacant of any principle our indispensable nation purports to advance, return as we speak to …

Middle East

How to Make Learning More Automatic

The new year is here, and for many of us, that means resolutions. At work, it often translates into a vague desire to broaden our horizons or learn new things. But to really make consistent progress, we need to make learning a habit. Habits are freeing because they save us from the difficult, …

Faceted Classification

Need Better Recall? Get More Sleep

New research further supports what we already know: Sleep is crucial for brain health…<p><i>New research reveals why solid slumber is crucial to well-being</i> …

Ocean Exploration

8 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

If you listen to the psychology research, falling in love isn't a matter of destiny — it's a mixture of biology, upbringing, and context.<p>But that …

The misunderstood psychology of weight loss — how to lose 30 pounds in 2016

<i>An extremely effective fat loss and muscle-building blueprint anyone can use.</i><p>There’s a huge connection between physical wellness and mental clarity. …

Political science (and logic) suggest that Donald Trump’s infrequent-voter plan is risky

Over the weekend, The Post's Jenna Johnson took a look at the disconnect between Donald Trump's boisterous support at his campaign events and the robustness of his positioning for the Iowa caucuses. Lots of people show up for Trump's stream-of-consciousness performances. But lots of them are also a …

Government

Why Politicians Want You to Panic

Crime is down, jobs are growing, America is pre-eminent. And yet Republican candidates are still fanning the flames of fear.<p>At the beginning of this year, after a Republican sweep in the midterms, new Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell had a message for the incoming class as the party geared up …

Political Science