Kathryn Walsh

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Psychologists have identified 10 factors that explain why and how we fall in love

According to Elizabeth Philips, a research psychologist and expert in human-robot interaction, there's actually a fair amount of science that helps explain the phenomenon. Psychologists have identified ten factors that explain why and how we fall in love.<p>Here are some of the factors that can play a …

A Better Brain: 16 Best Books to Understand How the Brain Works

How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment, and Joy<p>Due Quach<p>Most people don’t realize how much control we actually have over our thoughts, feelings, and actions. It’s easy to feel like it’s out of our jurisdiction, but in reality, fluctuations in our mood depend on the …

The Brain

I interview interesting people for Vox. Here are the 5 coolest conversations I had in 2017.

My job at Vox is to talk to interesting people.<p>As we approach the end of 2017, I wanted to look back and highlight the five conversations that really stuck out to me: the ones that challenged me the most, that got me thinking about a difficult problem or provocative idea.<p>Most of them are serious, …

Cars and second order consequences

There are two foundational technology changes rolling through the car industry at the moment; electric and autonomy. Electric is happening right now, …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

The Secret Disney World You Didn't Know Existed

Roughly six years ago, Richard Schaefer decided to experiment. With the help of some makeup, brushes and a bright red wig, he slowly turned himself …

This Is How To Stop Checking Your Phone: 5 Secrets From Research

How long do you think the average work email goes unread? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? <i>1 minute?</i>Try 6 seconds.From Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive …

Slot Machines

Greenland's Ice Caps Have Passed the Point of No Return

Goodbye Ice Caps?<p>In Greenland, the effects of climate change are quickly proving to be drastic and irreversible. Greenland’s coastal glaciers and ice …

Maybe You, Too, Could Become A Super Memorizer

There is such a thing as a memory athlete. These are people who can memorize a truly insane amount of information really quickly, like the order of playing cards in a deck in under 20 seconds, or 200 new names and faces in a matter of minutes.<p>Neuroscientists writing Wednesday in the journal <i>Neuron</i> …

The Brain

Emotional Intelligence Has a Scary Dark Side, Says Science

Research suggests that being too in tune to others' emotions can elevate stress levels.<p>Back in 1995, Daniel Goleman published the bestselling book, <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>. It was based on a concept introduced roughly three decades earlier by Michael Beldoch: Emotionally intelligent individuals have …

Why men still won’t get their hands dirty at home

Could it be true, as a new study suggests, that housework is a marker of ‘feminine’ identity?<p>British women who kick off their work shoes and get stuck into the housework when they get home of an evening, even when their male partners have been at home all day, probably won’t feel any better when …

Here's why men die earlier than women

Despite the social inequality women experience, they live longer than men. This is the case without a single exception, in all countries.<p>For instance, in the U.S. in 2015 female full-time workers made only 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, indicating a 20 percent gender wage gap. Yet, life …

Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

Trump voters would be among the biggest losers in Republicans' Obamacare replacement plan

Americans who swept President Trump to victory — lower-income, older voters in conservative, rural parts of the country — stand to lose the most in federal healthcare aid under a Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a Times analysis of county voting and tax …

Health Care

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Top U.S. intelligence official: Russia meddled in election by hacking, spreading of propaganda

By Ellen Nakashima ,<p>Ellen Nakashima<p>National security reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Karoun Demirjian and<p>Karoun Demirjian<p>Congressional reporter focusing on national security<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Philip Rucker<p>Philip Rucker<p>White House Bureau Chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The country’s top intelligence official testified to …

National Security

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Vladimir Putin: The Troublemaker

Russian President Vladimir Putin has always been a night owl, holding meetings into the early hours of the morning. He's also the proprietor of …

The 10 Most Inspiring Quotes from Michelle Obama's Final Speech as First Lady

"Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I've made you proud."<p>This morning, Michelle Obama delivered her final public speech as First Lady of the United States.<p>Obama spoke at the 2017 School Counselor of the Year Event—which she organized in 2015 as a part of her …

20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make …

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country? | Charles Foran

Telling an Italian or French citizen they lack a “core identity” may not be the best vote-winning strategy<p>Can any nation truly behave 'postnationally' – ie without state governance and control? The simple answer is no<p>As 2017 begins, Canada may be the last immigrant nation left standing. Our …

Canada

How to See a Star Explode in 2022

For the first time, astronomers are confidently predicting how to see this type of brilliant blast, which will be visible with the naked eye.<p>Five or so years from now, you may be able to witness a new "star" appearing in the night sky, a cosmic gem that should glitter in the northern wing of the …

American Astronomical Society

Your cheat sheet to Asia’s big elections (sometimes “selections”) in 2017

It’s easy to forget that 2016—a year dominated by Donald Trump’s election victory, Brexit, and tragic terrorist attacks in Europe—was a time of seismic importance for Asia as well. Not unlike other parts of the world, political instability and authoritarianism remained on the rise, especially in …

South Korea

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday

You don't need to be a talented artist to pick up a creative habit.<p>For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to …

These Are the Top 10 Risks to the World in 2017

With the election of Donald Trump, the G-zero world is now fully upon us.<p>The triumph of an “America first” foreign policy marks a fundamental break …

Is sugar the world’s most popular drug? | Gary Taubes

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …

What CES 2017 Means for Autonomous Vehicles

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has become the auto industry’s favorite showcase for self-driving car technology. This year’s edition …

7 TED Talks on Happiness That Will Make You Smile From Ear to Ear

Fact: Bad days happen to good people. Even when you give up those old habits to be happier, switch up your morning routine, and do that one thing all …

TED Talks

Global warming to cause fastest rate of sea level rise in human history

With global climate talks kicking off in Marrakech, Morocco on Monday, a new study provides a sobering warning about what may happen to coastal …

Climate Change