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Why We Want Who We Want

Throughout her 20s, management consultant and author Nita Tucker dated doctors—usually tall ones. She was drawn by their status and her mother's …

Psychology

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

World Economic Forum

8 predictions for the world in 2030

Ceri Parker, Commissioning Editor, Agenda, World Economic Forum<p>As Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory show, predicting even the immediate future is no …

Inside Uber's Plan to Take Over the Skies With Flying Cars

In less than a decade, Uber has redefined the idea of flexible labor and gutted the American taxi industry. The company launched a fleet of …

The Rise of Dating-App Fatigue

Services like Tinder and Hinge are no longer shiny new toys, and some users are starting to find them more frustrating than fun.<p>“Apocalypse” seems like a bit much. I thought that last fall when <i>Vanity Fair</i> titled Nancy Jo Sales’s article on dating apps “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating …

3 Important Life Skills Nobody Ever Taught You

Imagine for a second that I’m your father. I know that may bring up all sorts of awkward and unpleasant connotations, but stay with me here — and …

The scientists who make apps addictive

Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science …

Slot Machines

Is China’s gaokao the world’s toughest school exam? | Alec Ash

Chinese children must endure years of stress and impossible expectations preparing for their final school exam. The students who do best can look forward to glittering careers and even good marriage prospects. But for the less successful, the system is brutal<p>For two days in early June every year, …

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

Illustration by Justin Metz<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and will soon transform corporate America.<p>Over the …

Deep Learning

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What Would You Pay for an Empty Room?

A new app wants to “democratize” city spaces by offering private, well-designed rooms by the hour—but only elites can afford its rates.<p>As a kid, <i>Harold and the Purple Crayon</i> was one of my favorite books. With the utensil of the title, Harold could draw anything in the air and it would come to life: …

Gun inequality: US study charts rise of hardcore super owners

<b>Exclusive</b>: New survey, part of most definitive portrait of gun ownership in decades, shows just 3% of American adults own half of guns in the US<p>Support the Guardian’s independent journalism by making a contribution or becoming a member<p>Americans own an estimated 265m guns, more than one gun for …

Airline pricing secrets: How carriers arrive at fares | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Anyone who's lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random -- high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul.<p>There's a method behind the madness, though.<p>It's called airline revenue management: the science of adjusting …

Can Satellites Learn to 'See' Poverty?

A new team improves on the old “Earth at night” technique.<p>Imagine the Earth at night—the vast and curving darkness, splotched with rivulets of light. It is a gorgeous sight, and a familiar one. Today, this image often plays as a beautiful cliché, a pre-metabolized testament to human invention and …

World Bank

Super Families: Secrets of Raising Successful Children

Nine families raised children who all went on to extraordinary success. Here’s what they have in common<p>Every night for 20 years, Gino Rodriguez knelt …

Why Some People Love the Thrill of the Chase More Than the Relationship

“Once the high is over, so is the relationship."<p>In the land of rom-coms that rely on gender-based stereotypes, it’s common to see portrayals of men who are “in love with the chase” and uninterested in being wrangled by women who just want them to commit.<p>But craving newness and excitement—or …

The Definition of Happiness Changes as You Age, According to Science

Type a simple search into Google and you will bombarded by tips on how to be happy. You could spend weeks if not years reading all that advice on boosting well being.<p>Many of these articles are valuable, but most miss one essential truth, according to a fascinating video from Stanford social …

Happiness

How To Fix Flying

1<p>On the morning of March 27, 2010, United Flight 889 roared down the runway at San Francisco International Airport to begin its long-haul transoceanic flight to Beijing. The air traffic controller cleared the airliner to depart. All looked perfectly normal. And then, in an instant, it …

The Future Is Expensive Chinese Food

A comprehensive theory of why some cuisines command higher prices than others<p>As various immigrant groups have arrived in significant numbers on American shores, one of two fates has tended to befall the culinary knowledge they’ve brought with them: Their recipes have either been granted admission …

Pokemon Go's mental health benefits are real

"The research is really, really clear on this."<p>Dr. John Grohol is an expert in technology's impact on human behavior and mental health, and for the past 20 years he's studied how people operate online. He's the founder of mental health network <i>Psych Central</i>, and he knows all about the latest tools …

Mental Health

The future of car ownership that no one is talking about

It has never been more clear that transformational change to one of the world’s largest industries is just around the corner. Car ownership is supposed to change — and when it does, it is predicted to be one of the most monumental displacements of wealth the world economy has ever seen.<p>But there …

The New Economics of Cybercrime

Digital thieves’ most crucial adaptation in recent years has little to do with their technical tools and everything to do with their business model.<p><i>Updated on June 9, 2016</i><p>It’s a good time to be a cybercriminal. There are more victims to target, there is more data to steal, and there is more money …

Cybersecurity

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Buddhism

How a dad shapes his daughter’s lifelong relationship with love

By Vicki Larson<p>“Do you think Dad is having an affair?” I asked my mother one day, after he’d spent another late evening at work with an attractive co-worker.<p>I was maybe 14 or 15 at the time — an age when kids are well aware of their parents’ shortcomings.<p>“Of course not,” she said. “You know your …

27 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on in childhood influences how we turn out as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can …

The amazing artificial intelligence we were promised is coming, finally

By Vivek Wadhwa<p>Vivek Wadhwa<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Contributor, Innovations<p>We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world’s chess champion. That didn’t happen …

Artificial Intelligence

Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created?

One night in early January, a little after 9 o’clock, a dozen Netflix employees gathered in the cavernous Palazzo ballroom of the Venetian in Las Vegas. They had come to rehearse an announcement the company would be making the next morning at the Consumer Electronics Show, the tech industry’s …

Your "Ideal Partner" Will Always Create Problems

Anyone who finds themselves in a dysfunctional relationship will either try to make their partner "perfect" by changing them, or try to change themselves to be the "perfect" partner.<p><b>Here's the truth:</b><p>Every person is imperfect.<br>• You can't make a person change.<br>• Therefore, you must love an imperfect …

Love by design: when science meets sex, lust, attraction and attachment

<i>CHANGING FAMILIES: In this ten-part series, we examine some major changes in family and relationships, and how that might in turn reshape law, policy</i> …

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

IT’S one of the things we are most afraid might happen to us. We go to great lengths to avoid it. And yet we do it all the same: We marry the wrong person.<p>Partly, it’s because we have a bewildering array of problems that emerge when we try to get close to others. We seem normal only to those who …