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What does running do to your brain?

Neuroscientists have studied treadmill runners, ultramarathon athletes – and a number of lab animals – to investigate the effects of running on grey matter<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge …

This is why successful people are unhappy in middle age — and what to do about it

Writing a book about age and happiness brought many surprises, but none surpasses this: High-achieving professionals seem especially vulnerable to …

Why Disconnecting From The Internet Improves Your Focus

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder ofThe post Why Disconnecting From The Internet Improves Your Focus appeared first on …

5 Mental Biases That Are Keeping You Poor

Keys to overcoming these roadblocks to wealth.<p>Our brains are not naturally wired to make the kinds of decisions that lead to long-term financial …

6 Scientific Reasons Facebook Turns Everybody Into A Jerk

The internet had such promise. The World Wide Web was going to help us share information, learn about people from different places, and have access …

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How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet

<b>They’re turning the web into a cesspool of aggression and violence. What watching them is doing to the rest of us may be even worse</b><p>This story is not …

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Your Past Experiences Are Blinding You

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>There’s a lot of articles out there telling you how to be the best person you can be: the most productive, the most creative, the best listener, the smartest self-marketer.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>It’s natural.<p>We all want to be the best we can and …

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

<b>(Ollyy via Shutterstock)</b><p>As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>Ian Leslie<p>October 12, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as …

Meet Raptor, The New Running Robot That Will Smother Your Soul In Fear

Another day, another bipedal robot that will eventually run you down and crush you! This new robot, called the Raptor, can run 26 miles an hour without falling over and even jump over obstacles.<p>The robot, created by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, has a balancing tail and …

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

Ray Kurzweil, the inventor and futurist who now works at Google, explained at this week’s TED conference how computers are becoming more and more …

The WWW’s Quarter-Life Crisis: As The Web Turns 25, The Threats It Faces

The creator of the World Wide Web is now calling for a long overdue Internet bill of rights.<p>Twenty five years ago today, a CERN engineer submitted a modest proposal to his bosses for a new communications format that would alter the the course of human history. Originally conceived as a way to …

Prezi And Adobe Join Obama’s ConnectED Tech Initiative For US Classrooms

Prezi, the cloud-based startup which competes with Microsoft PowerPoint and Apple Keynote, and Adobe are the latest technology companies to join President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative to help the U.S. education system move forward into a more technology-centred world.<p>Prezi’s commitment will provide …

Flipboard now lets others contribute to your magazines (video)

There's typically more than one person involved in building a traditional magazine, at last check. It only makes sense, then, that Flipboard just opened up its internet-based magazine curation to groups. Those who've built a magazine can now invite friends to add content at will, whether it's …

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …