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18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

To be smart is great, but it doesn't happen overnight. If you want to become smarter, you have to create habits that will groom your intelligence and nourish your mind.<p>Some people are born smart, but most smart people do daily rituals to maintain their smartness. Whether they do it in leadership, …

Self-improvement

Bell’s Theorem explained

<i>In 2009, I wrote an explanation of Bell’s Theorem that could be understood by popular audiences. I wanted to repost it, but ended up rewriting it</i> …

Cognitive science backs up the ancient Indian philosophy that we’re conscious even in deep sleep

Deep, dreamless sleep is often described as unconsciousness. We certainly don’t see distinct objects or have linear and memorable trains of thought, as we do in daily life or while dreaming. But in a meta-analysis published last month in Trends in Cognitive Sciences, cognitive science experts argue …

Consciousness

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

Happiness

Solar eclipse: The sun is disappearing, and you have only 10 months to prepare

Don't say you weren't warned: Aug. 21, 2017, "may turn out to be the most popular vacation-day request in history," Michael E. Bakich writes in …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Ask Ethan: How can we see all the way back to the Big Bang?

If we can’t even witness the birth of our Solar System and planet, how can we claim to see the birth of the Universe?<p><i>“There have to be moments when</i> …

Universe

The 8 Tremendous Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

These 8 proven mindset techniques can help you shift yourself and your life into top gear.<p>The truth is having a fixed mindset as the name implies, increases the limitations you have in your life.<p>Optimists believe the glass is half full whilst pessimists believe it's empty. The same can be said for …

Self-improvement

Professor Brian Cox Live: it's a bracing feeling not to be talked down to

Royal & Derngate, Northampton<p>Dizzying cosmology show provides workout for the brain, with one part entertainment to 13.8bn parts education<p>Professor Brian Cox finds a lot of things “beautiful”, not least the fact that 1,200 people in Northampton have chosen to spend their Friday evening at “a …

Black Holes

Bdellovibrio, the cannibalistic drug coming to humanity’s rescue | Ars Technica

"Ferocious predators that consume almost all of their prey" are used for good.<p><i>Bdellovibrio</i> isn’t your average kind of bacteria.<p>“It has a …

Microbiology

6 ways climate change is threatening food security — and what we can do about it

Climate change could have a devastating impact on food security around the world.<p>Eliminating hunger and curbing the effects of climate change are …

Agriculture

Here’s What A Perfect 30-Minute Workout Looks Like

When life gets insanely busy (y'know, as life does), even an hour-long workout can seem like a luxury that you just don't have the time for. But even …

Workouts

The Best Fall Hikes in the U.S.

With fall foliage in full effect, there's no better time to pull on your boots and take a hike. After all, unlike the heat and humidity that come …

Hiking

The real value of urban farming. (Hint: It's not always the food.)

During World War II, millions of Americans planted "victory gardens" in their backyards, eventually supplying a hungry nation with 40 percent of its homegrown fruits and vegetables. Once the war was over, those urban farms withered away, supplanted by increasingly efficient large-scale rural …

Agriculture

Off the Rails: 7 Best Train-set Thrillers - Signature Reads

“The Girl on the Train,” the highly anticipated adaptation of the bestselling thriller by Paula Hawkins, arrives in theaters on Friday. That title itself is an allusion to a long literary tradition of railway murder, mystery, and mayhem. While “The Girl on the Train” is arguably only tangentially …

Bob Dylan songs that changed the course of history (an incomplete list)

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Bruce Springsteen inducted Bob Dylan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he said: "Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body. He showed us that just because music was innately physical did not mean that it was anti-intellectual."<p>Dylan's influence on music cannot be overstated: …

Folk-Rock