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Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life | Inc.com

<i>"Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth."  -- </i>Arnold Washton, PhD<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Self-improvement

Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things | Inc.com

We all want to be happier and feel a greater sense of fulfillment. That's why I often write about what happy people do more often, about some of the habits of remarkably happy people, about things to stop doing so you can be happier at work, about simple daily habits of exceptionally happy …

Happiness

Doing This 1 Thing Could Help Your Intelligence, Focus, and Creativity | Inc.com

While our lives continue to be consumed by digital technologies, lost is the art of journaling. Keeping a written journal, however, can have remarkable benefits.<p>Studies have demonstrated that "students who write out their notes on paper actually learn more," and doodling has been shown to help …

Doodling

Making an older brain younger by manipulating a single gene

As we age, our brains lose plasticity, which is their ability to adapt to behavioral, physical, or environmental changes. This can have negative …

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s …

Apps

Scientists learn how to ramp up microbes' ability to make memories

Some microbes can form memories—although, inconveniently for scientists who study the process, they don't do it very often.

3tags.org

How To Get A Mind Blowing Pump Every Time You Train

I'm still yet to meet someone who doesn't love getting a pump when they train. Whether it's bulging biceps after a killer arms workout, or inflated …

University of Connecticut

5 Big Data And Analytics Learning Resources That Most People Miss (But Shouldn't)

It’s 2016, and pretty much everybody who’s interested in analytics (or politics or sports) has read a bit of FiveThirtyEight. Nate Silver and other bloggers write compelling posts that explain the thinking behind the predictions, so that’s a good educational resource for budding data analysts. …

Big Data

5 Essential Nutrients That Accelerate Weight Loss

Everyone wants to burn fat and they want to do it fast. That’s the key to successful weight loss after all. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of …

Chinese Startup Horizon Robotics Is Building Chips To Power Artificial Intelligence

The race to build artificial intelligence (AI) computing chips ramps up. Last month Google revealed the development of its new processor Tensor Processing Unit to accelerate this field and the chip will be used at its data centers. Meanwhile Chinese company Horizon Robotics shared similar ambitions …

Artificial Intelligence

22 Best & Worst Frozen Dinners

Frozen dinners are no longer things reserved for an evening spent in front of the television. After 71 years on the market, they’re now part of many …

3tags.org

Yes, There Is a Key to Happiness (and It's Actually Pretty Simple) | Inc.com

As a species, humans are pretty dissatisfied with ourselves, and nowhere is this more true than in America. Each year, 45 percent of us make New Year's resolutions. We spend some $549 million on self-help books, according to research by Marketdata Enterprises.<p>Millions chase the ideologies of the …

Happiness

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

Scientists Might Have Figured Out How to Stop You From Binge Eating

New research from Johns Hopkins University has found that suppressing certain neurons in rats’ brains can make them less likely to seek sugary rewards. This could have implications for human behaviour, too.<p>Everyone has a food weakness. Whether it's being unable to resist the rustle of a chip bag or …

Neuroscience

What’s the secret to happiness? Scientists may have found the answer

The pursuit of happiness can be a lifelong search for some - but researchers believe they may have found a key factor in feeling a greater overall sense of wellbeing.<p>Individuals who feel a strong sense of belonging to social groups are much happier people, according to new research by psychologists.<p>…

The Google Brain Is Killing It at This Game

OK, it’s not looking great for humans in the current who-can-play-board-games-better contest.<p>On Thursday Google’s DeepMind AlphaGo racked up a second …

Artificial Intelligence

The £3.45 ‘Alzheimer’s drink’ that stops brain from shrinking

An EU funded trial has found that Souvenaid really does stop the brains of Alzheimer's patients from shrinking<p>A daily drink which manufacturers say can ‘manage’ Alzheimer’s disease actually does stop the brain from shrinking, a two year clinical trial has shown.<p>Souvenaid, which was created by Irish …

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: 'likes' can help stop Isis recruiters

Speaking at Davos, Facebook’s COO said the company believes ‘counterspeech’ by the online community is the best way to combat propaganda<p>Silicon Valley is now an open combatant in the war against Islamic extremism.<p>In increasingly brash tones, tech executives are discussing publicly how their …

Silicon Valley

14 places to go if the world is going to end

December's weather has been pretty much apocalyptic in some parts of the world. Huge parts of Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and the UK have been heavily hit by floods.<p>Add to this the devastating, unseasonal tornadoes in Texas, and the crazily high temperatures of the US East Coast and in …

Cape Town

Google's problems building products for billions of people

REUTERS/Arko Datta<p>Google's scale is unparalleled.<p>There are now more than 1.4 billion monthly active Android users, while its core search business racks up an astonishing 1.2 <i>trillion</i> searches every year. It operates in just about every market in the world (with the exception of mainland China, …

China

How to Save More for Retirement Without Saving an Extra Cent

Think you can't set aside any more dough than you're already saving? Here's a simple way to grow your nest egg without squeezing your budget.<p>If I …

Retirement

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

Peter Thiel

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