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“Flawed individuals will victimize you”: A top FBI profiler’s lessons on extreme narcissists like Trump

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Paul Sancya)</b><p>There are 130 warning signs of the narcissistic personality. Trump checks off at least 90<p>Joe Romm<p>December 10, 2016 4:59pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>I recently spoke with former FBI agent Joe Navarro …

Doctors have alarmingly high rates of depression. One reason: medical school.

Over the course of Elisabeth Poorman’s first year of medical residency, she went from crying occasionally to tearing up every single day.<p>"I couldn’t sleep even when I had time off," she said of the rapid decline in her mental health in 2013. "I didn’t really have any motivation to do anything when …

Mental Health

"I Didn't Get Out Of Bed Today"

Season to season, my high-functioning anxiety disorder affects me in different ways. When darkness takes to the sky, it manages to break its way into …

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 …

Why Our First Alien Encounter Could Happen Soon

We could discover life on the nearest Earth-like planets within the next ten years.<p>It’s one of the great questions of our age: Are we alone in the universe? A long line of films—from <i>Contact</i> to <i>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</i> to the latest entry, <i>Arrival</i>—have explored whether intelligent life is …

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain.<p>Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.<p>The debate …

The Brain

Ang Lee's moving, muddled 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' tells an Iraq War soldier's story

"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," Ang Lee's ambitious, uneven and heroically idiosyncratic new movie, follows a U.S. Army unit on a premature victory tour during the early days of the Iraq War. A few days before their redeployment, the men of Bravo Squad are trotted onto a Texas football field and …

'Arrival' Is Smart, Stylish Sci-Fi About Language, Not Laser Beams

Close encounters get a whole lot closer with <i>Arrival</i>, a furiously intelligent sci-fi film descending into cinemas from somewhere far, far beyond our current realm of understanding. Its premise instantly solves one of the hardest things to swallow about the traditional movie alien: the fact that it …

Arrival review: dazzling science-fiction that will leave you speechless

<b>Director: Denis Villeneuve; Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma. Cert 12A, 116 mins.</b><p>The dozen alien vessels in Arrival – stormcloud black, prolate hemispheroids the size of upended airports – aren’t easy to miss. But for sheer neck-craning scale, the …

This Specific Type of Exercise Will Keep Your Brain Young, Study Says

Do this type of exercise twice a week and your brain will thank you.<p>Exercise doesn't just make you fitter. It also makes you smarter. Don't believe me? A whole host of studies prove that moving more leads to thinking better, which is a phenomenal thing to know if you're looking for a little …

Play 'Pokémon Uranium' – a fan-made game that took nine years to complete

Have you played all the <i>Pokémon</i> games? If you've tackled the Elite Four from the original <i>Pokémon Red and Blue</i> in 1996 (and yes, we know it was …

Why Cocaine Turns People into Jerks, a Simple Explanation

We asked a scientist about the physical process that turns nice, normal people into assholes after they've done a couple lines.<p>Cocaine's a funny drug, isn't it? I can't think of any other substance—bar maybe alcohol—with the power to turn a relatively nice, normal human being into an absolute …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

The Xbox One S Still Uses Microsoft's Illegal Warranty-Void-if-Removed Sticker

Tamper resistant stickers that prevent consumers from opening their electronics violate federal law.<p>The Xbox One S, Microsoft's new, sleeker version of the Xbox One has one of the same problems as the original version: It has a tamper-resistant sticker on it designed to alert Microsoft if an owner …

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

Your Self-Consciousness Is Killing Your Creativity (And What to Do About It)

Self-consciousness is the enemy of all creative expressions.<p>We are all naturally creative. The human race's creative power is distributed in all of us, not concentrated in selected few. Every object or product you know today, however old or new, however simple or sophisticated, holds the stories of …

The apocalyptic fandom of No Man’s Sky

According to American evangelist Harold Camping, the Rapture was supposed to have occurred on May 21, 2011—the date was moved back five months to …

No Man's Sky

50 Years After His Death, Architect’s Buildings Are Still Shaping History

Seventeen projects designed by Le Corbusier have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.<p>Le Corbusier, the pioneering modernist architect who is lionized for his ideas as much as his buildings, got another boost this week when his body of work joined the ranks of cultural landmarks like the …

Le Corbusier

I've been using a 4K monitor for PC games and I'm not convinced it's worth it yet

Antonio Villas-Boas/Tech InsiderMove over 1080p; the latest crop of graphics cards from NVidia can play games in 4K at very high settings, making it …

Graphics Cards

Don't call me a prodigy: the rising stars of European mathematics

Scientists from 80 countries flocked to Berlin this week to attend the European Congress of Mathematics. One main takeaway: some of the continent's …

The most ambitious PC games

Every game is ambitious. It’s not easy to turn a beautiful idea into a finished, playable game—as developers have said time and again, sometimes it …

Quantum Living: Epigenetics And Exercise: How Genes Take Shape To Change Your DNA One Workout At A Time

Are you ready for a DNA make-over that's guaranteed to help you get slimmer, stronger, happier and overall in great shape?<p>It's called Epigenetics, a cutting-edge new science that studies how our gene expression is influenced and changed by a whole host of factors--from diet, exercise, and …

Genetics

Tesla driver killed while using autopilot was watching Harry Potter, witness says

The Tesla driver killed in the first known fatal crash involving a self-driving car may have been watching a Harry Potter movie at the time of the collision in Florida, according to a truck driver involved in the crash.<p>The truck driver, Frank Baressi, 62, told the Associated Press that the Tesla …

Create your own games with the Game Design Course Bundle - and pay what you want for it

A game design career may be your dream job, but it doesn’t mean you get to sit around blasting zombies all day. It means you’re tasked with not just …

Humans Used to Sleep in Two Shifts, And Maybe We Should Do It Again

It's all about timing.<p>Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night.<p>While …

Chronic Disease

Contact CI’s Exotendon system brings touch to VR

Sometimes the coolest demos at a convention are tucked away in the back corners, far from the bright lights and big booths industry stalwarts. One of the hidden gems of this year’s E3 arrives courtesy Contact CI. The small Cincinnati-based startup was showing of its developer kit for the first time …

Virtual Reality

Nexus Mods owner takes Bethesda.net mod theft into own hands

After more than a month of inaction on Bethesda's part, the owner of the largest site for Skyrim and Fallout mods has taken matters into their own …

Relax, it'll be 1,500 years before aliens contact us

If you're expecting to hear from aliens from across the universe, it could be a while.<p>Deconstructing the Fermi paradox and pairing it with the …

Fathers can pass anxiety and depression to their children genetically, study finds

Men who are stressed can pass on anxiety and depression to their children and grandchildren, scientists in Australia have found, in a study which indicates parental advice has been “disproportionately” focused on the health and diet of women.<p>The study, based on mice which were fed stress hormones, …

A Post-Human World Is Coming. Design Has Never Mattered More

Designers will play a crucial role in shaping our post-human future. Our lives may depend on it.<p><i>Digital Design Theory</i> (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) is available on Amazon.<p>Futurist experts have estimated that by the year 2030 computers in the price range of inexpensive laptops will have a …