Lenae Brainard

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Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

Mindfulness

Thierry Bornier’s Breathtaking Photos of China Will Stun You into Silence

Former fashion CEO Thierry Bornier quit his job and moved to Yunnan, China. The rest is magic.<p>Thierry Bornier is a French landscape photographer living in Yunnan, China. His photographs have been published by National Geographic and he has won numerous awards for his breathtaking aerials. But …

Take It From A German: Americans Are Too Timid In Confronting Hate

In Germany, we were taught over and over again that Hitler came to power because ordinary people were afraid to stand up and speak out. Americans …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Islamic State group claims Berlin Christmas market attack

BERLIN (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a truck attack on a crowded Berlin Christmas market that German authorities …

Extremism

The genesis of 'Rogue One,' the first 'Star Wars' you might not want to take your kid to

For nearly 40 years, the "Star Wars" franchise has been targeted at all ages, from the youngest padawans to the most grizzled Jedi masters. Speaking to The Times in 1977, shortly before the release of "A New Hope," George Lucas said he thought of the film — which was initially rated G until its …

Star Wars

Google employees confess all the things they hated most about working at Google

It's career heaven, right? How could a gig at the biggest, most ambitious tech company on the planet possibly be bad?<p>Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being constantly updated by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for the search giant.<p>Turns out that …

Employment

5 Nonfiction Books We’re Excited to Read in 2017

Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution<p>A. Roger Ekirch<p>As we’ve seen with fugitive Edward Snowden, the process of criminal extradition can turn into a diplomatic nightmare, especially when the two nations at the negotiation table already have a difficult relationship. Such …

Books

THE IMPRINTED BRAIN THEORY

The Imprinted Brain Theory<p>What causes mental illnesses like schizophrenia and autism? We have long known that both tend to run in families and that …

health

Health

Hundreds of Orbits From NASA's Cassini Spacecraft In Just One GIF

And the orbits that will be its death spiral into the planet below.<p>[image id='492564ae-556c-43d4-b769-11d9eaa1c1dc' mediaId='adc88a70-0555-45c5-8c7b-bb692d143b84' caption='The yellow ellipses represent the orbits Cassini will take during its final mission, skirting the rings of Saturn before …

I'm Depressed, But Is That Actually a Problem?

Maybe my depression isn't the problem. Maybe it's a collective symptom of being a black person in Australia.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia/New Zealand</i><p>It's 8:30 AM, my alarm has gone off for the fifth time and I can't get out of bed. It's 11:30 AM and I get an email saying I've …

The psychology behind a nice cup of tea | Daniel Glaser

Studies have shown that holding a warm drink makes people rate strangers more highly<p>As the temperature drops, you might find yourself reaching for a hot cup of coffee or tea, or warm mulled wine or cider more often than usual. But this may not just be because of the obvious benefits of warming your …

It's Time to Stop Talking About EQ, Because It Doesn't Actually Exist

It's crooked psychology, according to this professor.<p><i>What is more beneficial in life; a high EQ or IQ? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Jordan B Peterson, psychology professor at the</b> …

20 Steampunk Novels to Read If You're Looking For Something Different

We've included the steampunk genre in our 2017 reading challenge, but some readers may be wondering: what even is a "steampunk novel"? According to the <b>Oxford Dictionary</b>, steampunk is "a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than …

Trump’s latest Cabinet-level picks mark a move to diversify his administration

President-elect Donald Trump faces a challenge as he prepares for his move to the White House: selecting the men and women who will fill his administration.<p>The men and women the president-elect has selected for his Cabinet and White House team.<p>By Karen Tumulty<p>, Columnist<p>Jerry Markon<p>, …

Donald Trump

Night delight: 'supermoon' to grace Earth's skies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades will be on display in the coming days, promising Earth-bound sky-watchers a celestial “supermoon” spectacle.<p>The super moon appears in the sky in Cairo, Egypt, in this file photo taken October 17, 2016. …

Donald Trump to Theresa May: UK is 'very, very special place for me' says President-elect

Theresa May has finally spoken with Donald Trump, after criticism that their failure to talk had left Britain somewhere near the “back of the …

Trump, Clinton make final pitches to an anxious nation as moment of truth arrives

By Anne Gearan<p>, Reporter<p>Sean Sullivan<p>, Reporter<p>David A. Fahrenthold<p>, Reporter<p>GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. —Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made their final pitches to an anxious nation Monday, with Clinton seeking to strike a conciliatory, positive tone — and Trump, the underdog, warning of “disaster” if …

Government

The geography of US economic inequality

Why does it matter where you live? Or where a child grows up? Neighborhoods are a primary non-familial context by which lives are shaped—residential …

Income Inequality

Clinton doubles Trump’s October fundraising and has dominant war chest in race’s final days

By Abby Phillip<p>, Reporter<p>Sean Sullivan<p>, Reporter<p>Matea Gold<p>, Enterprise/investigations editor<p>Donald Trump raised about half as much as Hillary Clinton for his presidential campaign committee in the first 19 days of October, putting him at a severe financial disadvantage in the crucial final days of …

Government

18 Breathtaking Photos Of Ballet Dancers Featured In 'The Art Of Movement'

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7 Premiere: 5 Things You Need To Know

You can say this much for <i>The Walking Dead:</i> No matter how angry fans may have gotten at last April’s cliffhanger finale, the show’s creators have made …

Germany proves tuition-free college is not a silver bullet for America’s education woes

Claudia Niessler wouldn’t have attended a university that charged tuition, though even without it her living expenses in college require her to work as many as 20 hours a week at a supermarket.<p>Stefan Steinbock pipes in that having to pay tuition would discourage people with good grades but low …

Higher Education

The secret to raising creative kids is easier than you think

From books, arts, and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But what would happen if children were just left to be bored from time to time? How would it affect their development?<p>I began to think about boredom and …

Creativity

No, Most Black People Don’t Live in Poverty—or Inner Cities

In his debates and speeches, Trump implies that African Americans are concentrated in urban cores. They’re not.<p>During the second presidential debate, Donald Trump was asked whether he could be a president to “all the people in the United States.” He had a very specific answer: “I would be a …

Poverty Rate

The 17 European universities with the highest quality of teaching

This year's ranking, released on Thursday, puts Britain's University of Oxford at the top of the pile as the world's best, beating out the likes of Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and its closest rival, Cambridge.<p>The overall rankings are based on teaching, research, and …

Nobel Prize