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The most uplifting playlist ever, according to a neuroscientist

The list was commissioned by British electronics brand Alba, which had done a large survey of customers around the UK and Ireland — asking everything from their basic music taste to what sounds they listen to to feel happier.<p>According to Jolij's blog:<p>Basically, they asked me whether I could find a …

An iPhone App To Help You Relax, Designed Around Brainwaves And Tai Chi

Ustwo, makers of Monument Valley, have released a new app to help you relax.<p>At the end of a long, stressful day, sometimes all you want to do is turn off your brain, but your phone is the worst escape. It’s holding emails to be answers, newsy tweets to be read, Facebook posts to piss you off, …

Google's Latest Hire Has a Creepy Plan to Track Your Mental Health

Google’s parent company Alphabet has just hired Thomas Insel, the former head of the National Institute of Mental Health, who has some pretty weird …

'The Martian' is the best space sci-fi movie of my time

I have seen the film adaptation of Andy Weir's best-selling novel "The Martian," and I can deliver my review in one sentence with zero spoilers: <b>This</b> …

Science Fiction

This nighttime routine will help you be more productive in the morning

This way you can get the rest you need, and you will be prepared for an energetic and focused tomorrow.<p>The Nightly Routine doesn't have to be as long as the morning  —  mine is only around 15 minutes or so; however, I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to crush the day.<p>After recently writing a …

5 Minute Quick Break Meditation: A Heart Chakra, Guided Spoken Visualization

5 Cardio Myths You Need to Stop Believing

<b>MYTH #2: If you don't have an hour to commit to the cardio gods, it's not worth it.</b> <b><br>FACT:</b> Flat-out not true. <i>All</i> body movement has benefits in terms of calorie burn. What you can change, though, is how efficiently you burn them. "You may be able to do steady-state cardio longer, and burn more …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

The Neuroscience Of “Harry Potter”

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

America’s white millennial problem: Why the next great generation might not be a liberal one

The future of economic liberalism depends on younger voters embracing a change. Here’s why its unlikely to happen<p>Nearly anytime Democrats lose an election, there is a pervasive narrative that, just around the bend, there will be an “emerging Democratic majority.” Originally projected to occur …

‘The Hobbit Office’, Martin Freeman Plays Bilbo Baggins Working at a Paper Company in SNL Skit

While hosting last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, the wonderful actor Martin Freeman reprised his role as Bilbo Baggins in “The Hobbit …

How Scientists Are Learning to Write

"That's jargon-ish. Even some people in the sciences don't have an intuitive understanding of what that means."<p>The students tried not to look sheepish as their professor projected the article on the whiteboard, waiting for their work to be devoured by their classmates. It was the second class for …

Can YOU watch this optical illusion to the end?

Can YOU watch this optical illusion to the end? Stomach-churning video is the most powerful hallucinatory trick yet<p><b>The illusion causes what’s known</b> …

Demonstration

Seventeen years of Hobbit movie-making in one touching featurette

This six-minute featurette is a wonderful, official examination of both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies.<p>"Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen Year Journey" doesn't just include wonderful interviews with many of the folks who made the six movies, but it also offers some fantastic, …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

Electric Literature’s 25 Best Novels of 2014 – Electric Literature

Year-end lists are always subjective and incomplete, but they are especially tricky for books. A dedicated film critic can watch every wide release …

Books

Optical illusions show how we see

Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at …

Obama fills in for Stephen Colbert

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama may be the President of the United States, but for a few minutes on Monday, he was also Stephen Colbert, outgoing host of "The Colbert Report."<p>Obama sat down for an interview with Colbert in Washington -- his third appearance on the show -- and surprised the host by …

Epic Trailer for THE HOBBIT Trilogy As a Single Film

The B Word: Why We Should Embrace Being 'Basic' Instead Of Scorning It

There’s a reason the ability to execute the fundamental skills of your trade is a frequent means of separating the wheat from the chaff on competitive reality shows. It’s a lot more challenging to nail the basics than it seems . Observe Wolfgang Puck schooling a recent season’s <i>Top Chef</i> hopefuls on …

Why Sleeping in Cooler Temperatures Could Help You Lose Weight

For this recent study, researchers had five young men spend four months sleeping in climate-controlled rooms at the National Institute of Health Clinical Center (they all wore hospital clothes and slept under only sheets). The rooms were kept at 75.2 degrees the first month, 66.2 degrees the second …

The Best Apps For People Who Don’t Like Spending Money

Whatever you use — debit card, ApplePay, Bitcoin — one way or another, you’re really just giving up cold, hard cash. And with an average personal …

Non-GM successes: Index by year

Here's a list, ordered by year, of some of the non-GM successes we have come across. They include allergen-free peanuts, striga-resistant cowpeas, …