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Astronomers Discover A White Dwarf-Red Dwarf Binary System That Behaves Like A Pulsar

Just 380 light-years from Earth lies a unique stellar object named AR Scorpii. Although this object, which consists of a rapidly spinning white dwarf …

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Literature

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

Universe

31 Of The Most Heartwarming Books You'll Ever Read

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Books

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Greg Gage is a neuroscientist.<p>You wouldn't know it by looking at him, though. There's no long, white lab coat. And he doesn't speak in scientific jargon that's difficult to understand.<p>That's because Gage is on a mission: He wants to make neuroscience accessible to everyone.<p>"In order to be able to …

Neuroscience

The year of living thankfully

<b>(CNN) —</b> Logically speaking, we should be in a perpetual state of gratitude. Most people who read this column, even if they aren't fully aware, have a long list of blessings to count (most of the time, anyway).<p>Family. Friends. Love. Health. Freedom from war and natural disaster. Imagination. …

Happiness

Hanging out with friends in times of stress heals us by rewiring our biology

Whether offering us consolation after the death of a loved one or commiseration when our team loses yet again, our social relationships are invaluable for helping us lead happier, less stressful lives. And humans aren’t alone in this respect. The role of social interactions and bonds in reducing …

Psychology

Healthy Eating: A Beginner's Guide on How to Eat Healthy and Stick to It

Healthy eating. It's something everyone knows they should do, but few of us do as consistently as we would like. The purpose of this guide is to …

Nutrition

It Took Sheryl Sandberg Exactly 2 Sentences to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

It's one of the quickest ways to grow as a person.<p>I want you to ponder the following question for a moment, because it's one of the most important questions you'll ever answer.<p>How do you respond to feedback?<p>Sheryl Sandberg recently visited Airbnb to share lessons learned from her years at Facebook …

Science Has Discovered a Surprising Cure for Social Anxiety, and You're Going to Like It | Inc.com

There's no shortage of suggestions on how to get over your social anxiety out there, but you're not going to like most of them.<p>Take "radical implosion," for example. Recommended by both psychologists and a handful of formerly shy celebrities like Conan O'Brien and Will Ferrell, this method …

Depression

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

Don’t dress your age - modern women know it's about style not following fashion rules for over 40s

If you’ve spent this week employing a much-needed digital detox you might just have missed a rather uplifting online sensation. When the <i>New York Times</i> published an op-ed entitled ‘Don’t Dress Your Age’, urging women to ignore ‘mutton-shaming’ style advice about what you can and can’t wear over a …

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

Books

“Power magnifies personality” — remember that when casting votes

Psychologists have long studied what power does to the mind. It isn’t always pretty.<p>For many voters, and especially women voters, Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy raises a central question loaded with fear: What happens if you give a person with a long history of abusing power even more …

Psychology

African Nation Slaps Exxon With Fine Nearly 7 Times Its Own GDP

This is a fine worthy of Dr. Evil.<p>The African nation of Chad has ordered Exxon Mobil Corp. to fork over a sum of money that would make Austin Powers villain Dr. Evil proud ― not quite “100 billion dollars,” but close.<p>As Bloomberg reports, a court in Chad’s capital of N’Djamena announced in a ruling …

Oil & Gas Industry

Wearable translation device promises a science-fiction future, almost

A company called Waverly Labs is working on a wearable translation device that has captured people’s imaginations, generated plenty of buzz, …