Lucas Ferrer

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22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

Princeton University

7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …

London School of Economics

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

Genius Core Exercises | Men's Health

Take the plank: Most people are familiar with it. And they probably know a few variations, like the side plank or the single-leg plank.<p>But in this video, Gideon Akande, a strength coach and two-time Gold Gloves champion from Chicago, shows you 22 variations of the exercise—from beginner to brutal. …

Look carefully at English you will see Sanskrit hidden everywhere: Jeffrey Armstrong

<b>By Nithin Sridhar</b><p>“<b>World Sanskrit Day</b>” is celebrated every year on the full moon day in the month of <i>Sravana</i>. This year the full moon has fallen on …

Hinduism

Use Google to look up weird coding terms? You could end up working there

Google has many ways of sourcing talent. It has a highly developed in-house recruiting organization, and gets a staggering number of external applications. But if you’re in the habit of looking up obscure coding terms, you might see one of the company’s more obscure recruiting methods, a message …

Georgia Tech

Is Something Lost When We Use Mindfulness as a Productivity Tool?

I came to mindfulness as a healing practice after overcoming an addiction to Adderall during my junior year of college. I found myself in this situation because I thought that using Adderall to help me focus was no big deal — an attitude shared by 81% of students nationwide.<p>Adderall simply seemed …

Optical Illusions - the top 20 - Telegraph

Neurology

Attractive entrepreneurs get more funding – but only if they're male

If you're an entrepreneur looking for funding it pays to be attractive – and male.<p>The research paper <i>Investors prefer entrepreneurial ventures pitched by attractive men,</i> written by researchers at Harvard, Wharton School and MIT, found the gender and attractiveness of entrepreneurs have a significant …

How We Speak Reveals What We Think, with Steven Pinker

My name is Steve Pinker, and I’m Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. And today I’m going to speak to you about language. I’m actually not …

Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body

When you lose weight, where does it go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.<p>In a new study, scientists explain the fate of fat in a human body, and …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job | Inc.com

A few years ago, I published a post on starting a business while keeping your full-time job. I listed a number of reasons why this makes sense. I even included some practical steps.<p>But I didn’t go far enough.<p>So here’s a guest post from Ryan Robinson, an entrepreneur and marketer who teaches people …

Entrepreneurship

So You Want to Learn How to Code

Who knew one simple Medium post could ignite such a profound movement? #iLookLikeAnEngineer is now being spread globally in over 50 countries. It has …

Saudi Arabia will need deep pockets if it is to win its oil war with US

News this week that the Saudi government is to raise more than $27bn from bond sales is a sign that the strain of getting involved in a spending battle with the world’s biggest economy is taking its toll.<p>Saudi Arabia is an expensive country to run for the House of Saud. Fearful of Iran, it has …

Oil

Neuroscience of free will

<b>Neuroscience of free will</b>, a part of neurophilosophy, is the study of the interconnections between free will and neuroscience.<p>As it has become …

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

Consciousness

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

And you might think you approach all those decisions rationally.<p>Yet research suggests there are a huge number of cognitive stumbling blocks that can affect our behavior, preventing us from acting in our own best interests.<p>Here, we've rounded up some of the most commonly cited biases that screw up …

A Scientist Deploys Light And Sound To Reveal The Brain

Lihong Wang creates the sort of medical technology you'd expect to find on the starship Enterprise.<p>Wang, a professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has already helped develop instruments that can detect individual cancer cells in the bloodstream and oxygen …

Imaging