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Invest online: How to grow your money cheaply — without ever putting on pants

When you think about money, your biggest costs might jump to mind — there's paying down your debt, saving in an emergency fund, covering credit card …

4 Ways to Become a Better Parent, According to Science

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Kids

Are Dark Matter, Dark Energy Real? New Theory Of Gravity Says No

The hunt for dark matter and dark energy — the mysterious stuff that scientists believe make up 95 percent of the universe — has so far been …

Sleep Sanctuary: ways to relax your mind before bedtime

From bedtime meditation to aromatherapy devices, our new Sleep Sanctuary series shares some top tips to help you get a good night's sleep - crucial to enjoying a productive day.<p>In this video, we share a few techniques to help you relax your mind and let go of the stresses of the day before …

How to be Super Productive Every Week Without Losing Your Mind

Extremely productive people know the difference between urgent and important.<p>You will work better when you find and stick to habits that work best for you. You can't use every productive habit you read about. The most successful people you know stick to habits that produce the most results. You can …

Time Management

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

How To Train Your Mind Not To Wander While Reading - PsyBlog

Paying attention to what you are reading can be hard — especially in this age of endless distraction.<p>Practising meditation can help improve your …

How And When To Exercise To Boost Your Productivity

Of all the productivity hacks in the book, a simple workout may be among the most reliably effective.<p>You already know that exercise is healthy and important. Sticking with a regular workout can leave you looking and feeling better. And you’ve probably also heard about its mental and cognitive …

Exercise

The future of the Spanish language is looking a lot more like English

More than 150 academics, novelists, poets, scientists and other experts of language have descended on San Juan, Puerto Rico, this week to debate the future of Spanish — and whether words such as "selfie" will be admitted into the prestigious Diccionario de la Real Academia (Dictionary of the Royal …

This test is changing the way depression is treated

Many Americans suffer from depression at some point in their lives. The seriousness of the disease (untreated, it’s a top cause of suicides) is a …

Depression

Do Skimpy Clothes Force Men's Brains to Objectify Women?

Science can't shut up about how men can't help the fact that they sometimes seem like they might be thinking with their penises because their brains …

Our weird sleep pattern might be why we are the top species on the planet

There’s much that we share with our primate ancestors: opposable thumbs, ability to eat many kinds of food, living in large social groups, and so on. Yet, it is perhaps one trait we don’t share with them that has made us the top species of the planet: a weird sleeping pattern.<p>Across populations and …

Lemurs

The scientist who discovered one of the universe's most important forms of matter hasn't received the Nobel Prize for a disturbing reason

After a two week hiatus (we had our usual modulo(10) outtakes reel, then a week off for Thanksgiving), Crash Course Astronomy is back on the air!<p>This week, I take a look at dark matter.<p>Well, not a "look" <i>per se</i>, since you can't really see it. But it's there! Here's how we know.<p>Writing this one was …

Dark Matter

This map shows the world's fastest growing cities

In 1960, the only city in sub-Saharan Africa with a population of over 1 million people was Johannesburg. Ten years later, there were four. By 2010, that number had sky-rocketed to 33 cities.<p>Worldwide, urban areas are expanding. It is estimated that by 2050, 70% of the world's population will be …

Geography

Physicists Can Now Achieve Quantum Entanglement at Room Temperature

Quantum entanglement—the process though which particle’s states become inextricably linked, despite being nowhere near each other—is usually carried …

Quantum Mechanics

6 simple gadgets improving life for those with dementia

Every 67 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.<p>It's a shocking statistic, but it's only the beginning. One in three seniors dies …

Economics

Is the Public Turning against Capitalism? | Marian L. Tupy

According to a recent YouGov poll, American’s have grown more skeptical of capitalism:<p>Out of 1,000 Americans polled, 55 percent believe that in a …

Income Inequality

Tapscott: There is a very real risk that capitalism can be replaced

Don Tapscott, whose books have been used by Barack Obama, gave a TED-type inspirational speech to senior members of the in-house think tanks of the …

Barack Obama

What do people really think about capitalism?

In a recent survey by YouGov, 10 questions on population were asked to people in seven different nations: Britain, the United States, Germany, …

Economics

Final chapter nears for capitalism’s fairytale

The wealthy burghers of Affluentia saw it as a victory for their way of life when their poverty-stricken neighbour, the Democratic People’s Republic …

Profit
Reminiscing

Capitalism, Socialism and Communism

If asked, most people would likely declare that they know fairly well what the terms in the title mean. In the heat of the election year political debates, these terms are often used without much thought about their meaning. It happened to me that my opinion was perceived by different people as me …

Globalization
House of Lords

Postcapitalism for Martians

<i>A lecture at the London School of Economics, 18 November 2018</i><p>In 1991 the nobel prizewinner Herbert Simon conducted a thought experiment: what would …

Economics

What Life Will Look Like After the Robots Steal All Our Jobs

Most people hate their jobs anyway. Why not kick your feet up and let a robot do it for you?<p>The robots are coming. In fact, in many pockets of the world they're already here. There are signs they'll replace your pharmacist and your brain surgeon. In a decade or so, robots might take the place of …

Income Inequality
Economics

Ottawa psych student's app to help 'thousands' with anxiety, depression

Jeff Perron wants to help more people than he ever could all by himself.<p>The Ottawa man finished an undergrad in psychology, earned a master’s in …