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How your emotions change your perception of the world

Why do we sometimes see the world differently<p>Do you know that a person's current mood affects the way he judges others?<br>Do you know that a person …

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Singularity

Abolishing religion wouldn't make us more moral

<b>Christian worshippers attend the Sunday mass in the Ethiopian Orthodox church in the centre of the refugee camp in Calais, also known as the “New</b> …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

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11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

Apps

This Is What Anxiety Feels Like

<i>"There's a misconception that anxious people are antisocial, short-fused or over-dramatic. But they're most likely processing everything around them so intensely that they can't handle a lot of questions, people or heavy information all at once. Anxiety is when you feel everything." -- Katie</i> …

Depression

How to Overcome Emotional Dependency

Liked this article?<p>Did I miss out a useful, relevant and rational insight? Please click here to let me know<p>How to Forgive is now on Google+ and …

“Facebook’s power is to sort what people see and to screen information. That’s basically what Google does, too”

Savvy tech critic talks outrage culture, surveillance and the power we give Google & Facebook to moderate our lives<p>“Terms of Service,” the first book from the young cultural critic Jacob Silverman, is less an argument than a tour. Its subject is the Internet—or, more accurately, what Silverman …

Social Media

5 foods that may make you feel happier now — and even better later

Some foods taste so good while we're eating them, but can leave us feeling blah, bloated and feeling guilty just moments after we've brushed away the crumbs. But other foods are scientifically shown to lift our spirits. Here are five foods that will make you feel good right away!<p>1. Raw walnuts and …

Nutrition

The 'New' Benefits Of Mindfulness: Improved Memory, Focus, And GRE Scores

Paying attention may be one of the most fundamental and important cognitive abilities we have. It’s too bad, then, that many of us are so bad at it. It’s not only our outer distractions that get the better of us – email, texts, Twitter – but even worse can be the internal ones: Mind-wandering is a …

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8 Ancient Rules for Life We Should Still Follow

If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety, or even depression, you might find some relief in the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. Wait: It’s probably <i>not</i> …

University of London

Should you trust your first impression? - Peter Mende-Siedlecki

5 Multiple Choice &<br>3 Open Answer Questions<p>Learn<br>More<p>1 Guided Discussions &<br>3 Open Discussions<p>Create and share a new lesson based on this …

The rise of vagueness as a service

An unexpected new trend is emerging in technology. Information presented to the user is growing vague.<p>In each new product where vagueness is …

This column will change your life: interestingness v truth

'Even in the world of academia, most people aren't motivated by the truth. What they want, above all, is not to be bored'<p>Do you long to become a "thought leader", thinkfluencing your way from TED talk to tech conference, lauded for your insights? I hope not. But if so, you could do worse than …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

'Memories' pass between generations

<b>Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.</b><p>Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.<p>A Nature Neuroscience …

Cherry Blossom

How Depression Could Save Your Life

No one likes to be down but a new book, The Depths, argues that depression has real and helpful evolutionary benefits for humans and animals. But …

The Uncertainty Principal

One of the most confusing aspects of quantum physics is the uncertainty principle and the observer effect.<p>When Heisenberg first presented it to Einstein, he made the famous remark "I don't believe God would play dice with the Universe." More recently Stephen Hawking made the statement, "not only …

Deepak Chopra

The Absolute Break Between Life and Death Is an Illusion

What bothers people about losing the body is that it seems like a terrible break or interruption. This interruption is imagined as going into the void; it is total personal extinction. Yet that perspective, which arouses huge fears, is limited to the ego. The ego craves continuity; it wants today …

Spirituality

30 Books Everyone Should Read Before Their 30th Birthday

<b>Siddhartha</b> by Hermann Hesse – A powerful story about the importance of life experiences as they relate to approaching an understanding of reality and …

This Guy Wants to Help You Download Your Brain

Having your brain stuck in a big bag of meat and bone is pretty gross, huh? Some futurists claim that in a few decades we'll be able to (finally) upload our neural activity into a computer, and I talked with a researcher who's working on that.<p><i>Image via</i><p>Ever wanted to download a copy of your own …

The Brain

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …

Science could explain why your racist relatives are so racist

Recent research suggests that those who degrade minorities could feel ostracized themselves<p>What leads people to develop a hostile, suspicious attitude toward minorities? Social scientists have a variety of theories. But recent research from Germany reports a mindset of intolerance can be triggered …

Ten Years On, Facebook Has Changed Politics

Mark Zuckerberg’s creation opened a new avenue for politicians to be more real and for voters to let them know what’s on their minds.<p>With my …