Marie Moeller

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Consciousness Is a Brain Process

The common sense view of consciousness is dualism, which says that a person combines two fundamentally different things, a body and a non-material …

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Comedy

11 documentaries that will make you smarter about business

From a film on Wal-Mart's business practices to one on aspiring sommeliers, each will simultaneously entertain and educate you about business.

Dot-com

Bespoke diets based on gut microbes could help beat disease and obesity

Early trial showed use of computer algorithm to produce diet tailored to a person’s unique biological make-up had benefits for pre-diabetic subjects<p>Scientists have created bespoke diets using a computer algorithm that learns how individual bodies respond to different foods.<p>Researchers believe the …

Diabetes

Why women make gifted coders

Linda Liukas believes the world will be a better place if more women learn computer coding, and has written a children’s book to catch them young<p>You wouldn’t expect a petite, fair-haired, 28-year-old woman to be one of the most powerful people in coding. But Linda Liukas, who lives in Helsinki, …

Master Many Foreign Languages By Thinking Like An Actor

For those of us who aren't polyglots, learning multiple foreign languages seems like a huge intellectual feat. BBC interviewed people who know 20 or …

Language Learning

27 Seriously Underrated Books Every Book Lover Should Read

You've read Harry Potter 12 times now. Put it down, and read these instead.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

10 Elegant Homes You Simply Must Rent in Paris

These spaces are so lovely that you might just skip the Eiffel and stay in.<p>These spaces are so lovely that you might just skip the Eiffel and stay in.

You can judge a cheese by its crust (and 15 other things to know about cheese)

<i>Cheesemonger Steve Jenkins claims that if he'd known these straightforward constants at the outset of his career, his "cheese learning curve" might</i> …

Kitchens

Fast food vs. the African diet: The bacteria battle waged in your gut

<b>(CNN) —</b> Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating for two: you and your gut microbiome.<p>The bacterial community in your colon is home to about 100 trillion bacterial cells; there are about 10 times more of these bacterial cells than there are human cells in …

Holistic Medicine
Flying

How Herpes Is Being Used to Fight Cancer

Reprinted with permission from Science is Beautiful © 2014 by Batsford, an imprint of Pavilion Books Company Limited<p>Reprinted with permission from …

Cancer

New Hope for Weight Loss May Grow on a Chinese Vine

Thunder god vine (<i>Tripterygium wilfordii</i>), a deciduous and largely poisonous climbing vine native to China, Taiwan, and Myanmar, may hold the secret to getting skinny, at least in mice.<p>A study published this past week in the journal <i>Cell</i> found that a compound called Celastrol, extracted from thunder …

How the prison-industrial complex is corrupting American elections

The negative effects of mass-incarceration are even worse than we thought<p>Voting matters. Though many Americans believe that voting is either useless or merely a civic duty, in reality it carries huge consequences for the decisions of politicians. There is overwhelming evidence that politicians are …

Government

How U.S. Colleges Can Make the Grade

Higher education in America could be headed for rock bottom. Tuition has continued to rise at a steady pace, and years of deep cuts in state funding …

Higher Education

Elizabeth Warren is winning: How the progressive icon is remaking politics — without running for president

Take a look at how the liberal superstar is changing the debate on trade if you want to see the party’s future<p>With most of the political press having finally accepted that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is indeed <i>not</i> running for president, it’s only fitting that the Economist, a neoliberal and generally …

Middle-class

A Cellular Atlas Of The Human Body

New RNA sequencing techniques are revealing the unknown secrets of our cells<p>If science textbooks are to be believed, you have about 200 different types of cells in your body. But several teams of scientists are now debating that number, saying that the estimate is significantly larger. Using the …

Top 100 Nonprofit Blogs

There are hundreds of nonprofit related blogs out there, but do you ever wonder which ones everyone else is reading? We do, which is why we have …

List-Worthy

Effective Lead Generation Through B2B Market Research and Social Automation Tools

The B2B marketplace is heating up. Amazon is even becoming a major player, with its Amazon Business service, formerly known as AmazonSupply. If you have a marketplace for prospective customers, the best way to profit is by effectively targeting your sales approach so you are talking to the right …

Marketing

How To Avoid The Five Worst Personal Branding Mistakes

It’s hard to talk or write about yourself. We don’t know where to start. On top of that, articles and books and webinars for years have been teaching people the most heinous personal branding ideas imaginable. We’ve been taught to bury our personalities under piles of bureaucratic sludge. No wonder …

Employment
Alzheimer's Disease

Survey: Less Than Half of Nonprofit Websites are Responsive - NP Hub

Google recently announced it was altering its search algorithm to favor mobile-friendly sites. As more users move to mobile devices and tablets, …

Nonprofits

33 social media groups you should know about

Whether you’re a community manager, a social media marketer, a PR pro or a digital strategist, chances are good you could use a sounding board once in a while.<p>Joining a group of likeminded professionals is a great way to bounce around ideas, ask and answer questions and share industry news and tips.<p>…

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education

The real obstacle is student motivation, and no gadget can create that.

Gear & Gadgets

How Virtual Reality May Change Medical Education And Save Lives

<i>Practice makes perfect.</i><p>The old adage applies to many aspects of our life in a variety of ways.<p>Practicing your backhand, learning a dance move, or rehearsing your speech.<p>But where it may matter the most is for medical professionals who perform lifesaving interventions or procedures for patients in …

Virtual Reality

In-Flight Travel Essentials That Keep Andrew Knowlton Sane

Here’s how a few essentials keep restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton sane and comfortable during his frequent travels.<p><i>Air travel isn’t easy these days. Restaurant and drinks editor Andrew Knowlton does a lot of it, for restaurant scouting and food events like Expo Milano. These are the</i> …

MacBook Air

Cancer Charities Scammed Millions From Donors, Feds Say

Let the donor beware: A federal lawsuit alleges four cancer charities have scammed consumers out of more than $187 million.<p>The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in all 50 states and the District of Columbia announced Tuesday they have filed a lawsuit against the Cancer Fund of America, …

Breast Cancer

The 17 hottest tech startups in Germany

The capital Berlin is home to a mixture of hackers, privacy experts, scientists, and video companies that are making waves in the tech scene.<p>Here are some underground companies as well as more established names that are worth watching.

Startups

This is your brain on Whiteness: The invisible psychology of white American ignorance explained

The contrast in media narratives about Baltimore and Waco are undeniable—but many white Americans are blind to them<p>Earlier this week, outlaw motorcycle clubs engaged in a daylight gun battle in Waco, Texas. This combat involved hundreds of people. The mall where the riot occurred was left …

Immune System