Michael Gallagher

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Spontaneously Combusting Tortilla Chips Blamed for 2 Fires in Austin

Normally, tortilla chips need a healthy topping of spicy salsa to be described as fiery. Not, as it turns out, in Austin, Texas.<p>In a Wednesday …

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5 Reasons Why You Must Be a Constant Learner

How many times you had the feeling that you are lost with a new subject at work? If you are like most people, probably many times… But don’t worry! …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

A Crucial Archaeological Dating Tool Is Wrong, And It Could Change History as We Know It

Ooops.<p>One of the most important dating tools used in archaeology may sometimes give misleading data, new study shows - and it could change whole …

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

It Only Took Steve Jobs 5 Words to Give the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today

In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when he decided to drop some major wisdom regarding the power of focus.<p>The power of focus.<p>Without it, you're doomed to a life of distraction. A life in which others' priorities dictate on what you spend your time. As you move from one shiny …

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Terrifying, first-person photos show the claustrophobic conditions inside Hong Kong's 'coffin cubicles'

Hong Kong is in the midst of a housing crisis. As prices begin to rise and the city grows denser, some have resorted to living in the smallest of spaces.<p>Since 2012, photographer Benny Lam has been documenting the housing situation in Hong Kong by focusing his camera on what have become known as …

Hong Kong

Homeopathic Products Must Disclose That There’s No Scientific Evidence They Work

The Federal Trade Commission recently updated its labeling requirements for the alternative treatments.<p>If you're having trouble sleeping and feeling jittery, you probably don't want to consume a bunch of coffee—that's just common sense. And if you're going to pop a pain reliever for a headache, …

The Multiverse Idea Is Rotting Culture

What looks at first glance like an opening up of possibilities is actually an attack on the human imagination.<p>You might not like what I’m about to say about the multiverse. But don’t worry; you’ve already had your revenge. If there are an infinite number of parallel universes, there will be any …

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Halo Neuroscience makes its brain-juicing athletic headphones available to all

It’s tough to contextualize a product like Halo Sport, because there really isn’t anything like them out there. They look like your standard pair of over-ear headphones (albeit a bit chunkier than average) coupled with a strange set of spikes that run down the inside of the band and come into …

Done With Tinder? Try 'Sindr,' the Vatican's New Confession Finder App

For those Catholics itching to be absolved, a Scottish Archbishop may have just revolutionized the search for a confessional — with a new smartphone …

The real reason Putin sympathizes with Trump

Putin said nice things about Donald Trump, and Trump about Putin. In fact, there is a small faction of Trump supporters that admires Putin. They like that he is a strong leader and his position on gay rights and other matters. They do not see him as a former communist, but rather as a defender of …

The Ironic Health Risks Of Worrying About Your Health

There’s an irony, science finds, in having a negative outlook, especially about our health: It’s linked to worse health outcomes. According to two new studies, being pessimistic is associated with more heart problems, and so is being a hypochondriac (or, in the medical vernacular, having health …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

Blame Musical Anhedonia If You React to Adele With a "Meh"

The soulful wail of Adele’s “Hello” can melt the coldest hearts — but not all of them. Some people — about 3-5 percent of the population, according …

Your Brain Wants You to Fail. Here's How to Stop It

What if you could unlock the full potential of your brain?<p>The brain is wired for us to fail, at least if you don't know how to use it properly. And since it doesn't come with a user's manual, not many of us fully understand it. Even neuroscientists are constantly discovering new things about the …

Can your city change your mind?

The design of our spaces can heal us, hurt us, and alter the way we think<p>All these consequences have been recorded scientifically, and it’s becoming evident that the way physical spaces are designed can have a measurable impact on the human brain. Architecture, interior design, and even city …

Masculinity Audit Into Causes Of Suicide Reveals Men Suffer Depression In A Way Even Doctors Could Miss

New report: Men are three times more likely than women to take their own lives.<p>The unequal impacts of mental health issues on men in the UK are …

Your Friends Calling For Maturity And Respectful Discourse Are Wrong. Here's Why

Whenever I see that post making its rounds on Facebook that says, "One of the truest signs of maturity is the ability to disagree with someone while still remaining respectful" I want to dig up the bodies of the half a million dead Iraqis and demand that they start showing some damn respect.<p>The …

The Doubting Dog

Most people tend to think dogs are just naturally happy creatures, always ready for a good time. But an Australian study suggests that some dogs are actually pessimists based on the theory that animals who show heightened expectation of positive outcomes are optimistic, while those who are more …

Personality

Frozen Accidents: Why the Future Is So Unpredictable

<i>“Each of us human beings, for example, is the product of an enormously long<br>sequence of accidents,</i> <i>any of which could have turned out differently.”</i> <br>— …

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These 6 new technology rules will govern our future

Technology is advancing so rapidly that we will experience radical changes in society not only in our lifetimes but in the coming years. We are already seeing how computing, sensors, artificial intelligence, and genomics are reshaping entire industries and our daily lives.<p>As we undergo this rapid …

Artificial Intelligence

Woman wins lawsuit over unwanted Windows 10 installation

A California woman has been awarded $10,000 in a lawsuit over a botched Windows 10 installation that she said she didn't want, didn't authorize, and …

The 1 Emotional Intelligence Trait You Absolutely Need for Success

No, you simply cannot have emotional intelligence without it.<p>If you're a leadership geek like me, you probably know that for the better part of 50 years, thought leaders and scholars the world over have conducted mountains of research to answer the question: <i>What are the characteristics of great</i> …

The philosophy of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius is supposed to help you be more resilient and at peace — here's how to master it in 7 days

It's been a tool for the ordinary and the elite alike — from slaves to emperors — as they sought wisdom, strength, and the "good life."<p>Today, Stoicism is popular with football coaches the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll, investors like Tim Ferriss, and military generals like General James "Mad Dog" …

Pete Carroll

7 Mental Blocks Preventing Your Success

You don't have to let self-doubt, fear and lack of focus complicate your life and stagnate your business growth.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Unless our brains get involved. Then we’ll find a way to roam the …

Motivation