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What Nine Days Of Fasting Does To Your Body And Brain

What happened when we sent Esquire’s gluttonous food editor to a German health clinic for a fast, with instructions to keep a hunger diary? Put down your knives and forks and get ready for an unexpected epiphany<p><b>It seemed like a good idea at the time.</b> Like most things do, in the soft, dying light of …

British Airways

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

‘Tapping’ is the latest self-care trend that might just transform your life – but what exactly is it?

Everybody's talking about EFT<p><i>Words by Kim Marshall</i><p>EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), otherwise known as ‘tapping’, is a complementary therapy which …

Mental Health

Why micro-actions are the secret to smashing your healthy resolutions

Getting healthy IS possible, as long as you're smart about how you do it.<p>When you decide to get healthy, it's easy to look at your new and improved …

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Scientists Still Can't Decide Whether Fear Is Real

Fear may really just be in your head.<p>How do you know when you’re afraid? Perhaps it’s when your heart races or your palms sweat. Or maybe it’s being …

Psychology

With This Hack You Don’t Need A DSLR To Click These Stunning Macro Photos, Just Your Smartphone

Indulging in your hobbies costs money. If you're into photography, you need at least a good camera phone, or better yet, a DSLR.<p>Moreover, you come …

Don't Overthink, Just Do (The Overthinker’s Guide To Taking Action)

Balancing thought and action will always be a challenge for many people.<p>When you spend too much time picturing what a project is going to be like, too much time thinking about how awesome it will be… and too little time actually making the thing, you make no progress.<p>With respect to goals, …

The Sugar Hill Gang - Rapper's Delight ( HQ, Full Version )

Why music can improve anxiety (and a number of other health problems)

You'll soon hear the benefits, says music therapist Dr Stella Compton-Dickinson<p>Even if you're think you're completely tone-deaf, music is a powerful …

Mental Health

This mixed reality room is so trippy it might leave you questioning reality

THÉORIZ studio is bringing an empty room to life with motion tracking and augmented reality. Projections in the room change as you interact with …

Augmented Reality

10 things we should all do every day to keep our brains sharp

Let's start giving our brains some TLC!<p>As we get older, it's easy for our brains to get rusty. That's why we want to know how to keep them healthy …

The Brain

What it takes to build artificial intelligence skills

An AI repertoire is a unique blending of programming, data science and business knowledge.<p>Artificial intelligence, AI, is all the rage these days -- …

Why Meghan Markle waited before deciding what to wear for Pippa Middleton's wedding

Meghan Markle reportedly held off picking an outfit for Pippa Middleton's weddingbecause she was worried about clashing with the Duchess of Cambridge.<p>The American actress will be the focus of much attention when she accompanies Prince Harry to the wedding of Kate Middleton's sister to James …

Understanding Machine Learning

What Exactly Is Machine Learning?<p>Here’s the simplest definition I came across, from Berkeley: Machine learning is “[...] the branch of AI that …

How many hours of sleep do you actually need?

It depends on how well you want your brain to work<p>Sleep is a time suck. If you multiplied the average recommended number of hours we should sleep in a day—eight for a typical adult—by the number of days in an average lifespan (78.8 years in the United States), that would amount to about 9,587.3 …

Powerful automation hacks for Android using Tasker, IFTTT, QPython

One of the coolest things about Android is undoubtedly just how much it lets you do without needing to root your device or otherwise modify it. Out of the box an Android phone is yours to customize, tweak and hack to your heart’s desires. If you want to use it as-is then you can, but if you’re more …

We all thought having more data was better. We were wrong.

“Little data” is not exactly a sexy, attention-grabbing topic. But is more and bigger data really better?<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>For years, the mantra in the world of …

Demystifying artificial intelligence: Here’s everything you need to know about AI

Crazy singularities, robot rebellions, falling in love with computers … artificial intelligence conjures up a multitude of wild what-ifs. But in the …

An introduction to Python on Android

There are many reasons that you might want to start Android development. Building an app that will make you rich and change the world is only one motivation; others include learning to code, building tools that you can use yourself or even just having fun and impressing others. Programming is a …

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Singularity

How to prepare for employment in the age of artificial intelligence

For centuries, humans have been fretting over “technological unemployment” or the loss of jobs caused by technological change. Never has this sentiment been accentuated more than it is today, at the cusp of the next industrial revolution.<p>With developments in artificial intelligence continuing at a …

Yes, Your Sleep Schedule is Making You Sick

Jet lag makes everyone miserable. But it makes some people mentally ill.<p>There’s a psychiatric hospital not far from Heathrow Airport that is known for treating bipolar and schizophrenic travelers, some of whom are occasionally found wandering aimlessly through the terminals. A study from the 1980s …

How I’m learning “Machine Learning”

In the past year, I’ve become convinced that machine learning is not hype. Strong AI/AGI is no longer a requirement for complex tasks. It doesn’t …

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

Artificial Intelligence

The Ultimate List of Best Websites to Learn Coding

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — professional technical writing tool<p>It’s been half a year since I gathered my first list of …

Programming

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This research has left me levitating with excitement. I'm dumbfounded by what positive psychology can do. But this is taking it to a whole new level. <i>What Marcel, tell us!</i><p>OK, here's the scoop. Shawn Achor, Harvard-trained happiness researcher and <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author of <i>The Happiness</i> …

Happiness

This 23-Minute Morning Ritual Will Transform Your Whole Day

How cool is science? Now you can set yourself up every morning for an awesome day by doing these simple activities.<p>When I learned of Harvard-trained happiness researcher Shawn Achor's recommendations for training your brain to be more positive, I admit, I did a little eye-roll. I mean, watching …

Useful Docs and Guides for Front-End Developers

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.co — software documentation tool<p>I come across so many interesting info-apps and documents in my daily …

Mobile Devices

What's the most useful and complete Java cheat sheet?

I need a cheat sheet for Java and started looking around, but could not find one that seemed "canonical" - which surprised me considering how …