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An uncomfortable view on what really makes a CEO successful

First, are most people in the C-suite there because they're tremendously talented and intelligent — or are they only decently talented and intelligent, and their success is fueled by other factors?<p>And second, is it possible that a company's success or failure has virtually nothing to do with its …

10 Things that Change your Brain - OpenMind

Using the most advanced <b>neuroimaging</b> techniques, science has identified some activities that permanently modify our brain, either by changing its …

Neuroscience

Why You Should Never Do a Cash-Out Auto Refinance

You may find yourself in a financial pickle every once in a while, and there may be that tempting allure of using a cash-out auto refinance offer on your car. But there are some things that you should consider before you race to get that new auto loan. Learn more about the simple risks that you …

16 Ways To Grow Mentally And Physically

Think about it: have you been truly improving yourself?<p>Life can get so busy and hectic that we just let the days fly by. We forget to always grow …

Lost Island of Ancient Greece Discovered in Aegean Sea

Archaeologists think they may have found the city of Kane, site of a major battle between Athens and Sparta during the Peloponnesian war.<p>An international team of archaeologists and geophysicists believe they have discovered a lost island in the eastern Aegean that was once home to the ancient city …

These are the first five things you should play on the Gear VR

Where to start in the first retail VR platform<p>So you broke down and bought a Gear VR. Now you have the official Oculus app installed and you're overwhelmed by the amount of content in the store. Fear not! We've compiled a list of five places to start, complete with a few thoughts from the …

The Top 10 Things That We Should Be Informed About in Life

<i>This piece originally appeared on Quora: What are the top 10 things that we should be informed about in life?</i><p>I’m 30 years old. I wish I could travel …

5 Amazing Adventures For Your Southeast Asia Bucket List

Southeast Asia is an adventure traveler's dream destination. You can eat like a king for a few bucks, explore unbelievable landscapes, and see remnants of some of the planet's most ancient civilizations. Check out our list of 5 Must-Do Adventures in Southeast Asia and book your flight today!<p>1. Hike …

10 Tiny Towns For A Cozy, Low-Key Vacation

<i>This post was originally published on November 20, 2015.</i><br>Big cities may get most of the attention, but America's small towns have so much to offer …

Travel

Decorating Mistakes We All Make, and How to Fix Them

So now that you've read the first installment of our Design 101 series, are you ready to talk about some decorating no no's? We have all made these mistakes, and I am sure many more are still to come in our decorating journey.<p>But for now, here are some "dont's" we learned to avoid when decorating a …

The biggest sperm come in the smallest packages – and other odd facts about male sex cells

Sexual competition has made sperm the most diverse - and fascinating - cells in the animal kingdom

There are only 5 acceptable boots to wear with a suit

After a long fall, it's finally getting colder in New York City. That means we're going to start dropping not-so-subtle hints about how a gentleman should dress for winter weather.<p>Footwear is key here. Yes, you want to be warm. Yes, you want to be comfortable. But you do not want to dress like a …

Microsoft and Volvo's new HoloLens showroom is fascinating and frustrating

You could buy a car in mixed reality, but should you?<p>Cars have a long history with augmented and virtual reality. Designers rely on immersive systems, from CAVE rooms to augmented reality headsets, to visualize their work. Drivers have been using heads-up displays for decades, even if they’re …

Augmented Reality

Jihadism Is Not Nihilism

In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic State, Democrats have fastened on a philosophical term from 19th century European intellectual history. They're being too clever by half.<p>"Extremist nihilism" is what Barack Obama has called ISIS's ideology. In the second Democratic debate, Hillary …

Why We Need to Cry More

Do you remember the last time you cried? It's a difficult question to answer, and not necessarily because it's hard to recall. It's because it reminds us of a personal and intimate experience, or perhaps of a humiliating moment of a public display of emotion.<p>But why is it that crying makes us feel …

The reviews for Samsung's futuristic virtual reality headset are rolling in — it's a must-buy if you have the right phone

Samsung's Gear VR headset - which Facebook's Oculus helped develop - hit store shelves Friday, and the reviews are rolling in.<p>Many praised the first mass market virtual reality device, which retails for $99, saying it was a "no-brainer" to buy if you already had one of the Samsung phones required …

This could be the next weapon of mass destruction

The atom bomb took more than 10 years to go from scientific conception to reality. The next weapon of mass destruction could take much less.<p>On Thursday (Nov. 19), a special agent from the FBI met with researchers in Washington, DC to talk to a scientific panel about the risks of a powerful new …

Genetics

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Inventions

6 Rules for Touching Humans, Based on Science

Hugs, handshakes, butt pats: Touching among humans is, well, a touchy subject. As kids we were taught that there’s good and bad touches—and it only …

Stephen Hawking: There Is No God And The Theory Of Evolution Better Explains The Origin Of Life

For someone that is supposedly so “brilliant”, Stephen Hawking really doesn’t have a clue. In a recent interview with Spain’s El Mundo, Hawking …

Researches Show Vitamin N Can Turn You Into A Very Different Person

Vitamin N can help turn you into a very different person, one who is healthier and more at peace. Find out how vitamin N can help you.

Three arguments for the consciousness of cephalopods

They may be tasty when you fry them up, but evidence is mounting that cephalopods like octopuses and squid possess consciousness. Over at the …

Consciousness

SLAC theorist explains quantum gravity

It makes the mathematical treatment much more difficult.<p>We generally calculate quantum effects by starting with a dominant mathematical term to which …

Quantum Mechanics

Meditate your way to better productivity

At the start of one hectic day, Gandhi is reputed to have said, "I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one." Contained in that counterintuitive argument is the reason for pursuing the practice of mindfulness – but also the reason we don't.<p>When people are …

9 things I do every day that make me more productive

About six years ago I would say I was 100% unproductive. Everything I did would cost me in either well-being or money.<p>By "well-being" I mean, competence, good relationships, and freedom. So when I say "cost me well-being" I would do things to specifically hurt the above three.<p>Now, I feel I'm …

8 Surefire Ways to Spot a Liar

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many people have you spoken with today? Chances are that most of them lied to you—and that they did it more than once. It’s a hard fact to accept, but even your closest friends and coworkers lie to you regularly.<p>University …

Body Language

11 Robots Who Will Certainly Rise Up To Destroy All Humans

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but with a beep boop.

The single most effective step to start getting rich, from a 78-year-old personal finance classic

Their wealth all started with one emotion, he argues: <b>desire.</b><p>"Wishing will not bring riches," he writes in "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his interviews with Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and hundreds of other successful people.<p>"But desiring riches with a state of mind …

This Is the Number One Move Trainers Use to Sculpt a Strong, Toned Back

Even Justin Timberlake would be proud.<p>If you want your back to look like you just spent months training to be a UFC fighter, there's one move you have to add to your repertoire: the row.<p>When we surveyed our favorite trainers on their go-to moves for creating head-turning back muscles, a majority of …