Michelle Du

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Why We Shouldn't Dismiss People Who Deny Facts

Recently, we tried a little experiment. We typed “why are anti-vaxxers…” into Google. Google’s most common completions of this phrase were “why are …

Public Health

Artificial intelligence judged a beauty contest, and almost all the winners were white

As humans cede more and more control to algorithms, whether in the courtroom or on social media, the way they are built becomes increasingly important. The foundation of machine learning is data gathered by humans, and without careful consideration, the machines learn the same biases of their …

How Perfectionism Can Keep You From Success

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

An Open Letter to the Good Guys with 5 Tips from the Bad Boys

Listen, it's not that we think the Bad Boys are better than the Good Guys because we know they aren't going to be permanent in our lives. The thing is, they understand what we need and want and are willing to risk rejection in hopes of giving it to us.<p>Dear Good Guy...<p>I've met a lot of you, well, at …

Self-esteem

Swallow this robot: Foldable droid could mend stomachs

There likely aren't many occasions when you'd want to swallow a tiny robot. But what if such an ingestible bot could be put to work inside your body, targeting a foreign object or patching up an internal wound, before decomposing without a trace?<p>A team of researchers from the Massachusetts …

This GoPro Footage of a Rocket Launch Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

~OuT oF tHis WoRLD~.<p>In November, a GoPro was strapped to UP Aerospace's 10th SpaceLoft rocket launch to capture footage of NASA's Maraia Earth Return Capsule. The result? An ~out of this world~ YouTube video.<p>The rocket got as high as 396,000 feet and reached speeds of 3,800 miles per hour, …

How to Discover What Your Partner Really Needs

Had I learned 'husbandness' before manliness or learned partnership in tandem with manhood, I may have figured out that being a good husband can mean more than providing "things", as if the act of showing love is some sort of tribal ritual.<p><i>This post was originally published on The Good Men …

Duty-free

7 Signs You've Given Your Heart to the Wrong Person

I am no stranger to people talking to me about their relationships. Human psychology and how people interact with each other has always fascinated me, so I enjoy the conversation. Perhaps that's how I ended up writing about this topic in the first place.<p>I am seeing more of a trend lately, though. …

Energized

Happy, lasting relationships rely on something way more important than marriage

A friend who knows I'm in a long-term relationship recently sent me a New York Times' opinion piece titled "13 Questions To Ask Before Getting Married." What she probably doesn't know is that she sent me on an entirely different research mission: to see what we know about the effect marriage …

A metaphorical model of the mind

How can a monkey, an elephant and a lizard help you reach your goals? Let me tell you a story.<p>We all have brains, but they don’t come with an …

10 Stress-Relieving Beauty Products to Keep at Your Desk

Peaceful vibes only.<p>You and I both know that feeling when email is overflowing and there's too much happening at work. Stress is inevitable these days. But even when you feel like you don't have it all together, there are subtle ways to look — and feel — otherwise. When you need a quick pick-me-up, …

Google could be selling Boston Dynamics because even Google thinks these robots are terrifying

Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. isn’t happy with Boston Dynamics, its robotics subsidiary. According to a report from Bloomberg, Alphabet executives think that Boston Dynamics is unlikely to generate substantial revenue in the next few years and is hard to work with. Toyota or Amazon could be …

6 "Supertasker" Products That Hack the K-Beauty 10-Step Skincare Routine

Skincare strobing and serum-moisturizer hybrids FTW.<p>As obsessed as we are with the 10-step K-beauty skincare routine in theory, in practice it's just completely at odds with our lazy disposition. So when I met with Christine Chang, co-founder of Glow Recipe, and she enlightened me on the new …

Skin Care

Why don’t I know who I am? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Linda Blair

Every day millions of internet users ask Google some of life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>To ask this question is to misunderstand identity. To ask, “Who am I?” is to suggest that identity is static, tangible and whole. It is none of …

5 Simple Hacks to Sharpen Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a key indicator for success in business, relationships, and life in general. Try these painless ways to build yours.<p>We spend an awful lot of time in school throughout our lifetimes, diligently studying and cramming and writing exams, all in the quest to be more intelligent …

Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Recent oncological research is now suggesting a correlation between melatonin and cancer: Studies have suggested it could have a potential ability to lessen the negative effects of cancer chemotherapy, enhance its therapeutic effect and reduce its toxicity.<p>Melatonin, the hormone known for its …

Melatonin

5 Qualities VCs Look for in an Entrepreneur

If you're looking to raise capital, it's helpful to know what venture capitalists look for in entrepreneurs. Here are the 5 qualities one of Chicago's award winning venture capital firms looks for before they invest.<p>Acquisition International Magazine recently named Nin Desai the "2015 CEO Of The …

The RMS Beauty Master Mixer Can Double Your Makeup Collection

Beauty trends change faster than Leo changes girlfriends. And not only do we as makeup users find it hard keeping up with the Joneses, but beauty brands also feel the struggle. That's why RMS Beauty decided to launch the Master Mixer, a game-changing product that promises to help you continuously …

Makeup

2 research-backed ways to charm everyone you meet

Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and delights in your successes. Right?<p>And research agrees: <i>Being happy for people during their good times is more important than how we deal with the bad:</i><p>What really makes couples bond? How they handle the good times, not the bad.<br>• What about …

Schadenfreude

10 Reasons You Won't Ever Be Successful

What's stopping you from being successful and living the life you want? Chances are, it's at least one of these 10 reasons.<p>There's a persistent belief that some people were born to be successful, and others were born to be unsuccessful. This is terribly untrue; ask any successful person, from the …

Beauty Products Every Grown Woman Should Own

These staples separate the kiddos from the grownups.<p>You've probably accumulated enough ultra-shiny lip glosses and fruity body mists during your teenage years to open a brick-and-mortar version of Claire's. But once you reach a certain age, it's important to have a well-edited collection of …

Work-life balance: flexible working can make you ill, experts say

Practices such as working from home could do more harm than good, research finds, as many employees never ‘switch off’<p>Flexible working practices can do more harm than good to workers because they encourage an “always on” culture that can have a heavy psychological toll, experts have warned.<p>Working …

8 gadgets to help you relax in the new year

The PIP<p>The PIP is a biosensor that helps you learn to relax using biofeedback, a process through which users learn to control their body and mind by …

Biofeedback

How to Stay Sane While Working Two Jobs

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could …

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed In 75-Year Study

Is it money? Is it fame? Is it a combination of the two? A 75-year study at Harvard unveils the truth.<p>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.<p>Have you made a lot of money this year? You did?<p>Are you happy now?<p>Oh, you are?<p>But maybe …

North Korea's version of Linux is extremely oppressive

A detailed look at Red Star OS shows how this software is all about taking your freedom away.<p>It's no secret that North Korea has its own Linux distribution, Red Star OS, that limits you to a government-approved view of the world. However, researchers have just taken an in-depth look into how Red …

North Korea

Homemade laser lightsaber is as risky as it looks

You might only want to try this at home if you're a real Jedi.<p>It's clear that there are a lot of <i>Star Wars</i> fans these days, but one of them just took that adoration to a decidedly geeky new level. Styropyro (he of laser shotgun fame) has built a lightsaber using a heavily upgraded 7W blue laser -- …