Morgan Smart

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Are you forgetful? That's just your brain erasing useless memories

The purpose of memory might not be to record everything<p>Most of us think “perfect” memory means never forgetting, but maybe forgetting actually helps us navigate a world that is random and ever-changing.<p>So say two neuroscientists in a review published today in the journal <i>Neuron</i>. The argument is that …

Neuroscience research suggests human brains think in 11 different dimensions

You may have never wondered how many dimensions your brain thinks in, but if you have, the real answer could be more than you’re expecting. It’s a …

The Science-Backed Trick Actors Use to Be More Charming Can Make You Instantly More Likable

You can try it out today with minimal effort.<p>We've all been there: You're eager to impress a new acquaintance but once you've gotten past the basic "What do you do?" intro questions, the conversation stalls. In the awkward silence your brain spins furiously trying to think of something to …

Harvard Business School

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

Being a CEO Can Cause Brain Damage, According to Scientists

Psychologists and neuroscientists agree that the ongoing exercise of power can damage your brain as badly as a serious head injury.<p>I've interviewed probably a hundred CEOs and, with few exceptions, my observation has been "the bigger the company, the bigger the jerk." CEOs, especially in big …

The Brain

7 Special Forces Workout Techniques To Get You Ripped

Special Forces Selection is the toughest testing platform in the Military – a twelve-month process that 85 percent of candidates fail. It’s designed …

Special Forces

10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

You have a dream but you need a checklist to achieve it.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing business idea you are ready to launch. You're …

Small Business

As Cost Plunges, Solar Power is Ready to Surpass Coal

Solar Boom<p>Solar power is among the easiest ways for individuals to hop on the clean energy generation train. There are many incentives afforded to …

Renewable Energy

Dropping This One Word Makes You Better at Persuasion

The language you use can either threaten freedom or reduce that threat.<p>You've been assigned a new team for an upcoming project. The employees haven't known you for long and don't trust you. The deadline is pretty tight and you'll need to delegate some unpopular tasks.<p>What's the best kind of …

Employment

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to implement in your everyday life.<p>However, other techniques, while relatively common sense, are somewhat trickier to tackle.<p>Still, they can make a huge …

Ray Kurzweil Embraces Blockchain Technology, Cites Instability in Bitcoin

Ray Kurzweil, the head of Google’s engineering lab and a renowned futurist, believes Bitcoin is too unstable to become the global digital …

Bitcoin

Is The Concern Artificial Intelligence — Or Autonomy?

There's a provocative interview with the philosopher Daniel Dennett in Living on Earth.<p>The topic is Dennett's latest book — <i>From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds</i> — and his idea that Charles Darwin and Alan Turing can be credited, in a way, with the same discovery: that you don't …

Artificial Intelligence

Is the Universe Conscious?

Some of the world's most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.<p>For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to falling apples …

Albert Einstein

Consciousness: Who’s at the Wheel?

For any materialist vision of consciousness, the crucial stumbling block is the question of free will. A modern, enlightened person tends to feel …

Ray Kurzweil Predicts That Technology Will End Nation States

Countries are over.<p>The age of individual countries is over, says futurist Ray Kurzweil.<p>In a video posted to Kurzweil’s Singularity University YouTube …

Singularity

Why Experts Are Warning Against Personality Tests

Every year, over 2 million people take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which assigns each test taker a 4-letter personality type based on a …

How understanding conversation styles can make you successful

Though no two people’s conversational styles are exactly alike, there are patterns that tend to characterize styles.<p>Expecting shorter pauses between …

Public Speaking

Left handed people are more likely to be geniuses

The belief that there is a link between talent and left-handedness has a long history. Leonardo da Vinci was left-handed. So were Mark Twain, Mozart, Marie Curie, Nicola Tesla and Aristotle. It’s no different today – former US president Barack Obama is a left-hander, as is business leader Bill …

The Brain

New Study Suggests: The More Black Holes In Our Universe Exist, The More Intelligent Life Will Develop

Intelligent life is more likely than black holes are to be an adaptation designed by cosmological natural selection, an evolutionist from Brunel …

Research

Prozac Nation Is Now the United States of Xanax

This past winter, Sarah Fader, a 37-year-old social media consultant in Brooklyn who has generalized anxiety disorder, texted a friend in Oregon about an impending visit, and when a quick response failed to materialize, she posted on Twitter to her 16,000-plus followers. “I don’t hear from my …

Amazon's new dirt-cheap gadget is a Trojan horse built to beat Google and invade your home

Amazon, Google, and Apple are in the early stages of an epic war for your home — and a new $20 (£15) gadget may give Amazon a crucial upper hand.<p>One of the hottest areas in tech right now is the world of AI-powered virtual assistants. These voice-controlled bots can manage your schedule, tell you …

Elon Musk wants to link computers to our brains to prevent an existential threat to humanity

Elon Musk is a busy guy.<p>He's developing electric vehicles, self-driving cars, tunnel-boring infrastructure technology, and re-usable rockets (with the goal of getting humans to Mars).<p>Given Musk's ambitiousness, it's not totally surprising that he is also launching a company that will look into ways …