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Silicon Valley Gets Spiritual

<b>Consciousness hacking and tech’s search for your soul</b><p>A group of techies got together in San Francisco last week for a light little something called “UnPanel: Leverage Points for Uplifting Humanity.” The goal was to discuss how humanity can shift from “an extractive (selfish) to an additive …

“HIGH” TECHNOLOGY

There’s gold in them thar weeds!<p>Some years ago, a relative of mine decided to move to Northern California to become a legal <b>marijuana</b> grower. Easy money, he thought.<p>He had been, for much of his life, a long-haul trucker and the back-breaking work was taking a toll on his body. So he and a pal, who …

Six benefits of yoga for severe sleep deprivation

It's a well known fact that sleep disorders such as insomnia are endemic in our stress-filled, caffeine-driven contemporary lifestyles. In a recent study, it was shown that Britons are the world's most 'sleep deprived' people, with 37 per cent of the population reporting that they regularly don't …

Harvard Study Reveals How Your Brain Makes New Thoughts. Here's What It Means For Your Next Business Idea | Inc.com

Have you ever been sitting on the train and suddenly, the world's greatest and most amazing idea ever pops into your head? Maybe you were thinking about what to eat for dinner and then you heard someone talk about Taylor Swift's new album and then tah-dah! All of your human resources problems are …

The Brain

Why the world's top performers always avoid the number seven

Ten years ago, productivity powerhouse Tim Ferriss published <i>The 4-Hour Workweek</i>, a guide to streamlining (and outsourcing) work activities that …

One Brain Skill That Will Make You Creative | Inc.com

The most common form of creativity is the combinational creativity. That's when old ideas in your head combine in your medial prefrontal cortex into new ideas. Although it seems accidental, this process is far from it. There are four steps that, if you followed them, would increase the quantity and …

Humanity

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

Boosting brain's 'executive center' may prevent anxiety

New research, published in the journal <i>Cerebral Cortex</i>, finds that improving activity in the brain's "executive control" center may protect against …

The Brain

New York Times goes dark, launches .onion site only accessible through Tor

<i>The New York Times</i> today announced it was launching an “experiment in secure communication,” on the the dark web, only accessible through TOR (The Onion Router).<p>As <i>The Times</i> says:<p>The New York Times reports on stories all over the world, and our reporting is read by people around the world. Some …

Inside the Moonshot Effort to Finally Figure Out the Brain - MIT Technology Review

"Here’s the problem with artificial intelligence today," says David Cox. Yes, it has gotten astonishingly good, from near-perfect facial recognition …

Machine Learning

Here’s What 20 Of The Most Common Dreams Signify

While the specifics of dreams vary from person to person, here are the most probable interpretations of some of the most common dreams.<p><b>1. Falling</b> …

Self-esteem

The Startups Bringing AR Into The Workplace | Articles | Chief Technology Officer

When Google Glass was publicly announced in 2012, it was taken on one of the most rapid complete hype cycles in tech history. Not long after its …

Augmented Reality

Krysten Ritter’s unusual form of meditation

Krysten Ritter is busy from sun up to sun down, but what keeps her at peace?<p>She knits as a form of meditation.<p>“If I have a moment on set, or …

Alicia Keys’ Meditation Whisperer Explains How to Start Beditation

Meditation seems to take place everywhere in New York, whether it’s taking place front row at a fashion show or over a two hour sound bath at a yoga …

Meditation

What is mindfulness? Nobody really knows, and that's a problem

You’ve probably heard of mindfulness. These days, it’s everywhere, like many ideas and practices drawn from Buddhist texts that have become part of …

Mindfulness

Science Says Self-Control Is A Key Success Factor. Boost Yours Immediately With These Tips | Inc.com

Many drivers of entrepreneurial success are uncontrollable, including timing, the market, competition, and well, lucky breaks. However, there is one thing you can control--yourself. And according to science, self-control is a key quality in business success. People with high levels of self-control …

Self Control

Tim Cook believes learning to code is more important than English [Video]

Tim Cook is touring France this week where he spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron about education and taxes, and a new video interview via <i>Konbini</i> shows the Apple CEO talking more about the former.<p>The video shows a series of answers to questions asked off camera that have been strung …

Old school: 7 ideas from ancient thinkers to improve your modern life

The modern world has brought us a lot of great stuff. (I, for one, am a <i>huge</i> fan of antibiotics.)<p>That said, <b>we know there are things that were better</b> …

Self-improvement

Hacking Brain Waves Can Give You an Instant Cognitive Boost, Says Study

"Like three cups of coffee without the jitters."<p>Artificially getting activity in certain parts of the brain to sync up can provide a small mental …

Video Games May Affect The Brain Differently, Depending On What You Play

People who played action video games that involve first-person shooters, such as Call of Duty and Medal of Honor, experienced shrinkage in a brain region called the hippocampus, according to a study published Tuesday in <i>Molecular</i><i>Psychiatry</i>. That part of the brain is associated with spatial …

Gamification

Formation and suppression of acoustic memories during human sleep

Altmetric: 471<p>Citations: 1<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Thomas Andrillon,<br>• Daniel Pressnitzer ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-4744-5165,<br>• Damien Léger &<br>• Sid</i> …

Neurology

Playing With Your Brain: The Negative Impact of Action Video Games

A neuroimaging study reveals response learners show a decrease in hippocampal gray matter after playing action based video games for 90 hours.

Neuroscience

What’s the best meditation style for your personality type?

Everyone has their own fitness personality: Some people can’t get enough of SoulCycle, while others see tapping it back to a Katy Perry song as their …

'Ego Dissolving' Psychedelic Drugs Could Assist With Mental Health

<i>Summary: A new study in Neuroscience of Consciousness adds weight to previous findings about the potential benefits psychedelics could have for</i> …

Mental Health

Setting goals around tasks, not outcomes, is the best way to improve performance, a study shows

The importance of setting goals is well-established.<p>Athletes routinely use goals as motivation. Corporate boards set goals for CEOs to create incentives. Scarcely a middle-school assembly or motivational speech goes by without a speaker exhorting the audience to set goals.<p>But some goals are more …

Higher Education

How Augmented Reality Will Revolutionize Retail Industry

This column is authored by Jyoti Bharwani, Content Manager at Space-O TechnologiesThe post How Augmented Reality Will Revolutionize Retail Industry …

Augmented Reality

Psychedelic drugs could tackle depression in a way that antidepressants can't

An avid sailor, Martin said the first few hours of the experience reminded him of a time he'd been knocked off his boat by a powerful wave and lost track of the vessel.<p>"It was like falling off the boat in the open ocean, looking back, and the boat is gone. Then the water disappears. Then you …

Depression

Lenovo Reveals AR Headset DaystAR

Lenovo today unveiled at the company’s annual Tech World conference a new standalone AR headset dubbed ‘daystAR’.<p>Revealed on stage by chief …

Augmented Reality

12 Ways Happiness Increases Productivity in the Work Environment

Happy teams are more productive. So are happy leaders.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The greatest success we achieve in life will <b>not</b> be money, it will be happiness. When we master our own happiness, we have a natural and positive impact on all of those we interact …

Happiness