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Your Creativity Might Be Stifled By Your Expertise

It's great to be an expert, right? Of course it is. But is it possible that your expertise is actually undermining your ability to think creatively and be open to new ideas? Recent research has revealed that this is exactly what can happen.<p>Innovation--by definition--includes an element of newness. …

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The Science Behind Why We Listen to Our Favorite Songs on Repeat

Fact, 90% of the music we listen to is music we've heard before.<p>Why, when there are hundreds of thousands of songs released each year, do we choose …

The New Habit Challenge: Work The Exact Amount Of Time Science Tells Us To

You know you should take regular breaks during the workday, but did you know they should be exactly 17 minutes long?<p>It turns out going hard for eight hours straight every day <i>isn’t</i> the best way to get work done.<p>Contrary to the popular convention of working ourselves to exhaustion, researchers from …

Climate Change May Put Half of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction

An Audubon Society study finds that climate change will force 314 bird species out of their current ranges.

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

That extra chair in your home office? Rent it out

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The Power of Sleep

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Alzheimer's Is Type 3 Diabetes

The idea that Alzheimer's is a form of diabetic disease has been gaining currency in medical circles for almost ten years. The accumulated evidence …

Apple’s painfully unstable live stream was caused by bad JavaScript

Apple Watch might have stolen the spotlight at the Flint Center yesterday, but for many fans, tuning into the first 30 minutes was as impossible as scratching sapphire crystal glass.<p>Fans trying to watch the event via Apple TV and Safari were greeted by colorful bars and an Apple TV truck schedule. …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

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Apple Watch: The net reacts to Apple's first wearable

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1107000/1107105_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524648005_09f4c492b494af7ea1379866a9ec1d09<p><b>It's not often that details of a major tech product can be kept under wraps until it appears on stage, but the Apple Watch managed to dodge the</b> …

Bereavement can disrupt immune system of older people, says study

Heartbreak can impair the immune system of older people and make them more prone to infections, researchers have found.<p>Scientists said older people who had suffered a recent bereavement had poorer defences against bacteria, which could leave them more vulnerable to killer infections, such as …

The animal that never gets cancer

The naked mole rat may not be pretty, but it doesn't feel pain, get dementia, osteoporosis, or cancer. Dr Karl gets under the skin of this very …

Bacteria in our gut may influence both our physical and mental health

If bacteria in your gut can affect your health, can they affect your brain, too?<p>Researchers are finding more and more evidence that the trillions of bacteria contained in our gut are sending signals to the brain and influencing behavior and cognitive functioning.<p>People in the fields of appetite and …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Dogs Prefer Petting Way More Than You Thought

"Good dog" just doesn't cut it with pooches. Surprising new research shows that dogs prefer petting over verbal praise.<p>"I spend half my day talking to my dog," study co-author Dr. Clive Wynne, professor and director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University, told The …

Learning rewires the brain

Musicians, athletes and quiz bowl champions all have one thing in common: training. Learning to play an instrument or a sport requires time and …

New designs for dwelling and fixtures aim to inject efficiency and comfort into ultra-small living spaces for rising urban populations<p>With an eye on urbanization, population growth and efficiency, tiny spaces were a big theme at this summer’s Dwell on Design conference in Los Angeles. Designers …

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

The new Moto X could be the best Android phone ever made

Today, Motorola announced its second-generation Moto X, the successor to the company’s rebooted flagship smartphone that was unveiled just over a year ago. Yes, the phone will simply be called Moto X again — not X+1, as some rumors had suggested — and it’ll be available for the same $499 unlocked …

Not every house has rooms that turn 90 degrees, but this one does

It would seem that when Iran isn't busy putting the kibosh down on social media, its architects are designing some pretty crazy ways to beat the weather. Case in point: a seven-floor house in Tehran with three rectangular rooms that can rotate up to 90 degrees in accordance with the season. As <i>Slate</i> …

To Master Test Material, Give Your Brain a Break

Randall Munroe Asks, "What If?"

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

A $1 Microscope Folds From Paper With A Drop Of Glue

We have pocket watches, pocket cameras and now — with smartphones — pocket computers.<p>So why shouldn't doctors and scientists around the world have pocket microscopes?<p>Bioengineer Manu Prakash and his team at Stanford University have designed a light microscope that not only fits in your pocket but …

Blood test for 'nicked' protein predicts prostate cancer treatment response

Prostate cancer patients whose tumors contain a shortened protein called AR-V7, which can be detected in the blood, are less likely to respond to two …

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