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Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier – review

Many of the ideas in Jaron Lanier’s new book start off pretty familiar – at least, if you are active on social media. Yet in every chapter there is a principle so elegant, so neat, sometimes even so beautiful, that what is billed as straight polemic becomes something much more profound.<p>The concept …

Social Media

China is secretly imprisoning close to 1 million people — but they've left 2 big pieces of evidence behind

In the northwest Chinese region of Xinjiang, many locals read endlessly, write often, and sing loudly.<p>But not by choice.<p>In extrajudicial indoctrination camps around Xinjiang, ethnic Uighur men and women are forced to study Chinese history, write personal reflections, and sing songs like "Without …

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can understand …

Business Strategy

The Best Ab Exercises You’re Not Doing

These calorie-burning moves need to be part of your core routine.<p>After a sculpted stomach, but having trouble making progress? Too often, we work our …

Workouts

This camera-equipped phone charger keeps a Lookout

This boring USB charger hides an HD security camera inside.<p>At first glance, Toronto-based startup Lookout's Lookout Charger is just that -- a typical USB phone charger. But this unassuming device actually has a high-definition security camera hidden inside. Not only is the charger designed to …

The One Thing Nobody Has Told You About The Samsung Galaxy S8 (Updated)

<i>Update: As detailed below, it’s also possible to listen to two sources simultaneously with the Separate App Sound feature.</i><p>The Samsung Galaxy S8 is about the first smartphone to feature Bluetooth 5, the latest standard of the wireless transmission technology. The Sony Xperia Z Premium will also have …

Samsung Galaxy

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Singularity

Who Has The Healthiest Hearts In The World?

A few years ago, Dr. Gregory Thomas thought he had finally found the Holy Grail of heart disease. And it was even found in a tomb.<p>He was studying the arteries of 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummies, and he thought this was finally it: a culture that would be free of heart disease. Heart disease …

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

<i>Part One in an NPR Ed series on mental health in schools.</i><p>You might call it a silent epidemic.<p>Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.<p>So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues …

The 1 Thing Nobody Understands About Social Media Marketing (and It's Seriously Mind-Boggling)

You're doing it wrong.<p>Let's get down in the weeds for a second about social-media marketing.<p>I cannot tell you how many times a day I hear the words, "We need to be on Facebook. We should be posting more on Twitter. We should show people our culture on Instagram."<p>Nobody cares.<p>That's the cold, …

This Intense Push-Up Will Help Tone Your Arms

Push-ups may not be everyone's favourite exercise, but fitness lovers and rare gym-goers can both agree, they do wonders for your core and arms.<p>In …

British girl believed killed in Syria ‘was too scared to flee Isis’

Sources say Kadiza Sultana feared being caught and publicly executed if she tried to escape group’s stronghold of Raqqa<p>A London schoolgirl thought to have been killed in an airstrike in Syria was fearful of the risks involved in trying to rescue her from Islamic State and could not “make the leap …

East London

Are You a People Pleaser?

People ask me all the time what the secret to happiness is: <i>“If you had to pick just one thing, what would be the most important thing for leading a</i> …

Self Control

Venezuela crisis: sterilizations soar as couples count the cost of children

Doctors and health workers report growing demand for procedure as economic woes worsen. ‘Having a child now means making him suffer,’ said one woman<p>Venezuela’s food shortages, inflation and crumbling medical sector have become such a source of anguish that a growing number of young women are …

9 TED Talks That Will Make You Hungry for Success

Here’s how a TED Talk is born:<p><i>“Once a year, a thousand remarkable people gather in Monterey, California, to share something of incalculable value.</i> …

TED Talks

Apple Wants to Bring Its Beef With Samsung to the Supreme Court

When the apocalypse comes, all that will remain are cockroaches, diamonds, and the never-ending feud between Apple and Samsung—a feud that Apple now …

This is why I'm still wary of the Internet of Things

The idea of a connected home, which lets me control every lightbulb, appliance and service running in my house from virtually anywhere, is certainly intriguing. But years after we first began hearing about the Internet of Things and saw loads of products arrive in stores, the concept is still …

Internet of Things

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The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Exercise

1 Personality Trait That Holds Back Talented People (and How to Overcome It)

Three ways this positive trait can hurt you in the workplace.<p>In a perfect world, your completed assignments would speak for themselves. You'd work on friendly, collaborative teams with fair-minded co-workers, and each person would be free with praise and full of self-effacing humility. You'd never …

Reading has been proven to help sharpen one extremely important emotion

"Fiction might be the mind's flight simulator," Keith Oatley wrote in a new review of the research on reading and mental health, published Tuesday in Trends in Cognitive Sciences.<p>Research into the psychological impact of literature suggests that when we read stories in which characters are rich and …

University of Toronto

5 Easy Morning Habits That Can Make Your Day More Productive

It's the most important part of your day that most people don't think about.<p>Do you want to be more productive? Do you want to be more motivated today? Happier? Then put some thought into the most important part of the day: the start.<p>I know it may seem obvious, but the beginning of your day is the …

Is full-time work bad for our brains?

If you’re over 40, working more than 25 hours a week could be affecting your intelligence, new research suggests.<p><i>Editor’s Note (28 December 2016): Through the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2016.</i><p>Don’t do an IQ test after a full week’s work if you …

Children Can Inherit Depression And Anxiety From Their Parents, Study Finds

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

How stress affects your heart, skin, memory and fat deposits

As a nation, we’re all feeling a little anxious right now. In the uncertain days following the Brexit vote, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, warned that “economic post-traumatic stress” might sweep Britain.<p>Sweaty palms, racing heart and queasy feelings in times of crisis are a …

This South Korean Cloning Facility Promises to Bring Back Your Dead Dog

Man's best friend, reborn.<p>The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation can reincarnate your dead dog, a service that would delight pet lovers - for …

Men Who Are Afraid of Commitment Explain Why

It has nothing to do with the fact that you texted him twice in a row.<p>"Men are pathetic garbage," a friend of mine texts me after finding out their noncommittal ex-whatever lied about seeing other people.<p>"I expected better of him, but then again I'm not surprised at all," I respond, also feeling …

If You Want to Build Muscle and Gain Strength, Lift Lighter Weights for More Reps

Conventional gym wisdom has long offered a basic rule of thumb for novice and intermediate weightlifters: If you want to increase muscle size, lift …

Muscle

This Viral Video of Baby Being Freed From His Amniotic Sac Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

Amazing.<p>The incredible video above captured the moment baby Silas Johnson was cut out of the amniotic sac he was born in. Less than 1 in 80,000 births birth are "en caul," meaning the mother's water does not break before giving birth and the baby is encompassed by the bag of fluid.<p>You can see Silas …

Pregnancy