Peter Sable

84 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | @PeterSable | Keep up with Peter Sable on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Peter Sable”

The counterintuitive tricks to asking better questions, according to Harvard research

Having the ability to ask a question appears to be a uniquely human trait, one that saves us time and energy as we gather resources and information. It also allows us to develop empathy for others and create bonds of trust, even among strangers. Indeed, people who ask more questions are seen as …

How to succeed outside physics

Individuals with physics training enjoy a wide range of career possibilities. In fact, after surveying people who earned PhDs in physics in 2013 and …

How to know if you're the rarest personality type

This writer has discovered she has one of the rarest personality types around. What does it mean and why is it so unique?<p>In our deep-seated desire to learn more about ourselves, most of us have probably spent too much time taking personality quizzes.<p>I’m something called an INFJ, the rarest …

The brain rewards women for being nicer, men for being selfish, study finds

When it comes to sharing, it’s often assumed that women are more generous than men and loads of research supports this. A new study in Nature Human Behavior shows yet again that women are nicer but goes further and finds that men and women’s brains react differently to selfless behavior.<p>“The brain …

Hundreds of People Are Posting Nude Yoga Photos on Instagram—Here’s What Inspired Them

The Nude Yoga Girl Instagram account is encouraging followers to share their own nude photos—and embrace their body in the process.<p>Since 2015, the …

What you need to know about the GOP tax plan

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans are releasing the framework of a tax plan that substantially lowers most individual and …

The ultimate beginner's guide to trading online

Online trading gives you an opportunity be your own boss, set your work hours, work from home (or the beach), and make as much money as you want without the artificial cap placed on salaries.<p>However, beginner traders often have a hard time understanding how the market works – the information …

We have a political problem no one wants to talk about: very old politicians

In one of the most dramatic moments in the Senate in years, 80-year-old John McCain rallied from surgery and a diagnosis of brain cancer to cast a 1 am vote that torpedoed Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare — for now. The vote had been put on hold once already, to give him time to …

Cognitive Impairment

Bill Clinton And George W. Bush Bond In Conversation About Leadership

On Thursday, former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton shared a stage and their ideas on what makes a strong leader in today's world.<p>The intimate conversation was part of the graduation ceremony for the 2017 class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program held at the George W. Bush …

Pope Francis allies accuse Trump White House of 'apocalyptic geopolitics'

Article vetted by the Vatican offers scathing critique of Steve Bannon, who is Catholic, the Trump White House and ‘evangelical fundamentalism’ in the US<p>An explosive article written by two close associates of Pope Francis has accused Steve Bannon, the chief White House strategist, of espousing an …

Pope Francis

What Trump Doesn't Understand About Gun Control in Great Britain

British policies have proved remarkably effective—a fact that Saturday’s attack underscores, rather than undermines.<p>Amid a flurry of other comments after the London attack, the president of the United States tweeted the following:<p>OK, so let’s talk about guns.<p>Here’s a picture of London’s Borough …

Guns

A New Type of Planetary Object Has Been Proposed - And It Could Explain Earth's Origin

Introducing: synestia.<p>Scientists have proposed that an unknown type of planetary object has been lurking in our Universe this whole time, and it …

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Bill Gates Warns Of Epidemic That Could Kill Over 30 Million People

Bill Gates is a smart guy who knows something about global health. So when he gives a grave warning about a potential catastrophe, it’s a good idea to listen. Yesterday, at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the man who tops the <i>Forbes</i> richest person in the world list and is co-chair of the …

Public Health

The Screwed Generation Turns Socialist

Increasingly American politics are driven by generational change. The election of Donald Trump was not just a triumph of whiter, heartland America. …

Demographics

Alan Greenspan just explained how 'productivity' caused Brexit and Trump, in 10 elegant sentences

Before we deliver Greenspan's quote, some background:<p>"Productivity" is one of the least-sexy areas of macroeconomics, even though right now it is one of the biggest issues bedevilling it.<p>Here's a chart from the Resolution Foundation showing the phenomena:<p>The "productivity puzzle" is this: The …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

“Cities will be a powerful antidote to Donald Trump”

The election of Donald Trump has left the Democratic party defanged. Despite winning the popular vote, the Democrats now face four years of a radically right wing executive and at least two years in the minority in both houses of Congress.<p>But as they cast around for succor, there is still one major …

Scientists possibly find "revolutionary" fifth force of nature

Physicists appear to be on the verge of a tremendous discovery. While examining an anomaly reported by a 2015 study on dark matter, a research team …

The heart of darkness that still beats within our 24-hour cities

With technology man has conquered the night. Yet walk the streets alone at 3am, and still the magic and mystery seep through…<p>• Meet the late-night radio DJs: ‘It’s like a confession and I’m the priest’<p>On some nights, in the insomniac intervals between rumbling goods trains, and beneath the sound of …

3tags.org is coming soon

Islam and Christianity share 'idea of conquest', says Pope Francis

Pontiff condemns ‘ghettoisation’ of migrants and hails Sadiq Khan’s election as first Muslim mayor of London<p>Islam and Christianity share an inherent “idea of conquest”, and those who refer to Europe’s roots as Christian often veer into colonialism, Pope Francis said in a wideranging interview about …

Christianity

Why millennials struggle for success

<b>(CNN) —</b> "What's wrong with millennials?" This is a question many older Americans are asking. Why do they keep changing their minds about what they want to do with their lives? Why does even a hint of critical feedback send them into a tailspin of self-doubt?<p>In a word, why don't they have more …

How to Stretch Your Last $20 Until Your Next Paycheck

Try these extreme budget hacks.<p>Your next paycheck can’t come soon enough. Unfortunately, it’s not here yet and you need to stretch your last $20 …

Overseas, Obama begins the long goodbye

LONDON (AP) — Back home, President Barack Obama has eight months, a dogfight over the Supreme Court and scores of campaign speeches for a successor …

New Swedish wave energy buoy boasts 5x the output of existing technology

We already harness energy from the sun, the wind, and many other natural processes for our own uses, and electricity generated from ocean waves could …

Clean Energy

Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen just pledged $275 million to offer military vets free mental healthcare

The Cohen Veterans Network officially launched its operations this week. The clinics will treat veterans, free of charge, who suffer from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and other mental health conditions, Cohen and executive director Dr. Anthony Hassan said in a release.<p>"The wounds of war are serious. …

Obama’s Nuclear Option for the Supreme Court: Order the Senate Back to Work

If Republicans won’t even meet with President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, and refuse to vote on his nomination, it seems …

Republicans

Forget the “Washington playbook”: How the Obama doctrine is so vastly different from what Americans are used to in the Oval Office

<b>President Obama (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)</b><p>Saying he’s a radical would be overstating it. But in one crucial respect, Obama truly has rejected the status quo<p>Elias Isquith<p>March 12, 2016 11:30am (UTC)<p>The gargantuan long-read on the “Obama doctrine” that the Atlantic published earlier this week is full …

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has loomed large in our collective imagination. Now, thanks to a video released by NASA, we can add a new bit of heat to Mars fever -- the idea that we …