Pratyush Sengupta

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17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Mount Everest

What the World Will Speak in 2115

A century from now, expect fewer but simpler languages on every continent<p>In 1880 a Bavarian priest created a language that he hoped the whole world could use. He mixed words from French, German and English and gave his creation the name Volapük, which didn’t do it any favors. Worse, Volapük was …

Language Learning

The 17 Marks of a Good and Happy Life

<b>1) You have traveled to some different parts of the world</b><p>Because traveling brings you out of your comfort zone and expands your horizon. You absorb …

Here's What Actually Happens In Shakespeare's Most Famous Plays

"I wasted time, and now time doth waste me" need not apply to your procrastination habits. If you're in need of a quick Shakespeare refresher (say, before watching a modern-day adaptation), consulting a timeline of how events unfolded could come in hand. Does Titania fall in love with Bottom before …

Why You Hate Hearing Your Voice On Recordings

Yes, that's what you really sound like — but it's not as bad as you think.<p>"That's pretty universal," said Aaron Johnson, assistant professor at the Department of Speech & Hearing Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "I don't know that I've ever met anyone who's starting off in …

University of Illinois

75 Reasons Green Food Is the Best Food

Yes, we compiled 75 recipes in honor of our favorite color of food.<p><b>Sometimes, we just can't get enough green.</b> No, really. So we created this monster slideshow that celebrates our favorite color of food. Break out these recipes on St. Patrick's Day if you want to get really festive.

Cooking

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

How I Read

How can we read better? Recently I suggested the value of reading with a pen in the hand, ready to mark the pages at any moment. In return I received …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

20 Self-Help Books To Better Your Life In All Aspects

This list of 20 self-help books is broken down into subjects ranging from dating to business. Find out how each can help you become a stronger person!

5 Books That Changed My Perspective of the World

"What is your favorite book?"<p>I've been asked this question numerous times throughout my life. Even now as a 19-year-old college student, I find this question nearly impossible to answer. I've read hundreds of books in my lifetime; how can I pick just one as superior to all the others?<p>I think this …

Literature

Multitasking Can Damage Your Brain and Career, Studies Say

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less productive than doing a …

25 Unique And Amazing Things You Can Do In Delhi Under 100 Rupees

A lot of people would call Delhi a pretty expensive place to live in. Apart from certain street foods, most other things seem to burn a hole in our …

Ice Cream

Criticwire Survey: Best Horror Movies Since 2000

<i>Every week, the</i> <i>Criticwire Survey</i> <i>asks film and TV critics two questions. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?” can</i> …

Horror

Complex societies evolved without belief in all-powerful deity

Emergence of politically sophisticated societies may be assisted by faith in supernatural spirits, but does not need "big God" religion.<p>All human …

Unique alien life different from that on Earth might exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus, reveals Nasa scientist

As the hunt for alien life continues, top scientists have come to believe that unlike Earth - where one look at its surface makes it easy to …

8 Forgotten Kids Shows Sure to Give You Nightmares

Cable access shows aside, the strangest stuff on TV has to be children's programming. I used to watch it myself, but I was a picky viewer -- much of …

How Superhero Movies Lost Their Humanity

Too self-serious (The Dark Knight) or too bloated (The Avengers), the genre's last great film was Spider-Man 2. What happened?<p><i>Spider-Man 2</i> opens and …

Comics

10 Lesser Known Horror Movies That Will Scare The Life Out Of You

Shantanu Prasher MensXP Staff Writer<p>What’s the problem with today’s horror movies? Well, they are NOT actually horror. And what actually is scary …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Everything I know about a good death I learned from my cat

My cat has been dying for the last two years. It is normal to me now — it is simply the state of affairs. There's a rhythm to her medication: prednisone and urosodiol in the morning, urosodiol again in the evening, chemo every other day, a vitamin B shot once a week. And now, toward the end, …

Paul Meulman