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Unconventional Personality Test -- When Your Greatest Strength Becomes Your Greatest Weakness

If you've taken a personality test, you've likely learned a lot about your strengths. But did you know your greatest personality strength, taken to an extreme, becomes a weakness? For instance, when these four personality types are taken to the extreme, notice how their primary strength becomes a …

Psychology

Scientists Discover How to Make Ethanol out of Carbon Dioxide

Finding could help slow climate change<p>Science is just full of surprises. For proof of that, you only need to look at the recent discovery made by scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, who found that carbon dioxide (CO2) can be converted into ethanol through a chemical …

How to watch movies and read books more intelligently, according to New York’s most powerful critics

Sometimes it seems we’ll never get back to the blissful college days of doing nothing but reading, thinking, and discussing. (Or drinking while discussing. Or drinking while not discussing.) The farther you get along in career and family, the more you wonder: Will I ever find time to finish (or …

Books

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

How to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done

A lot of people start their workday by making a to-do list. Depending on how realistic you are, there are probably anywhere from three to 15 items on your list. If it’s three, you probably end your workday feeling accomplished and energized. If you try to complete 15, you probably wrap up your day …

Time Management

These apps were made to share your secrets, and that’s why they couldn’t last

Yik Yak, the fratboy-founded campus-gossip app that’s riled colleges across the U.S., wishes you’d kindly move past the fact that it was ever anonymous.<p>Yes, its founders did once market their app as “a place to share your thoughts” while “keeping your privacy.” Sure, users have flooded Yik Yak for …

Social Media

Top architects inspired by churches and bars - CNN Style

Cookies

Has science just disproved God?

Has the idea of God just taken a deathblow from its old enemy, science?<p>Richard Dawkins’ site suggests that some recent MIT research is pretty much …

The contagious thought that could kill you

To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.<p>Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.<p>It’s a consistent phenomenon, but …

Medicine

These 27 Historical Facts Are Almost Too Weird To Be Real, But They’re All True. Even The Last One!

History is a vast subject to be sure. And with so little time to cover it all, plenty of things get swept aside in favor of the bigger stories like …

Let's Talk About Sin

Because it's been a while.<p>I have all but ousted the word "sin" from my Christian lexicon, referring instead to the more palatable-sounding, "brokenness," or the human "problem". As a bilingual, cross cultural worker, and a writer -- I believe as Christians we have much liberty to constantly …

Revered Artist Was an Atheist Who Rejected God. But a Sudden Realization Changed Everything.

Revered artist Charlie Mackesy recently revealed the details of his journey from atheism to Christianity, telling the CBN News about how a key moment 25 years ago led him to embrace God and truly discover his artistic abilities.<p>While standing in a London park 25 years ago, Mackesy said that he …

Atheism

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

Here’s the newest guide for learning about cognitive biases and debugging your brain.<p>The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this …

Critical Thinking

Which of the 9 Kinds of Intelligence Do You Have?

If math or linguistics came easily to you, school was probably a far more enjoyable experience for you than others.<p>After all, these two types of …

Eating When You're Not Hungry Could Be More Harmful Than You Think -- Here's Why

Hunger exists to prompt us to eat when our body needs energy. But how many of us only eat when we’re hungry? (Be honest now!) I know there’s many times I have grabbed handfuls of M&Ms out of the bowl on my assistant’s desktop even when I’ve finished lunch just 30 minutes earlier. According to …

Nutrition

Here's Why Birds Never Crash Into Each Other in Mid-Air

They're always right.<p>Birds always seem to avoid one another, even if they’re flying on what looks like a collision course.<p>In a study published …

Hunger Might Be the Most Powerful Motivator on Earth

If you can think of literally nothing else but food when you’re hungry, it may be by design. New research suggests that hunger is a more powerful …

Neuroscience

Why Does Time Go Forward Instead of Backward?

It's a more complicated question than you might think.<p>Why does time go forward and not backwards? This might seem like a simple question, but it's actually really complicated. Physicist Sean Carroll explains in a new video for Minute Physics.<p>Most of the laws of physics, like gravity and quantum …