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"Habgier ist das Topmotiv"

Der forensische Psychiater Hans-Ludwig Kröber glaubt nicht an die metaphysische Existenz des Bösen, das die Menschen anfällt.<p><b>DIE ZEIT:</b> Herr Professor …

Psychologie

Why 'Mind Uploading' Is Probably A Very Bad Idea

<b>Video:</b> It seems like a nifty idea - creating a digital version of your mind so you can live forever. What could possibly go wrong?<p>Researchers have …

Elon Musk Wants You to Watch This Documentary About the Dangers of A.I.

For years, Elon Musk has offered dire warnings about the potential dark future of artificial intelligence. Now, Musk is turning up the volume of his …

30 Weird Products On Amazon That Are Mind-Blowingly Useful

Plenty of products exist on Amazon to simplify your life and make chores easier to stomach. But then there's the other stuff — the weird and utterly …

You’ve Reached the Winter of Our Discontent

<i>Rebecca Schuman | Longreads | March 2018 | 9 minutes (2,305 words)</i> The ’90s Are Old <i>is a Longreads series by Rebecca Schuman, wherein she unpacks the</i> …

Mario Kart

9 Practical Tips From My Therapist That I Actually Use Every Day

This is like my mental health toolkit.<p>"Do I???" I said, second guessing everything before I made the leap to a new city. But it's been almost two years since that last session — and she was right. Whenever I find myself feeling anxious, I recall a tip or mantra from our sessions that calms me down. …

Living Rooms

What Your Myers-Briggs Type Says About Your Sex Life

If you've never taken the Myers-Briggs test to determine your personality type, I highly suggest you do. I just took mine and learned I'm an …

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Nobody can handle that video of a robot dog opening a door for his robot dog friend

If films like <i>Terminator</i> and <i>I, Robot</i> have taught us anything, it's that one day humanity will finally take this whole robotics thing too far.<p>Well …

Black Mirror

Everyone from Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to Tom Hanks has adopted the meditation technique sweeping Wall Street

When Bob Roth went to Tom Hanks' home to teach him Transcendental Meditation about a year and a half ago, Hanks told him he was shocked Roth didn't have yoga pants and a man bun.<p>Roth, 67, has been teaching TM, as it's called, since 1972 and is often wearing a suit with no tie or a blazer over jeans.<p>…

Meditation

'Time-traveller from 2030' PASSES lie detector test over whether his future predictions are true

A man who claims he is from the year 2030 - and has revealed a number of predictions for the future - has undergone a lie detector test and …

The idea that everything including chairs and tables is conscious is gaining scientific credibility

In my final year at varsity I lost one of my best friends to an argument. We were standing outside the courthouse where we had both applied for jobs …

Put Your Needs Before Your Kid's Wants

Parents today are stressed. They have lost old friends. They miss their old hobbies. They're too tired for sex. They feel judged. A few years ago, …

Anesthetics found to do more than simply induce sleep

Despite the widespread use of anesthetics, we still don't know exactly how they work. The reason we don't fully understand the mechanism behind them …

A Former Facebook VP Says Social Media Is Destroying Society

He says he has "tremendous guilt".<p>Speaking at a recent event at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Chamath Palihapitiya – a former vice …

Social Media

Four habits that will create resilient kids who can weather life’s challenges

“You’re moving AGAIN?” our acquaintances exclaim when we tell them that we will be relocating. The follow-up is generally a variation of either, “What a wonderful opportunity for your kids,” or “But your kids — they’re in high school now — Will they be okay? How are they taking it?”<p>The life we have …

Parenting

21 Things You Should Make Your Kids Pay For

Kids who need money are more likely to work, and working outside the house helps them develop valuable skills.<p>Whether they receive it from relatives …

The Deeper Reasons Why People Have Affairs

Esther Perel is one of the most insightful and provocative voices on the paradoxical nature of human interaction in intimacy. She is the best-selling …

Let Your Kids Have An Unspoiled Childhood. Stop Deciding Their Future For Them!

<b>If you’re guilty of trying to mould your kid’s future without their participation, or even before they can say future, this post is for you. Read …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Richard Branson Says Work From Home (Here's How to Do It) | Inc.com

Want to raise successful kids? Richard Branson has a few ideas.<p>He's written at length about how important he thinks it is not to protect kids from their mistakes--to let them fail. But in a recent interview, he also says there's something parents should definitely try to do if they want to spend …

Homework

My life in sex: the hypersexual monogamist

I think of myself as hypersexual, or at the very top end of the range in terms of sex drive. I have been married for 18 years, and probably have sex every day; several times a week, it will be more than that. I don’t seem to tire of it or get bored. Sex is endlessly interesting to me, whether it’s …

Relationships

What science says about why we get déjà vu

It's one of the oddest sensations. That feeling where you are in a new situation, or a completely new environment, but you get an intense feeling of familiarity. For no apparent reason, you feel like you're reliving a past experience.<p>It's called déjà vu, which is French for "already seen," and it …

Age old problem: how to stay clever for longer

Sorry to break it to you, but there’s bad news. Your brain is shrinking (probably). None of us is getting any younger and time is increasingly taking its toll on our brains; our neurons are getting smaller and we’re losing connections between them. But should we accept this pattern of degeneration …

The Brain

My daughter got her first catcall, and I didn’t know what to tell her

My 11-year-old daughter has enjoyed many new experiences recently: first soccer goal, first solo trip to the store, first time as a community volunteer.<p>There was also another, less enjoyable, first. While she was in our front yard, wearing her favorite T-shirt, which proclaims: “Unicorns are real,” …

Feminism

Dementia: Unprecedented detail of brain damage revealed

Using extremely powerful cutting-edge technology, a new study shows in great detail how dementia with Lewy bodies affects synapses, the important …

10 YouTube Channels Safe For Young Kids

As inappropriate videos continue to populate YouTube Kids, it's harder to find safe zones. There 10 channels provide just that.<p>YouTube Kids is …

Kids

Ich will was, was du nicht willst

Analsex? Nein, danke, aber Sex im Freien! Jeder hat Wünsche, auch beim Sex. Was ist, wenn die unter Partnern nicht übereinstimmen? Antworten im …

A Quick, Cheap, and Effective Way to Fight Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety

Meditation is good for depression. And so is exercise. But, according to a small new study from Rutgers University, together—in a twice a week …

This Is What To Do When Your Child Is Being Bullied By People They Consider Friends

Friends or enemies?<p>Many parents live in fear of their child being targeted by the playground bully; stealing their lunch money, calling them names …

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.<p>More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn the evidence is clear: Current and future human health and wellbeing are at serious risk from climate change, deforestation, loss of access to freshwater, species …

Climate Change