Rashi Shah

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I tried eating, exercising, sleeping, and spending 'perfectly' for a week — and realized I've been approaching my goals all wrong

I'm very familiar with that feeling — I have more on the list than I can often keep track of: I want to eat healthier, exercise more, cook more often, get less takeout, take fewer cabs, not eat the ice cream in the freezer (or at least not replace the ice cream in the freezer once I've eaten it), …

Eating

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Adventure<p>Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

Hiking

A company that helps students in developing countries go to top universities has raised $240 million

Prodigy Finance has raised $40 million in equity funding from leading London venture capital funds Index Ventures and Balderton Capital, as well as African fintech accelerator AlphaCode.<p>An unnamed "global" investment bank is providing a further $200 million debt facility to help it finance loans to …

Loans

What Kind of Hook Do I Need to Get Accepted to an Ivy League College?

Part 5 in our series on Who Gets Into Harvard<p>If you’re applying to a highly selective college, you may have heard about hooks like legacy—having a parent or grandparent who graduated from the institution—or connections to a major donor. These are out of your control, and actually make up only a …

College & University

An AI researcher explains what scares him the most about robots

It's perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, "Matrix"-like, as some sort of human battery.<p>And yet it is hard for me to look up from the evolutionary computer models I use to develop …

Artificial Intelligence

A Blueprint for Coexistence with Artificial Intelligence

<b>For most of my adult life,</b> I have been maniacally focused on my work. I would answer emails instantly during the day, and even get up twice each …

3 Technologies You Need to Start Paying Attention to Right Now

The next big thing always starts out looking like nothing at all<p>At any given time, a technology or two captures the zeitgeist. A few years ago it was social media and mobile that everybody was talking about. These days it's machine learning and block chain. Everywhere you look, consulting firms are …

"Mind reading" technology can now decode complex thoughts

In the past, "mind reading" systems have been able to guess what single-digit number a person might be thinking of, but deeper thoughts have been …

Battling Addiction, Pain, and PTSD With Virtual Reality

Google's 'Expeditions' Initiative is Leading Innovation in the Future of Immersive Education

Google’s overarching mission is to organize all of the world’s information, and so it’s a natural fit for the company to be one of the leading …

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

12 Ancient Chinese Philosophy Quotes That Will Change Your Life Perspective

As China’s only indigenous religion, Taoism’s influence is found in everything from calligraphy and politics to medicine and poetry.<p>It represents the …

Beautiful Brain Art Uncovers the Complexity of the Human Mind

Greg Dunn’s light-reflecting paintings make science visually stunning.<p>Transforming the constant moving compartments of the braininto a gilded display of reflective strands, scientist and artist, Greg Dunn examines the "look of consciousness" in his project <i>Self Reflective</i>. Each rendering of the …

The ayahuasca ceremony is going under the scientific-method microscope

Before neuroscientist Leanna Standish drank the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca for the first time, she was a steadfast scientific materialist. She was trained to believe—and she did—that everything could be explained by science. Then, much like the pioneering psychedelic researchers who came before …

AI will create many new jobs — here’s how you can prepare

As U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin predicts artificial intelligence (AI) won’t be a threat to American jobs over the next several decades, and still others opine on why he is wrong, both sides are missing an important point: No matter the pace of change as AI makes in-roads into the …

Artificial Intelligence

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing healthcare

There’s currently a shortage of over seven million physicians, nurses and other health workers worldwide, and the gap is widening. Doctors are stretched thin — especially in underserved areas — to respond to the growing needs of the population.<p>Meanwhile, training physicians and health workers is …

The Author of "The 4-Hour Workweek" Reveals His Perfect Morning Routine

Best-selling author and investor Tim Ferriss has interviewed hundreds of incredibly successful people, from billionaires and chess prodigies to …

Coconut

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

<b>What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it.</b><p>The US and Japanese team found that the brain "doubles up" by simultaneously making two memories of events.<p>One is for the here-and-now and the other for a lifetime, …

The Brain

An Honest Look At 20 Common Ingredients Found In Processed Foods

You are what you eat.<p>It’s no secret that many of our common grocery store staples come with a long list of ingredients. While bread, for example, might only require a few ingredients when homemade, a loaf of sandwich bread from the store will often contain significantly more to keep it shelf-stable.<p>…

Nutrition

Stunning portraits show what beauty looks like around the world

Romanian-born photographer Mihaela Noroc has been photographing women around the world for the last four years.<p>She's captured portraits in close to 60 countries from Afghanistan to Iceland.<p>Noroc is calling her project The Atlas of Beauty, and she's planning on publishing a book of her photographs …

Humanities

Want to Improve Your Mental Performance? Navy SEALs Are Trying a New Method That May Shock You

Well, this is something different.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You're imperfect.<p>It's hard to accept publicly, but you know it deep inside.<p>You lose concentration quickly. You perform at any sort of high level for about an …

Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day

For the last decade, Gabe Rivera has been quietly shaping the tech industry’s story for its top executives, investors, and journalists. But is the editor behind Silicon Valley’s Drudge Report ready to reckon with his influence?<p>Gabe Rivera was halfway through his lamb gyro when it became clear he’d …

Turing test

For other uses, see Turing test (disambiguation).<p>The <b>Turing test</b>, developed by Alan Turing in 1950, is a test of a machine's ability to exhibit …

What To Do When Your Need To Please Is Ruining Your Life

<b>“We are captives of our own identities, living in prisons of our own creation.” ~Theodore Bagwell</b><p>Have you ever thought you had to do what other …

Here are 16 cool gadgets for beauty lovers who are also obsessed with tech

Ariel definitely loved her gadgets and gizmos, and while we don’t exactly have a dinglehopper to style our locks, 2017 has definitely brought us a …

59 impressive things artificial intelligence can do today

<b>2050.</b><p>That's the year in which artificial intelligence will be able to perform <b>any intellectual task a human can perform</b>, according to one survey of experts at a recent AI conference. Anything and everything any person has ever done in all of history — all of it doable, by 2050, by intelligent …

Artificial Intelligence

The 4th Industrial Revolution And A Jobless Future - A Good Thing?

It’s estimated that between 35 and 50 percent of jobs that exist today are at risk of being lost to automation. Repetitive, blue collar type jobs might be first, but even professionals — including paralegals, diagnosticians, and customer service representatives — will be at risk.<p>This isn’t just …

Manufacturing

Now you can take Pixar’s ‘The Art of Storytelling’ course for free

Have you always wanted to be Pixar animator? Now that process is a tiny bit easier. The animation studio recently made a number of courses available on the Khan Academy website to help you start your journey — and they’re free.<p>The group of courses are called “Pixar in a Box” and include short …

25 Quotes From a Famous Buddhist Master That Will Make You Reconsider What's Important in Life

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If not, he is one of the most famous Buddhist masters living today.<p>Coming from Vietnam, he has inspired countless …