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Yuval Noah Harari extract: ‘Humans have always lived in the age of post-truth. We’re a post-truth species’

False stories have an intrinsic advantage over the truth when it comes to uniting people<p>Humans prefer power to truth. We spend far more time trying to control the world than trying to understand it<p>We are repeatedly told these days that we are living in a new and frightening era of “post-truth”, and …

Fake News

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names …

Information Security

5 tips to help improve your life in 2 years

<b>How can I dramatically improve my life in 2 years?</b><p>This is a great question.<p>Most people ask how they can change their lives in a week, month, or …

Self-improvement

HVAC Design Strategies for High-Performance Homes

High-performance homes require better HVAC design strategies than code-level homes, and builders frequently find that the high-performance HVAC …

Green Living

Passive House Busts High Cost Myth

There’s a myth circulating that super energy-efficient homes cost more to build than homes with typical code-level energy features. Last year, …

Green Living

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

'Never underestimate human stupidity,' says historian whose fans include Bill Gates and Barack Obama

Historian Yuval Harari says the study of the past has taught him an important lesson for the future.<p>"One things that history teaches us is that we …

Bill Gates

If You Say Something Is “Likely,” How Likely Do People Think It Is?

People use imprecise words to describe the chance of events all the time — “It’s <i>likely</i> to rain,” or “There’s a <i>real possibility</i> they’ll launch before us,” or “It’s <i>doubtful</i> the nurses will strike.” Not only are such probabilistic terms subjective, but they also can have widely different …

University of Pennsylvania

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987?

On June 14, 2016, the Washington <i>Post</i> reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its …

Whose side is Trump’s America on? The answer is becoming more and more obvious

Nato summits are generally unremarkable affairs, but this week’s two-day gathering in Brussels will be an exception. European members of the transatlantic alliance are pondering their biggest conundrum since its creation almost 70 years ago: is the US a friend – or a foe?<p>Only 18 months ago, the …

Geopolitics

Booms Are Back In These 25 Real Estate Markets

Many investors like real estate because of the potential for steady, above-average returns with only a limited downside risk. Others, however, are more intrigued by the possibility of a quick strike in a real-estate boom, holding a property for a short time as values rise and magnifying their …

Real Estate

This is the US president most like Trump

<b>Millard Fillmore is one of the most obscure US presidents, but there is plenty about him that may seem uncannily familiar.</b><p>Asylum seekers and economic migrants are flocking to the United States.<p>Xenophobes warn these foreigners will fuel crime, drive down wages and destroy the nation.<p>As nativism …

How To Quickly Get Rid of Ants

To get rid of ants quickly, you'll need to pay attention to their trail.<p>Ants are undoubtedly pesky pests. Seeing a swarm of them in your home is …

How China Got Sri Lanka to Cough Up a Port

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka — Every time Sri Lanka’s president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, turned to his Chinese allies for loans and assistance with an ambitious port project, the answer was yes.<p>Yes, though feasibility studies said the port wouldn’t work. Yes, though other frequent lenders like India had …

Sri Lanka

I Learned I Have Sleep Apnea. It’s More Serious Than Many People Realize.

One of the lighter moments along my journey to receiving a sleep apnea diagnosis was learning that “heroic snoring” is a clinical term. It sounds more like an oddball super power — snores that can be clearly heard through walls. Many of us have such a snorer in our lives, and some endure the …

Sleep

How many words do you need to speak a language?

<b>Learning a new language can be tricky, but how many words do you need to know before you can actually get by in a foreign tongue?</b><p>That was the question posed to BBC Radio 4's More or Less programme by one frustrated listener. Despite learning German for three years, and practising nearly every day, …

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Should Canada reject NAFTA? Yes

If Donald Trump says NAFTA is the worst deal ever, it must be good. Right?<p>Not necessarily.<p>Before Trump came on the scene, Canadians were evenly split …

The Programming Languages To Learn In 2018

​With the rise of programming and the prevalence of coding logic popping up in even non-technical roles, it's no surprise that people are picking up …

Stack Overflow

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

Why Doing Nothing Is One of the Most Important Things You Can Do

From the age of Enlightenment onward, philosophers, political leaders and moral authorities of many kinds have tried to convince us that work is one …

Here Are the 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

How to succeed at self-sabotage.Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share …

16 Common Household Pests and How to Get Rid of 'Em

Creepy crawlies and things that go bump or squeak in the night are a homeowner’s (or renter’s) worst nightmare. Luckily, there are proven methods to …

Insects

Don't Buy This: You Don't Need Drano, Windex or Other Brand Name Cleaning Products

Making your own cleaners is cheap, easy, and better for the environment.<p>Cleaning your place is no fun, but even worse is knowing you're getting ripped off for the products you use to make the bathroom mirror sparkle and the kitchen sink shine. The average person drops around $500 on cleaning …

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Multitask, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Here are 185 books Bill Gates has read and thinks you should too

Like many prolific business leaders, Bill Gates is a great reader. Gates reads about 50 books per year which means he is going through one per week. …

Books

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …