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Seven Things Neuroscientists Know That Most People Don't

<i>What are some things that neuroscientists know but most people don’t? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Paul King, Director of Data Science, on Quora:</b><p>There are hundreds of surprising, …

The Brain

6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

9 signs people see you as a great leader

In the movies, amazing leaders can frequently be seen making life-changing speeches — sometimes whilst riding a horse back and forth before a mass of armored, sword-wielding soldiers.<p>In real life, leadership is a much quieter trait. In fact, you may not always even realize that others see <i>you</i> as a …

Behold, the largest plane in the US Air Force

At 222 feet across, almost 300 feet long, and 65 feet tall at its tail, Lockheed Martin's C-5 Galaxy is the largest transport aircraft in the US Air Force. With a cargo hull 121 feet long and 19 feet across, the C-5 is a flying warehouse that can carry a combat-ready military unit or deliver …

20 Best Motivational Quotes to Get Your Day Off to a Great Start

Motivational quotes that provide inspiration, enthusiasm, a jolt of confidence... and that extra little boost you sometimes need.<p>When the going gets tough, you sometimes need a burst of motivation and inspiration to start your day off right. Here are twenty great motivational quotes to help you get …

Motivation

The Brain Damage That Hides Half the World

A rare condition called hemispatial neglect reveals the invisible seams in human consciousness.<p>When I was a graduate student 25 years ago, I met a man I’ll call Mr. X, who had recently recovered from a stroke to the right side of his cerebral cortex. Like many people with a neurological disability, …

7 Things Steve Jobs Said That You Should Say Every Single Day | Inc.com

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."</b><p>Ideas without action aren't ideas. They're regrets.<p>Every day, most people let hesitation and uncertainty stop them from acting on an idea. (Fear of the unknown and …

Self-improvement

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

How to give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't get very far …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Literature

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Antidepressants

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, hiding in the body. Chemotherapy is administered, weakening both patient and cancer cells. But the cancer does not die; it comes back and …

Nanotech

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

University of Illinois

The Evolutionary Power of Loneliness

The pain of isolation may be what motivates people to make friends.<p>As social animals, we depend on others for survival. Our communities provide mutual aid and protection, helping humanity to endure and thrive. “We have survived as a species not because we’re fast or strong or have natural weapons …

Earth - The real reasons nothing can ever go faster than light

It was September 2011 and physicist Antonio Ereditato had just shocked the world.<p>The announcement he had made promised to overturn our understanding of the Universe. If the data gathered by 160 scientists working on the OPERA project were correct, the unthinkable had been observed.<p>Particles – in …

Physics

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

An Anonymous Artist's Erotic Utopia | Monday Insta Illustrator

Anonymous artist Alphachanneling has drawn more naked bodies than you can count.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Simple, evocative, passionate drawings are the name of the game on anonymous artist Alphachanneling's massively popular Instagram account. Austere characters, either smiling sweetly …

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …

Dark Matter

A $1 billion cyber heist against Bangladesh’s central bank was thwarted by a spelling error

Hackers broke into the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and succeeded in moving $100 million out of it before a spelling mistake tripped up their efforts.<p>The cyber thieves, using the Bangladesh Bank’s credentials for transferring funds, tried to move another …

Central Banks

Hillary vs. Bernie: Their money...and yours - CNNMoney

Net worth<p>$25 million<p>$500,000<p>2014 income<p>CLINTON<p>$28 million<p>Majority from:<p>$10.5 million in speaking fees<br>$5.6 million in royalties<p>SANDERS<p>$206,000<p>Majority from:<p>$156,000 Senate salary<br>$46,000 Social Security benefits<p>Age<p>68<p>74<p>If elected, would be<p>First woman president<p>First Jewish president<p>Rapper …

Middle-class

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

Faraday Future debuts its stunning FFZero1 electric car concept

Electric vehicle maker Faraday Future (FF) showed off its first vehicle concept, the FFZero1, today at CES 2016.<p>The racing-inspired car was introduced by head designer Richard Kim, who led design efforts for the BMW i3, i8 and i8 Spyder concepts.<p>It incorporates what FF calls Variable Platform …

Electric Vehicles

Silicon Nanoparticles Could Make Magnesium The Next Aluminum

In the mid-19th century, aluminum was one of the most expensive metals on Earth, even though it’s one of the most abundant metals in the Earth’s crust. That was because of the expensive and complicated process needed to turn it from its natural state to the metal we all enjoy. In the late 1880s, …

Nanotech

22 ways to earn passive income

Making money while you sleep.<p>Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?<p>After reading books like "Rich Dad Poor Dad" and "4 Hour Work Week," I became interested obsessed with making passive income.<p>Whenever someone needs additional income, the stereotypical suggestion offered is to "get a part-time job."<p>But …

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

Christmas books 2015: the best for the armchair traveller

<b>A Traveller’s Year: 365 Days of Travel Writing in Diaries, Journals and Letters</b><br>Compiled by Travis Elborough and Nick Rennison (Frances Lincoln, £25)<p>Here’s a departure: a travel anthology organised not by region, mode of transport or manner of writing but by the date when the entry was written. That …

What Kind of Music Helps You Run Fastest?

Researchers had 15 male runners run three all-out 5Ks (spread over many weeks): one while listening to slow motivational songs (those having 80–100 beats per minute, like Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”); one while listening to fast tunes (140–160 beats per minute, like Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us”); and …