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What Ultimately Took Kate Spade And Anthony Bourdain Wasn’t Mental Illness. It Was Something Worse

In college, a quote hung on my wall: “Here I am. This is me. Get the h-ll out of the way.” To a nobody from New Jersey who dreamed of bigger things, …

Mental Health

12 Science-Backed Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

From chewing gum to having more sex, here are some things you can do to boost your brain power.<p>6 min read<p>There are a variety of things a person can do, at any age, to make themselves smarter. And they're easier than you think.<p>One simple way to make yourself smarter is to believe that it's possible …

The Brain

Scientists Reveal That Quantum Time Travel Exists

Around ten years ago researcher Dave Bacon, now at Google, showed that a time-travelling quantum computer could quickly solve a group of problems, …

Physics

James Comey: 'I feel sorry for Trump. He’s an unhappy person with a bottomless craving for affirmation'

Surprisingly, given all James Comey’s recent experiences, the most controversial FBI director since J Edgar Hoover arrives alone in his outsized Lincoln Navigator SUV for our rendezvous at a private home in Washington, DC’s Virginia suburbs. There is not a bodyguard in sight.<p>He is dressed casually …

Donald Trump

What is the Big Bang theory?

The Big Bang is the singular cataclysmic event that started it all: the instant 13.8 billion years ago that marked the fiery birth of the universe. No one was there to bear witness, of course, but physicists and astronomers are confident that the Big Bang theory — or model, as they often call it — …

Physics

B.C. start-up says it can slash carbon-capture costs, replace gasoline at competitive price

A British Columbia start-up funded by Bill Gates says it can capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for less than $100 (U.S.) per tonne and produce a low-carbon transportation fuel that can replace traditional gasoline at a competitive cost.<p>In a peer-reviewed paper published Thursday, Harvard …

Fossil Fuels

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Body Language

Nothing Is Solid & Everything Is Energy — Scientists Explain The World of Quantum Physics

(Collective Evolution) It has been written about before, over and over again, but cannot be emphasized enough. The world of quantum physics is an …

Quantum Physics

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

What Every Leader Needs to Know About the Rule of 7

Leaders need to shift their management approach as their teams grow.<p>I've written before about the importance of corporate culture, how to define it, and how to enforce it to help your company reach peak performance. Culture is the line a group draws that separates the behaviors they stand for, …

Management

Quantum physics can help explain much of the world’s suffering

Quantum physics is the science that describes nature at its smallest atomic levels. But tiny subatomic happenings can have huge effects: Quantum theory describes the universe as one giant entangled system, where what happens in one corner of the world can simultaneously effect something else across …

Quantum Mechanics

6 email marketing tips for offering value to potential customers

It happens in a nanosecond, and you’d better deliver.<p>If your subject line induces recipients to open your email, they expect a payoff—something of …

Marketing

How Facebook Marketing is Changing (And How to Be Prepared)

<i>Too busy to read? Just click the play button below to listen to this post.</i><p>Facebook, as a platform, is barely recognizable from the social network …

Marketing

How the Body’s Trillions of Clocks Keep Time

Cellular clocks are almost everywhere. Clues to how they work are coming from the places that they’re not.<p>Carrie Partch was at the tail end of her …

Why I Left The U.S. 20 Years Ago... And Why I Won't Be Coming Back

In hindsight, growing up in white, middle-class suburbia in 1980s America was kind of like being brainwashed. I grew up believing that having money was an objective to strive for and that life was a ruthless competition. I worked hard in school and got a good job because that was what was expected …

Forget the Double Helix—Scientists Discovered a New DNA Structure Inside Human Cells

Guided by the work of Rosalind Franklin, James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the the twisted-ladder structure of DNA in 1953, a finding that …

Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home

7 PHOTOS<p>Fat-melting yoga moves to do at home<p>See Gallery<p>Fat-melting yoga moves you can do at home<p>Up Next<p>See Gallery<p>Discover More Like This<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>of<p>SEE ALL<p>BACK TO SLIDE<p>A hot new workout class combines the toning benefits of yoga with the fat-burning power of cardio. CrossFlowX, …

Air purifying technology that’s older than electricity itself!

This innocuous little artistically presented block is quite remarkable. Sitting on a V-cut wooden stand, the block contains a honeycomb structure, …

Government accidentally sends file on "remote mind control" methods to journalist

When journalist Curtis Waltman filed a Freedom of Information Act request with Washington State Fusion Center (which is partnered with Department of …

10 free tools for creating infographics, images and more

In the world of PR and marketing, visuals rule.You can boost interest and engagement with your social media and blog posts by adding compelling …

I just started a business with less than $1,000 and I have no idea what I’m doing

There's a seemingly endless list of ways to make money online. Most of them seem too good to be true.<p>As a reporter at CNBC Make It, I've covered some …

Small Business

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Physicists Just Broke a Quantum Record, Taking Entanglement to a Spooky New Level

Quantum computers, here we come.<p>If we want quantum computers, we're going to need a complex system of quantum entangled particles - particles that …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Do Quantum Machines Roam the Universe?

I have a confession of the likes that really only a scientist can make: Until recently I had a poor grasp of the principles of quantum computing. I …

Water Behaves Differently From All Other Liquids, And We Finally Know Why

The Universe is so amazing.<p>You might not think about it much, but water is super weird. It doesn't behave like any other liquid. Now, by thinking …

Avoiding the Cicero Trap

Cicero foolishly believed that he could salvage the Roman Republic from Julius Caesar’s dictatorship by inculcating Republican virtue in Octavian, …

7 Italian Towns (That Aren’t Rome Or Florence) You Have To Visit

When there’s nary a single nook or cranny of the entire country that’s not absolutely stunning, we figured it would be worth it to venture beyond our familiar Italian horizons (yep, even beyond Cinque Terre and Positano).<p>Look, we would never complain about a trip to <i>Roma</i> or Firenze. But when there’s …

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Meet Your Interstitium, A Newfound 'Organ'

With all that's known about human anatomy, you wouldn't expect doctors to discover a new body part in this day and age. But now, researchers say …

Research