Sam Calahan

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Neuroscience Finds This Seemingly Mindless Exercise Sharpens Your Brain | Inc.com

To help improve focus, develop superior thinking skills and improve cognitive function, a deep-thinking activity like chess might come to mind. If there were a sport that produced the same brain boosting results, you'd probably think one like soccer -- with its all-in-one multi-tasking trifecta of …

The Brain

Here's How Accurate Your Gut Instincts Are When You Meet Someone New

When you meet someone new, use your gut instincts with caution. This story on a serial killer shows how gut instincts react to people we should be …

Wellness

Whenever you lie, your brain adjusts to make telling bigger whoppers easier, study finds

Telling small lies causes changes in the brain that lead people down a “slippery slope” towards increasingly large acts of dishonesty, according to a …

Donald Trump Says GOP Office Firebombed 'Because We Are Winning'

After the North Carolina GOP headquarters was firebombed on Sunday, one of the presidential candidates blamed “animals” while the other called the …

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert

"All the world's a stage." — Shakespeare AP/John Lent<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past eight years doing …

8 steps you should take if you want to write a book

But publishing isn't the hardest part of writing a book. Not even close. It's the writing.<p>If you're not a full-time writer, living in a cabin in the woods, how will you actually write your book?<p>How will you do the work of writing when the demands of real life threaten to overwhelm your already busy …

New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power …

Exclusive: Obama says Congress made a 'political vote' overriding his veto of Saudi lawsuit bill

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama told CNN's Jake Tapper Wednesday that members of Congress made a "political vote" by voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a measure that allows families of those killed during the 9/11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.<p>"It's an example of why …

Saudi Arabia

I retired at 34, and here are the 7 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

<i>In August, Brandon — a former software developer who doesn't use his last name online for privacy reasons — achieved financial independence and retired at age 34. Today, he writes about money and his own financial journey on his blog the Mad Fientist. Here are his seven best pieces of money …

Retirement

15 years after 9/11, a visitor reminds us how travel has the power to transform

The anniversary of 9/11 always reminds me of America's terrible losses, but it also reminds me, in the wake of the grounding of aircraft, of what we gained: a renewed appreciation for our freedom to travel.<p>Has the world become a more contentious place in the intervening years? Sometimes it seems …

Great Depression

World's Smartest Physicist Thinks Science Can't Crack Consciousness

I’ve been writing a lot lately about consciousness, the ultimate enigma. I used to think why there is something rather than nothing is the ultimate …

Don't Do What I Do: How Getting Out Of Sync Can Help Relationships

"Whatever! Just leave me alone!"<p>Tammy stomps her feet up the stairs to the bedroom. A few moments later she slams the door, leaving for work. Jack is exasperated, angry and hurt. He wanted to rush outside and demand that Tammy treat him with respect. He imagined giving her the silent treatment …

Psychology

Want the Secret to Happiness? Never Stop Doing This

Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently<p>Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently. We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us …

Happiness

17 quick and easy daily habits that can significantly improve your life

The best approach is to start small.<p>In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only a few minutes to …

When it comes to parenting, be a 'gardener’, not a 'carpenter’

If permission to stop parenting sounds like the solution to surviving the rest of the summer holidays, then Alison Gopnik is your saviour. The US psychology professor and grandmother of three thinks too much “parenting” risks ruining your relationship with your children. It is also churning out a …

Parenting

Tesla's plan for world domination, and more in the week that was

Tesla is known for producing some of the world's best electric cars, but founder Elon Musk has even bigger plans for the company: world domination. Musk's new masterplan will grow the company to produce trucks and buses while using battery technology and solar infrastructure to transition the world …

Summer reading: 76 books to pack for your holiday

History<p><b>West of Eden by Jean Stein</b><br>A selective, sly history of studio-era Hollywood by a film mogul’s daughter. One of the best books ever written about the movies. Jonathan Cape, £20<p><b>The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore </b>“It was hard to be a tsar,” Montefiore writes at the beginning of this joyful …

Books

7 Underrated Job Skills That Will Get You a Raise

Getting people to do whatyou need them to do without forcing it is invaluable.<p>Hard work, negotiating prowess, teamwork: These are on every list of …

Javier Artigas

Dallas Suspect Was Upset About Recent Police Shootings, 'Wanted to Kill White People'

Latest developments:<p>The gunman in the ambush of 12 Dallas police officers "wanted to kill white people, especially white officers," and was upset about recent police shootings, the city police chief said Friday.<p>Dallas police on Friday identified the suspect, who they killed in the early hours of …

Law Enforcement

Brexit’s ‘Meaning’? Globalization Sucks.

After decades reporting from around the world, the author concludes the EU, NAFTA, and similar schemes have brought many people more misery than …

Economics

Floating solar is a win-win energy solution for drought-stricken US lakes

Sunbaked southwest US is a prime spot for floatovoltaic projects, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs, reports Environment 360<p>The Colorado River’s two great reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, are in retreat. Multi-year droughts and chronic …

Renewable Energy

The demographics of Brexit

The Brexit vote wasn't mere xenophobia, it was self-destructive lashing out by people whom the political classes had written off for a generation.<p>The …

7 Pro Study Tips That Will Make You Feel Like a Genius

These research-backed tips can help you learn more, faster, and with less effort.<p>Smart isn't just something you are. It's something you do.<p>A boatload of science shows that, when it comes to how fast we learn, context and strategy are nearly as important as sheer mental horsepower. Or as Mikey …

Why Elon Musk Is Betting On Solar Power Instead Of Wind

“I think we can solve the problem with the giant fusion reactor in the sky called the sun.”<p>Elon Musk doesn’t see a place for a wind power division in his expanding clean-energy empire.<p>The Tesla chief announced plans on Tuesday to transform his electric automaker into the world’s first sustainable …

Renewable Energy