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Donald Trump’s Mommy Issues

He may not have bonded successfully with his mother and that made him the adult—and the politician—that he is.<p>Donald Trump is easily the most psychoanalyzed president of modern times. His decision-making style and behavior have been hotly debated by journalists, voters, politicians, world leaders …

Psychology

How emotions trick your brain

What if happiness doesn’t really exist? New research is uncovering that the way we think about emotions doesn’t match up to what neuroscientists are …

Amygdala

Kangaroos Cracked Out on Common Vegetables are Turning Violent

Kangaroo carnage is caused by cameras and carrots.<p>Do not feed the kangaroos. In fact, it’s probably best to not feed any wild animals. But mostly, …

Snacks

8 men and women once sealed themselves inside this enormous fake Mars colony for 2 years — here's what it's like today

A decade before Elon Musk founded his fast-rising rocket company, SpaceX, or spoke publicly about colonizing Mars, a different billionaire captivated the world with Biosphere 2.<p>Ed Bass, an oil tycoon, spent about $250 million to build and operate that facility as a proof-of-concept for a permanent, …

Physical Geography

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about your mind

We can imagine that we must have the ultimate ‘inside knowledge’ of our minds. How wrong we are.<p>The progress of science has been a succession of …

Consciousness

New species of 'exploding ants' discovered in Southeast Asia

Fifteen new species of “exploding ants” – including one entirely new to science – have been discovered in Southeast Asia, Gizmodo reported, citing the results of a survey published Thursday in the science journal ZooKeys.<p>These new species, dubbed “Colobopsis explodens” are capable of rupturing …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Does the White Working Class Really Vote Against Its Own Interests?

Trump’s first year in office revived an age-old debate about why some people choose race over class—and how far they will go to protect the system.<p>As his first year in the White House draws to a close, Donald J. Trump remains in almost every respect a singular character. He exists well outside the …

Income Inequality

Why This Type of Intelligence You Probably Haven't Heard of Might Be the Most Important | Inc.com

It used to be that cognitive intelligence was the king of the hill in terms of importance. Then emotional intelligence showed up. But now Cornell University's professor of human development, Robert J. Sternberg, says "successful intelligence" likely matters more than all the other intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

What We Learned About Sex In 2017, According To Science

The more that we can learn about sex, and talk about sex, the better. I'm always interested in what new studies and surveys find out about our sex …

Octopuses are so clever, scientists missed a species right under their noses

Of all the animals kept in aquariums around the world, one always stands out. The jellyfish, the sharks, the skates, the giant sea bass, and the clownfish—they’re beautiful and often impressive, sure, but in the end, behind their glass enclosures, they’re basically moving wallpaper. There’s only …

Zoology

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

FDA

What Is Pass-Through Income, and Why Is It So Important?

Tax reform has revealed something many people don't know about American business.<p>Tax reform has gotten a lot of attention lately, and the focus of …

The best iPad apps of 2014

1. Pixelmator<p>If you want more from a photo-editing app than simple filters and cropping, Pixelmator is just the thing: a powerful yet easy-to-use image-editing app with more retouching tools than you can shake a (paintbrush) stick at, tapping Apple’s iCloud service to run across devices.<p>2. Auxy: …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

The Colbert Report Signs Off: Pictures

Opinion: Why Cubans Might Have Mixed Feelings About New Relations With U.S.

There's more enthusiasm this week for released Cuban prisoners than for a new U.S. embassy.<p>Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero—those names, which mean nothing to most Americans, will be at the center of the celebrations in Havana after news of renewed diplomatic relations between …

Palestinians get backing from EU court ruling, proposed U.N. measure

A European Union court Wednesday ordered the removal of Hamas from the European Union's list of terrorist organizations, based on a procedural technicality, a ruling that provoked anger from Israel as well as satisfaction from the militant Palestinian movement.<p>A statement from the General Court of …

Israel

Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security practices

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on …

Hillary Clinton Praises Obama's Cuba Deal

Clinton, who is widely considered the Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential elections, echoed Obama's claim the shift will help improve human rights and free expression for Cubans living under the Communist government started by Fidel Castro.<p>"Despite good intentions, our decades-long …

Poll: Obama's Approval Rating Up Among Latinos

President Barack Obama’s approval rating with Latinos has jumped 10 points since he announced a new policy of deportation relief for millions of undocumented immigrants, a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal / Telemundo poll shows.<p>The new survey of 250 Latino adults shows that 57 percent now say they …

Barack Obama

6 standout moments from Putin's marathon speech

KIEV, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin faced difficult questions from the media at his annual marathon press conference Thursday in Moscow …

Vladimir Putin Vows That Russian Bear Won't Become 'Stuffed Animal'

President Vladimir Putin launched a defiant and patriotic defense of Russia’s relations with the West Thursday as he faced the public in his annual live televised news conference.<p>He said 25 percent of Russia’s economic crisis — including its faltering currency — was caused by sanctions imposed …

Russia