Shawn Viljoen

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Pokémon Go fans rage as tracking site shuts down, footsteps glitch 'fixed'

Pokévision says it is 'respecting Niantic and Nintendo's wishes'; closure may be indefinite<p>Pokévision, one of the most popular tracking websites for finding Pokémon in <i>Pokémon Go</i>, appears to have shut down, a week after the CEO of the studio that developed the game warned that such services may no …

How much of our personalities we can change depends on whether we have personalities at all

Almost everyone has something they want to change about their personality. In 2014, a study that traced people's goals for personality change found that the vast majority of its subjects wanted to be more extroverted, agreeable, emotionally stable, and open to new experiences.<p>A whopping 97 percent …

Psychology

Why We Are Secretly Attracted To People Who Look Like Our Parents

Have you ever thought there was an uncanny family resemblance between your friend and her partner? Or wondered for a fleeting moment whether the pair …

Pokémon Go is doing a lot of good, here are 3 surprising ways

“What are they doing?”<p>That was the question an older woman, probably around 70 or so, asked me yesterday. She was pointing to a group of 18-ish boys and girls near a YMCA, the biggest (and, so far, only) Pokestop in the city where I live. Without exception, the teens were all staring at their …

Pokémon

'It's disturbing': author of book found in Munich shooter's home sees pattern

Psychologist Peter Langman wrote the book Why Kids Kill and says it’s common for shooters to want to study others, but there’s no one reason for killing<p>The Munich teenage shooter who killed nine people and injured 27 in a mass shooting in Germany on Friday appears to have fit a pattern among other …

Middle School

How human nature is holding back technology

<i>Innovation has been resisted for centuries. From refrigeration to margarine, recorded music and, more recently, robotics and artificial intelligence,</i> …

Innovation

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

How do you know if someone's smart?<p>Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative …

Psychology

8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

The scientific reasoning behind some of the personality traits that smart people share.<p>Over on Quora, more than 100 people have answered the question "What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?"<p>Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>…

Psychology