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60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

How to stop catastrophising – an expert’s guide

A clinical psychologist suggests a three-pronged plan for tackling anxiety and approaching each day logically and positively<p>Let us start by considering why some people catastrophise – that is, on hearing uncertain news, they imagine the worst possible outcome. After all, it is not uncommon and …

Depression

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 …

Depression

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Police body camera footage is becoming a state secret

North Carolina, Louisiana, Kansas, and other states are writing laws to keep police videos out of public hands<p><i>Official Police Business is a column and newsletter by reporter Matt Stroud about new developments in police technology and the way it’s changing law enforcement</i> — <i>think body cameras,</i> …

I Didn’t Say a Single Word For 10 Days—Here’s What I Learned

“There was to be no speaking, no reading, no writing, and no listening to music.”<p>My roommate was laying on his bed, staring blankly at the bare ceiling. We were sharing a tiny concrete cell roughly 7 square feet in size, and we hadn't spoken to each other in 8 days. Normally if you haven’t spoken …

EFF sues FBI for records of alleged informants at Best Buy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is suing the FBI for more information about its relationship with Best Buy employees with whom the FBI says acted as paid informants for the agency.<p>The nonprofit digital rights organization filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit (PDF) Wednesday in US District …

Surveillance

World’s first commercial CO2 capture plant goes live

Carbon dioxide capture gets serious with a new commercial plant in Switzerland<p>A Swiss company on Wednesday is set to become the world’s first to commercially remove carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and turn it into a useful product.<p>Climeworks, which will begin operations at a facility …

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

Dreams Might be Warning Us About Our Brain Health

This scientist says dream disorders could be a sign of future disease.<p>What are your dreams trying to tell you? Research suggests they could be …

Neuroscience

What Is Emotional Intelligence, Exactly? Here's the Entire Concept, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Tired of all the complex, theoretical definitions for emotional intelligence? We can actually sum up it up in a single, simple sentence.<p>Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as the …

Emotional Intelligence

22 common mental health myths you need to stop believing

The best way to stop the stigma surrounding mental illness? Learning the facts.<p>As more people speak out about living with mental illness, conditions like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder are finding a healthy place in public conversation. But there are still a ton of mental health …

4 Ways Caffeine Keeps You From Realizing Your Potential

Today's tip for improving your performance is one of the most simple and straightforward methods I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You have to cut down on caffeine, and as any caffeine drinker can …

10 Ways to Naturally Reduce Anxiety

Some anxiety is a normal part of life. It’s a byproduct of living in an often-chaotic world. Anxiety isn’t all bad, though. It makes you aware of …

30 Things People Don't Realize You're Doing Because Of Your Depression

I laugh, so that I don’t cry. Unfortunately, it’s all too true.<p>Written by Sarah Schuster<p>While most people imagine depression equals “really sad,” unless you’ve experienced depression yourself, you might not know it goes so much deeper than that. Depression expresses itself in many different ways, …

If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off Course Than You Think

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course corrections.<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive at the correct destination at the intended time.<p>The reason for this phenomenon …

Self-improvement

How Negativity-Busting App Springpop Can Help You Get Creative

When Alex Pierson was a sophomore in college, she decided she was fed up with negativity. A student at the University of Pennsylvania, Alex had seen firsthand the damaging effects of poor mental health on campus and realized people’s obsession with getting validation from social media wasn’t …

Heartbroken? A Psychology Coach Says to Do This One Thing After a Breakup

"Give yourself permission to feel," Cypers Kamen says. "Crying is cathartic." In the first moments following a breakup, it's normal (and even …

The Coretta Scott King letter Elizabeth Warren was trying to read

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1986, Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote a letter to Sen. Strom Thurmond criticizing Jeff Sessions, who was then a nominee to be a federal judge.<p>On Tuesday night, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren attempted to read part of the letter on the Senate floor. …

Rights & Freedoms

5 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Untrustworthy

Trust is the superglue of relationships, but if you spot these behaviors, it's time to find a new partner to do business with.<p>I'm going to ask you to trust me on this. It's a lesson I've learned the hard way, and it may be one of the most important ones I have to pass on.<p>It's been said that the …

Psychology

Researchers are giving religious leaders psychedelic drugs in the interest of science

Despite the fact that psychedelic drugs have been used for millennia as medicine in ritualistic ceremonies, there remain many questions in the scientific community about the relationship between their spiritual qualities and healing potential. Researchers at Johns Hopkins and New York Universities …

Psychedelic Drugs

6 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps That Will Help You Feel More Zen This Year

Ways to be that well-adjusted person.<p>If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily meditation exercises.<p>…

Meditation

15 Powerful Quotes From a Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Mooji is a spiritual teacher and Zen master originally from Jamaica. Mooji shares self-inquiry, directing his students to the non-dual Self by …

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

Machine Learning

10 unbelievably funny comedians that you can't end 2016 without falling in love with

We can all pretty much agree 2016 has been a long emotional rollercoaster ride into the darkest timeline. We lost so many icons this year, endured an …

The Best Nature Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: March 29th</b><p>Our planet is a big place. The amount of life is staggering. There’s a lot to cover. Racing iguanas and dancing birds of paradise abound (though in ever dwindling numbers).<p>In order to share this world with us, nature documentaries tackle the dual responsibility of having to …

What processed meat really is — and why it could give you cancer

The World Health Organization has declared that processed meats like bacon, bologna, and beef jerky cause cancer. Here's a closer look at what processed meats are and why they're so bad for your body.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Click here for the AI apocalypse (brought to you by Facebook) | Robert Smith

Never mind fake news and Trump/Pence, what we should be fearful of is Facebook’s algorithms, and their relentless pursuit of economic self-interest<p>After the US election, many people feel we’re on the verge of an apocalypse. What might not be obvious is that it’s an artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Astronomers Have Discovered One of The Most Massive Objects in The Universe

It was hiding behind the Milky Way.<p>Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest-known …

Universe

Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’

Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding as the president-elect seeks to shift focus away from home in favor of deep space exploration<p>Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior …

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