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This one question is the key to reading anyone's personality

If you're looking for a more holistic, research-backed approach, there are various tests of the so-called Big Five personality traits. Or you could always go with Myers Briggs, though be warned that despite its popularity in the business world, there's no evidence it beats astrology at …

The Thing No One Tells You About Relationships

The other day one of my friends asked me why I never write or talk about my marriage publicly.<p>The answer was easy... Because it's SO private!<p>As a coach and teacher, I make a daily to choice to be vulnerable and share a lot of my personal life. But, I've always believed that my husband was an …

Your Choices for Motivation Determine Your Ultimate Success. Here's Why

Dangle your own carrot in front of you. Determine your own motivations.<p>Here's a simple way to test your motivation.<p>What would you do in your job, at your company, or even in life if you could complete a given project and earn an easy $1 million? In other words, how would you strive for excellence, …

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

The beginning of the end: Google’s AI has beaten a top human player at the complex game of Go

I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but we have entered the beginning of the end for the human race as we know it.<p>Earlier today, AlphaGo, an artificially intelligent algorithm developed by Google’s DeepMind subsidiary, categorically beat Lee Sedol, one of the best players of the Chinese board …

Artificial Intelligence

Neural networks learn to link temporally dispersed stimuli

Rustling leaves, a creaking branch: To a mouse, these sensory impressions may at first seem harmless — but not if a cat suddenly bursts out of the …

Machine Learning

Meet The App That Uses A Neural Network To Describe The World

It’s not always right, but sometimes it’s poetic.<p>If you ever wanted to see how good (or not) AI and neural networks are at accurately identifying things, you should check out a new iOS app called AI Scry. The app was developed by an art and technology studio named disk cactus (their real name is …

10 habits of chronically unhappy people

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define.<p>Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, like secondhand smoke.<p>The famous "Terman …

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