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Our Favorite Infographics Of 2016 Are A Crash Course In How The World Works

Somehow, there are none about Trump, but Trump would do well to digest them all.<p>Remember, back in those innocent days of the beginning of 2016, when income inequality seemed like an issue we might actually start to confront? Ah, to be living in the timeline where that momentum continued.<p>Next up in …

The perils of being a powerful white man

You know who has it worse than anyone right now? Powerful white guys! No matter what they do, powerful white men are subjected to relentless criticism and oppression from those who don’t like them.<p>A powerful white man from a privileged background can’t spend seven years running a country, sowing …

Psychology

How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

This could lead to the creation of truly intelligent AI.<p>How clever do you think you are? Normally we would try and define such a benchmark using …

7 Chrome Extensions That Will Change Your (Internet) Life

Chrome extensions are like internet unicorn glitter: one little button can make your entire web experience magical. Whether you’ve got terrible …

Software

Scientists have figured out the key to a unisex birth control drug

We’re still inching, slowly, towards a birth control pill for men. But now biologists have discovered the key to a contraceptive that would work in both men and women.<p>A team led by UC Berkeley professor Polina Lishko found that sperm tails can power-kick their way toward an egg thanks to an …

10 Astonishing Pinterest Alternatives For Design Inspiration

With over 100 million active monthly users Pinterest is definitely the biggest visual bookmarking and discovery platform in the world. While it might be overloaded with recipes, dresses, wedding welcome boards, DIY decor and summer drinks you can still find a lot of food to feed your design …

Graphic Design

This Is the Difference Between Science and Pseudoscience

It’s not immediately clear, to the layman, what the essential difference is between science and something masquerading as science: pseudoscience. The …

Physics

Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen

The waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983<p>Researchers have successfully revived microscopic creatures that had been kept frozen for 30 years.<p>Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They're segmented, with …

12 science-backed tricks for appearing smarter than you are

But that doesn't mean you can't <i>appear</i> to look more intelligent.<p>In fact, there are plenty of science-backed ways to convince others that you're a modern-day Einstein.<p>We rounded up 12 of them, so you can impress everyone from your beau to your boss with your seeming brainpower.

This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)

We all know that duration of sleep is critical for mental and physical wellbeing, but it turns out that sleep position may be another important …

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

These secret codes give you access to everything on Netflix

The site usually requires users to either search for an exact title or flick through a few limited genres that the site's technology has guessed they might like. But new websites show that there are codes that can give access to the full list of all of those genres, allowing people to choose from …

How the internet misled you in 2015

<b>It was another busy year for journalists debunking fake or misleading images on social media.</b><p>In 2015, many pictures and videos went viral, some for all the wrong reasons.<p>There were deliberate fakes created to deceive the public and then there were misleading images shared, often during breaking …

8 Web Design Trends That Are Bound to Be Huge in 2016 (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As more and more content continues to deluge the web, experts say that embracing a minimalist approach could help your website or app truly pop in 2016.<p>To this end, the rise of flat design -- or the use of two-dimensional figures and …

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:

Why we struggle to communicate — and how to fix it

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it.<p>Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we think we are.<p>This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

The BBC designed a fun quiz inspired by psychologists to test how dark your personality is — and you can take it now

Although the quiz was designed "solely for entertainment," it still offers an interesting (if unscientific) glimpse into your personality.<p>The BBC designed the quiz, which was inspired by questionnaires developed by psychologists Delroy Paulhus and Daniel Jones.<p>Psychologists have defined a "dark …

A 15-minute online quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p>(Want to skip to the quiz? …

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Why Menstruation Remains a Medical Mystery

It's still a bit of a mystery why women menstruate. Humans are among the few species in which the process occurs, and although researchers have ideas …

The 40 Best Google Fonts—A Curated Collection for 2018

Do you have any recommendations for pairing Google Fonts?<p>Clicking any of the font names above (or image samples) will take you to a page that shows …

1000+ Free Vector Icons for Web, iOS and Android UI Design

Beautiful pixel perfect <b>free vector icons</b> collection features 13 different <b>vector icon sets</b> with <b>1000+ icons</b> from different categories are available in</b> …

50 Best Free Fonts Of 2015

The best free fonts from 2015, ultimate collection of <b>top 50 free fonts 2015</b> based on typeface style, concept and design. Brand new free fonts are …

These Hilarious Comics Will Change How You See Disney Princesses

Really, Cinderella should've told her stepmother to "suck it" a long time ago.

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

Quotes From Socrates That Are Full Of Wisdom

Socrates. A Greek philosopher. An enigmatic genius. A genius who gave a whole new norm to the Western philosophy. The standard set by him, his …

Design You Trust

Born with a rare condition, the artist has chronicled her life in portraits – capturing everything from her tattooed prosthetics to the tentacled …

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …