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Should You Get Rid of All Your Bad Habits at Once?

To make healthy changes, it’s long been recommended that people start with a small tweak to their lifestyle, and build upon it. But a new small study …

University of California

'Tantalisingly close': is solar thermal energy ready to replace coal-fired power?

Australian projects are viable already – now the industry needs investors willing to take a risk on large-scale renewable energy<p>Companies working on large-scale solar thermal projects in Australia say they are tantalisingly close to achieving the dream of building plants big enough to replace …

Solar Thermal

How to Stop Worrying What Other People Think of You

If you find yourself looking over your shoulder, self-conscious, or fretful about how your actions will look to others, here's some help to stop worrying.<p>We all want to be liked and appreciated for our many talents, our ferocious intelligence, our good nature, our sparkling personality.<p>But when we …

Self-help

SolarCity is Ready to Become an Utility Service Provider

The sun could soon be shining at night thanks to Elon Musk and Tesla/SolarCity. Tesla Energy will store it – and the SolarCity Utilities Services …

The Limits Of How Far Humanity Can Go In The Universe

If you peer out into the depths of space — at the vast expanse of stars, galaxies, and even the leftover glow from the Big Bang itself — you might think that if humanity can understand the laws of nature and create a good enough technology, there are no limits to what we can explore. If we were to …

Universe

The Glossary of Happiness

Last summer, Tim Lomas flew from London to Orlando to attend the fourth annual congress of the International Positive Psychology Association—held, naturally, at Walt Disney World. As Lomas wandered around the event, popping in and out of various sessions, he stumbled upon a presentation by Emilia …

Language

After reading thousands of romance books, Google’s AI is writing eerie post-modern poetry

Google had a problem. Their AI engine spoke with grammatical precision and factual accuracy, but its diction remained terse and limp. They wanted it to be more conversational, so they made it read 2,865 romance novels. Now Google has a poet.<p>In an unpublished paper entitled “Generating Sentences …

Artificial Intelligence

4D-printed Shape-Shifting Architectures That Mimic Plant Movements

3D printing has now been taken a stage further, thanks to the work of scientists at Harvard University. It is now possible to produce a 4D composite …

3dprintingdlda

Eat Fat, Lose Weight: The Anti-Hunger Diet

<i>By Alex Orlov, Life by Daily Burn</i><p>Eat less, move more. That’s the theme behind most diets these days. If we just consume fewer calories and put in …

Can Google’s Deep Dream become an art machine?

The company’s neural network has created a slew of beautiful and at times terrifying images, and is being harnessed to create unique artwork<p>Over the last weekend in February one of Google’s computer science departments, Research at Google, co-hosted Deep Dream: the art of neural networks, with the …

10 Easy Steps for Breathing Calm Into Your Anxious Brain

Your brain is brilliantly wired to react to life-threatening danger. When it perceives a threat, your core brain instantly shifts into “survival …

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Do you wonder why certain people are more successful than others? The answer often lies in emotional intelligence, or EQ.<p>Why do certain people achieve more success than others?<p>What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired" that drives them to greater success than …

Emotional Intelligence

Inspirational writing advice from Louisa May Alcott and 26 other great women authors

Scientists Reduce Genome of Synthetic Cell Down To Genes Essential for Life

Researchers led by J. Craig Venter, founder and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute, have designed and built a minimal bacterial genome containing …

Stephen King Used These 8 Writing Strategies to Sell 350 Million Books

The best-selling novelist shares his secrets to selling so many books.<p>Stephen King is one of the most prolific and commercially successful authors of the past half century, with more than 70 books of horror, science fiction, and fantasy to his name. Estimates put the total sales of his books at …

Creative Writing

Inner Peace AND a Tight Butt: How to Turn Any Exercise into a Mind-Body Workout

Nope, you don't have to choose between the two.<p>Imagine someone is reading this intro to you in a soothing voice. Take a deep breath in, then out. Now indulge us in some word association: <i>mind-body fitness</i>. What do you picture? A dimly lit Yogilates class, right? Indeed you do, and the room smells of …

How to Be Happy: 10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

Happiness

Celebrating the Holi Festival in Pictures

India

B&N Readouts

When Myers finally made contact, he told Lacy to meet him at the same marina in St. Augustine. Everything was the same—same sweltering heat and …

Sailing

Exercise can take 10 years off your brain's age, new study shows - TODAY.com

There’s more evidence that what’s good for your heart is good for your head. A new study shows that people who run, swim or do other moderate exercise have brains that look, on average, 10 years younger than the brains of couch potatoes.<p>Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Study: Those …

The Brain

The Key to a Successful Interview

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

7 Interview Questions For Measuring Emotional Intelligence

The traditional interview model helps you probe someone’s past experience, not their style of thinking.<p>Emotional intelligence involves self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. In other words, it’s a complicated amalgam that hiring managers have a hard time testing …

Leadership

Meet the 5 Youngest Billionaires in the World

In 2016, there are plenty of billionaires, some 1,810 to be exact, according to Forbes’ new billionaires list, with estimates using stock prices and …

Ben Franklin's Secret to Becoming a Better Writer

When Benjamin Franklin was a boy, he yearned for a life at sea. This worried his father, so the two toured the various trades in 18th-century Boston …

Creative Writing

Fast radio bursts: Scientists hear ‘huge’, mysterious and repeating signal from deep in space

Scientists have heard a long, repeated sound from deep in space — and nobody is sure where it is coming from.<p>Astronomers found 10 millisecond-long …

Want to Be Truly Happy? Here's the Only Thing Harvard Researchers Say You Absolutely Need

It isn't money, success, or power. It's something more basic and rewarding.<p>In just a second, we'll share the research-backed secret of happiness. But first, even though it's March, let's think about an old Christmas movie: <i>It's a Wonderful Life</i>.<p>You'll remember Jimmy Stewart's character, George …

Happiness

The incredible power of ignoring everything

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute,” …

Johns Hopkins University

Is Your to-Do List Limiting Your Success?

An author who has interviewed hundreds of high achievers claims none of them use to-do lists.<p>Got lots to do? Then a to-do list seems like the obvious solution. By getting it all down on paper, you can organize your tasks, make sure nothing is missed, and provide yourself the satisfaction of ticking …

Time Management

The villain in your fridge: 5 ways to avoid food poisoning

<b>(CNN) —</b> Most people have experienced that unfortunate feeling in their gut making them run in search of the nearest bathroom.<p>The cause was most likely a delicious meal the previous day -- now deeply regretted in hindsight.<p>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 48 million …

Environmental Health