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So You're Smart, But You're Not Rich? This Eye-Opening New Scientific Study Tells You Why

Could there be a reason? Yes, it seems there could.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull?<p>Don't you listen to rich people and think: "What have they got that I …

Research

Back-and-forth exchanges boost children’s brain response to language

A landmark 1995 study found that children from higher-income families hear about 30 million more words during their first three years of life than …

MIT

Why you should permit, and encourage, your teen to date

Recently, a friend lightheartedly told me about me the funny T-shirts her husband and his brothers received at a family event. “They said <i>Dads Against Daughters Dating</i>,” she giggled. All the men who received the shirts, including her husband, were fathers of teenage girls.<p>I couldn’t even fake …

Parenting

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

For much of the past half-century, children, adolescents and young adults in the U.S. have been saying they feel as though their lives are increasingly out of their control. At the same time, rates of anxiety and depression have risen steadily.<p>What's the fix? Feeling in control of your own destiny. …

Parenting

How to make money mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without knowing anything about it

You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person.<p>Turns out, it's absurdly easy.<p>You just need computer parts that are powerful enough to make mining profitable, and a handy piece of software called …

Bitcoin

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

How Tech Experts Monitor Their Teens on Social Media

How can parents keep up with smartphones? Tech executives take various approaches to managing their children’s social-media use<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p><b>While investor</b> protests about smartphones’ harmful social effects began …

Social Media

This Is the Best Way To Freeze Bacon

Although we can always come up with a delicious reason to cook with bacon (hello, Bow-Tie Crackers or Shrimp and Bacon Salad Sliders), sometimes you …

Country Lifestyle

This 23-year-old travels the world on weekends for under £750 per trip to prove you don't need much time or money to travel

When Elona Karafin was a child, she was diagnosed with bone cancer. She spent two years in treatments and today, at age 23, she's happy to report …

Air Travel

200-million-year-old 'mega-carnivore' dinosaur discovered

Tyrannosaurus rex has long been thought to be the "king of the dinosaurs," but after this latest discovery, T. rex may have some company.<p>Discovered in southern Africa, the new dinosaur, named Kayentapus ambrokholohali, was about 30 feet long and had three-toed feet that left footprints measuring …

Working Out in a Group Is Better for Your Mental Wellbeing Than Going at It Alone, Suggests Study

The way we exercise and who we choose to do it with is a very personal thing, but new research suggests that working out in a group setting has its …

The Xbox One X Review: Unboxing and tearing it down

This is the Xbox One X. A full review is coming, but until then, here are some pics of the outside and inside of unassuming gaming machine. The case is passe and boring. Inside are the chips and bits of the most powerful gaming console to date and they look great.

Xbox One X

Alzheimer's Could Actually Start Elsewhere in The Body And Not The Brain, Says Study

Incredibly important.<p>Alzheimer's disease is usually described as a degenerative neurological condition, one that is commonly associated with memory …

10 'Bad' Habits That Are Actually Signs You're Smarter Than You Think

Not an excuse to be gross though!<p>Here's the thing about bad habits. Many of them can hurt you when taken to the extreme. But in small doses, those …

This Gigantic Lava Tube Could Be Home for Moon Colonists

The hollow is so huge it could swallow up a big city like Philadelphia.<p>A city-size lava tube has been discovered on the moon, and researchers say it could serve as a shelter for lunar astronauts.<p>This lava tube could protect lunar-living astronauts from hazardous conditions on the moon's surface, …

Space Exploration

6 of the biggest misconceptions about happiness, according to science

Scientists tend to view it another way, namely, as an ongoing state of being that ebbs and flows — but can be controlled based on how people live their lives.<p>Some of the biggest findings about the science of happiness contradict many people's understandings of how to find joy.<p>Here are just a …

Happiness

Yellowstone supervolcano could blow faster than initially thought

Arizona State University researchers have analyzed minerals around the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park and have come to a startling conclusion. It could blow much faster than previously expected, though any talk of it potentially wiping out life as we know it is incorrect.<p>According to …

Meet the Overcompensators, Plants That Get Tougher and Meaner When Attacked

If plants could be stars in a cowboy film, the scarlet gilia would be one of the meanest wildflowers west of the Mississippi.<p>You can find it standing tall among the sagebrush on mountainsides, its red flowers blazing. Drought can’t always stop it. Shade won’t faze it. And when mule deer and elk …

Atoms

DeepMind now has an AI ethics research unit. We have a few questions for it…

DeepMind, the U.K. AI company which was acquired in 2014 for $500M+ by Google, has launched a new ethics unit which it says will conduct research across six “key themes” — including ‘privacy, transparency and fairness’ and ‘economic impact: inclusion and equality’.<p>The XXVI-Alphabet-owned company, …

Artificial Intelligence

Santa Claus's tomb may have been uncovered beneath Turkish church

Archaeologists say they have found almost fully intact temple and burial grounds of Saint Nicholas in Antalya<p>Turkish archaeologists have dashed the hopes of millions of children by claiming to have uncovered the likely burial place of Saint Nicholas.<p>Surveys have uncovered an intact temple and …

Archaeology

A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics

This is amazing.<p>There's a lot we don't know about the actinides. On the periodic table, this series of heavy, radioactive elements hangs at the …

Chemistry

It's official: Your old password is totally worthless

Old habits die hard, and old passwords die harder.<p>But if you ever needed extra motivation to forget that ancient password you've been reusing for …

'3Q' outperforms other organic materials in batteries - Futurity

An organic compound called 3Q could lead to eco-friendlier rechargeable batteries for electric cars and renewable energy grids.

Clean Energy

What Earth looks like to far-out celestial bodies

Glance at the stars, glance back in time.<p>When we look at stars in the night sky, we’re actually looking back in time. Since it takes a while for light to cross the vast emptiness of the universe—even at a blistering 186,000 miles per second—we’re seeing each celestial object as it looked eons ago. …

Universe

Loftium will help you buy a house if you agree to Airbnb a bedroom and split the profits

Laura Coe never expected to buy a house before she was 30. The 29-year-old Microsoft finance manager has been renting in Seattle since she moved here …

Real Estate

12 Sanity-Saving Suppers For Busy Families

Between homework, sports and carpools, getting dinner on the table every night can be stressful. But dinnertime doesn’t need to be difficult. From Easy Chicken Curry to 30-Minute Asian Beef Bowls, all of these simple recipes will have the entire family looking forward to mealtime — even you.<p>1. Easy …

Cooking

Will Gold Make You 25,000% Richer Like Bitcoin?

Gold has always been considered a safe haven asset.<p>Now Bitcoin is appearing to exhibit gold-like properties. Will Bitcoin replace gold as the new …

Cryptocurrency

This Scientist Has Come Up With A Mathematical Model For A Time Machine

After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine.<p>Ben Tippett, a mathematics and …

Physics

AirDroid updates desktop client with a built-in file manager

AirDroid remains a popular way to manage Android devices from a computer, despite security issues in the past (which were later fixed). Sand Studio, …

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Quantum Mechanics