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How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself | Mark Rice-Oxley

The despair from comparing ourselves with others is the original fake news. We need to develop a new relationship with our thoughts<p>Before Christmas I took a young relative to a jazz concert. The thought of it ruined his whole day. He scuffed around the house like an alt-right voter at a refugee …

Fake News

Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'

There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.<p>That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been governed by the same party for decades. Putting the implied democratic flaws to one side, the geography and …

Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe.<p>Four years ago, researchers discovered that a protein called PGC1 -alpha was vital for preventing the build-up of …

Experience Over Matter: The Science Of Happiness

You just received a bonus and you want to reward yourself for all your hard work — What is the usual thought that comes to mind when considering what …

In 1990, more than 60% of people in East Asia were in extreme poverty. Now only 3.5% are.

Here's an amazing fact: The number of people in extreme poverty fell by 114 million from 2012 to 2013.<p>That is a simply massive one-year decline, and it's not even the biggest drop in recent years. From 2010 to 2011, global poverty fell by 132 million people. From 2008 to 2013, the number fell by an …

31 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Vitamins

Dietitians Emily Haller and Keri Gans on the dead giveaways that you need to step up your nutrient intake.<p>Back in 2004, nutritionists everywhere were screaming at movie theater screens, threatening to boycott <i>Mean Girls</i> when Regina George "innocently" (you never know with Queen Plastic) asked how …

Know your history: Understanding racism in the US | Black History

There will never be an acceptable explanation for what happened between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson in Ferguson but we will never fully grasp <i>why</i> the stage was set for such an encounter unless we know American history.<p>We cannot fully comprehend why Dylan Roof murdered nine parishioners at …

A family of four finds happiness in a 168-square-foot home

Moving into a big house might be part of the American dream but Karl and Hari Berzins have made a happy life in a tiny abode. The parents are raising two kids, ages 10 and 12, and a dog in a 168-square-foot box tucked away among the pines and poplars of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest …

Nat Turner, 28

<b>Cofounder, Flatiron Health</b><p>Vital medical data is often handwritten in charts using inconsistent notation and formatting, robbing researchers of the opportunity to use computers to analyze every interaction between a doctor and a patient as they would in a clinical trial. Tackling this problem is Nat …

Digital Advertising

Uber backlash: taxi drivers' protests in Paris part of global revolt

The taxi-hire company faces resistance worldwide, signalling trouble for other ‘sharing economy’ companies, such as AirBnB<p>“Got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks,” tweeted the singer Courtney Love from Charles de Gaulle airport. She was caught up in what is becoming a global trend: the …

Airbnb is worth $25.5 billion after raising a massive $1.5 billion round

The news was reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal.<p>It's more than the rumored $1 billion round that had leaked two weeks ago, which would have put the company at a $24 billion valuation. It's a still a number higher than hotel chain Marriott ($21 billion) and double the valuation of travel …

San Francisco

How not to regret your career, from the head of Silicon Valley's greatest startup factory

Y Combinator President Sam Altman looked onto the room of 3,000 interns at Internapalooza in San Francisco on Thursday night, and delivered good news — to only one person.<p>"Someone in this room I am very confident is going to found a multi-billion dollar company that will change the world in a very …

Silicon Valley

Biological weapons and designer babies: 15 years of decoding humanity’s DNA

On 26th June 2000, the Human Genome Project announced that they had a sequence of the human genome. Here’s how our understanding of DNA has changed the world since<p>15 years ago, President Bill Clinton and Prime Minster Tony Blair announced that humanity’s code was definitively cracked: scientists …

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Why it took 10 years to bring 'Jurassic World' to theaters

Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two installments in the franchise, came up with an idea for "Jurassic World" while on set for 2001's "Jurassic Park III." In 2002, it was announced a fourth "Jurassic Park" was slated for a summer 2005 release.<p>After delays and script rewrites the 2005 …

Movies

Scientists leave isolation dome after eight months simulating life on Mars

Six crew members in Nasa-sponsored study venture outside dome on dormant Hawaii volcano after eight months of close-quarters living<p>Six scientists who were living under a dome on the slopes of a dormant Hawaii volcano for eight months to simulate life on Mars have emerged from isolation.<p>The crew …

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

A massive wave of startups is coming to crush the big banks

The banks know it. A recent Goldman Sachs report suggested that $4.7 trillion of the financial-services industry's business is jeopardized smaller competitors.<p>Online brokerages threaten banks' broker-dealer businesses. Wealth management apps have sprung up to claim millennials that are distrustful …

Wall Street

Uber is logging 1 million daily rides in China—as many as the rest of the world, combined

In an internal letter to investors, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said today that Uber is logging in 1 million daily rides in China. That’s as many daily rides as the company claimed to be hitting in <i>all</i> of its markets, worldwide, in December 2014.<p>Encouraged its prospects in the country, Kalanick …

Transportation

Elon Musk doesn’t want to get into genetic engineering because he doesn’t know how to avoid 'the Hitler problem'

As the story goes, when billionaire innovator Elon Musk was deciding what he wanted to do with his life, he asked himself the question: "What will most affect the future of humanity?"<p>He came up with five answers: space exploration (and colonization), sustainable energy, the internet, artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

China's former security czar gets life sentence in secret graft trial

Once one of the most powerful of China's elite, Zhou Yongkang was sentence to life in prison Thursday, after a secret trial that saw the one-time security czar acknowledge he acted corruptly.<p>Mr. Zhou, a former member of the Politburo Standing Committee, was sentenced for accepting bribes, abusing …

Nestle challenges noodles ban in Indian court

Nestle said it had approached the high court in the western city of Mumbai seeking a judicial review of a June 5 order from the government's food safety regulator banning the product.<p>"Nestle India Limited has today approached the Hon'ble Bombay High Court raising issues of interpretation of the …

India

10 Most Popular Programming Languages Today | Inc.com

Programmers are in high demand these days--their fluency in coding language is invaluable. Knowing various programming languages is a no-brainer for engineers, but a basic understanding of the languages can benefit anyone, even if you're not looking to become a master coder. Grasping some general …

NSA surveillance: Obama warns Congress against 'reckless' decision

Photograph: MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA<p>Obama delivers remarks following his meeting with US Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC, 29 …

Surveillance

New York's twin towers – the 'filing cabinets' that became icons of America: a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 40

Cities,New York,New York,September 11 2001,Ground Zero,Architecture,Art and design,United States,US news<p>In their absence, the towers of the original World Trade Center remain extraordinarily powerful symbols of the city of New York – and America’s unbridled capitalist ambition<p>In the depths of the …

The best quotes from 2015 celebrity commencement speeches

Graduating college is an exciting achievement, but the four-hour ceremonies can be a bit of a buzzkill—that is, unless a famous person is on hand to …