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How technology is designed to bring out the worst in us

“Technology feels disempowering because we haven’t built it around an honest view of human nature,” says tech critic Tristan Harris.<p>In 2011, Tristan Harris’s company, Apture, was acquired by Google. Inside Google, he became unnerved by how the company worked. There was all this energy going into …

Silicon Valley

You Are Shaped by the Genes You Inherit. And Maybe by Those You Don’t.

For centuries, people have drawn the line between nature and nurture.<p>In the nineteenth century, the English polymath Francis Galton cast nature-versus-nurture in scientific terms. He envisioned a battle between heredity and experience that shapes each of us.<p>“When nature and nurture compete for …

Genetics

What Is Ray Kurzweil Up to at Google? Writing Your Emails

Ray Kurzweil has invented a few things in his time. In his teens, he built a computer that composed classical music, which won him an audience with …

#6 Websites Which Can be a Book Lover's Paradise

Now, read a book on your smartphone for free<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Whether it's a lazy sunny afternoon or a rainy day, you are travelling or are at leisure, books have always been a much loved resort for many. While the love for a …

Books

Is This How Discrimination Ends?

Trainings and workshops geared toward eliminating people’s hidden prejudices are all the rage—but many don’t work. Now the psychologist who made the case for "implicit bias" wants to cure it.<p>On a cloudy day in February, Will Cox pointed to a pair of news photos that prompted a room of University of …

Psychology

Aging | Reversal of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease - Full Text

Results<p>Case studies<p><b>Patient 1.</b> A 66-year-old professional man presented with what he described as "senior moments" (for example, forgetting where his …

The Difference Between Discipline and Punishment

There is a difference between discipline and punishment. Punishment is about eliminating misbehavior. It’s often meted out in frustration and focuses …

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful) | Inc.com

When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one day after I asked him "Why?" for approximately the millionth …

Parenting

Why tiny electric planes and $25 tickets could be the future of regional air travel

Imagine taking your next trip of a couple hundred miles. New York City to Boston, for example. Or Houston to Dallas. Tampa to Miami.<p>The obvious choice now might be to drive. But what if you could show up at an airport at one of those cities, bypass security checkpoints, board a small …

Aviation

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

<b>What really happens when we make and store memories has been unravelled in a discovery that surprised even the scientists who made it.</b><p>The US and Japanese team found that the brain "doubles up" by simultaneously making two memories of events.<p>One is for the here-and-now and the other for a lifetime, …

The Brain

What psychology teaches us about opposing an unpopular president

Trump’s best hope is to convince opponents he’s more popular than he actually is.<p>These are disorienting times for American democracy. Key features of a democratic nation — that the candidate who wins the majority has the right to rule, that elections are free from outside influence, and that …

Political Science

Everything You Need to Know About Gene Therapy’s Most Promising Year

For a few lucky patients, 2016 was the year when gene therapy turned from promises to cures. The technology, long contemplated as a way to erase …

Genetic Engineering