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5 Things You Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe

You’ve read Edgar Allan Poe’s terrifying stories. You can quote “The Raven.” How well do you know the writer’s quirky sense of humor and …

Literature

The World's Richest 1% Just Got A Lot Richer, While Everyone Else Didn't

The gap between the rich and the poor has widened to the extent that the richest 1% have more wealth than the rest of the world combined, according to a new report by anti-poverty charity, Oxfam.<p>Per Oxfam’s math:<p>In 2015, just 62 individuals had the same wealth as 3.6 billion people – the bottom …

Income Inequality

Can a brain scan uncover your morals?

It’s hard to imagine Steven Northington killing two people. The 43-year-old says he likes to make people laugh, “like a comedian”. He’s a loyal son to his troubled mother and father. He sends his younger sister birthday cards from prison and draws elaborate smiley faces on them. His defense team …

University of Pennsylvania

3 Hiring Hacks for Young Startups

It was 2013, I was wearing a nice suit, and I was being pseudo-interviewed in a New York apartment – by the parents of a candidate I wanted to hire. …

3 Ways to Scale Your Business When You Don't Have a Ton of Resources

Turning an idea into a startup and a startup into a thriving business aren’t linear processes. There are twists and turns, challenges and risks. But …

4 Calorie-Crushing Combos | Men's Health

You can put them together into a fearsome foursome workout. Do them in a row. Perform each combo for two minutes, resting one minute between each one. That’s 1 round. Do 2 to 3 rounds total.<p>I highly recommend that you place a “slippery when wet” sign around your workout area. These combos create a …

20 of the Best Kettlebell Exercises of All Time

Kettlebells make your gym and home workouts exponentially better—we'd say easier, but that's not really the case. An all-in-one fitness tool that …

4 Exercises to Do When You Haven't Worked Out in Forever

It's the simplest and least boring way to get back into it.<p>If you and your gym have been on a break for an immeasurable about of time, you don't have to beeline for the elliptical and subsequently die of boredom to redeem yourself.<p>Just practice these four moves, designed by NYC-based fitness …

Raspberry Pi vs. Chip: Battle of the palm-sized PCs

There’s a new wave of computers slowing growing in popularity since early 2010, itsy bitsy stick PCs that are smaller than a credit card but can …

Here's Boston Dynamics' ATLAS Robot Doing Its Best Impression of a Roomba

It does a pretty good job of not falling over!<p>Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot put on a good show at the DARPA RoboticsFalling Over CompetitionChallenge, and since then its team of humans (Team IHMC) have been trying to find ways to keep it busy. So why not start with chores?<p>It's a fun little …

Science and Obama's State of the Union war on cynicism

Obama’s address was relevant to how knowledge and evidence are used in democracy. Politicians need to spell out how science will inform their decisions<p>Musician Billy Bragg and President Barack Obama would probably enjoy a beer together. “Cynicism is our great enemy,” said Bragg in a 2010 interview. …

Obama Administration

The mobile revolution is over. Get ready for the next big thing: Robots

What's next? Robots.<p>But not the way you think.<p>The robot revolution won't be characterized by white plastic desk lamps following you around asking questions in a creepy little-girl voice, like I saw at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. That might be a part of it, but a small …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Colleague

Your colleague says one thing in a meeting but then does another. He passes you in the hallway without saying hello and talks over you in meetings. But when you ask to speak with him about it, he insists that everything’s fine and the problem is all in your head. Argh! It’s so frustrating to work …

The IBM engineer that controlled a 'Star Wars' toy with his mind thinks brain readers could be the next big thing

That programmer was Joshua Carr, a lead engineer at IBM, who happens to have an interest in the internet of things (IoT) — connecting everyday items to the internet.<p>Carr claims that brain readers could be used for a number of other tasks in future if programmers put their minds to it.<p>To move the …

8 podcasts every social justice advocate should subscribe to

It's the golden age of podcasts, with almost no topic left untouched for you to listen to on your commute or during your workout. But with so many …

String Theory Might Merge With the Other Theory of Everything

Author: Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine Hossenfelder Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.16.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Eight decades have passed …

THE A=432 Hz FREQUENCY: DNA TUNING & THE BASTARDIZATION OF MUSIC

The A = 432 Hz Frequency:DNA Tuning and the Bastardization of Music<b>By Brendan D. Murphy</b><b>(Copyright 2015, Brendan D. Murphy - All Rights</b> …

Spirituality

20 Weird Side Effects of Working Out

Cuts Cravings<p>You know that bag of Doritos you keep plunging your hands into, fueling a lava-orange cheese binge that just can’t be relinquished? Put …

Wellness

Bodyweight Training: Are You Strong Enough?

Two-hundred-sixty-pound Indian super heavy weight wrestling champ “The Great Gama” built a 56-inch chest, coupled with a 50-year undefeated wrestling …

Workouts

How to Get 'Back Abs' in 5 Weeks | Men's Health

It basically looks like you have abs on your back.<p>Why focus on muscles you can’t see in the mirror? Truth is, any skinny guy can have abs, but only a strong and shredded guy can have back abs. So if being elite is important to you, having back abs should be, too.<p>There’s also so much surface area …

Leo Tolstoy Creates a List of the 50+ Books That Influenced Him Most (1891)

<i>War and Peace</i>, <i>Anna Karenina</i>, <i>The Death of Ivan Ilyich</i> — many of us have felt the influence, to the good or the ill of our own reading and writing, of …

5 Workouts for When You Don’t Feel Like Working Out | Men's Health

So I did my two remaining warmup sets, and then moved onto some speed and technique work at about 70-to-80 percent of my 1-rep max (RM), doing six sets of two reps.<p>Next I did some light higher-rep accessory work and finished with 30-minutes of non-stop alternating stepups. Then I called it a …

How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet

At the height of the Harry Potter novels' popularity, I asked a number of people why those books in particular enjoyed such a devoted readership. …

The best science books of 2015

Gavin Francis has a remarkable pedigree as a medical writer. He has been a paediatrician, an obstetrician and a doctor in a geriatric ward. He has also been a medic on Arctic and Antarctic expeditions and worked in community clinics in Africa and India, before ending up in a family doctor’s clinic …

Books

3 Powerful Business Books That Will Absolutely Destroy Your Career--And What to Read Instead | Inc.com

Reading is a habit that can expand your mind and change your life.<p>Certain iconic business and self-help books have sat perched atop the bestseller lists for years. Three books in particular stand out.<p>I've read all three, and consider them great, for sure. These books can and have effected great, …

Leadership

10 Top Protein Sources

Build muscle and recover from rides quicker with these healthy foods<p>When it comes to ride fuel, some cyclists focus on the all-important carb and let protein fall by the wayside. Don’t fall into that trap. Protein is just as important. In fact, it can help stave off muscle loss as you age and helps …

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

Using machines: Workout Mistakes

Share<p>Tweet<p>3. Using machines<p>iStockphoto.com<p>The most common argument for the use of machines is that they’re safer — this is a laughable. There is nothing safe about a fixed range of motion. Most machines jam people’s joints into awkward positions, making them <i>less</i> safe than with free weights. Because …

Exercise

Warmup Tips: How to Use Static and Dynamic Stretching to Become a Better Athlete

There’s been quite the debate over warmups in the past 15 years—and over static stretching, in particular. But there’s new evidence that static …

Exercise