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FACT CHECK: Kratom Banned by the DEA?

CLAIM<p>The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has classified kratom as a Schedule I substance as of 30 September 2016. See Example( s …

Fact Checking

The Guitarist’s Guide to Counterpoint

The concept of playing two melodies simultaneously has been around for centuries. Such modern masters as Ted Greene, Jerry Reed, and Jimmy Wyble have …

Experience How Small Our Entire Galaxy Is in One Mind-Blowing Image

<b>6,000.</b><p>That's the number of Milky Way galaxies that would fit into IC 1011, the largest galaxy in the known universe.<p>IC 1011 is 6 million light years …

Reality Doesn’t Exist Until We Measure it: Quantum Experiment Confirms

Last year, Australian scientists replicated a classic experiment confirming that reality doesn’t actually exist until we measure it, that is, at the …

13 public-speaking mistakes you should avoid at all costs

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a whopping 74% of people suffer from speech anxiety.<p>And, as most people know, when we're nervous or anxious, our minds and bodies tend to do weird things that we can't always control.<p>However, if you make a conscious effort, you may be able to …

Public Speaking

Monica Lewinsky used an easy trick to get over her nerves while giving a TED Talk in front of 1,000 people

It's subtle enough that if you're not listening for it specifically, you'll likely miss it. But Lewinsky remembers that sigh as the moment when she just <i>knew</i> the talk would go well.<p>Lewinsky was on stage to talk about shaming and online bullying — two cultural phenomena that made her life a living …

How to Use Body Language to Become More Confident

We all pretty much know that our mood is reflected in our body language. When you think of somewhat lacking confidence or lacking enthusiasm, a …

Social Psychology Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Psychology is the scientific study of how people act, think, and feel. <b>Social psychology</b> studies how people act, think, and feel in the context of …

These Zen Buddhist Koans Will Open Your Mind

"Out of nowhere the mind comes forth."<p>A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.<p>Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can …

Music Theory: Stretching Your Ears With Tone Rows

Twelve-tone music was invented in 1921 by Arnold Schoenberg and enthusiastically embraced by his students Alban Berg and Anton Webern among others. …

Make the Changes on All the Things You Are

The task of properly outlining chord changes (or “making the changes” in the jargon) in jazz improvisation can seem like a daunting one. On tunes …

Electric Guitar

A Simple Explanation of Special Relativity and the Twin Paradox

In a recent episode of her series <i>Physics Girl</i>, Dianna Cowern gives a simple explanation of the two postulates of special relativity and the twin …

Use Your Body to 'Wire' Self-Esteem

Here's a very simple strategy for boosting your feelings of self-esteem.<p>Research led by Amy Cuddy, social psychologist and associate professor at Harvard Business School, found that just a couple of minutes standing in a Power Pose, like Wonder Woman (OK, if you're a male let's go for Superman) …

30 Albert Einstein Quotes that will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

When a person dies, many things can happen to them. I choose to believe that a deceased person has the ability to come back to Earth without taking a …

Hubble Still Wows At 25, But Wait Till You See What's Next

The James Webb Space Telescope promises to see in new ways, and even further back in time.<p>On this day 25 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope hitched a ride to low-Earth orbit aboard space shuttle <i>Discovery</i>. It was the biggest, baddest space telescope ever launched, designed to stare back in time …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

4 essential things to keep in mind while reading body language

Reading body language is not easy. People who have mastered non-verbal communication have done so with years of practice. However, you can jump the …

Body Language Secrets For People (Like Me) Who Hate Networking

Imagine that you are at a networking event with the intent of doing business with some of the other attendees.<p>In your mind, how’s that going for you?<p>Do you see yourself socializing with ease and grace, or – if you are anything like me – has the very word “networking” increased your stress level and …

Why You Should Focus on Improving Body Language

Through body language, people convey a lot about themselves. In fact, it has become the basis for befriending someone to hiring someone for a job. …

Public Speaking

You Want Progress In Life? Stop Learning... Start Implementing

Your success in life is directly proportionate to your ability to take action and get stuff done.<p>But…<p>That is most likely the opposite of what you’ve …

How Your Morning Starts With Quantum Physics

Quantum mechanics ranks as one of the greatest intellectual achievements in human history, in no small part because it’s such a counter-intuitive theory. Its most attention-grabbing predictions– particles behaving like waves, quantum uncertainty, superposition states, the non-local phenomena that …

Quantum Mechanics

The little-known body language secrets of successful people

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it.<p>If that’s the case, it’s time to …

6 Simple Ways to be Happier Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There are numerous ways that we can help ourselves to be happier every day. In fact, there are so many ways that a looking at too comprehensive a …

5 Things That Smart Musicians Do Every Day

1. Set small, realistic goals for today<p>Long-term goals are vital to succeeding or improving any task or skill, as they give us something tangible to …