Martín Albornoz

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12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Save Money On Travel (And Still Feel Like A Grown-Up)

During my 19th summer, I got on a plane and landed in Paris with a backpack, a Eurail student pass, a few hundred dollars in waitressing money, and the vaguest of plans that could only be described as, “Get on a train, lie on a beach, do some cool things in Europe.” Sitting on Florence’s Ponte …

Google may be building an awesome travel app called Trips

From Maps to Flight Search, Google is pretty much an essential part of modern travel. Now it seems the company may be working on an app that pull its various travel tools together.<p>Dutch publication Android World reports that users in Google’s Local Guides program are testing a new app simply called …

Apps

10 of the best alternative city breaks in Europe

If you’re after a fresh spin on the city break look beyond the usual big names for more cool culture and great sights. Here’s our list for 2016<p>• <b>Alt. city breaks 2015</b><p><b>Why go?</b> The island of Malta itself is a sight to behold but within the walled city of its capital, Valletta, built by the Knights of …

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

NASA Just Released Even More Awesome Interplanetary Travel Posters

Here's the whole collection<p>Yesterday we posted about three awesome new posters commissioned by NASA. Well, it turns out the agency had more up its sleeves. The gallery above contains the whole collection, including a few exoplanet posters that were released last year.<p>The universe is full of …

Five Reasons Why Jeff Lynne’s ELO Will Steal Glastonbury 2016

Dolly Parton? A treat for frustrated shift workers, Whitney fans and anyone desperately guarding their husband from some prowling harlot, but …

Physicists investigate the structure of time, with implications for quantum mechanics and philosophy

(Phys.org)—Although in theory it may seem possible to divide time up into infinitely tiny intervals, the smallest physically meaningful interval of …

A Digital Artist Used Police Sketch Software To Draw Literary Characters And The Results Are Stunning

For fans of classic books, half of the fun in consuming great stories is imagining what each character looks like in your own mind. When the eventual big-screen adaption rolls around, comparing preconceived notions about what one character or another looks like with the casting decision can be …

‘I’d rather have prevented the Paris attacks than predicted them’ says film director

Nicolas Boukhrief explains how his powerful movie about jihadi plots, Made in France, plots had to be delayed in November and why it will now be made available online<p>On Friday 13 November last year, French film director Nicolas Boukhrief was asleep when the telephone began to ring at around 9.30pm. …

The ‘Obama is a Muslim’ conspiracy theory is still reverberating in the Middle East

When Barack Obama stepped onto the national political stage almost a decade ago, rumors swirled that he was secretly a Muslim. These rumors have frequently been debunked — the U.S. president is a practicing Christian — but they persist nonetheless: In a poll conducted in 2014, 54 percent of …

Middle East

Is Instagram Ruining Backpacker Culture?

Instagram and travel are inextricably tied. There’s just something about exotic locations that make for Insta magic. I like to imagine Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker in <i>The Social Network</i> saying, “Gazing at a weathered door frame isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Gazing at a weathered door frame <i>in</i> …

The very first war photography was staged

The Crimean War<p>The first major conflict to ever be photographed<p>In the 1850s, the Crimean War emerged from a dispute over the rights of Christian …

World History

Evidence of a genetic 'fountain of youth' discovered - ExtremeTech

Evidence of a genetic ‘fountain of youth’ discovered<p>By on December 14, 2015 at 9:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this …

Biology

Behind the Story: Inside ISIS’s Marketing Department

<b>Story:</b> Inside the surreal world of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine <b><br>Outlet:</b> The Washington Post <b><br>Reporters:</b> Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) and Souad Mekhennet (@smekhennet) <b><br>Magazine:</b> Confronting the ‘Caliphate’<p><i>Do terrorists have marketable brands? ISIS does, and it’s dangerously effective. After The</i> …

Social Media

Apple has quietly been moving into a hot new market

The company has acquired two startups — Metaio and Faceshift — that produce software that can warp the reality around you, either adding in things (augmented) or changing everything altogether (virtual).<p>Microsoft's HoloLens headset, which is set to launch in 2016, sets up the user in a "mixed …

Rescue efforts intensify as deadly rains continue in Chennai

India's military has evacuated more than 2,000 residents stranded in Chennai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The death toll of the flooding rose …

Protesters at Macedonia-Greece border: 'We are not terrorists'

IDOMENI, Greece — Intense clashes near this border village between Greece and Macedonia continued Thursday as thousands of stranded refugees and …

Scientists have a long history of trying to convince themselves that race is genetic

Race in human taxonomy—the science of classifying organisms—has a long, disgraceful history.<p>Individuals have used race to divide and denigrate certain people while promoting their claims of superiority. Some of these individuals were, and are, respected in their time and their fields. They include …

Police rushed to a home after hearing shouts of 'I'm going to kill you' — they found a dead spider

New South Wales's police said officers raced to the apartment in the harbourside suburb of Wollstonecraft last Saturday after reports of a violent domestic dispute between a man and a woman.<p>Neighbours reported a woman screaming hysterically, a man yelling "I'm going to kill you, you're dead! Die, …

Wales

A $60K First-Class Flight For $300 And More Insider Advice From A Travel Expert

Unlimited Dom Perignon, a shower at 40,000 feet in the air and gourmet caviar: travel blogger Sam Huang knows how to fly in style.<p>Huang, who first heard about travel hacking a few years ago, made headlines earlier this month thanks to his first-class, around-the-world trip.<p>Using 200,000 Alaskan …

Credit Cards

Tourist attractions left deserted after terror attacks

Why ISIS Looks Very Different Today Than A Month Ago

The Islamic State's claim of responsibility for a trio of major attacks, including the assault on Paris, has led to a rapid reassessment of the extremist group and its aspirations.<p>Until a couple of weeks ago, ISIS appeared focused on building its self-declared caliphate, or Islamic empire, in its …

IS releases photo of bomb it says downed Russian jetliner

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group has released a photo of a bomb hidden in a soft drink can that it said had brought down a Russian passenger jet …

Human Rights

Here’s what Volvo thinks you’ll do when your car is driving itself

According to Volvo’s research, the average American spends 26 minutes driving to work. One way. That’s more than nine days a year, and the Swedish carmaker is building a time machine to get some of that time back for you.<p>Well, it’s not actually a time machine (though that would be awesome too). …

Car Tech

This Moroccan City Is Completely Covered in Ethereal Blue Paint

Chefchaouen is the stuff of dreams — but it's real.<p>As people who love color, we're always looking out for rooms that employ vibrant decor. But entire cities that embrace our love of saturated hues? Now you've got us excited.<p>Chefchaouen is a town in northwest Morocco that is best known for its …

What it was like in Paris during the attacks

I was in Paris' 19th district, east of the city's center, when a friend shouted over the music that there were multiple shootings in the 10th and 11th districts. Eventually I learned eight terrorists have attacked at least six separate locations in Paris, including the country's national stadium, a …