Claudia Montemurro

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Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

The spelling and grammar rules do not apply on the Millennial Internet™.<p>That's because millennials have created a new rulebook for a variant of …

Spring-clean your bod with these 6 liver- and gut-cleansing foods

Remember when the word “detox” was synonymous with an extreme diet—like a juice fast or the Master Cleanse—and you basically had to take a break from …

Wellness

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

Helpful Infographics Visualize Complex Branches of Math and Science

It's often easy to get stuck into a narrow view of what a particular field of study entails, but as Dominic Walliman reveals in his impressive science infographics, there's much more than meets the eye when thinking of particular STEM subjects. Walliman demonstrates the diversity and complexity of …

19 Great Truths My Grandmother Told Me on Her 90th Birthday

<i>“I have seen and touched and danced and sang and climbed and loved and meditated on a lifetime spent living honestly. Should it all end tonight, I</i> …

Which Leading Artificial Intelligence Course Should You Take and What Should You Do After?

I graduated from Udacity’s Deep Learning Nanodegree (DLND) late last year and Andrew Ng’s deeplearning.ai specialization wrapped up for me in …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

4 Habits of Ultra-Likable Leaders That Are Hard to Find

When society puts so much value on external accomplishments, good leaders start with what's inside.<p>I often tell people that leadership is a journey. When you think you've arrived at the top of the mountain, look up. You'll always find another peak to climb.<p>The truth about leadership is actually …

Elon Musk deletes SpaceX, Tesla Facebook pages

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is the latest to jump on the #DeleteFacebook bandwagon.<p>In response to a question from a Twitter user about deleting SpaceX's Facebook page, Musk replied on Friday: "I didn't realize there was one. Will do."<p>He then deleted the SpaceX page, as well as the Tesla page.<p>The …

Social Media

Almost 'fully-formed' human brain grown in lab

A nearly fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time ever, according to scientists from Ohio State University -- though …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

The Truth About Men and Sex

Over my career as a sex therapist, I have had the opportunity to sit with thousands of men as they've discussed their sexual feelings, sex lives, and …

Facebook was kicked out of Cambridge Analytica's office while trying to 'secure evidence'

The Cambridge Analytica saga has taken yet another dramatic and frankly alarming turn.<p>Facebook sent a "digital forensics team" into Cambridge …

18 Things You Need To Give Up To Become A High-Achieving Person

A secret about success is that it is just as much about what you give up as what you gain.<p>Are you willing to give up late nights out for late nights in working? Are you willing to turn a deaf ear to blind criticisms? Are you willing to listen to helpful ones? Are you going to be able to give up the …

Self-help

The Beginner's Guide to Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts

This strategy will help you recognize and replace the negative thoughts that can hold you back in life.<p>A pessimistic, dismal outlook can take a toll on your life in more ways than you might think. Research consistently links negative thinking to increased risk of mental health problems, physical …

Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

<b>A brief history of Stephen Hawking</b><p>Stephen Hawking spent his scientific life exploring some of the deepest questions a human caught in the Einsteinian opera of space and time could ask.<p>Although Einstein himself never really accepted it, his general theory of relativity predicted that if enough mass …

After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

Self-improvement

Albino Ghost Trees Shouldn't Exist — But They Do

<i>There are a lot of places to be curious about, so we started a Curiosity Travel Instagram. Where will your curiosity take you? Follow us!</i><p>Imagine a …

Genetic Sequencing Helps Explain the Phenomenon of Seeing Sounds and Hearing Colors

New research reveals the biological origins of synesthesia — the mysterious condition that causes a person to 'see' sounds or even 'taste' words.<p>The …

Cycling keeps your immune system young, study finds

The sport also preserves muscle and helps maintains stable levels of body fat and cholesterol<p>Cycling can hold back the effects of ageing and rejuvenate the immune system, a study has found.<p>Scientists carried out tests on 125 amateur cyclists aged 55 to 79 and compared them with healthy adults from …

Immune System

Here’s how you access the super creepy data Facebook has on you

Since 2010, Facebook allows you to download an archive file of all your interactions with the network. It’s a 5-click easy process that your grandmother can do (more details below).<p>Inside the .zip, lies an ‘index.html’ page that acts as a portal to your personal data. Visually, it looks like an …

Nuro's self-driving delivery van wants to run errands for you

These days, it's not unusual to have big names suddenly appear on the scene with a self-driving startup that nobody heard about before -- Aurora's a good example of that. And now, there's another.<p>Founded by former Google engineers Jiajun Zhu and Dave Ferguson, Nuro is a startup that aims to shake …

9 Science-Backed Ways To Instantly Boost Happiness

Happiness is an important factor in our overall health, alongside nutritious eating and exercise. A bad day at work, a breakup, or an argument with a …

10 Ways Mentally Strong People Build Powerful Mindsets

Is your mindset as powerful as the best performers on the planet?<p>Some people call it grit. Others call it perseverance. Whatever name you give it, a strong mindset is a trait shared by the world's best performers - whether they are entrepreneurs, leaders, musicians or athletes.<p>Yet a strong mindset …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

16 Hard Truths About Our Relationships No One Wants to Admit

We all long for authentic relationships, but, even in our overly connected lives, these relationships are hard to find.We meet people and socialize …

Relationships

DeepMind Invented a Computer That Learns How to Use Its Own Memory

Like, whoa man.<p>DeepMind, Alphabet's artificial intelligence development wing, published its third research paper in <i>Nature</i> on Wednesday, and it's a doozy: the team invented a new kind of AI that actually learns how to use its own memory. They call it a "Differential Neural Computer," or DNC for …

IBM's Brain-Inspired Chip Tested for Deep Learning

IBM's TrueNorth computer chip shows it can do deep learning despite not having been designed for it Illustration: ShutterstockThe deep-learning …

11 Habits Of Ridiculously Likeable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few--the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception.<p>When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask …

Body Language