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Want to Be as Productive as Possible? Try the Pomodoro Technique

No matter what your job, chances are, you probably could be making better use of your time. If you really want to be more productive, but don’t know …

Time Management

22 Scary Movies Every True Horror Fan Needs To Watch

Every decade has its share of great horror movies, and the very best have become true cinematic classics that are every bit as important as more "prestigious" films. From <i>Bride of Frankenstein</i>, <i>Psycho</i>, and <i>Night of the Living Dead</i> to <i>Halloween</i>, <i>The Exorcist</i>, and <i>The Shining</i>, these are movies which even …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

Small is beautiful: In defense of the small- N design

AbstractThe dominant paradigm for inference in psychology is a null-hypothesis significance testing one. Recently, the foundations of this paradigm …

Your Brain on Ketones

The modern prescription of high carbohydrate, low fat diets and eating snacks between meals has coincided with an increase in obesity, diabetes, and …

A University of Wisconsin campus pushes plan to drop 13 majors — including English, history and philosophy

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>(Note: An earlier version dropped part of the university’s full statement because of coding errors and said the school faced a $4.5 million deficit over two days rather than two years. Both are fixed.)</i><p>The …

Higher Education

Fox News analyst quits, rips network as a “propaganda machine” in letter to colleagues

He signed off: “As our president’s favorite world leader would say, ‘Das vidanya’” — Russian for “goodbye.”<p>A Fox News analyst quit in a scathing letter that accused the network of degenerating into “a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration.”<p>Retired Lt. Col. …

The Cambridge Analytica Scandal, in 3 Paragraphs

What it means for Facebook, for President Trump’s world, and for every American<p><i>(If you want to skip the preamble, see below for the three indented paragraphs. I promise they’re here.)</i><p>The Cambridge Analytica scandal is suddenly a major problem for Facebook.<p>On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission …

Cambridge Analytica

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

A Collection of 10 Data Visualizations You Must See

What is Visual Hierarchy?

Visual hierarchy is the order in which a user processes information on a page; its function in user interface (UI) design is to allow users to …

UI Design

A Man in a Hurry: Claude Shannon’s New York Years

Looking back on the last months of 1940, Claude Shannon was quite open about his desire to avoid the World War II draft: “Things were moving fast …

The world is already reeling from the consequences of Trump's ineptitude

I returned this past weekend from a European vacation: conferencing in Greece, queuing up at Wimbledon, kayaking in Ireland, and generally doing my own small part to stimulate the EU economy.<p>I'm not Tom Friedman, so I didn't interview every taxi driver I encountered, but the one I did talk to was …

10 maps that explain Russia's strategy

In fact, they are the first place to start thinking about a country's strategy, which can reveal factors that are otherwise not obvious.<p>The 10 maps below show Russia's difficult position since the Soviet Union collapsed and explain Putin's long-term intentions in Europe.<p><i>This article was originally</i> …

Everyone uses Gmail, but not everyone knows these awesome tips and tricks

Between Labs, extensions, and settings, there’s a plethora of ways that you can customize your Gmail experience and tweak how emails are handled. …

Google

10 Gmail Shortcuts Everybody Ought to Know

If you're anything like me, you spend a lot of time each day clicking through your inbox. (And, admittedly, if you're anything like me you also walk …

Why You Really Need to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi

In today’s busy world, convenience seems to outweigh consequence, especially with how people use their mobile devices. Using free public Wi-Fi networks, for example, comes with any number of serious security risks, yet surveys show that the overwhelming majority of Americans do it anyway. In a …

You weren’t bad at math — you just weren’t looking at it the right way

What does mathematics look like to you? Do you see a wondrous landscape filled with connected ideas, or a sprawling mess of symbols? The distinction matters a great deal, because your mathematical worldview is inextricably tied to your success in the subject.<p>We are all familiar with the …

Mathematics

This is what fraud looks like in the age of Artificial Intelligence

You’re summoned to court where a ton of evidence including phones calls, handwritten notes, emails and chat logs undeniably prove your complicity in a crime.<p>The problem is, none of that evidence belongs to you. They have been masterfully crafted by Artificial Intelligence algorithms that have …

The Moonlandingz’s new ‘Strangle of Anna’ video is a greasy and surreal melodrama

Fry-ups will never be the same after this<p>It’s not just about the slick hair for Johnny Rocket. The Moonlandingz’s frontman (aka Fat White Family‘s …

Could Kings Of Leon play Glastonbury 2017?

'We'll have to get on it'<p>As Glastonbury 2017 rumours continue to gather momentum, now Kings Of Leon have thrown their hat into the ring among the …

‘High-Rise’ director ‘couldn’t give a f***’ about cinema walk-outs

'High-Rise' is set in an alternate 1970s and stars Tom Hiddleston.<p>Ben Wheatley has revealed that he “couldn’t give a fuck” after reports of cinema …

Leaked Gorillaz Demos Support Rumored New Album Tracklist

We’re approaching the return of Damon Albarn’s beloved art-pop project Gorillaz. Their UK festival Demon Days is coming up in June, and they’ve …

Chuck Berry’s New Album Still Set for Release Following His Death

“Chuck had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music”<p>Last October, on his 90th birthday, Chuck Berry announced <i>Chuck</i>, his first studio album in 38 years. “I’ve worked on this record …

Le Loup launches new label, Shadow Play

Another British man was arrested on Thursday while attempting to leave the country.<p>The legendary artist has teamed up with Major Lazer co-founder …

Fungal Infection Utilizes 'Trojan Horse' to Access Brain

The body's organs are fed by blood, which provides nutrients in exchange for waste products from cells. This free exchange of goods and services, …

Metabolism

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book they think every student should read in 2017.<p>The topics of the books spanned issues …

How To Think Visually Using Visual Analogies – Infographic

Visual learners are people who think in pictures and use words to communicate that picture to others. About 60% of the world population are visual …

Entire US political system ‘under attack’ by Russian hacking, experts warn

Meanwhile, some US commentators on cybersecurity issues have suggested that these attacks are not a surprise but appear to be a new spin on an old strategy<p>It could have been a cold war drama. The world watched this week as accusations and counter-accusations were thrown by the American and Russian …