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3 Mantras to Guide Your Personal Personal Growth Day-by-Day

Personal growth is the result of accumulating knowledge over years. It rarely strikes like lightning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you offered me a chance to go back in time and change the path that led me to where I'm at today, I would politely decline. While far …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

THE IMPRINTED BRAIN THEORY

The Imprinted Brain Theory<p>What causes mental illnesses like schizophrenia and autism? We have long known that both tend to run in families and that …

Prosecutor wants 60-year sentence for ex-Saint's killer

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' district attorney said he'll seek 60 years in prison for the man who killed New Orleans Saints star Will Smith — the …

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness

Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness — the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises.<p>But researchers think they might have finally figured out its physical origins, after …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in …

3 things an MIT scientist learned about how Donald Trump speaks by studying his debates

On the night of September 26, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton engaged in the first presidential debate— and it was full of insults and meandering statements.<p>Trump in particular spoke with little composure. Rather than keeping the focus on policy, Trump interrupted his opponent about 40 times and …

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Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

A ‘Memory Hacker’ Explains How to Plant False Memories in People’s Minds

Scientist Julia Shaw explains false police confessions (and reports of alien abductions).<p>We tend to think of memories as perfect little time capsules—important records of past events that matter to us and made us who we are, as unchangeable as a dragonfly stuck in amber. Well, they're anything but. …

How Hackers Could Get Inside Your Head With ‘Brain Malware’

Brain-computer interfaces offer new applications for our brain signals—and a new vector for security and privacy violations.<p>Hackers have spyware in your mind. You're minding your business, playing a game or scrolling through social media, and all the while they're gathering your most private …

NASA's Juno spacecraft begins Jupiter orbit after five-year voyage

Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.<p>Ground controllers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory erupted in applause when the solar-powered Juno spacecraft beamed home news that it was circling …

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The Complexities Of Thai Buddhism

Thailand is often referred to as "The Land of Buddhism", the best country in the world for those looking to study the teachings of the Buddha, at least the Theravada branch of the teachings. Thailand's reputation as the center of Buddhism is well renowned, with numerous people from all over the …

17 TED Talks Guaranteed To Change Your Life

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Shonda Rhimes

PM Cameron resigns as UK votes to leave EU

<i>Go here to follow CNN's coverage of the UK referendum live.</i><p><b>London (CNN) —</b> The United Kingdom's historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union triggered the resignation Friday of British Prime Minister David Cameron and wreaked havoc on global markets.<p>There was a mixture of jubilation and tearful …

Great Britain

The most dangerous place in the world is about to get a whole lot scarier

That's because he will now have a hand in what is arguably the most dangerous dispute in the world — the fight for who controls the waters in the South China Sea.<p>The Chinese claim the lion's share of the region. Duterte disagrees. And generally, when he disagrees with something, there is …

10 Evening Habits Of Highly Successful People

The same old motivational secrets don’t really motivate you after you’ve read them for the tenth time, do they?<p>How about a unique spin on …

2,300 years later, Plato’s theory of consciousness is being backed up by neuroscience

In 2008, neuroscientist Giulio Tononi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Sleep and Consciousness put forward his “integrated information theory,” which is currently accepted as one of the most compelling explanations about what consciousness is.<p>One of the central claims of the …

Consciousness

Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense

For Sunspring's exclusive debut on Ars, we talked to the filmmakers about collaborating with an AI.<p>Ars is excited to be hosting this online debut of</i> …

One of the easiest tricks to beat laziness doesn’t require any expensive tools, classes, or apps

Here's how one Redditor, backformore, described it: "I set an alarm for 10 minutes and then see how much I can get done in that time. Usually, it gets me motivated to keep going after the timer goes off, but if it doesn't at least I did something."<p>Other people said they set the alarm for five …

Mutual funds are facing extinction

Passive investing is taking over the money-management world.<p>Exchange-traded funds, which simply track an index, have hoovered up assets at a rate over the past decade. The combined assets of ETFs in the US hitting $2.2 trillion in April, according to the Investment Company Institute.<p>The funds, …

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Bad Experiences Often Remembered Out of Context

When people experience a traumatic event, they often carry very strong memories of the specific negative event but keep only vague memories of the …

Biotech Companies Given Green Light to Attempt to Regenerate Brains of the Dead

<b>Two biotech companies in the United States have been given the green light to see if it is possible to regenerate the brains of dead people.</b><p>Bioquark …

A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage

Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter.<p>All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond with …

6 Habits of People Who Age Well

Exercise, diet—even attitude—can be as important as genetics when it comes to growing old gracefully. “Old age,” as Bette Davis once said, “is no …

Daniel Chao's Halo Neuroscience Builds Headset To Train Your Brain

<b>A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Daniel Chao, Co-Founder and CEO, Halo Neuroscience.</b><p>Dr. Daniel Chao has been working most of his adult life to improve people’s lives through medical research. To achieve that goal and gain the knowledge and …

Stanford University

Scientists discover coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon River

Scientists have discovered vibrant coral reef ecosystem near the mouth of the Amazon River that stretches roughly 3,700 square miles -- even though coral isn't supposed to be able to grow there in the first place.<p>The reef described in the journal Science Advances could shed light on how these …

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary

The words you say and the way you say them can make the difference between your team's success and failure.<p>In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the …

Complex Ideas Can Automatically Enter Consciousness

<b>It’s difficult to look at pictures of cars shown on a computer and then keep yourself from saying “car” inside your head the next time one shows up</b> …