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Google network learns to play Space Invaders in breakthrough for artificial intelligence

The DQN network learned how to play classic video games including Space Invaders and Breakout without programming<p>Artificial intelligence has taken a major step forward after Google created a network which learned to play a range of computer games on its own without being pre-programmed.<p>The Deep Q …

15 Things That Emotionally Strong People Don't Do

There is a particular aspect of mental strength that is the deciding factor of whether or not you will have a good life. There are many levels to …

Self-help

The (Only) 5 Fears We All Share

President Franklin Roosevelt famously asserted, "<i>The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself."</i><p>I think he was right: Fear of fear probably causes …

Psychology

9 Rules For Emailing From Google Exec Eric Schmidt

Communication in the Internet Century usually means using email, and email, despite being remarkably useful and powerful, often inspires momentous …

Productivity

12 Tips for Recovering from Emotional Pain

<b>By: Luminita D. Saviuc |</b> Pain (any pain–emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, …

24 Scientific Ways to Influence People Without Saying a Word

Everyone wants to be a Jedi Master or Sith Lord or, if you're a Trekkie, an alien space magician or whatever. Well, we're here to help with that.<p>We …

The rise of the anti-facial recognition movement

With Facebook automatically tagging your photos, Google Glass apps being able to pinpoint faces, and police using high-end technology to match …

Surveillance

5 Steps to a Fresh Start

Whether you’ve quit something of your own free will or been forcibly ejected, starting over always requires a leap of faith. Yes, there’s the …

Selling

Explaining White Privilege To A Broke White Person

Years ago some feminist on the Internet told me I was "privileged."<p>"THE F&CK!?!?" I said.<p>I came from the kind of poor that people don't want to believe still exists in this country. Have you ever spent a frigid northern-Illinois winter without heat or running water? I have. At 12 years old were you …

Feminism

5 Essentials for a Strong and Pleasurable Relationship

With death at the edges, a man discovers how to spend his days at life's center.<p>Fear was starting to ruin my life.<p>Do you have to have a crush on your …

Relationships

The Benjamin Franklin Effect: The Surprising Psychology of How to Handle Haters

<i>“We are what we pretend to be,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut famously wrote, <i>“so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”</i> But given how much our minds mislead us, what if we don’t realize when we’re pretending — who are we then? That’s precisely what <b>David McRaney</b> explores in <b>You Are Now Less Dumb: How to</b> …

The Fantasy That Puts All Relationships at Risk

There may now be hard science behind the notion that true love can last a lifetime.<p>A neurological study from Stony Brook University revealed that …

Relationships

5 Steps to End Any Fight

Fighting is one of those unpleasant parts of a relationship that we wish wouldn’t happen. But what if it was also life-threatening?<p>A Brigham Young …

Self-help

How High Is Your Personal Intelligence?

People high in personal intelligence are able to understand personalities—their own and those of other people. They recognize clues about other …

Psychology

5 Recipes I Wish My Mom Had Taught Me

<i>It's never too late to learn how to make a cheese ball, to cook beef until it's meltingly tender or to bake a classic birthday cake.</i><p><i>By Lynn Andriani</i>

Fixing a World That's Out of Balance

Peter Buffett is a poet in philanthropist’s clothing. The youngest son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, Peter is an Emmy Award-winning …

McDonald's

GOP Legislators Apparently Don't Want More Money Going To Poor Schools

Judges, beware: Your job may be in jeopardy if you try to promote equal education for all students, according to a Center For American Progress report out Thursday.<p>The provocative new report outlines four cases -- in New Jersey, Alaska, Kansas and Washington -- where Republican legislators tried to …

10 Ways to Stay the Hell out of My Office

<i>Marriage Advice from a Divorce Lawyer</i><p>It is amazing that despite the fact we spend most of our lives either searching for love and companionship or being in a relationship, this is the one thing we are never really taught how to do. Expectations and patterns are determined by the successful (and not …

41 Salmon Recipes for All Your Roasting, Grilling, and Pan-Searing Needs

Salmon just never seems to get old. Here are our best easy salmon recipes to make with our favorite weeknight dinner protein.<p>We love salmon for a million reasons, but #1 is definitely salmon's versatility. Whether grilled, roasted, pan-seared, or smoked, this weeknight dinner all-star never gets …

Seafood

31 Grilled Cheeses That Are Better Than A Boyfriend

Valentine's Day is nice, but you'd probably rather have dinner with THESE hotties.

How to Make Gluten Free Flour Recipe

<i>This post may contain affiliate links.</i><p>Going gluten free in our household has definitely been a journey – especially with baking. We’ve tried so many …

20 Things That Mentally Strong People Don't Do

I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. …

Self-help

Scoville Scale explained with DBZ

UPDATED NOV 2015: Scoville Heat Scale explained with DBZ<p>CAPSAICIN is the substance in chile peppers that gives them their spiciness. The SCOVILLE …

9 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Stop Being A Slob At Home In 2014 (PHOTOS)

If you weren't born with the organizing gene, you've probably surveyed the pile of clothing where your bedroom floor used to be and have said: "This year, I will stop doing this."<p>And we know what happens: Absolutely nothing. For seriously messy people, taming messy habits is harder than weight …

9 Ways to Transform a Tie into a Stunning Knot!

James Bond famously distrusted any man with a Windsor knot. For him, it was too symmetrical, showing vanity and selfishness. Well, today, we're going …

Hangover Food Recipes That Will Save Your Day (PHOTOS)

We're officially in the thick of celebration season. Holiday parties, drinks with friends to catch up, Yankee swaps, New Year's Eve cocktail parties -- we're all going to need a little... detoxification soon. While we recommend that you eat lots and lots of leafy greens, drink plenty of water, …

25 Questions To Ask Yourself Before The End Of The Year

There's something magical about this time of year. The twinkling lights and gingerbread cookies. The merriment and good cheer spreading through the …

Fantasy-Faction's Best Fantasy Books of 2013 | Fantasy-Faction

Firstly, and fore-mostly, I want to say a huge thank you to every author, publisher and blogger involved in fantasy literature in 2013. I’ve been …

WATCH: Keep A Close Eye On What This Master Thief Does Next

What can a pickpocket teach us about the art of getting people's attention? A lot - if you can keep up with him. Watch expert thief Apollo Robbins in action and see if you can figure out how he does it. Then, it's up to you: What would you do if you could control someone's attention?<p><i>Ideas are not</i> …