Nevin Brittain

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Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

8 Things That Social Media Marketers Need To Know From KPCB's 2014 Internet Trends Report

When our VP of Marketing, Michael Walton, sent around the link to Mary Meeker’s KPCB Internet Trends Report, I was blown away by the sheer amount of …

What Makes A Killer Business Pitch For Branson And Other Top Investors

Business angels and venture capitalists and business angels play a vital role in new business creation, providing capital and access to a powerful resource network and enabling thousands of entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of creating and growing new ventures.<p>But they don’t make investment …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

Barbara Corcoran: Build a Powerful Brand

Marcia Reynolds: "The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs"

Stick this thing in your ear to lose weight

Say hello to the BitBite, a wearable health coach that you stick in your ear to help you improve your eating habits. Oh, and it's a fully functional Bluetooth headset too.<p>Today's entrant in the world of weird wearables is BitBite, a new device that monitors how much you eat, as well as the type of …

Crowd Funding

Slow Down Your Brain to Get More Done, with Steven Kotler

In an age of distraction, find your stillness (Book trailer)

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Sam Harris: Can Psychedelics Help You Expand Your Mind?

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

The Grim Reality Of Digital Health Today

The digital health revolution has failed… so far. The industry that has grown up around it—to cheer it on and promote it’s potential—is thriving. But …

Digital Health

A Guide To Co-Leadership: Why It’s Hard, Why It’s Good, And How To Make It Work

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aaron Schildkrout is a New York City entrepreneur and product thinker. He co-founded HowAboutWe.com (acquired by IAC, 2014) where, as co-CEO, he oversaw product development, design, data, and engineering.</i><p>In September Larry Ellison stepped down from the helm at Oracle and appointed a …

Check out IBM’s proposal for an internet of things architecture using Bitcoin’s block chain tech

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>In tech circles block chain technology — the transaction processing engine behind the Bitcoin crypto-currency — has become …

Why Men Cheat, with Shmuley Boteach

Baidu's new headset and chopsticks record, ID and judge the food you eat

Chinese search giant Baidu has formally launched its answer to Google Glass, but unlike Mountain View's creation, it doesn't actually come with a display. The headset, called Baidu Eye, wraps behind your head instead. It recognizes voice and gesture commands, including being able to look up …

Esther Perel on the Nature of Erotic Desire

Robo Brain teaches robots how to understand the world

For a robot to be able to wash clothes, vacuum carpets or serve you cocktails on a Friday night, it needs to be loaded with the appropriate software and data. In the future, though, a robot will easily be able pull info they need to do those things (and more) from a single online service called …

Want to Avoid Student Loans? Sell Your Future.

Robots could murder us out of kindness, says futurist

Engineer Nell Watson worries that it won't be easy to teach powerful robots values.<p><i>-What have you done for society lately, huh? Nothing. It's not your fault. You're just past it. You should accept it. You just sit on the sofa all day, eating Kettles New York Cheddar chips and watching "Frasier"</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM's Jon Iwata on the Intelligence of Watson

Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists 2014

Back in 2007, Sean “Diddy” Combs teamed with Jay Z and 50 Cent to create a song titled “I Get Money: Forbes 1-2-3 Billion Dollar Remix.” Less than a decade later, rappers are closing in on ten-figure fortunes, and he’s the nearest of the bunch.<p>Diddy leads the pack with an estimated fortune of $700 …