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Avoid Negative, Rooted Thinking When Comparing Yourself to Others

There's nothing entirely wrong with comparing yourself to others. It can be a great way to motivate yourself or learn how to do something better, but …

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Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?

Social media—from Facebook to Twitter—have made us more densely networked than ever. Yet for all this connectivity, new research suggests that we have never been lonelier (or more narcissistic)—and that this loneliness is making us mentally and physically ill. A report on what the epidemic of …

The 'carbon bubble': Why fossil fuels could be a far riskier investment than you think

There are increasing signs that the financial sector is picking up on the fact that, if we are going to have a decent shot at limiting manmade global …

The Atlantic

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The Rise of Daddy Daycare

Even though the burden of cultural expectation still generally falls on mothers, fathers now spend almost five more hours on childcare each week than they did in 1965.<p>What scene comes to mind when you envision a dad left in charge of his kids for the day? Is it a room with fresh crayon marks all …

Man versus myth: does it matter if the Moses story is based on fact?

The actor Christian Bale has said that Moses was “likely schizophrenic and one of the most barbaric characters I ever read about in my life”, which may illuminate the way he plays the character in Ridley Scott’s upcoming film <i>Exodus: Gods and Kings</i>. But what light does it cast on the historical …

Tropic of Copenhagen

SÃO PAULO’S obsession with the automobile is well documented. It first hosted a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 1973; a motorway is named after Ayrton Senna, …

Why Readers, Scientifically, Are The Best People To Fall In Love With

Ever finished a book? I mean, truly finished one? Cover to cover. Closed the spine with that slow awakening that comes with reentering …

The Evil That Is OPEC: Wait, What?

On a recent cable news program, T. Boone Pickens talked about defeating OPEC, and pointed out that oil money going to the Middle East supported terrorism, a level of belligerence that seems largely limited to Texas oil men these days. In the 1970s, when oil prices soared, there was a great …

Oil And Mining Exploration Endangers Africa's World Heritage Sites

Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo, has more animal species than any other nature preserve in Africa, including 25 percent of the …

Behind the Writing on the Stalls

Why do people scribble on bathroom walls? Other than, you know, for fun.<p>“Well sung of Yore, a Bard of Wit/That some Folks read, but all Folks shit/But now the Case is alter’d quite/Since all who come to Boghouse write.”<p>So was written on a boghouse sometime in the early 18th century—a boghouse being …

Leaked docs detail Big Oil and Big PR's plans for a opinion-manipulation platform

The leaked slides were prepared by Edelman, the largest PR company in the world, at the behest of Transcanada, and they constitute a blueprint for …

The Seven Wonders of the Modern World

<i>The seven wonders of classical antiquity were architectural marvels, triumphs of human ego and raw power. The great achievements of today, however,</i> …

For Some, More Money Means a Longer Commute

Of the 20 U.S. counties with the longest travel times, nearly half are among the nation's wealthiest.<p>For many Americans, the morning and evening commutes are the worst parts of the day. Nationally, Americans travel about 25 minutes each way to work. But there are 1.7 million people whose commutes …

The Story Behind the Web’s Buzziest Weed Series ‘High Maintenance’

When Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld set out to make <i>High Maintenance,</i> their Web series about a weed delivery guy in New York City, they had one …

Preventing the Sixth Mass Extinction Requires Dealing With Climate Change

Last week the United States and China signed a landmark agreement to combat climate change. This is an important step in guarding against even more damage from rising seas that threaten major cities, increasingly common and severe storms that devastate lives and property, wildfires, drought, and …

We’re Running Out Of Water

It’s a global problem–but the greatest minds in Silicon Valley don’t seem interested in fixing the problem. Why not?<p>Maybe it started last January, when California Governor Jerry Brown said that his state would need to cut back its water use by 20% or face “terrible consequences.” Or maybe it was in …

Solar power will give you non-stop water during bike rides

If you're a cyclist, you know the anxiety that comes with running out of water in the middle of a bike ride -- the last thing you want is dehydration when you're miles away from home. Design student Kristof Retezàr may just set your mind at ease, though. He recently developed Fontus, a bike-mounted …

The GP100 2014 Product Awards - Gear Patrol

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Science says your baby is a socialist

What Texting Does to the Spine

A new study suggests that looking down at a cell phone is the equivalent of placing a 60-pound weight on one's neck.<p>Sixty pounds is roughly the weight of four adult-sized bowling balls. Or six plastic grocery bags worth of food. Or an 8-year-old.<p>It is also, according to a new calculation published …

Adaro Energy bangun PLTU di Kalsel senilai Rp 5 triliun

<b>Merdeka.com -</b> PT Adaro Energy Tbk (ADRO) melalui anak usahanya, PT Adaro Power bakal membangun Pembangkit Listrik Tenaga Uap (PLTU) berkapasitas …

BitTorrent expands business model favoring creators

MANILA, Philippines – BitTorrent announced Monday, November 17, it was expanding its paygate-based business model to creators, giving them a 90% cut …

A Brief History of Insect Control

By James McWilliams November 17, 2014<p><i>Long before environmentalism, Charles Valentine Riley had a problem with pesticide.</i><p>Spraying the capitol with pesticide, 1886.<p>In science, good ideas often trump great ones. Take, for instance, Charles Valentine Riley, the most prescient scientist of whom you’ve …

Can Environmental Funds Improve The Biodiversity Performance Of Extractive Industries In Africa?

One of the sessions this week at the World Parks Congress presented the outcomes of a workshop I facilitated in September in Doula, Cameroun. The workshop brought together environmental funds from across Africa to explore how they could engage with extractive industries – mining, oil and gas. …

The Science of Suffering

Lowell, Massachusetts, a former mill town of the red-brick-and-waterfall variety 25 miles north of Boston, has proportionally more Cambodians and …

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Five reasons to be optimistic about sustainable urban mobility — TheCityFix

Rapid urbanization creates a number challenges for city leaders, but the growing use of sustainable urban mobility solutions provides reasons for …