Craig Stroud

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How ketamine relieves depression by suppressing the brain's "anti-reward" center

The anti-depressant qualities of ketamine, initially developed as an anesthetic before drifting into recreational circles due to its hallucinogenic …

Neuroscience

This murky tea is nature’s Xanax

Last year, after a spell of “Airplane”-style slap-worthy panic attacks, I found myself in a Manhattan psychiatrist’s office pleading for something a …

Administrative Law

A federal judge just made the first ruling on crypto — here's what it says

The past three months have been tough on cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is down 53% from its peak, Ethereum 48%, Ripple 78%. From the respective peaks among the three, $350 billion have evaporated. Those are just the three largest by market capitalization. New ones come on the scene all the time, <i>still.</i> …

Cryptocurrency

WTF is an Airdrop? A Detailed Guide to Free Cryptocurrency

Money can’t appear out of no where… But cryptocurrency can<p><i>Here’s an awesome article by Kenny Li Originally Featured in Hackernoon</i><p>What is an …

Cryptocurrency

Teen tantrums require a one-two ‘punch’ of authority

<b>Q: When our daughter, an only child, turned 13 and entered the eighth grade, it was like a switch was flipped. Almost overnight, she went from being</b> …

Storytelling Techniques: 15 Hardwired Expectations

A Reader’s Manifesto: 15 Hardwired Expectations Every Reader Has for Every Story<p>February 16, 2018<p>First, a question. We’re writers, not to mention …

How to Buy Cryptocurrency on Bittrex

So you’ve mastered buying Bitcoin but have no clue about how to buy other cryptocurrencies?<p>Don’t worry you are not alone.<p>The first step is to get …

Ambient AI Is About to Devour the Software Industry

Amazon has casually unveiled what could turn into a fundamentally different way to build software.<p>At its AWS conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, the …

Machine Learning

You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How.

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn’t building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer …

Machine Learning

How to Use Plex to Build a Seamless Media Library

Whether it's music or movies, my content is all over the place. From rare films I have on DVD to music that's been trapped in iTunes for the better …

Ethereum, Bitcoin Prices Lead $3 Billion Market Decline

Advertisement<p>The cryptocurrency markets posted a multibillion-dollar decline on Wednesday, with the vast majority of top-tier coins posting minor …

Cryptocurrency

A game about AI making paperclips is the most addictive you’ll play today

There’s a well-known thought experiment in the world of artificial intelligence that poses a simple, but potentially very scary, question: what if we asked a super-intelligent AI to make paperclips?<p>This may not sound terrifying at first, but as Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom (who first described …

Artificial Intelligence

The new age of ICOs is here, and it’s not based on Ethereum

ICOs are said to be the new way to raise money. We’ve seen companies raising $100 million, $156 million, $185 million and even $232 million by selling tokens that will be used in the protocol that these companies have promised to build using this money.<p>Against the money raised, the tokens they gave …

Blockchain

Want to write a bestselling novel? Use an algorithm

It’s the multimillion pound question that publishers and writers have been pondering for decades: what makes a bestseller? Attempting to write one could certainly pay off – the highest-paid author in the world, JK Rowling, has made $95m (£70m) in the past year, and the 10 highest-paid authors in …

Writing

Writing In A Journal Has Helped Me Create My Future And Achieve My Goals . | Inc.com

Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation.<p>Writing in my journal <i>every single day</i> is the glue that holds everything else together.<p>My journal is the context for my dreams. It's my favorite place to be.<p>It's where …

Productivity

This iPad synthesizer lets you play almost any sound

SyndtSphere may be just about the most flexible music instrument ever. It is also an iPad app. Klevgränd’s SyndtSphere can be a piano, a violin, a flute, a bass, but it can also be anything in-between. If you ever struggled to find the exact sound you wanted out of a synthesizer, then should try …

App Store

This Drink Can Increase Your Body’s Ability to Burn Fat While You Are Sleeping! Here Is How to Prepare It!

<b><br>Obesity</b> is a type of complex disorder characterized by an excessive amount of body fat. Specifically, it has become among the most common medical …

Blockchain Developers Face Off Over $1 Billion in Digital Cash

Two of the world’s largest blockchain developers are battling over more than $1 billion in virtual-currency options, in a dispute that may help …

Digital Currency

The fifth largest cryptocurrency surges past $80 per coin

Litecoin is riding the cryptocurrency wave.<p>The fifth largest cryptocurrency on the market surpassed $80 per coin Friday afternoon, as more well-known digital currencies such as bitcoin and ethereum continue to reach new heights. Litecoin is up 12.98% since yesterday at $82.50 per …

Cryptocurrency

How I Built a Fully Functional Deep Learning Neural Network Chatbot Platform (NLU Engine) In Under…

For the last year or so I have been working on a number of Artificial Intelligence programs, covering computer vision and natural linguistics among …

The Best Bitcoin and Ethereum Explainers

Bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency dominated by white men, seemed on the verge of disappearing after every scandal, crash, or hack. But …

Cryptocurrency

Superior Portfolio ROI With Artificially Intelligent Algorithms

The future of machine learning algorithms.<p>Quantitative finance combined with artificial intelligence.<p>Artificially intelligent portfolios.<p><b>Machine</b> …

5 chatbots that could help you find your next job

Chatbots know how to interact with people, because they either follow a human-composed set of rules or learn how to communicate via artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.<p>Bots that follow rules are more limited and can only answer things they've been programmed to understand.<p>They won't recognize …

Chatbots

The Benefits and Risks of Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreams can be more than escapist fantasy, but in order to reap the benefits of your slumbering mind, you must first tell your brain that your …

Sleep

Self-publishing Your Book is Not Hard: A Toolkit For First-Timers | Inc.com

It's time to write your book. <i>And</i> publish it. To start off on the right foot, read through these helpful tips that will make the process easier.<p>Background: I wrote, edited, formatted, and published a literary novel of 384 pages in 1.5 years. I'm not a world famous author, but I did it (proof) so you …

Writing

Yes, It Is YOUR Job to Make Your Husband Happy

<i>Happiness is your job, because love starts with you. Read on to understand why, from Andrea Miller for YourTango.</i><p><b>Why do so many of us buy into the myth that marriage is supposed to make us happy?</b><p>I'm glad to see how marriage has evolved. It used to be much more transactional — happening principally …

Productivity in a pill: Harried agency staffers turn to 'smart drugs' - Digiday

At 8:30 a.m. on a recent Friday, Dean Thomas, chief marketing officer for influencer marketing agency Gnack, stared at his to-do list for the day: …

Silicon Valley

Create a simple Twitter Bot with Python and Tweepy – Chatbot’s Life

<b>Twitter</b> is a very popular social media. There are many bots on twitter. Here we will create a bot using <b>Python</b> and a python library called <b>Tweepy</b> . …

We built a Twitter bot that replies to people who share fake news

And Twitter didn’t like it<p>There have been a lot of people talking about “fake news” and misinformation since the election in November. Could an …

Internet

A Complete Beginner's Guide To Blockchain

You may have heard the term ‘blockchain’ and dismissed it as a fad, a buzzword, or even technical jargon. But I believe blockchain is a technological advance that will have wide-reaching implications that will not just transform the financial services but many other businesses and industries.<p>A …

Blockchain