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Is Humanity Ready for the Discovery of Alien Life?

Most Americans would probably be thrilled to learn extraterrestrials (intelligent or not) exist. Other nationalities beg to differ

Psychology

A renowned futurist says we should merge with AI to protect humanity

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already besting human intelligence in a number ways. Google and DeepMind’s AlphaGo Zero is arguably the greatest Go …

Singularity

What Upgrades are Best to Make with a Builder?

Posted on: May 12, 2015 Categories: Home Features, Home Improvement, Home Value, Real Estate<p>If you’re building your own home with a builder, you’ll …

Home Improvement

37 Builder Upgrades You SHOULD Do

So you've decided to build a house. What an exciting life event! All the builder upgrades will be awesome! But wait, what if I screw it up? What if I …

Does a Finished Basement Add Value to My Home

Shares 843<p>How Much Value Does a Finished Basement Add?<p>One of the questions I often get is <i>“does a finished basement add value to my home?” This</i> …

In experiments, researchers figured out what men and women really want in a mate

What do women want? And for that matter, what do men want? These are age-old questions, and they are particularly top of mind on Valentine’s Day when we celebrate romance. It turns out that behavioral science has some answers to offer based on careful empirical research, and perhaps not …

Relationships

This Best-Selling Management Expert Nailed The Definition of Leadership in 6 Words

Warning: This is cringeworthy but the research doesn't lie.<p>When it comes to choosing a leadership philosophy that will turn employees into loyal and committed high-performers, who will then win over loyal and committed customers time and time again, you can't beat Servant Leadership.<p>In fact, the …

Leadership

7 Toxic Thoughts You Need to Stop Now (If You Want to Succeed)

All actions results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.<p>Are you the kind of <b>person who overthinks</b> and <b>overanalyzes everything</b> so much that you end up working less effectively than you'd like?<p>The good news is you're not alone. It's a trait shared by many, many people--particularly those in …

Self-help

Today, Michio Kaku described what life will look like in twenty years

Earlier today, Michio Kaku spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai. I was fortunate enough to be in the crowd and, like those around me, I was …

Physics

Yesterday, world leaders gathered at a secretive meeting to decide the fate of AI

Today, top individuals from around the world convened at the World Government Summit to discuss the agenda that should govern the next generation of …

Artificial Intelligence

Verizon streamed Super Bowl LII in VR over 5G

A crowd of more than 67,000 people watched the Philadelphia Eagles trounce the New England Patriots last Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, while around 103 million viewers across the country did the same on their television sets. At the same time, a small group of Verizon employees in New …

Augmented Reality

Secret iOS source code has leaked onto the internet

Leak Alert<p>Apple has bad news for their more than 700 million iPhone users around the globe. A version of the code that allows iOS devices like …

Security

11 Surprising Things You Should Never Do Just After You Wake Up

Even though most of us dread that morning alarm clock and struggle to get going in the a.m, it's important to cultivate good morning habits, as they …

Time Management

The exercise that predicts your DEATH: Struggling with 'sitting-rising test' means you're 5 times more likely to die early

• <b>Physicians in Brazil developed the test to measure flexibility quickly</b>• <b><br>No equipment is needed to sit and stand without any support</b>• <b><br>People can score a</b> …

"I emailed my middle school mean girl 20 years later — this is what I found out"

I remembered Renée Tarwater, the most popular girl in my high school class of 600, as tiny and delicate. Guys were always lifting her up in the halls. She had a perfect hair bow and knew things I never had a clue about, like that you needed spray-on deodorant for after gym class. Even the accent in …

Parenting

Tips for Working Professionals in Search of Advanced Degrees

<i>by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D.</i><p>Advice for when it’s time to consider a graduate program to help advance your career.<p>So, your career is going along …

Who Pays Closing Costs When You Buy a Home?

Closing costs can be a heavy burden, but you don't necessarily have to pay them when buying a home.<p>Closing costs are all of the fees and expenses …

Real Estate

These Red-State Democrats Think Legal Marijuana Can Help Them Win

With sky-high approval rates, pot is an issue challengers say will cure the Democratic malaise in Trump country.<p>BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—“We don’t need to give him another ounce of our brain-space,” Dan Canon told the crowd of 40 people, hitting the TV mute as President Donald Trump’s State of the Union …

Cannabis

Scientists find massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost

Researchers have discovered permafrost in the northern hemisphere stores massive amounts of natural mercury, a finding with significant implications …

Global Warming

"I cheated on my boyfriend with my rapist"

Everything was black, until it wasn’t. Coming to felt like swimming up from the depths of a murky pond. When I reached the surface, I found a reality scarier than the darkness. I was on my stomach on an air mattress on a dorm room floor. A man crushed me from above, thrusting into me roughly from …

Harvard Medical School

5 Ways Millennials Are Redefining Work-Life Balance

Ubiquitous connectivity, mobile technology, and living in a global economy have forced Millennials to trade work-life balance for work-life harmony.<p>The blending of work and life has never been more apparent than in today's always-connected and always-on culture.<p>Growing up in a hyper-connected …

Work-life Balance

“Breakthrough Therapy” For PTSD Enters Final Round of Trials After Amazing Results

After it was approved as a “breakthrough therapy” in August 2017, MDMA is now on its way to treating PTSD throughout North America.The post …

North America

This Unexpected Side Effect Of Depression Changes How You Speak

Anyone who has lived with depression knows that the mental illness impacts every aspect of your life — appetite, relationships, energy levels, and …

Depression

Verizon, Apple Continue to Lobby Against Your 'Right to Repair'

A handful of states are pursuing so-called "right to repair" laws, which would make it easier for consumers to repair their own technology purchases …

John Deere

The Earth's magnetic poles are overdue for a switch

Field Flipping<p>Earth’s magnetic field is pretty adept at flipping polarity. The poles have swapped, reversing north and south, many times over the …

Earth Science

Security researchers model threats to protect from harmful technology

Technology can be used to benefit society or for malicious purposes, but by modeling threats, security researchers can prepare for the worst.

Security

Verizon Drops Plan to Sell Phones From China's Huawei, Sources Say

Verizon Communications Inc. has dropped all plans to sell phones by Chinese manufacturer Huawei Technologies Co., including the new Mate 10 Pro, …

Cisco Systems

Mortgage rates jump to highest in 4 years, an ominous sign for spring housing

A huge selloff in the bond market is about to make buying a home more expensive. Mortgage rates, which loosely follow the yield on the 10-year …

Real Estate

A hacker recommends two easy ways to clean up your digital footprint

Here’s how you can truly safeguard your internet history and location data from watchful eyes who may try to sell your data.

Security

Trump immigration proposal could provide path to citizenship for 1.8 million in US illegally

The White House Thursday released an immigration plan that would offer a path to citizenship for approximately 1.8 million of the so-called "Dreamers," along with a $25 billion investment in border security -- including for President Trump's long-promised wall.<p>The White House was expected to …

Immigration