Richard Margesson

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Blloc Smartphone

Minimalists rejoice! Blloc is a new plain and minimalistic smartphone that pulls relevant data from apps and only displays the need-to-know …

George Lakoff says this is how Trump uses words to con the public

President Donald Trump has "turned words into weapons" -- and journalists are providing additional ammunition.<p>That's according to Trump critic George Lakoff, a renowned linguist and professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley. Lakoff wrote in a recent article for the Guardian …

Donald Trump

How much Facebook would have to charge users to make up for lost revenue if it became ad-free

Is an ad-free Facebook a feasible strategy?<p>With scrutiny on Facebook's ad practices ramping up after the Cambridge Analytica revelations, fake news, and the EU's adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the idea of Facebook charging users a subscription fee for those who don't …

AdTech

Psychedelic Drugs May Help the Brain Repair Itself, Study Finds

In recent years, psychedelic party drugs such as LSD and MDMA have been studied by scientists for their potential ability to treat mental health …

Neuroscience

'This Place Is Crazy'

Our mental-health-care system is broken. Ten of every eleven psychiatric patients housed by the government are incarcerated. Here’s what this crisis looks like from the inside—a series of lost lives and a few rare victories—as reported by a prisoner-journalist.<p><i>John J. Lennon, a contributing writer</i> …

Mental Health

BlackBerry Key2 leaks just days before announcement

The next BlackBerry phone is supposed to be announced later this week, but thanks to <i>VentureBeat</i> reporter Evan Blass, we’re getting an early look at it. The new phone is called the BlackBerry Key2, and leaked images make it look like a refined version of the KeyOne, with a subdued gray and black …

Mobile Technology

Michael Pollan recommends 4 books that will change the way you think about your brain

The author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma appeared on The Ezra Klein Show to discuss his new book about the science of psychedelics.<p>Michael Pollan’s work has mostly focused on what we eat and why, most famously in his 2006 book <i>The Omnivore’s Dilemma</i>. That book’s advice — Eat food. Not too much. Mostly …

Barnes & Noble

Kyle MacDonald: Signs you need to see a therapist

Cause and effect aren't much of a mystery if you break your leg. In fact it's usually immediately obvious.<p>Emotional injuries aren't quite so …

Mental Health

Let Michael Pollan be your psychedelic guide to loving our planet

The writer Michael Pollan is famous for upending our sense of reality. When he looked at fields of corn, he saw how corn has manipulated us, getting …

Psychedelia

New documentaries bring climate change to the big screen

Grist traveled to the tiny mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, to see some of the most talked-about environmental and climate change-related …

Sea Level

How Your Mind Reacts to Stress

When you experience stressful events, a physiological change is triggered that can cause you to become fixated on what might go wrong.<p>Some of the …

Psychology

Here’s Your Cheat Sheet to Happiness

Professor Laurie Santos didn’t set out to create the most popular course in the history of Yale University and the most talked-about college course …

Happiness

The Fading Battlefields of World War I

This year will mark the passing of a full century since the end of World War I—a hundred years since the “War to End All Wars.” In that time, much of the battle-ravaged landscape along the Western Front has been reclaimed by nature or returned to farmland, and the scars of the war are disappearing. …

World History

Oldest Pearl Harbor survivor reflects ahead of Memorial Day

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ray Chavez is the oldest survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched America's entry into World War II in 1941.<p>At 106, the indefatigable veteran has been traveling around the country for years, attending memorial services and commemorations. This week, he met with President Donald …

Pearl Harbor

How to Take Honest, High-Quality Photos with Your iPhone

Photo by Aundre Larrow. Courtesy of the artist.Brooklyn-based portrait photographer Aundre Larrow seeks to convey truth in his images—be it in a …

Mobile Photography

7 Data-Backed Ways To Write Email Subject Lines That Boost Open Rates

Here’s the thing: You want to write email subject lines that actually work. You know…• …the subject lines that <b>get noticed in busy inboxes</b> [because you …

Marketing

PayPal will work inside Gmail, YouTube, and more, thanks to Google Pay

Using PayPal to use G Pay to pay for something<p>PayPal is continuing its deep integration with Google Pay, allowing users to pay for items and services without ever exposing sensitive information or the extra step of logging in and leaving G Pay, as spotted by <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>Keep in mind, there’s already …

Google Pay

The Six Best iPhone Photography Apps For the Serious Photographer

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Resource Magazine. It is being republished here with permission.</i><p>iPhone’s camera software grows more and more …

Best smartphone photography apps to download now

<b>From shoot planning to powerful editing controls, phone apps are essential tools for photographers today. James Abbott looks at six of the best apps</b> …

Apps

Chronic pain treatment: Psychotherapy, not opioids, has been proven to work - Vox

Chronic pain often has no physical cause. Psychotherapy can reduce the suffering.<p>When pain settled into Blair Golson’s hands, it didn’t let go.<p>What started off as light throbbing in one wrist 10 years ago quickly engulfed the other. The discomfort then spread, producing a pain much “like slapping …

Pain

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

How a group of researchers and renegades are pushing hallucinogenic drugs into mainstream medicine.

Drugs

Almost 100 police have received psychological help after Salisbury attack

Almost 100 Wiltshire police officers and staff have sought psychological support after the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, the Guardian can reveal.<p>Among those who have asked for help were officers who initially responded to the collapse of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, …

Mental Health

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

How Useful Is Fear?

Evolution has installed phobias in humans that are proving hard to shake.<p>Franklin D. Roosevelt no doubt meant to be soothing when he insisted, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” A quick and terrifying tour through the academic literature on fear, though, reveals just how much heavy …

Chapman University

Scientists to develop Neanderthal 'miniature brains'

Scientists are to bring Neanderthal “miniature brains” to life to see how humans differ to their closest relatives.<p>The tiny blobs of tissue, around the size of a lentil, will be grown from human stem cells edited to contain Neanderthal DNA, according to reports.<p>The so-called brain organoids are …

Margaret River shooting: murder-suicide could not be predicted, WA premier says

The murder-suicide of seven people at a rural property in Western Australia could never have been predicted and the cause may never be known, the state’s premier has said.<p>Peter Miles, 61, his 58-year-old wife Cynda, their daughter Katrina, 35, and her four children – daughter Taye, 13, and sons …

Mental Health

House lawmakers advance bill to study marijuana as treatment option for veterans

American veterans are one step closer to accessing marijuana as a remedy for post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, after House lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday that would permit the Department of Veterans Affairs to start conducting research.<p>Members of the House Committee on Veterans’ …

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting