Carlo Llacar

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This is your brain on pot: Neuroscientist studies long-term effects of medical marijuana

BELMONT — Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a …

3 Startup Fundamentals You Can Bootstrap When You Have No Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you wanted to start a business for the longest time, but keep coming to the same basic realization -- you need money and have none to spare? You give up on starting and growing a business, and instead keep doing the things you've …

The art that shows what goes on deep in the human brain

<b>From scary sleep paralysis, to recalling memories that never happened, a new exhibition is exploring the art inspired by human consciousness. Here, we see how artists have interpreted moments from the mind.</b><p>Do you dream sweet dreams each night - drifting gently in and out of sleep? Or is the …

A Clever Way to Get a Heads-Up Display in Your Car—for Just $49

HUDWAY Glass is our favorite type of solution: Simple, smart and inexpensive<p>Heads-up displays keep your eyes on the windshield, which is a lot safer …

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

Solar wind stripped the red planet of its atmosphere, scientists say.<p>An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar …

Diversity: it’s good for your brain

Living in a multicultural society is like taking a daily run: it keeps your mind fit, says Richard Crisp<p>I recall, a few years ago, being on a flight to Ancona in Italy. As we began our descent the (female) pilot came on the intercom to give the customary report on progress. As she signed off, the …

The Dyson Sphere -- Not Just Science Fiction

A few years ago I wrote on The Huffington Post about author Raoul Peter Mongilardi's <i>Next To The Gods</i>, a complex, world-building four book series of science fiction. In it, the Aurocerians, an alien race of beings have created a Dyson Sphere, an impenetrable constructed barrier encompassing an …

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Researchers think they've found the holy grail of secure passwords — using poetry

Fortunately for all of us, a pair of researchers say they have solved this problem — using poetry.<p>Marjan Ghazvininejad and Kevin Ghazvininejad, both of the University of Southern California, have published a paper that presents creating a poem from randomly selected words as an easy way to create a …

Disgraced United CEO Jeff Smisek Is the Reason for Income Inequality

Jeff Smisek, the guy forced by scandal to resign last week as CEO of the world’s fourth-largest airline, is a major reason American workers can’t get a raise.<p>Smisek and his overpaid boardroom buddies nationwide have swindled American workers and American communities in a scam to amass wealth for …

8 more small things you do that people use to judge your personality

The list got a fair amount of traction, so we decided to research even <i>more</i> ways people draw inferences about your personality.<p>The following eight items are drawn from the original Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," as well …

10 Unsung Graphic Design Visionaries You Should Know

Will Burtin and Cipe Pineles might not be household names but you know their work—and have felt their influence.<p>“Visionary graphic designers will always be less visible than visionary architects or product designers because of the ephemeral nature of what they produce,” writer Caroline Roberts …

Want to Cure Income Inequality? The Answer Is Entrepreneurship

One of the most pressing issues for our society today is income inequality. That is, the rich get richer while the poor struggle to access meaningful opportunities. Janet Yellen, President Obama, and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich have all cited it as a growing concern for our economic …

Income Inequality

37 ways to un-rig the U.S. economy so it no longer favors the rich

Joseph Stiglitz, Elizabeth Warren and the Roosevelt Institute weigh in on the defining issue of the 2016 elections<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>May 16, 2015 2:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>A new report written by scores of progressives economists has laid out an detailed agenda to …

What Killed The Infographic?

If you’ve seen fewer experimental data visualizations lately, it’s only because the medium has grown up and gotten a job.<p>A few years ago, the Internet was awash in groundbreaking data visualizations. There was Aaron Koblin’s deeply influential map of flight patterns around the U.S. Periscopic’s …

Stillness, Solitude, and Success

The most seminal personal well of meaning, ideation, and renewal comes out of aloneness and quietude.<p>Alfred Montapert, in his book <i>The Supreme Philosophy of Man</i>, states, "Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make progress."<p>I am a huge believer in stillness …

Thoreau on Hard Work, the Myth of Productivity, and the True Measure of Meaningful Labor

“Those who work much do not work hard.”<p><b>The Journal of Henry David Thoreau, 1837–1861</b> (<i>public library</i>) is the closest thing I have to a bible — I read it frequently and devotedly, always with great gratitude for the enduring wisdom that brings me closer to what I know to be true but so often forget. …

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The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

The Untold Story Of Shake Shack’s $1.6 Billion Branding

For the first time, Pentagram tells the story of building Shake Shack’s branding from the ground up.<p>Last week, Shake Shack went public in an IPO that ballooned to $1.6 billion–cementing the brand’s journey from a one-off boutique stand in New York’s Madison Square Park to a multinational burger …

The Top UX Predictions for 2015

<b>As we mentioned last week when we gave you the top UX trends of 2014, it's been a big year for experience design.</b> 2015 shows all signs of being an …

22 Movies Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

In search of some inspiration? Then we have the movies for you!<p>Sometimes you take a look at your Netflix queue and think there’s nothing decent on the service. That’s not entirely true! Netflix has certainly lost its library of mainstream Hollywood films over the past few years. But for the …

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Retromania: a heady trip through 20th-century design – in pictures

From U-boat propaganda to Hitchcock posters and a fetish-masked Annie Lennox, here’s a rundown of the greatest innovators in the world of graphics

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

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What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams and lucid dreams. Let's look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming.<p>Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes …

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On Charlie Hebdo: Satirical Cartoons, Censorship & Expression

Very many of us who make our living as visual communicators have been thinking and reading about practically nothing other than <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> these …