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Harnessing the Incredible Learning Potential of the Adolescent Brain

It has become a cultural cliché that raising adolescents is the most difficult part of parenting. It’s common to joke that when kids are in their …

I Asked A Computer To Be My Life Coach

<i>Editor's Note: This post accompanies a story that you can hear on the</i> NPR One <i>app by</i> following this link.<p>The words you use betray who you are.<p>Linguists and psychologists have long been studying this phenomenon. A few decades ago they had a hunch that the number of active verbs in your sentences or …

Why '80s Babies Are Different Than Other Millennials

<i>Anyone born in the late '70s or early '80s probably has memories of huddling around a bulky desktop with five (or more) friends to play Oregon Trail. This article, titled "The Oregon Trail Generation: Life Before and After Mainstream Tech" and originally featured on Social Media Week, discusses</i> …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

The Math Behind SaaS Startup Customer Lifetime Value

One of the most critical metrics for software companies — but also one of the most difficult to measure — is the lifetime value of their customers (LTV). The lifetime value dictates how a company should spend its marketing and sales dollars.<p>Unfortunately, many early stage startups struggle to …

School shootings, mass killings are 'contagious,' study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously," a study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks.<p>The study, published in July the journal PLOS ONE, found evidence that school shootings and mass killings -- defined as …

9 Reasons to Stop Chasing After a Crush

So, you have a crush. It makes you as crazy as it makes you happy. One moment, you think all hope is lost, and then there's that one text message that means it's back on. You scheme and you plot (because we all do it) on how to play the game.<p>You vent about hating the game, but we all know that if …

Why the Tech Bubble Won’t Burst

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Tom Goodwin, Tomorrow. Tom Goodwin, Tomorrow<p>Faced with a complex and chaotic world, we label, we find commonalities and we …

The Genetic Reason Why Some People Are Born To Travel All Over The World

On the other extreme side of the spectrum are the <b>wanderlusters</b> – or explorers, rebels, thrill-seekers, whatever you want to call them – who can’t sit …

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

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Hey there. My name is Maria Popova and I’m a reader, writer, interestingness hunter-gatherer, and curious mind at large. I’ve previously written for <i>Wired</i> UK, <i>The Atlantic</i>, <i>The New York Times</i>, and Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab, among others, and am an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.<p><i>Brain</i> …

The Social Science Behind Online Shareablity

A number of surprising factors could make images go viral on different social media platforms.<p>Judging from some of Facebook's most viral images in history—textbooks wrapped in paper bags, futuristic beach houses, Barack and Michelle mid-hug—it seems safe to say that, content-wise, a mix of …

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Creative Content Production in Anchorage, AK & San Francisco, CA

New year new goals! As a young artist whose focus is creating, it isn’t easy for me (and I imagine many of you) when I have to address the...<p>This …

The 7 Best Waterfall Hikes Near San Francisco – The Bold Italic

The Seven Best Waterfall Hikes Near San Francisco<p><b>By Sierra Hartman</b><p>After this week’s spattering of rainfall, the Bay Area’s scenic waterways have …

The Only 12 Exercises You Need To Get In Shape

Learn these moves and you'll never need to pay for a gym membership again.

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How A Simple Piece Of Technology Can Help Eradicate Homelessness

Sometimes, it really is the simple things, like fast-tracking certain chronically homeless people to housing.<p>Homelessness is the type of uncomfortable issue that people either tend to ignore or accept as a fact of life. Our response as a society has been largely to try to manage the problem rather …

It Seems Like A Normal Sculpture, But When It Spins, You Can't Look Away

John Edmark is an inventor, designer and artist who teaches design at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. One of his latest creations is a series …

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6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

Technology and innovation can be frustrating to watch in action. That’s because there usually isn’t much action — just incremental change with …

The 20 Most Popular Books Of The Year

Amazon just released its list of the 20 best-selling books of 2014, and chances are you've already seen people reading them on the train.<p>It's not too late to read — or reread — the bestsellers of the year.<p><b>1. "The Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kid:</b> Set in the south in the early 1800s, this Oprah …

“I’m Addicted To Decay”: What It’s Like To Be A Ruin-Porn Photographer

Urban explorer Andre Govia talks to Co.Design about the risks and rewards behind the scenes of his latest book, Abandoned Planet.<p>Andre Govia describes himself as “addicted to decay.” The U.K.-based urban explorer’s book of photography, <i>Abandoned Planet</i>, is an extensive tribute to that addiction, …

Extreme Shooting: Capturing The Harsh, Hallucinatory Beauty Of Antarctica

In <i>Antarctica: A Year On Ice</i>, a new doc that premiered November 28, Powell uses time-lapse photography to paint a rare picture of the region’s …