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Watch: The Mathematics of Winning Monopoly

In this 20-minute video, two mathematicians play Monopoly and work out how to win at it...using math.<p>The mathematicians are Dr. Hannah Fry and Matt …

Five Questions With Author Mary Pilon About 'The Monopolists'

Who knew a simple board game bore such a fascinating history? Journalist Mary Pilon uncovers the story of individual creativity, corporate strategy and legal battles over the game Monopoly in her new book “The Monopolists” (Bloomsbury). Pilon started writing about the history of the game when she …

How Exercise Changes Your Brain To Be Better At Basically Everything

Recent studies have revealed more complex and nuanced ways in which exercise activates and affects the brain.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>The brain is fundamentally a lazy piece of meat, according to neuroscientist …

The Brain

How to Turn Your Smartphone Into the Ultimate Spy Tool

You don't need to be Bond to get your own spy gadgets. You've already got the ultimate spy tool in your pocket: a smartphone. And who would suspect …

Gear & Gadgets

There Are Risks to Mindfulness at Work

Mindfulness is close to taking on cult status in the business world. But as with any rapidly growing movement—regardless of its potential benefits—there is good reason here for caution.<p>Championed for many years by pioneering researchers such as Ellen Langer and Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is a …

Mindfulness

A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …

Skye

The Isle of Skye (an t-Eilean Sgiathanach in Gaelic) takes its name from the old Norse <i>sky-a,</i> meaning ‘cloud island’, a Viking reference to the often-mist-enshrouded Cuillin Hills. It’s the second-largest of Scotland’s islands, a 50-mile-long patchwork of velvet moors, jagged mountains, sparkling …

Scotland