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Why Socrates Hated Democracies: An Animated Case for Why Self-Government Requires Wisdom & Education

How often have you heard the quote in one form or another? “Democracy is the worst form of Government,” said Winston Churchill in 1947, “except for …

8 Things You Should Tell Your Teenage Son About Sex

I now have a teenage son and honestly, I always felt this is supposed to happen to people who are more mature than I am — folks who actually know …

Everything Science Has Recently Learned About Raising Happy, Successful Kids

From bedtime to screen time, science is constantly uncovering useful new information for parents.<p>Being a parent is an experience as old as the human race. Being a parent in a plugged-in world of intensifying work-life pressures, increasing economic and political uncertainty, and endless "mommy …

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.<p>For a long time, I resisted to-do lists. I wanted the flexibility. I felt that if I kept a list, it would tie me down to a particular set of tasks. Gradually, though, I came …

Best movies on Netflix UK (July 2018): 150+ films to choose from

Every week Netflix tends to add at least two or three great movies to its already stellar selection of flicks. Although this is good news for film …

These are the best podcasts you should be listening to right now

Podcasts have become excellent sources for great storytelling, interviews, and journalism.<p>From a few minutes to more than an hour, podcasts give content creators a chance to speak directly to their listeners free of distractions, and give listeners a new way to expand their minds during their daily …

University of Chicago

5 Genius Ways To Upgrade Your Cooking With Butter

The French certainly know a few things.

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Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

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Are You In A Leadership Role? Here's What You Need To Know About Your Brain

Human beings actually have three brains. Both our hearts and our intestines have neural tissue. So there is the heart-brain, the gut-brain and the brain that sits in our cranium (or, if you count the one that sits in our cranium as three—reptile, mammalian, and human neo-cortex—then we actually …

4 Powerful Ways To Awaken Your Life's Purpose

Nietzsche said, "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."<p>If you're feeling tired, burned out, or just stuck, awakening your sense of "why" can be a powerful way to build resilience and thrive. A strong sense of purpose is the everyday awareness and conscious acknowledgment that you …

Happiness

Be careful about what we shouldn’t automate - even if we can, says futurist

Businesses are confusing efficiency with their real goal, says Gerd Leonhard, a leading voice on digital transformation, who also warns about …

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The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Mark Zuckerberg Says That People Should Read These 23 Books During Their Lifetime

This reading list focuses on exploring 'different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies.'<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a single mission: to connect people around the world.<p>It's one reason why he decided to launch a Facebook-based book club last year, with a reading list that focused on …

Books

Scientists say people can accurately judge how trustworthy you are just by looking at your face

The question is: When it comes to judging people by their looks, are those assumptions accurate?<p>A number of researchers have looked at how we determine people's trustworthiness based only on their face, and come up with different verdicts. Some scientists say it's possible to draw accurate …

Psychology

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

Gravitational Waves

A science-backed 21-day program to be happier, healthier, and more successful

You don't necessarily need to resolve to change your life at the New Year — you can do it any time. But faced with unlimited advice and little time to spare, it's hard to know where to start.<p>The following 21-day self-improvement program is designed for busy people. It features a few habits that …

Cell-Phone Distracted Parenting Can Have Long-Term Consequences: Study

Few things require more hands-on attention than a young child. And there’s little that’s more distracting than the constant bleeping of our cells …

A regular guy's guide to improving your life with simple mindfulness habits

These range from the mental (daily meditation) to the physical (no zero workout days), the predictable (quitting TV) to the bizarre (Wim Hof breathing and cold water methods).<p>Many focused on mindfulness - being more present, more aware, and more objective.<p>I wanted to identify which behaviors and …

Self-Criticism

A Visual Guide to Slowing Down and Enjoying Every Moment

We’ve discussed why time feels like it’s flying by, and how to slow it down, especially as you get older, but this visual guide puts some of those …

There's a Scientific Reason Why You're Ignoring People, Study Says

A person can become temporarily deaf to environmental sounds when engaged in a visual task, according to new research.<p>The very small study, published …

You Should Know How The Male Brain Reacts To Handling A Gun

The evolutionary psychology of mass shootings.<p>Men commit over 85% of all homicides, 91% of all same-sex homicides and 97% of all same-sex homicides in which the victim and killer aren’t related to each other.<p>These startling statistics are driven home with each new mass shooting (though the most …

Psychology

Sex – Is It All In the Brain?

There is no doubt that our sexual behavior is controlled by our brain. The brains of males and females are different and work differently when it …

Neuroscience

18 AI researchers reveal the most impressive thing they've ever seen

This year especially, artificial intelligence (AI) has had a renaissance — Tesla pushed their self-driving autopilot out to all eligible cars, and Google and Facebook have both announced large investments in AI research.<p>The latest human jobs to be taken by robots include video game playing and …

Artificial Intelligence

9 Reasons Why What You Think About Aging Matters

Henry Ford supposedly said, "If you think you can't -- you can't. If you think you can -- you can." While that statement usually applies to reaching our goals or persevering in spite of the odds, we seldom consider it in context with aging. Yet, growing research shows that our view of aging has a …

Stereotypes