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Dogs know when they're in trouble by processing language in a similar way to humans

Understanding speech requires a specific set of skills that was, until now, thought to be uniquely human.<p>New research however has found that dogs …

Facebook’s Cyborg Virtual Assistant Is Learning from Its Trainers - MIT Technology Review

Late last month a few hundred lucky users of Facebook’s mobile messaging app got an unusual new contact to talk with: M, a virtual assistant powered …

Artificial Intelligence

Deep Learning Machine Teaches Itself Chess in 72 Hours, Plays at International Master Level - MIT Technology Review

It’s been almost 20 years since IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer beat the reigning world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, for the first time under …

The mysterious neuroscience of holy buildings - CNN Style

Written by Meera Senthilingam<p>Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind was CNN Style's guest editor for July 2015. Exploring the theme of architecture and emotion, he commissioned a series of features on the relationship between the buildings we create and the way they make us feel.<p>Picture in your …

The science behind brain farts

It happens to you all the time. You're mid-sentence during a meeting with your boss, working on <i>The New York Times</i>' crossword puzzle, typing up an …

The Brain

8 Ways To Be More Creative At Work, From The Mind Behind “Brain Games”

Your reality is more malleable than you think. In the latest season of Brain Games, host Jason Silva tells how the behavioral revelations gleaned through his series can create a happier, more productive workplace.<p>Who do you think you are?<p>More specifically, <i>when</i> are you most who you are?<p>According to …

The best advice you’ll ever hear—but probably not what you want: “Show up everyday for two years” http://t.co/KRrEuR2LBp /RT @seanwes

Want to be happy? Slow down

In 1972, Matthieu Ricard had a promising career in biochemistry, trying to figure out the secrets of E. coli bacteria. A chance encounter with …

Meditation

What speaking two languages does to the brain

There is increasing evidence that bilingualism can affect how the brain works. Older, lifelong bilinguals have demonstrated better cognitive skills …

How Improving Brain Health Boosts Your Immunity

From vaccinations at your doctor's office to that bottle of echinacea at the health food store, a lot of health care is centered on your immune …

Here's how Zen meditation changed Steve Jobs' life and sparked a design revolution

When Steve Jobs showed up at the San Francisco airport at the age of 19, his parents didn’t recognize him.<p>Jobs, a Reed College dropout, had just …

How Gratitude Beats Materialism

Now that we’re a week into 2015, most of us have come down from the buzz of the holidays and returned to life as normal. And after spending weeks, if …

Muscle Strength Is in the Mind

A new study found that just imagining arm exercises created a tangible effect on the body.<p>“If there are jocks on one side, and it’s a confrontation, the other side, by definition, has to be nerds,” David Anderegg wrote of what he calls the “archetypal struggle” in <i>Nerds: Who They Are and Why We Need</i> …

The Brain

Here's How Zen Meditation Changed Steve Jobs' Life And Sparked A Design Revolution

Jobs, a Reed College dropout, had just spent a few months in India.<p>He had gone to meet the region's contemplative traditions — Hinduism, Buddhism — and the Indian sun had darkened his skin a few shades.<p>The trip changed him in less obvious ways, too.<p>Although you couldn't predict it then, his travels …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

11 Reasons People Are Obsessed With Shake Shack

The quickly expanding company filed for a $100 million initial public offering on Monday.<p>Shake Shack is known for long lines at its 34 locations in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Massachusetts. The brand has also been expanding domestically (with new locations in …

Stop Making 'Workaholics' a Dirty Word

I’ve been saddened, okay angered, by the change in how we treat our hard workers.<p>When I was growing up in the 1950s, people who worked long hours …

AMAZON: Here's The Final Tally For All The Insane Shopping Everyone Did This Holiday Season

Amazon just published its annual post-Christmas press release.<p>These are always packed with interesting nuggets. Here are a few things that popped out:<p>Those were some of the highlights. If you want to pick through it yourself, here's the entire release:

Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …