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The single most effective step to start getting rich, from a 78-year-old personal finance classic

Their wealth all started with one emotion, he argues: <b>desire.</b><p>"Wishing will not bring riches," he writes in "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his interviews with Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and hundreds of other successful people.<p>"But desiring riches with a state of mind …

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

The little-known eating disorder your picky kids could have

Does your child prefer bland foods with minimal texture or flavour? Are foods such as pasta, soup and bread a staple in your home? Does your child drink an excessive amount of milk, or prefer cheese and crackers to other foods? Is there a lack of colour in your child's diet? Do you struggle daily …

White House Lifts Restrictions On Marijuana Research

More information about its medicinal properties may be on the horizon<p>Marijuana may be one of the most popular drugs in the world, but marijuana is notoriously difficult to research, particularly in the United States. Access to cannabis plants for research is tightly controlled, the official supply …

Earth is on track for a mass extinction, and humans are to blame, study says

Today's animal species are disappearing at a rate up to 100 times higher than they did in the past <b>--</b> and humans are responsible, a new study warns.<p>Since the year 1500, at least 338 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have become extinct, researchers reported Friday in the …

Lying children make better thinkers, research finds

It takes a lot of thought and memory skills to keep track of lies, psychologists at the University of Sheffield found<p>Parents who worry that their children are lying to them should not be too concerned, because it shows they have excellent memories and thinking skills, researchers have …

University of Sheffield

'Missing link' in shark evolution found in 380m-year-old Australian fossil

A 380m-year-old fossil found in Western Australia has been hailed as the “missing link” in shark evolution, revealing the marine predator has a far more sophisticated lineage than previously thought.<p>The fossilised skeleton, jaws and teeth, found at the Gogo formation in the Kimberley region of WA, …

Paleontology

Science,Legal highs,Drugs policy,Society,Politics,Neuroscience,Psychology,UK news,Drugs,Drugs,Theresa May,Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)<p>There has been considerable confusion and concern around new government plans to ban legal highs. Scientifically, the only solution is to ban the human brain<p>New …

Consciousness

Study challenges understanding of how memory functions, with researchers finding past memories could simply be ‘lost’ rather than ‘erased’<p>Researchers have gained new understanding on the workings of amnesia through research that used light to revive lost memories in mice, a study published Thursday …

The Brain

What Work Will Look Like In 2025

The experts weigh in on the future of work a decade from now.<p>Anyone who grew up with the notion that we’d all have jet packs and robot housekeepers by 2015 knows that predicting the future is a risky business. But as technology continues to develop and various trends, demographic shifts, and other …

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

Breakfast

Senate committee backs measure to allow VA to recommend medical pot

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other chronic pain issues may be able to ask their VA doctors for a new treatment soon: medical marijuana.<p>Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to back the Veterans Equal Access Amendment. Under the measure, Veterans Affairs …

Are You Smarter Than A 15-Year-Old?

"How well do today's schools prepare for tomorrow's world?"<p>That's the question in a new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. This group administers the Program for International Student Assessment to 15-year-olds in 75 countries. The goal is to find out whether …

Education

The Interview: Bill Gates on philanthropy and optimism

The billionaire on how he and Canada work together, the setbacks Ebola represents—and why he has a positive outlook<p>Bill Gates is still best known as …

Bill Gates

Augmented Reality Is Coming To Your Windshield

A holographic heads-up display ships later this year<p>There are heads-up displays out there already that project things like speed or turn-by-turn directions on the windshield. Some of them come directly from the manufacturer, some of them are aftermarket add-ons, but none of them incorporate …

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

Singularity

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.<p>And yet after years of efforts, we …

How Cuba Could Help Prevent Lung Cancer In The U.S.

Cigars aren't the island nation's only export<p>For the U.S., reestablishing diplomatic relations with Cuba means more than imports of the world’s best cigars—it could mean a better way to stop their damage. Cuban scientists spent decades developing a lung cancer vaccine, called Cimavax. Now …

There’s New Evidence About How Life on Earth Began

How did life on Earth start? Did it emerge from the primordial ooze as is popularly believed, or did it land here from a comet or some other …

​Teaching a Computer Not to Forget

One of the keys to unlocking artificial intelligence will be to figure out why biological brains are so good at remembering old skills—even when learning new things.<p>Imagine if every time you learned something new, you completely forgot how to do a thing you'd already learned.<p>Finally figured out …

Artificial Intelligence

This might be the best graduation speech of all time

America's colleges have already selected impressive graduation speakers this year, but it's going to be hard for even Tim Cook and Samantha Power to outshine history's greatest commencement speech.<p>Although the choice is obviously subjective in nature, we noticed one speech that repeatedly makes …

What It Takes To Change Your Brain's Patterns After Age 25

Most of our brain’s patterns are solidified by our mid-20s, but it’s possible to change your brain’s pathways and patterns with these methods.<p>“In most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again.”<p>That quote was made famous by Harvard psychologist …

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Meet The Father-Son Team Making $1.3 Million On YouTube

9-year-old Evan and his dad have turned their love of toys into a seven-figure YouTube business.<p>Ask any parent how they would like to spend their days, and they’ll likely give you one of three answers: “Spend more time with my kids,” “Work my dream job,” or “Solidify my family’s financial …

Family Time: 5 Cool Places to Sleep

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. No matter who you’re traveling with, here are five intriguing and unusual places to lay your head that are bound to please everyone in your brood.<p>> Glass Igloos<p><b>Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort (Finland)</b><p>No night-lights or tech toys …

Igloos

This common amino acid may protect your teeth - Futurity

An amino acid found in red meat, poultry, fish, and dairy breaks down dental plaque in lab tests. Could it help people avoid cavities and gum disease?

Energy Vampires Suck Up Home Power: 5 Ways You Can Stop Them

Your home’s gadgets and appliances, even when in “sleep” or “standby” mode, are jacking up your utility bills. Here’s what you can do.<p>Our home's gadgets and appliances—from TVs, computers and coffee makers to clothes dryers—often suck up power even when we're not using them. These energy vampires …

Energy

The race to control video games using your mind

Your next console probably won't have a brain-based controller, but the one after that might<p>Virtual reality and the ability to control things with our minds are two flights of fancy that have long enchanted scientists and sci-fi geeks alike. The first is rapidly heading toward becoming a reality …