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Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience

A groundbreaking book by historian Yuval Harari claims that artificial intelligence and genetic enhancements will usher in a world of inequality and powerful elites. How real is the threat?<p>The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become …

Singularity

How To Accurately Judge Someone’s Intelligence

A psychologist explains why “real life is the ultimate IQ test.”<p>What is the essence of intelligence? Answers vary, but it comes down to how well you adapt to your environment—to the degree of skill and ingenuity you bring to that challenge. And in a world dominated by abstract concepts, complex …

AP EXPLAINS: Why burkini swimsuits are causing controversy

PARIS (AP) — French mayors are drawing international anger for banning the burkini, an all-encompassing swimsuit worn by a small minority of Muslim women. The Associated Press explains the core of the controversy.<p>WHAT ARE BURKINIS?<p>They're a recent retail invention, not a religious requirement in …

Here Comes the Brexit-Era British Economy in Hard Numbers

Weaker demand, slower growth, faster inflation -- that’s the U.K. economy that the Bank of England sees in its crystal ball after the nation voted …

Economics

9 Ways to Convince (or Trick) Yourself to Start Working Out

If you're having trouble finding the time or energy to exercise, here are some practical strategies to increase exercise behavior and motivation.

Bodyweight Exercise

The longer The Time For Someone to Reply Your Text, The Less They Like You, Explains Psychologist

Imagine you've met someone you really like. You talk to them, you feel there is a connection, you've somehow gotten their number and you've bravely …

52 Easy Yet Highly Effective Ways to Motivate Yourself

If you can't seem to find yourself motivated because of several reasons, take a deep breath and try to motivate yourself with these simple yet …

TED Talks

The True Secret To Staying Young

To remain engaged and excited by reading, writing, and by life itself, says a seasoned novelist, we must constantly seek to discover the new, to …

Flannery O'Connor

Meet The Man Who Lives Normally With Damage to 90% of His Brain

The father of two lives a normal life.<p>A French man who lives a relatively normal, healthy life - despite damaging 90 percent of his brain - is …

The Brain

8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

Books