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Scientists Link ‘Cat Parasite' to Common Human Neurological Disorders

A new study shows that <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i>—a brain parasite often transmitted to humans by cats—triggers various changes in the human brain which …

Researchers say you can enjoy the benefits of a good night’s sleep even if you’ve barely rested

If you’re constantly blaming your bad mood or scattered mind on a bad night’s sleep, it may be time to rethink. Research suggests the amount of sleep you <i>think</i> you got can be more important than actual shut-eye.<p>A 2014 study on “placebo sleep” found that when people were told they’d had a good …

3 Things You Should Stop Doing to Turn On Your Creative Brain

These are pretty routine activities for most entrepreneurs--and they're not helpful.<p>If you read any of my articles you would know that I don't believe that some people were born more creative than others. I don't believe that introverts are more creative than extroverts, or vice versa. In fact, …

The Only Thing You Need to Know to Get Things Done

Breaking down, step by step, the ruthless art of prioritization.<p>One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time.<p>Can you really blame us?<p>Every time you look at your phone, dozens of pings, notifications and …

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

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Secret #1: They focus on minutes, not hours.

Average performers default to hours and half-hour blocks on their calendar. Highly successful people know there are 1,440 minutes in every day and there is nothing more valuable than time. Money can be lost and made again, but time spent can never be reclaimed. As legendary Olympic gymnast Shannon …

Toxic additive BPA found in 2/3 of canned foods

Endocrine-disrupting chemical Bisphenol-A was found in 67 percent of canned food products of top brands – including Campbell's and Del Monte – …

Bernie Sanders As A Democratic Capitalist

Not surprisingly, there is no more important issue to me than the economy. Not only are there obvious benefits to growth in terms of material comforts, but it is also conducive to the creation of a society in which people are tolerant, generous, and cooperative. When folks struggle, they are prone …

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Secret Teacher: I refuse to let the negativity in teaching bring me down

There’s no doubt teaching faces huge problems. But we won’t be able to change anything unless we start shouting about how great the profession is<p>A few years ago, I did the unthinkable as a teacher. I cancelled my membership to the union and the education press.<p>I always tell my students “surround …

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

By Daniel Miller<p>In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of …

Of Course Internet Trolls Instantly Made Microsoft's Twitter Robot Racist and Sexist

What a time to be alive.<p>Less than 24 hours after its launch, Microsoft has taken Tay, its artificial intelligence chatbot, offline. The program, which was meant to study how 18-to-24 year olds speak on the web, appeared on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter, and it sent over 96,000 Tweets …

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JK Rowling reveals cringe-worthy rejection letter telling her to join writing class

They have been some of the most painful career mistakes in history: the record-label which turned down the Beatles, the editor who told Walt Disney he lacked imagination, and the publishers who rejected <b>J K Rowling.</b><p>The misery of the latter has today been compounded after <b>Rowling</b> shared the painful …

5 Nuggets of Wisdom That Guarantee Success in Life and Work

Success is often defined by power, prestige and profit. Yet many who achieve these status symbols eventually ask: "Is this all there is?" How disappointing it must be to invest so much time and energy in achieving challenging results only to realize your ladder of success has been leaning up …

Is Singularity Near?

Truls Unholt Contributor<p>Truls Unholt is the founder of the consulting firm Theory & Practice.<p>OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company, announced itself to the world on December 11, 2015. With $1 billion in funding from high-profile investors, such as Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman and …

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil. With the fact that he takes 150 pills a day and is intravenously injected on a weekly basis with a dizzying list of vitamins, dietary supplements, and substances that sound about as scientifically effective as face cream: coenzyme Q10, …

The Internet Will Become Self-Aware When Aliens Wake It Up

An extraterrestrial intelligence would have many reasons to make the human internet self-aware.<p>Most people agree the internet is not consciously alive (though my two-year old daughter, who's addicted to internet games, disagrees). Currently, the internet accepts inputs and is pretty good at …

12 exercises for a better night's sleep

When it comes to your health, getting the right amount of sleep may be the most important thing you can do for your body and mind. Maybe you eat healthy and exercise an hour (or even two) a day, but those pale in comparison to sleep, something you spend one-third of your life doing. Unfortunately, …

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10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics

The study of physics is the study of the universe—and more specifically, just how the hell the universe works. It is without a doubt the most …