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First happiness genes have been located: Genetic overlap between happiness, depression discovered

Genetic overlap between happiness, depression discovered<p>For the first time in history, researchers have isolated the parts of the human genome that …

What I learned by waking up at 4:30 a.m. for 21 days

The challenge was simple: waking up 21 consecutive workdays at 4:30 a.m., a challenge I gave the name of #21earlydays. I was already used to waking up early (6 a.m. almost every day), but this time I wanted to go further. I wanted to test myself and be more aware of my own limits. And at the same …

Time Management

How less stuff could make us happier – and fix stagnation

Bank of England blogger suggests Buddhism-inspired trend of mindfulness is teaching consumers that less is more<p>Has western society reached “peak stuff”? If reports that once-insatiable shoppers are starting to cut back are true, what are the consequences for the old economic theory that more …

If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy?

Talking Money with superstar business school prof Raj Raghunathan<p>Raj Raghunathan asks a provocative question right in the title of his new book: <i>If</i> …

The Not-So-Secret Secret to Happiness: Be Kinder to Yourself, Okay?

Sometimes the study of human behavior appears to yield “new findings” that most people feel like they already know. For an example of this, consider …

Your complete guide to avoiding procrastination and getting sh*t done

All of us procrastinate in one way or another.<p>I’m sure we can all remember putting off studying for that dreadful exam or thesis paper in college. But you’re not alone.<p>Over 25 percent of Americans think of themselves as chronic procrastinators, which is up from only five percent in 1978.<p>Before we …

A New Crop of Marijuana Geneticists Sets Out to Build Better Weed

The marijuana analytics company Steep Hill doesn’t smell dank, or skunky, or “loud”—unless you happen to arrive when a client is dropping off a …

Accidental breakthrough could lead to batteries that last 400 times longer

The problem with modern rechargeable lithium battery technology – well, one of the <i>many</i> problems – is that over time, the materials on the inside …

Study Suggests the Fun Part of Global Warming Will End Soon

So far, global warming seems pretty OK. On Christmas, I took a walk around the neighborhood with my family and didn’t even wear a coat. It was great. …

Large Hadron Collider can be 'world's biggest rain meter'

<b>The LHC is not just the world's most powerful particle accelerator, it could also be its biggest rain meter, scientists say.</b><p>They are investigating tiny changes in the length of the collider's 27km-circumference ring, which occur on a daily and a seasonal basis.<p>The short cycle is explained by normal …

Physics

10 reasons atheists do it better

Although the exact number is hard to pin down, an estimated 13% of the world identifies as atheist. While believing or not believing in a God is a …

Religion

Comment on Ray Kurzweil Predicts Three Technologies Will Define Our Future by Personal Bankruptcy Information | Mega Tech Software

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Ray Kurzweil

This Curse-Laden Guided Meditation Will Help You Give Fewer F*cks

Peace, love, and eff off.<p>In a perfect world, meditation is all soft smiles, cooing voices, perfect posture, and no flinching. Heck, in a perfect world, you probably wouldn't even need meditation.<p>But this is the real world, people—and to deal with it, you may need something a bit …

Will we know extraterrestrial life when we see it?

In a 1967 episode of <i>Star Trek</i>, Captain Kirk and crew investigated the mysterious murders of miners on the planet Janus VI. The killer, it turned out, …

NASA's latest video may be the most beautiful thing you see today

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA has released a video shot in space of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena and it is, quite frankly, phenomenal.<p>The five-minute clip, produced for NASA TV by Harmonic and released on Apr 17, uses time lapses shot from the International Space Station and shows the dancing …

Northern Lights

Cyborg America: inside the strange new world of basement body hackers

Shawn Sarver took a deep breath and stared at the bottle of Listerine on the counter. “A minty fresh feeling for your mouth... cures bad breath,” he repeated to himself, as the scalpel sliced open his ring finger. His left arm was stretched out on the operating table, his sleeve rolled up past the …

Big Science is broken

Science is broken.<p>That's the thesis of a must-read article in <i>First Things</i> magazine, in which William A. Wilson accumulates evidence that a lot of …

Great news for coffee drinkers about caffeine and your heart

Coffee can sometimes get a bad reputation. While most people love it for the delectably bitter taste and added jolt of caffeine, there are many who …

7 Tricks to Actually Stick to Your #Goals

You already have more willpower than you think. But who doesn't need a little extra?<p>Your #goals are manifold: Eat better, drink less, learn French, run a half marathon, save money. If only you had superhuman willpower, right?<p>You're not giving yourself enough credit, says Katharina Bernecker, PhD, a …

best cloud storage

Free cloud storage incl Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud MSE.<br>Best free online storage. Free instant-access online storage. Google Drive: 15GB …

5 Reasons Learning To Say “F*ck It” Is Really, Really Important

You're reading 5 Reasons Learning To Say “F*ck It” Is Really, Really Important, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Los Angeles

Our Generation Ships Will Sink

Physically, the main issue is that the stars are too far away.<p>This problem has been finessed in many science fiction stories by the introduction of …

Robots may be headed to Alpha Centauri, but humans probably won't ever follow

A group including Russian billionaire Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking want to send a fleet of iPhone-sized robots to our 4.37 light-years-distant neighbor star Alpha Centauri. The project, dubbed "Breakthrough Starshot," could cost as much as $10 billion and take decades to complete — including a …

Did comets kick-start life on Earth? Chemists find missing piece of puzzle

The origin of life on Earth has been a matter of intense debate throughout human history. Even today, scientists don’t know whether the molecular …

The immortalist: Uploading the mind to a computer

<b>While many tech moguls dream of changing the way we live with new smart devices or social media apps, one Russian internet millionaire is trying to change nothing less than our destiny, by making it possible to upload a human brain to a computer, reports Tristan Quinn.</b><p>"Within the next 30 years," …

Singularity

Künstliche Intelligenz: Rose: "Wir haben die Büchse der Pandora geöffnet" | ZEIT ONLINE

<b>Rose:</b> Zurück zu Künstlicher Intelligenz ... Danke Ihnen. Es wird viel Aufhebens darum gemacht, ob Künstliche Intelligenz eines Tages die …