Jaime Thomas

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How to Quickly Identify and Delete iPhone Apps You Don't Use Anymore

When it comes to giving new apps a try, I’m a pretty easy sell. I’ll download almost any app from the App Store someone has convinced me has a use …

Apps

'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

Anthony Bourdain

Are You Shy or Introverted? Science Says This Is the Difference Between Them

It's surprising, but makes sense.<p>Shyness and introversion have long been confused. Some people who are introverted resent being called shy, and vice versa. Others use the two terms interchangeably.<p>Yet many psychologists argue that there's a major and compelling difference between the two states. …

Psychology

Yale Research Confirms What You've Always Suspected: Nobody Is Normal

We're all weirdos, science has confirmed, and that's something to celebrate.<p>Every day, millions of people around the world ask Google some variation of the question, "Am I normal?" Burdened by shame, we turn to the internet to figure out if our behavior, our bodies, and our deepest emotions mark us …

Psychology

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance

Looking for a burst of motivation when the going gets tough? These inspirational quotes will help you keep pursuing your dreams.<p>Without a doubt, a key quality every successful person has is perseverance: the grit and drive and will to keep pushing forward in spite of challenges and …

Motivation

The 9 terms and phrases you need to know if you think you're being manipulated

Knowing the right words to deal with these people can give you the strength to stand up to them or walk away. In the cases of romantic relationships, manipulation is probably a sign of an abusive relationship, so the best thing to do is to run fast and far away.<p>Once equipped with the terms, it can …

9 things everyone should know about liars

You are lied to dozens of times every day.<p>From little white lies such as people telling you they are doing great when in fact they are having a terrible day to serious lies from loved ones and employers that have the potential to change your life, being able to understand when, why and how people …

Xbox One X vs. PC: Can a bare-bones rig beat out Microsoft's new console?

The Xbox One X was Microsoft's big announcement during their E3 2017 press conference. But teraflops and specs aside, most people are concerned about …

Xbox One X

Researchers uncover algorithm which may solve human intelligence

If we have the algorithm, we also have the key to true artificial intelligence.<p>The key element which separates today's artificial intelligence (AI) …

Artificial Intelligence

These 4 Things Kill Relationships

This article originally appeared on Time and Barking Up the Wrong Tree.<p>John Gottman can listen to a couple for 5 minutes and determine, with 91% …

What You Can Do When You Can't Stop Thinking About Something

There are only two things you can truly control—your thoughts and your behavior. No one else can choose either one of those for you. But sometimes …

The 50 Best Sci-Fi Films of the 21st Century Thus Far

In a medium founded on expanding one’s imagination and perception of reality, no genre does it better than science fiction. We’ve come a long way …

The Biggest Question About The Beginning Of The Universe

Our Universe is expanding, getting less dense and cooling today, teaching us that it was hotter and denser in the distant past. If we extrapolate backwards in time, we can reach epochs where:<p>gravitation hadn’t yet had time to collapse matter into clusters, galaxies or even stars,<br>• the temperature of …

What Causes Love to Go Away?

Q<p>What does it take to sustain a happy and successful relationship/marriage?<p>A<p>Although the differences between men and women have been much emphasized, …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Five Practices of New Friendship We Should Introduce in Dating

You hear it time and again, "I just want to fall in love with my best friend." But the second we start talking to a potential date, we do anything but treat them like a new friend. I have long been puzzled by this, yet it seems universally true. When we meet a potential new friend at a dinner …

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

3 Reasons Why Online Dating Is a Treadmill You Can't Get Off

How many hours do you put in with someone you may never meet?<p>How much of your life have you wasted on texts, chats and emails that go absolutely nowhere?<p>The truth is, online dating is an social treadmill designed by the dating sites to keep you engaged in the process. As long as you're engaged in …

Your PS Vita deserves to live again

There's no PS Vita 2 on the horizon. So now what? There are a whole bunch of reasons why the now three year-old handheld may not be the mega-hit that Sony hoped for. As <i>Kotaku's</i> elaborated on already, the company isn't completely blameless, but that isn't to say there aren't plenty of reasons to …

What marijuana really does to your brain

Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Neuroscience found that marijuana does not …

19 Bad Habits You Should Drop Before You Turn 30

Baby, it's time to let go of that bad blood.

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

The true story of Grand Theft Auto is a tale worth telling

Soon after the BBC announced its intention to make a film about Grand Theft Auto, I read a few tweets and comments expressing disappointment about the planned production.<p>Some are underwhelmed that the film, due in the fall, will tell the story of <i>the making</i> of the GTA games, rather than providing a …

Grand Theft Auto

Rockstar’s story: The making of Grand Theft Auto is getting a 90-minute scripted drama from the BBC

Gaming is about to get its <i>The Social Network.</i><p>The British Broadcasting Company announced today that it is making a 90-minute dramatic film that tells story of how developer Rockstar Games rose to prominence through its megapopular Grand Theft Auto games. It is part of the BBC’s <i>Make It Digital</i> …

10 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Chromecast

Someone put a new Chromecast for you under the tree, or maybe you just bought one for yourself to finally bring Netflix to your TV. You unpacked it, …

Rationing ravens and merciful monkeys: can animals be altruistic?

Bernd Heinrich was on a hike through the woods of New England when he observed something which would go on to change our perception of animal psychology.<p>A group of ravens had gathered to feed on a dead moose. But rather than choosing to keep the bounty for themselves, they were making a strange …