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4 Tricks That Can Help Reduce Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a real issue for many people, and researchers say they've proved why one treatment method in particular is effective at combating it.<p>A new brain study published in the journal <i>Translational Psychiatry</i> found that people who underwent online cognitive behavioral therapy for social …

Depression

Could mini black holes power Earth? Stephen Hawking thinks so

Quick, what's the best way to provide an alternative source of energy for the Earth?<p>If you answered, "Get a mini black hole to orbit Earth," then you …

5 Things We Now Know About Successful Dating

On the one hand, the prospect of a first date fills the heart and head with a sense of possibility. On the other hand, it carries a wallop of dread, …

Relationships

Overcoming Fear and Creating a Happy Mind and Life

<b>“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair</b><p>My parents were teenagers when they had their first of three children. I was the …

Positive Thinking

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

What Is the Big Bang Theory?

The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it says the universe as we know it started with a small …

Got AdBlock on YouTube? Google will Now Punish You

Remember when YouTube started introducing ads before the video we ACTUALLY want to watch?! And how angry it made us? Well, we all went out and got …

Jack White Directs Goofy Ad for Third Man T-Shirts With Elaborate Backstory

Jack White's Third Man Records is selling a new T-shirt. It's got the label's logo on the front pocket and is available in white, gray, and black. The shirt's announcement is accompanied by an elaborate, goofy back story and a promotional film directed by White himself, which can be watched …

Jack White

Podcast #136: Boys Adrift With Dr. Leonard Sax | The Art of Manliness

During the past 10 years or so, there’s been an uptick in the number of books and newspaper articles about how young men today are floundering. Fewer …

Don't Get Hijacked By Your Unconscious Mind

The unconscious mind is responsible for 80-90 percent of our decision making! We don't always actively notice it, but it's the part of our mind that is always assessing the situation we are in and matching it with early relationships and experiences.<p>Have you ever gotten sick right before a holiday …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

7 Beers to Make Your Labor Day Better

These brews should seal a great weekend.<p>With seasonal creep already bringing pumpkin beers to the shelves, we want to take a minute to enjoy the rest of summer—and the perfect brews for the occasion. We teamed up with the folks at BeerMenus.com to pick seven beers that would make ideal companions …

Spindle Is A Social App That Encourages You To Be Selfish With Your Content

While social media platforms theoretically can be a great place to document life’s special moments, the reality is that social pressure often forces us to curate and filter our content for others, instead of focusing on ourselves.<p>Launched last week, Spindle is a social journaling app that solves …

Social Media

The Tells (for cognitive dissonance)

Today I offer you a new and probably different filter for interpreting your reality. You can try the filter in the same way you would try on a new …

How to Open a Bottle Without an Opener | The Art of Manliness

You’ve arrived at the campsite with your friends and some cold beer in the cooler, only to realize you left the bottle opener at home. Lucky for you, …

Google's new Street View app lets you upload your own 360-images

Google’s mobile Street View app is getting a big update on iOS and Android today: you can now contribute your own 360-degree photos to Google Maps.<p>It works with any cellphone using Google’s photo sphere stitching technology, but the app also now supports dedicated 360-degree cameras, like Ricoh’s …

Netflix will never have everything you want, and neither will anyone else

Stop waiting for the Spotify of movies<p>This past weekend Netflix announced that it was not renewing its streaming deal with cable channel Epix, and as a result, movies like <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i>, <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>, and <i>Transformers: Age of Extinction</i> will be disappearing from the …

Google joins other tech companies to create a new video format

Shutterstock<p>Google has teamed up with 6 other tech giants to create a next-generation video format. The partnership includes key players like Amazon, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft, Netflix and Mozilla (aside from the Search Giant), a collective which is to be named the Alliance for Open Media.<p>You may be …

Mobile Devices

Lyft Line’s Express Re-Route Feature Aims To Get You Where You’re Going Faster

Lyft has quietly added a new feature to Lyft Line, its service that lets passengers share rides with other people heading their same direction for a lower price, called Express Re-route. With this new feature, which officially rolled out exactly one week ago, Lyft Line may reassign you to a driver …

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 is twice as friendly to your battery

Qualcomm is clearly bent on drumming up hype for its Snapdragon 820 chip by drip-feeding facts, but its latest revelation is a big one. The company has revealed that the Kryo CPU at the heart of the chip is up to twice as power-efficient as the Snapdragon 810, even though it's up to two times …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Editors' Picks<p>It's easy to wear, effortlessly stylish, and is available right now at every budget.<p>14 Photos20 hours agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>We’re …

Who Am I?

<b>This is the first post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affects our sense of individuality, our interpersonal relationships, and our politics.</b><p>Confusion about fundamental notions such as selfhood, identity, and …

Day care workers busted for running 'Fight Club' for 4-year-olds

Two former New Jersey day care employees were charged earlier this week for staging fights between toddlers and publishing the results on Snapchat, …

Scientists See Four Main Stages of Human Evolution

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK—The human body has gone through four main stages of evolution, according to an international team of scientists who studied …

8 Ways To Get Smarter Every Week

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

Mindfulness

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Black Holes

The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

We’ve walked you through building your own computer before. In this post—which we’ll update periodically as prices and components change—we’ll walk …