Hassan Shahid

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The big problem with one of the most popular assumptions about the poor

In the late 1960s, Walter Mischel, a researcher at Stanford University, invited several hundred children to participate in a game in which they were given a choice: They could eat one sweet right away, or wait and have two a little later. Initially, the goal was simple: to see how and why people …

Psychology

Noam Chomsky Wants You to Wake Up From the American Dream

Noam Chomsky speaks in Portland, Maine, on April 24, 2010. (Photo: Cloud2013)<p>If you’ve just seen Michael Moore’s movie and are wondering how in the …

Middle-class

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

This is how I lost my faith: Science helped, yes — but finally I accepted the holy texts were written by man

<b>(mikhail via Shutterstock)</b><p>I thought religion and sacred texts held absolute truth handed down from God. I was so powerfully wrong<p>Shulem Deen<p>June 14, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir”<p>Among people who lose faith, I would later learn, many point to scientific …

Some Right-Wing Europeans Say Islam Hasn't Contributed to Western Culture. Here's Why They're Wrong.

One of the right-wing tropes about Islam in Europe, which is making alarming inroads into the mainstream, is that it represents a "culture of backwardness, of retardedness, of barbarism" and has made no contribution to Western civilization. Islam provides an easy target considering that some 3,000 …

Ancient Greek Energy Storage Technology Challenges Tesla's Batteries

A technology used in ancient Greece to power clocks and fire a cannon is undergoing a revival as the world searches for better ways to store energy …

Clean Energy

The most racist places in America, according to Google

Where do America's most racist people live? "The rural Northeast and South," suggests a new study just published in PLOS ONE.<p>The paper introduces a novel but makes-tons-of-sense-when-you-think-about-it method for measuring the incidence of racist attitudes: Google search data. The methodology comes …

How the Ottomans Ruined the 20th Century

World War I was only a global conflict when the Ottoman Empire joined the fray. Those consequences—from genocide to new borders—are still felt …

17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous.<p>There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards -- like not hiring anyone who …

Employment

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

Electrical Brain Stimulation Helps People Learn Math Faster

Just about everyone wishes they were better at math. But studying and practicing is so difficult and boring that very few people do it. If only there …

Tiny countries that pack a big punch

Size isn't everything. Here are ten of the smallest countries in the world. Some of them are rarely visited, except by travellers collecting visa stamps. Most are islands, often far flung. Their wealth varies, from nearly the highest per capita GDP to nearly the lowest, but all still manage to …

European Travel

How plants respond to positive vibes: 'Talking' mechanism is a mystery

Studies show that basil gives a boost to chili peppers, while fennel is a real bummer. The effect has been seen even when the plants are sealed off from each other with sheets of black plastic. So does that mean that the plants are "talking" to each other through subtle vibrations? That's the kind …

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: The Journey Begins

<b>Day 1</b>.<p>On Tuesday morning, I emptied my wallet of all of the cash and credit cards before I left my house. Many journalists have been writing about the mechanics of buying Bitcoin and the resulting heart palpitations as they watched the dramatic rises and falls in the digital currency’s worth over …

These Are The 25 Best-Selling iPhone Apps Of All Time

It's closing in on 50 billion apps downloaded. Just last year it was at 25 billion apps downloaded.<p>To celebrate, it listed the top 25 all-time paid apps. These lists are always fun to flip through.<p>One thing that stands out: How many early apps are on the list. There aren't a lot of recent …

Me, Me, Me: People Who Overuse The First-Person Singular Are More Depressed

A new study links first-person singular pronouns to relationship problems and higher rates of depression.<p>Researchers in Germany have found that people who frequently use first-person singular words like "I," "me," and "myself," are more likely to be depressed and have more interpersonal problems …

Your Off-the-Beaten-Path Tuscany Itinerary

We love to travel, but let’s face it…we don’t always love other travelers. As long as there’s been a beaten path, travelers have been trying to get …

Korea Pageant Contestants All Look Strikingly Similar, Commenters Find (PHOTOS)

Do Korean beauty pageants have a Photoshop problem? A plastic surgery problem? Both?<p>The commenters on Reddit seem to think something's amiss. On Wednesday, a Japanese blog published a series of photos of Korean pageant contestants, which were then posted by Redditor ShenTheWise with the caption, …

Why No Giant Mammals?

Scientists Inject Human Brain Cells Into Mice, Make Them Smarter

And you thought it was all about the neurons.<p>In an experiment that might seem like something only a mad scientist would conjure, researchers injected …

10 Apps That Made My Life Better

The Most Romantic Hotels Of The South (PHOTOS)

Romance is alive and well below the Mason-Dixon line, where Southern charm makes everything seem more lovable. Couples looking for a romantic getaway will be satisfied no matter their taste, considering that the region boasts both gorgeous antebellum mansions and modern luxury stays. Choosing the …

Beautiful roads around the World (23 pictures)

There are certain roads around the world that go above and beyond average. They’re so sceni that traveling them is a true adventure.<p><b>Like it? Share it!</b>

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

How Carbon Capture Technology Can Almost Turn CO2 Into Cash

But that algae needs its own power source — in the form of carbon dioxide, or CO2 — to produce the jet fuel.<p>That's where Columbia professors Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger come in.<p>Their company, Global Thermostat, has developed a technology Chichilnisky says can suck carbon dioxide out …

'Tom Was Lestat For Me': Authors Who Loved the Film Versions of Their Books

Authors are notorious for hating the movie adaptations of their work, but Philip K. Dick, Dennis Lehane, Anne Rice and others found themselves pleasantly surprised.<p>Warner Bros.<p><b>Movies That Quietly Spawned TV Shows</b><p>Last week, <i>Flavorwire</i> had a good laugh at the recently uncovered notes from the …