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Scaleway Now Provides Crazy Cheap VPS-Like Servers For $3.40 Per Month

Online.net’s Scaleway is an interesting beast in the cloud hosting world. Instead of building a virtual cloud hosting infrastructure that competes directly with Amazon Web Services, DigitalOcean and other VPS providers, the company designed its own ARM-based servers.<p>And that’s why the company can …

Cloud Computing

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Nutrition

Attention: A Muscle to Strengthen

A doctor's recommendations for mental health evoke more philosophy than biology.<p>"Today is Thursday, the day of Meaning."<p>That's the message at the very top of the page. And from there down, almost everything about Amit Sood's website, stressfree.org, is couched in the self-help jargon that …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

When G.M. Was Google

The art of the corporate devotional.<p>One Friday afternoon a dozen years ago, Larry Page, one of the founders of Google, posted on the wall of the office kitchen a printed-out screenshot of Google ad results, with “These Ads Suck!” scrawled on it. Google’s AdWords engine was supposed to serve up ads …

Behind the scenes of a 'shocking' new study on human altruism

How much money would you give up to prevent a stranger’s pain? And how does this compare to what you’d pay to prevent your own pain?<p>With colleagues at University College London I addressed this question in a recent study. We were interested in quantifying how much people care about others, relative …

Sitting All Day Can Make Everything Hurt, But There's A Way To Fix It

Typically, when we think about enduring an injury, we imagine we have to <i>do something</i> -- and usually do it <i>wrong</i> -- to bring on the pain.<p>But sometimes discomfort is due to doing nothing whatsoever. Case in point: Sitting at your sedentary desk job.<p>Spending too much time sitting has been linked to a …

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can …

Self-improvement

TV Shows Based on Movies: Often Doomed

Titles like Big, Rush Hour, and Minority Report are in small-screen production, but they may not be the safe bets that Hollywood hopes they are.<p>After years of hearing talk about how TV is now better than film, the movie industry is finally getting its revenge—by taking over television.<p>In a flurry …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

1. Curry

Turmeric, the spice that gives curry and mustard their yellow color, contains a chemical called curcumin that’s the subject of numerous neurologic studies right now. Research has shown curcumin’s ability to boost memory, slow the progression of Alzheimer's and stimulate neurogenesis, which is the …

Alzheimer's Disease

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

D-Wave CEO: Our Next Quantum Processor Will Make Computer Science History (Video)

In a joint interview, D-Wave's Vern Brownell and DFJ's Steve Jurvetson discuss the weird world of quantum computing.<p>Things get weird at the atomic scale.<p>The rules of classical physics governing the objects we can see and touch break down. Particles can occupy two places at once or connect across …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Man Sues Airline After Landing in Grenada Rather Than Granada

It was a booking mistake off by one letter but nearly 4,000 miles.<p>When a North Bethesda, Maryland, dentist planned a trip to Portugal for a conference last September, he decided he'd quickly swing by Granada, Spain, to see the famed Alhambra and other historical sites.<p>But carrier British Airways …

4 Ways to Keep Going When You're about to Give Up | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Firstly, I admire you for deciding to achieve great things with your life; it takes courage to even start. However, you may have been able to pick …

Motivation

Is Some Tech Too Addictive?

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. He writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com.</i><p>Addiction can be a difficult thing to see. From outward appearances, Dr. Zoe Chance looked fine. A professor at the Yale …

Write Code Every Day

Last fall, work on my coding side projects came to a head: I wasn’t making adequate progress and I couldn’t find a way to get more done without …

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

What's Your Starbucks Name?

A not-so-foolproof way to avoid confusion when ordering coffee: assume an alter ego<p>It was approximately 8:55 am last Friday morning when a stranger asked for my name. I was in a long line at Starbucks, and our conversation started with raised eyebrows from her—the barista—followed by my drink …

17-Year-Old Daydreamer’s Surreal Escape

Belgium-based photographer Ian Komac captures and creates surreal scenes both in nature and indoors. The 17-year-old photo enthusiast has been honing his craft from a young age, continually growing his skill set in photography and photo manipulation. Following the completion of his final school …

Photography

The Unread: The Mystery of the Voynich Manuscript

Stored away in the rare-book library at Yale University is a late-medieval manuscript written in a cramped but punctilious script and illustrated with lively line drawings that have been painted over, at times crudely, with washes of color. These illustrations range from the fanciful (legions of …

First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist

<i>Update: New Scientist reported Feb. 25, 2015, that Canavero will announce at a conference in June a project to make the first human head transplant possible by 2017.</i><p>Technical barriers to grafting one person’s head onto another person’s body can now be overcome, says Dr. Sergio Canavero, a member of …

Cleveland Clinic

Woman Drinks Coke Instead Of Water For 16 Years

A real-life Super Size Me, only for 16 years instead of a month. Want to take a guess what happens to your body?<p>A 31-year-old Monaco woman was recently admitted to the hospital after suffering arrhythmia and fainting spells. Her potassium levels were found to be absurdly, dangerously low. These are …

SPARX: The game that treats depression finds a publisher, planned for this fall

SPARK finds a publisher<p><i>SPARX</i> — a fantasy role-playing game designed by the University of Auckland to teach young people with depression how to manage and overcome their condition — has found a publisher and distributor, it was announced today.<p>The game first came to the attention of the public when …