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There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

Telepathy is real

How do we transmit information from one person to another?<p>(Inside Science) -- Now, I don’t want to alarm anyone, but telepathy, the act of transferring thoughts into someone else’s head is now real. As in, published-in-academic-papers real. People have now telepathically communicated with each …

12 Online Classes to Build Intellectual Character

01<p>of 08<p>What Is Intellectual Character?<p>The biggest mistake learners make is viewing intelligence as a fixed attribute. You’re either smart or you’re …

Discover “Unpaywall,” a New (and Legal) Browser Extension That Lets You Read Millions of Science Articles Normally Locked Up Behind Paywalls

Earlier this month, Impactstory, a nonprofit supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, launched, …

National Science Foundation

The dreaming brain may provide scientists with a never-before-seen window into consciousness

If you've seen the movie "Get Out," you're probably familiar with "the Sunken Place." If not, here's a quick summary: The main character, Chris (played by Daniel Kaluuya), gets hypnotized by his girlfriend's mother, Missy (played by Catherine Keener). By methodically stirring her tea, Missy lands …

Consciousness

This Japanese word connecting mind, body, and spirit is also driving scientific discovery

In Japanese, there are three words for “heart”: <i>shinzou,</i> which refers to the physical organ, <i>ha-to</i>, which is the Anglicized word for a love heart, and <i>kokoro</i>, which means… well, that’s more difficult to explain.<p><i>“Kokoro</i> is well understood in Japanese, but difficult to explain in English,” says …

Consciousness

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

From Mind Control to Curing Brain Diseases, a Neuroscience Revolution Is Coming

If the idea of physicalism is correct — that all of our mental states can be described in purely physical terms — then neuroscience is not only the …

Aliens May Have Already Come Into Contact With Humans, Harvard Professor Says

A Harvard academic believes that humanity is misinterpreting a certain radio signal -- and it could be aliens.<p>A Harvard University academic believes …

Area 51 Location - The Real Story Behind the Myth of Area 51

There are no aliens at America's most famous top-secret military base, but what is there is just as interesting.<p>In the middle of the barren Nevada desert, there's a dusty unmarked road that leads to the front gate of Area 51. It's protected by little more than a chain link fence, a boom gate, and …

Paranormal

37 Free Online Marketing and Social Media Classes to Elevate Your Skills

Where can you go for the best, most useful marketing information? Check out these free resources.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I first started out with digital marketing, I was blown away by the sheer amount of online marketing resources and social media classes.<p>I read hundreds of …

Stop Waiting for Your Billion-Dollar Idea and Do This Instead

Conventional wisdom says that if entrepreneurs want to be successful they should strive to create breakthrough tech products in new and huge …

Startups

The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write

“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead.<p>I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and …

What Our Internal Voices Say About Ourselves

What are you thinking? If you’re anything like me, you’ll spend much of your waking life busy with an internal stream of chatter—a silent dialogue …

Japanese culture and lean culture: not always the same thing

<b>FEATURE – How many times do we hear people say lean is not for them because “it’s a Japanese thing”? After spending 18 months in Japan, the author</b> …

Japan