John Copeland

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5 Simple Ways to Change Someone’s Mind

<i>This</i> <i>article</i> <i>originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p><b>Conduct an Interview</b><p>When they’re trying to change someone’s mind, people often assert their position …

"Wake Up" Your Mind To Be Happier With This Powerful Morning Ritual

A lot of people love to do affirmations first thing in the morning – to keep themselves feeling peppy and positive.<p>I myself have some favorite go-to …

Can You Prove to Us That You Eat Like a Man?

The beginning of a bold new venture in feeding yourself<p><b>Right now, in Mays Landing, N.J.,</b> there's a man who is eating like a man. It's not an accident; he's doing on purpose. This man, Ali Ahmad, 43, who coincidentally is a childhood friend of mine, has after reading this blog (and its resulting …

Nick Clegg Is David Cameron's Condom, Says Boris Johnson

Nick Clegg's job in government is to serve as David Cameron's condom, Boris Johnson has suggested.<p>Speaking during his monthly LBC radio show on …

More substance abuse with severe mental illness

Among people with severe psychiatric illness, more than 75 percent are regular smokers, 30 percent engage in binge drinking, and about half regularly …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

How life in the digital fast lane has made us lose touch with our senses

Once self-driving cars become the norm, what will we do with all that extra time? When we can sit back and let the car take the strain, what will we do during that three-hour drive to the grandparents, or the 30-minute drive to work? The reality will be that, rather than seizing those precious …

Honourable Mention

The final fate of the 8th Doctor is a mystery no more! Fans finally have the second serving of Paul McGann and the regeneration that they have been …

TV Series

Jailed Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond: 'My days of hacking are done'

Jeremy Hammond, the Anonymous hacktivist who released millions of emails relating to the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denounced his prosecution and lengthy prison sentence as a “vengeful, spiteful act” designed to put a chill on politically-motivated hacking.<p>Hammond was sentenced on …

New ligament discovered in the human knee

Two knee surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have discovered a previously undescribed ligament in the human knee. The ligament appears to play an …

Animal Earth: New Photos Exploring the Diversity of the World’s Most Obscure Species | Colossal

<p>We’ve all grown up learning about familiar animals like fish, tigers, elephants and bears, but this new book from Ross Piper takes the opposite …

How to cook Thai food at home

With its vibrant spices and fresh flavours, Thai food is a perfect winter warmer<p>As Ian Pengelley breezes into the kitchen with a box of wagyu beef, chicken and various Thai herbs, there’s something of a force of nature about him.<p>This Asian cuisine specialist, seen on BBC One’s Celebrity Masterchef, …

Why working-class kids still get working-class jobs – Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Most of us will remain in the same social class as our parents and the same social class as their parents before them. It is a sobering thought. …

Starship troupers

SPACE, as Douglas Adams pointed out in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, is big. Really big. It is so big, in fact, that even science fiction …

Ancient LaserDisc is a treasure trove of unreleased Star Wars footage

They say you can't put a price on happiness, but we bet the Star Wars fan(s) who bought this LaserDisc off eBay didn't mind paying $699 for 30 minutes of bliss. After all, it contains 50 raw and behind-the-scene takes from <i>Return of the Jedi</i>, which the public has never seen before. Back in the day, …

Sony SmartWatch 2 review: a fair effort that still hasn't cracked it

Cast your mind back to the period between August and October 2012, and there was barely a whisper about a smartwatch round these parts. Pebble was funded and well underway, and we discovered a curious Google patent -- but that was pretty much it. In that same period one year later, you'll find …

How to Eat—and Eat Well—After the Zombie Apocalypse

The End of Days doesn't have to mean the End of Dining. Survival expert Shane Hobel shows how to keep your post-apocalyptic cooking standards high<p>There's two things in this world that we can be sure of: We'll always want to eat well, and the Zombie Apocalypse is definitely going to happen. …

John Major, the Marxist

David Cameron,John Major,Ed Miliband,Andrew Mitchell,PMQs,Energy bills,Household bills,Politics,House of Commons,UK news<p>Those who intervene in the energy market are living in a Marxist universe, Cameron said. What does that make Major?<p>A grilling for the coppers who met Andrew Mitchell over …

Scientists identify key genes for increasing oil content in plant leaves

Accumulating oil in leaves could significantly increase energy content of biofuels and plant-based foods.<p>Scientists at the U.S. Department of …

Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain.<p>Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers showed that during sleep, cerebral spinal fluid is pumped …

Teach Kids to Daydream

Mental downtime makes people more creative and less anxious.<p>Today’s children are exhausted, and not just because one in three kids is not getting sufficient sleep. Sleep deprivation in kids (who require at least nine hours a night, depending on age) has been found to significantly decrease academic …

Scientists deem new super toxin too dangerous to make public

Botulinum toxin type H has no known antibodies<p>A new type of botulinum toxin — the most toxic substance known to man — has been discovered in the feces of a child. Botulinum toxin type H is the eighth type (types A-G being the first seven) to be detailed by scientists; the naturally occurring toxin …

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

The moral life of babies

If you have any experience of babies you’d be forgiven for thinking of them as entirely selfish, self-oriented little beasts with scant regard for others. It has long been thought that children are born amoral and that it is the job of their culture to teach them the difference between good and …

How To Opt Out Of Google’s Weird New Ads That Use Your Face And Name

Angry that Google is planning on using your face and name for the sake of advertisements?<p>Here’s how to make them not.<p>If there’s any upside, it’s that opting out is, quite seriously, two clicks away. Two clicks that I only discovered because I went out of my way to look and because I checked the …

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Why Depression Ruins Your Memory

It can impede the brain's ability to encode different, but very similar, memories, a process called pattern separation.<p>Depression has been linked to memory impairment, but being depressed doesn't affect all types of memory uniformly. A new study suggests that people with depression can remember the …