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Science Says The Opposite of Greed Is What Truly Leads to Happiness (Like Doing Any of These 6 Things)

The motto 'greed is good' is the antithesis of what research is suggesting will make you happier.<p>We've all heard this cliché growing up -- how "it's better to give than to receive." Whether you're gainfully employed, looking for work, retired, or living off an inheritance from your rich uncle, …

Happiness

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

The Brain

31 Inspiring Quotes That Will Help You Level Up

The inspiration you need to keep going and keep growing.<p>If you're like me, you use the start of a new year to set intentions and tap into the inspiration needed to realize those intentions. But what about the middle of the year? What about the time when that energy fades while your head is down and …

Motivation

Robots can build entire cities almost for free. These architects are making it happen.

Manuel Jimenez Garcia and Gilles Retsin are literally setting the foundations for an architecture of the future. They are co-founders of the Design …

Architecture

Uber teams with NASA to make flying cars a reality

Your dream of riding in a flying car may be one step closer to reality.<p>Uber and NASA announced on Tuesday they're teaming up to simulate flying taxis in urban areas.<p>In 2016, Uber unveiled plans to develop electric flying cars to help improve transportation in cities, alleviate congestion and …

flyingcars

24 Lessons I Learned from Interviewing Over 45 Cryptocurrency Projects in Two Months

Like most of the people who got into the blockchain space in 2017 we all had to wade through a sea of BS, incomplete information, and a whole lot of …

The bizarre holes NASA found in the Arctic sea ice are actually a sign of a more worrying trend

On April 14, a group of NASA scientists were flying over the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska and the Canadian border, when they saw something puzzling: Three holes in the sea ice with what look like rings around them and some wavy ice to their left.<p>“I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing …

Global Warming

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

Transform Your Day With This 10-Minute Routine When You First Arrive at the Office

Here's how focusing on the present before moving into the day's goals can change your outlook.<p>2 min read<p>The phrase “daily grind” -- meaning a repetitive, tiresome work routine -- may have originated in the mid-1800s, but it’s just as relevant today. Just 33 percent of U.S. workers are engaged in …

Time Management

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

Space muscles study to use tiny worms

<b>Thousands of baby worms will be sent into space later this year to help a study into muscle loss in older people.</b><p>Scientists at the University of Exeter in Devon say nematodes are being used because they have a similar muscle structure to humans.<p>Astronauts lose about 40% of muscle mass after 180 …

Virgin Galactic Conducts First Rocket-Powered Flight of VSS Unity

The new aircraft fired up its rocket engine for the first time this morning.<p>Virgin Galactic today conducted the first powered flight of its new SpaceShipTwo spaceplane, the <i>VSS Unity</i>. The craft made seven previous glide tests, dropped from above 40,000 feet by the mothership WhiteKnightTwo, over the …

Space Travel

This Is (Probably) the Only Way Dark Matter Interacts with Ordinary Matter

Dark matter has led scientists on a bit of a wild goose chase lately. New, more accurate measurements of a group of colliding galaxies appear to …

Dark Matter

Boeing's first crewed space flight may be more than just a test

This week, NASA announced that it has updated its commercial crew contract with Boeing. Specifically, Boeing is one of two contractors that is building a crew vehicle that will eventually be able to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The change surrounds its first test …

Space Exploration

Radical Plant Hypothesis Blames Dinosaur Extinction on 'Biotic Revenge'

Don't blame it all on the asteroid.<p>The dinosaurs that reigned between 66 and 247 million years ago were massive — some even heavier the space shuttle</i> …

Dinosaurs

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Geology

This luxury space hotel could be up and running in four years

Got a spare $9.5 million?<p>If road trips, theme parks, and beach resorts just don’t do it for you, how about a stay in a swanky space hotel?<p>A Silicon Valley startup called Orion Span yesterday announced plans to open a luxury hotel in low-Earth orbit by 2022, and you can reserve a room for $80,000. …

Space Exploration

Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers

Humans continue to produce new neurons in a part of their brain involved in learning, memory and emotion throughout adulthood, scientists have revealed, countering previous theories that production stopped after adolescence. The findings could help in developing treatments for neurological …

Neuroscience

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.<p>Researchers at Germany's Neumayer Station III say they've picked 3.6 kilograms (8 …

Space

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Happiness

10 forbidden places that no one is allowed to visit

Scientists have established a link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism

A study published in the journal <i>Neuropsychologia</i> has shown that religious fundamentalism is, in part, the result of a functional impairment in a …

Northwestern University

Think Technology Moves Faster Today? Think Again

We need to jump to new S-curves<p>Ten years ago hardly anyone had a smartphone. Social media was in its infancy. Artificial intelligence was still science fiction. Yet today all of those things are mature technologies that have become an integral part of everyday life. Anywhere you go you see people …

Innovation

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

Amazon Just Bought Video Doorbell Company Ring for $1 Billion--5 Years After It Failed on 'Shark Tank'

The acquisition comes two months after Amazon bought smart doorbell company Blink.<p>In 2013, entrepreneur Jamie Siminoff left the set of <i>Shark Tank</i> without a deal for his video doorbell company--and in tears because his company was almost out of money. Five years later, Amazon is buying it for a cool …

Smart Homes

The story behind the viral photo of a teacher in Ghana showing students Windows on a blackboard

There has been global applause for a teacher in Ghana who posted photos of himself drawing on a blackboard with multi-colored chalk, the features of a Microsoft Word processing window. The students in his class can also be seen drawing it into their notebooks.<p>Social media exploded in admiration and …

Social Media

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

Israeli police recommend indictment of Netanyahu on corruption charges

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime ­Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted in two corruption cases on suspicion of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust, police recommended Tuesday, ramping up pressure on the leader who has served more than a decade in office.<p>After more than a year of …

Israel

A Comprehensive Guide To User Experience Design

(This is a sponsored article.) Having undertaken initial user research and analyzed your research findings, the next phase of the design process is …

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His 3-Step Formula for Success--and It's Absolutely Brilliant

Bezos is at it again, this time announcing his intention to shake up the American health care industry. His strategy for doing so teaches some valuable lessons.<p>Shockwaves were sent through the health care industry yesterday when three corporate powerhouses--Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan …

Jeff Bezos