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News<p>By DDPP|April 12th, 2017|<p>In the new policy context created by the Paris Agreement, 2016 was the right time for the DDPP to take stock of its …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

14 money-saving travel hacks from the ‘Man Who Flies For Free’

Keyes has become so gifted at landing super cheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent flyer miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process is a "labor of love," and after spending five …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Teaching

8 Things Super-Achievers Do Routinely To Be Insanely Productive

The super-achievers amaze the normal people in every way possible. They have the same 24 hours per day that an average Joe has, but they manage to …

Self-improvement

8 Simple Truths About Raising Happy, Healthy, Successful Kids

Type "good parenting" into Google and... whoa. 519,000 results to sift through.<p>Search for "parenting" in the books section on Amazon and... holy cow. 1,979 new titles. And those are just the books that have been released over the last 30 days!<p>Clearly, when it comes to "effective parenting," there's …

The myth of mental illness and violence

Surveys reveal that the public associates mental illness with violent crime – Claudia Hammond says the evidence suggests otherwise.<p>On 24 March 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps, killing all 144 passengers on board and six crew members. In the days that followed, …

Mental Health

The paradox of measuring happiness

The best of the week’s long reads in science and technology, including Silicon Valley’s resurgence and why suicide rates are highest in the happiest places.<p>Food | Two months of soylent<p>Consumer review of the powdered meal-replacement mix which claims to be a complete adult food. “Soylent is a …

Evidence-Based Medicine

Will machines eventually take on every job?

Automation will continue to transform the global workforce, but taking an active role in that process will help us reduce the damages and increase the gains, finds Rachel Nuwer.<p>It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is …

Road Safety

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Why music has a hotline to our emotions

In the first of our new series answering your questions, we explore why music can be so emotionally charged.<p><b>Q: Why does music have a hotline to our emotions? What is the evolutionary advantage of this? <br>Philip Le Riche, via email</b><p><b>David Robson, BBC Future feature writer, answers:</b> <br>Who hasn’t ever felt …

Psychology

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

Blindsight: the strangest form of consciousness

Some people who have lost their vision find a “second sight” taking over their eyes – an uncanny, subconscious sense that sheds light into the hidden depths of the human mind.<p>When Daniel first walked into London’s National Hospital, ophthalmologist Michael Sanders could have had little idea that he …

Consciousness

How to Do Everything. (Well, Almost.)

Learning something new every day just ain't enough, so we rounded up a herd of pros, experts, and autodidacts; interrogated them (gently); and laid down their secrets here. Dig in to our encyclopedic array of do-it-yourself intelligence and discover the right way to climb high, fool fish, brew …

Fly Fishing

This is why farmers may revolt against Whole Foods

Whole Foods may be in the middle of an escalating organic food fight.<p>At issue is a new rating system the famously green grocer is instituting in its …

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The Gear You Need for a Worst-Case Scenario in the Wild

Gregory Kanter, a New York-based wilderness survival instructor for the REI Outdoor School, encourages people to think about “the unavoidable and …

Camping

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This beautiful leather case was designed to protect and nurture your beloved iPad. Crafted from sturdy leather, that has been treated with oils and waxes to make it naturally weather resistant, durable, and beautiful.<p>Measures 11" x 7.5"<br>Fits iPad, iPad Pro 10.5, iPad Air, iPad Air 2<p>Our leather …

Today in Gear, CES 2015 Edition: January 9, 2015

This week on Today in Gear, we’re bringing you daily, on-the-ground coverage from the Consumer Electronics Show. Expect a focused synopsis of only …

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