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How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Privacy

The new social networks you should join instead of Facebook, according to a Y Combinator partner

The past two weeks have been rough for Facebook. Some are deleting their accounts in protest of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, while others are decrying the death of social media, likening its effect on us to sugar or smoking.<p>But online socializing isn’t inherently bad for us, and just because …

Social Media

With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Social Media

Zuckerberg Hits Users with the Hard Truth: You Agreed to This

After another privacy bombshell, Facebook tells horrified users, “it’s explained right there in the app.”<p>After embarking on exactly the kind of cringe-inducing apology tour one would expect following the revelation that Cambridge Analytica plundered the data of millions of Facebook users, <b>Mark</b> …

Internet

What Is Yogic Sexuality?

Contrary to what we have been taught, love is not something that <i>happens</i> to us when we are face to face with the right person or find ourselves in the …

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

Why Night Owls Make Better Entrepreneurs Than Early Birds, According to Science

A tendency to sleep and wake up late can actually be a positive sign.<p>In an article from The Guardian that interviewed CEOs of corporations such as AOL and Ericsson about their morning habits, every single person said they wake up early. Their daily schedule involves getting up (sans alarm clock) …

Owls

Want Your Video to go Viral? The Rules Have all Changed | Inc.com

Think about the online content you consume and share the most. Most likely, it's video. Whether it's a Facebook ad for something you're actually tempted to buy, or a YouTube clip that triggers an emotional response driving you to share it with your friends and family, video is a powerful tool for …

Marketing

6 New Cryptocurrencies That Should Be on Your Radar | Inc.com

Today, there are, of course, several major cryptocurrencies that are widely traded, as well less many less-well-known (a.k.a. alt-) cryptos that have been around for a while but are traded on fewer exchanges. There are also new cryptocurrencies being created on a regular basis; here are six such …

Blockchain

10 Social Media Tools You Need in 2018 | Inc.com

Last month, I wrote about <i>How to Leverage Social Media In 2018: A Video Marketing Guide for Brands</i> and the feedback was extremely positive. The biggest request I received was for more social media tools to help companies really take advantage of the medium.<p>And it's no wonder. Just three years ago, …

Marketing

Hands Off

True perfection seems imperfect,<br>yet it is perfectly itself.<br>True fullness seems empty,<br>yet it is fully present.<p>True straightness seems crooked.<br>True …

Mindfulness And Fake News

“People who chant all the time are just like frogs croaking day and night in spring fields; their effort will be of no use whatsoever.” —Dogen<p>One of …

The Fed may create its own digital currency

The U.S. Federal Reserve is considering the creation of its own digital currency, according to New York Fed President William Dudley, who was …

Federal Reserve

Neuroscientists Say This Tool is the Secret to Persuasion | Inc.com

Although I've studied persuasion for 25 years, the last ten years has seen an explosion in research, thanks to advanced brain scanning techniques. We've discovered more in the last decade about influence than we've ever known. We know what works and what doesn't.<p>What works? Telling a story.<p>In her …

Princeton University

An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

Meditation

Watch out Google! Blockchain will set us free from data tyranny

Credit: RF Clipart<p>Do you know how much data you actually own?<p>You would think it would be a lot, right? We’re constantly feeding the internet with our personal information, traits, habits, and characteristics — so at least some of that data should belong to us personally.<p>That would be the case in a …

We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones

Nina Langton had no right to be depressed. At least, that’s how she saw it.<p>She had a great group of friends, lived in a prosperous neighborhood, and …

Parenting

In Just 7 Words, Apple CEO Tim Cook Shows Why the Future of Apple Might Be Doomed | Inc.com

At Apple's Special Event on Tuesday, the company unveiled its latest smartphone--known as the iPhone X--which will include facial-recognition software and a $999 price tag.<p>The X is an extremely beautiful device, with a stainless steel band and glass back curving into a 5.8-inch OLED display that …

App Store

The Seven Major Chakras

Study of the Chakras<p>The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras as many(psychics, in fact, …

Spirituality

A/V Interchange: Performing Music with Visuals

As the digital world allows creative practices to merge more seamlessly, an important strand of music, especially in its live presentation, is …

Music Production

'GTA' player gets so rich he spirals into existential hell

It's lonely at the top, even in <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>.<p>A <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> player posted on Reddit about how they've achieved a massive amount of success in</i> …

Loneliness

Eleven Awesome Pools to Add to Your Summer Bucket List

Because a jaw-dropping pool is as good a reason as any to buy a flight somewhere new......right?<p>A standing body of water in which countless people can submerge their grimy bodies, pools are objectively a little gross. Just as it’s not easy to find a flattering swimsuit, it’s not easy to find an ace …

South Beach

If your home wifi router is on this list, it might be vulnerable to CIA hacking tools

For the past four months, WikiLeaks has been slowly publishing a series of documents that describe a plethora of hacking tools, which the anti-secrecy organization says belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency. The latest release, published June 15, is a batch of documents describing tools that …

Wi-Fi

The human brain sees the world as an 11-dimensional multiverse

New research suggests that the human brain is almost beyond comprehension because it doesn’t process the world in two dimensions or even three. No, …

The Brain

What To Do When You Feel Like You Haven't Accomplished Enough

Sometimes it happens like this: It’s a weekday, just another regular day. Then a couple of your coworkers get a promotion. You’re happy for them (kind of), but also start to wonder, “They got a promotion ― am I going to get a promotion? What am I even doing at this company?”<p>The day goes on but the …

Breakups

The Perfect Morning Ritual, According to Science

Even if you're not a morning person.<p><b>By Eric Barker</b><p>A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point …

Happiness

Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure, study finds

LONDON (Reuters) - Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists said on Tuesday.<p>In a 30-year study that looked at the brains of 550 middle-aged heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers and teetotallers, the …

The Brain

Facebook and Twitter 'harm young people's mental health'

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety<p>Four of the five most popular forms of social media harm young people’s mental health, with Instagram the most damaging, according to research by two health …

Mental Health

I Love Virtual Reality, But I'm Also Afraid of It

Could virtual reality be dangerous? John Hanke worries that it could. And he should know: Hanke is the CEO of Niantic, the company primarily …

Virtual Reality

Aliens Re-Enact the Human Condition in Silly, Surreal GIFs

Clara Luzian’s enchanting GIFS are like VR without the headgear.<p>Clara Luzian aka Render Fruit makes haunting, spellbinding, and eerily beautiful GIFS that explore themes of human isolation, alienation, personal artistic expression, non-verbal communication, and the collective unconscious—made all …

Art