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This is how to make close friends: 4 surprising secrets from research

Forget pandas. Close friends are the real endangered species these days.<p>That’s a painful thing. And I don’t mean “sad-painful.” I mean …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

The scientific, efficient way to learn languages: “spaced repetition”

Before your trip abroad, you hit the flashcards hard. You memorized how to say essential words and phrases like “hello,” “where is the bathroom,” and “I’ll have a beer.” But once you arrived, it’s like your brain had never encountered the language at all. Words would not come.<p>It’s not you, it’s how …

Language Learning

TECH EXPERT: People who fear robots taking their jobs 'lack imagination'

There’s been much talk about whether the rise of intelligent robots, machine learning and artificial intelligence has the potential for social and …

What is universal basic income? A beginner’s guide

Next to animojis, The Handmaid’s Tale, and millennial abbreviations like “suh” and “TD” that make us feel terrifyingly old and out of touch, …

Income Inequality

AI and robots could threaten your career within 5 years

Unlike Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who warns of the dangers of artificial intelligence, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates doesn't believe the new …

Artificial Intelligence

Richard Branson: Universal Basic Income will protect us from the threat of AI

Universal Basic Income: A Safety Net?<p>Billionaire entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson recently sat down with <i>Business Insider Nordic</i> …

Universal Basic Income

Why people still choose to work, even if they don't have to

For most, work is more than just the money.<p>Imagine, for one glorious second, that you didn't have to work for money any longer. All your basic bills …

What American kids can learn from Chinese schools about real “grit”

When Lenora Chu, a Chinese-American, enrolled her son in an elite public school in Shanghai, she was in for a few surprises. Her son was force-fed eggs, a food he hated. When Chu questioned the teacher about her methods, she was roundly reprimanded for questioning a teacher’s authority. Her child …

Education

The Ugly Evolution of Cyberbullying

How we progressed from passive-aggressive Myspace bulletins to kids creating two Instagram profiles—one for their friends, another for their bullies.<p>Myspace bulletins were the original Facebook status: whiny letters that all your followers could read. When I was 14, I sent out a passive-aggressive …

10+ Examples Of Double Standards In Our Society That You’re Probably Guilty Of

Equality is humanity's Holy Grail, the cornerstone of most value systems, but we have yet to reap all of its rewards. Sure, our society has …

Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with remarkable accuracy

When someone commits suicide, their family and friends can be left with the heartbreaking and answerless question of what they could have done differently. Colin Walsh, data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hopes his work in predicting suicide risk will give people the opportunity …

Machine Learning

Yale/UC study finds extensive Facebook usage decreases health & happiness

A large-scale study jointly carried out by academics from Yale University and the University of California has concluded that greater than average use of Facebook decreases both mental health and happiness …<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the study was a rigorous one, tracking the Facebook habits of more than …

The language rules we know – but don’t know we know

Mark Forsyth tasted internet fame this week when a passage from a book he wrote went viral. He explains more language secrets that native speakers know without knowing.<p>Over the weekend, I happened to go viral. Or rather a single paragraph from a book I wrote called The Elements of Eloquence went …

Why Humans Love Robots Like People

Soldiers refuse to leave war-zone robots behind; people feel pain when asked to torture small mechanized animals. Why do we get so attached to our …

The Internet’s Impact on Creativity: Your Thoughts

Is the internet helpful or hurtful to human creativity? I posed that question to the reader discussion group known as TAD, and the consensus seems to be: It’s both. It’s complicated. And naturally, it depends a lot on what form of creativity you’re talking about. Here’s how one reader sums it …

Opinion: Robots could make Japan into a stock investor’s cash machine

Japan would appear to be the last country whose stock market would look attractive to a value-oriented investor. And that’s why the contrarians among …

Stock Markets

Tim Berners-Lee: I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it

Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, access opportunities, and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries. In many ways, the web has lived up …

Personal Data

How worried should we be about artificial intelligence? I asked 17 experts.

“We should take seriously the possibility that things could go radically wrong.”<p>Imagine that, in 20 or 30 years, a company creates the first artificially intelligent humanoid robot. Let’s call her “Ava.” She looks like a person, talks like a person, interacts like a person. If you were to meet Ava, …

In A Crucial Election Year, Worries Grow In Germany About Fake News

Breitbart News has yet to launch its proposed German-language website, but it's already causing confusion in Germany. In January, police in the city of Dortmund had to debunk a Breitbart report about an alleged mob of 1,000 men chanting "Allahu akbar" and setting fire to a church on New Year's …

Journalism

How internet porn caused the rise of Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the president of the United States. No matter how many times it’s said, to many it still sounds surreal, given our understanding of how the world is meant to work.<p>Countless theories have been put forward to explain this shocking turn of events that took all seasoned pundits by …

Donald Trump

Is that smartphone making your teenager’s shyness worse?

During the three years I’ve spent researching and writing about shyness, one of the most common questions people ask is about the relationship between shyness and technology.<p>Are the Internet and the cellphone causing our social skills to atrophy? I often hear this from parents of shy teenagers, who …

Buffett and Gates: America Is Already Great, Thanks to Immigrants

Two of the world’s three richest people extol the virtue, and relevance, of optimism in the age of Trump—and predict a comeback for fact-based discourse.<p>Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, and Warren Buffett, the third richest, are—not entirely coincidentally—two of the most unremittingly …

Public Health

Why we must teach morality to robots

Every week comes a new warning that robots are taking over our jobs. People have become troubled by the question of how robots will learn ethics, if they do take over our work and our planet.<p>A neuroscientist explains: teaching morality to robots – podcast<p>Read more<p>As early on as the 1960s Isaac …

Robotics

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references to Amusing Ourselves to Death, a book written by my late father, Neil Postman, which anticipated back in 1985 so much about what has …

Literature

The giant shoulders of English

“EVERYONE who matters speaks English.” So say many in Britain and America. In fact, a lot of people do not. But in some domains, this crude …

Actors, teachers, therapists – think your job is safe from artificial intelligence? Think again

In the battle for the 21st century workplace, computers are winning. And the odds of us puny humans making a comeback are not very good.<p>A January 2017 report from the McKinsey Global Institute estimated that roughly half of today’s work activities could be automated by 2055, give or take 20 years. …

Artificial Intelligence

Making sense of the news: First we have to determine what “the news” actually is

Becoming news literate in the internet age requires defining what “news” really is and determining reliability<p>I recently wrote a post for BillMoyers.com about an online course developed on Coursera by my colleagues at Stony Brook University and the University of Hong Kong. That course, “Making …

Girls start to believe gender stereotypes that could hold them back for life by the time they are six years old

When some researchers read a group of five-year-olds a story about a person who was “really, really smart,” and then asked what gender the protagonist was, the girls overwhelmingly picked girls and the boys overwhelmingly picked boys. But by age six, that had changed, with significantly fewer girls …

Some of The Best Word Cloud Generators for Teachers and Students

January 21, 2017 A word cloud is a visual representation of the frequencies of words in a text. Teachers can use word clouds for a variety of …