Chris Schutz

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How to Stop Over-Analyzing Every Conversation

During every conversation I have, I analyze everything about the other person. I'm looking at their eyes, watching body language, and listening for …

Galaxy Note 3 Bend Test (iPhone 6 Plus Follow-up)

How to Self-Publish a Book

Twenty years ago, if you were a new author interested in getting your book published, you had to shop it around with publishers and hope that …

How to Stop Overthinking Everything and Find Peace of Mind

We all overthink aspects of our lives. Whether it's decisions, regrets, self-worth, or general worries about the future, we're so often stuck inside …

58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do

In fact, we are prone to hundreds of proven biases that cause us to think and act irrationally, and even thinking we're rational despite evidence of irrationality in others is known as blind spot bias.<p>The study of how often human beings do irrational things was enough for psychologists Daniel …

Critical Thinking

66 Facts You May Not Have Known About The English Language

The English language is, quite literally, the greatest language in the world. Great in terms of size - the current edition of the Oxford English Dictionary contains 615,000 entries. Great in terms of scope -- it's an official language in seventy-nine countries and territories. And great in terms …

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Effective communication is one of the most important life skills we can learn—yet one we don’t usually put a lot of effort into. Whether you want to …

50 Ways To Reuse Your Trash

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network.</i><p>Ralph Waldo Emerson once described a weed as, “a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” Might we not consider garbage in the same way? One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, after all. To the non-recycler, an empty bottle is …

An Introvert's Guide to Surviving a Weekend with Strangers

Introvert or extrovert, a weekend surrounded by strangers—whether that's for a company getaway, a wedding, or a family trip—is always a little …

How I Learned to Read 300 Percent Faster in 20 Minutes

How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in one-third or one-fifth the time?<p>Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement -- period.<p>This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in …

The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics

The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts.<p>They're paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they're guaranteed to start an argument or two.<p>If you're looking for a mathematical way to impress your friends and …

Mathematics

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the …

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Jennette McCurdy Nude? — Sexy Lingerie Photos Leaked Online<p>Jennette McCurdy (Courtesy of Twitter)<p>Jennette McCurdy (Courtesy of Twitter)<p>Jennette …

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Double Take 'Toons: Sign-Up Special Part 2

Kaiser Health News commissioned graphic journalism pieces by cartoonists Jen Sorensen and Mark Martin, asking them to recount their experiences with the fledgling Obamacare.<p>Yesterday, we saw Jen Sorensen's story. Today, Mark Martin in Massachusetts thought he had it covered.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Lists 8 (Free) Books Every Intelligent Person Should Read

A Reddit.com user posed the question to Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Which books should be read by every single intelligent person on the planet?"<p>Below, you …

What, You Worry?

I don’t think anyone in his or her right mind wishes to be completely fearless. At least after the fact of a close encounter we can appreciate when …

Mindfulness

35 Secret Starbucks Drinks You Didn’t Know You Could Order

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Jolt24<p>Most people don’t know this, but Starbucks has a secret menu created by dedicated baristas and enthusiastic …

What Actually Happens While You Sleep and How It Affects Your Every Waking Moment

The Ancient Greeks believed that one fell asleep when the brain filled with blood and awakened once it drained back out. Nineteenth-century philosophers contended that sleep happened when the brain was emptied of ambitions and stimulating thoughts. <i>“If sleep doesn’t serve an absolutely vital</i> …

Mother Teresa and Her Years of "Darkness"

As the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Mother Teresa approaches this week, a new book containing many of her personal writings is being …

The 22 Most Misleading Viral Photos (Explained)

Viral photos: We love them, we hate them, and while we're still hating them we pass on the information we learned. But, in our continuing quest to …

L. Ron Hubbard's great-grandson spills the family secrets on how Scientology started. Eek.

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GMOs And The Dilemma Of Bias

We have taken on the issue of science and politics a lot in this blog. As a culture saturated with science, one of the most pressing issues we face is how to evaluate research when its conclusions challenge our world-views. This is certainly the issue with climate change, where Al Gore's …

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors

“Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. <b>The Top Ten: Writers</b> …

A Brief History of the Most Terrifying Animal on Earth

Don't let its stupid looking neck thingies fool you.<p>Cast and Crew<p>Animator/Editor: Jesse Benjamin<p>Producer: Jen Roskind<p>Writer/Narrator: Cody …

21 Extreme Close Ups of the Human Eye

Born in 1976, Suren Manvelyan started to photograph when he was sixteen and became a professional photographer in 2006. His photographic interests …

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Inside Kurt Cobain’s Letters and Journals

On February 20, 1967, legendary Nirvana frontman <b>Kurt Cobain</b> took his first breath. Twenty-seven years later, after a debilitating struggle with addiction and depression, he took his own life with a shotgun to the head and became the tragic patron-saint of the grunge generation. The posthumously …