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A 2-Year Stanford Study Shows the Astonishing Productivity Boost of Working From Home

The jury was out on the productivity effect of working from home. It has returned with a surprising verdict.<p>There has been much debate about working from home and whether or not it's a productivity boost or major productivity drain. Paranoid managers envision employees lying on their couches at …

Time Management

The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers

The teachers strike in West Virginia may have ended last week when Gov. Jim Justice signed a law giving educators a 5 percent pay increase, but the fight in other states is just warming up.<p>"You can make anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 more by driving 15 minutes across the state line," said Dale …

Education

Why It Feels Like You Can Communicate with Nature on LSD

"There is no evidence that communion with entities during psychedelic experiences is not an illusion."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>"I was in my kitchen, staring at this massive tree," says Bill in Merseyside, England, as he recollects one of the times he's done LSD. "Suddenly, he …

The Most Ambitious Earphones In The World Are Back With A Leaner, Sleeker Design

When Max Wu came up with the idea of Vinci, a pair of smart headphones that had a fully functional Android operating system built-in, he “envisioned a computer that sits on your head.”<p>And the co-founder of the Beijing-based Inspero Inc. built and released just that last year: a set of bulky …

Consumer Tech

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Google

Are you using a screen protector on the Note 8's curved display?

There's a lot we can say about Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, but one of its hallmark features is its massive 6.3-inch curved AMOLED display. This display …

Clues for Earthquake Prediction May Be Hiding in Earth’s Molten Core

Predicting earthquakes is one of the holy grails of the geosciences. And researchers are getting creative in their efforts to predict future …

Earth Science

Humans to blame for global warming, massive federal government report says

Climate change is real, it's here and we're the cause of it, according to the USA's most comprehensive climate science report ever produced.<p>With the planet the warmest it's been in the history of modern civilization, the federal government said Friday that "it's extremely likely that human …

Climate Change

Saudi Arabia Charges Iran With ‘Act of War,’ Raising Threat of Military Clash

LONDON — Saudi Arabia charged Monday that a missile fired at its capital from Yemen over the weekend was an “act of war” by Iran, in the sharpest escalation in nearly three decades of mounting hostility between the two regional rivals.<p>“We see this as an act of war,” the Saudi foreign minister, Adel …

South Asia

Body Cameras Have Little Effect on Police Behavior, Study Says

After a series of high-profile police shootings, police departments across the nation turned to body cameras, hoping they would curb abuses. But a rigorous study released Friday shows that they have almost no effect on officer behavior.<p>The 18-month study of more than 2,000 police officers in …

Law Enforcement

6 of The Biggest Misconceptions About Happiness, According to Science

And real things you can do about it.<p>Some people see happiness as the feeling in a small moment - a chat between old friends, a warm meal. Some see it …

Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

WiFi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Artist Draws 9 Portraits While on LSD: Inside the 1950s Experiments to Turn LSD into a “Creativity Pill”

LSD was first synthesized in 1938 by chemist Albert Hoffman in a Swiss laboratory but only attained infamy almost two decades later, when it became …

15 Costs You'll Encounter When You Buy Your First House

Stand-alone houses come with a host of expenses. Here’s what to prepare for.<p>It's one thing to go from renting an apartment to buying an apartment, …

Robots are preparing to fill 200,000 vacant construction jobs

However, that may not be the case in the construction industry.<p>In fact, with a growing shortage in labor, it's one sector that's particularly well-suited for an automation takeover.<p>According to a report released by McKinsey & Company earlier this year, the world of construction suffers from …

Online surveillance will give Trump a lot of information on us. Here’s what you can do to resist

Donald Trump is about to have a lot of information on us. When he assumes the US presidency in a few weeks, he will oversee two separate but deeply interconnected surveillance apparatuses—which means that even Americans who typically take a blasé attitude toward privacy may be about to take it a …

Senate Committees

Dad’s Hilarious Narration Of Daughter’s Makeup Tutorial Goes Viral

Her dad has no clue about her makeup — and that’s what makes it great<p>YouTube makeup tutorials are everywhere these days and while helpful, most of …

Seven Things Neuroscientists Know That Most People Don't

<i>What are some things that neuroscientists know but most people don’t? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Paul King, Director of Data Science, on Quora:</b><p>There are hundreds of surprising, …

The Brain

The One Theory of Quantum Mechanics That Actually Kind of Makes Sense

But most physicists don't buy it.<p>Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. Particles can exist in two different places at once, and particle-like interferences in space are …

Make your own coffee creamer in a pinch

Never run out of coffee creamer again. Here's how you can make your own with common kitchen ingredients.<p>Much to the chagrin of coffee purists, many coffee drinkers won't touch the stuff without a hefty helping of sugar and cream.<p>If you have guests over often and don't care for cream yourself, …

Coffee

The Art Of Breaking Free. A Step-by-Step Guide To Forgiveness.

I am furious, disappointed and deeply hurt. "How could she have betrayed me so badly? A 'friend' of so many years? Really?!?"<p>Within the inner chaos caused by this shock, one thing is clear:<p>"I will never forgive her!" A longstanding friend has just turned into the enemy. It can't get any worse than …

5 Signs That You're Dealing With a Passive-Aggressive Person

Most of us are good at spotting overtly aggressive people. While it doesn't feel good when someone insults, criticizes, or belittles you, at least …

WikiLeaks posts 'Podesta emails,' Clinton Wall Street speeches

The site posts what seem to be emails from the account of Hillary Clinton aide John Podesta, including what look like parts of controversial paid talks.<p>Julian Assange has kept his promise.<p>During a press conference earlier this week, the WikiLeaks founder said the controversial website would be …

Government

Must Have Android Apps 2016

With so many apps in the app market we are saturated with options. Some of them are terrible, some mediocre, and some are great. This is a list that …