Magdy Ibrahim

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Smartphone use has radical impact on mental health of teens, claims San Diego SU psych professor

San Diego State University professor of psychology and author Jean Twenge has claimed that smartphone usage is having a radical impact on both the behavior and mental health of U.S. teenagers.<p>The arrival of the smartphone has radically changed every aspect of teenagers’ lives, from the nature of …

Mental Health

9 Creative Skills You Can Learn in a Weekend

Finding time in our hectic schedule for dedicated creative time can be mega difficult. While updating our Pinterest boards with creativity quotes and DIY inspos can definitely work in a pinch, we’ve decided to make challenging ourselves creatively a priority this spring. One of the ways we’re …

Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster

We increasingly let computers fly planes and carry out security checks. Driverless cars are next. But is our reliance on automation dangerously diminishing our skills?<p>When a sleepy Marc Dubois walked into the cockpit of his own aeroplane, he was confronted with a scene of confusion. The plane was …

Customer Service

WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio Unveils Winning Design for a 3D Printed House

WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio has won First Prize in The Freeform Home Design Challenge, which challenged participants to “design the world’s …

Architecture

If You Own These 9 Home Décor Books, You Don't Need a Decorator

Can’t afford a decorator? A well-curated library is your strongest ally. While we’re consistently in awe of the expertise and editorial eye that …

How to Read a Pilot’s Map of the Sky

The first time I saw an aeronautical chart, best I can recall, was at the little airport café in Half Moon Bay, California, while waiting for a table. The coastal mountains and cities scattered around San Francisco Bay were easily recognizable. But superimposed on that familiar landscape were …

FAA

These 6 planes are trying to end Airbus and Boeing's dominance in the skies

The single-aisle airliner market is one of the most lucrative and hotly contested segments in the aviation business. But for the past 15 years, that white-hot competition has almost exclusively been between two companies — Airbus and Boeing.<p>In recent years, companies from around the world have …

Computer Simulation Lets You Create Your Own Traffic Jam

It's way more fun than sitting in one<p>Sitting in traffic is miserable. It's bad enough when the car congestion is caused by construction or crashes, but it's a far worse feeling to get through a stop and go traffic blockage and find that there was no discernible reason for the slowdown.<p>Why do these …

Traffic

Truebill launches to help find and cancel your forgotten subscriptions

It has happened to all of us at one time or another: You scan your credit card bill and notice some phantom $7.99 monthly charge for some service you had signed up for months or maybe even years earlier.<p>Now you face a dilemma: Do you sink the time into tracking down the website, remembering how to …

Credit Cards

17 Predictions About The Future Of Big Data Everyone Should Read

Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, but what’s next? Will data continue to grow? What technologies will develop around it? Or will big data become a relic as quickly as the next trend — cognitive technology? fast data? — appears on the horizon.<p>Let’s look …

Big Data

Sweden's capital is on its way to becoming fossil fuel free by 2040

At the recent Paris climate summit, world leaders set an ambitious global target: no net carbon emissions by mid-century. That means all of the carbon we burn from fossil fuels must be absorbed by the world’s forests and oceans. Achieving that — well, easier said than done.<p>Yet, in the city of …

Chris Milk’s startup Vrse is slowly building a collection of the top VR video around

A few months ago, I found myself in a yard next to a school in Peru. Some Americans had come to give away shoes to students. I saw the students playing soccer, jumping rope, and dancing in their newly acquired shoes. It nearly brought me to tears.<p>I wasn’t actually there. I was watching a 360-degree …

Google's Plan to Eliminate Human Driving in 5 Years

Google's adorable self-driving car prototype hits the road this summer, the tech giant announced last week. Real roads, in the real world. The car …

9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want to Be Happy

Consider this your excuse to treat yourself to fresh flowers on the regular.<p>1 Green or yellow walls<p>Getty<p>Out of the entire rainbow, a study from Vrije …

Happiness

7 Cognitive Biases That Are Holding You Back | Inc.com

The brain is surprisingly resource intensive, making up about 2 percent of your body weight, but consuming 20 percent of your calories. Because of this, the human brain has evolved with numerous mechanisms in place to reduce energy consumption wherever possible.<p>Thanks to two of those mechanisms, …

Critical Thinking

Popular drawing app Paper is coming to the iPhone

Paper by Fiftythree, the mega-popular iPad drawing app, will soon makes its iPhone debut, according to a blog post on the company's …

What Will Become Of China's Ghost Cities?

Little did we know that most of that iron ore being shipped to Guangzhou from Rio de Janeiro and Port Hedland, Australia was going to build Chinese cities; cities that would remain vacant for years. China single-handedly topped the phrase “bridge to nowhere” and made ghost cities a euphemism for …

Urbanism

Google Drive syncs files directly from Windows Office apps

Google already added tools that help Drive play nice with Office files, and now it's offering easy access from inside Microsoft's apps. With a new plug-in, you can open files for Word, Excel and PowerPoint from Drive. When the time comes, you'll be able to save them in Google's cloud-based …

Programming for Kids: Way More Fun than it Sounds

At an early age, many kids get computer-like games designed to teach things like basic reading and math skills. Once in school, computers and tablets …

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …

Apps

Facebook Messenger leaves Australia out of video chat, for now

<i>UPDATE: Wednesday, May 6, 9:37 a.m. AEST: Facebook has confirmed to Mashable Facebook Messenger is now available in Australia.</i><p>On Monday U.S. time, …

This Country Has the World's Happiest People

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Microsoft’s mind-blowing vision of the future: 3D holograms, smart surfaces, next-gen wearables, and ‘fluid mobility’

What will the world be like in another 5 to 10 years? Microsoft is answering that question with a new installment in its “Productivity Future Vision” …

10 Things Nature Can Teach Us About Decorating

Most people don’t always have time to stop and smell the roses, as the saying goes. However, if you are planning on decorating a space in your home, …

UNESCO Afghanistan reveals Bamiyan Cultural Centre competition results

The UNESCO Office in Afghanistan announced today the grand prize winner and four runner-up teams in the Bamiyan Cultural Centre Design Competition. …

15 Ways to Live Authentically and Amazingly

Unhappiness can occur when people are not living their lives in a way that is congruent with their authentic selves. This is what I have learned after providing psychotherapy to a diverse clientele for over 20 years.<p>Also, I've noticed many people get stuck on the proverbial "hamster wheel" of …

The DNA of Cities | Smart Cities Dive

<i>by Abdelbaseer A. Mohamed</i><p>The built environment is a product of socio-economic, cultural, and political forces. Every urban system has its own …

Why Learning to Code Is So Hard (and What You Can Do About It)

Somewhere in between getting started with programming and being job-ready competent, you might experience the "desert of despair." Viking Code School …

Ultra-strong graphene's weak spot could be key to fuel cells | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - In a discovery that experts say could revolutionize fuel cell technology, scientists in Britain have found that graphene, the world’s thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it.<p>The researchers, led by the Nobel prize winner and …