Mazi Solomon-Yulzari

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5 New Facebook Ad Types You Should Be Using (But Probably Aren’t)

If you’re still <i>boosting</i> Facebook posts, you’re doing it wrong.It’s not that those are terrible.It’s just that there are so many other better options …

“Bias” and “variance” are two ways of looking at the same thing. (“Bias” is conditional, “variance” is unconditional.)

Someone asked me about the distinction between bias and noise and I sent him some links. Then I thought this might interest some of you too, so here …

German Researchers Discover Cause of OCD

This is major.<p>Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can take many forms. Perhaps someone washes her hands over and over again, leading to cuts and skin damage. Or maybe she can’t fall asleep at night until she’s gotten out of bed to make sure the door is locked. Perhaps she always orders objects in a …

Sex doesn’t sell any more, activism does. And don’t the big brands know it | Alex Holder

From Starbucks supporting refugees to Kenco taking on gangs, big businesses are falling over themselves to do good – and to let us know about it<p>Three days ago I hadn’t heard of Lyft. Not until I was greeted on Monday morning by a right-on colleague demanding to know if I’d deleted my Uber app and …

ACLU

You Spend 5 Percent of Your Day Outside. Try Making It More

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>For two decades, Florence Williams could sit on her porch at …

Scott Jurek: 'Being uncomfortable brings us back to our roots'

Ultrarunning legend Jurek on his toughest race, his love of tempeh and why he’s running the Boston marathon<p><b>You’re a famed ultramarathoner. How come you’re running the Boston marathon?</b> I’m a lover of all distances and I love to jump into marathons. Boston is such a special race, the energy, the …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Here are the winners of NASA's space poop challenge

Three designs for an in-suit toilet take home $30,000<p>Poopin' ain't easy in space—especially if you're stuck in a space suit for extended periods of time. Today's astronauts wear diapers when they need to don a space suit, but on future Martian getaways, mishaps could leave astronauts stuck in their …

How to Be Happy (Or At Least Hate Your Life Slightly Less)

Look, I know you probably came here thinking happiness is about frolicking under rainbows and eating those really nice chocolate mints that hotels …

How statistics lost their power – and why we should fear what comes next

The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over – and putting democracy in peril<p>In theory, statistics should help settle arguments. They ought to provide stable reference points that everyone …

Economic Data

These Elite Troops Spent 15 Years At War. This Program Tries To Prepare Their Minds And Bodies For The Next 15.

As the battle against extremists widens, the U.S. is relying on special operations forces more than ever.<p>NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE COMMAND, Coronado, Calif. -- With no fanfare, U.S. special operations commandos head out on long, dangerous and secretive missions to snatch or kill militants or to advise …

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

“When our senses become muffled, we no longer feel fully alive… If you have a comfortable connection with your inner sensations … you will feel in charge of your body, your feelings, and your self.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 …

Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio on How Our Minds Obscure Our Bodies

“Sometimes we use our minds not to discover facts, but to hide them.”<p><i>“A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity,”</i> William James asserted in his pioneering 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. <i>“What we say and do often hides motives that we keep from others and even from</i> …

Why horrible events are hard to forget

Most events in life are forgettable, but awful moments can remain engraved in the brain for years. Now scientists have a better idea why.<p>In a study …

The Brain

Prepare for a world without work

As we start the year full of good intentions to flourish at work, social scientists are warning that our careers could be over sooner than we …

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

Here's What Sci-Fi Can Teach Us About Fascism | WIRED

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 01.14.17.<p>Time of Publication: 9:00 am. 9:00 am<p>Here’s What …

How telling people about the side effects of a drug can make them sick

The phrase "First, do no harm" doesn't actually appear in the text of the Hippocratic Oath, yet it's frequently considered a fundamental principle of medicine.<p>At the same time, we believe firmly in the principle of informed consent, the idea that people should know the risks of a drug or medical …

Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour …

Mental Health

How personal tech giant Garmin turned data + creative into a 9.7x return on ad spend (VB Live)

<b>The very best marketing campaigns grab their audience by the gonads — but it takes data to figure out exactly what goes into reaching out and touching someone. Join GPS technology giant Garmin for insight into turning analytics into powerful creative that gets bottom line results.</b><p><b>Register here for</b> …

Digital Advertising

Strength-Training Circuit For Distance Runners

<i>These eight exercises will help improve general strength and overall body balance.</i><p>While a consistent running regimen will do a great job of …

We put too much trust in algorithms and it's hurting our most vulnerable

If the past few years have taught us anything, it's that algorithms should not be blindly trusted.<p>The latest math-induced headache comes from …

Computer Science

Reality Check Of The Gen Z Data Hangover

Gen Zs will be the first generation with a stream of data tracking them from cradle to grave. From sleep monitors to calorie and location trackers, …

Advertising Industry

How Light Bulbs Watch You Buy Groceries

The same technology that helps stores track shoppers may one day replace Wi-Fi.<p>In an enormous grocery store in northern France, the lights above the aisles aren’t all they seem to be. They look ordinary—more than a mile and a half of fixtures exuding bright light, folded into a grid overhead—but …

How Social Isolation Is Killing Us

My patient and I both knew he was dying.<p>Not the long kind of dying that stretches on for months or years. He would die today. Maybe tomorrow. And if not tomorrow, the next day. Was there someone I should call? Someone he wanted to see?<p>Not a one, he told me. No immediate family. No close friends. He …

Psychology

Dream sleep soothes painful memories

<b>UC BERKELEY (US) —</b> During the dream phase of sleep, the body’s stress chemistry shuts down, taking the edge off difficult memories. The finding may …

Sleep

Big Data Disaster: Clinton's ADA Algorithm Didn't Add Up

Nearly a month past and the finger-pointing hasn’t stopped over the Hillary Clinton campaign, everybody pointing at everything else. Of course, they …

The truth about willpower

Not so long ago, my post-work routine looked like this: After a particularly grueling day, I'd sit on the couch and veg for hours, doing my version …