Michael Greene

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Google and the Rise of 'Digital Well-Being'

On a recent vacation, Sameer Samat was settling into his hotel when his partner asked to see his phone. As he handed it over, she promptly walked to …

Silicon Valley

31 Five-Second Reminders that Will Make Calmness Your Superpower

<i>Your goal is to grow so strong on the inside that nothing on the outside can affect your inner peace of mind without your conscious permission.</i>The …

How I Got Delightfully High On Legal Mushrooms

Ever since Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon’s eccentric but oddly compelling food diary went viral — and people finally started taking Goop …

Meditation made easy: How to perfect your Breathing technique

Inhale. Exhale. Seems obvious, maybe. Breathing is something that happens automatically without any consideration on our part. We don’t pay any mind …

Nine Ways to Focus a Wandering Mind [Infographic]

Picture this: You're slouched in a meeting, supposedly paying attention, but your mind has wandered off, churning out various to-do lists, thinking …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

• The brain chemical dopamine, associated with reward and motivation, is very different from serotonin, associated with contentment and true …

Apps to Increase Healthcare Independence

Given the aging population across the world, many tools and medical advances have been accelerated to meet the growing demand for accessible …

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The founder of PayPal uses data to optimize every aspect of his life — and he says being healthier comes down to a single habit

"Be on the bike." That might as well be Max Levchin's fitness mantra.<p>Levchin is a cofounder of PayPal and the CEO of online lending service Affirm. On an episode of Business Insider's podcast, "Success! How I Did It," Levchin told US editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell about the philosophy behind his …

Will Power

Looking for some mobile VR fun? Here are the top 10 Google Daydream apps, games

While virtual reality headsets from the likes of Oculus are said to offer the best virtual reality experiences, mobile VR is much more affordable and …

Essential Phone review, four months later: The sun is setting on this experiment

With big money and big names involved, Essential was a deserved recipient of intrigue when it launched as a company with the promise of a great …

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Confident

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

Research suggests there are five types of anxiety and depression

Ah, anxiety and depression – the magical, miserable combo.<p>When you’ve got anxiety and depression, your thoughts and emotions can play out in all …

The emotional benefits of small talk outweigh your fear of being awkward

At an early age, you’re taught not to talk to strangers. Originally meant to protect us from childhood harm, this rule follows most of us into adulthood.<p>We keep to ourselves in public places. We avert our eyes on public transport. We stand frozen in the corners of cocktail parties and extended …

Psychology

Will the AI jobs revolution bring about human revolt, too?

<b>Artwork by Canadian Louis-Philippe Demers, which shows an artificial skull with robotic eyes which follows the motion of a visitor, during a press preview for the Robots exhibition held at the Science Museum in London, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. The exhibition which shows 500 years of mechanical and</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

Everything you need to cure your smartphone addiction

Step away from the phone.<p>No wonder smartphones have taken over our lives: They snap our photos, maintain our calendars, put us in touch with loved ones, store our music, let us work on the go, provide access to the vast storehouse of knowledge called the internet, and feed us a constant stream of …

Facebook's New 'AI Camera' Team Wants to Add a Layer to the World

The most important technological advances of the past decade are converging inside the battle for your phone’s camera.<p>Take a video of a birthday cake’s candles sparkling in an Instagram story, then tap the sticker button. Near the top of the list you’ll see a slice of birthday cake.<p>It’s a little …

Augmented Reality

Moona pad keeps pillow cold all night

<b>A device that keeps your pillow cool all night is being developed in France.</b><p>The Moona pad can also track movement in the night to help people monitor their sleep.<p>The system met its crowdfunding target in under 24 hours.

Crowd Funding

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s pretty much an app for everything.<p>From note-taking to …

Apps

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Happiness

We’re eating too much meat and it’s making us sick

While Senate Republicans work to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the future of health insurance in our country remains unknown. But what we do know is that chronic diseases and conditions continue to be the leading cause of disability and death and claim 90 percent of the US health care …

The purpose of life is to be a nobody

We all experience the world like we are at the center of reality.<p>We think and we feel in relation to how our senses absorb information and how this information mingles with our personal memories. The subjective perception created by these interactions provides the illusion of importance.<p>We forget …

Self-improvement

Trump’s ‘Dangerous Disability’? It’s the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Last week, behavioral researchers at Brown University held a colloquium titled “Analytic thinking, bullshit receptivity, and fake news sensitivity.” At an informal gathering afterwards, the conversation turned to the not-completely-unrelated topic of Donald Trump.<p>Earlier that week, syndicated …

Psychology

“Soft” Sensors Are Breaking Into Four Major Industries

Todd Gisby Contributor<p>Todd Gisby is the CTO of New Zealand-based startup StretchSense, which produces stretchable capacitive sensors for a range of industries.<p>From something as simple as a door sensor at a store to the new age of “smart” sensors in a rapidly emerging wearables market, the …

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Singularity

The tech industry has $21 billion worth of open, high paying jobs — here are the top 15

It now includes a salary estimate with every job listing, based on sifting through the millions of self-reported salaries hosted on its site.<p>To celebrate that new feature, it dug into its data to find out which industries and job titles had the most openings.<p>All told, there are a whopping $272 …

Employment

8 Meditation Apps to Try Now

Now, with all of the stress around current events and how our personal lives will be affected, it’s important to build self-care into the day any way you can, whether it’s taking three deep breaths every few hours or listening to a guided meditation to soothe you into a very important good night’s …

25 Quotes From a Famous Buddhist Master That Will Make You Reconsider What's Important in Life

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If not, he is one of the most famous Buddhist masters living today.<p>Coming from Vietnam, he has inspired countless …