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A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

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 …

Meditation

Where Have You Hidden the Cholera?

<i>Rowan Moore Gerety | Excerpt adapted from</i> Go Tell the Crocodiles: Chasing Prosperity in Mozambique<i> | The New Press | February 2018| 19 minutes (5,070</i> …

Foreign Policy

A Teen Turned Informant to Escape MS-13. Now His Life Is in Even More Danger.

This story is a collaboration between <i>New York</i> and ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom. Additional reporting was contributed by Kavitha …

Crime

No way out: You can't delete a Mastodon account

Mastodon, the upstart anti-Twitter that everyone is talking about has one glaring problem.<p>You can't delete your account.<p>In reality, Mastodon has many …

Social Media

Here’s Your Brain’s New User Manual For Uncertain Times

When we don’t know what’s going to happen, we tell ourselves stories about what might happen. And they often make us feel worse, not better.<p>Even if you’ve kept only one eye on the headlines lately and the other tightly clenched, you’re probably aware that these are, shall we say, some pretty …

Self-help

8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People | Inc.com

Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They're curious more than anything else. An interesting person is always excited to explore the world, and this energy radiates outward.<p>Some people are …

Self-improvement

4 Ways Smarter Hiring Leads to Strong Retention | Inc.com

As hiring becomes increasingly expensive and competitive, a minor reduction in employee turnover can make a significant cost-savings impact. This is true whether you're hiring executives or minimum wage workers.<p>When tackling retention, companies often think about the employees they already have, …

Human Resources

A Helium-Resistant Material Could Finally Usher in The Age of Nuclear Fusion

"We were blown away by what we saw."<p>A collaboration of engineers and researchers has found a way to prevent helium, a byproduct of the fusion …

This is what a scientist wears to keep warm in -40°F

Ryan Knapp works at the Mount Washington Observatory, where the wind chill can drop below -70 degrees.<p>Ryan Knapp is a senior staff meteorologist and weather observer at the Mount Washington Observatory in White Mountains, New Hampshire. When we talked on the phone, the temperature at the …

Backpacking

The $180,000 reason you should stop procrastinating

<b>Hi, my name is Tim, and I’m an avoider. Anytime I’m faced with an unfamiliar problem, or can’t quite figure out the best plan of action, my first</b> …

Personal Finance

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Scientists Show Human Consciousness Could Be a Side Effect of 'Entropy'

It's all connected.<p>It's impressive enough that our human brains are made up of the same 'star stuff' that forms the Universe, but new research …

15 Foods To DO And DON’T Eat On An Empty Stomach

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, because it’s the start of our day and if we get out of the house on the wrong foot, then our whole …

'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

A Mindfulness Notebook That Calms Your Inner Chaos

If the world seems more like a swirling tempest than usual, then it’s possible that you need a pause. The Mindful Notebook could help introduce some …

These 3 Products Will Help You Get A Better Night’s Sleep

It’s high time you started getting out of bed on the right foot. These products will help reduce snoring, increase blood flow, and just give you …

Neuroscientists Have Accidentally Discovered a Whole New Role For The Cerebellum

We've only just scratched the surface.<p>One of the best-known regions of the brain, the cerebellum accounts for just 10 percent of the organ's total …

Neuroscience

18 Easy Irish-Inspired Recipes to Try at Home

Quick, name a traditional Irish dish: corned beef and cabbage comes to mind, right? But there are tons of other recipes to try. Don’t feel bad if you …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

Joe Weisenthal

Joe Weisenthal is the executive editor of news for Bloomberg Digital and the co-host of <i>What’d You Miss?</i> and <i>Odd Lots</i>.<p>"If I don’t say yes to this, then …

People Have Been Using MDMA to Treat PTSD for Decades

Last month, the FDA granted researchers permission to move forward with clinical trials studying the effects of MDMA on treating PTSD. Though the development may seem surprising, the so-called "party drug" was used in therapy years before it was banned...<p>Roslyn Talusan, a freelance writer in …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Sing a Song of Death by LaurenThePacCheese on Storybird

DIY Globe Pendant Light: A Quick and Easy Lighting Upgrade

There’s something magical about globes, don’t you think? The whole world represented in one sphere that fits on your shelf or in your hand. Amazing. …

The Metamorphosis Transformative Portal Morphs Two People Into One

Gazing into Alex Andre’s Metamorphosis Portal is a surreal experience. This interactive installation spins together two individuals’ reflections to create the illusion that both people are morphing into one.<p>“As the wheel spins the alternating reflection between two people facing each other “morphs” …

Learn to Blow Glass, Build Mini 4WD Cars, and Make Silly Robots at Maker Faire Hong Kong

There’s a particular magic that happens when you roll up your sleeves, step out of your comfort zone, and try to make something new. There’s a spark in the eye, the look of engagement, and the joy of participation. Celebrating the magic of making is at the cornerstone of every single one of the …

4 Breathing Techniques That Could Be Better Than Xanax

You’re sitting in traffic, going nowhere while the minutes tick by, making you irretrievably late for a meeting you’re supposed to lead. You look at your schedule and want to run far away because it feels like you literally have a thousand things to do by tomorrow. All the while your anxiety level …

Mindfulness

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words | Inc.com

We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily language plays.<p>Whether it's a health goal, building a business, or any other goal, success …

Self-improvement

Researchers recorded a thought making its way through the brain in real time — see what it looks like

What happens in the brain when you're listening to a person's voice or looking at their face?<p>Neuroscientists at the University of California Berkeley have some new answers to that question after peering inside the opened-up heads of 16 epilepsy patients.<p>The scientists' aim was to track what happens …

The Brain

What's Got Into That Cat? Felines That Use Their Left Paws May Be Stressed Out

Just like humans, pet cats tend to favor one side, using one paw or lying down on one side more than the other. In the most adorable study protocol …