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Bee-ing grateful to our pollinators

“It’s a bee!” someone screams as they jump up from their picnic blanket, knocking over their apple juice and flailing their arms, trying to get away …

Ecology

6 Science-Backed Ways To Use Writing As Therapy

You probably know at least one person who keeps a diary, gratitude journal, or bullet journal. But can writing be a legitimate therapy to improve our …

Creative Writing

You Can Send Invisible Messages With Subtle Font Tweaks

If you’re grasping for the deeper meaning of an essay or article, consider the possibility that it may not be in the words themselves, but hidden in …

Columbia University

Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

Donald Trump personally pushed postmaster general to double rates on Amazon, other firms

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges …

Donald Trump

Why we owe it to ourselves to spend quiet time alone every day

<i>Dola Sun</i><p>By not giving ourselves the minutes — or hours — free of devices and distractions, we risk losing our ability to know who we are and what’s …

Meditation

BBC Totally Trolled Trump

Burn:<p>x<p>just saying ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/1zoOGFKeU3<p>— BBC Three (@bbcthree) May 19, 2018<p>J.K. Rowling tweeted a similar photo …

Donald Trump

Trusting your gut could be the most rational way to make decisions

• <b>Brain studies have shown that using our "gut feelings" can be more rational than we give credit.</b>• <b><br>Emotions can be significant responses in decision-making— as our brains process information and experiences over time, our intuition becomes more accurate.</b>• <b><br>Intuitive thinking is fast and subconscious,</b> …

Psychology

Reaching Singularity: Physicist Asserts We Will Never Truly Understand Consciousness

One of the most probable ways we will reach the Singularity is with computers that mimic our brains. But to achieve that, we will have to tackle one …

Consciousness

The Latest: Trump misspells wife's name in homecoming tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump (all times local):<p>2:40 p.m.<p>President Donald Trump has welcomed his wife home from the hospital in a tweet that misspells her first name.<p>Here's what the president wrote: "Great to have our incredible First Lady back home in the White House. …

Donald Trump

Trump is ‘going down’ — and here are all the reasons why

I’ve been “covering” the Trump story for over a year now, and I’m sick and tired of stacking up the details of his treachery day after day, week …

Donald Trump

Way Out of His League? Sarah Huckabee Sanders Has Delusions of Trump's Grandeur

While Donald Trump cowers in the safety of his White House residence (or his Palm Beach resort), his press secretary shows up on State-TV (aka Fox …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Feud With Amazon Has Nothing to Do With Defending the Postal Service

News emerged yesterday that President Donald Trump allegedly personally pressured Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double what it charges …

Donald Trump

Trump responds to new FBI informant reports

President Donald Trump on Saturday appeared to respond to new reports that an FBI informant had reached out to multiple campaign aides during the 2016 presidential campaign.<p>"If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal," the president …

Donald Trump

Trump Calls Revoking Obama’s Birth Certificate “My Number One Priority”

After gutting all of Mr. Obama’s achievements, Trump tells aides, “I’m finally going to send that cocky chombo back to Africa”<p>With his dismantling of …

Donald Trump

A Location-Sharing Disaster Shows How Exposed You Really Are

There are plenty of guides available on how to protect your data, how to secure yourself online, and how to stop digital snoops from tracking you …

Privacy

Why Trump should be intimately acquainted with both HIV and HPV

Microsoft founder Bill Gates told his staff at the Gates Foundation, in a recently publicized video obtained by MSNBC, that he has had two meetings with Donald Trump since the president was elected.<p>Gates said he tried to persuade the president during both meetings to be a “leader who drives …

Donald Trump

The Russia Investigations: Big Questions Answered, More Big Questions Raised

<b>Updated at 9:44 a.m.</b><p><i>This week in the Russia investigations: The Senate Judiciary Committee dumps documents about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting, the special counsel's office celebrates its first birthday and the GOP escalates its war against the Justice Department.</i><p><b>The enemy within</b><p>After chapters on …

Donald Trump

Bill Gates Is Confused About Donald Trump's Third-Person Psychological Tic

A video obtained by MSNBC aired Thursday revealed the immensely awkward relationship between wannabe billionaire President Donald Trump and actual …

Donald Trump

Warner: Identifying FBI source to undermine Russia probe could be a crime

The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee warned Friday that his colleagues could be committing a crime if they obtain the identity of a secret FBI source and use it to undermine the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.<p>Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) raised the …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Will Not Rest Until Amazon Is a Smoldering Pile of Radioactive Ash

The president reportedly tried to gouge Jeff Bezos for billions.<p>As you’ve probably heard, <b>Donald Trump’s</b> feelings toward Internet-retail giant Amazon are roughly on par with his feelings toward stairs, and exercise, and steaks with even the slightest bit of pink in the center. Which is to say: he …

Donald Trump

Texas teen charged with killing 10 in high school massacre

SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - A 17-year-old student dressed in a trench coat and armed with a shotgun and pistol opened fire at his high school outside Houston on Friday, killing nine students and a teacher, before surrendering to officers, authorities said.<p>Santa Fe High School, southeast of Houston, …

Santa Fe

Fox News tries to protect Trump by smearing Avenatti

Here’s the blaring, 28-point headline:<p>Wife fumes as lawyer to the (porn) stars Avenatti neglects their divorce case to chase limelight<p>And here’s the …

Donald Trump

Analysis: Trump's bonfire of the treaties sweeps towards the WTO

GENEVA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has the World Trade Organization in a chokehold, and the United States has made clear what he wants: no more judicial rulings that interpret WTO rules to Washington's disadvantage.<p>Trump has effectively engineered a crisis in the WTO's system of settling …

Globalization

Very Few Voters Actually Read Trump’s Tweets

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup.<p>Poll of the week<p>President Trump’s tweets often dominate news coverage, particularly on cable …

Political Science

To Get More Comfortable with Conflict, Stop Making It Personal

Read online<p>Conflict is a normal, healthy part of working with other people. And yet many of us avoid it at all costs — often because it feels personal. To get more comfortable with disagreements, and to reap the benefits of productive conflict, let go of the idea that it’s all about you. If you …

Leadership

If You Struggle With Authority, Science Says Blame Your Brain

People who want to be their own bosses -- like entrepreneurs -- may fall into this neurological group.<p>If you hate being told what to do, and that’s why you decided to become an entrepreneur -- or that’s why you aspire to launch your own venture -- brain science may have an explanation for your …

The Brain

A White House aide taped meetings with Trump so that he could replay it to impress his friends

The White House has continued its communications crackdown to control the number of embarrassing leaks after a junior aide was reportedly discovered to have taped President Donald Trump's meetings.<p>The aide was found to have played the recording to impress friends, several people familiar with the …

Donald Trump

The Logical-Mathematical Learning Style

The logical-mathematical learning style is one of eight types of learning styles, or intelligences, defined in developmental psychologist Howard …

Mathematics

Trump says spy infiltrated his campaign; lawyer casts doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump accused the Justice Department on Friday of trying to frame him by planting a spy in his 2016 campaign — an allegation his own lawyer said might not be true.<p>Promoting a theory that is circulating in conservative circles, Trump quoted Fox Business anchor …

Donald Trump