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People Are Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria at the Beach

This is how scared you should be.<p>Necrotizing fasciitis (or NF, the clinical term for flesh-eating bacteria) is an infection caused by swimming in infected water—and it’s very rare. Like, a few hundred cases a year rare. And yet, I personally know two people who just barely survived the disease. …

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The Conflict in Jerusalem Is Distinctly Modern. Here’s the History.

In December 1917 — 100 years ago this month — the British general Edmund Allenby seized control of Jerusalem from its Ottoman Turkish defenders. Dismounting his horse, he entered the Old City on foot, through Jaffa Gate, out of respect for its holy status.<p>In the century since, Jerusalem has been …

What is psychomotor agitation?

Psychomotor agitation is a feeling of anxious restlessness that causes a person to make movements without meaning to.<p>Psychomotor agitation often …

Microsoft, Facebook Unveil Open Standard for AI, Deep Learning Networks - ExtremeTech

By on September 11, 2017 at 9:27 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As AI and deep learning have …

Researchers: Depression may be a physical illness linked to inflammation

Physical Roots of Depression<p>Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think …

Without Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness Doesn’t Work

Mindfulness has become the corporate fad <i>du jour</i>, a practice widely touted as a fast-track to better leadership. But we suspect that not all the benefits laid at its feet actually belong there. Our research and analysis has revealed a complicated relationship between mindfulness and executive …

10 Artists Making a Splash at SXSW 2017

Young M.A.<p>This Brooklyn-based MC’s 2016 swirling, braggadocio-filled “OOOUUU” was an across-the-board smash, hitting year-end critics’ polls, …

10 Creativity Quotes to Kick Off Your Year

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>If accessing your creative side is one of your …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

Self-improvement

Furniture designer builds himself a curvy, wooden dream home

Bring on the loop-de-loops<p>British furniture designer Tom Raffield is known for his curvy furniture and lighting made from steam-bent wood. And now, he’s put his craft on full display in a new two-story extension to a gamekeeper’s lodge in the English countryside.<p>Belonging to Raffield and his wife, …

The Voices in Our Heads

Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem?<p>“Talking to your yogurt again,” my wife, Pam, said. “And what does the yogurt say?”<p>She had caught me silently talking to myself as we ate breakfast. A conversation was playing in my mind, with a research colleague who questioned …

Literature

Being fat is 'all in the brain' and that's why you can't lose weight

"Eat less, move more" must rank among the most misleading pieces of dieting advice ever offered. Not only does the adage minimise the difficulties of …

The Most Politically Dangerous Book You’ve Never Heard Of

How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas.<p>When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: his mother, Rose Goldsmith, …

Evil Mad Scientist Labs Release AxiDraw V3, a Writing and Drawing Machine

Over the years, Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman, aka Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, have consistently created some of the most unique, clever, and just plain cool projects and products, from their LED coffee table (which started it all) to Bristlebots to the EggBot and the WaterColorBot.<p>The Mad …

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