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Everything Sounds the Same When You’re Depressed

Study shows people with depressive symptoms have trouble focusing on the speech of others when in social settings.<p>A group of friends invites you along to a bar. As you order a drink, one friend leans over to ask you a question. You try to focus on his speech, but all you can hear is the bartender …

Depression

This Dystopian Diorama Is “1984” Meets The Internet Of Things

The Nemesis Machine is designed to alarm visitors about how much data they’re giving up to companies like Google.<p>When George Orwell wrote <i>1984</i>, surveillance technology was strictly analog. What would <i>1984</i> look like if it was written in the world of the Internet of things?<p>That’s the question posed by …

Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?<p>Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said <i>Popular Science</i>. The <i>International Business Times</i> pronounced …

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War in comics: New graphic novel tells untold side of WWII | DW | 06.05.2015

In January 1945, World War II was drawing to a close. The Allied Forces had been liberating occupied Western Europe since they landed at the Atlantic …

World History

Consume, Consume, Consume With The False Promise Of Happiness!

Victor Lebow an economist, retail analyst and author, wrote a very pertinent account of modern consumerism in his 1955 paper, “Price Competition in …

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures | Colossal

<p>Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns …

Harbin Snow and Ice Fest in Pictures

23 Mind Bending Optical Illusion Paintings by Rob Gonsalves

<b>[Huckleberry Fine Art]</b> Artist Rob Gonsalves was born in Toronto, Canada in 1959. During his childhood, he developed an interest in drawing from …

Digital Art

Resize an Animated GIF

Read the full article at: Resize an Animated GIFAnimated GIFs are images but you can’t really handle them link other types of images, like PNGs or …

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How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Dark Buddhism

<i>Introduction</i><p>I began as an Objectivist. Like many members of my generation, I discovered Ayn Rand in college, initially reading <i>The Fountainhead</i> and …

We Are All Liars (Sort Of)

On some level, we are all phonies, it’s just a matter of whether or not we are good or bad ones.<p>In his new book <i>Keep It Fake: Inventing an Authentic</i> …

The hidden psychology of voting

Votes are cast based on rational decisions, right? Not necessarily – we may not be as in control of our preferences as we like to think, writes Zaria Gorvett.<p>It hits the moment you board the train – that unmistakeable tang of stale urine. You take a seat. The passenger opposite sneezes across the …

This 66-Year-Old Woman Is Suing All Gay People—Yes, All of Them

Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Grey Villet—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty …

Apple is reportedly teaming up with scientists to study your DNA

Apple could have a hand in helping researchers learn more about your DNA.<p>The company is reportedly planning to work with scientists to collect DNA …

55 Staggering Images Of Life Inside North Korea

1 of 57<p>Since the fall of the USSR, North Korea has existed in almost complete isolation from the rest of the world.<p>2 of 57<p>Electricity is still a rare …

North Korea

Philosophical Jokes

One advantage of being a Philosophy major is that you get to hear a higher caliber of jokes. Maybe not bust-a-gut funny jokes (maybe not even that "philosophical"), but certainly more interesting than your typical locker room fare. Here are five examples I heard in Philosophy classes.<p>1. A turtle …

7 Science-Based Reasons to Use Emoticons at Work

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Do you remember seeing your first emoticon?<p>The first documented use of “:-)” dates back to 1982, when Scott Fahlman proposed that it be used as a “joke marker” on a message board for Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists. Here’s his …

Is Most Psychology Research Rubbish?

Psychology research has a bullshit-results problem.<p>An effort to replicate 100 research findings in psychology turned up the disturbing fact that key …

Clinical Trials

Much Too Much: Are Options Ruining Our Lives?

A personal investigation into the psychology of choice in the age of endless options and always-on living.<p><b>By Tara Bouley</b><p><b>I pose the question</b> <b>because</b> …

Self-improvement

The ultimate psychology reading list

<i>Every month since January 2008</i> The Psychologist <i>has featured a One-On-One interview page in which leading psychologists are asked, among other things,</i> …

10 Mind Expanding Books To Read In A Lifetime

Growing up as a child, I can remember every thing and every one around me reminding me that reading was not something to be done for fun — but rather …

Self-improvement

Mindfulness website Pixel Thoughts could change your life

We know we’re prone to bit of exaggeration every now and then, but we really don’t think we’re exaggerating when we say that this website could …

Nihilistic Mindfulness

Harry Koopman (CC BY 2.0)<p>Andrew Gonsalves writing at Don’t Feed the Animals:<p>I’ve been bad. I haven’t practiced meditating in a long time and I would …

Insider | The Next Web

All stories in Insider<p>German bank replaces SWIFT with Bitcoin for international loan transfers<p>Bitbond is now using Bitcoin to facilitate international transfer of fiat loans as well, Reuters reports. The loaned amount ...<p>Neer Varshney<p>YouTube's newest feature reminds you to stop watching …

5 Mental Health Myths + Facts

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …