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This cup won’t spill over…not even if you slap it

By Joseph Carey<p>Let's face it, everyone's had a drink at some point and somehow managed to spill it either down themselves or on something valuable. …

Pollution

'Pronoia' and other emotions you never knew you had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings are located within our heads. In 2013, for instance, a team of psychologists published a study …

Psychology

20 surprising effects that getting more sleep has on your mind and body

If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.<p>For at least 40% of the US population that isn't getting the recommended seven to nine hours a …

Flying Car

Lung Cancer Trial Stopped After Jimmy Carter Drug Shrinks Tumors

Researchers have stopped a study of a new lung cancer drug, saying it’s so effective they want to offer it to all the patients in the trial.<p>The drug, Keytruda, is the same drug that former president Jimmy Carter says helped stall advanced melanoma that had spread to his brain.<p>Keytruda was being …

Cancer

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Here's what magic mushrooms do to your body and brain

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression.<p>But, as with any drug, …

Magic Mushrooms

Don't Read This! (It's Only the Most Valuable Psychology Hack You Can Learn.)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Don’t touch: wet paint.”</i><p>How many times have you seen that and wanted to touch the wet paint? How many times have you seen that sign, ignored it, and done the thing you’ve been explicitly told not to do?<p>If you’re anything like me, I’m …

Schadenfreude

Nanoparticles beat back atherosclerosis

Careening through the bloodstream, a single nanoparticle is dwarfed by red blood cells whizzing by that are 100 times larger. But when specially …

This Is How Long Smartphone Batteries Should Last

Over nine hours. That's how long the display was turned on while using the Xiaomi Mi Max I'm currently testing before the battery was nearly dead. …

Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

Apps

A top Harvard professor says this is how to trick your brain into conquering fear

But, the TED Talk is only one of Cuddy's defining moments.<p>In her book, "Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges," Cuddy discusses how to feel liberated and perform at your best.<p>She defines presence as "the state of being attuned to and able to comfortably express our true …

TED Talks

The 7-Day Self-Love Reset You Should Try

Carve out some time in your calendar and keep scrolling for Jennifer Kass' seven-day self-love reset plan, designed to help bring you back into alignment with the most important person in your life (and no, it's not anyone you'll meet on Bumble).<p>If you want to find someone to love (and get sweaty …

It's been 10 years since Half-Life 2: Episode 3 was announced. Here's Gabe Newell not talking about it.

Around 2008, Valve got really tight-lipped about a sequel they told everyone was on the way<p>No, numerologists of the Interwebs, this is not confirmation of <i>Half-Life 2: Episode 3</i>. It's a compilation of interviews given and questions taken by Valve boss Gabe Newell in the decade since the infamous …

It’s official: Android apps and the Play Store are coming to Chrome

It looks like there’s a little tidbit of information that might have been originally planned for the keynote (pulled because of time restraints, maybe?). According to a session description now on the Google I/O website, Google “announced” today that the Google Play Store is coming to Chrome…<p>Today …

25 Bad Words That Make Other People Feel Inferior

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Did you know that in every language, there are more negative words than positive ones? It seems we need lots of words to describe our negative feelings, but we're content with a handful of positive ones.<p>For instance, researchers have …

Self-help

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

6 Ways to Liberate Yourself From Toxic Habits!

We've all been in situations where it feels as if your life is on replay, as if you were in a time loop.<p>Things are happening, events are exchanging but somehow its all the same experiences day after day... Monotonous. Different situations yet the same outcome. When this occurs it often takes a lot …

Self-help

How to Remove Bloatware (Pre-Installed Apps) from Android Device

<b>Remove the bloatware (pre-installed apps) from your Android device</b> that are already pre-installed in your device by the device manufacturer. Use the …

This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

8 Foods That Have More Iron than Beef

<i>by guest blogger</i> <i>Caroline Praderio</i><i>,</i> <i>food and nutrition writer for</i> Prevention <i>magazine and EatClean.com</i><p>So you got the memo that excessive red meat consumption is a disaster for the environment and your health, not to mention the animals, and that we should all eat less of it.<p>But isn't cutting down on …

The Most Life-Threatening Addiction, Ever

The Most Life-Threatening Addiction, Ever<p>We're all addicted to something. Alcohol, sugar, smoking, shopping, coffee, gossip, overeating. Whether your addiction is life-threatening or just an annoying behavior you want to kick, they are all a result of habitual thinking and actions. If we do …

Mindfulness

Android phone user DIY upgrades from 16 to 64GB internal storage

Imagine our surprise when the first smartphone with upgradable internal storage wasn’t a Project Ara phone from Google, it was a Nexus 5 from LG. …

Android Phones

You've gotta see this marijuana tech

Sure, you could buy a cheaper vape pen and just put it in your pocket. But if you've got money (and herb) to burn, why not plop down $80-$100 for a<p>Published:20 April 2016 Caption:Jefferson ReidPhoto:VapRwear<p>If any celebrity is synonymous with smizzling the chronic, it is Snoop Dogg. So the fact …

Common medicines tied to changes in the brain

(Reuters Health) - Commonly used drugs for problems like colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease have long been linked to cognitive impairment and dementia. Now researchers have some fresh evidence that may help explain the connection.<p>A person holds pharmaceutical …

Nixie Watch gets first redesign in more than 10 years

Hip to be square<p>The original round Nixie Watch made famous by Steve Wozniak is now available in a thinner, rechargeable, square design. Like its predecessor, the Square Nixie Watch features two Nixie tubes, a vintage technology that displays orange glowing numbers on bent pieces of metal suspended …

Lithium Ion

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

An old African proverb says, "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside can do you no harm."<p>Self-awareness is one of the most important skills for success. How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive …

Self-awareness

Investigators end search at offices of Panama Papers firm

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday wrapped up their search of the Mossack Fonseca law firm looking for evidence of any illegal activity in …

Corruption

Scientists Finally Made Carbyne—a Material Stronger Than Graphene—That Lasts

Several years ago, scientists calculated the properties of an exotic form of carbon—called Carbyne—and found that it promised more strength and …

Sundance's VR Films Will Break Your Brain

If this year’s Sundance Film Festival is any indication, virtual reality is about to hit the mainstream. Under a program called New Frontier, the …

Microsoft finally kills support for Windows 8. It's the end of an error

Windows 8 is officially toast.<p>Microsoft has pulled the plug on Windows 8's life support. It told customers they need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 -- or better yet, Windows 10 -- to continue receiving crucial updates and security patches.<p>Despite a free upgrade to the superior Windows 8.1 two years ago …

Windows 10