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11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few. It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

The ultimate guide to Pokémon Go

Pokémon are taking over the world.<p>In spite of crippling server issues and gruesome discoveries, Pokémon Go has soared to the top of app charts, added billions to the market value of Nintendo, and sold millions of dollars of Pokéballs and other virtual goods, as people engage in nostalgia for the …

Pokémon

Ten Things I Wish I Knew When I Started 'Pokémon GO'

I’ve been playing <i>Pokémon GO</i> pretty hardcore now for the past 48 hours or so, at least whenever the servers have decided to work. I have a bunch of 500+ CP Pokemon and have won and lost three gyms at this point. I’ve tried to do some research to improve my game, and what I’ve found are things that I …

Pokémon

10 Signs You're Smarter Than Average, According to Science

If you're the eldest child, you have a head start. Here are 9 more.<p>It strikes my curiosity what research says are the things that smart people have in common. By the way, curiosity? It's number 9 on the list. Just saying ...<p>Here's how to know if the tattooed Millennial you just hired for your …

Psychology

This Is Your Sex on Drugs

Some drugs can open you up to complete ecstasy, while others are complete boner killers.<p>"A lot of people use a lot of different drugs," Matthew Johnson, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University, recently told VICE. "And a lot of people have sex. You name the …

Medicine

First to-scale Solar System model built in seven miles of desert

The universe, as Douglas Adams so memorably explained, is big. <i>Really</i> big.<p>But so are the things inside it -- even objects like the Solar System, which …

Space

Fillers And Qualifiers And Jargon, Oh My!

From an informal poll of communication experts and career advisers, these 10 words emerged as the most common fillers, qualifiers and jargon that mean nothing and will get you nowhere. Erase them from your vocabulary immediately.

How To Win An Argument Every Time

<i>This article was cowritten by Joseph Grenny, the</i> New York Times <i>bestselling author of</i> Crucial Conversations <i>and the cofounder of VitalSmarts.</i><p>Between the two of us, we’ve spent 50 years studying what makes people successful at work. A persistent finding in both of our research is that your ability to …

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The Geography of Well-Being

A new index takes a holistic look at America's inequalities. Yes, that's plural.<p>Economic growth has long been the basic metric through which we evaluate economic and social progress. But a growing number of policymakers and experts argue that we need a better way to measure “well being.”<p>In a report …

Demographics

Free app Tweak and Tuneup boosts performance of your Mac

<i>This post is brought to you by Systweak Software, creator of free performance-boosting Mac app Tweak and Tuneup.</i><p>To get the most out of your Mac, you should occasionally purge all the unwanted files that can negatively affect your system’s speed and efficiency. It’s crucial maintenance, but manually …

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6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Week’s Best Space Pictures: Sun Sparks, Rover Parks, and Moons Leave Marks

A nebula’s veil parts, a Mars rover is revealed, and moons make tracks across Jupiter in the week’s best space pictures.

Junk food may not be dangerous for a quarter of people, says scientists

Scientists at the University of Washington discovered one in five obese people did not show health problems linked to a poor diet<p>Junk food may not be dangerous for a quarter of people after scientists found some metabolisms appear immune from the impact of an unhealthy diet.<p>Although gaining excess …

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

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Free Things to Do in Las Vegas

Amid all the high rollers and glitz of the Las Vegas Strip are a surprising number of things to do that won't cost you a thing. The casinos alone are a sensory tour de force, with lights, fountains, shows, and music—much of it free. Use this guide to explore some of the other no-cost opportunities …

The Aussie Mindset: Working to Live Instead of Living to Work

It isn't about your place in life or how you make a living; it's simply about living well.<p>Months before my college graduation, one of my friends brought up the idea of embarking on a three-month backpacking trip across Australia. It sounded like fun, so I did what any sane entrepreneur-to-be would …

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An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can't Be Eradicated

Since Richard Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971, the National Cancer Institute has poured some $90 billion into research and treatments. Yet a cure remains elusive. Experts have plenty of targets for blame, including a flawed emphasis on treatment over prevention, and Big Pharma betting on …

5 Bar Tricks You Can Do With Science

Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight<p>As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his classic <i>Cat's Cradle</i>, "science is magic that works." The same can be applied to these seemingly magical bar tricks, which are not really tricks but based in simple physics and science. They were shown to me by …

How coffee could help you keep your teeth

Researchers find that drinking coffee, which is a source of antioxidants, appears to curb tooth loss due to gum disease.<p>“We found that coffee …

Holistic Medicine

Scientists quantify how we look at faces to develop first impressions

We take as little as 100 milliseconds to "read" a face for traits such as trustworthiness, but the consequences of such judgments often are far from fleeting, so a group of scientists set out to find out what drives these impressions.<p>"For many reasons, including the increasingly pervasive use of …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

Fun Space Sim FTL Warps To The iPad April 3 With Advanced Content

<i>FTL: Faster Than Light</i> came out in September of 2012, and we’ve done nothing but rave about it since then.<p>The only thing missing from the FTL experience, though, was the ability to play the dang thing on an iPad. “How sweet would that be?” we thought.<p>Today’s our lucky day, then, as the developers …

How do I renew a French SIM card?

<b>Josette Carter writes</b><br>I have a mobile phone that I bought in France three years ago. The SIM card has expired. It says: “Orange” on it. Can I buy a SIM card online? How will I activate the phone once I get to France? Do I have to be in France and go to an Orange store to buy the SIM card and …

So, Turns Out Crocodiles Can Climb Trees

Crocodiles can climb trees. And they do it well, too: Some of the toothy reptiles have been spotted as high as 32 feet up a tree.<p>That's not somewhere …

Hate Parking Tickets? Fixed Fights Them In Court For You

Up to 50 percent of parking tickets are dismissed when fought in court, but it takes knowledge and time to do it. New app Fixed will do it for you. Take a photo of your ticket, Fixed contests it, and if it’s dismissed, you pay Fixed 25 percent of the ticket price. If Fixed loses, you pay it …

Coin, The Digital Bank Card Reaches Funding Goal In Just 40 Minutes

Coin, the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connected card, has proven to be a hit in the crowdfunding community. Coin raised the $50,000 they requested to …

Is iMessage secure? The good, the bad, and the complicated

Last week, researchers from QuarksLab gave a presentation at HITBSecConf2013 on the security of iMessage. The researchers sought to investigate …

iPhone 5 touchscreen 2x faster than best Android screen

<b>A new benchmarking tool for touchscreen response times shows Apple's iPhone 5 is twice as fast as Android competitors. It's a close race for top spot</b> …