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Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Scientists Probe an Enduring Question: Can Language Shape Perception?

The idea that language shapes our ability to think fell out of favor in the 1960s, but new tools have some researchers revisiting the concept.<p>Picture …

The Brain

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

Wait–Did Twitter’s CEO Just Share A Post Calling For 'Civil War,' Wiping Out The GOP, And How We Should Be Like CA?

article<p>Google Play Newsstand<p>Well, if there were any lingering doubts about Twitter’s perceived bias against conservatives, look no further than what …

Coming financial crisis will be much worse than Great Depression – investor Peter Schiff

The Great Depression will pale in comparison to the next financial crisis which could soon be coming, according to investor Peter Schiff, famous for …

Why It’s No Longer Possible for Any Country to Win a War

The last few decades have been the most peaceful era in human history. For the first time ever, fewer people die today from human violence than from …

Geopolitics

White Homeowner Nicknamed ‘George Zimmerman 2.0’ Gets Life in Prison for Murdering Unarmed Black Man

A North Carolina man who warned 911 operators that he was going to kill the “hoodlums” in his neighborhood who had the “devil in them” was convicted …

Crime

StumbleUpon

6 Ways to Save Money When You Travel

Expert advice to get the most out of your next trip (for less).

Flying

5 Money-Saving Tricks Airlines Don't Want You to Know | Inc.com

We all love to complain about airlines and their never-ending efforts to find new, clever, and incredibly annoying ways to squeeze every penny out of travelers. But when it comes to soothing your travel rage, revenge is sweeter than anger.<p>You know they're using every tool out there to maximize …

Google Flights

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

Richard Feynman

Bethesda Softworks Is the Creator of Bitcoin: An Insane Conspiracy Theory

I guess Bitcoin does have a pretty big modding community.<p>Despite two big who-is-Satoshi-Nakamoto stories at <i>Wired</i> and <i>Gizmodo</i> this week, the debate over the identity of the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin goes on. But what if Bitcoin wasn't made by any one or two people, but a hugely successful game …

Bitcoin

Here's what happened when I started doing 40-minute meditation sessions every morning

Stressors include travel, family, and the early onset of all that year-end noise. Daily exercise can help you feel better, but a recent injury has limited what I can do.<p>So about one week ago, I started meditating before work each day. Friends from my yoga community had been encouraging me in this …

Meditation

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

Costa Rica

Here's what's up with Google's Contacts and Phone apps: They're coming soon, for some

Google's Contacts and Phone apps for Android caused a great deal of confusion last week: The apps, which come pre-installed on many phones, suddenly …

The ultimate guide to leveling up your coding skills

No matter what your job is these days, it’s always helpful to have coding knowledge in your toolbox. But if you’re not interested in going back to school and you have very little time to dedicate towards picking up a new skill, choosing what, when and how to develop your programming chops is a task …

7 Powerful Mantras To Help You Attract The One

In my 20s and early 30s, I used attention from men as a validation card.<p>I sadly thought that if I didn’t have one (or two) men interested in me at …

Russia is already exacting its revenge on Turkey for downing a Russian warplane

"The government has been ordered to work out a system of response measures to this act of aggression in the economic and humanitarian spheres," which may include "limits or bans" on "foodstuffs, labor, and services from Turkish companies," Medvedev said.<p>The sanctions "could bite into more than $30 …

Russia

US issues travel warning in wake of attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans should be alert to the possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased threats from militant groups around the world, the State Department warned on Monday.<p>A travel alert, which is to be in effect until Feb. 24, said current information …

Extremism

Hot To Turn Lukewarm Sex Into Red-Hot Sex

We all dream of finding that perfect someone to live happily ever after with. And many of us do find that someone. Everything feels right from how you fit together holding hands to how you make love. There is the excitement of the engagement, planning a wedding, honeymoon and finding a new home …

Relationships

8 strategies to spend less money, from real people who save over half their income

If you want to accumulate wealth, you have to cut back on spending.<p>To help you get started, we rounded up money saving strategies from the best savers out there — those who have saved over 50% of their income.<p>Not only will increased savings allow you to put more money to work and grow it through …

Personal Finance

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and Heroin

Ireland Will Decriminalize Weed, Cocaine, and HeroinGetty Images/Universal Images GroupAs part of a self-described “radical cultural shift,” Ireland …

Cannabis

When You’re a Refugee and Your Husband Beats You, You’re Basically On Your Own

She escaped from Syria, only to be abused by her husband in a refugee center in Germany. One woman's struggle to get help exposes the cracks in an overwhelmed refugee system. Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News.<p>HEIDELBERG, Germany — Her husband also beat her in Syria. Not as often. Not as badly. …

A Black American Is Seeking Refuge In Canada From Police Racism

An African-American U.S. citizen is seeking asylum in Canada to escape police mistreatment.<p>Vice reported that Kyle Lydell Canty traveled to Canada in September as a tourist and decided to apply for protection as a refugee.<p>Canty is facing criminal charges for a number of misdemeanors, including …

Race & Ethnicity

Here’s the simple strategy extroverts use to win people over

Yet until recently, no one's been able to pinpoint what exactly extroverts <i>do</i> that helps them build strong social ties.<p>Now, new research from Duke University, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that the answer is surprisingly simple: It's a matter of mimicry, or copying the …

Psychology

Anonymous Begins Revealing Information About Alleged Ku Klux Klan Members

Last week, a group identifying itself as the online hacktivist collective "Anonymous" vowed to release contact information identifying 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan, timed a year after the group first began targeting the KKK in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri, protests.<p>On Monday, the group …

Ku Klux Klan

What ‘Empire’ And Other Hip-Hop Dramas Say About America

Street-savvy shows featuring a healthy dose of hip-hop swagger and style are finding viewers far beyond the traditional black audience. You can thank …

The 15 Best Freelance Websites to Find Jobs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re looking for another way to pay the bills, seeking more professional development opportunities or just love the freedom that freelancing offers, there’s no question that millions of people have discovered the benefits of …

Employment