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Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Personal Finance

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

Working 24-7 To Bring a 747 To Burning Man

“It’s so intense. This city feels like New York now,” Ken Feldman said right as we sat down for coffee in the Mission.<p>Feldman last lived in San Francisco in the early 1990s, well before the first dot-com bubble. Now he’s back at the height of another boom.<p>This time he’s pulling together a …

Burning Man

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

North Korea

Seven Habits Of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

Happiness

Why You Should Take A Social Media Sabbatical

One of my clients told me that social media sabbaticals are the new treks through Nepal. Taking a social media sabbatical is trendy, takes some courage, and for most westerners, it’s outside the realm of possibility. But (thankfully for me), it doesn’t require as much physical fitness as a hiking …

State of the Union 2015: Full transcript

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Prepared for Delivery<p>There is a ritual on State of the Union night in Washington. A little before the address, the White House sends out an embargoed copy of the President's speech to the press (embargoed means that the press can see the speech, but they can't report on it until a …

Income Inequality

Look At The Crazy Designs For The World’s First Underwater City

A Japanese company thinks we should all go sleep with the fishes in its sustainable “Ocean Spiral” city.<p>As coastal cities face growing threats from rising sea levels and urban planners debate where to build next, a Japanese company has an unconventional proposal: Maybe the cities of the future …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

Workouts

Psychology: Why boredom is bad... and good for you

Being bored could hinder our lives in ways we don’t realise – but it may also have helped shape one of our most productive characteristics, says David Robson.<p>I’ve met lots of people with a talent to bore in my time, but Sandi Mann is one of the few to have honed it as a craft. Eager volunteers …

Creativity

A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning

A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning by TeachThought Staff There is a difference between personalized learning and differentiation. …

Personalized Learning

Needle on Zero: Nigeria's Economy Tanking as U.S. Oil Exports Dry Up

When the terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls last spring, many news reports noted that Nigeria had long been one of the biggest suppliers of oil to the United States, suggesting that economic relationship gave Washington a strong incentive to help track down the …

Oil

Europe votes in favor of breaking up Google

The European Parliament can't force Google to change, but its call for 'non-discriminatory online search' gives others the mandate to act<p>The European Parliament has today approved a non-binding resolution calling for the "unbundling of search engines from other commercial services" in order to …

EU Parliament calls on Commission to consider Google break-up

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Markus Pfaff<p>As expected, the European Parliament has passed a resolution that calls on the European …

What Social Psychology Says About Darren Wilson And Michael Brown

What does it mean for a black teen to seem "like a demon"?<p>This week, a grand jury elected not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager.<p>Transcripts show officer Darren Wilson testifying that even though Michael Brown was unarmed, killing him was justified …

Psychology

Your eyes could help make a huge Higgs boson breakthrough

The discovery of the Higgs boson back in 2012 was a landmark moment for physicists -- but what happens when the elementary particle vanishes could be …

Resistance Band Workout

Your Secret Weapon for Bigger Muscles<p>Hammer every last muscle fiber with this resistance band workout<p>A resistance band weighs only a few ounces. But unlike weights, it creates constant tension throughout a movement, recruiting more muscle fibers and accelerating growth. Plus, bands are portable, …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Yota Phone: World's First E-Ink Dual-Screen Smartphone Is Always On (PICTURES)

A unique smartphone with two screens has been launched by a Russian tech company.<p>The Yota Phone has two full-size screens, one of which uses the …