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Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns

What the science suggests so far about the impact of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on your mental well-being.<p>Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and we’re spending an average of two hours every day sharing, liking, tweeting and …

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success -- here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

<i>Amazon</i><p>Money isn't enough to motivate us to do good work<p>In 'Payoff,' Duke University behavioural economist Dan Ariely argues that human motivation is …

Vibrant Paintings of Colorful Fish Merged With Their Coral Environments

Artist Lisa Ericson is known for her hybrid animal paintings, and her newest series of work continues this trend by depicting colorful fish merging into the coral that surrounds them. Fanning out from their delicate tails, the vibrant coral reminds us of the symbiotic relationship these two animals …

Modern Art

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

‘Holy Shit, We’re in a Cult’

EnlightenNext was an organization, founded by self-styled guru Andrew Cohen, that aimed to facilitate spiritual awakening. Cohen’s most devoted students meditated for hours—at times, months—on end, were often celibate, and lived together. However, what started as an idealistic venture quickly …

Idealism

Why psychology lost its soul: Everything comes from the brain

What happens to your soul after you die? Nothing, as it does not exist.<p>George Paxinos, <i>Neuroscience Research Australia</i><p>Many people today believe they …

Consciousness

Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers?

In rare cases, brain damage has unlocked prodigious mental abilities in patients. Now researchers are exploring the hidden potential in all of us<p>On 13 September, 2002, 31-year-old Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman from Washington, was beaten and mugged by two men after leaving a karaoke bar. He …

The Brain

The Nordic Novel ‘A Man Called Ove’ Is a Sleeper Hit

Even the popular fiction coming out of Scandinavia—think Stieg Larsson—is dark and bleak, which makes the success of A Man Called Ove an even more …

Books

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

The First World War: a complete timeline

THE OPENING SHOTS: AUG - SEP 1914<p><b>August 4-25, 1914: German invasion of Belgium</b><p>German troops captured most of Belgium, including the fortress of Liège, with the Belgians losing 30,000 men and the Germans just 2,000.<p><b>August 7-25, 1914: Battle of the Frontiers</b><p>The French Plan XVII called for an …

How Consciousness Solves The Puzzle Of Life

With so much knowledge floating around, you can easily lose the forest for the trees. Without a fundamental understanding of the big picture, the pieces can make very little sense and even seem absurd. This is true particularly in the case of spirituality. For example, the idea that God is …

Why do smart people do stupid things? It’s simple

Thinking is hard work and asking tough questions can make you unpopular. So it’s no wonder that even clever people don’t always use their brains<p>We all know smart people who do stupid things. At work we see people with brilliant minds make the most simple mistakes. At home we might live with someone …

The empty brain

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer<i>By Robert Epstein</i>Read at Aeon

The Brain

Review: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius provide a peculiarly chilly kind of comfort. Blake Morrison enjoys a new translation<p><b>Meditations: Living, Dying and the Good Life</b><br>by Marcus Aurelius, translated by Gregory Hays<br>191pp, Weidenfeld, £6.99<p>What do the classics offer in a time of crisis? Can the wisdom of …

Andy Goldsworthy creates ephemeral Land Art with natural materials found in the wilderness

Some of the best art out there is ephemeral and leaves almost no trace. Take the case of Andy Goldsworthy, generally considered the founder of modern …

Land Art

A Short History Of Deep Learning -- Everyone Should Read

Deep learning is a topic that is making big waves at the moment. It is basically a branch of machine learning (another hot topic) that uses algorithms to e.g. recognize objects and understand human speech. Scientists have used deep learning algorithms with multiple processing layers (hence “deep”) …

Machine Learning

What Makes Us Conscious?

Do you think that the machine you are reading this story on, right now, has a feeling of “what it is like” to be in its state?<p>What about a pet dog? …

When good weather is bad news: a storm adventure in Iceland

Winters in Iceland can be brutal, but a new hike aims to ‘make storms fun’. Kevin Rushby hopes for danger, blizzards and high winds<p>In the mood for adventure? Here’s a ready-made one waiting to be activated. Just add a flight to Reykjavik, some atrocious weather and Kommi Hermannsson, an Icelandic …

Amazon Echo now lets Alexa read Kindle books to you

In addition to serving as your connection to Amazon's vast inventory of products, Amazon Echo can now also read your Kindle books to you.<p>And unlike …

Scientists struggle to stay grounded after possible gravitational wave signal

Cosmologist’s tweet appears to confirm rumours of discovery that could ‘open a new window on the universe’<p>Not for the first time, the world of physics is abuzz with rumours that gravitational waves have been detected by scientists in the US.<p>Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at Arizona State …

What Quality Education Should Teach You, According to a Harvard Scientist

Harvard’s great biologist/psychologist <b>Steven Pinker</b> is one of my favorites, even though I’m just starting to get into his work.<p>What makes him great …

Startling new finding: 600 million years ago, a biological mishap changed everything

If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being to the next, then evolution is the high-stakes game of waiting for the copier to get it wrong.<p>Too wrong, and you’ll live burdened by a maladaptive mutation or genetic disorder. Worse, you …

Biology

What is your memory style? Brain wiring may control how we remember events

When it comes to memory, there are two types of people: those who can recall the sights, sounds and scents of life events in glorious evocative detail; and those who can conjure up only the plain, unadorned facts.<p>For example, if two people go to a fancy restaurant, one might remember the aromas …

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

Astronomy

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

<i>Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance</i> by Robert M. Pirsig<p>The story of a father and son’s summer motorcycle trip across America from Minnesota to …

10 Short Books You Can Read Before The End Of The Year

Explore entire worlds, in just around 200 pages.<p>According to a recent survey conducted on FlipSnack, popular books are getting longer and longer. A few of this past year’s weighty tomes serve as hard evidence. Whether the trend can be chalked up to the ability of lightweight eReaders to accommodate …

This 'homeless' guy flies first class for free and says anyone could do it — here's how

And he's homeless, because he spends most of his time in the sky, flying first class — for free.<p>He says anybody could get free first-class tickets, if you play it smart.<p>"It sounds cliché, but I'm living my dream," Schlappig told Business Insider.<p>We spoke to Schlappig to hear his story:

Qatar Airways

Why You Should Read Books From Every Country

Books offer the privilege of travelling all around the globe without even having to leave one’s comfort zone. Reading also ignites the level of one’s …

Literature
Psychology