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Are You an Ambivert?

A new personality type has emerged that puts the old introvert vs. extrovert debate to rest. Find out if you're an ambivert.<p>I'm sure you've been asked many times whether you're an introvert or an extrovert. For some people, it's an easy choice, but for most of us, it's difficult to choose one way …

Psychology

This is the best view of Pluto most of us will see in our lifetime

A new mosaic pieced together by NASA scientists and captured by the New Horizons spacecraft shows off the most detailed view of Pluto many of us will …

Bernie has pissed off Tommy Chong: Comedian not so high on getting disinvited from Sanders rally

“It was an insult,” said the actor and pot activist<p>Bernie Sanders is harshing Tommy Chong's mellow.<p>The comedian and cannabis activist says he was scheduled to introduce Sanders at a campaign rally Monday in East Los Angeles, but was unceremoniously disinvited hours before the event.<p>"It's lip …

Schoolchildren with no shoes on 'do better and behave better in the classroom', research shows

Schoolchildren who attend their lessons wearing no shoes are likely to obtain better grades and behave better than those who wear them, a decade-long academic research has revealed.<p>‘Shoeless’ children are more likely to arrive to school earlier, leave later and read more, according to new research …

This Is What the Future of American Politics Looks Like

This year, we’re seeing the end of a partisan realignment, and the beginning of a policy one — and U.S. politics is about to change big-time.<p><b>For political observers, 2016 feels like an earthquake</b> — a once-in-a-generation event that will remake American politics. The Republican party is fracturing …

Political Science

The Totally Counterintuitive Thing Science Says You Should Do to Your Résumé

📝 💯<p>We've all been trained to avoid giving out too much personal information when we're on the job hunt. But according new research from Vanderbilt University, it's better to get real about gaps in your résumé—and being honest could actually land you the job.<p>"Our study provides the first-ever …

Personal Information

7 One-Dish Chicken Dinners

We spend a lot of time scouring the Web for tasty, trendy, and healthy recipes. It's one of the many perks of working at Greatist. In the process, we …

Cooking

Fatty Liver Is More Dangerous Than You Might Realize. Here's How to Heal It

"My doctor says I have a fatty liver and I should stay away from fat," writes this week's house call. "Are high-fat foods the culprit here? Any tips to help with a fatty liver?"<p>Indeed, your doctor is right to feel concern: Fatty liver is a dangerous yet misunderstood disease. In America, it affects …

Is Your Pet Lonely and Bored?

AMERICA is experiencing a population boom — of pets. Driven by rising disposable income and urbanization and by evolving attitudes toward animals, the number of pets has grown more rapidly since the mid-1970s than the human population, to the point where there are now about as many pets as there …

Pets

Science reveals how to erase painful memories

According to a new study that appears in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, the key to forgetting could lie in simply changing the way we think about the "context" surrounding our memories.<p>Context is quite a broad thing that can be hard to pin down. Essentially, it refers to everything …

Only fundamental social change can defeat the anxiety epidemic

People, particularly young people, are beset by mental health problems on a scale never seen before. Now it is time to rebalance individualism against the common good<p>We live with an epidemic of anxiety. In 1980, 4% of Americans suffered a mental disorder associated with anxiety. Today half do. The …

Mental Health

The next stop on the road to revolution is ambient intelligence

Gary Grossman Contributor<p>Gary Grossman is a futurist and public relations and communications marketing executive with Edelman.<p>It’s easy to see a rainbow when it’s in the distance, but more difficult to discern when you are in its midst. Though it’s still early days, we’re now in the midst of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Photos from Life Off the Grid in a Sustainable Commune

In this week's installment of First-Person Shooter, a member of an Oregon-based sustainable community photographed a dozen or so residents who live off-the-grid and survive together using only materials readily available to them on their 40-acre land...<p>In this week's edition of First-Person Shooter …

Off-grid

A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage

Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter.<p>All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond with …

Insomnia Linked To Abnormal Brain Connections In New Sleep Study

Insomnia is thought to affect one in three people in the UK.<p>People who suffer from insomnia are more likely to have damaged brain connections, a new …

Sleep

Space smells like burning metal or steak when you open the hatch — here's why

Space may be a giant airless vacuum, but astronauts swear that it has an odor.<p>Those who have sniffed the aroma liken it to burning metal, steak, and …

How to create an untraceable new identity - The Kernel

My machine is inextricably linked to who I am. All of us are in the same existential mess. Your identity is now part of your smartphone and laptop. …

Privacy

Why I Don't Buy Organic, And Why You Might Not Want To Either

I don’t buy organic foods. In fact I specifically avoid doing so. It’s not my place to tell anyone else what to do, but I’d like to lay out three, seriously considered factors that have shaped my personal stance on organic:<p><b>Informed confidence</b> that we are safe buying “conventional” foods<br>• Recognizing …

Agriculture

The best teas for sleep, anxiety, bloating, cramps and more

Got a bloated belly? There’s a tea for that. And also one for the jitters, insomnia, even crippling period cramps. It turns out that herbal brews can help remedy more than a few common health complaints. Read on to find the right sip to ease your discomfort.<p><b>For bloat</b><p>Fennel tea is a hero to the …

Aliens are controlling the Sun says evidence from solar observatory claims UFO researcher

A researcher is convinced that UFOs are controlling the amount of the sun's light and heat that is released to Earth. The Russian ufologist, who's …

You Can Heal Yourself With Your Mind (For Real)

From multiple sclerosis to chronic pain to HIV, science is increasingly showing us that what’s in a patient’s head affects how the body heals.<p>I met …

Immune System

21 Kitchen Upgrades That You Can Actually Do Yourself

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The People Who Believe Electricity Rules the Universe

"Electric universe" theory is at odds with everything modern science has determined about the universe. Yet something about it sparks fervor in the hearts of believers.<p>They call themselves The Thunderbolts Project.<p>They subscribe to an idea called "electric universe," and sometimes describe …

Black Holes

How to protect your money, privacy and yourself if you win Powerball

Several people beat the long odds to win the record $1.5bn jackpot. What should they do next? The first and most important step – sign your ticket<p>I simply couldn’t resist. With some $1.5b n at stake, I have succumbed to the Powerball mania sweeping the country, and purchased five random sets of …

Woodland, N.C. Saves Earth From Dreaded Sun Sucking Solar Cells

On December 8, <i>The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald</i> reported that the Woodland, N.C. Town Council overwhelming rejected a proposal for a solar farm. The council later voted for a moratorium on all future solar farms.<p>In the course of reaching its decision, the council carefully considered expert testimony …

U.S. Health Care Is Failing My Patients

From chronic conditions to mental health, our system is failing patients and doctors alike.<p>When I was called to the Emergency Room to admit a patient …

This man's potentially huge medical breakthrough can't get funding, so he's trying something desperate

Killing Sickness/Skye Gould for Tech Insider<p>Four years ago, Todd Rider was on top of the world. The MIT-trained bioengineer had developed a radical …

University of Toronto