Tracy Maurer

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How to Tell If Someone is Lying, According to Behavioral Experts

If you claim that you never lie, well, you’re a liar.<p>Those little white lies are slipping out more often than you realize: One study found that Americans, on average, tell about 11 lies per week. Other research shows that number is on the conservative side. A study published in the Journal of Basic …

Psychology

How to Invest in Artificial Intelligence

The artificial intelligence market could be worth $46 billion by 2020 -- here's how to benefit from it.<p><i>This article was updated on Feb. 27, 2018, and</i> …

How to Slam Dunk Creationists like Mike Pence When It Comes to the Theory of Evolution

<i>This article was originally published on</i> The Conversation<i>. Read the original article.</i><p>The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, …

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing Was 48 Years Ago Today, Here Are Some Things You May Not Know

The Apollo 11 Moon Landing was 48 years ago today. Here are some interesting things you may not know about one of the most important historical …

Smart glasses are digital eyes for the legally blind

Yvonne Felix is watching me. This would not be remarkable for most people I meet with, but Felix is legally blind.<p>She smiles and tells me she can see …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

Vitamin D deficiency is widely overestimated, doctors warn

Doctors are warning about vitamin D again, and it's not the "we need more" news you might expect. Instead, they say there's too much needless testing …

Blood Tests

The US Coast Guard busted 11 tons of cocaine being smuggled in the Pacific Ocean

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Sherman unloaded roughly 11 tons of cocaine in San Diego on August 18. The haul was the result of seizures performed by USCG Cutters Alert, Reliance, Sherman, Tampa, and Vigorous in the eastern Pacific from mid-June through July.<p>The Coast Guard stopped a …

South America

Mexican couple among 4 dead in California bus crash

ATWATER, Calif. (AP) — Fernando Ramirez and Petra Carillo Ruiz were headed from Mexico to Washington to visit a daughter they hadn't seen in many …

Latin America

Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an …

Dementia

World’s smallest hard disk can write information atom by atom

Dutch scientists have created the world's smallest hard disk by developing a new rewritable storage technology capable of writing information atom by …

Chemistry

Bitcoin: What It Is And How It Works

Demystifying the cryptocurrency<p>What Is Bitcoin?<p>In 2008, a programmer issued a white paper in which he argued that we need an Internet currency not subject to the fees and permissions of third-party intermediaries. So he came up with the digital equivalent of cash online, a system that lets …

Bitcoin

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem | Inc.com

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

New York City

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Employment

Unbelievable Realist Paintings of Women Underwater Look Like Photos

Matt Story's paintings look like frozen memories.<p>Recalling both idyllic summer days at the pool, New York-based painter Matt Story captures many facets of the underwater world with an eerie accuracy just shy of hyperrealism in his new show at Robert Lange Studios, <i>Water</i>. The collection depicts women …

How to block a phone number on your Android phone

Keeping in touch with family and friends has become easier and faster thanks to our Android smartphones. However, not all people who can contact us through our mobile phones are people that we love and cherish. Some are spammers, annoying strangers, telemarketers, or other unwanted callers. You …

Android Phones

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

Dr. Ben Carson: The Most Dangerous Man in Politics

Dr. Ben Carson is the most dangerous man in politics. I'm not alluding to the facets of Carson's campaign that seem most alarming.<p>And there are many such facets.<p>Carson is a climate change denier. He is an anti-evolution religious zealot. He has absolutely no political experience. He has compared …

Ashton Kutcher launches tech lab to fight child sexual exploitation

Child porn. Live-streaming child abuse. Sextortion.<p>These are some of the most common ways that kids are exploited every day online.<p>Ashton Kutcher learned about the disturbing trend years ago after watching a Dateline special about exploited children in Cambodia. After digging into the issue, he …

Livestreaming

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

The Kim Davis Debate: A Question of Duty

The conversation was thirty years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday (probably because I actually managed a lucid, spontaneous response to an unexpected question).<p>Seated beneath a patch of trees on hot afternoon in Quantico, Virginia, a squared away Marine captain posed a simple question …

DU Speed Booster: Clean trash off your Android phone

Android is a powerful, flexible operating system, but the wrong combination of apps — or simply too many apps — can eat up system resources and leave your phone feeling sluggish and difficult to use.<p>That’s where a speed-boosting cache cleaner can be a life saver. As an Android user browsing the …

What If We Are Not All Created Equal?

Right from the get-go we are taught that we are all created equal. This message is pounded into us. We learn early in school that the Declaration of Independence from 1776 states that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."<p>This equality is a founding principle of …

And Then What? The Question That Wasn't Asked in Last Night's Farcical 'Debate'

Ten men who will never be President of the United States got on stage last night in a globally embarrassing spectacle that was like a slow motion train wreck. You can't quite watch, but you can't quite look away either. The right wing's TV station manufactured a spectacle that started seductively …

The psychology of greed: 3 attitudes that explain the worst behaviors of the 1 percent

Research reveals the upper class tend toward narcissism — and their sense of entitlement may actually be growing<p>Many of us wonder what possible reason could exist for the failure to invest in American infrastructure, to create millions of jobs as a result, and to help everyone in the long run. …

10 egregious myths the religious perpetuate about atheists, debunked

Nonbelievers do not lack a basic moral code — despite what the likes of David Brooks might have you believe<p>In a regular poll conducted by political scientists Robert Putnam and David Campbell on American political attitudes, atheists recently lost their spot as as the most disliked group in America …