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10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

Artificially Intelligent Robot Tells Creator It Will Keep Humans "In a People Zoo"

<b>Android Dick is a robot created in the likeness of the science fiction writer, Philip K. Dick.</b> Android Dick is an attempt to create thinking and …

Artificial Intelligence

Baltimore Left Behind by Capitalism

In the aftermath of the Baltimore riots, our politicians unfortunately have failed to articulate any big vision about the underlying cause of the problem and the existence of a poor underclass in America.<p>So why do we have a poor underclass? Why does a poor underclass exist in our society?<p>It is not …

Middle-class

One Concept That Gives Physicists A Casper-Like Haunting

Here at 1<i>3.7: Cosmos & Culture,</i> we strive to bring you only the finest, most complete "big answers" to life's enduring "big questions."<p>And when there is more than one point of view to be explored, we lock our jaws onto the issue like a metaphysical pit bull and stay that way until someone calls …

Quantum Mechanics

What is the most difficult concept to grasp in physics?

As a PhD student in Fluid dynamics, I can't prevent myself from quoting <i>Werner Heisenberg</i><p>"When I meet God, I am going to ask him two questions: Why …

Inside the Psychology of Productivity | Inc.com

More practically, the rigid, reductive format of to-do lists is not optimal for the kinds of work done by leaders, says Teresa Amabile, a professor and director of research at Harvard Business School. "The really important things that don't generally have a specific deadline may be what you should …

Time Management

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Brain

Remembering The Great War: The Outbreak

100 years ago, Popular Science marked the start of WWI with a collection of anti-war essays.<p><i>This year marks the centennial of the start of the First World War. To honor it,</i> Popular Science_ is combing through our archives to bring you the best of our original war coverage--from the emergence of …