Xui Wong

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Every Newborn In Finland Sleeps In A Cardboard Box For The Most Brilliant Reason

If you were born in Finland in the last 60 years, chances are good that your first naps were taken in a cardboard box. That box you slept in was also …

This Is How Behind Low-Income Children Can Be When They Enter Kindergarten

Certain life factors make a big difference for students as they start their first year of school.<p>A new analysis from Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind Sesame Street, looked at how four risk factors impacted the abilities of kindergarten students right as they entered school. The risk …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Reading the minds of the ‘dead’

Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.<p>“Imagine you wake up, locked inside a box,” says Adrian Owen. "It's a perfect fit, down to every last one of your fingers and toes. It's a strange …

The Brain

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Survey: Asia Finds Money Brings Happiness | Inc.com

Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money--and the stuff it buys--brings happiness.<p>Levels of self-reported well-being in fast-growing nations like Indonesia, China and Malaysia now rival those in the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom, rich nations that have …

Demographics

This is what your brain looks like on magic mushrooms

A new way of looking at brain activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects.<p>In recent years, a …

How Not To Die Full Of Regrets | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you ask anyone what they want in life, chances are they will tell you one of the following things:<p>More money<br>• Peace/happiness<br>• Better physical and …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher Education

What, where, and how will we learn?<p>The future of higher education is a constantly moving target.<p>Everything from the emergence of MOOCs to new learning styles and mounting financial and sustainability pressures are impacting the education landscape. Every day higher education leaders are developing …

Higher Education

How To Remember Literally Everything

"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things," the Roman philosopher and statesman, Cicero once wrote. And though it was important at the time of <i>Da Oratore</i>, his dialogue on cultivating the power of remembrance, the art of memory is possibly more relevant than ever. Constant digital …

Grains Of Sand Magnified x300 Reveal Dazzling Images

A grain of sand is so small and finite that our eyes are unable to render any significant detail.<p>It often just looks like a shiny or dark grain of …

 THE REAL BREAKING BAD

THE REAL BREAKING BAD<p>Fiction became reality : Meet the real Walter White who manufactures methamphetamine<br>'s International documentary interviewed him a drug dealer who has the same name and " trade" that the character of Breaking Bad.<p>The boundary between fiction and reality is very thin . Often a true story is much more cinematic than anything you see on the screen. The Breaking Bad series was a phenomenon that was likely hearing a story of drugs and gangs . Someone who leaves his ordinary life …

Wanted: Private tutor to coach an Arab businessman into Oxford. Salary: €146,700. Hours: 15 per day

An Arab man in his 30s is advertising for a tutor permanently at his beck and call to turn him into an opera-loving, Shakespeare-appreciating jazz pianist worthy of a place at Oxford<p>An Arab man in his 30s is looking to hire a private tutor on a salary of €146,700 (£122,300) who will be on call at …

University of Oxford

Start schooling later than age five, say experts

Formal schooling should be delayed until the age of six or seven because early education is causing “profound damage” to children, an influential lobby of almost 130 experts warns.<p>Traditional lessons should be put on hold for up to two years amid fears that successive governments have promoted a …

KeyMe iOS app photographs your keys and stores them in the cloud

We've all been there. Staring forlornly at a locked door, keyless, with Gandalf's rumbling voice echoing in our heads, telling us that we would not pass. It's a sorry sight, and the people behind the iOS app KeyMe are determined to make it a thing of the past. The app (available at the link below) …

AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets

In October of 2012, LA-based photographer Sabine Pearlman found herself ensconced in a Swiss WWII bunker photographing 900 different “specimens” of …

10 Huge Breakthroughs That Came From All-Nighters

Getting enough sleep is important, but don't be afraid to work through the night when necessary.<p>Eric Epstein's new book, 24 Hours Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, chronicles some memorable stories of how successful people pulled all-nighters that led to some …

Daily chart: In a new paper David Jacks, an economist at Simon Fraser University, assembles figures on inflation-adjusted prices for 30 commodities over 160 years. It turns out over the very long run commodity prices display a marked upward trend, having risen by 192% since 1950, and by 252% since 1900. Today's chart reveals that the price of "in the ground" commodities, like natural gas, have boomed while resources that can be grown have trended downwards http://econ.st/17v4W5B

The workforce in the cloud

FOR translating a 22-minute video from English into Spanish at short notice, 7Brands Global Content, a professional-translation firm based in New …

Google ordered to hand private customer data over to FBI investigators http://gu.com/p/3g9cy Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images