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Rakesh Gupta

3 days ago

Research suggests that as the brain grows dependent on phone technology, the intellect weakens

How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds

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Rakesh Gupta

3 days ago

Earth Without Moon - Full Documentary HD

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Rakesh Gupta

3 days ago

Why can't we fly a plane into space ?

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Rakesh Gupta

4 days ago

The trick to being successful could, in fact, be simple.
For one month, Madeleine Dore declined all in-person activities with friends to see if it would make her more productive – with surprising results.

Is there an upside to having no social life?

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.

What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

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5 days ago

Visas for sale, skyrocketing housing prices, miles of condos.

Is Your City Being Sold Off to Global Elites?

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5 days ago

An ethnically mixed and oil-rich province, Kirkuk has long been at the center of disputes between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdish government.

Kirkuk: What you need to know about the Kurdish-Iraqi dispute

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

What is fake news and can it really affect public opinion? DW investigates the phenomenon.

Fake News

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

Sometimes it's not what you're reading on a web page. It's how you're reading it.

Want to be a better online sleuth? Learn to read webpages like a fact-checker.

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about?

How to Build a Meaningful Career

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

The iconic plane revolutionized air travel. Now it is being retired. Here’s why I’ll miss flying them.

As the 747 Begins Its Final Approach, a Pilot Takes a Flight Down Memory Lane

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

Running long distances is not enough to prepare the leg muscles for the great demands of an endurance event like the marathon.

What Half-Marathons Teach Us About Running a Marathon

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness

Want to Be More Creative? Take a Walk

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago


I Don’t Know How to Say No to This Listen to the Sketch Guy’s Advice about Money and Your Life

Saying No, So You Can Say Yes When It Matters

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

There is only one comparison that does matter. Do you have enough for you? Not enough for someone else, the people on an imaginary app or even your neighbor, but for you. If the answer is yes, then it’s time to put away the yardstick and get on with life.

Comparisons With Others Can Obscure Our Own Goals

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

Science explains why so many of history's great thinkers have been obsessive walkers.
Ever wonder why you think more clearly after a walk? I certainly have. The New Yorker on the science behind why that is.

Why Walking Helps Us Think

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

Writers stumbled on to this trick a long time ago. Throughout history, we’ve heard the stories of how writers used walking to help work through new ideas and deal with writer’s block

Don’t Force Decisions; Just Back Off and Adjust. Or Go for a Walk.

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Rakesh Gupta

5 days ago

If your instinct is to feel compassion for brave people who try hard at something hard and fail nonetheless, consider granting yourself that same grace.

We See Others’ Failures as Courageous. We See Our Own as Shameful. Why?

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Rakesh Gupta

7 days ago

A century ago Albert Einstein changed the way humans saw the universe. His work is still offering new insights today

The most beautiful theory of all

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Rakesh Gupta

7 days ago

For the first time, the famous investment bank has more of a business than an image problem

Goldman Sags

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7 days ago

Capturing the essence of a life in 1,000 words or fewer

The art of writing an obituary

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Rakesh Gupta

7 days ago

Weekly column that sift pseudoscience from the neuroscience. The truth is in his eyes. Can you tell if someone is lying? Our ability to spot a lie is only just better than guessing with the flip of a coin. But, surprisingly, it’s easier to tell whether a person is fibbing if they are wearing a veil.

We’re discovering new ways to detect if someone is lying

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Intelligence project aims to reverse engineer the brain to find algorithms that allow computers to think more like humans

The U.S. Government Launches a $100-Million "Apollo Project of the Brain"

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Behind neuroscientists' and machine-learning experts' joint effort to reverse-engineer the brain.

Inside the Moonshot Effort to Finally Figure Out the Brain

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Some of the most important truths in life are contradictory on the surface. They seem like impossibilities, yet experience proves them to be obvious over and over again. It isn’t until you look a bit deeper, beneath the surface contradictions, that the real grains of wisdom emerge.

20 Paradoxes That Are True

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

20 Paradoxes That Are True

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

There is a lot of interest right now in the human microbiome (the populations of bacteria that live in various parts of the body, including the intestine, skin, and lungs). Research is exploring the connection between the brain and intestine and how they affect each other, and whether the use of probiotics can help treat depression or anxiety.

Can probiotics help treat depression and anxiety?

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Salespeople can lure you into buying their products with simple psychological tricks. Tiffanie Wen explores how they work.

The subtle science of selling – a six-step guide

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

“Successful people wake up at dawn, basically,” he said. “I wanted to try that. After working all day, I didn’t want to want to work at night anymore.”

Can you will yourself to be a morning person?

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

We spend a third of our lives doing it. Why do we sleep? So why do we sleep? This is a question that has baffled scientists for centuries and the answer is, no one is really sure. Some believe that sleep gives the body a chance to recuperate from the day's activities but in reality, the amount of energy saved by sleeping for even eight hours is miniscule - about 50 kCal, the same amount of energy in a piece of toast.

BBC - Science & Nature - Human Body and Mind - What is sleep

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

From eating “slumber foods” to playing the didgeridoo – David Robson looks at the tried and tested ways to get a good night’s sleep.

Dos and don’ts for restful sleep

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

A book about the famous technology prediction tells a tale of innovation and collaboration, and how we can harness its power to think about the future

How Moore’s microchip law is still shaping our world

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Listed below are the most common mistakes made by ESL Students...

50+ Most Common Mistakes of ESL Students

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

BETWEEN vs. AMONG, MISS vs. LOSE, END vs. FINISH, ...DESPITE vs. IN SPITE OF....WHO vs. WHOM vs. WHOSE....WHATVER - WHENEVER - WHEREVER - WHICHEVER - WHOEVER....

Confusing English Words and How To Use Them Correctly

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Rakesh Gupta

8 days ago

Sleep scientist Matthew Walker reveals how many hours of slumbering you need, how to make up for a lack of it and gives tips on how to get a better night’s rest.

Top tips to get a better night’s sleep and improve your health

newscientist.com

Rakesh Gupta

9 days ago

Innovation in genetic engineering is moving faster than ethical discussions about parents' choices. The Drive for Perfect Children Gets a Little Scary: "On one hand, the potential for improving human health is enormous. On the other hand, I am uneasy at the prospect of the power this gives parents. I don’t trust people to take so much control over the future of human nature."

The Drive for Perfect Children Gets a Little Scary

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Rakesh Gupta

9 days ago

It used to be banks, but now it is tech giants that dominate the US lobbying industry. Can money buy them what they want: less competition, less tax ... and more data?

Forget Wall Street – Silicon Valley is the new political power in Washington

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Rakesh Gupta

9 days ago

"The only sensible conclusion is to acknowledge the right of territorial groups to some form of self-rule. The liberty of a democratic state to impede its own break-up is qualified by the right of its provinces to decide for themselves how they want to be governed and by whom."

From Spain to Iraq, states have to see that suppressing secession won’t work

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Rakesh Gupta

9 days ago

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention. If the attention economy erodes our ability to remember, to reason, to make decisions for ourselves – faculties that are essential to self-governance – what hope is there for democracy itself?"

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

theguardian.com

Rakesh Gupta

9 days ago

From tennis to the stock market, How to Predict the Unpredictable by William Poundstone aims to teach you how to overcome a universal human weakness

Harness randomness to succeed at life

newscientist.com

Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

Given his success, it stands to reason that Buffett has an excellent understanding of how to spend his time each day. From a monetary perspective, you could say that he manages his time better than anyone else.

Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

Many cancers are still preventable despite more research highlighting the role of unavoidable random DNA damage. It’s almost impossible to say what caused an individual #cancer. Competing narratives of chance and lifestyle often frame the debate about cancer’s underlying causes.

Is most cancer just random bad luck? No, lifestyle matters a lot

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

Many cancers are still preventable despite more research highlighting the role of unavoidable random DNA damage. It’s almost impossible to say what caused an individual cancer
Competing narratives of chance and lifestyle often frame the debate about cancer’s underlying causes.

Is most cancer just random bad luck? No, lifestyle matters a lot

newscientist.com

Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

How can you avoid a real life Dirty Rotten Scoundrel? Record numbers of people are falling prey to fraudsters. Snake oil salesmen have adapted well to the 21st century; con artists abound. They still run scams in the street, but they also exploit cellphones and the internet to reach victims more readily.
As a psychologist who's peered into the minds of psychopathic cheats and fallen victim to con artists, here's what to look out for.

Con artists took me for a ride. Here’s how to protect yourself

newscientist.com

Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

Writer Joshua Foer immersed himself in the world of competitive memorisers to demystify their incredible feats of recalling vast strings of random digits or sequences of playing cards. Jon White asks him about his experience as a master memoriser

Memory: Secrets of a champion

newscientist.com

Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

“When information goes ‘in one ear and out the other,’ it’s often because it doesn’t have anything to stick to.” — Joshua Foer
That’s a quote from the book Moonwalking with Einstein, the fascinating account of Joshua Foer’s journey investigating memory.

Remembering More of Everything: The Memory Palace

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

Human memory and recall works nothing like a computer, but that’s what makes it all the more fascinating to understand and experience. “If we remembered everything we should on most occasions be as ill off as if we remembered nothing.” ~William James It’s often said that a person is the sum of their memories. Your memory and recall is what makes you who you are.

Memory and Recall: 10 Amazing Facts You Should Know - PsyBlog

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

IMPROVING MEMORY Want to remember, or forget things, at will? These tips will show you how.
MEMORY is a wonderful gift, but it’s clearly one that came without a user guide. Who hasn’t felt facts slip through their mind like sand through a sieve as they crammed for an exam? At other times, forgetting may be the difficulty, as we struggle to banish the memories of painful events. Thankfully, a growing understanding of the human mind offers many ways to help you make the most of your innate abilities.

Memory: Six tips to master yours

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Rakesh Gupta

10 days ago

Most adults can’t remember much of what happened to them before age 3 or so. What happens to the memories formed in those earliest years?

Why Childhood Memories Disappear

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