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Crowdfunding Business Education

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.09.2017 | Education
Soren Petersen

The chasm between industry needs and our educational system has accelerated and our current educational model is quickly going broke, increasingly ham...

Can Your Immune System Affect Your Ability to Make Friends?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie We at Greater Good often write about the importance of social connection in our lives. Many studies suggest that people with stronger...

10 Experiments At The Forefront Of Sleep Science

Kate Ray | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Kate Ray

As part of the team at Experiment.com, a crowdfunding platform for science, I get to talk to scientists all the time. I've been an insomniac and poor ...

Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

On June 5, Swiss voters will weigh in on a referendum for "universal basic income": a policy that would give every person, rich or poor, working or not, a modest amount of money per year -- no strings attached.

3,430,000 Positive Affirmations... and Counting

Mala Rambharose | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mala Rambharose

I value my time in a way that I was not aware was possible before this experiment. Each moment matters, each thought matters. Each moment is an opportunity to be present, to invest in my passion, to invest in the people I love and the quality of my life experience.

EXPERIMENTING FOR A LIFE OF EXCELLENCE

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Rajan Thapaliya

Photo: Nepal Hiking Team "All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson I love when I see people happ...

Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just 5 Days

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.01.2016 | Business
Peter Diamandis

A design sprint helps teams filter ideas and gain clarity as to which of them are best to pursue.

Are We Seeing the Bigger Picture?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

When we look closer into other's experiences and encourage them, it will move us forward emotionally. In this way, we all become masters like Da Vinci. By imitating his obsessive study of details, we too can create the most beautiful canvas possible in our own lives.

Does Supporting Trump Make You Less Attractive To The Opposite Sex?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

In just a moment, you'll get to see an experiment to determine if support for Donald Trump makes you suddenly less attractive to the opposite sex. But first, some background.

Are You Ever Too Old to Train Your Brain?

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 02.04.2017 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The concept of plasticity is one that offers hope for those seeking to stem the tide in aging's effects on the brain. If your brain is "plastic," it m...

Experiments in Happiness: No Alcohol, Week Two

Shannon Deep | Posted 01.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Shannon Deep

Recap: My New Year's resolution is to stop externalizing my happiness. This year, I'm focusing on my own behaviors and thought processes and experimen...

Outrage of the Month: Our Broken System for Protecting Human Research Subjects

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

Despite these federal regulations, highly unethical human research continues to occur. While perhaps not as obviously abhorrent as the STD research in Guatemala, the iCOMPARE and FIRST trials share a common theme with those 1940s studies: Researchers are deliberately exposing human subjects to an experimental procedure already known to be harmful.

The Shocking Truth of Not Speaking Up

Susan Harrow | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business
Susan Harrow

The Shocking Truth of Not Speaking Up

How Big Is Your...

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 10.22.2016 | Technology
Vanessa Van Edwards

How big is your screen? Did you know that the size of your electronic device changes your confidence? Today's crazy science fact has to do with the size of your electronic device... yes, really!

Well-Being: A Personal Experiment

Heather Healy | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather Healy

I had the privilege recently to attended a keynote speech by Arianna at a work conference. She spoke on the topic of work-life balance, her experience...

Watch These Guys Make A HUGE Model Of Our Solar System

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 09.18.2015 | Science

You've seen models of the the solar system on posters, in textbooks, and in those little mechanical gizmos known as orreries. But these representation...

Regrets and What to Do With Them

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Approaching regret from a cognitive point of view, reframing our thoughts from the past to the future, and asking, "What's next?" can also help to process regrets.

Confessions of an Amateur Raw Vegan

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 07.31.2016 | Green
Jock Gilchrist

Just so everyone is on the same page, being raw vegan means you eat no animal products and no cooked food. This pretty much limits you to fruits vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

The Identification of Josef Mengele

ADST | Posted 07.30.2016 | Home
ADST

Stephen F. Dachi was a consular officer who was born in Hungary in 1933. His parents both died when he was three years old, leaving him in the care of his grandparents, who lived in Romania.

According to Science, Chimps Can Cook

Lily Lou | Posted 06.30.2015 | Teen
Lily Lou

Chimps can cook. According to a study from Harvard University, humans' cognitive capacity for cooking is also shared by chimpanzees. This means that chimps and humans both prefer cooked food over raw food (who likes salad?), understand how cooking food works, and can cook for themselves.

Morality, Religion and Experimenting on You

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2016 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

To improve the process of ethical oversight of research, we need to change our attitudes, and recognize far more fully that complicated moral issues, strains and vagaries are involved.

'Homeless' Man Gives People Cash In Eye-Opening Experiment

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.22.2015 | Impact

One YouTuber is hoping his 5.3 million subscribers start challenging social hierarchies and their effect on how we treat one another. In the vide...

Watch These Kids Find A Way To Ease World Hunger In Under 2 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

If only the world would approach hunger like two kids at a kitchen table. In a social experiment by advocacy group Action Against Hunger, 20 child...

I Lived for 90 Days in New York City Without Internet, Computer or a Cell Phone

Marc Antoine Colaciuri | Posted 04.28.2015 | Technology
Marc Antoine Colaciuri

From October 15, 2014 to January 11, 2015, I ran a rather peculiar experiment... traveling from Paris to New York, and spending 90 days there without Internet, computer or a cell phone. Why? I needed to disconnect in order to better reconnect in a hyper-connected environment.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.