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7 Magic Words To Stop Someone From Lying To You

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

You know the awful feeling that someone is lying to you? Here's how to stop falsehoods in their tracks, according to science. In a 2012 experiment,...

TO BE HUMAN IS TO EXPERIMENT

Richard Koch | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

As I write this in my office in Spain, I can see the sunshine in the courtyard outside and hear the cheerful chirping of the house martins that live i...

Reinvention: The Ultimate Self-Intervention

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

An intervention is a cry for reinvention. And a reinvention requires a significant self-intervention! This is so similar to the work we do when we're trying to reinvent our lives. This notion of self-intervention requires taking stock of the present and assessing the future.

Why I Took the SAT When I Was 45-Years-Old

Steve Belanger | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
Steve Belanger

This week's news about changes to the SAT format that will take place in 2016 reminded me of my own SAT experience just a few years ago. The Critical Reading and Sentence Completion sections were up first, and I was surprised that I actually did okay. Then came the math section.

UCLA Scientists Terrorized By Animal Activists (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.22.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

On February 15th, 2014, just a few feet from the front door of a residential home occupied by a UCLA scientist, a group of 66 animal rights activists staged a peaceful demonstration. However, "peace" was the opposite of their goal.

Revealed: Why Does Tomato Sauce Explode in the Microwave? (Video)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.15.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

It's times like this I wish I had a much taller dog. If you put a cup of water into the microwave to heat it up, it generally does not explode. That ...

What's the Hottest BBQ Fuel? Propane vs. Natural Gas

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.09.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

You may have wondered why we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel. I know I used to wonder. Turns out there's a very good reason we don't use hydrogen as a BBQ fuel -- in fact, just two words will suffice to explain.

Best Popcorn Method: Revealed (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.01.2014 | Home
Jon Hotchkiss

The worst movie I've ever seen in a theater is District 9. How clever. How "ironic." What a commentary on humanity. A South-African culture many years...

Discovery Channel's Latest Treachery Has Left Me Gobsmacked

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Hotchkiss

I am a producer and TV series creator with 11 Emmy nominations forging a next generation model for independent content distribution. This scares the networks because it would make them dinosaurs. So, Discovery Channel is trying to crush me.

Who Are the Animals in Animal Experiments?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

I have tried to draw attention to the general ineffectiveness of animal experiments and how they impede our chances of finding cures. I have focused on the human side of the equation. But just who are these animals abused in experimentation?

What Being Homeless at Christmas Taught Me About Leadership

Holly Hamann | Posted 03.04.2014 | Denver
Holly Hamann

I found clothes that would make me look impoverished and bought shoes that were uncomfortably small. I made myself up to look unclean and greasy and carried my belongings in a bag. It had snowed the night before, so I intentionally underdressed.

Are Brits Lazy Linguists ?

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 02.22.2014 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

Most of the expats in Hawaii don't need engineers, lawyers or doctors within their first few months of living here. They need someone to help them with phonetics.

Be Less Stupid: 5 Sex Urban Legends Investigated

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

2013-12-13-ScreenShot20131213at2.09.51PM.pngBecause talking about sex is so often frowned upon, especially at Thanksgiving dinner, with your wife's mother, myths, mysteries, half truths and lies continue to infect popular discourse. Here now, we investigate 5 sex urban legends and reveal the facts.

Be Less Stupid

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.30.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

Why did you miss all of these things? Turns out, you don't actually see everything you see. Meaning, your eyes observe and take in much more information than your brain computes... So, there's stuff you see, that you don't actually see.

Does Mood Affect Decision Making? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

People who are annoyed are more likely to use language that is harsh, defiant, violent and crude. In other words, things that happen at point "A" in your day/life can have a profound effect on how you behave at point "B" in your life, often times regardless of the amount of time that elapses between the two events.

How Bad Is Our Perception of Time? Very!

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.19.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

Have you ever had the this experience? Your phone rings, a friend says "Let's meet for drinks." You say: "I'll be there in 15 minutes." Then, when you show up, your friend is half drunk and slurring "WTF? You said 15 minutes... That was nearly an hour ago."

Here's What It Looks Like When You Don't Wash Off Your Makeup For A Month

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty

When one woman volunteered to see what would happen if she didn't wash the makeup off her face for a month, the results were pretty scary. Watch Th...

sustainABILITY simplicated (sAs) Step 7: Fail Faster

Cortney McDermott | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Cortney McDermott

Sustainability represents a multi-billion dollar revenue opportunity, along with a healthier and happier existence for us all. sAs offers 7 Simple Steps to Sustainable Business Growth.

WATCH: Don't Try This At Home, Folks

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.16.2013 | Science

Ever wonder what happens when you drop a bottle of liquid nitrogen into a bucket full of ping pong balls? Check it out in the video above. You'll be b...

A This vs. That Brain Teaser

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.13.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

A golf ball will be dropped simultaneously into two barrels from the same height. Assume currents, viscosity & pressure are the same. In which barrel will the ball hit the bottom first?

This Guy Catches A Fish In The MOST Ridiculous Way

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.12.2013 | Weird News

Some people are masters with a fishing pole. Others are wizards with a net or a spear. This guy works with ... his hair? Yes, Jake Seeland catches ...

What Causes Traffic Jams? (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 10.22.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

The average American commuter spends 38 hours a year stuck in highway traffic. Even worse news, 36 of those hours are spent stuck next to that guy in the Plymouth Vega with the rolled down windows whose still blasting "Gangham Style" on the 19 of his 36 speakers.

Revealed: Can a Man Poke the Baby in the Head During Sex With His Pregnant Partner? (PHOTOS)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 09.20.2013 | Science
Jon Hotchkiss

2013-07-22-ScreenShot20130722at9.20.01AM.pngThe one and only thing men fear during pregnancy is that during sex, they will poke the baby in the head with their penis. Amazing, right?

826 Valencia's Student-Journalists Report on the Science of Freezing Light, Treating Cancer

826 Valencia | Posted 09.17.2013 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

Have you ever thought of freezing light? Normally, light travels 186,282 miles per second, and it seems impossible to catch. In 1999 Professor Lene Vestergaard Hau, a professor of physics at Harvard University, found out how to slow it down.

Embracing the Culture of Experimentation

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 09.17.2013 | Good News
Dylan Ratigan

Evolution lies in deciding not just to act, but to do so in a visible and integrity-driven manner in an environment laden with choices -- some good and many bad. These choices and our decision to choose can bring about the type of evolution that human beings are uniquely capable of enacting.