Apple wants to measure your mood through body sensors, user habits, and consumer data. Apple wants to know more about its users–specifically how they are feeling, to be able to better serve ads. A patent application published Thursday by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office shows Apple is looking at the possibility of measuring users’ mood to […]
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I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself. In a book called “The Top Five Regrets of The Dying,” a palliative nurse recorded the most common regrets of the dying. It’s not surprising to see what made the list as they are all things that touch each of our lives […]
At Carnegie Mellon University computers are running a program that analyze images to learn common sense. A computer program analyzes images 24 hours a day to try to learn common sense. The aim is to see if computers can learn, in the same way a human would, what links images, to help them better understand […]
Women are more likely to form social alliances and then manage threats from outsiders through social exclusion. In a lab at McMaster University in Ontario, researchers took 86 straight women and paired them off into groups of two—either with a friend or a stranger. There, a researcher told them they were about to take part in a study […]
“People skills come down to how people interact with each other.” While being qualified for a certain job, having the ability to lead a team, or having extensive and highly developed technical skills are crucial to your professional success, it is also imperative that you have great soft skills – more commonly known as “people […]
60% of people can’t go without WiFi access for more than a day. Addiction to the internet is real. In the United States, it is said to be more pervasive than alcoholism, and debate is raging over whether it should be officially classified as a mental illness.
Don’t be afraid to be weird (you probably are) — at least you’ll be remembered. Hedwig von Restorff, a German psychologist, made an important, though not very counterintuitive, discovery in the 1930′s: things that somehow stand out are remembered more easily than typical things. Suppose we read the following list to a group and then asked them to […]
Whenever presented with a theory like Carl Jung’s theory of personality types (which Myers and Briggs formalized into a personality test) it’s important to remember that you are in possession of a unique set of neurons whose synapses fire in unique patterns that cannot easily be slotted into one of sixteen “types” from which one […]
First-borns around the world, it turns out, have higher IQ’s. According to a new study “those born earlier perform better in school” and, it’s because of the parents. Parents simply go easy on their later-born kids, according to data analyzed by economists V. Joseph Hotz and Juan Pantano, and as a result, first-born children tend […]
Futurist Thomas Frey: Our teenage years have always been a time of great awkwardness, super hormones, and bad decision-making. But lately these years have moved even further down the path of supreme weirdness.