The mobile phone and gaming industries are increasingly governing our behaviour by creating addictive products that shape and control how we communicate and interact, writes Catherine Shanahan. The use of ‘behaviourist techniques’ to control the general populace, once feared as a potential ...
2. Why we may be attracted to our parents (and ourselves). The Surprising Roots of Gender Attraction Are you primarily attracted to men, women, or both? Fascinating research shows that we may not consciously realize who attracts us. While straight and gay men seem to accurately detect thei...
A package from Amazon moves on a conveyor belt at a UPS facility May 9, 2017, in New York. (Mark Lennihan / AP) Online retail behemoth Amazon already sells the goods that line our bookshelves, drawers and cabinets. Its next goal is to sell the bookshelves, drawers and cabinets themselves. While the ...
The 21st century is termed the information age which is heavily powered by the internet. Turn on your phone, top up your phone with internet bundles for as low as Sh20 s and Voila! PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP If you went through the 8-4-4 system, it was always about passing an exam which most of...
Are you curious about what Google has been cooking up in its Android O development laboratory for the past year? We present to you everything there is to know about the next version of Android and a definitive guide to get Android 8.0 right now! It just seems like yesterday Google has us all guessin...
We’re all victims of occasional bouts of self-doubt, even the most successful, charismatic, confident among us have their moments of insecurity. Self-confidence can be a very delicate and complex thing. A few are born with it; others learn it early on and the rest of us have to learn to build it o...
The ability to learn things quickly is a tremendous asset. People who can rapidly grasp new concepts, learn and apply new and effective skills, and process new information in a short amount of time have a distinct advantage over those who struggle to learn. Is speed learning reserved for a select mi...
Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life". The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend ...
The happiest and most motivated professionals are often those who have found meaning in their work, psychological research shows. But finding a sense of purpose is easier said than done. According to a national Gallup poll, only 30 percent of professionals feel engaged at work, which leaves 70 ...
When I think of a job, I think of a task that needs to be completed – now, today, this week.  Taking a step back from any job you should immediately see a start, middle, and end that you can easily define.  A career, on the other hand, is a different beast altogether, it has a start...
Communicating and dealing with people can be hard for everyone at one point or another. Whether it’s work related or if it’s pleasure, it’s important to learn these psychological tricks to make things run much more smoothly. These are not to be confused with ways to maliciously manipulate othe...
The average sex life appears to be dwindling - and it may reflect some troubling anxieties at the heart of modern society, says Simon Copland. We live in one of the most sexually liberated times of human history. Access to new technologies over the past 40 years, whether it is the contraceptive pill...
Researchers measured the activity of neurons in people’s brains as the drugs took hold. Photograph: Suresh Muthukumaraswamy Study records what appears to be the first evidence for mind-opening state experienced by users of LSD, ketamine and psilocybin    Brain scans have revealed the fir...
What would happen if the Antarctic ice sheets melted along with the rest of the ice on Earth? Regardless of your thoughts on climate change, the world's ice is measurably melting and at a rapid pace. Given recent trends in record warm years, it's likely that melting will continue at an unprecedente...
It seems we're all going to die fairly soon, but before that happens, we need to kill all the deer. I'll get to the deer killing in a moment, but first let me expand on our impending and unfortunate demise. FROM OUR PARTNERS: Stephen Hawking Says He Fears He Would Not Be Welcome in the United State....
Don't wait until after you've been hired to discover a bad boss - watch for these red flags during your job interview (Photo: Shutterstock)   I’ve worked for some pretty bad bosses during my career (as I’m sure you have too). Some became my boss after I was already working in the job, ...
One of the revived tardigrades even managed to reproduce. Microscopic creatures kept frozen for more than three decades have been successfully brought back to life.   The 1mm long tardigrades were collected from a frozen moss sample in Antarctica in 1983, according to a new paper published...
The last time I bought an iPad was 2012. It was a good iPad. But increasingly — especially when the iPhone 6 came out with a bigger screen — I found that my iPad started gathering dust. The bigger iPhone could do all the same things as my iPad, and as my iPad's hardware got older — it still us...
A man takes anti-depression and anxiety drugs to help deal with behavioral disorders. | Chris Hondros/Getty Images If you turn on the TV for even a short amount of time, odds are you’ll be bombarded with ads for prescription and over-the-counter medications. It seems there’s a pill for ever...
Remember the good old days when it seemed like every new iOS feature worth knowing about leaked in the months and weeks ahead of WWDC? These days, iOS leaks are few and far in between; apparently Tim Cook made good on his promise to double down on product secrecy, the avalanche of iPhone 8 rumo...
Eyes may be the ‘windows to the soul,’ but depending on who’s reading them, they might tell very different stories. A new study in the UK found that women tend to be more perceptive than men when determining another person’s emotion based only on their eyes and eyebrows, especially when it c...
Consumer-grade drones have been booming in popularity in recent years. Why? Maybe because people like piloting these unmanned aerial vehicles while they still can. You know, before the drones become self-aware and enslave humanity. Until then, however, you can purchase a decent drone ...
Apple will hold its 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference in California at the M CC on June 5. when the world will get to see the next operating system from the company, then the iOS 11 which will carry the next iPhones and iPads.  According to Digital Trends, in a typical fashion, A...
It does seem to be a real flavor.   “Viagra” is not a flavor. Though the little diamond-shaped blue pills have a distinct color and a much-discussed (and joked about) usage, they are pills that are meant to be swallowed. Any “flavor” they have is as appealing as imaging the flavor of T...
I always hear a lot of talk about whether or not following your passion is the way to choose your career path. Well, several recent studies take a different approach by suggesting that understanding your personality traits and characteristics, rather than your passion, are what is key to career fulf...

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