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Study Finds The Most Useful Languages To Know

Deciding which language is “most useful” is a question of what you are trying to do. The most logical answer is that the most useful languages are those that are spoken, and connected to, as many other languages as possible. To figure out the

How not to be ignorant about the world

None of us are ignorant, right? I mean, just ask us. Unfortunately, every single one of us thinks this and almost all of us are wrong about it. The reason for this has evolutionary roots: intuition was the best tool we had available before science,

18 Secret Features of Google You Might Not Have Ever Known

Millions of users are using Google apps, devices, tools and features today. Google has succeeded in occupying the search niche, carrying out more than 70% of all internet searches. Still, even if you use Google daily, there are quite a lot of unrevealed features and

Why Quality Keeps Dropping On The Internet

I assume that I am not alone in noticing that there are an ever-decreasing number of sources who take the time to create original content, and which take responsible and informed positions on important topics. The “bastions” of what we consider real journalism, like

Assange: Google’s Business Model Mimics The NSA!

This alarming claim was made during his in interviews with the BBC and Sky News. The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has accused Google of behaving like a “privatised version of the NSA” in the way it gathers, saves, and indexes people’s data. However, it’s

These 6 Corporations Own Most Of The Media

The ownership of the news media in the U.S. has been concentrated in the hands of just 6 incredibly powerful media corporations which control most of what we watch, hear and read every day. The 6 corporations that collectively control U.S. media today are Time Warner, Walt Disney,

How to Disappear On The Internet

Social media has made almost everyone’s life an open book (one that’s a bit too open in some cases). As more and more companies and individuals come to rely on the Internet as a primary source of information about others, so too does the possibility of

Why You Want Porn, And Don’t Recognize Its Effects

This presentation by Gary Wilson, who admittedly is not a psychologist but instead a physician, is very well laid out and explains the natural reasoning behind the fact that essentially every guy with an internet connection has had experience with porn. Its main effects,

Speeding Towards Biosphere Collapse

Since I was a kid, I have heard people talking about various forms of collapse.  The most often mentioned form of collapse is economic collapse, normally implying something like the Great Depression.  There are other forms of collapse, like the collapse of nations or

Why Do I Care?

When we talk about things like human survival or even the corruption of our states and institutions, the question which I think many people ask themselves is: why do I care?