10 proven ways to avoid having children

There’s no shortage of articles that give advice on getting pregnant: the best times, the best positions, the best foods, the best vitamins. There’s even advice floating around on how to get pregnant with twins, or what to eat if you’d like your kid to be born a certain sex. None of this advice is…

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MIT “DadBOT” experiment stagnant nearly one year later

An experiment that was quietly launched by several members of the MIT AI Labs Team last year has failed to yield any positive results so far. Touted as an “exciting experiment,” the program is designed to receive questions from users via social media platforms, and then an autonomous “bot” provides advice or counsel in the…

Do you watch pimple popping videos? You might be a psychopath.

More and more people admit to being weirdly satisfied by watching a pimple being popped on someone else. Some people say it’s relaxing, some people say it eases their anxiety. But it may actually mean you are a psychopath. The Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R), the psychopath diagnostic tool designed by Robert Hare, is used to develop…

Silencing your cell phone may signal a higher IQ

A woman is sitting in a cafe talking to a friend, and her cell phone starts ringing. She looks at it, decides not to take the call, and silences the call using the button provided. Across the cafe, another woman hears her phone ring. She looks at it, decides not to take the call, and sets her cell phone back…

Blue Whale Linked To Teen Deaths?

Said to be inspired by blue whales, a new sinister craze is sweeping across Russian Facebook groups. Teenagers are taking their own lives after participating in a  blue whale game, leaving baffled parents and researchers in their wake. Over 130 deaths have been reported so far, and teenagers are scrambling to take their own lives at…