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Here's Why the Japanese Diet Is Keeping People Alive So Long

Japanese people are some of the healthiest on the planet. They have the highest life expectancy for men (76) and women (86), and, at 3 percent, the …

Nutrition

8 Habits of Happy, Healthy, and Successful People

Simple behaviors that are committed to over time can yield enormous results.<p>According to Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor, happiness and success cannot be pursued directly. Instead, these things are organic byproducts of quality habits and vision. As Aristotle put it, "To be excellent we cannot …

Self-improvement

14 Books That Inspired Steve Jobs

Why did Apple “think different?”<p>Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.<p>“The reason that …

Literature

The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer: A Conversation between David Gregory and Erica Brown<p>EB: David, your prayer practice has evolved a lot in the past years. I am not sure if you prayed at all when we started studying together. Now you think about prayer a lot. I was passing by a church and a sign in front of the …

Prayer

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Moon

As the full moon approaches, its growing brightness tends to capture our attention.<p>The full moon occurs when the moon is on the opposite side of …

Astronomy

China is testing its largest airship ever

On October 13, 2015, China started the 24 hour test flight of its largest airship yet in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia.<p>The Yuanmeng has a volume of 18,000 cubic meters, a length of 75 meters and a height of 22 meters. It will fly to 20,000 meters to test its control systems and near-space flight …

Aviation

God Over Everything: Black Spirituality and the Paradox of Religion

During his powerful eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the former South Carolina State Senator and beloved Reverend of Emmanuel A.M.E. Church who was tragically murdered in a vicious mass shooting, President Obama spoke passionately to Pinckney's embodiment of spiritual principles.<p>"We are here today to …

African-American News

Steve Jobs' reaction to this insult shows why he was such a great CEO

On stage at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference, Jobs was holding a rare Q&A with developers when one audience member stood up and lobbed an insult at Jobs.<p>"Mr. Jobs, you're a bright and influential man," he starts out with a flat tone. The audience laughs in the pause.<p>"Here it comes," Job …

Apple

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

Self-help

Water Is Flowing on Mars

In a major scientific finding, researchers confirm briny water flows seasonally on the Red Planet.<p>Right now, 140 million miles away, somewhere on the frigid surface of Mars, there is water forming. Scientists announced they have strong evidence that briny water flows on the planet, a critical step …

University of Arizona

20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Truly Be Yourself

How often have you heard someone telling you to “just be yourself”? In reality, being ourself in a world that is constantly trying to make us …

Motivation

The Earth Just Opened Up And Swallowed This Beautiful Beach

Perfect one day, gone the next.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>There's been no injuries reported, but some people at the scene recounted the terrifying ordeal on the Clayton's Towing Facebook page.<p>"They had camped approx 200 metres from the beach next to the boundary fence of the campsite and heard a …

Boeing's secret stealth fighter jet from the ’60s was decades ahead of its time

Without any context, you might look at this photo and think, "that's a mockup of a modern stealth fighter jet" — perhaps a first stab at an F-22 or an F-35. But this is very different: what you're seeing here is Boeing's "Quiet Bird," a classified project from the early 1960s — yes, <i>the early 1960s</i> …

Aviation

Vertu's new luxury phone gets you into exclusive events

By now, we know phones are more than just phones. You've got your apps, your browsers, your 3D Touch. What about a luxury phone that represents your …

The U.S. Air Force Built a C-130 That Could Land Inside a Soccer Stadium

In April 1980, the Pentagon sent elite troops into Iran to rescue American hostages held by student revolutionaries. For a host of reasons, …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

Catholic Bishops In Kenya Call For A Boycott Of Polio Vaccines

Africa will mark one year without polio on Tuesday. The last case was in Somalia in 2014.<p>But last week, a polio vaccination campaign in Kenya faced an unlikely opponent: The country's Conference of Catholic Bishops declared a boycott of the World Health Organization's vaccination campaign, saying …

Public Health

Stolen violin turns up after 35 years

A Stradivarius, last seen at the office of a virtuoso violinist in 1980, discovered by the thief’s widow<p>The family of the renowned violinist, Raymond Totenberg, had given up all hope of ever seeing his beloved Stradivarius after it was stolen from his office in Cambridge, Massachusetts 35 years ago.<p>…

Syria's Assad admits army struggling for manpower

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has pledged to win his country's long-running civil war while acknowledging his troops are struggling to maintain control over territory amid lack of manpower.<p>In a televised speech on Sunday before local dignitaries in Damascus, Assad tried to justify why the Syrian …

Middle East
James Clapper