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Want Your Kids To Become More Mindful? You Should Reward Them In This Way.

So your kid did a good job at school? That’s wonderful news! How would you reward him or her? Chances are, you currently do so by buying the latest …

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

The benefits of mindfulness meditation, increasingly popular in recent years, are supposed to be many: reduced stress and risk for various diseases, …

Scientists propose space nation named ‘Asgardia’ and cosmic shield to protect Earth from asteroids

A space nation, independent of countries on Earth, could be founded after a team of engineers, scientists and legal experts put forward proposals for an extra-terrestrial state.<p>The project, which is led by Russian scientist Dr Igor Ashurbeyli, Chairman of UNESCOs Science of Space committee, aims to …

Space Exploration

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

What Does Canada’s Housing Bubble Mean for the U.S.?

The warning signs are all over: the U.S. is rapidly approaching another economic disaster, similar to the one in 2008—if not larger. But what about …

9 Brutal Truths About Emotional Intelligence Everyone Needs to Hear

Is E.I. all it's cracked up to be? Decide for yourself.<p>What's your emotional intelligence quotient?<p>Ever since Daniel Goleman's international best-seller <i>Emotional Intelligence</i> was released in 1995, interest in this quality has risen dramatically. Many psychologists and other experts claim that …

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Embracing the Dark Side: How to Use Negative Emotions to Your Advantage

In the constant pursuit of happiness, it's easy to miss the opportunities negative emotions provide.<p>Everyone wants to be happy.<p>When we're happy, the coffee tastes better. The flowers look prettier. The glass is always half full, and there's no challenge too great to handle.<p>When we're happy, …

Physicists Say Consciousness Might Be a State of Matter

It’s not enough to have a brain. Consciousness—a hallmark of humans, mammals, birds, and even octopuses—is that mysterious force that makes all those …

Trouble's brewing in Canada

Jared Dillian, the former Lehman Brothers trader and noted financial writer, says that low oil prices have hurt the Canadian economy and that the real-estate market is near the peak of a massive bubble.<p>In a video interview with Mauldin Economics, Dillian notes he shorted the Canadian dollar almost …

Researchers have created technology that can talk to Wi-Fi

Researchers at the University of Washington have created the first method for devices running Bluetooth, ZigBee, or Wi-Fi to communicate with each other, according to a blog post on the university's website.<p>This means a device running Bluetooth would be able to communicate with a ZigBee device …

Internet of Things

The risks (and rewards) of living in Ontario and British Columbia

Ontario and British Columbia have a lot going for them.<p>They have the strongest economies in Canada. They’re churning out jobs. Each is benefiting in its own way from the oil shock. And anyone who owns a home in Toronto and Vancouver need only sit back and get richer by the day.<p>But there are risks …

Ray Kurzweil Explains Why Radical Life Extension Will Be Better Than You Think

According to Ray Kurzweil, we’re approaching a time when humans will begin to radically extend their lifespans. This sounds good on the surface, but …

Awesome Video Compares the Size of Different Planets and Stars in the Universe

If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, …

Five Simple Ways to Trick Your Mind Into Attracting Wealth

<b>By Ilya Alexi, Author of <br>Mind Over Money: How to Program Your Mind for Wealth</b><p>Learning how to use mind power, and learning specifically how to use …

Happiness

A private spaceflight company just got approval to land a spacecraft on the moon

For the first time, the U.S. government just gave a private spaceflight company the equivalent of a passport to the moon.<p>Moon Express, a little-known …

Google Just Made A Major Breakthrough In Quantum Computing

Quantum computers are still in their infancy, but they have the potential to do far, far more than even the most advanced digital computer in the world. And Google has just announced a breakthrough in quantum computing that many have been anticipating for decades. What’s the breakthrough? …

How To Unleash The Cauldron Of Desire From Your Pelvis

What if it was possible to use your sexual energy not just for great sex, but to fuel other parts of your life like your career, fertility or even crafty activities such as painting or cooking? It's all about harnessing the power of your pelvis, and then unleashing that energy right where you want …

The future of car ownership that no one is talking about

Ned Ryan Contributor<p>Ned Ryan is the CEO and co-founder of Breeze, a mobility service that allows members to lease a car on a week-to-week basis.<p>It has never been more clear that transformational change to one of the world’s largest industries is just around the corner. Car ownership is supposed to …

NASA’s Juno probe beams back its first images from Jupiter’s orbit

Here they are: The first images from Juno's orbit around Jupiter. After a stunning orbital entry on July 4 — the probe, which had been traveling at upward of 125,000 mph, managed to slow down and enter orbit within a second and a centimeter of its target — Juno's instruments are back online.<p>Juno is …

Astronomy

Four Investment Strategies You’re Afraid to Admit You Don’t Understand

<b>Updated July 2017</b> — Diversity is a good thing — especially in a time of volatility. Knowledgeable investors may want to explore alternative routes to …

Investing

What are black holes? WIRED explains

There are many strange things in our universe – from supernovas to neutron stars – but nothing is more mind-blowing than a black hole.<p>Black holes are …

Gravitational Waves

Watch Live: NASA's Juno Spacecraft Begins Jupiter Orbit

NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which left Earth in 2011, will arrive at Jupiter just in the to celebrate the Fourth of July.<p>The craft has nine instruments …

How Consciousness Solves The Puzzle Of Life

With so much knowledge floating around, you can easily lose the forest for the trees. Without a fundamental understanding of the big picture, the pieces can make very little sense and even seem absurd. This is true particularly in the case of spirituality. For example, the idea that God is …

Spirituality

The Incredible Physics of the Hyperloop

There was lots of exciting news this week about the much-anticipated Hyperloop, a high-speed train that would be able to make the trip from San …

Try It Now

A Dozen Black Holes Are Mysteriously Spewing Energy In the Same Direction

Something strange is going on in a distant corner of our universe. About a dozen supermassive black holes are all shooting enormous jets of energy in …

The $2 Trillion Project to Get Saudi Arabia’s Economy Off Oil

Early last year, at a royal encampment in the oasis of Rawdat Khuraim, Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia visited his uncle, King Abdullah, …

Sharpen Your Emotional Intelligence by Learning the Difference Between These 2 Key Qualities | Inc.com

<i>Before you criticize someone, try walking a mile in his or her shoes.</i><p>Chances are, you've heard that proverbial advice in one form or another. One could say it perfectly illustrates the quality of empathy, a hallmark trait of those with high emotional intelligence(EI or EQ)--the ability that allows …

Emotional Intelligence

Spacecraft finds bright craters on Ceres

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ceres, the dwarf planet that lies between Jupiter and Mars, has some shiny features.<p>NASA's Dawn space probe captured new images of bright craters on the dwarf planet, according to a report published Tuesday.<p>The images were taken 240 miles from Ceres, the closet the spacecraft has come to …

Astronomy