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Being a parent is an experience as old as the human race. Being a parent in a plugged-in world of intensifying work-life pressures, increasing economic and political uncertainty, and endless "mommy wars"? That's a whole different story.<p>While many of the the essential principles of raising a …

Parenting

11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World

Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Can you imagine life without blood banks, …

My son is bright and intelligent but lacks motivation at school - what can we do?

Homework. Often a key battleground between parents and children.<p>If you are fortunate enough to have a child who independently gets on with after school work, spare a thought for all those parents who undertake daily cajoling of sons and daughters.<p>Last time: Will prep school increase my son's …

Roman bullets tell story of 1,800-year-old attack on Scottish fort

A bloody assault by Roman legions on a hill fort in Scotland around 1,800 years ago is being pieced together using the remains of Roman missile weapons that were used in the attack.<p>The excavations at Burnswark Hill, in the Dumfries region of southwest Scotland, have unearthed the largest cache of …

Archaeology

The Monks Who Spent Years Turning Themselves into Mummies — While Alive

The Japanese climate is not exactly conducive to mummification. There are no peat bogs, no arid deserts, and no alpine peaks perennially encased in ice. The summers are hot and humid. Yet somehow a group of Buddhist monks from the Shingon sect discovered a way to mummify themselves through rigorous …

'A monster': A deadly Hurricane Matthew closes in on Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Matthew pelted Florida with heavy rains as the deadly storm steamed ever closer to the coast with potentially catastrophic winds of 130 mph Thursday. Two million people across the Southeast were warned to flee inland.<p>It was the most powerful storm to threaten …

Rainfall

9-Year-Old Boy Graduates High School and Starts College, Wants to Become Astrophysicist: 'I Want to Prove That God Does Exist'

At 9 years old, William Maillis is like a lot of other boys his age, enjoying video games, knock-knock jokes, sports and hanging out with friends. …

Ideas drawn up in village pub show world’s experts how to save planet

From Kyoto in 1997 to Paris last year, the most significant agreements on climate change have been hammered out in tense exchanges between world leaders at global conferences.<p>But now, a Cheshire village of only 1,000 residents has become an unlikely draw for scientists hoping to save the planet …

Climate

5 Simple Habits That Will Make You a More Positive Person | Inc.com

Are optimists born or made?<p>We tend to think of those who see the sunnier side of life as having been blessed with a positive disposition. And it's true that some significant portion of our happiness is probably determined by our pre-set tendency towards melancholy or cheer. But according to …

Happiness

Want the Secret to Happiness? Never Stop Doing This

Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently<p>Happiness is something that we all want, yet so few feel as though they really understand how to achieve it consistently. We are constantly bombarded with messages that tell us …

Happiness

The Looming Extinction of Humankind, Explained

Fortunately, advanced technologies could give us a way out, if we let them.<p>For most people, driving with a seat belt tightly strapped around their bodies is a smart habit. Not only is racing down the highway without it illegal—"click it or ticket," as the slogan goes—but seat belts also "reduce …

Singularity

How changing one tiny habit allowed me to build my wealth

In my teens and early 20s, social anxiety was wrecking my life.<p>I couldn't go out and feel comfortable around people without drinking, so I drank.<p>Now, alcohol can lead to a lot of cool stuff, but for me it was a crutch and I needed help.<p>So one day I drove to Barnes and Noble (this was before Amazon …

Personal Finance

Mysterious magic spells unearthed by archaeologists in Serbia

Inscriptions etched on tiny rolls of gold and silver found alongside skeletons of people buried almost 2,000 years ago<p>Archaeologists in Serbia are trying to decipher magic spells etched on to tiny rolls of gold and silver that have been found alongside skeletons of humans buried almost 2,000 years …

Archaeology

The secret to productivity isn’t working faster—it’s doing things in the right order

It’s not easy getting work done in outer space. Astronauts have to rotate between dozens of complex projects vying for their attention. If they mess up, an experiment years in the making could be ruined. Worse, people could die.<p>“The time spent in space is precious and the work you do is critical,” …

Time Management

Astronaut Scott Kelly Describes Effects of Space on the Body: 'We Simply Do Not Fully Understand'

Astronaut Scott Kelly, back from his year in space on the International Space Station, said the “permanent effects we simply do not fully understand” …

Space Exploration

How To Rewire Your Brain With Compassion, Joy And Love

<b>We are wired for happiness</b><p>Research shows that we have the capacity for great wisdom, creativity and insight. We are naturally wired for it. Our brains, however, are also wired to protect us. And since survival is the brain's top priority and we have a tendency to look out for danger, threats and …

Mindfulness

Archaeologist claims he's found ancient Greek kings' throne

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek archaeologist believes he has found a fragment of the lost throne of the rulers of Mycenae, famous from ancient myth and the story of the Trojan War.<p>Christofilis Maggidis, who heads excavations at the site in southern Greece, said Tuesday that the chunk of worked …

Ancient History

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New massive monument found buried in ancient rock city Petra

Petra, the incredible ancient rock city in Jordan, has long had a massive monument buried under its sands that researchers describe as “hiding in …

Ancient, hidden cities uncovered by lasers in Cambodia's jungle

The vast cityscapes had been lost to the jungle for centuries, but that's before helicopter-mounted lasers came along.<p>Vast, ancient cities hidden in thick jungle have been uncovered by lasers in Cambodia.<p>Australian archaeologist Damian Evans unveiled the details of the temples in full at the Royal …

Archaeology

How to Control Your Hormones So You Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex | Men's Health

The best part: You can learn to control them. And when you do, you’ll look and feel better every day. Read below to find out how your hormones can make you into the man you aspire to be.<p>(For 2,000-plus more tips on how to live an awesome life, check out The Better Man Project From the <i>Men’</i><i>s …

Thought-provoking illustrations showing devastating effects on nature

Environmental issues are the most significant of many problems that we are facing right now. In this post, we are featuring a series of …

Climate Change This Week: Hot Spiral, Big Oil Cleaning, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Bizarre Biodiversity in the Boreal</b> are wood frogs that freeze in winter, thaw in spring - another reason to help preserve these important carbon storing systems. <i>Source LATimes</i><p><i>Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon</i><p><b>Boreal Circle of</b> …

7 Empowering Thoughts to Tell Yourself Next Time You're Stressed

It's only Tuesday, and you're likely still drudging through the priorities and responsibilities Monday had to bring. But when it comes to to-do list, nothing is less empowering than getting down on yourself. Acting with fear, trepidation, and worry wastes valuable time not just in the workplace, …

Happiness

What Do Black Holes Sound Like?

Janna Levin, professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College and author of <i>Black Hole Blues</i>, describes the noise that black holes make this way: “You could say black holes are playing drums out there. Space-time is the drum, and black holes are the mallets.” The collision of two black holes, …

Black Holes

A New Solar Cell Converts The Sun’s Heat Into Usable Energy

This could double the amount of power that solar panels produce<p>The sun gives us so much, providing both lighting and heating for our planet. We try to take advantage of this constant stream of power by using solar panels to convert light into electrical energy. It's a bright idea. But, could we be …

7 things financially successful people refuse to do

The truth is, ordinary people can do extraordinary things. But it's not just what they choose to do that matters, it's what they refuse to do that matters as well.<p>Let's take a look at some things enormously successful people refuse to do.

Motivation

Physicists have discovered a new form of light

Light is one of the most well-studied things in physics, but it's clear that it still holds some surprises.<p>One of the measurable properties of light is called angular momentum, which measures how quickly a beam of light rotates.<p>Previously, physicists thought the angular momentum could only be a …

Physics

Happy Thoughts, Change the Channel in Your Mind

Have you ever thought happy? It's funny how our minds are inundated with thoughts and visions on a daily basis. It's important to shift our attention to happiness and joy. We must make an effort to choose joy and surround ourselves with people who manifest happiness, joy and success. Removing …

Happiness

Earth has now seen an unprecedented 12 straight months of record-shattering warmth

Each of the past 12 months has set a record for being the warmest such month in 137 years of record-keeping, according to the National Oceanic and …