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The Buddhist Monk Who Uses Space to Teach Spirituality

Ryo Kasuga has a planetarium next to his temple.<p>In a pitch black room, Ryo Kasuga talks space as a simulated solar system rotates above my head. Kasuga, however, is no astronomer. He's a Buddhist monk intent on using the stars to rouse the public's interest in spiritual teachings.<p>"The Japanese …

Hinduism

Rush Limbaugh explains Sarah Palin's Trump endorsement speech

Donald Trump’s decision to accept an endorsement from the likes of Sarah Palin underscores how the “Washington establishment” overestimated the extent to which conservatism is motivated by ideology, rather than attitude, Rush Limbaugh opined during a recent segment on his radio show.<p>“Trump picking …

The girl who secretly filmed the Taliban

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Here's the most disproportionately popular job for college graduates in every state

Using Census data from the Minnesota Population Center's 2013 American Community Survey Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, we found the most disproportionately popular job among college graduates in every state. These are jobs that are held by college graduates at a higher rate in the state …

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Tony Robbins has taught this productivity trick to clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams

He's sold millions of books, videos, audio recordings, and tickets to his seminars. He's personally coached everyone from former President Bill Clinton to tennis icon Serena Williams to revered hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.<p>Although every coaching session is personalized, we asked Robbins for …

The Pope’s Real View of Capitalism, in Three Sentences

Pope Francis rankles critics who, seeing his campaigns against poverty and climate change, wish he would drop the economist act and stick to …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

The Brain

Watch: Stephen Colbert expertly returned Donald Trump to his rightful position as a comedy side show

Stephen Colbert was put on Earth to interview people like Donald Trump.<p>Maybe that’s why a lot of people were disappointed when he actually did, last night (Sept. 22) on the <i>Late Show</i> on CBS. Pieces on Yahoo and Slate, for instance, take Colbert to task for going easy on candidate Trump, and both …

Donald Trump

Barack Obama just gave the most important racial justice speech of his presidency. Here’s why

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Over the weekend, the president gave an unprecedented speech addressing the plight of black women<p>Brittney Cooper<p>September 23, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>On Saturday, President Obama gave an unprecedented speech focused exclusively on the social plight of Black women and girls at the …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …