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Yes, It Is YOUR Job to Make Your Husband Happy

<i>Happiness is your job, because love starts with you. Read on to understand why, from Andrea Miller for YourTango.</i><p><b>Why do so many of us buy into the myth that marriage is supposed to make us happy?</b><p>I'm glad to see how marriage has evolved. It used to be much more transactional — happening principally …

Simple Carbohydrates, The Ingredient That is Getting Away With Killing People Unnoticed

I have been thinking a lot lately about the silent killer habits that I talk to my physical therapy patients about. A lot of these are escaping our …

A Physicist Explains Why Humans Probably Didn't Pop Into Existence Last Tuesday

Whaa... ?<p>The history of cosmology has its fair share of whacky ideas, but one of the strangest has to be the Boltzmann brain hypothesis – which …

The Double-Slit Experiment Cracked Reality Wide Open

The double-slit experiment seems simple enough: cut two slits in a sheet of metal and send light through them, first as a constant wave, then in …

Meditation Retreats? Please. Now It’s All About Floating In The Dark

Soaking in a tank of water is the latest wellness fad to take off with our exhausted, overworked, overconnected population.<p>Why not just take a long bath?<p>That was my biggest question as I readied to go “floating,” the latest wellness fad.<p>A flotation tank is a human-sized bathtub with a retractable …

Scanning software deciphers ancient biblical scroll

JERUSALEM (AP) — The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist's storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form.<p>The passages from the Book …

9 Foods That Make You Hungrier

You weren’t all that hungry before your handful of chips or midday banana. But instead of tiding you over to your next meal, you are ravenous. What …

Christianity: You Can Bet Your Life On It

Would you bet your life on the truth of Christianity? You'd be rational if you did. At least, that's what philosopher Michael Rota argues in his new book <i>Taking Pascal's Wager</i>. He follows seventeenth-century philosopher Blaise Pascal in the claim that "It is rational to seek a relationship with God …

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

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

Time Management

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

Space Science

Einstein Saw Space Move, Long Before We Could Hear It

Here we are in an election year — once again asking the great see-into-the-future question in politics — who will be the next president?<p>Yesterday, I picked up the paper (I still have a paper to pick up) and read about a man who did see into the future, Albert Einstein. He developed his theory of …

LIGO

Way beyond diamonds: A look at some of the rarest minerals in the world

There are more than 5,000 known minerals on Earth, and most of them are much more rare than Valentine's Day diamonds.<p>After all, diamonds can be found in more than 700 locations around the world, and miners pull tons of them out of the ground each year.<p>Compare that to the beautiful Valentine's Day …

Earth Science