Anish Pandari

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Why People Happily Spend Money on Snacks, Smartphones, and Slot Machines--But Not Coaching or Therapy.

I recently entered my 29th year of practice in the field of emotional health.<p>Through the decades, I've seen a number of things change--hairstyles, clothing trends, music, cars, technology, and communication preferences.<p><b>One thing hasn't changed, though.</b><p>Today--as always--many people are fine with …

Seventy-five percent of U.S. foreign military financing goes to two countries

<b>(CNN) —</b> American taxpayers doled out $5.9 billion in foreign military financing in 2014, according to the government's Foreign Assistance report -- that's roughly the GDP of Somalia. But where did the money go?<p>To the usual suspects, mostly -- Israel ($3.1B) and Egypt ($1.3B) received roughly 75% of …

Middle East

A Mustache Protector Straight Out of the 19th Century

Men have been practicing the art of facial hair cultivation for centuries. Back in 1872, Eli J.F. Randolph filed a patent for a mustache guard to …

Real Estate

Microsoft thinks Sad Keanu is only 0.01831 sad

Microsoft generated its own meme earlier this year when it tried to guess everyone's age. That produced some pretty amazing results, from 30-year-old kids to zombies aged 87. Microsoft is back at it again, but this time its trying to guess facial expressions in images. Emotion recognition is the …

Machine Learning

Senator Claire McCaskill Wants Her Male Colleagues to Learn to "Just Shut the Hell Up"

Are you listening, male US Senators? Your colleague, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants you to stop mansplaining and "just shut the hell up."In a …

Why is Othello black? Understanding why Shakespeare made his hero a Moor.

Is Othello black?With the news that David Oyelowo will play Othello opposite Daniel Craig’s Iago and that the Metropolitan Opera is finally …

Literature

Diagnosed with cancer, teen Jake Bailey delivers an amazing speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> "A week before I was due to deliver (this) speech tonight, they said, you've got cancer. They said, if you don't get any treatment in the next three weeks, you're going to die."<p>An emotional valedictory address by a New Zealand high school senior has gone viral online, attracting more than …

Cancer

Book Review: 'Russian Tattoo' is worthwhile read

"Russian Tattoo" (Simon & Schuster), by Elena Gorokhova<p>In 2011, memoirist Elena Gorokhova described her coming-of-age in St. Petersburg, then known …

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No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a short amount of time, from as little as seven minutes. These apps can help you fit in a workout …

Tiny Buddha Book Giveaway: How to Create Meaning & Happiness from 9 of Life’s Hardest Questions

“Happiness isn’t getting everything you want. It’s appreciating what you have and staying open to the limitless possibilities before you.”<p>~Lori …

Social Media

Scientists without a scientific temper

Jawaharlal Nehru coined the term ‘scientific temper’ in his book , which was published in 1946. He was also the President of the Association of …

India

Construction Contracts: What Are General Conditions?

Most people think payment to a general contractor for a remodeling project is broken down into four main categories: materials, installation labor, …

BIM Implementation - HOK buildingSMART

When discussing the topic of Building Information Modelling (BIM), people often ask me, “So this BIM thing you describe, is it a shrink wrapped …

The Wine Diagram for Millennials (Infographic)

Generation Y is not only our <i>now</i> but our future, so we're shedding some light on what you <i>should</i> be drinking.<p>Have some fun as you journey through this infographic. Let us know which drink you end up with; be careful though, there is a possibility you could end up in Rob Ford's penthouse.<p><b>Cabernet</b> …

The Economists Who Studied All-You-Can-Eat Buffets

"If it costs more, does it taste better?" and other financial questions about restaurants that permit unlimited consumption.<p>When I was a kid, the paradox of choice didn't occur to me. I wasn't yet overwhelmed by the "tyranny" of too many options, nor stressed with decision making if more options …

Pakistani Officials Really Didn’t Like Homeland’s Fourth Season

“A little research would have gone a long way,” said one Pakistani official.<p><i>Homeland</i> fans may have been disappointed by the show’s fourth season, which featured stars <b>Claire Danes</b> and <b>Rupert Friend</b> running wild and battling terrorism in the streets of Islamabad, but no one was more frustrated than …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Say 'cheers!' to this crazy-simple holiday cocktail party plan

The three words a party host needs to hear over the holidays aren't "ho ho ho" — they're "no oven required." This no-cook make-ahead menu gives you just that. You can make a simple but swinging hors d'oeuvre spread and a signature cocktail with just 15 minutes of prep time three nights each before …

Recipes

5 Awesome Infographics About Web Design Principles

Who doesn't love a good infographic? In this post, we’ll look at 5 of the coolest infographics about basic web design principles and explore a little …

These Pedal-Powered Pod Cars Travel Above City Streets, So You Can Avoid Traffic

They’ve already been installed in an amusement park. Next up: Google’s main campus.<p>Why drive to work when you can arrive in your own pedal-powered pod car, far above traffic? That’s the vision of a Canadian company called Shweeb, which hopes to soon begin installing what it calls the “most …

Paul Revere's time capsule unearthed in Boston - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Paul Revere hasn't stirred up this much anticipation in Boston since his midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington.<p>More than two centuries later, a recently unearthed time capsule he buried with fellow revolutionary Samuel Adams -- the man whom Revere was riding to see that night to warn …

This Genius Idea Will Make Wine Lovers Want to Cut a Hole in Their Floor

When it's wine o'clock, easy access to your favorite bottles is key.<p>Installing a window or door in the floor might seem ridiculous, but if that window or door leads to wine? Brilliant. So if your collections of reds and whites mean infinitely more to you than your shoes and handbags, maybe you …

Genius

Energy Efficient Building Technologies Market to Reach $623 Billion by 2023

The market for energy efficient building technologies today is $307.3 billion and is expected to grow to $623 billion by 2023. A new report from …

Major International Construction Projects That Went Billions Over-Budget [Infographic]

The new train station at the World Trade Center grabbed plenty of headlines last week after it was revealed to be delayed and running at least $2 billion over-budget. The total cost is approaching $4 billion – nearly double the project’s estimate when it was unveiled a decade ago.<p>While the cost …

Econz Mobile Timecard GPS Tracking Software for Construction Industry to manage field workers by using cell phones, smart phones, and tablets

<b>Timecard</b> is a mobile timesheet solution that enables time and attendance information to be recorded remotely using cell phones. Learn More <br>Register …

Construction Industry

Fifty (50) Years of Failure in Construction: Let's Change That!

As an advocate of building information modeling, (BIM) it's kissing cousins virtual design and construction, (VDC) and integrated project delivery, …