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The In-between State by Pema Chodron

Pema Chodron points to the perfect training ground for the spiritual warrior — anxiety, heartbreak, and tenderness.<p>By Pema Chodron<p>The secret of Zen …

How to Pass a Urine Drug Test Using Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Yasmin Tayag</b><p>Drug testing, like heroin, got popular in the late '80s and early '90s. As Reagan's Drug War rushed towards its logical conclusion, employers hustled to create drug-free work environments despite a lack of evidence that there was any …

funny, strange & odd news stories - Mirror Online

• Most Read<br>• Most Recent<p><i>Alfie Evans</i><b>Alfie Evans: Latest updates as dad hits out at doctors over 'disgusting treatment' adding 'an animal wouldn't be</b> …

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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

New NASA Photos Show Pluto's Surface In Eye-Popping Detail

These are the sharpest images yet of the dwarf planet.<p>Craters and mountains and glaciers. Oh my!<p>New images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft offer the clearest, closest view yet of Pluto's stunning surface.<p>The photos were taken as the spacecraft made its closest approach to the dwarf planet …

Solar System

This is what GDP growth looks like around the world right now

Global growth hasn't exactly been spectacular, but at least it's stable.<p>"For much of the post-financial crisis period growth has been steady and has rotated around the globe," according to HSBC's James Pomeroy. "Global growth remains steady, fueled by consumption."<p>"Consumers in the developed world …

5 Basics for Building an Online Business That Actually Makes Money

<i>Photo: Flickr/ Daniel Foster</i><p>With the boom of the Internet and social media has arisen a new category of entrepreneurship. Successful entrepreneurs such as Mark Cuban, Elon Musk and Peter Thiel got their start with online businesses. An online business offers an unparalleled opportunity to run a …

15 Breathtaking Astronomy Images Highlighting the Cosmic Beauty of Our Universe

Since 1995, Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) has been serving up daily doses of cosmic beauty through breathtaking photos of our fascinating universe. Maintained by Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP), two professional astronomers who met at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the …

Cosmology

Bernie Sanders Unveils Forceful Climate Change Plan, And He's Going After Big Oil

He even wants to bar fossil fuel lobbyists from working in the White House.<p>WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) unveiled a forceful climate change plan Monday that sets its sights on the fossil fuel industry and commits to taxing carbon pollution.<p>Setting …

8 Ways Confident People Live Differently

Own it. 💃<p>Some people just have that "it factor."<p>They command attention whenever they walk into a room. But the truth is, they weren't born with a confident gene. Instead, their daily behaviors contribute to their self-assured personality.<p>That's good news: It means <i>anyone</i> can adopt the habits …

Amazing Final Images Of Stars Right Before They Die

The future of our Sun is very clear: someday it will run out of hydrogen in its core, expand into a red giant, where it will fuse helium until it runs out of that. Afterwards, it blows off its outer layers, forming a planetary nebula, while its core contracts down to a white dwarf.<p>This fate, common …

Cosmology

Australian researchers prove that quantum coding is possible

It’s easy to feel under-educated on a subject like quantum computing — even experts working in the field are stumped by certain aspects of the field. …

Quantum Computing

Physicists Prove That Spooky Action At a Distance Is Real

Entanglement is one of the strangest aspects of quantum mechanics, whereby two subatomic particles can be so closely connected that one can seem to …

Engineers are building a $1 billion telescope that will produce space images 10X sharper than Hubble

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will weight 2.4 million-pounds and may revolutionize our understanding of the universe. It uses seven giant mirrors to collect and focus the light to a point and eventually feeds into a series of sensitive instruments for complex analysis.<p>Construction of the …

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Bill Nye says bubbling air into Earth's oceans might save the planet from ourselves

In keeping true to form, Nye laid down his opinion on yet another contentious but intriguing field during an interview with National Geographic on Nov. 15.<p>In the chat, Nye said he believes that geoengineering — a family of techniques to hack the environment — could be a game-changer for combating …

Isaac Asimov Asks, “How Do People Get New Ideas?” - MIT Technology Review

Note from Arthur Obermayer, friend of the author:<p><i>In 1959, I worked as a scientist at Allied Research Associates in Boston. The company was an MIT</i> …

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Learning

12 mind tricks that will make people like you and help you get ahead

Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you encounter.<p>None of these tricks are deceitful or disingenuous, except for number six, and I trust that you'll only use that one with good reason.<p>As soon as you become …

A tumor stole every memory I had. This is what happened when it all came back

My brain tumor introduced itself to me on a grainy MRI, in the summer of 2009, when I was 28 years old.<p>It had been with me from the day I was born. Tumors like mine develop in utero. They are usually discovered in children, but no one could tell me why mine had only been found once I was an adult. …

Mind

17 Out-of-Place Artifacts Said to Suggest High-Tech Prehistoric Civilizations Existed

According to the conventional view of history, humans have only walked the Earth in our present form for some 200,000 years. Advanced civilizations …

17 Out-of-Place Artifacts Said to Suggest High-Tech Prehistoric Civilizations Existed

According to the conventional view of history, humans have only walked the Earth in our present form for some 200,000 years. Advanced civilizations …

Archaeology

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

How to Eliminate Procrastination and Upgrade Your Fuel Source

For most of my adult life, I struggled with chronic procrastination, and I thought it meant that there was something wrong with me. I judged myself as lazy, unworthy, and unmotivated.<p>But this just wasn't true. The problem wasn't that I was weak. It was that I hadn't yet learned how motivation …

The GIANTS Found in Romania & The CIA COVER-UP

VIA| Everyone has heard of the giant characters of legend, sometimes called cyclops or ogres. Giants were generally presented as creatures so big …

Archaeology

Lines Out the Door for USA's First Major Organic Drive-Thru Fast Food Restaurant

The restaurant provides non-GMO, organic, gluten free and vegan options for those looking to grab a bite on the go, but don’t want the typical fast …

How to happily endure 20,000 days with another human being

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com. It is part of a two-part series. See the first part here.</i><p>From afar, a great marriage is a sweeping love story, like a marriage in a book or a movie. And that’s a nice, poetic way to look at a marriage as a whole.<p>But human happiness doesn’t function …

Relationships

This airplane's wings fold up so you can take it on your next camping trip

The ICON A5 bills itself as a plane for anyone and everyone: perfect for weekend camping trips, impressing a date, or just flying around New York …