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The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

'How Democracies Die' Authors Say Trump Is A Symptom Of 'Deeper Problems'

Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are experts in what makes democracies healthy — and what leads to their collapse. They warn that American democracy is in trouble.<p>Transcript<p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross, who's off today. If watching …

According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, These Are the Most Dangerous and Disruptive Ideas

The greatest unfair competitive advantage for your small business is leveraging this critical shift in how you view the drivers of the future.<p>As I was growing up I'd often quip that my grandmother, who had been born at the start of the 20th Century in a Greek village and lived to nearly the age of …

Singularity

3 Top Energy Stocks to Buy Right Now

We see a bright future for these energy stocks.<p>The energy industry is in the midst of a tectonic shift away from fossil fuels and toward renewables, …

How to Remove Scratches From Your Car Using Products You Have At Home

Another scratch in your car? What a drag. But, get this: using just a few of these ordinary household items could help you get the scratches out, …

Cleaning

Eight attractively valued world markets for the contrarian investor

<b>What are we looking for?</b><p>An attractively valued, less conventional, broad-market passive investment.<p><b>The screen</b><p>There is no shortage of research and reporting on the proliferation of passive investing (at the expense of active management), and, not surprisingly, the world's three largest asset …

A Search for a Lost Hammer Led to the Largest Cache of Roman Treasure Ever Found in Britain

When Eric Lawes set off for a field in Hoxne village, Suffolk on November 16, 1992, it wasn’t on a treasure hunt. The metal detector he’d received as …

Myteepi watches over your home, even without power or Wi-Fi

Filling your smart home with sensors capable of collecting environmental data makes plenty of sense, and the Myteepi Woody, a sensor-packed gadget from French startup Ingenious Things wants the job. Formed from wood and shaped like the triangular lean-to implied by the name, the Woody offers …

Home Automation

What Your Resume Should Look Like in 2018

Plus a free downloadable template.<p>Let’s be honest: Writing a resume is a drag.<p>After all, this isn’t exactly a task for the gainfully employed. If …

10 Unconventional "History Books" That Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

If you stayed awake through history class in high school, you probably remember learning a lot of dates and names. It's likely that you studied the …

The Sin City Bucket List: 50 Things You Have to Do in Vegas Before You Die

With Las Vegas casinos offering so many over-the-top gambling, dining, and entertainment options now, you can take a trip there and never feel a need …

Top income investor: ten stocks you should own for the next decade

Shares around the world look expensive as markets have marched up over recent years but it’s still possible to find high-quality businesses, trading at attractive valuations – and paying a sustainable dividend.<p>With this in mind, we've found 10 stocks across the globe that balance cash generation …

Investing

Marketing School | Digital Marketing | Online Marketing: The Quickest Way to Make a 6-Figure Income as a Marketer | Ep. #503

On episode #503, Eric and Neil talk about the quickest ways to make a 6-figure salary. Tune in for great tips on how to build your customer and …

Data is the new oil, but how do you invest in it?

Data is the world’s hottest commodity– but which companies are going to last the course and become enduring, profitable businesses?<p>As with a physical commodity such as oil or metal, data needs to be collected, stored, transported, refined and protected. An ecosystem of companies engaged in all …

Odd Parallels: Alternative Histories in Physics and Culture

Certain pivotal events in history seem to open up a schism in time, separating what really happened from countless other "what ifs."<p>World War II, …

This Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals to Become Happier

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

Why 'Smart Car' Technology Is a Trend We're Investing In

Recently, it seems that every day we see articles proclaiming the internal combustion engine is dead, or that worldwide demand for cars will sharply …

Investing

The Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of 2017

2017: the year that became an adjective. A year during which the only status quo became the lack of one, and the only thing stranger than the day’s …

These Three Kings of Cannabis are Going Into Business Together

It's being called ‘the largest global cannabis partnership to date.’<p>Two of legal marijuana’s largest corporations are joining forces with a legendary …

3 High-Growth Stocks That Could Soar

You could crush the market investing in these three fast-growing businesses.<p>Investing in high-growth stocks is a great way to beat the broader …

3 Online Furniture Stores You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

(Image credit: Lamps Plus)<p>When shopping online for furniture, do you ever find yourself going round and round, stumbling upon the same pieces store …

2 Stocks That Pay You Each Month

Income investors don't necessarily need to wait three months for a dividend payout. Here's one company in the oil and gas sector, and one in the …

Watch 94 Free Lectures From the Great Courses: Dystopian Fiction, Astrophysics, Guitar Playing & Much More

I can certainly appreciate that many of us spend too much time reading news and opinion, seeking firmer footing amidst alarming current events. But …

Guitar Playing

15 ways to be more secure online

Protect your accounts, avoid scams, and keep randos off your Wi-Fi.<p>Welcome to the New World. Email phishing has evolved. Trolls can target your Facebook timeline, and your social security number is probably floating around the internet right now. Even Wi-Fi is no longer <i>completely</i> secure. But it’s …

4 Simple Techniques to Erase Subconscious Negativity

<b>“As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment.” ~Joseph Murphy</b><p>The subconscious mind is like a computer’s hard …

Mindfulness

This is how to teach a search engine what your business does

Search engines are powerful tools for bringing people to your business. The challenge that many entrepreneurs face, however, is that they’re not well-versed in how to communicate with the robots that control the algorithm behind Google and Bing.<p>Your business might be the absolute best at what it …

SEO

The 1 Book That Most Impacted Malcolm Gladwell's Worldview

A must-read if you want a deeper understanding of yourself and the world.<p>Every once in a while, you come across one of those books. You know the one: It challenges you; it delights you; it has you consider something vital in a deeper way. You find yourself recommending it to people, gifting it to …

Self-improvement