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In drought hit Maharashtra region, an early casualty: education

Villagers in Chikalthana say not more than one in every 20 wells in the vicinity has any water left. Not a single farmer in the village will earn …

India

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Step Into the Enchanting World of India’s Step-Wells

By<p>Joanna Sugden<p>Deep below ground, India hides some of its most stunning architectural masterpieces: step-wells.<p>Victoria Lautman first encountered these ancient water stores three decades ago and in recent years has visited and documented more than 100, each unique in design and engineering. She …

Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …

15 Quotes to Inspire People With Chronic Illness

Being sick is no fun. We all know that. But being chronically ill while maintaining a pleasant disposition is a daunting task even for the Greek …

30 Quick Stories that Will Make You Think Differently

<i>“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”<br>― J.K. Rowling</i>Our blog posts typically start with a quick intro story – …

How to beat anxiety without medication

A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with a fairly common form of prostate cancer. As a result, he needed surgery to get it out of his body before it spread anywhere.<p>When he got out of surgery, we were informed by the doctors that they could not remove the breathing tube at the moment. He’s a …

7 Habits That Keep You Strong (Even When Things Go Wrong)

<b>“I’m stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.” ~Unknown</b><p>It’s happened to most of us.<p>…

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Can you make a river come alive? The long, dry quest to find the Saraswati

The quest to find the Saraswati is up against historical evidence, but the government has pitched in with a lot of enthusiasm.<p>Written by | New Delhi |<p>…

India

Microsoft Has Finally Solved A Massive Problem With Windows 10

Passwords are the single greatest problem facing most of us in staying safe online. Let’s be honest here, you have a password you use on more than one site. Perhaps you have a set of passwords that escalate in complexity based on how much you care if the service gets hacked. For example, your bank …

Information Systems

‘A gallery of Pallava art’

Stopping only to click forward on his PPT, researcher Gopu spoke non-stop for two hours on the catchy topic ‘2000 years of Mamallapuram’. The …

The Mongols: Were they the greatest empire in world history?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora, the best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access</i> …

Developing a Post-Trauma Identity-Who Am I Now?

We are the story we tell ourselves about ourselves. Traumatic events disrupt out story and assault our sense of self.<p>They leave us asking:<p><i>Who am I if</i> …

Breast Cancer

What Would Your Future Look Like If You Took a Leap of Faith?

<b>“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, relationships we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make. ” ~Unknown</b><p>…

Villagers armed with smartphones can help stem the rising rate of suicides in India

India has among the highest rates of depression in the world. If Deepika Padukone, a leading Bollywood actress, hadn’t talked publicly about her battle with depression, you probably wouldn’t know.<p>And the stigma attached to mental illnesses is hurting India. Few are brave to speak about it to …

Honor Yourself, Scars and All

This week I’m wrapping up a project that I’ve been working on for the past two years. It’s a research study of a yoga intervention in a school, and …

Positive Thinking

College is worth it if you have these six experiences

A college degree is something Americans have always valued. Even Americans without a college degree believe that education beyond high school is important. But recent Gallup research indicates that 25% of all college graduates in the US fail to thrive in their overall careers and lives. Gallup has …

5 Tips on How to Meditate for Beginners

Meditation is an energy healing art that has great health benefits, but it is often overlooked by most people. Many people tend to shy away from …

A Fulfilling And Meaningful Life: 33 Powerful Tips

Let’s face it.<p>You’re frustrated.<p>It’s so difficult to feel certain about what you’re supposed to be doing with your life.<p>One minute, it’s the happiest …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

BBC Radio 4 - A History of the World in 100 Objects, The Rise of World Faiths (200 - 600 AD), Seated Buddha from Gandhara - Episode Transcript – Episode 41 - Seated Buddha from Gandhara

<b>Seated Buddha (made between 100 and 300 AD). Stone statue; from Gandhara, Pakistan</b><p>It's morning in Battersea Park in London, and I'm standing near the river, next to the Peace Pagoda. Every day, watched by four gilded Buddha statues, a Japanese Buddhist monk drums his way over the grass. His name is …

7 ways to practice emotional first aid

Psychologist Guy Winch lays out seven useful ways to reboot your emotional health … starting right now.<p>You put a bandage on a cut or take antibiotics …

Why Babies Love (And Learn From) Magic Tricks

To survive, we humans need to be able to do a handful of things: breathe, of course. And drink and eat. Those are obvious.<p>We're going to focus now on a less obvious — but no less vital — human function: learning. Because new research out today in the journal <i>Science</i> sheds light on the very building …

20 Self-Help Books To Better Your Life In All Aspects

This list of 20 self-help books is broken down into subjects ranging from dating to business. Find out how each can help you become a stronger person!

Dating

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Human circadian rhythms are regulated by an internal biological clock in the brain<p>All animals and plants have a built-in circadian rhythm, which is …