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10 Quick Ways To Boost Memory, Based On Research - PsyBlog

Boosts in all types of memory come from these simple activities.<p>1. Draw it<p>Drawing pictures of words helps build stronger and more reliable memories, …

Antibacterial Ingredient Can Really Quickly Mess With Gut Bacteria, Study Finds

Time to rethink that hand sanitiser.<p>Antibacterial products came into our lives to make everything more hygienic, but evidence has been mounting over …

This Smartphone Gun Is One Hell of a Concealed Weapon

This double barrel .380 discretely slips into your pocket as a smartphone, but is ready for action at the flip of a switch.<p>Some of those in the concealed carry crowd are always seeking ways to discretely manage their sidearm so as not to reveal it and alarm the public. Shoulder and hip holsters …

GMOs haven’t delivered on their promises — or risks

Arriving home after work a few summers ago, agricultural economist Matin Qaim found several disturbing messages on his home phone. A study by Qaim …

Norma's Floating Store in British Columbia

Built by Bruno Atkey in Tofino, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, in the ’70s, and towed 26 miles to Hot Springs Cove, where Norma Bailey ran a “…great …

4 Ways to Deal with Insecure People

In a previous blog, I offered four tips for spotting people who feel insecure. Now it’s time to provide tips on how to <i>help</i> them.<p>The people in our …

Psychology

Oddly Shaped Brick Could Revolutionize Sustainable Building

A design studio in Colombia is tackling one of architecture’s growing energy challenges by using an unexpected traditional building material: …

Tesla and Vedic Philosophy

Tesla and Vedic Philosophy—————————<p>By Arjun Kadya Balakrishna <br>Spiritual concepts of our ancient world are directly intertwined with modern-day …

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

We Went Solar, and So Should You -- Because It's Free

For years my wife and I have been getting phone calls about going solar, and for years we've ignored them because it was just too expensive. But today 26 solar panels are mounted on the south side of our roof. Each panel is worth over $1000, but they didn't cost us a cent. That's because Solar City …

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15 Surreal Places In Texas You Need To Visit Before You Die

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20 dogs having the best snow day ever

For millions living on the East Coast of the United States, this will be a cold, snowy weekend.<p>A powerful and potentially historic snowstorm has been …

Hui Neng's Quest for Enlightenment: A Zen Story

Hui Neng was a Chinese Buddhist monk who is counted among the most prominent masters of Chan Buddhism (Zen Buddhism). The Platform Sutra, one of the …

Meditation

Gun Review: Ruger Precision Rifle

Acceptance of vital-sized groupings from a rifle is fast becoming a thing of the past as more and more shooters become interested in ultimate …

Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you'll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren't laughing at them, rather, but with them–these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new driving route …

The Current State of Total Madness

<i>"Nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could." Sting</i><p>We are all mad. Not just angry, crazy or furious; we have all begun to go stark raving mad and there's even some proof to this trend.<p>French historian and philosopher Michel Foucault first wrote about this phenomenon in 1961 in which he …

Photos of Darth Vader’s Rather Ordinary Daily Life

Photographer Paweł Kadysz of Bialystok, Poland, recently started a new 365-day photo project: a daily photo blog showing scenes from Darth Vader’s …

Dalai Lama: Religion Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality

His Holiness on emptiness and entanglement.<p>Ever since Copernicus published <i>On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres</i> in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start modern scientific inquiry, an uneasy truce has existed between science and religion. Although Copernicus wasn't …

When an Atheist Rapper Takes on Religion

Baba Brinkman is a Canadian rapper who writes complex raps about high-brow topics, and now the avowed atheist is taking on religion.<p>Kanye West is …

This Is the Number One Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?<p>The authors of the bestseller <i>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</i> have some great …

Parenting

Bad Religion’s Frontman Has a New Theory About Evolution and Coexistence

SoCal punk legend Greg Graffin has a new theory on what drives natural progression.<p>Each fall, mild-mannered Greg Graffin, a zoology PhD, lectures about evolution at Cornell University. For the rest of the year, he stirs up mosh pits as the frontman of SoCal punk legends Bad Religion. Last month, …

MSF calls hospital air strike in Kunduz 'war crime'

MSF labels US air strike on their hospital in Kunduz a war crime, as they pull staff from the northern Afghan city<p>Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has labelled the US air strike on their hospital in Kunduz a war crime, as they pulled staff from the northern Afghan city that was besieged by Taliban …

I've read Pratchett now: it's more entertainment than art

My dismissal of the literary merits of the late Terry Pratchett raised hackles among fans. Now I am better read, and can admire his clever wordplay. But I still believe the best prose lives in the real world<p>When it comes to reading fiction, we are all fans. We read and reread the authors we love, …

Hitler’s World

Nothing can be known about the future, thought Hitler, except the limits of our planet: “the surface area of a precisely measured space.” Ecology was …

Adolf Hitler

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

How to Change Your Life: An Epic, 5,000-Word Guide to Getting What You Want

A book's worth of wisdom condensed into a blog post that, when applied, really will change your life.The post How to Change Your Life: An Epic, …

These Portraits Were Created by Combining Photos of Celebrities

Pedro Berg Johnsen of Norway has an unusual hobby: in his spare time, he combines portraits of celebrities to create real-looking photos of people …

Emma Watson

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Meditation

Hempcrete is the newest green building material.

Hempcrete is made from hemp fiber, lime and water. When cured, it floats, has excellent insulating power. It's fireproof and resists insects and …

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