Brian Ahlschwede

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What would you pay to be happy?

The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in front of his hermitage in Nepal. He watches hundreds of miles of Himalayan peaks glowing in front of him in the rising sun. The scene “blends naturally and seamlessly with …

Happiness

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

A GoPro dropped from 10,000 feet looks like nausea-inducing Spin Art

GoPros can't fly, but they drop like a champ<p>Remember Spin Art commercials? They'd run on Nickelodeon after school in the Stick Stickly programming block, where the network would trade a couple animated shorts for a couple hours of ads pushing products that never worked as well in your living room …

Organize apps on your Samsung Galaxy device

Sometimes keeping your Android device clean is about more than deleting files to free up storage. Hiding apps you don't plan on using, putting the right ones at your fingertips, and adjusting the availability of shortcuts can all lead to a more gratifying experience using your device. Here are some …

Apps

The Best Movies On Netflix You Haven’t Yet Seen

A Serious Man<p>Directed by: Ethan Coen, 2009<p>A Serious Man is an almost inexplicable and philosophically dark comedy from the Cohen Brothers. Its …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

The Death of the Three-Time Candidate

Serious presidential contenders used to run multiple times; today they can't. This is why.<p>You have to give him this much: The man was determined to be president, and he had no problem outpacing his opponents. He spent years crisscrossing the nation by bus, rail and plane. No room was too small, no …