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Four Ways To Train Your Brain To Empower Your Life

I remember going to my first nine-day silent meditation retreat eight years ago when I was living in Perth, Australia. I was nervous beforehand because I couldn’t imagine being silent for that long. I worried about “imagined” tragedies and events that I would miss out on and wondered if the world …

Mindfulness

15 Profound Tweets By Dalai Lama On Love, Happiness & Compassion To Start Your Day With

The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the most important monk of the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism. The spiritual leader has traveled across the …

Mindfulness

Beak is a new smart home hub armed with an IR blaster to control air conditioners and more

Adding smartphone control to all of the devices in our home doesn’t require replacing everything, at least not according to a new smart hub called Beak. Armed with an IR blaster, Z-Wave and a long list of compatible gadgets, the hub can turn just about any home appliance from air conditioners to …

Home Automation

Astrophysicists release IllustrisTNG, the most advanced universe model of its kind

Novel computational methods have helped create the most information-packed universe-scale simulation ever produced. The new tool provides fresh …

Space Science

13 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

As we get older, the collective opinions of the medical community and the mainstream media begin to instill a fear of cardiovascular disease in our …

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

Neuroscience

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

Physics

Stepping Towards Enlightenment

<b>The essence of Buddhism</b> is the enlightenment of the Buddha. Many centuries ago in India, the wandering monk Gautama remembered a childhood experience …

What people don’t understand about mental health medication and weight gain

At age 15, I was referred to a psychiatrist for a serious episode of depression and anxiety (later known to be bipolar disorder).<p>With parental …

This Is When You Should Actually Worry About Heart Palpitations

Having heart palpitations might make you think, “Well, living has been cool and all, but I guess that’s over now.” In reality, heart palpitations …

Mayo Clinic

Southerners Know This is The Secret Ingredient for Amazing Chocolate Cake

Whether you’re a fan of Duke’s, Blue Plate, or Hellman’s, there’s no question that mayonnaise is an essential pantry staple in the South. It’s a key …

Mood-Boosting Tools for Better Mental Well-Being

As well-being junkies with a growing supplement business, we jumped at the chance to visit the very cool YouTheory HQ in Orange County to hear about …

The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation

Clinging to one’s school and condemning others<br>Is the certain way to waste one’s learning.<br>Since all dharma teachings are good,<br>Those who cling to …

The Great Thangka

Stretching almost 2,000 feet, this painting is one longest pieces of Buddhist artwork in the world.<p>China’s Tibetan Medicine and Culture Museum is one …

What Will It Really Take to Avoid Collapse?

By Jeremy Lent<p>For a moment, the most important news in the entire world flashed across the media like a shooting star in the night sky. Then it was …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Google’s voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans

Humans have officially given their voice to machines.<p>A research paper published by Google this month—which has not been peer reviewed—details a text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2, which claims near-human accuracy at imitating audio of a person speaking from text.<p>The system is Google’s second …

Artificial Intelligence

Mysterious double 'whirlpools' are popping up in the ocean

These rare masses of water may capture small critters while on the move.<p>Scientists have spotted a bizarre phenomenon reeling through the southern seas: linked swirls of water that resemble giant whirlpools spinning in opposite directions.<p>Rotating masses of water called eddies are common in the …

These 7 features show why you should use Google Photos to store and manage all your photos and videos

Google Photos is Google's photo management service that works both as a gallery app on smartphones, tablets, and the web, as well as a good piece of software that uses the company's artificial intelligence to make cool stuff with your photos and videos.<p>The app's interface is divided into four tabs: …

Apps

NASA’s upcoming WFIRST telescope has legit superpowers

Just when you thought Hubble and Kepler were everything, something almost unfathomably awesome has emerged from the brains of NASA.<p>Telescopes are …

Edward Snowden’s New App Turns A Smartphone Into a Security System

Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens, knows a thing or two about spying. He’s now released an app, Haven, that …

What yogis know

In a March 31 <i>Science</i> paper, they identified a handful of nerve cells in the brainstem that connect breathing to relaxation, attention, excitement and …

Physicists Just Discovered a Way to Track Unobserved Quantum Particles

What we see is only a fraction of the picture.<p>One of the underlying principles of quantum theory is that quantum objects can exist as waves or …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Replay Video<p>SETTINGS<p>OFF<p>HD<p>HQ<p>SD<p>LO<p><i>Video provided by Dailymotion</i><p>Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from …

Our Most-Saved Breakfast Recipes of 2017

When it comes to breakfast it seems like all of us are pretty much on the same page with what we're making. How can I be so sure? Well, there's a …

What Makes a Genius? The World's Greatest Minds Have One Thing in Common

Being a genius is different than merely being supersmart. Smart people are a dime a dozen, and many of them don’t amount to much. What matters is …

The Tech Products You're Going to Be Obsessed With in 2018

Gearing up for 2018 and need to know what gadgets will get you through the new year? Don't worry, we've got you covered. We've searched for the coolest tech gadgets and accessories that will make your life easier or just more fun! From stylish (and rose gold) smartwatches that will help a busy mom …

6 Reasons Really Smart People Make Really Dumb Decisions, According to Science

Smart people aren't just wise. Smart people make smart decisions. Which means they avoid falling prey to these all too common traps.<p>Think about a decision you've made that you were totally convinced was the right way to go... but in retrospect realize was really dumb.<p>What happened? We're human. …