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A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

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The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

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News host cracks a joke about 'Uranus', figuratively dies on live TV

<b>TV news has long been a shelter for bad puns and painful segues. This one trumps them all.</b><p>Following a story on Canadian news channel CKPG about …

How to Make Green Tea useful for Weight Loss

You can use green tea for weight loss. You can not only use drink green tea for weight loss, but use can use actual green tea supplements instead. …

Full Body Workout for Muscles & Fitness

Balance, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular training are the foundations of a fitness routine. Each component is equally important, although …

Incline Treadmill Tips for Runners

Shutterstock<p>Become a Stronger Runner<p>Adding incline to your workout won't necessarily make you a faster runner, but it will make you a stronger one …

Plank Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Planks

Peter Ardito<p>Day 1 Plank Challenge: Forearm Plank (Low Plank)<p>Peter Ardito<p>Day 2 Plank Challenge: Forearm Side Plank<p>Start in basic low plank.<br>• Make fists …

Graduates to pay less interest on student loans from September

<b>Millions of g</b><b>raduates will pay less interest on their student loans from September, while more people with a pre-1998 mortgage-style loan will</b> …

How to Eat a Healthy Balanced Diet

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important for sustained energy and illness prevention. Eating healthy is not about cutting calories or strict …

Student bank accounts: All that glisters is not gold

<b>As the start of the university year approaches, experts are advising students to think carefully before choosing a bank account.</b><p>Many High Street banks are offering attractive incentives, such as free Amazon vouchers, travel cards and even discounts on pizzas.<p>Several banks also try to entice …

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A drug to treat Huntington’s is closer than ever - but those who need it remain cautious

It has worked on mice and monkeys. And starting next month in Vancouver, scientists will begin a long-awaited trial to see if a new drug might also slow the progression of Huntington’s disease in humans.<p>The Centre for Huntington Disease at the University of British Columbia, led by neurologist Dr. …

Jeremy Corbyn: Britain can learn from Karl Marx

Veteran Left-winger says he wants to become Labour leader and then Prime Minister so he can nationalise the railways and put a new tax on "massive" salaries<p>Jeremy Corbyn has declared his admiration for Karl Marx as he insisted he wants to be elected Labour leader and ultimately Prime Minister.<p>Mr …

The Final Question About David Foster Wallace's Suicide

The new biopic The End of the Tour forces us to ask: Do we worship Wallace because he killed himself?<p>The greatest surprise of <i>The End of the Tour</i> is that it is what it says it is—a straight adaptation of David Lipsky's <i>Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself</i>, which is itself a straight …

Led Zeppelin – Hear an unreleased version of When the Levee Breaks

And so we reach the last in our series of track premieres from the Led Zeppelin reissue series. Last on the list is one of the extra tracks from the reissue of Coda, the posthumous odds-and-ends album the group issued in 1982, after John Bonham had died.<p>If It Keeps On Raining is a rough mix of When …

When Smart Personal Finance Habits Just Become Stupid

When you start getting your finances in order, it’s exciting. You see the basic concepts and rules of personal finance in action, and, after a while, …

How To Make The Whole Organization Agile

Surveys show that most Agile teams report tension between the way the teams operate and the way the rest of the organization is run. Is it possible to make the whole organization Agile?<p>In Agile, the role of the manager is to enable those doing the work to contribute their full talents and …

Leadership

Hitler Hotel: See inside the Fuhrer's 10,000 room 'Butlins' resort after 70 empty years

Hotel Prora View gallery<p>With 10,000 rooms it’s the worlds biggest holiday resort, but while it was built more than 70 years ago no one has ever …

Fatal stabbing in downtown Beirut sparks outrage

The deadly stabbing of a man in broad daylight in one of Beirut’s busiest streets and in front of dozens of bystanders has shaken Lebanese society and raised questions about the perceived culture of impunity in the country.<p>Scores of people took to the streets on Friday evening to protest against …

Amazing bars around the world to drink at before you die