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This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

Mindfulness

The Most Common Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Samsung’s new VR controller isn’t perfect, but it’s a great start

Samsung has announced a motion controller for the Gear VR, at last addressing the headset’s biggest problem. It was first introduced during Mobile World Congress, but now we have a date and a price: It will be available April 21 for $39 on its own, or $129 paired with the headset.<p>The controller …

Selfies, yes selfies, could help diagnose rare genetic disease

In a study that holds promise for quick diagnoses, facial recognition software determines who suffers from a condition that's typically hard to pinpoint.<p>Could diagnosing rare genetic disorders one day be as simple as snapping a picture with a smartphone? That's what a new study suggests.<p>Researchers …

Genetics

This photojournalist has recreated incredible old photos of Yellowstone National Park

Brad Boner hiked into the Yellowstone backcountry, stepping over dead lodgepole pines stacked like giant matchsticks. Boner’s destination was the Mirror Plateau, a ridge of land that juts out of the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park. He was looking for Mirror Lake.<p>In a park that sees …

National Parks

11 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

Although mindfulness isn’t new—it’s rooted in Buddhist tradition—it only gained popularity in the West over the past few decades. And most recently, …

10 Netflix lifehacks everyone should know

Trends in popular software come and go, but it’s pretty clear at this point which ones are sticking around for the long haul. How else do you end up with the cultural jargon “Netflix and Chill” being so widely accepted? I’m fairly certain you’ve never heard anybody say, “Hulu and Chill.” “Youtube …