Elisabeth Kurtz

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Zen Stories – DAILY ZEN

Sozan, a Chinese Zen master, was asked by a student: “What is the most valuable thing in the world?”<p>The master replied: “The head of a dead cat.”<p>“Why …

China

How To Train Like An MMA Badass

Successful MMA fighters are some of the toughest athletes in the world. To win fights, or even make it through one or two rounds, fighters must …

Workouts

Business Hub | British Airways

Our top business destinations<p>Join us at the 2018 International Business Festival<p>We’re proud to be the official main partner of the 2018 International …

Wanted: Outdoorsy explorers for ‘ultimate Canadian dream job’

<b>WATCH ABOVE: Are you adventurous? Two different companies are looking for adventure seekers to explore Canada this summer – all expenses paid.</b> …

Happiness

Test Your Wits with 8 Brainteasers from Idiotest: Round 2

We bet you think you’re pretty smart (and if you’ve found your way to <i>mental_floss</i>, you probably are!). But common sense questions and brain-teasing …

Are you nicer than a child?

It���s commonly held that young children are, well, selfish, but as Caroline Williams discovers, they are often kinder than adults.<p>Last Christmas I took my young son to the theatre. The show, called Antarctica, was for 4-7 year olds and, from an adult perspective, it was all a bit surreal. The …

Psychology

How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

“You have to learn to recognize your own depth.”<p>In 1985, mythologist and writer <b>Joseph John Campbell</b> (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) sat down with legendary interviewer and idea-monger Bill Moyers for a lengthy conversation at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in California, which continued the …

The Moon May Be The Result Of Earth's Collision With Its Long-Lost Twin

Digging up dirt on our satellite's back story<p>Our beloved Moon, often the staple of a peaceful and tranquil nighttime scene, has a pretty violent origin story.<p>In 1970, researchers proposed the “giant impact” hypothesis, which reasons that the Moon is the result of a huge collision between the Earth …

Astronomy

9 Adorable Facts About Hummingbirds

For speed, performance, and impressing the ladies, you just can’t beat a hummingbird.<p>1. THEY HAVE MEGABRAINS ...<p>A hummingbird’s brain makes up a …

Mindfulness: The Power of “Thinking About Your Thinking”

Dan Harris from ABC News contacted me out-of-the-blue a few years ago to discuss the power of mindfulness and meditation. His book, <i>10% Happier,</i> which …

Can our DNA turn us into criminals?

New research has found a genetic link between sex offenders in the same family – but the findings are much more complicated than that, says Neil Levy<p>Do we inherit a criminal tendency? Are some of the most reviled offences not the fault of their perpetrators, but the unlucky fruit of their genes? If …

Science of sexiness: Why some people are just more attractive

Research found that smiling females were rated as more attractive, whereas men showing happy emotions were rated as less attractive.<p>A new study …

7 Steps You Can Take to Stop Trading Time for Money

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>We were all lied to.</i> Growing up, we were sold the misconception that we should follow the traditional career path of working 50-hour weeks to receive a stable paycheck. In short: Get into the office early, stay late and even come in on …

We Can Avoid Mass Extinction, But Time Is Running Out

Humans have caused a 10% reduction in the total numbers of land-based wild animal and plants over the past 500 years, according to a major new study. …

2015 April 10 - NGC 2903: A Missing Jewel in Leo

<b>NGC 2903: A Missing Jewel in Leo</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Tony Hallas<p><b>Explanation:</b> Barred spiral galaxy NGC 2903 is only some 20 million light-years …

Cosmology

The Holometer experiment, based at the Department of Energy's Fermilab, is sensitive to gravitational waves at frequencies in the range of a million cycles per second. Thus it addresses a spectrum not covered by experiments such as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, which searches for lower-frequency waves to detect massive cosmic events such as colliding black holes and merging neutron stars.

Mirror, Mirror<p>The mirror-like physics of the superconductor-insulator transition operates exactly as expected. Scientists know this to be true …

Scientists Solve Puzzle of Moon's Origin

Astronomy

5 Dead Simple Tactics to Overcome Overthinking

We all want to be more productive and we all search ways and techniques in which we could do more in less time. But sometimes we just lose more time …

Procrastination

7 Secrets of Happy Couples

We all want loving and successful relationships, but we don't always know how to achieve them. Over time, negative cycles can develop and loving …

10 Shocking Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

by Jeneva Rose<p>– on<p>in Most Shocking<p>Prior to the mid-1960's, the term 'conspiracy theory' was a neutral expression. However, in the aftermath of the …

Large Hadron Collider proton beam reaches new record energy

After successfully circulating beams at lower energies on Easter morning, CERN is now into new territory again<p>On Easter Sunday the Large Hadron Collider circulated beams of protons again for the first time in nearly two years. This was a major milestone on the way to recommissioning the whole …

Physics

The Dominant Life Form in the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably won’t look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. It’s likely they won’t be biological …

Five powerful rules for female entrepreneurs to live by

When I became an entrepreneur, I was motivated by one thing: freedom. I wanted the flexibility to follow my dream. Entrepreneurship allowed me to do work that was engaging and empowering.<p>I'm not alone. According to a Cox Business study, 61 per cent of women entrepreneurs started a business to be …

Increase Your Happiness: Upregulate Positive Feelings

There has been considerable focus on the attempt to down-regulate (reduce) negative emotions as a way to relieve stress, depression, and the …

5 Steps You Must Take Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you bored in your job, unchallenged by your work and have an idea for a great new business you just can’t get past your boss’s door? Maybe it’s time to walk out the door and go it alone.<p>Starting your own business can reap deep …

How Do You Know You Exist? A Mind-Bending Animated Homage to Descartes Exploring the Conundrum of Reality

“When you’re awake, you know you’re awake. But when you aren’t, you don’t know you aren’t.”<p><i>“We don’t need to credit an all-seeing God with the creation of life and matter,”</i> wrote Douglas Rushkoff, <i>“to suspect that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”</i> But what …

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