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This Is How Easily Our Cities Could Become High-Density Solar Power Plants

Solar energy has a dark side. Those gargantuan plants that sprawl out like deconstructed disco balls sacrifice valuable open space and put wildlife, …

Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

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Travel

15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies -- but what about our minds?<p>Giving ourselves a mental makeover could be just as important as giving ourselves a physical one. But accomplishing that doesn't just lie in changing our thoughts -- it's also dependent on …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

In Wisconsin, A Decade-Old Police Shooting Leads To New Law

Race is at the forefront of the current debate over the police use of deadly force. But one shooting in Wisconsin highlights another factor at play when police shoot civilians — the lack of outside investigation. And the decade-old death has led to real reform in the state.<p>Ten years ago, …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

DIY computer kit gives gift of coding

Like eating their vegetables, teaching kids to enjoy tech at an early age could be key to their future.<p>For $150, parents can buytheir kids a Kano computer kit, a present that just might jumpstart techie careers.<p>Kano is a DIY set that lets kids (or adults) build a computer and learn basic coding …

Top 10 U.S. companies to work for

What makes a company great to work for?<p>Good pay and benefits don't hurt. But when it comes down to it, employees said it's office culture and great colleagues that make these companies satisfying places to work.<p>Glassdoor asked people about the pros and cons of their employers, and had them rate …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

The Rise of Daddy Daycare

Even though the burden of cultural expectation still generally falls on mothers, fathers now spend almost five more hours on childcare each week than they did in 1965.<p>What scene comes to mind when you envision a dad left in charge of his kids for the day? Is it a room with fresh crayon marks all …

Dow posts largest weekly gain in 3 months

Jun 8, 2018<br>5:55 PM<p>Amazon.com Inc. said late Friday it plans to open a new fulfillment center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which will create 1,500 jobs. Amazon said the center adds to another one announced for South Oklahoma City. Those jobs provide “opportunities for employees to engage with robotics …

Stock Markets

Karen Armstrong on Sam Harris and Bill Maher: “It fills me with despair, because this is the sort of talk that led to the concentration camps”

Blaming religion for violence, says Karen Armstrong, allows us to dismiss the violence we’ve exported worldwide<p>Karen Armstrong has written histories of Buddhism and Islam. She has written a history of myth. She has written a history of God. Born in Britain, Armstrong studied English at Oxford, …

Metacognition and the utility of Self-awareness

<b>Q. How do you define metacognition?</b> <br>Metacognition means thinking about thinking — the ability of the human brain to monitor its own cognition in …

Big data: 8 ideas to watch

A look at the major forces shaping the data world.<p>By Ben Lorica<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> <i>O’Reilly Radar</i> <i>as part of our exploration of big</i> …

Big Data

​The Gear That Helped Me Survive Camping With Bear Grylls

What clothes, boots, knives and backpacks does the editor of an adventure travel site fall back on when he's feeling intimidated? This is the best of …

Backpacking

Why happiness is healthy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Happiness -- you know it when you see it, but it's hard to define.<p>You might call it a sense of well-being, of optimism or of meaningfulness in life, although those could also be treated as separate entities. But whatever happiness is, we know that we want it, and that is just somehow <i>good</i>.<p>We …

What You Are Not Being Told About The Secret Law Of Attraction

Whether you have been perusing the self-help or personal development section of the book store, been around people who are looking for personal …

How To Differentiate Your Brand, Even When It’s Not That Unique

Standing out to consumers in an endlessly crowded market isn’t always about having a completely unique product.<p>The term USP, which stands for either unique selling proposition or unique selling point, is frequently thrown around in business seminars, books, and articles. It’s actually been in use …

Tuition fee rise 'may prevent middle-classes getting a mortgage'

A study by the Higher Education Commission says that teachers and health managers may ultimately miss out on mortgages under the new system of £9,000 annual tuition fees<p>Thousands of middle-class professionals face missing out on mortgages because of “onerous” debts generated by the new university …

College & University

College kids’ homeless hell: Why a secret, massive crisis is getting even worse

While colleges spend billions on new facilities, you’d be shocked where students are staying. Here’s the dark truth<p>With colleges spending billions on lavish housing developments, it's easy to think that all students are living large. The sad reality? Student homelessness in higher education is a …