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Robots aren’t killing the American Dream. Neither is trade. This is the problem.

“No, robots aren’t killing the American Dream,” argued the New York Times editorial board in February. As evidence, the Times emphasized that labor productivity and capital investment have decelerated in the new century. In theory, that wouldn’t be happening if automation were the main reason that …

Economics

One of the Most Mysterious Laws of the Universe Confirmed in a New Experiment

There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in Physical Review …

15 Ways to Drown Out the Destructive Voices in Your Head

Here are strategies to silence your overly critical internal monologue and help you reach your goals.<p>To reach your goals, you have to take risks, develop constructive routines and make time to listen, learn and reflect. The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering …

Zen Philosophy Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About It)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before.<p>If you grew up in the west, most of us …

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Within You Without You

I have been drawn to the practice of <i>shamatha</i> from the time I was first introduced to it, in Dharamsala, India, in the early 1970s. I was immediately …

This Study Reveals The 5 Biggest Regrets People Have Before They Die

Do you have any regrets? Most people do. But it appears our regrets gain a lot of weight as we approach the end of our lives. For many years, Bronnie …

20 Powerful Sun Tzu Quotes That Will Transform Your Understanding of Life

Sun Tzu was a famous Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher. He is most renowned for his book The Art of War, a widely influential …

Saltwater

Can Science Prove The Existence Of God?

There’s an argument that many people make: that the natural world, and humanity’s existence in the Universe, point towards a divine creator that brought forth all of this into existence. To the best of our knowledge, Earth exists with a plethora of conditions that allowed for our existence, and …

Universe

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

The 6 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Buying a TV

So you're shopping for a new television. You enter a big box store and find yourself standing in front of a synchronized wall of flashing monitors, a …

Televisions

Education for Death: The Making of Nazi–Walt Disney’s 1943 Propaganda Film Shows How Fascists Are Made

During World War II, Walt Disney entered into a contract with the US government to develop 32 animated shorts. Nearly bankrupted by <i>Fantasia</i> (1940), …

Walt Disney Company

5 of History's Greatest Buddhist Masters Reveal the Secret to Happiness

To many people who don’t believe in religion, Buddhism is seen as a “good” religion. It doesn’t promote hate and offers the individual more freedom …

Spirituality

The Man Who's Trying to Kill Dark Matter

For 80 years, scientists have puzzled over the way galaxies and other cosmic structures appear to gravitate toward something they cannot see. This …

After day one, AI is crushing humanity at poker

A more complex approach than a mortal mind can handle<p>The first day of the Brains vs. AI poker tournament is in the books, and the Libratus bot from Carnegie Mellon University emerged as the clear winner, collecting $81,716 to the humans $7,228. Both the players and Libratus’ creators cautioned that …