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A famous British philosopher explains the surprising root of all procrastination

You tell your friend you can't meet for drinks tonight because you're too busy. You cancel your morning meeting because you're already running late on completing your project.<p>Finally, you have a full day ahead of you. Hours pass and you have done plenty of things — but not the project that pushed …


Bill Maher’s moral superiority: Grandstanding on Islam and political correctness while tragedy in Paris unfolds

The “Real Time” host wasted no time lighting into Muslims as news of the Paris attacks was still developing<p>“I’m not demonizing, I’m <i>characterizing,</i>” Bill Maher said of the entire religion of Islam on Friday evening, in what appeared to be complete sincerity. Maher is a professed liberal comedian …


These Zen Buddhist Koans Will Open Your Mind

A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves.<p>Zen masters have been testing their students with these stories, questions, or phrases for centuries. Many koans can be traced back to the collections of …



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Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Clean Energy

The truth about Bernie Sanders’ “socialism”: Everything you need to know about the candidate’s mould-breaking political philosophy

Sanders has taken the Democratic primary by storm, a feat that would have been unprecedented until very recently<p>On Sunday, after a week of being asked whether he was a socialist or a capitalist, and accused of being a communist by some of the more hysterical Republican candidates, Sen. Bernie …