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Obama backs effort to give consumers options on cable boxes

President Barack Obama threw his weight Friday behind an effort to give consumers more choice when it comes to the cable boxes that control which television channels they watch.<p>Most TV subscribers lease boxes from their cable service provider. The Federal Communications Commission is pursuing new …

Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his …

Jesus Was Married to Mary Magdalene and Fathered Two Children, Says British Library Manuscript

1,450 year-old document claims Jesus and Mary had two children<p>A manuscript dating back 1,450 years discovered in British Library is behind claims …

Ray Bradbury on the Secret of Life, Work, and Love

<b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) was not only one of the most celebrated writers of the past century and an invaluable source of practical advice on the craft, such as the creative benefits of list-making and the secret to a fruitful daily routine, but also a modern sage with a seemingly …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

The Week in Review: The 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination

Inside Flipboard / November 22, 2013<p>This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The youngest elected …

Targeting Overweight Workers With Wellness Programs Can Backfire

Employers say obesity is a top health concern for their workers. But health is a sensitive and personal issue. Some employees say these wellness initiatives can go too far.<p>For several years, Ryan Tax Services in Dallas has offered a wellness program to its 2,000-person staff. The program includes …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before

Finding an address on a map can be taken for granted in the age of GPS and smartphones. But centuries of forced relocation, disease and genocide have made it difficult to find where many Native American tribes once lived.<p>Aaron Carapella, a self-taught mapmaker in Warner, Okla., has pinpointed the …

With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?

A new generation of American vets is home from war — about 2.6 million of them. And there are about 10 million older veterans, many from the Vietnam era, hitting their 60s, 70s or 80s. Taking care of both groups is getting expensive.<p>"If they can afford to pay for wars, they can afford to pay for …

Washington Redskins' Trademark Registrations Cancelled

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has revoked the trademark of the NFL's Washington Redskins, after ruling in a case brought by five Native Americans who say the name disparages them. While the decision could have wide repercussions, it does not require the team to change its name. It is also …

"Deep Dive" on Hillary Clinton

“Deep Dive” on Hillary Clinton<p>Gabriella Schwarz / June 12, 2014<p>Hillary Clinton has been involved in American politics for over 30 years, with much of …

Report Finds Evidence Of Secret Wait Lists At VA Hospital

The inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs has affirmed that some 1,700 patients at the Phoenix VA hospital were put on unofficial wait lists and subjected to treatment delays of up to 115 days.<p>In an interim report released Wednesday, the inspector general's office reported it had …

Daniel Nocera: Maverick Inventor of the Artificial Leaf

The hardest part of innovation often comes after you make the discovery, as Nocera learned.<p>As usual, Daniel Nocera came in by the back door.<p>On a rainy night in April, as the trees on the Boston College campus were sending out their first tentative shoots of spring, Nocera arrived (slightly late) as …

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

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Amish Leave Pa. In Search Of Greener, Less Touristy Pastures

Rolling pastures dotted with grazing cows, fields of corn and classic buggies driven by Amish in hats and bonnets — these are the images that attract visitors to Lancaster County, home to more than 30,000 of the Pennsylvania Dutch.<p>Visitors who also bring big money to the state — to the tune of …

The Lost Creators Come Clean

Ten years later, they talk about their mistakes, their successes, the worst episode, and why we're all still talking about this damn show<p><b>Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse</b> are seated around the infamous hatch from <i>Lost</i>. The duo, who became the voice of the ABC series during its six-season run, have met …

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The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

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How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock's life began to unravel, history all but forgot the pilot who made it.<p>Just before the coast …

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Finding Hope in a Boston Sports Game

As baseball season starts up again, I am forcefully reminded that marrying a Boston Sports Fan can sometimes be a challenge.<p>A lot (seriously, a lot!) of your time is suddenly spent watching games, watching news about games, listening to updates about teams and players... I, the casual "fan," didn't …

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Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Sperm can pass trauma symptoms through generations, study finds

A study in mice shows that trauma might be inherited through altered gene expression in sperm<p>Researchers have put ample effort into identifying genes that help explain why cancer or heart disease run in some families. But scientists still don't know if some genes can explain why the children and …

25 Uses For Epsom Salts

Epsom salts are the new elixir of life and you can find them being used in everything from facials to craft projects. These 25 uses are brought to …

Think You Know How To Cook Eggs? Chances Are You're Doing It Wrong

Just in time for Easter, food writer Michael Ruhlman has a new cookbook that will likely change the way you think about the egg. At the very least, you may learn how to spruce up your scrambled egg technique.<p><i>Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient</i> is a guide to …

Bob Gruen’s Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Photography: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and More

From Joan Jett to Mick Jagger, see the best of Bob Gruen’s iconic rock ‘n’ roll photos.<p>Bob Gruen

Rare Beatles Pictures

Early photographs of the Beatles from 1964<p>On February 11, 1964 over eight thousand frenzied Beatles fans packed themselves into the Washington …

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