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The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Latest Google Play services beta rolling out w/ fix for Chromecast-caused Wi-Fi issues, download here

As promised yesterday, Google has begun rolling out a Google Play services update to users that should fix the reported Wi-Fi slowdowns and outages cause by Chromecast built-in devices (Google Homes, Android TVs, Chromecasts, etc.). In case it hasn’t reached your device yet, you can download the …

The Buddhist monk who went viral as 'the happiest man in the world' says you can learn to meditate in 5 minutes at a time

"Mindfulness" may be a buzzword and meditation a fad across both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but that certainly doesn't mean they are worth ignoring.<p>We recently spoke with Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It" around the launch of his new …

Meditation

A historian says most science fiction has the same major flaw — except one legendary novel

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. — It's science fiction's job to entertain us, not sooth-say. Yet even older, tongue-in-cheek sci-fi works have predicted numerous technologies we now take for granted.<p>If there's one book or movie that best foretells what humanity could become, though, it's Aldous Huxley's 1932 …

The photographers that shone a light on America’s outsiders

Photography has always been an important tool in times of political and social unrest. For the three decades of American history (1960-1990) that spawned the Civil Rights Movement, Women’s Liberation, Vietnam War (and its subsequent protests), the financial crash of the early 70s and the shattering …

It sounds like Trump's people have fallen for big pharma's nonsense, hook, line and sinker

In a CNBC interview on Friday, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross demonstrated that he had fallen for big pharma's nonsense hook, line, and sinker.<p>"In pharmaceuticals, many foreign countries forcing the price of drugs down there and that net effect is to push them up here because the pharma companies …

The best speaker booster apps for iOS and Android

There are plenty of tricks and tips online to increase the volume on your phone without downloading an extra app, but what if those tricks aren’t …

Chef Shows How a $1 Knife Can Be Sharpened to Rival More Expensive Knives

Jun Yoshizuki of Jun’s Kitchen who is a very talented cook who always prepares food with his beloved longhaired orange cat named Kohaku nearby, …

Knives

Zen Photography

I’m a big fan of Zen/Taoist, Eastern philosophy.Even though I am very pro-American at heart (in terms of our love for risk-taking, for individuality, …

Brain Pattern Flexibility and Behavior

<i>Summary: Researchers investigate how high level cognitive processing occurs by looking at how different brain regions are connected.</i><p>Source: …

Neuroscience

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

Dark Magic: Portraits of West Africa’s Secret Societies - Photographs and text by Daimon Xanthopoulos | LensCulture

Magic and secret societies play an important role in the societies of Sierra Leone and Liberia. At all socio-economic levels, secret societies can be found and their influence felt. Indeed, they are everywhere: part of politics, culture and religion.<p>The widespread belief in magic and the public …

Let My Panda Shall Fly take you on a guided meditation

For his long-awaited debut album <i>Too,</i> London's My Panda Shall Fly became a sonic globe-trotter, linking up with vocalists all over the world to create a melting pot of lush, hazy electronic pop songs. To celebrate its release, the producer has become an explorer on a whole different plane, crafting …

The best music documentaries on YouTube

Remember the days when you had to pay £3.50 to borrow a VHS for three days from your local video store? And even then, the best chance of watching a music documentary that didn’t suck was to tune into Channel 5 after 11pm to watch some ex-Top of the Pops presenter wax lyrical about the Beatles. …

Best Small Space Beds: Min, Malm, Flou & 9 More

In honor of Small Cool this month, I've put together a list of the best beds for use in small spaces. That means beds that have a minimal footprint, …

Architizer

Republicans attack Clinton from every angle

Democrats suggest the varying attacks show GOP is confused about how to take her on.<p>NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Hillary Clinton couldn’t make it to the Conservative Political Action Conference because “we couldn’t find a foreign nation to foot the bill.” Carly Fiorina, the …

Windows 10 for phones is now available to preview… if you have a supported device

Just as promised, Microsoft has made its preview for the phone version of Windows 10 available.<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>In order to try it out, you’ll have to install the Windows Insider app (and …