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Bruce Lee’s Never Before Revealed Letters to Himself About Authenticity, Personal Development, and the Measure of Success

“Where some people have a self, most people have a void, because they are too busy in wasting their vital creative energy to project themselves as this or that, dedicating their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like rather than actualizing their potentiality as a human</i> …

handmade LEGO robot folds + launches paper planes to perfection

<b>sao-paolo based designer arthur sacek loves LEGO, using the bricks to build everything from clocks to cake tops.</b> so when approached to make a …

Meet the father who cares for dying foster children when no one else will

One father in Los Angeles has taken on a mission that would break anyone's heart, caring for terminally ill children in the foster care system — and yet he finds the strength each day to make life better for children who have no one else.<p>The Los Angeles Times recently shared Mohamed Bzeek's …

Los Angeles

Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with …

Kids

‘We’re not hippies, we’re punks.’ School that has projects, not subjects, on the timetable

Finland’s answer to a slip in standards is to put more ‘joy’ into the curriculum. We visit a school in Yorkshire that aims to show the UK could do the same<p>‘New core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning,” reads a recent headline on a government education website. This new, …

Education

There’s a key way to get kids to read more books—and enjoy it

It has become conventional thought that gamification—the application of game-style challenges and rewards to traditional tasks—is changing the way kids learn. If there’s something being taught, it’s almost certain there’s now a gamified way to learn it.<p>Making teaching methods more entertaining is …

Kids

Cast-Iron Squash Pudding

On the virtues of wood-roasted duck and cooking with friends in the cold<p>In a medium (4-quart) Dutch oven or other heavy-bottomed pot, add the …

Shireen Qudosi: Why Muslims back Trump on radical Islam

One week into his new administration President Trump has shown the American people that while he lacks the silver tongue of a statesman, he more than makes up for it with the decisiveness of a businessman.<p>This week, President Trump signed executive orders on building the border wall in a sweeping …

Islamic Fundamentalism

Netanyahu backs Trump's Mexico wall, touts similar one on Egypt border as 'great idea'

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday expressed his support for President Trump’s controversial plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the barrier he built along his country’s southern border “stopped all illegal immigration” and was a “great idea.”<p>Trump on …

Immigration

Ireland votes to stop investing public money in fossil fuels

Ireland just took a big step toward cutting coal and oil out of the picture. Its Parliament has passed a bill that stops the country from investing in fossil fuels as part of an €8 billion ($8.6 billion) government fund. The measure still has to clear a review before it becomes law, but it would …

China Stepping Up as Trump Withdraws From the World Stage

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> The Conversation.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping’s appearance at this month's World Economic Forum shows global …

15 furniture you can easily make at home

1. Study table<p>Re-purpose an old cabinet into a study desk by adding a foldaway desk, just like the ones we used to have back in elementary school. …

How Culture Became a Powerful Political Weapon

Nato Thompson’s new book explores the history of how music, TV, games, and advertising have been used to influence consumers.<p>When it comes to living in a democracy, Nato Thompson argues, nothing affects us more directly and more powerfully than culture. Culture suffuses the world we live in, from …

Time I

People are outraged about Trump's so-called 'gag order' on government scientists — here's what could actually be happening

<i>This week has seen federal scientists and park employees go rogue on Twitter amid claims of gag orders and grant freezes by the Trump administration. But looking deeper, Zack found that fear is distorting the situation. There are real concerns but also a need to be clear about when ethical lines</i> …

Donald Trump

How to Build a Home Gym - Mark Rippetoe

A serviceable home gym for barbell training need not be a gigantic investment, and in fact should be very simple. A bar, some plates, a rack of some …

Woodworking

3 Things You Need to Know About the Science Rebellion Against Trump

The new president’s first moves on science spur a Twitter war and prompt a march.<p>The Trump administration was merely minutes old when all references to climate change disappeared from the White House website. Later that day, the National Park Service Twitter account was briefly shutdown because the …

Not Even the Reddest States Support Deportation

Most Americans take a pragmatic view of responding to the challenges posed by illegal immigration.<p>On Wednesday, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to crack down on illegal immigration, signing executive orders that will commence the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border …

Immigration

Donald Trump is the sole reliable source of truth, says chair of House Science Committee

“Better to get your news directly from the president,” said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas.<p>It is early days in the Trump administration. (I know it doesn’t feel like it. Check your calendar.) But there have already been disturbing signs of how the administration intends to treat science and government …

How Sesame Street Explains The Toughest Parts Of Life

Sesame Street bravely goes where other kids’ media companies don’t, and tackles issues like AIDS, autism, and incarceration.<p>But interspersed with the silliness and alphabet learning, the show also tackled difficult issues. Take, for instance, when the actor who played the shopkeeper Mr. Hooper died …

Kids

In the debate over abortion, let's talk to the poor

With all the arguing about whether you can be for women and for abortion, it’d be good to talk about what abortion means to the women who face it …

Why I’m relaxed about my toddler’s ‘excessive’ screen time

<b>If there’s one thing parents love more than banging on about sleeping patterns, it’s passing judgement on how other parents keep their kids …

44 of the best long hiking trails in the continental US all on one map

So many trails, so little time. That’s sure how it feels sometimes when you’re trying to pick a new adventure to go on. It can be difficult deciding …

Hiking

Saudi Arabia warns of new crippling cyberattack

Five years ago Saudi Arabia suffered the world's biggest cyberattack. Now it's on red alert for a repeat.<p>A warning was issued by the elite computer security team that helps guard Saudi Arabia's infrastructure, the Computer Emergency Response Team.<p>"Following a recent cyberattack which targeted …

Cybersecurity

The White House will publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants

On day six of Donald Trump’s administration, the president signed two immigration-related executive orders, officially moving forward on some of the key promises of his campaign: deporting undocumented immigrants, building a wall between the US and Mexico, and placing extra scrutiny on immigrants …

Immigration