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NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Climate Change

Favorite Novels of 2015

November 28, 2015<p>Novels once again dominated my reading this year, and many impressed me.<p>These are the 11 novels I have most recommended to friends, …

Jeanette Winterson meets Marlon James: ‘You can’t keep upgrading people like you do with your phone’

When Marlon James appears at the designated Miami hotel bar, Jeanette Winterson leaps up and runs to him. “I’m going to hug you,” she says. It’s the first time they’ve met, but the conversation flows at a steady speed for an hour and a half.<p>Winterson has long been in the public eye: her 1985 …

Books

Here Are The 9 Books President Obama Bought On Small Business Saturday

Now we know what the Obamas will be reading his holiday season.<p>H/T <i>CNN</i>

Books

The Women Forgotten By History

Too often, extraordinary women have been lost by time. Their stories were never added to history books and those that lived with them have long since …

5 Unusual Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

I'm in!<p>The way you spend your first hour of waking up will make or break the rest of your day. If you find yourself shuffling about in the morning, …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly …

9 Ways To Create A Life You Admire

I meet a lot of brilliant women who are dedicated and talented in their professional careers. Sadly, when it comes to their personal lives, they find …

Motivation

How to Pick a Meditation App

By now you’ve probably read about how meditation may help you manage anxiety, stress and blood pressure, and help you sleep better, be more creative and improve your relationships. While researchers are still debating many of these claims, a number of apps offer guided meditation specifically …

A famous British philosopher says this nightly exercise is better than a sleeping pill

The Swiss-British philosopher Alain de Botton has made a career of bringing high-minded philosophical concepts to the masses with best-selling books like 1997's "How Proust Can Change Your Life" and 2006's "The Architecture of Happiness."<p>In his quest to help others find what makes them feel …

16 Smart Dollar Store Ideas To Declutter Your Kitchen

Organized? Check. Cheap? Double check.

How to Hack into Your Creativity While You Sleep

We live in an age of multitasking, but there is still one significant chunk of time we haven’t put to good use — sleep. A restful, uninterrupted eight hours of shuteye is important for replenishing our energy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t do double duty and replenish our creativity too.<p>At some …

Here's how Albert Einstein destroyed the myth of the planet Vulcan

From the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, many scientists were convinced that a mysterious planet "Vulcan" lurked between Mercury and the sun.<p>Einstein eventually proved them all wrong.<p>National Geographic interviewed Tom Levenson, author of "The Hunt For Vulcan: … And How Albert Einstein Destroyed …

Physics

Facebook Is Keeping You From Being Happy, Study Suggests

We don't like this.<p>Facebook is ruining all of our lives.<p>Okay, so that's not completely true, but a new study from the cheerily-named Happiness Research Institute suggests that staying off Facebook can actually make you happier.<p>Not that this isn't something we haven't already heard before. Many …

Social Media

Overcoming Fear and Creating a Happy Mind and Life

<b>“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair</b><p>My parents were teenagers when they had their first of three children. I was the …

Positive Thinking

34 Young Adult Novels To Diversify Your Bookshelf

Add more color to your shelf with these YA novels.

Books

Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

He says addiction is "not a disease" -- and recognizing that may be the first step to better treating it.<p>The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The</i> …

Mental Health

Chicago book news: Gillian Anderson's second novel forthcoming

"A Dream of Ice" by <b>Gillian Anderson</b> and <b>Jeff Rovin</b> will be published by Simon & Schuster/Simon451 in December. The second book in the "Earthend Saga" follows a child psychologist who discovers she has the ability to heal her patients with her mind and a field agent in search of a long-lost …

20 Dishes That'll Help You Eat Healthy From Now Until Thanksgiving

You got this.<p>The stretch from Halloween to New Year's can be a brutal one. It's fun, that's for sure. With the parties and family gatherings, there are lots of good times to be had. But there is <i>so much food</i>. Most of it is pretty caloric too, and can take a toll on your waistline. This eating frenzy …

Healthy Eating