Jitendra Bohra

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Why Buddhism is true

Robert Wright on the wisdom of mindfulness meditation.<p>Robert Wright, the best-selling author of <i>The Moral Animal</i> and <i>The Evolution of God</i>, has written a new book titled <i>Why Buddhism is True</i><i>.</i> Don’t be put off by the audacious title, though.<p>Wright isn’t proselytizing or implying that other religions are …

Meditation

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable<p>In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even …

Self-improvement

Ireland's Castles

Castles dot the countryside of the Irish Isles. Some remain private homes, some are open to the public, and some are mere ruins of what they once were.

The best beaches in Thailand for every type of traveler

It's no secret that Thailand has some of the world's most beautiful beaches — which is great, but can make choosing one you'd like to spend a few days on painstakingly difficult!<p>Whether you're looking to relax and soak up the sun, are interested in hiking, climbing or diving, or just hope to party …

13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

This Oakland Sculpture Changes Color to Suit the Weather

Its chameleon surface is reportedly similar to currency's anticounterfeiting paint.<p>Stroll by Oakland's newest public art twice, and you might feel like you've seen two different things. That's because the swirling, landscape-looking sculpture at the 19th Street BART is coated with "flip-flop …

Apple is Hitler, says Chinese CEO

Chinese tech firm LeTV is rumored to be entering the smartphone market<p>Jia Yueting, the billionaire founder and CEO of Chinese internet video site Leshi TV (LeTV), has compared Apple to the Nazis in a poster teasing the launch of LeTV's new smartphone. The image was posted to Jia's verified Weibo …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Marks & Clerk - Intellectual Property Services

<b>Marks & Clerk: Intellectual Property</b><p>Keeping your inventions safe<p>A strong patent will help you maximise your invention’s potential, increase its value …

Motorola found guilty of infringing on a patent from infamous troll

There was good news and bad news for Motorola in its second round in court with the patent holding firm Intellectual Ventures. A Delaware jury cleared Motorola of infringing on one of IV's wireless patents, but it also said that the cellphone maker infringed on another patent focused on multimedia …

Inside Google’s Insanely Popular Emotional-Intelligence Course

How one of Google’s original engineers became a self-help guru, and why thousands are on waiting lists for his course.<p>In 2006, Google engineer Chade-Meng Tan decided he no longer wanted to feel like a cog in the great machine, and set out to create a program that would train people to be more …

Emotional Intelligence

The last places on Earth with no invasive species

Pockets of land and water that are free from ‘alien’ species are few and far between, finds Rachel Nuwer. Yet could we reverse the tide of these pests?<p>When Piero Genovesi received my email, his interest was piqued. Is there anywhere left, I asked, free from invasive species? Genovesi chairs the …

Nile River Nations Agree to Cooperate, but Danger Lurks for One of Planet’s Great Wetlands

Wildlife<p>The beginning of the Blue Nile near its outlet from Lake Tana in the highlands of Ethiopia. Photo by Ondrej Zvácek/Creative Commons<p>Earlier this month, the foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia reached agreement on basic principles for managing what will be Africa’s largest …

Champion of freedom defies Angola’s president, generals and the power of diamond companies

After receiving a global award for campaigning journalism, Rafael Marques de Morais prepares to face a court that will may sentence him to nine years in jail and a massive fine. But he will not be silenced

Cuba flirts with free speech | Financial Times

Cuba is using the internet to experiment with toning down its political censorship in a sign that a glimmer of <i>glasnost</i> has arrived on the …

Cuba

The Strongman of Singapore

Five years ago, Lee Kuan Yew reflected on how he would be remembered. “I’m not saying that everything I did was right, but everything I did was for …

Asia

Here's how Canada tapped into computers and phones around the world

The Canadian surveillance agency the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) is capable of "stealing data and destroying adversaries' infrastructure," writes The Intercept in collaboration with CBC News.<p>The documents mention numerous programs aimed at both spying and wreaking havoc on other …

Thoughts From Lee Kuan Yew In FORBES

Lee Kuan Yew wrote numerous columns for FORBES magazine from 2001 to this year. Here are excerpts from his writings as well as a snippet from a FORBES interview with him:<p>ON THE EMERGENCE OF CHINA:<p><i>In a 1996 interview with FORBES’ Andrew Tanzer, Mr. Lee had this to say about the West’s attitude</i> …