Joel D. Fairbank

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Find Your True Self Through Silence

<i>by Susi Amendola</i><p>"Within each of us, there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are..." -- Gunilla Norris<p>Many great spiritual traditions honor the practice of silence as a way to deepen the connection to our innermost selves.<p>As we …

Here's Proof Mindfulness Can Transform Your Life

Think of it as a workout for your mind.<p>The term "mindfulness" can scare people off. But the truth is, the practice could be your greatest superpower.<p>The basic premise of mindfulness is possessing an awareness of your thoughts, which, when you think about it, is a very useful tool. Next time you …

Unbelievably Beautiful Portraits by Matthew Priestley

A photographer based in Mesa, Arizona, Matt Priestley has a portfolio filled with stunning portraits. Manipulating shadows and light, each of his photos look like they could be a part of a magazine spread.<p>Flipping through his Flickr page, you can't help but see his progression, his experimentation …

Annie Leibovitz

The secret history of bananas, and what it tells us about climate change

The forgotten death of the 'Gros Michel' banana bears a stark warning about how global warming could drive us all to starvation<p>In the 1950s, the world happily chomped its way through two different varieties of banana. There was the Cavendish, the banana that we know and love today, and the Gros …

Climate Change

The $40,000 ‘Bug’ Camera Drone Being Tested by the US Military

The PD-100 Black Hornet 2 is a high-tech camera drone that’s currently being tested by the US military. Unlike consumer drones used by photographers, …

Philips Makes Moves To Exit The LED Lighting Business

Dutch lighting giant Philips said today that it will sell the majority of its LED components and auto-lighting businesses to Go Scale Capital, an investment group composed of venture capital firms GSR Ventures and Oak Investment Partners. The Lumileds business that is to be sold is Philips’s …

Robert F. Kennedy