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25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?<p>Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, …

7 Things Your Psychologist Wishes You Knew About Self-Esteem

Self-esteem can be a slippery concept. It's hard to quantify just how we feel about ourselves and our self-worth, but low self-esteem is definitively …

There are 3 distinct types of narcissists — here's how to spot them

To be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder, someone needs to express five of nine specific traits. People with the disorder are often characterized as having a lack of empathy, a grandiose view of themselves, and a need for admiration.<p>Though many follow similar patterns, such as love …

Narcissism

Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event in one handy list

Let’s recap: Windows 10 Creators Update is focused on 3D content creation for the masses. High-end gaming, custom tournaments, and Dolby Atmos are coming to Xbox. The Surface Book is getting an update that’s gonna cost you. Oh, and there’s the new Surface Studio with a fun knob.<p>Did we miss anything?<p>…

As More States Consider Legalizing, Questions About Pot And The Brain

Five states are voting this fall on whether marijuana should be legal, like alcohol, for recreational use. That has sparked questions about what we know — and don't know — about marijuana's effect on the brain.<p>Research is scarce. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency classifies marijuana as a Schedule I …

I Reject Christianity Because _______________

<i>Don't impose your exclusive views on me.</i><p><i>How can you believe in a God who'd allow so much senseless evil and suffering?</i><p><i>On what basis do you believe</i> …

Gene-Editing Tool Approved For Use in Humans

Brace yourself for <i>GATTACA</i> comparisons. A powerful gene-editing tool that could pave the way for genetic engineering has been approved for use in …

James 3:17–18: What Does It Mean to Meditate?

Do you ever stop to meditate on the Bible? Do you even know what it means to meditate? Here’s a model to help you slow down and really think while …

'Hearts on Fire' - The Solemnity of the most Sacred Heart of Jesus

First Day: A Heart For Us<p>Reflection:<p>Jesus came on earth for us, lived, suffered and died for us; intercedes today with his Father for us. 'For …

Jesus

It’s Never Too Late for Jesus

Death is the great enemy, though many of us live in denial of it. Our culture tries to hide death. We don’t see bodies in the streets, as in some …

Theology

Artificial Intelligent Art May Soon be on the Cards for Google

Google’s new project, Magenta is due to be released on June 1 and is set to take the world of art by storm. The project is part of the Google Brain …

Artificial Intelligence

Earth and Mars Are About to Get Very Cozy

Few things in space are as sloppy as a solar system—and few solar systems are as sloppy as ours. That can be a very good thing if you like cosmic sky …

Paris-based photographer bends reality with stunning Photoshop edits

Paris-based photographer Vincent Bourilhon uses digital photography and Photoshop to merge various images together, creating stunning illusions and …

Google Play Music's podcasts are convenient but lack features

Google announced last fall that it would <i>finally</i> bring podcasts to Google Play Music, and last week a collection of shows debuted in the web app. This means that if you have a subscription to the service, all of your listening material is in one place -- just like Spotify. You'll no longer need to …

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

DNA rarely resembles the iconic double helix scientists saw for the first time 60 years ago — and its strange ’supercoils’ dramatically change how it behaves

Instead, double-helix DNA is further wrapped into complex shapes that can play a profound role in how it interacts with other molecules.<p>"DNA is way more active in its own regulation than we thought," said Lynn Zechiedrich, a biophysicist at Baylor College of Medicine and one of the researchers …

Genetics

Gain A Deeper Appreciation For Bob Marley With These Lesser Known Hits

The eternal face of reggae, Bob Marley, would be 72 years old today and probably still jamming had he not succumbed to cancer in 1981. But while you may know him as a face emblazoned on a poster or a T-shirt, or for hit songs like “Three Little Birds,” “Redemption Song” and “No Woman, No Cry,” some …

A brain expert says these are the 6 habits you should be doing to boost your mental health

How does this mysterious three-pound organ called the brain hold such sway over the matters of life, death, consciousness, perception, sleep, and so much more? And, does this bran we were born with achieve its optimal state, then fail, little by little, and inevitably, as each year passes?<p>Sandra …

The Brain

Understanding (and Refuting) the Arguments for God

Skeptic Michael Shermer presents ten major arguments for the existence of God — and counters each one.<br>Read More

Faith

CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

It seems Mexico isn't the only place in the world where you can find human body parts incorporated into religious statuary: a Chinese statue of the Buddha has been discovered to contain the entire mummified body of a monk, folded into the same position.<p>The Buddha, exhibited at the Drents Museum in …

The 25 Most Popular Photos on Flickr in 2014

Want to see the photographs that made the biggest splash on Flickr over the course of 2014? Flickr’s website doesn’t have a leaderboard — the best …

The Ultimate Star Trail Timelapse at The Wave, Arizona

The sandstone rock formations of the Wave, Arizona are some of the most sought after geologic photographic material in North America. Thousands of …

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of …

Sudden Flowers

Project info<p>“We make pictures based on our dreams, our future and our past.”<br>-- Sudden Flowers<p>Since 1999, American artist Eric Gottesman’s ongoing collaboration with Sudden Flowers, a collective of children living in Addis Ababa, has produced a body of work of profound depth and poetic lightness. In …

Book Review: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

When the publisher (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) sent me Randall Munroe's (of xkcd comic) book to review, I was excited. I pointed out to my 12 year …

Pictures of the Week 12.18.14

Photos

The creator of Minecraft just outbid Beyoncé and Jay Z on this $70 million megamansion

New kid on the block<p>Back in September, <i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson became ludicrously wealthy after Microsoft bought the game for $2.5 billion. And as of this week, he's now the owner of a $70 million megamansion in Beverly Hills, California. According to <i>Curbed</i>, it was all but expected …

Comparing the Image Quality of Film and Digital

There have been a few film versus digital articles here and there on the interwebs, but seems like very few have approached the subject in a …