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Instead of detention, these students get meditation

<b>Baltimore (CNN) —</b> Into a room of pillows and lavender, an elementary school student walks, enraged.<p>He's just been made fun of by another student, an altercation that turned to pushing and name-calling. But rather than detention or the principal's office, his teacher sent him here, to Robert W. …

Mindfulness

19 Women With Vintage Style You'll Want to Follow on Instagram

A retro look for the modern world.

Should We Abolish Business Class To Save the Planet?

The aviation sector has committed itself to carbon neutral growth by 2020, but so far the plan is floundering. With the environmental cost of flying on the rise, something has to be done.<p>Commercial aviation is now a$700 billion industry that sees a flight take off nearly every second and moves more …

The Anxiety Secret Too Many People Are Carrying Around

One night around 3 a.m., I awoke suddenly, with a tightness in my chest. I could feel my heart pounding, fast, and my mind racing with desperate …

Mental Health

Scientists have worked out how this tiny bear-like creature is indestructible — and it could help shield people from radiation

Scientists from the University of Tokyo decoded the water bear's genome to find the protective protein.<p>Like water bear cells, human cells are damaged when they're exposed to X-rays. But in the lab, when the scientists manipulated human cells to be able to create the water bear shielding protein — …

Biology

What Your Love of Funny Cat Videos Says About Your Personality, According to Science

Apparently, your preference for cute animals vs. inspirational content says a lot about your personality.<p>Scroll through your Facebook feed and what do you see?<p>Ignoring the current and hopefully temporary barrage of highly partisan election posts (just stop, people! You're not swaying anyone), most …

12 incredible women you've never heard of who changed science forever

ShutterstockSure, most people have heard of Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall and Sally Ride.But for every female scientist whose work …

Nobel Prize

The happiness of the Danes can easily be explained by 10 cultural rules

• You’re not to think you are anything special.<br>• You’re not to think you are as good as we are.<br>• You’re not to think you are smarter than we are.<br>• You’re not to convince yourself that you are better than we are.<br>• You’re not to think you know more than we do.<br>• You’re not to think you are more important than we …

Happiness

This Kind of Sex Can Create an Altered Mental State

Sex, one of the more pleasurable forms of exercise, can do some wonderful things for your health, from strengthening your muscles to improving …

This Is How To Resist Distraction: 4 Secrets To Remarkable Focus

Have you said any of these recently?• <i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i>• <i><br>I make plans but I don’t follow through on them.</i>• <i><br>I get things done… but not the</i> …

Mindfulness

5 Books That Will Make You Happier, According to Bibliotherapists

A book a day keeps the doctor away?<p>We're all familiar with the way a book can help us temporarily escape from reality (that's why we love summer reading so much, after all), but did you know that reading books can literally act as therapy?<p>That's right: Reading therapy, a.k.a. bibliotherapy, is the …

Living room: Nine Daring Decor Ideas

If you want to make a big statement in your living room you need to make some daring decisions. Big design changes can be intimidating, but you'll be …

Building a better ‘burb: The race to design a sustainable suburbia is also making the suburbs kind of cool

<b>Cite, New Mexico (Perkins+Will)</b><p>Ecological concerns have led to a long overdue look at the design of suburbs. The results could be revolutionary<p>Diane Stopyra<p>October 1, 2016 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Suburbia is an easy target. But its problems run deeper than disillusioned housewives waking up from their American …

Urban Design

Science Explains Why Some People Can't Stand the Taste of Cilantro

Turns out, it all comes down to science.<p>Hate the taste of cilantro? You're not alone: In a recent interview, even Ina Garten confessed she hates the …

Love, Sex, and Marriage in Ancient Egypt

Although marriages in ancient Egypt were arranged for communal stability and personal advancement, there is ample evidence that romantic love was as …

Ancient History

Why the story of body-swapping teenagers has gripped Japan

<b>A Japanese film has made history by becoming the first animation not made by the legendary Studio Ghibli to rake in more than 10bn yen (£76m; $98m) in a month. But what exactly is it that has been drawing in the crowds?</b><p>1. It is a body-swapping fantasy<p>Your Name, also known as Kimi no Na wa in …

Anime

Canada First Nations chief won't join UK royals for 'empty gesture' ceremony

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip denounces symbolic British Columbia event with William and Kate, calling it a ‘public charade’ amid indigenous struggles<p>One of British Columbia’s most influential First Nations chiefs has turned down an invitation to participate in a reconciliation ceremony with the Duke …

How Rihanna and Chanel helped bring back 90s chokers

90s comebacks aren't just limited to mediocre boybands: looks from two decades ago are infiltrating the fashion zeitgeist.<p>Think belly-baring crop …

What Is The Path To True Success?

I just want some joy in my life. That statement made me sit up and think. It was a cry for help from a friend.<p>We had a conversation.<p>And it also made …

Elon Musk’s dream of going to Mars is SpaceX’s biggest strength, and its biggest distraction

SpaceX is a company built to go to Mars, but are those ambitions getting in the way of its ability to achieve them?<p>In a few days, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will unveil his plans to explore Mars at a global space conference in Mexico. The event has been widely anticipated by fans of the billionaire …

Space Travel

Emotional Creativity: How We Become Better Creative Thinkers

An interesting realization came to me recently: <i>I’ve never achieved a creative insight in a routine setting</i>.<p>It’s a sobering thought. Think of all the time we spend in routine settings, engaged in routine activities. Consider the typical business meeting, for example. How often have you experienced a …

Creativity

Pumpkin Muffins with Crumb Topping

These moist and tender lightly spiced muffins have a luscious cream cheese filling that is complemented by the cinnamony crumbs on top. <b>More Pumpkin</b> …

'I was shafted': Rosetta scientist says European Space Agency has a 'problem with promoting women'

A leading scientist who worked on the Rosetta mission has accused the European Space Agency (ESA) of having a “problem with promoting women”.<p>German space scientist Rita Schulz felt compelled to voice her concerns after being “shafted” by management when she was let go by the historic $1bn comet …

15 Amazing Design Ideas For Your Small Living Room

Use some of this advice to your advantage and your guests will be wondering how you managed to create such a lively and energetic space.<p>Just because …

A step-by-step guide to creating stunning images for your content

The Web’s getting more and more visual. Emoticons have already replaced Internet slang. Local search results that include images attract 60 percent more clicks. And for 67 percent of consumers, images carry more weight than product information.<p>We can decipher the meaning of an image in a snap, but …

How to raise a sympathetic child, according to psychology

Parents and teachers might often wonder how to teach children caring toward others—more so when the world feels full of disagreement, conflict, and aggression.<p>As development psychologists, we know that children start to pay attention to the emotions of others from an early age. They actively take …

Emotional Intelligence

Problems Keeping Up? 10 Apps to Make You Highly Organized

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

Entitled People Are More Likely to Be Disappointed by Life: Study

The next time you’re feeling bummed out or angry at the world, ask yourself if you’ve really been dealt a poor hand—or if, just maybe, you were …