Karen Schmidt

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The Walmart Yodeler on Ellen Show

Sound baths are a new form of meditation, where instruments are used to create vibrations that put participants in a relaxed state. We meet Sara Auster, a sound bath practitioner in New York City, to check out this latest health craze.<p>Sound baths are a new form of meditation, where instruments are …

What’s in a name? Changing trends from the Anglo-Saxons to today

From biblical names to those inspired by flowers and places, personal names have changed massively over the centuries, reflecting social, economic …

Welcome to the Universe: Neil deGrasse Tyson on space and other unknowns

Can we afford a no-holds-barred approach to scientific research? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells DW why, when it comes to space, or any …

This GIF Sums Up The Impact Of Addiction And Mental Illness On America

Over the past 20 years, deaths related to substance abuse and mental illness have increased by over 1,000 percent in some areas.<p>A wealth of data shows that deaths related to drugs, alcohol and suicide are on the rise. But new research also shows that in many areas of the U.S. ― particularly in …

Mental Health

Graphene Solar Absorber Could Enable Cheap Thermal Desalination

To those uninitiated to the costs of thermal desalination of water, the idea of simply vaporizing water to take out the impurities seems like it …

Bioterrorism And Gene Editing: Can Crispr Tool Be Used As Biological Weapon In War?

Crispr is a tool that allows for genes to be edited, and has great potential in the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including some for which …

Understanding America’s Moral Divides

Psychological research helps explain why conflicts are so intractable when morality is involved.<p>Morality is “like the temple on the hill of human nature,” writes the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt. “It is our most sacred attribute.” People cherish this sacred sense of right and wrong, put it on …

32 Signs You're an Introvert

People are great — in small doses. I value my loved ones just like everyone else, but there are (a lot of) times when I need to retreat and recharge my energy. I'm a true introvert at heart. Introverts value their alone time, their comfort zones, and their way of doing things. They are great …

A 15-minute quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p><b>Want to skip to the quiz?</b> …

Infographic: How to Get Things Done When You Don't Want To | Inc.com

How do you get yourself motivated? It is tough to stay self-motivated when you are your own boss, and that goes double when you are busy while others are vacationing, traveling or resting.<p>A new infographic from NetCredit gives 14 ways to kill the inertia and get stuff done. The strategies are smart …

Infographics

Recipe for Shepherd's Pie - Real Food

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Season the lamb with salt and pepper. In a 3-quart Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat on …

12 Life-Altering Financial Secrets From Top Wealth Creators

Some of the world's best wealth creators make millions following this advice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>These entrepreneurs make millions of dollars, but they wouldn’t be worth what they are now without these financial strategies. We asked them for the best piece …

The U.S. solar industry is booming — and it isn’t afraid of Trump

The U.S. solar industry experienced its biggest boom yet this year, with a record-breaking 4,143 megawatts (or million watts) of solar generating capacity added in the third quarter of 2016, according to a new report. And the fourth quarter is on track to surpass it, with continued growth expected …

Solar Power

Spend 30 Minutes and Learn How to Use 30 of Photoshop’s Most Important Features (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a photo enthusiast or a working pro, Photoshop is such a comprehensive tool that it offers many features that you may find unfamiliar. …

Faith Into Action

From a pre–Election Day vantage point, a Trump victory seemed like enough of a tragedy that I wondered what kind of God would impose it upon the …

Gartner's Top 10 Tech Trends You Can't Afford To Ignore in 2017

Steadfast robots replace hotel desk clerks and retail workers, autonomous cars and drones transport robots that deliver packages more efficiently, shopping sprees take place in virtual reality – these are just a few of the innovations Gartner, Inc. predicted during a webcast entitled, “The Gartner …

Machine Learning

Fountainhead of bad ideas: Ayn Rand’s fanboys take the reins of power

<b>Donald Trump; Ayn Rand; Paul Ryan (Reuters/Chris Keane/AP/Mary Altaffer/Salon)</b><p>No, Donald Trump hasn’t really read “Atlas Shrugged.” Sad! But he’s surrounding himself with Ayn Rand superfans<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>December 14, 2016 1:05pm (UTC)<p>For a man who ran for president on a supposedly populist …

Donald Trump

10 daily tasks that will help you become successful over time

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."<p>Aristotle is credited with saying these 15 famous words, though they're actually an interpretation of a passage from Aristotle's writings by historian Will Durant. And for most of my life, I didn't believe them.<p>I fought …

Time Management

How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness

Disorders like depression and ADHD may be genetically linked to personality traits.<p>Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and …

Mental Health