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The 37 Best Websites to Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

3 Ways to Teach Your Child Gratitude

With thanksgiving on the horizon, gratitude is something that is frequent fodder for discussion this time of year. I am truly grateful for the opportunities that I have had to work with some incredible children with autism and their families.<p><i>This article was originally posted in Behavioural Science</i> …

Teaching

Change your Life through Conscious Breathing

“If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly.” — Andrew Weil<p>At a recent …

Consciousness

Everything I Learned in School About Being Wrong Is Wrong

I make a lot of mistakes. I’m wrong probably about half of the time, and I might even be wrong about that. Often we are quick to point out when …

Teaching

Meditation quotes from famous people

I have chosen <b>35 Meditation quotes</b> to learn how famous people (from the past and from the present) <b>define meditation</b>, and how meditation helps or have …

Back to School in Mosul: The ISIS Curriculum

MOSUL, Iraq — For some parents in Mosul, this northern Iraqi city controlled by the extremist group known as the Islamic State, the worst has come …

Textbooks

Yoga And Meditation Shown To Drastically Reduce Hospital Visits

New research finds that mindfulness practices have the potential to slash health care costs.<p>Yoga and meditation can be great ways to relax and quiet the mind, and a growing body of research has shown that these mindfulness practices may even be effective for treating physical and mental health …

Study: Meditation and yoga dramatically cut our need for health care services

Living a healthier life doesn’t have to be hard. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which found that using relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga can reduce the number of hospital visits you might need.<p>The explanation is simple. Though stress-related illnesses won’t usually kill you …

Mindfulness in the mainstream: an old solution to modern problems

Leading mindfulness expert Mark Williams will brief MPs on how meditation could drastically improve the UK’s wellbeing and productivity<p>The Attlee Room in parliament will fall quiet on Tuesday to hear one of the country’s leading meditation teachers explain the basics of the 2,400-year-old tradition …

Living Near Happy Friends Has the Greatest Effect on Your Own Happiness

Happiness is contagious and friendship is magic: That’s the lesson from a 20-year multi-generational study, which concludes that people’s happiness …

How to sit at your desk all day—without it killing you

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Pull up a chair—sitting won’t actually kill you.<p>For desk-bound workers, sitting has recently become a major health worry. A 2010 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology tracked 123,000 adults over 14 years and found that people who sat more than six hours a day …

This couple lives on 6% of their income so they can give $100,000 a year to charity

Julia Wise is a social worker and her husband, Jeff Kaufman, is a software engineer. In 2013, their combined income was just under $245,000, putting them in the top 10% of US households. And yet, excluding taxes and savings, they lived on just $15,280, or 6.25% of their income.<p>What happened to the …

Don’t Make this Parenting Mistake With Your Smartphone

Don’t Make this Parenting Mistake With Your Smartphone is a post by Josh Smith from Gotta Be Mobile.It’s time to change the way we think about kids …

Polish Mother Of Two Takes Beautiful Pictures Of Kids Spending Their Summer In The Countryside

The series is inspired by my own childhood, when I used to visit my grandmother in the summer and spend my school vacations in the countryside. These …

Polish Artist Covers City Streets In Intricate Lace Patterns

Just because street art is a relatively modern development doesn’t mean that it should only feature modern artistic styles. NeSpoon, a street artist …

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30 Happy Animal Facts That Will Make You Smile

It’s hard to say what it is about animals that we love the most – their cute or beautiful looks, their natural innocence or the emotional reactions …

Puppies

No-Self Sufficiency

Limitless: New Graffiti Timelapse from Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench | Colossal

<p>Right before the imminent demolition of a massive warehouse in Brisbane, street artists Sofles (previously), Fintan Magee, Treas, and Quench had the …

Sleep With The Fishes In Underwater Bedroom At Floating Hotel In Zanzibar

The Manta Resort’s new room on Pemba Island in Zanzibar is a tropical island hotel room like any other – except that it floats anchored above a …

Let’s Kill The Aid Industry

Long have I nursed a healthy contempt for the aid industry. As I spent much of a decade wandering around the planet, taking local public transit through poor and/or unstable nations1, I kept encountering aid workers in their flashy white branded 4x4s, and was almost invariably resoundingly …

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What “Masters of Sex” Overlooks

By casting Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson, the creators of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex” did very well for themselves. Part of the show’s conceit is that William Masters (Michael Sheen) is charm-free, so the creators needed to find a co-lead who could act as a foil. As Emily Nussbaum wrote in her …

25 People That Might Be The Biggest Hipsters Ever

According to some, all it takes to be a hipster is to wear plaid shirts and Rayban sunglasses and drink Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. For others, it means …

Apple Store

20 Dream-Like Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut

Some photography purists resent photo manipulation, but others enjoy how it has opened up photography to new people and new ideas. Caras Ionut is a …

Famous Paintings Updated With 21st-Century Gadgets

Swiping, scrolling, instagrammin’, catching a regular selfie… It all seems so familiar these days. But what if we had this technology decades ago? …

Art

From Walmart To Bitcoin: The CEO Behind The Chinese Exchange Sending BTC To New Highs

Bitcoin continues marching to new highs this month, despite the rather ominous news this week that one of the major wallet services, Inputs.io, was robbed of over 4,000 BTC, or one million worth of U.S. coin. ConvergEx Group market analyst Nick Colas says that one of the main reasons is the surge …

S.F. Turns into Gotham City for 5-Year-Old’s Make-A-Wish

How awesome is this? Five-year-old Miles is going to get the ultimate wish when, on November 15, San Francisco turns into Gotham City! Described as a “bright, positive little boy who finds inspiration in super-heroes,” Miles is fighting a very adult battle, leukemia. His ultimate wish is to be …

Sites of the Week: Powerhouse, Connect Mania, Cleartones and more

We're featuring a lot of portfolios today, including in our Design section, so take a special look at Powerhouse architecture office and Knoed …