Katie Desko

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A physicist has pinpointed the technology required to build a real-world Death Star

I’m very excited about seeing <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i>, which tells the tale summarized in the original Star Wars’ opening crawl. This is the story of how the rebels stole the plans to the original “Death Star”—a space station the size of a small moon with a weapon powerful enough to destroy a …

Swimming Pools

Apple Music surpasses 20 million subscribers

Music-streaming service hits the milestone just three months after announcing it had 17 million paying customers.<p>Apple Music appears to be growing on listeners.<p>The music subscription service has surpassed the 20 million subscriber milestone just 18 months after its launch, Billboard reported …

Apple Music

7 Types of Marketing Content You Should Be Using

A brand’s ability to evolve and adapt its content strategy is a powerful skill—one that can mean the difference between success and failure.Consider</i> …

Marketing

4 Ways To Exploit Echo Chambers For Content Marketing

Echo chambers are a dangerous side effect of how we use social media. They’ve been acknowledged and criticized publicly by many media outlets, with experts citing them as making us even lonelier in our digital universes and, quite possibly, shaping the results of the 2016 Presidential election. …

Public Relations

A Vitamin-Rich Soup That’s Delicious Too

“If a soup could do push-ups, this one would,” writes wellness author Rebecca Katz of the “Power Green Soup” found in her cookbook <i>Clean Soups</i>. Though …

These 5 simple tips will help you keep your mental peace at workplace

<i>Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise. It means to be in the middle of those things and still be calm at your heart.</i> How many …

Whitewashing the abuse of women – in pictures

Photographer Bhargavi Joshi’s series of images represent the violence and injustices that confront women worldwide, regardless of their age, race, culture, education and socio-economic background. The women are painted white to shift the focus from their physical traits, race or culture to their …

Photography

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Latin America

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This (but Most Parents Do the Opposite) | Inc.com

What if I were to tell you that you could increase the odds that your kids will achieve great success in life--maybe greater success than you've had--simply by making a small change in how you praise them and talk about achievement?<p>It turns out, you can. What's more, this change flies in the face …

Self-improvement

Top 5 Benefits Of Vitamin D And How To Get More Of It In Daily Life

Vitamin D or the “Sunshine” vitamin has become quite popular in the world of essential vitamins. In fact, recently, vitamin D has gained a reputation …

Wellness

Remarkable New Theory Says There's No Gravity, No Dark Matter, and Einstein Was Wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Dark Matter

A (Spiritual) Revolution on the Way?

American democracy is in grave trouble. Not only because fascism is becoming fashionable again as it was in Europe in the 1930s, but because the very cause of Hitler's rise and success was the decline of democracy in Germany.<p>Hitler was first elected in an election with very low turnout. The …

Does your mind jump around, stay on task or get stuck? Analysis of mind-wandering studies offers new perspective on mental disorders

Analysis of mind-wandering studies offers new perspective on mental disorders<p>During downtime, some of us daydream while others might focus on a to-do …

Mental Disorders

Boston Ice Cream Pie Cake Recipe - Chowhound

1<p>Place ice cream in the refrigerator until slightly softened, about 30 minutes. Place the cooled cake in the refrigerator to chill, about 30 minutes. …

Dessert

The 25 best cities for millennials in America

Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on cities, recently released its ranking of the best cities for millennials in America.<p>Niche assessed more than 220 cities with a population of more than 100,000, focusing on 11 factors to determine which cities in the US were best-suited …

How to Meditate with Mandalas

What is the True Meaning and Importance of the Mandala?<p>The world Mandala literally means circle. It represents infinite wholeness and a cosmic …

Five hippy-trippy yoga mantras even cynics can learn from

<b>You might be familiar with memes about "s--t yogis say" with lithe ladies professing to love wheatgrass shots and love how their chakras are so</b> …

Happiness

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) has tracked 5,000 of the smartest the children in America — the top 1%, 0.1%, and even 0.01% of all …

What it feels like to fight your own brain

That Sunday (Sept. 11) marked the end of Suicide Prevention Week in the US feels a little like a joke to me, as I carry home little plastic containers of Xanax and Celexa. A few weeks ago, I was handling depression through that magical combination of eating right and exercise, and then something in …

Mental Health

Science Explains Why Anxiety Can Be So Hard to Treat

Anxiety, and more broadly, stress, is a common part of everyone’s lives, and for good reason: It actually has its roots in a survival mechanism that …

Why You Should Embrace Your Darker Emotions

The count will vary depending on which expert you ask, but for our purposes, let’s say there are seven basic emotions: joy, anger, sadness, fear, …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Plants