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Ikigai

<b>Ikigai</b> (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept that means "a reason for being." The word "ikigai" is usually used to indicate the source of …

How Reiki Actually Works (The Science Part)

The healing art of Reiki has been practiced and taught around the world for many years, with many believing its origins to be as ancient as those of …

Noam Chomsky: How Bernie Sanders Has Created A “Mobilized Force That Could Change The Country”

The Deeper Truth Behind Why Infowars Was Banned By Social Media Giants<p>Published<p>13 hours ago<p>on<p>August 8, 2018<p>In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>Platforms including …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Consciousness

Deepak Chopra shares 4 ways to be mindful like the most successful people on earth

"They are machines. There is no difference between you and your computer," the award-winning author and physician told Business Insider this week while promoting the new documentary he's in, "Mindfulness: Be Happy Now."<p>To combat this, people can practice mindfulness, or the art of being present. …

Mindfulness

Google Snaps Up Amazon Lab126 Engineers for New Wearable Project

Google (GOOG) recently hired a number of engineers and consumer electronics experts from Amazon’s (AMZN) famed Lab126 research and development …

How Gadi Amit is putting the future of wearables under your skin

<i>This article was first published in the October 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Flight Promises Lighter, Simpler, More Powerful Flying Cameras

The easily customizable new platform is looking to provide a substantial boost to the drone market.<p>Qualcomm, the world’s leading developer of chips for smartphones, today unveiled a platform for consumer drones that it says can make the flying vehicles lighter and less complex while supporting the …

Video: Games, cognitive therapy and motivation - Low Batteries episode 2

Before I introduce the second episode of Low Batteries, our video series on games and mental health, I'd just like to take a moment to thank all …

Mental Health

Tibet's last princess gives a rare interview

Gonpo Tso was born a princess.<p>As a young woman, she dressed in fur-trimmed robes with fat ropes of coral beads strung around her neck. She lived in an adobe castle on the edge of the Tibetan plateau with a reception room large enough to accommodate the thousand Buddhist monks who once paid tribute …

Communist Party

Minority Report could one day be real, thanks to big data and predictive analytics [Q&A]

Everyday humans create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, according to IBM. This data comes from virtually everywhere -- sensors used to gather …

Data Warehousing

When Robots Hallucinate

What do Google's trippy neural network-generated images tell us about the human mind?<p>When a collection of artificial brains at Google began generating psychedelic images from otherwise ordinary photos, engineers compared what they saw to dreamscapes. They named their image-generation technique …

Consciousness

Machine learning face-off: Microsoft uses Band to show what its Watson rival is capable of

Plug-and-play machine learning data models that can instantly analyze information and provide intelligent insights? Yep, Microsoft has 'em, it …

I'll Be Back: The Return of Artificial Intelligence

The artificial-intelligence industry, a field that conjures up images of humanoid robots and self-aware computer systems, is making a comeback at …

The Incredible AI That Can Watch Videos and Tell You What It's Seeing

We've glimpsed the future of online search, and here it is: a 17-second video of a puppy brought to you by Clarifai, a tiny startup that specializes …

Narrow AI: Automating The Future Of Information Retrieval

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Senior is the CEO and co-founder of Lowdownapp.</i><p>With industry pundits, including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others, hotly debating the dangers of artificial intelligence and Hollywood priming the public for the release of a slew of new movies — including Terminator 5 — that …

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …

Books

Unlocking the Power of Introverts

Quiet Revolution is excited to share an excerpt from Adriana Brad Schanen’s new children’s novel, Quinny & Hopper: Smart Cookies–the third book in …

Lois Greenfield's Mesmerizing Photos of Dancers

Paul Zivkovich<p><i>All images by Lois Greenfield. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Lois Greenfield has been photographing and collaborating with dancers …

What is Walking Meditation?

Today I would like to talk about <b>Walking Meditation</b>, explain what it is all about, go through the benefits and suggest a simple but very effective …

Is There Anything Spiritual About Mindfulness?

These days mindfulness is the buzzword. Celebrities such as Goldie Hawn, Richard Gere and Tina Turner have been some of it's strongest proponents. Mindfulness seems to be embraced in the west, more as a practice and discipline rather than as a religion, although its origin is in Buddhism. <i>But does</i> …

Mindfulness

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Knowledge Management: Data Access Platforms and Analytics

The movement towards self-service data access, integration, and analytics is at the core of the growing trend of empowering business users and …

How To Master Indoor Photography With Natural Light

Whether you’re a street, portrait, still life, raccoon, or landscape photographer you’ll undoubtedly benefit from practicing indoors from time to …