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Close your eyes and breathe: schools sign up to mindfulness

More than 4,000 teachers are now qualified in meditation exercises to combat pupil stress<p>It’s Wednesday morning and the children from year 5 at St John the Baptist primary school in Brighton are chatting noisily at their desks. A bell chimes and the chatter stops. Thirty children close their eyes …

Mindfulness

The Secrets Behind the Koch Brothers: Inside the Remarkable New Book That Details Their Dirtiest Deeds

Jane Mayer's new book, <i>Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right</i>, has already revealed many previously unknown facts about the Koch brothers in particular. For instance, reporting in the book forms the bulk of her latest New Yorker essay, showing that …

Blind ‘fingering’ dates are London’s latest craze

“Who wouldn’t want to get their genitals stroked regularly, pleasurably, and with no strings attached?!” writes one orgasmic meditation practitioner, with palpable enthusiasm. “(These classes) feel good, with side effects of better communication, more body awareness, less mental chatter, and the …

Google offers 2GB of free storage, adds Gmail encryption updates

<b>UPDATE: Feb. 9, 2016, 5:35 p.m. EST</b> <br>In honor of Safer Internet Day, an annual online, worldwide promotion of safe Internet practices (particularly …

Google

Adobe Creative Cloud gets a major update

Adobe has announced major updates to Creative Cloud; specifically Animate CC (formerly Flash Professional), Muse CC, and Bridge CC. Here's what's …

The End of Big Data

It's the world after personal data: all identifying information is illegal. No servers, no search records, no social, no surveillance. A pair of satellites, circling the planet, make sure the data centers are turned off—and stay off.<p><i>Personal data is anything but personal. Our phones and televisions</i> …

Controlled by shadow government: Mike Lofgren reveals how top U.S. officials are at the mercy of the “deep state”

A corrupt network of wealthy elites has hijacked our government, ex-GOP staffer and best-selling author tells Salon<p>One of the predominant themes of the 2016 presidential campaign thus far — and one that is unlikely to lose significance once the primaries give way to the general election — is the …

Robert Reich: America is trapped in a vicious wealth cycle

A progressive era saved us from the robber barons and it can save us now, argues the former secretary of labor<p>What’s at stake this election year? Let me put as directly as I can.<p>America has succumbed to a vicious cycle in which great wealth translates into political power, which generates even more …

This New Coffee Is like Drinking Red Wine for Breakfast

We’ve all probably looked at the clock on a particularly bad Monday morning at the office and wished wine wasn’t frowned upon as a morning beverage choice (it’s five o’clock somewhere, right?! And red wine helps with memory, so… productivity?!). But obviously getting boozy before breakfast is not …

Coffee

21 reasons you're not rich

Everyone says they want to be rich, and there's certainly enough advice out there on how to acquire more money.<p>But what about the reasons you're <i>not</i> rich? What's really holding you back?<p>It's easy to tell someone how to do something, but chances are they aren't going to change until they recognize …