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10 Brain Hacks of the Most Mentally Focused People

Here's a big hint: Don't multitask.<p>Ever have a day like this? One minute you're prepping for your next status meeting. The next, an urgent email pops up and you begin replying--and before you can hit send a co-worker alarms you with an instant message demanding your immediate attention to put out a …

Time Management

Canada: The next hub of Islamic finance?

<b>TORONTO, Canada -</b> With a growing Muslim population, stable economy and openness to the world, Canada is poised to become the North American hub for …

Middle East

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

Part 1:<p>The time has come for Christians and Muslims to make peace between our communities. Christians and Muslims already make up more than half of the global population, and these numbers are expected to grow in the coming decades; according to the Pew Research Center, by 2050, two thirds of …

Theology

How Islam Created Europe

In late antiquity, the religion split the Mediterranean world in two. Now it is remaking the Continent.<p>Europe was essentially defined by Islam. And Islam is redefining it now.<p>For centuries in early and middle antiquity, <i>Europe</i> meant the world surrounding the Mediterranean, or <i>Mare Nostrum</i> (“Our …

North Africa
Islam

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Conspiracy craze: why 12 million Americans believe alien lizards rule us

Psychologists are trying to determine why otherwise rational individuals can make the leap from “prudent paranoia” to illogical conspiracy theories<p>According to a Public Policy Polling survey, around 12 million people in the US believe that interstellar lizards in people suits rule our country. We …

Critical Thinking

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – Esoteric Analysis

Mirror image film poster showing Nicole's 'open' eye in the midst of sex: the characters' inner pysches and problems are about to be mirrored in the …

Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour could prove they believe in God, according to scientists

New footage of ritual behaviour by chimpanzees, taken and analysed by researchers, shows they may be engaging in spiritual practices - and could even believe in God.<p>West African chimpanzees have been captured on camera throwing rocks into holes in trees and engaging in other bizarre behaviour, …

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness To Fix Your Brain, Reduce Stress And Boost Performance

There’s no shortage of advice out there claiming to make you better, but mindfulness meditation is the rare, research-proven technique that boosts your performance by physically altering your brain.<p>Researchers from the University of British Columbia recently pooled data from more than 20 studies to …

Mindfulness

Fresh Lemon Syrup Recipe

Whether you're juicing standard supermarket lemons or their seasonal Meyer cousins, save the rinds for this vibrant yellow syrup. It's pure sunshine in a bottle, made from nothing but sugar dissolved by the acidic pulp—no cooking required! Since there's no added juice, it tastes more sweet than …

Stainless Steel

An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memorization; Go Ahead and Try It

In January, I devoted every walk from my home to the train to the contemplation of work details, hoping to improve my recall of them. That was my New Year’s resolution, and so far I’ve stuck to it.<p>In every one of those walks I was also retracing a memorization technique known to the ancients and …

The Brain

3tags.org

Presidents are selected by Blood and Banksters

In the previous essay, The CIA’s Presidents, the influence of the intelligence community in directing and controlling the office of the presidency is …

David Icke

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

In New Low, Scholars Defend Medieval Blood Libel Charges Against Israel

<b>Rutgers University professor Jasbir Puar is leading the charge to revive the medieval anti-Jewish blood libel.</b><p>Leave it to the Middle East studies …

Israel

Iran's secret Christian movement grows, with help from abroad

The number of Muslim converts who are risking prison or death by secretly worshipping as Christians in Iran’s house church movement has grown to as many as 1 million people, according to watchdog groups.<p>The London-based Pars Theological Center is training at least 200 Iranian Christians to become …

Asia

Letter 'written by US Confederate officer 150 years ago predicted first two World Wars and said the third would be between Islamic leaders and the West'... but is it just a hoax?

• <b>Mystery surrounds authenticity of bizarre letter predicting three world wars</b>• <b><br>It was purportedly penned by Freemason Confederate soldier Albert Pike</b>• <b><br>If</b> …

Honeybee antibiotics? Fresh honey ‘key’ to beating drug-resistant infections, scientists say

Swedish scientists have detected 13 bacterial components in raw honey that they say are more effective than conventional antibiotics in fighting …

This is how the GOP imploded: The real story behind the conservative crack-up, and the creation of Donald Trump

Donald Trump used right-wing rhetoric to steal the conservative base. But this crack-up has been a long time coming<p>Today’s civil war in the GOP has observers scrambling to make sense of the struggle among the current Republican presidential candidates. Pundits are trying to find the roots of the …

Political Science

How to turn off your search and location history in Google

By now, it should come as no surprise that Google keeps track of your search and location history.<p>But you may be surprised to find out just how …

Maps

What Bernie and the Left Need Now: A Radical Enlightenment

Something strange has occurred in American politics. The 2016 presidential race—marked by a feverish populism, in a country with one of the most …

Bernie Sanders

Legendary Australian researchers develop 'mind control' device that can make people walk again

Mind control powers are no longer the exclusive domain of Mewtwo and The Matrix. Researchers from the University of Melbourne, the Royal Melbourne …

University of Melbourne

The 30 Best Fantasy Book Series of All Time

<b>The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks</b><p><b>First Book in the Series:</b> <i>The Way of Shadows</i> (2008) <b><br>Description:</b> “Wetboys are to assassins like a tiger is to a …

Simon de Montfort: The turning point for democracy that gets overlooked

<b>In June the world will celebrate 800 years since the issuing of Magna Carta. But 2015 is also the anniversary of another important, and far more radical, milestone in British democratic history, writes Luke Foddy.</b><p>Almost exactly 750 years ago, an extraordinary parliament opened in Westminster.<p>For …

Magna Carta

11 kinds of Bible verses Christians love to ignore

The Good Book contains passages about rape, murder and slavery that Evangelicals conveniently refuse to acknowledge<p>Some Bible-believing Christians play fast and loose with their sacred text. When it suits their purposes, they treat it like the literally perfect word of God. Then, when it suits …

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

Universe

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The leaders of Christianity's 2 biggest churches will meet for the first time in 1,000 years

Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis heads to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration.<p>The Argentine pontiff is due to spend about two hours in private conversation …

Christianity