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From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

63 trillion gallons of groundwater lost in drought, study finds

The ongoing drought in the western United States has caused so much loss of groundwater that the Earth, on average, has lifted up about 0.16 inches over the last 18 months, according to a new study.<p>The situation was even worse in the snow-starved mountains of California, where the Earth rose up to …

Geology

Encouraging Girls to Embrace Tech, No Matter Where They Live (Video)

The State Department's “Tech Girls” program educates girls from the Middle East and North Africa.<p>Waad “Dede” Krishan is probably having a better summer than you.<p>The bubbly 16-year-old Jordanian is on a free, three-week trip to the United States (“It’s my first travel ever!”) where she’s making new …

Don’t sell stocks too early — and don’t even think of shorting Tesla - Need to Know - MarketWatch

DreamWorks/Universal Picture<p>Investors hanging around to watch the paint dry in August are entertaining themselves, it seems, by using geopolitics as …

Silicon Valley

The 2012 Forbes Fictional 15

It’s a great time to be imaginary. The characters that make up this year’s edition of the Forbes Fictional 15, our annual listing of fiction’s richest, boast an aggregate net worth of $209.5 billion. That’s up a stunning 59% from last year — and it’s enough cash to give $30 to every (real) person …

A Single Thread Wrapped Around Thousands of Nails

Kumi Yamashita, whose mind-blowing shadow artworks have been featured before, uses a single, unbroken thread wrapped around thousands of nails to …

Sewing

Big, Bad Supermoon Rising: A Photo Gallery

Supermoon

Airbnb Host: A Guest Is Squatting In My Condo And I Can't Get Him To Leave

We've shared stories of hosts coming home to find their homes trashed, and a story of an inebriated host using his keys to enter the property at night while the guests — a Business Insider employee and his girlfriend — were sleeping.<p>Here's a new one: A woman rented her 600-square-foot Palm Springs, …

Hospitality

Earned and Social Media Are Inextricably Linked in Newsrooms Today, According to New Ogilvy PR Survey: Report Identifies Increasing “Eye on Social Media” as Benchmark for News Generation

Traditional journalism has been significantly impacted by the growing number of Americans who turn to social media to source, share and engage with …

Schedule a 15-Minute Break Before You Burn Out

When you’re racing 90 miles an hour, the last thing you want to do is slow down.<p>That’s how it feels on those exhilarating days when you’re completely focused, tearing through your to-do list, racking up accomplishments. You just want to keep going.<p>You might also worry that if you take a break, …

Big Marketing Mistakes Are More Likely Than Small Ones

Years and years ago, we got an inquiry from a company called "Seattle Computer Products." With a name like that, I didn't follow-up on the inquiry …

Content Is Rook. (Quality Is King.)

I recently was reacquainted with a derivation of the “Rule of 12”:<p><i>At 12 feet, I’ve decided who you are.</i>• <i><br>At 12 inches, I’ve made up my mind.</i>• <i><br>At 12</i> …

Marketing

What Puppies Can Tell You About Social Media

Puppies? Isn’t the Internet all about cats? While that is undoubtedly true, puppies are still near and dear to our hearts with their adorable …

Public Relations

AeroPress Timer app completely revamped to help you make the perfect cup of coffee

The freemium companion app to the amazing and popular $25 Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker has been completely redesigned, with new gesture-based navigation, brewing tips, a timer that tells you exactly when to add water, two-cup recipes and the ability to share recipes and photos on Twitter and …

Smartphone kill switch could save US consumers $3.4B, study says

If kill switches became standard in all phones, consumers could save big on replacement phones and insurance coverage, according to a researcher from Creighton University.<p>Lawmakers have been clamoring for antitheft software to become standard and enabled on all smartphones, in an attempt to curb a …

Wall Street Analysts Predict The Slow Demise Of Walmart And Target

The end of the big-box store era may soon be upon us.<p>That’s the message of a research note published by Goldman Sachs analysts on Tuesday cutting their investment rating on shares of Walmart. Shoppers are increasingly turning to the web or to smaller, more conveniently located stores, cutting into …

eCommerce

HSBC To Close Bank Accounts Of Pro-Palestinian Man And His Family Without Telling Him Why

The bank has also warned two Muslim organisations, including a mosque, that their accounts will be terminated in 60 days.<p>The Cordoba Foundation is a public relations, research and think tank dedicated towards fostering relations between the West and "the Muslim World", according to its website. The …

AstraZeneca boosts its lung drugs power with $2bn Almirall deal

Deal aims to fill gaps in drug firm's portfolio in key area, with boss pledging to lift revenues by three-quarters by 2023<p>AstraZeneca has struck a deal worth more than $2bn (£1.2bn) to buy the rights to Spanish firm Almirall's lung drugs, as part of efforts to build up its respiratory-medicines …

With EA Access, Microsoft brings Xbox One vision back from the dead

It's been more than a year since Microsoft began course-correcting its vision for the Xbox One. Now, with the EA Access subscription service, the company has a way to salvage it.<p>EA announced a bold initiative on Tuesday called EA Access, a Netflix-for-games subscription service that will cost $5 or …

Driverless cars will be on UK roads from January 2015

Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.<p>The approval for the cars was given by Business Secretary Vince Cable, who took a ride in one and said the technology has "very, very large" potential.<p>However the Liberal …

Vince Cable

Exclusive Interview: Best Buy CEO Says Tablet Sales Are "Crashing," Hope for PCs

The PC may be having a slight revival, but tablet sales are a big worry. Oh, and Best Buy will match Amazon's prices "with a smile."<p><b>Re/code</b> has landed in Minneapolis to talk to the folks at Best Buy — the last standing nationwide big-box, bricks-and-mortar consumer electronics retailer, with over …

Twitter acquires deep learning startup Madbits

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sebastian Kaulitzki<p>Twitter has acquired a stealthy computer vision startup called Madbits, which was …