Mark Thoburn

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22 Twitter Influencers Leading the Mindfulness Revolution

We searched through Twitter to identify the people and institutions that provide us wisdom and a sense of calm. Check out these 22 influencers, …

7 Aesthetics of Zen Art

Seoul, 2012I recently came across this list of 7 aesthetics when it comes to Zen …

Street Photography

The 'explosion of energy' happening in African design

When people think of African design, they tend to think of either the Out of Africa colonial aesthetic – dark wood, animal skins and khaki and beige hues – or they think of the typical west African wax print. Neither does justice to Africa’s diverse design scene, says Thandi Mbali Renaldi, who in …

The Leading CRM Platform for Cannabis | Baker

Baker helps dispensaries generate more revenue in one easy-to-use platform with online ordering, SMS marketing, customer loyalty, analytics, and more!

100+ Best Web Design Tools of 2018

Web Design Tools<p>Featured<p>Logo Design<p>Designevo (Free)<p>Create awesome looking logos with ease<p>Random generation of logos for your company<p>Logo Makr …

BLACKROCK: Climate change is going to move a huge amount of money and not enough people are paying attention

"A tide of new regulations to combat climate change is rising," BlackRock said in a report. "The risks are underappreciated, yet could soon start to unfold."<p>Global leaders put climate change on the G20 agenda on Saturday, when both China and the United States signed on to a plan to curb …

Robot Bartender, Make it aDouble

We’ve all been there. It’s Thursday night and the bar is packed. The bartender seems to be making a concerted effort <i>not</i> to notice you, desperate for …

Science in Sports: Is Cognitive Training of Athletes Next Frontier

<b>Measuring an athlete’s tangible abilities for performing under pressure could be as important as pure athletic ability.</b><p>With the rise of sports tech …

HealthMap Shows How Personal Health Data Can Help Heal the World

<b>To tackle challenges of privacy and information overload, healthcare of the future will use patient data to optimize care.</b><p>In October, Harvard …

Mobile Health Data that Prevents Epidemics

<b>Caroline Buckee uses mobile health data to track and predict the spread of deadly diseases around the world, and her new predictive models help</b> …

Public Health

Boston Dynamics shows off SpotMini robot with creepy giraffe-like neck [Video]

Boston Dynamics is still owned by Google/Alphabet as of today (as far as we know), and that means that the company’s latest developments are still relevant here at 9to5Google. That’s probably going to change soon, but for now, the latest creepy and unnerving robots that the company shows off in its …

Robotics

Apps for Meditation and Peace of Mind

We are very lucky to have technology come as far as it has, and that there are developers out there who have our mental health and well-being at heart. They have creatively come up with apps that put tools at our fingertips to help with mood and to give us peace of mind. Here are 10 of my favorites …

iPhone app tells users if phones have been hacked into or secretly jailbroken

A new iPhone app could tell people when they’ve been secretly hacked into, potentially protecting the entirety of their digital lives.<p>The new tool …

Pebble adds more health-tracking features to its smartwatch and mobile app

Pebble is vying to compete with Fitbit<p>It took Pebble until December of last year to add real step-tracking and other fitness features to its smartwatch and mobile app. Now, the company is taking a speedier approach to development. A new update out today gives Pebble Time owners a more holistic …

This new image-editing app is so good, I'm ditching Photoshop

Less than shocking news: The photo above isn't actually a museum-aged Kodacolor portrait of my grandfather. It's a digital picture of my friend Sean, who dropped by my headshot studio and was nice enough to lend his picture to this article.<p>The film-like texture, dust, and scratch marks are courtesy …

Two simple mindful meditation exercises for teachers

Teaching can be hard, and reports tell us those in the profession feel under increasing pressure. A BBC investigation earlier this year found that stress-levels have soared in recent years due to increased workloads.<p>In my 20-years of practice as a psychologist, I’ve found that mind-body strategies …

Mindfulness

One of San Francisco's toughest schools transformed by the power of meditation

There was a time when Visitacion Valley middle school in San Francisco could have featured in a gritty US crime drama. Surrounded by drugs and gang violence, the kids were stressed out and agitated. One day children came in to find three dead bodies dumped in the schoolyard. “In 2006 there were 38 …

Meditation

Fascinating Photos Document Gender Equality in Indigenous Cultures around the World

Searching for an alternative to the patriarchal societies often found in Western countries, French photographer Pierre de Vallombreuse journeyed to Southeast Asia to document the fascinating lives of indigenous people in cultures that place equal or even more value on women. Taking a humanistic …

South-east Asia

Everything You Need to Know About the Next Big Skin Care Trends

Here are the predictions from an actual cosmetic chemist.<p>Ni'Kita Wilson, cosmetic chemist and formulator of more than 3,500 products, shares what skin products you should be using.<p><b>What's the next big skin care trend?</b>Antipollution products. With new studies linking pollution to inflammation, acne, …

The 21 Most Eerily Beautiful Cemeteries Around the World

Cemeteries, long held as a symbol of all things spooky, are so much more than that reputation belies. A stroll down the streets of Père Lachaise in Paris—the final resting place of notables like Oscar Wilde and Édith Piaf—offers a chance to eye the stunningly ornate architecture of 70,000-some …

10 Things Mentally Tough People Do (Advice From a Former Navy SEAL)

Resilience is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness."<p>There's no surprise that it's a characteristic of some of the world's most successful people. It's also a required trait to endure and succeed in some of the toughest specialties in the U.S. military.<p>Over on …

Self-improvement

Graduation Rate Gap Between Black And White Students Is Closing In Most States

"This is a vital step toward readiness for success in college and careers for every student in this country."<p>High school graduation rates were on the rise during the 2013-2014 school year, according to new preliminary data released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education. The numbers also show …

Google's algorithm for happiness

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful.<p>A few years ago, Chade-Meng Tan, one of the company's first engineering employees in Mountain View, noticed many of his colleagues were stressed out and …

Happiness

Quit Smoking Apps and Gadgets: Tech Tools to Extinguish the Butts

<b>In the same way that smart fitness trackers are helping users shed pounds, technology is helping smokers extinguish their habit once and for all.</b> …

Coloring books for adults: we asked therapists for their opinions

Debra Dettone, a 52-year-old preschool teacher who lives in Harrison, Ohio, was having some anxiety over her job recently. Her doctor was concerned about her blood pressure. This week, she went back and got some good news: an improved reading of 120/84.<p>Colouring books for adults top Amazon …

Books

Mindfulness Meditation: There’s An App for That

I’ve recently heard about a new genre of “apps” that are being developed to provide “digital therapy,” or relief from all the stress and distraction …

Floating Record – Vertical Turntable by Gramovox

Floating Record, a high-performance vertical turntable with full-range stereo speakers by Gramovox.<p>This turntable called “Floating Record” has been …

Turntables

French anti-Uber protests turn violent as cabbies burn cars

Some 2,800 cabbies took part in the strike, with more than 30 blockades nationwide, including the access points to Paris's Charles De Gaulle and Orly airports, police sources said.<p>Taxi drivers in France are furious over an Uber service called UberPOP, which puts customers in touch with private …