Melissa Burns

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A 16-Minute Yoga Practice That'll Help You Master a Handstand

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Yoga

Why “skilled in machine learning” should be the new “proficient in Excel” on your resume

It won’t be long before “skilled in machine learning” becomes the new “proficient in Excel” as a standard bullet point on your resume. The only difference? What you bring to table will be more valuable than a pivot tables or color-coded pie charts.<p>The day when any average Joe can train an algorithm …

4 simple, Buddhist-approved ways to boost your happiness

Some people, no matter how hectic things get, just never seemed frazzled. Sleeping through your alarm, shattering your iPhone screen while changing …

Meditation

Trump Administration quietly rolls back Civil Rights efforts across federal government

Previously unannounced directives will limit the Department of Justice’s use of civil rights enforcement tools<p>For decades, the Department of Justice has used court-enforced agreements to protect civil rights, successfully desegregating school systems, reforming police departments, ensuring access …

Rights & Freedoms

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

The End of the Day by Claire North, The Book of Bera by Suzie Wilde, From Darkest Skies by Sam Peters, The Apartment by SL Grey, Cold Welcome by Elizabeth Moon<p>Claire North, the pseudonym of Catherine Webb, has earned a reputation for tackling serious subjects with a lightness of touch, enviable …

Books

25 Cultures That Practiced Human Sacrifice

Photo Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images<p>Slide 1 of 51<p>Human sacrifices<p>From prehistory to the 21st century, human sacrifice has been practiced around …

Archaeology

Yoga, meditation counter gene expression changes that cause stress

With stress levels on the rise, more people than ever are turning to yoga, meditation, and other mind-body practices with the aim of improving mental …

Sony Built A Craft Set For The Coding Generation

It’s hard to describe exactly what Toio is, but we like it.<p>In an era of STEM “toys” that forget toys are supposed to be fun, the weird side of Sony has showed up to save the day.<p>Toio is a new game console by Sony, but it’s not for your typical video games like the PlayStation 4. Instead, the …

Lego

Can Mark Cuban's monster 'rideable' bring hoverboards back?

Don't call Radical Moov a "hoverboard."<p>Yes, it's a personal mobility device, and, yes, you stand on it. And — OK, sure — it also auto-balances while …

There's a New Xbox Coming, and It's Not for Everyone

The Xbox One X joins the Playstation 4 Pro in video games' confusing new future.<p>This weekend at the start of the Electronics Entertainment Expo—better known as E3—where the games industry shows off its biggest and buzziest wares in the hopes of getting you so hyped you finally stop putting off …

Travel Gadgets to Make Your Next Trip Successful

Traveling around the world or across the state means taking along a few specialized travel gadgets to make the trip enjoyable. They range from audio …

Gear & Gadgets

Lawmakers across the US are finding ways to turn protesting into a crime

While there were many moments during the president’s first official trip abroad that were disconcerting to First Amendment advocates — including the failure to hold open press conferences — perhaps none was more chilling than the comments made by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross as he took note of …

Rights & Freedoms

Medieval Farmers May Have Skinned Cats for Pagan Rituals

Farmers skinned cats about 1,000 years ago in Spain, possibly for the medieval cat-fur industry or a "magical" pagan ritual, a new study …

Archaeology

11 Hummus Recipes That Will Make You Ditch Store-Bought for Good

Let’s be honest: Making homemade hummus sounds hard. Or rather, it’s hard to make hummus that’s equally as good as store-bought versions. But that …

Food & Dining

DIY: A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Your Own Terrarium

Terrariums are becoming a modern trend in many homes. Compared to regular house plants that require a considerable amount of attention and care, …

3 Steps To Embedding Artificial Intelligence In Enterprise Applications

In the context of contemporary applications, it’s hard to think of an application that doesn’t use a database. From mobile to web to the desktop, every modern application relies on some form of a database. Some apps use flat files while others rely on in-memory or NoSQL databases. Traditional …

Artificial Intelligence

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

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Real Estate

15 Vegan Salad Recipes to Serve When It’s Too Hot to Cook

We all have our ways of combating the summer heat. For some, lemonade (boozy or not) offers the only answer. And who can say no to an icy granita to keep the sweat at bay? But at lunch or dinner time, a refreshing salad that requires little to no cooking is the way to go. These 15 vegan salad …

Healthy Eating

The 13 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017

It's been a good year for sci-fi escapism.<p>In 2017, current events made escaping into a sci-fi story all the more appetizing, and there were lots of great choices.<p>Below are our 13 favorite sci-fi books from 2017. They include stories about underground lunar societies, a Manhattan partially covered …

The Confederate flag largely disappeared after the Civil War. The fight against civil rights brought it back.

Last week, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu oversaw the removal of four Confederate monuments. It was just the latest chapter in the contentious battle over the official display of Confederate symbols.<p>By now, the debate is familiar. People who favor removal say Confederate icons symbolize white …

Rights & Freedoms

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that you’re on the road …

Wellness

World-Class Athletes Use This Productivity Trick to Get More Done. Now You Can Too (Rarely Anyone Does) | Inc.com

Want to be more productive during your day or week? Who doesn't. Well, you can do what some of the world's most successful people do -- wake up at that ungodly hour of 4 a.m.<p>If that's not your cup of tea (I couldn't pull it off beyond a few days myself), know this: To become more productive, first …

Time Management

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Meditation

Bionic Earbuds Are Like a Smartphone You Can Leave in Your Ears Forever

Doppler Labs, the company that wants to stick a Jarvis-like computer in every ear, will go live with its first bionic buds. Anyone can buy the device …

The 5 Best Anime from Spring 2016

Let us know your favorites from the season in the comments below.<p>Of all the completed anime from the spring 2016 season, these five stood out for …

Anime

The world isn’t ready for only wireless headphones, Apple

As the never-ending rumor mill continues to report that Apple supposedly is doing away with the headphone socket on its next-generation phones (something more than 300,000 people already voiced their opinion on earlier their year), I found myself in a series of situations recently that illustrate …

Audiophile

Senators Reach Deal On National GMO Labeling Bill

Just a week before a Vermont law kicks in requiring labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients, U.S. Senate agriculture leaders announced a deal Thursday that takes the power out of states' hands — and sets a mandatory national system for GM disclosures on food products.<p>Sen. Pat …

Agriculture

3-D pens, moldable earbuds take stage at tech show in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — From a 3-D pen that lets kids safely doodle with melted plastic to an electrically charged glass that makes beer taste bubblier, there was no shortage of fun and quirky gadgets at this year's CE Week.<p>The annual, three-day gadget show in New York is meant as a showcase for products …

Gear & Gadgets

How close we are to slavery: America’s horrible legacy still deeply runs through the nation’s veins

For Lula Williams, America’s worst period isn’t ancient history — her grandmother was a slave<p>As a child growing up in South Carolina, I was keenly aware of how close I was to the history of slavery. It was all around me — in the fact of my ancestors owning slaves and fighting for the Confederacy, …

Black History