Brad Robinson

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How Not To Worry: Timeless 1934 Advice on Controlling Anxiety and Mastering Life

As far as vintage finds go, they hardly get more fortuitous than <b>You Can Master Life</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a marvelous 1934 compendium of sort-of-philosophical, sort-of-self-helpy, at times charmingly dated, other times refreshingly timeless advice on cultivating “the power to think, to create, to …

What Is Nothing? A Mind-Bending Debate about the Universe Moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

<b>Isaac Asimov</b> — sage of science, champion of creativity in education, visionary of the future, lover of libraries, Muppet friend — endures as one of the most visionary scientific minds in modern history. Every year, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, of which Asimov …

Google Still Struggles To Explain Why Normal People Should Care About Google+

Google has made a big bet on Google+, which it prefers not to call a social network but rather a social layer atop all of Google’s services.<p>At the opening day of the search giant’s annual I/O developer conference, it introduced some 41 new features for Google+, including a new layout, more …

Capture of alleged US spy reveals the difficulties of being a CIA officer on Facebook

The capture of alleged diplomat-turned-CIA spy Ryan Fogle in Russia this week has to stand as one of the more bizarre moments in recent memory. Reportedly attempting to hire a Russian intelligence agent as a US spy, Fogle was wearing an ill-fitting blonde wig when arrested in Moscow on Monday, in a …

Sam Amidon: Reshaping An American Folk Tradition

Shape-note singing is a communal form of music that began in New England 200 years ago, mostly from townsfolk without any musical training. It's music that surrounded folk singer Sam Amidon during his childhood in Vermont.<p>"These are some of the melodies that are the deepest-seated for me," Amidon …

Band to Watch: Hooded Fang - The Fox Is Black

Imagine you’re marooned in some lazy beach town and are desperate for an icy beverage. You wander around nondescript storefronts, faded cars parked …

Star Wars Saga to be translated into Diné language

advertisement<p>Coming as a surprise to everyone, especially members of the Navajo Tribe, Obi-Wan Kenobi will soon say, "May the Force be with you" in …

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Companies are Making on Social Media Right Now

When you think of social media, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Facebook. That’s no surprise considering that as of April 2013, …

6 Questions About Living an Extraordinary Life

You deserve to achieve your dreams.<p>I've learned that the quality of the questions you ask yourself (and the questions I have asked the people I've …

What's in a Name? Everything.

Very often the first piece of information we have about a person is their name. It’s often the first thing you learn about someone and we form …

Hurricanes

Seeing Through the Hype of Disruption

Disruptive innovations often take a long time to come to fruition. So for those of you who were around in 1999, 2000 and 2001, the world was coming …

Brain stimulation promises 'long-lasting' maths boost

<b>Applying high-frequency electrical noise to the brain can boost maths skills up to six months later, say Oxford University researchers.</b><p>A small study in Current Biology suggests the brain stimulation technique makes neurons function more efficiently.<p>It could help those suffering with …

The Brain

Type 2 diabetes rise in under-40s, says Cardiff research

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/979000/979344_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534498017_1e901854ee4f22b2e5b497a5bba52d41<p><b>People under 40 are being warned to watch their weight as researchers find a sharp rise in the number with type 2 diabetes.</b><p>Cardiff University found …

Diabetes

Everest Ice Shrinking Fast, Scientists and Climbers Say

Glaciers in Everest region have shrunk 13 percent since the 1960s.<p><b>Everest isn't the same mountain it was when Jim Whittaker became the first U.S. climber to summit the peak in 1963. The world's highest peak has been shedding snow and ice for the past 50 years, possibly due in part to global</b> …

Oil and gas development does not have to destroy the Amazon

Changing Planet<p><b>NGS Grantee, Dr. Clinton Jenkins stands amid felled trees in Peru. Logging is a familiar threat to the Amazon, but not the only one.</b><p>When one thinks of the Amazon, it is usually of lush rainforests or indigenous people living amongst a wild landscape. Certainly, that is part of the …

In Canada’s Ancient Water, New Life

Human Journey<p>On a planet with an unchanging amount of water, and a pretty good idea where all of it is, scientists have uncovered something startling up in Ontario, Canada. Water locked deep under Canadian bedrock was slowly seeping out of tunnels that gold miners were drilling in the hills. When a …

Carbon Dioxide Milestone Revised by NOAA

Changing Planet<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week that carbon dioxide concentrations at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii surpassed the milestone 400 parts per million for a sustained period. NOAA has since revised the figure—on the basis of computer …

Geography in the News: Keystone Pipeline and Canadian Tar Sands

Changing Planet<p><i>By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner,</i> <i>Geography in the NewsTM</i> <b>and Maps.com</b><p><b>KEYSTONE PIPELINE AND CANADIAN TAR SANDS CONTROVERSY</b><p>Supporters and protesters continue to lobby both the White House and U.S. Congress for and against the 1,700-mile long (2,736-km) Keystone pipeline …

It’s Go Time!

What does wellness mean? How do you get there?<p>That’s exactly what I’ll be investigating as I travel the American Southwest in search of places and people that embody and embrace this way of living.<p>Most of us strive to be healthy, and, personally, I’ve always found I’m more productive and centered …

New Sea Monster Found, Rewrites Evolution?

Cretaceous-era reptile Malawania anachronus discovered in Kurdistan.<p><b>A new species of dinosaur-era sea reptile is rewriting the books on the evolution of so-called sea monsters, a new study claims. (Read "When Monsters Ruled the Deep" from National Geographic magazine.)</b><p>The newfound—and potentially …

The ultimate Dots strategy guide

Dots, the extremely addictive mobile game that’s something like a delightful mix of Tetris, Connect Four, and a Rubik’s Cube, is the second most popular free iPhone app just a week after launching. It’s been downloaded more than a million times, and at least 38 million games of dots have been …

iPhone 5

A new forecast points to a plunge in oil and gasoline prices

A new model by the International Energy Agency suggests that we are moving into a five-year period of much lower oil and gasoline prices—no one can say how much lower, but they could plunge. The winners will be consumers, and blood may be on the floor of some big producers such as Russia and …

Oil

American mortgage debt still shrinking, but borrowing for cars and college keeps climbing

After a somewhat exciting uptick in US consumer borrowing at the end of 2012, Americans returned to their recent habits of shedding debt, according to fresh numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That’s something they’ve been doing since the Great Recession hit.<p>Overall debt declined, by</b> …

Economics

There are 12.5 unprotected versions of the average American’s personal information on the web

Safe Shepherd<p>Safe Shepherd is a company that searches the web for all the public records available on Americans, and then presents them in a dashboard. Try it for yourself—it’s free—and the results are almost guaranteed to be unnerving. The information is mostly innocuous, and includes your …

How Corporate Logos Evolve

How Corporate Logos Evolve, from The Logo Company, shows us how even iconic world-wide recognized company logos change over time.<p><i>We often get asked</i> …

8 New Punctuation Marks We Need

Our punctuation choices could really use an update, and CollegeHumor.com is proposing we add these 8 New Punctuation Marks to our collective writing …

2,000 Years of Continental Climate Changes

Climate change is a complicated, and sometimes controversial, global topic. I really like this data visualization of 2,000 Years of Continental …

The United States of Energy

The United States of Energy from Saxum, is a huge project to map domestic energy sources.<p><i>Finally… After almost 50 years of dependence on foreign</i> …

The Undisputed History of Coffee

“You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been” is a popular quote that seems fittingly relevant when looking back on the …

Globalization