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It's time for daylight saving time to fall back...forever

At 2 a.m. Sunday, daylight saving (not savings) time comes to an end for most Americans. Good riddance. Turns out it’s a lot like Justin Bieber – way overrated.<p>People think that farmers like DST, but that’s a myth. Author Michael Downing points out his book “Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of …

Time Management

A Guide to Cannabis Distillates

<b>Get near The Clear.</b><p>“Civilization begins with distillation.”<p>Or so said classic American author William Faulkner years ago. The legendary drinker was …

Cannabis

The Media’s Nuclear Meltdown Over Trump’s North Korea Remarks is Laughable

<b>President Trump</b> spoke for the first time at the United Nations and while he touched on many things like the “embarrassment” Iran Deal and the …

North Korea

China's $1 Trillion Power Industry Overhaul Is Just Starting

China’s move to create the world’s biggest power company is expected to be the first such mega-merger in the largest energy consumer.<p>The newly formed …

Renewable Energy

Chinese firms dodge sanctions to trade with North Korea, says security analyst

Asian security analyst Dr John Park speaks quickly, his rapid dialogue conveying the urgency of his subject. He was in Hong Kong this month to …

When insurers require patients to stop treatment

Gillen Washington, a student at Northern Arizona University, had been getting medication for an immunodeficiency disease since 2011.<p>But when he went to his clinic in November 2014 for the monthly dose, a nurse told him his insurance company had denied it.<p>Soon after, the plan sent him a letter …

Health Care

Oil companies are set to struggle rehiring workers they laid off during the crash

Hiring in oil and gas extraction increased for three straight months through April, the longest stretch since April to July in 2014, which was right around when oil prices peaked.<p>But as companies revamp production — having adjusted to a world in which oil doesn't cost close to $100 a barrel — …

Oil

Singer Chris Cornell hanged himself, medical examiner says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, hanged himself, the Wayne County (Michigan) Medical Examiner's Office announced Thursday in a statement.<p>The cause of death has been determined as suicide by hanging, the statement said, adding that a "full autopsy report has not yet …

Comedians

4 Exercises from Positive Psychology to Boost Your Happiness

All of us have experienced times when a dark cloud just seems to be following us around. No matter what you do, it just seems that you can’t seem to …

Self-improvement

15 Enlightening Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world.<p>He has been described as the most popular poet ever and best selling …

Spirituality

Zen Buddhism Reveals the Hidden Secret to Not Giving a F*ck

If you’ve read ideas on Ideapod, you’ve probably heard some wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>It’s a …

Meditation

20 Quotes on Mindfulness That Will Inspire You to Make the Most Every Second

Over the past few decades, mindfulness has become immensely popular in the West. But what exactly is mindfulness and how can you get started …

Mindfulness

The dangers of Trump’s strategic impatience with North Korea

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>On the heels of yet another North Korean missile test, Vice President Pence arrived in South Korea with a</b> …

North Korea

How Mindfulness Stops You from Being a Slave to Your Bad Habits

Meditation is no longer a mystery, and no longer remains on the periphery of medical theory in the recent decades thanks to the work of pioneers like …

Mindfulness

The Dalai Lama Reveals How You Can Discover the True Nature of Reality

Have you ever wondered about the true nature of reality? Is everything an illusion or is it real?<p>The Dalai Lama, as one of the world’s most …

Dalai Lama

Ancient village discovered in Canada is 10,000 years older than the pyramids

The discovery of a 14,000-year-old ancient village in Canada could forever alter our understanding of early civilization in North America. …

15 Soothing Mindfulness Quotes That Will Calm Your Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. According to most recent estimates, anxiety Disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the …

Mindfulness

101 Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Handheld DNA reader revolutionary and democratising, say scientists

New palm-sized, MiniION sequencer, costing around $1,000, designed to analyse DNA to help track disease outbreaks, check food and offer ‘the democratisation of sequencing’<p>An inexpensive handheld device that can read strands of DNA has been hailed as revolutionary by scientists who tested the …

Boy, 8, Is First Child Ever To Receive Double Hand Transplant

An 8-year-old Maryland boy took a big step closer to his dream of throwing a football earlier this month when he became the first child to receive a double hand transplant.<p>"I wanna say thank you guys for helping me down this bumpy road," Zion Harvey said at a press conference on Tuesday …

Medicine

Drug makers are interested in an ancient Chinese medicine after Harvard found out how it works

Allied-Bristol Life Sciences, a joint venture between the university commercialisation specialist Allied Minds and the US pharmaceuticals giant Bristol-Myers Squibb, is licensing research carried out by Professor Malcolm Whitman and Dr. Tracy Keller at Harvard from 2002 onward.<p>The pair found that …

Bristol-Myers Squibb

“The Wolfpack” hype: When the line between documentary and “reality” blurs, we see the story we want to see

Coverage of the new film about isolated teen brothers raised on cult movies raises compelling questions [UPDATED]<p>Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Crystal Moselle’s debut feature “The Wolfpack” is “the incredible true story of six teenage …

Angels let ninth-inning lead slip away, lose to Rangers, 5-4, in 11th

<b>KEY MOMENT:</b> In the 11th inning,<p>Leonys Martinlifted a Jose Alvarez fastball just over the right-field wall to put the Rangers, who had trailed by a run entering the ninth inning, ahead 4-3.<p><b>AT THE PLATE:</b> The<p>Angelshad 15 hits but left 14 runners on base. Down, 2-0, in the seventh inning,Mike Trouthit …

Sonny Gray

5 Things Christianity Can Learn From Buddhism

<i>Could Christianity's future lie in Buddhism's past?</i> This is a possibility that's been haunting me lately, but in a good way, I think.<p>One big critique, understandably, of postmodern views on Christian spirituality is that there's too much time and energy spent deconstructing old systems and ways of …

Spirituality

How To Crochet a Celtic Triangle - Yarn Scrap Friday

<b>Another belated Yarn Scrap Friday written crochet tutorial to team up with our video tutorial a few weeks back, this time for a Celtic Triangle!</b><p>You …

This is What Shamanism Can Teach Us About Ourselves and Our Future

Regeneration by Asage<p>Gilbert Ross, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Shamanism is a topic that is still more prevalent in anthropologic studies than in mainstream …

Ancient Celtic Prince's grave and chariot unearthed

The 2,500-year-old lavish tomb and chariot of an ancient Celtic prince have been unearthed in France.<p>The ancient princely tomb, which was discovered in a large burial mound, was filled with stunning grave goods, including gorgeous pottery and a gold-tipped drinking vessel. The giant jug was …

Archaeology

Nurturing the Etheric Body

April 30, 2012<p>Our Etheric Body<p><b>by Judi Lynch</b><p>Our etheric body surrounds our physical bodies like an outline, controlling every cell and keeping the …

Spirituality