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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

North Korea

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 …

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 & Gas Industry

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 …

Chris Cornell

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 …

The Brain

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 …

The dangers of Trump’s strategic impatience with North Korea

By Ishaan Tharoor<p>Reporter<p><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</b> …

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

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. …

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 …

Gear & Gadgets

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

"Never give up on your dreams. It will come true," he said.<p>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," …

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 …

Multiple Sclerosis

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

<b>"The Wolfpack" (Magnolia Pictures)</b><p>Coverage of the new film about isolated teen brothers raised on cult movies raises compelling questions [UPDATED]<p>Lauren Wissot<p>June 10, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This story has been updated.<p>Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary at this year’s Sundance Film …

Siblings

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 …

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 …

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 …