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Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

The 20-year-old who's becoming the most hated man in tennis got an incredibly hard draw at the US Open

The exchange — in which Kyrgios alleged that Wawrinka's girlfriend had cheated on him with 19-year-old Australian pro tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis — earned Kyrgios a $10,000 fine. If Kyrgios acts up in a similar manner again, he'll earn an additional $25,000 fine and a 28-day suspension.<p>Many …

Tennis

Nine films to watch in September

BBC Culture picks nine films to see next month, including a brutal Mexican cartel drama, Johnny Depp as a gangster and the first of the Oscar contenders.

Kei Nishikori Imitates Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (VIDEO INSIDE)!

Did you know that <b>Kei Nishikori</b> was also a good entertainer? Normally shy in front of the camera, almost unease when put on the spotlight, the …

Health News | Latest Medical, Nutrition, Fitness News - ABC News - ABC News

Top tips for how to run without pain<p>What are the benefits of breastfeeding?<p>What this mom who discovered a lump while breastfeeding wants you to …

Health Care

The best optical illusions to bend your eyes and blow your mind – in pictures

Clive Gifford’s book Eye Benders: The Science of Seeing and Believing has just been crowned winner of the Royal Society Young People’s book prize 2014, which is judged by young people<p>Here Clive shares some his favourite optical illusions from the book

Roger Federer Talks Kicks: Nike Court Zoom Vapor AJ3

Author:<p>Greg Vernick<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>114<p>114<p>SHARES<p>This past Sunday, Roger Federer wore the black/cement edition of his Nike Court Zoom Vapor …

The Championships, Wimbledon 2018 - Official Site by IBM

Bill Simmons Fires Back At 'Mike And Mike' As ESPN Stars Trade Insults

ESPN's Bill Simmons will not sit quietly while being criticized by others at ESPN. In response to some harsh words from an ESPN colleague, Simmons went into attack mode himself on Twitter.<p>The inter-ESPN feuding began during the "Mike and Mike" radio show on Thursday, when co-host Mike Golic took a …

Why Zoning Out Is Good for You

Mindfulness is touted as the cure for all ills these days, but science shows that periods of mindlessness are needed to perform at your peak.<p>These days meditation and mindfulness more generally are often touted as the cure for all that ails the modern, stressed-out entrepreneur. Besides a host of …

Mindfulness

What Can Make You Happier, Increase Your Attention Span and Even Make You More Courageous?

Meditation.<p>I listed it as one of the 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. It can boost happiness.<p>Via Shawn Achor’s The Happiness …

Mindfulness

Now you can play 'Defender' and 900 other arcade classics in your browser

It seems like the Internet Archive was just getting started when it resurrected <i>WordStar</i> and <i>The Hobbit</i> from floppy-disk purgatory. Now, the latest additions to the Javascript MESS emulator are of the arcade variety. Specifically, games including <i>Defender</i>, <i>Mr. Do!, Zaxxon</i> and <i>Joust</i> are now playable in …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits

Wouldn't it be great if you could debug your brain as though it were bad code? We might not be able to reprogram ourselves, but we can use the …

America’s conspiracy mania: Why Ebola and 9/11 truthers reflect a tortured history | Salon.com

Hey, did you hear that President Obama purposefully allowed Ebola to enter the United States so America will be more like Africa?<p>That’s what conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly said earlier this month, after the first Ebola case reached our shores. In the darker corners of the Internet, others …

Diagnosing depression with an app: next-gen smartphone software studies what you say (and how you say it) to analyze mental health

Many smartphones use motion sensors to offer users feedback about their fitness and health, but a new generation of apps currently under development …

What Is Enlightenment? - Lion's Roar

For many of us, enlightenment is an inspiring but distant goal. Joan Sutherland explores what enlightenment is and isn’t and how we can actually …

Tsonga on massive Davis Cup final: ‘It’s a little scary’

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga admits there is a significant amount of pressure in playing for France against Switzerland in the Davis Cup final, which will be …

The Colbert Report Finale Date Revealed

Before the host moves on to The Late Show.<p>Take out your tissues, America -- Stephen Colbert has announced the air date of The Colbert Report's final …

Inside Tinder's Hookup Factory

Entering Tinder’s modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor point to a Castaways Casting Office, it’s not clear you’re …

Relationships

Milk: 11 reasons why it’s not such a superfood after all

New research shows that drinking three glasses of milk a day could be bad for your health. Here is what a pinta might be doing to you<p>Milk used to be touted as a health drink. Jam-packed with all the essential food groups as well as vitamins and minerals such as phosphorous and calcium, a glass of …

Nexus 6, Amazon Fire TV Stick and other stories you might've missed

Ready to catch up on all the juiciest tech news from the past seven days? Of course you are! Read on for all of our biggest highlights, including the Nexus 6, HP's 3D-scanning all-in-one, and the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Oh, and be sure to subscribe to our Flipboard magazine!<p>Gallery: Nexus 6, Amazon …

Break Down to Rise Up: Why Failure and Heartache Are Catalysts for Greatness

A few days ago, I was sitting in a café with one of my best friends. We're both owners of startups and consider ourselves to be solopreneurs (meaning entrepreneurs who work mostly on their own, without a team or staff members).<p>She, on the brink of tears, began telling me about the fact that she …

What If Meditation Isn’t Good for You?

The scholars and teachers responsible for the ‘mindfulness revolution’ gather for a landmark conference—and disagree about everything.<p>Mindfulness’s …

The silver lining: Federer targets World finals, Davis Cup assault

<b>PARIS:</b><p><b>Roger Federer believes his Paris Masters quarter-final exit will have little effect on his season-ending assault on the World Tour Finals and a</b> …

Tennis

Frenchmen Tsonga, Gasquet, Monfils, Simon selected for Davis Cup final

PARIS (AP) -- Despite their poor results at the Paris Masters, France captain Arnaud Clement is sticking with his regular players for the Davis Cup …

Can Meditation be Dangerous?

This is a story of Zen master, professor, poet, and essayist, Louis Nordstrom.<p>Over 35 years ago Louis renounced his tenure as a professor in …

How Do We Know What Reality Is?

Deepak Chopra continues the discussion pointing out that the objective validity of science requires a conscious subject, consciousness. We can’t know …

10 of the Best Android Apps From October 2014

From maps to micro-investments, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in October. Here we present you with our selection of some of the best newcomers from the past month.<p>HERE Maps<p>Nokia’s HERE maps is one of the four major global online mapping services, alongside Google, TomTom and …