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Good Enough: Dismantling the Myth of Self-Improvement

There's a theme that's been coming up in an awful lot of my conversations with friends lately: the idea that the things we're doing at present in our lives are somehow tantamount to 'finding' ourselves, or 'becoming' whatever it is that will enable us to live our most authentic lives.<p>In other …

Trail Running

13 Signs Of A Toxic Parent That Many People Don't Realize

Most parents genuinely do their best to provide their children with a happy and healthy upbringing, but even these individuals can accidentally make …

7 Industries Born to Fuel Entrepreneurship

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With so much competition in the field today, being an entrepreneur has never been harder. Only the best ideas thrive and turn into growing, successful businesses. Yet entrepreneurs also have more opportunities than ever before to compete …

Small Business

There is something extraordinary happening in the world

Most of us haven’t quite realized there is something extraordinary happening.<p>A few months ago I freed myself from standard-procedure society, I broke …

Ancient Civilization

11 Best Lines Steve Jobs Used in an Interview | Inc.com

For anyone seeking inspiration, motivation, or perspective, you just can't do better than Steve Jobs. Though he died relatively young and built both his fame and his fortune from making consumer electronics, Jobs casts a very long shadow. That's in part because of the iconic products he made and …

Babe Ruth

Radiation superflares make Earth-like planet uninhabitable, research suggests

Kepler 438b, hailed as most habitable planet beyond our solar system, is regularly blasted with enough radiation to strip away its atmosphere<p>It was hailed as the most habitable planet ever found beyond the solar system. But now the distant world of Kepler 438b has started to look decidedly less …

Universe

I'm Going to Tell You About the Most Successful Person I Know

Lets call him "Pat". That's not his name, but close. I don't want to embarrass him, although I am 99.99% sure he won't be embarrassed even if I mention him.<p>I met him in 1999. He was the number two guy at the largest investment bank in the world. He wanted to invest in my next company. Here's what …

Time I

Making a Choice: Is the Universe Mental or Physical?

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas Kafatos, PhD, Bernardo Kastrup, PhD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD<p>Science often makes strides by contradicting what we take for granted, and the biggest thing everyone takes for granted is the physical world. Our senses wrap themselves around tangible objects so naturally that …

Magic

Over a thousand years ago, the sun exploded — and changed life on Earth forever

Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Whatever it was, it subtly altered the chemistry of our planet's atmosphere, creating trace amounts of radioactive elements like chlorine-36, beryllium-10, and carbon-14.<p>And those provide the clue to what the event was: Those …

Magnetism

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Paul Allen's Latest Surprising Revelation About The Human Brain

Scientists at the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science—backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen—have spent more than a decade building an intricate map of the human brain. Today they announced the latest major discoveries from that effort, and even they were surprised by what they …

Neurophilosophy

Earth stole water and more from the young Moon

Earth may have stolen away water that would otherwise have gone to the moon.<p>New research suggests that after the impact that formed the Earth and its moon, our planet may have snatched up easily vaporized material known as volatiles, including water and other molecules. As the newly formed moon …

Why this serial entrepreneur finally went back to school

Nicholas Reichenbach believes in letting the ideas flow.<p>A self-described serial entrepreneur, he has managed to launch a steady stream of diverse and successful businesses, from gaming software to bottled spring water, by letting his creative juices move in different directions at once.<p>“I like …

8 Things Will Happen When You Start Wearing Glasses Instead Of Contact Lens

Wearing glasses has not always been a popular fashion decision. Remember the old adage, “Boys don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses.” …

3D printing may be cool – but also toxic, study warns

Relatively cheap but extremely useful, 3D printing can produce almost everything from toys to real implants. However, new research shows the …

MIT’s experimental 3D-printed sneaker shape-shifts to fit your foot

At the moment, 3D printing is still mostly about experimentation. While it hasn’t quite taken off to revolutionize the way consumer products are made just yet, it does offer a lot of exciting, innovative ideas, especially in the realm of sneakers.<p>MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, a group focused on research …

3D Printing

Transparent solar cells are here, but they won't see the light of day for years

Imagine a world where every pane of glass on the planet – from the screen on your smartphone to the windows on your house – was a solar panel capable …

Clean Energy

Robot taught to navigate with simulated brain cells

A robot has been taught to navigate using simulated neural cells.<p>A team at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) in Singapore found …

Everything I ever knew or said about green sustainable design was probably wrong

The drawing above, or some version of it, has been part of every sustainable design class since about 1970: have lots of south facing windows …

Architecture

Ten Haunting Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

<i>Mugshot of Albert Fish, 1903 | Image: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Documentary film is my favorite genre, and the linked list of ten …

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Sunrise in the WEST: Scientists warn North could be SOUTH as Earth's magnetic poles SWITCH

GETTYThe sun could rise in the west<p>Climate researchers believe we are heading towards a reversal of the planet's magnetic field, which some fear will …

Earth Science

Physicists say energy can be teleported ‘without a limit of distance’

A team of physicists has proposed a way of teleporting energy over long distances. The technique, which is purely theoretical at this point, takes …

The solar wind breaks through the Earth's magnetic field

Space is not empty. A wind of charged particles blows outwards from the Sun, carrying a magnetic field with it. Sometimes this solar wind can break …

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

For those unfamiliar, Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million square-foot Gigafactory as a way to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transportation."<p>The first Gigafactory, located outside Sparks, Nevada, is an ambitious manufacturing facility that plans to build the batteries for …

Tesla

What you Probably Didn’t Know about How your Eyes See - OpenMind

«What the eye doesn’t see and the mind doesn’t know, doesn’t exist,» said <b>D. H. Lawrence</b>. And he was right, because vision is the result of teamwork …

The Brain

The 55 Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept that it’s …