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This 2-step, 10-minute exercise creates immediate self-awareness

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.

BERKELEY, Calif. — Many people have grown accustomed to talking to their smart devices, asking them to read a text, play a song or set an alarm. But someone else might be secretly talking to them, too.<p>Over the last two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that …

Artificial Intelligence

Thousands of Facebook ads bought by Russians to fool U.S. voters released by Congress

SAN FRANCISCO — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released thousands of Russian Facebook ads on Thursday, offering the public its first in-depth look at the troubling messages used to heighten tensions among Americans during and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election.<p>The release of …

Facebook Ads

If You Don't Love 1 of These 12 Foundations, We Give Up

As a makeup artist, every day I explain to my clients that foundation is not a one-size-fits-all product. It needs to be the right fit for your coverage needs and your skin type, should make your skin <i>better</i> after applied. And no matter the price, it should have the right ingredients that won't …

This 1 Practice Immediately Reduces Stress (and Improves Self-Awareness)

Give this a try next time you need to clear your head.<p>Some stress is good.<p>An appropriate amount of stress helps you achieve peak performance. It gives you the extra boost you need to overcome laziness and focus on the task at hand.<p>Take a job interview, for example. If you don't have any stress or …

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

Facebook Messenger rolls out mention alerts and message Reaction emoji

Group chat will get a bit less chaotic with the global rollout of two Facebook Messenger features it was previously testing in Vietnam.<p>Users can now @mention friends in a group chat to send them a special notification to reply to your message so they don’t miss it in a noisy thread. You just type …

Vudu can turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies, and all you need is a smartphone

Walmart-owned Vudu is taking yet another step to simplify its disc-to-digital program. Starting today, all you need to “convert” DVDs and Blu-rays collecting dust on your shelf into streaming digital movies you can watch anywhere is the case they came in and your smartphone. To be a little more …

Researchers Think They're Getting Closer to Making Spray-On Solar Cells a Reality

Imagine a future when solar cells can be sprayed or printed onto the windows of skyscrapers or atop sports utility vehicles -- and at prices …

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

The 5 Paint Colors That Will Make You Happiest

Just in time for spring!<p>The colors in your home can have a <i>huge</i> impact on your mood — particularly paint colors. The shade of your walls has been shown to affect emotions: There are certain shades that will bring you down, ones that will help you relax, ones that will suppress your appetite and a …

Alternative Medicine

Physicists Are at War Over the Discovery of "Metallic Hydrogen"

The bitter race for metallic hydrogen has been ongoing for 80 years.<p>A few weeks ago, inside a Massachusetts lab, a tiny speck of silver reflected …

Guided Meditation for Restful Sleep

This beautiful meditation for restful sleep will put you in a deep state of relaxation where you’ll learn to let go of all your thoughts, worries and …

Meditation

How to Build a Coffee Table with Just Two Tools, Make a Secret Compartment Shelf, Create Motion-Activated Bike Lighting & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Motion Activated Bike Lighting Prototype</b><p>Bob Clagett uses an Arduino 101 board to create a unique bike light. …

Slow Cookers Are the Breakfast Tool You Never Knew You Needed

You really should use your slow cooker more often, especially for making breakfast. I’m not talking to the slow cooker addicts out there, the ones …

Two-Ingredient Pizza Dough

This beyond-simple dough requires no yeast and no rising time. Just measure, mix, knead and roll out.<p>Put a pizza stone or inverted baking sheet on …

Scientists have figured out how to make wounds heal without scars

Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, just about everyone has a scar they wish would just fade away.<p>And while there's not a whole lot that can be done for scars that are already there, researchers have figured out …

University of California

THC Is Not What You Think It Is—Stop Talking About THC

THC Is Not What You Think It Is—Stop Talking About THC by Lester BlackI used to be a cook at a Bavarian lodge in the Rocky Mountains. The work was …

Cannabis

Font Family Set: Cartel Deux

We are sharing this beautiful font family set with lots of goodies as well by Firman Suci Ananda called: <b>Cartel Deux</b>. It’s a lovely typographic set …

Mark Hamill Reading Donald Trump's Tweets As The Joker Is Terrifying

Even Batman would be freaked out.<p>Mark Hamill has reprised his iconic role as the Joker in the most terrifying way possible.<p>Egged on by Patton Oswalt's brother Matt, the <i>Star Wars</i> legend has covered one of president-elect Donald Trump's Tweets in the voice of Batman's nemesis, who he has played …

Rex Tillerson's confirmation hearing is today — here's how his company, ExxonMobil, could benefit from a Trump presidency

The report, titled "How Exxon Won the 2016 Election," details how the energy and environmental policies of Trump's Cabinet picks could benefit Exxon, the eighth-largest company in the world and the largest of the world's six Big Oil companies.<p>The CEO of Exxon and Trump's pick for secretary of …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Donald Trump Cabinet Tracker

The Senate confirmed Robert Wilkie to serve as secretary of veterans affairs on a vote of 86-9. He replaces David Shulkin, who was fired in March.<p><i>Updated on July 23 at 7:04 p.m. ET</i><p>President Trump has a new secretary of veterans affairs, nearly four months after he fired his first one.<p>The Senate on …

Donald Trump

Your Mind Is Your Religion: Lama Yeshe on practice

When I talk about mind, I’m not just talking about my mind, my trip. I’m talking about the mind of each and every universal living being. The way we …

Meditation

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…