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5 Simple Habits That Guarantee Rapid Progress Towards Your Goals

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”<p>-Benjamin Franklin<p>We all …

Motivation

The Pentagon Wants To Bomb The Hell Out Of This Tiny Pacific Island

<b>This Is Pagan Island</b><p>Pagan island is a biologically diverse, 10-mile-long island anchored by two volcanoes in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, an independent government associated with the United States.<p>The island, nearly three-quarters of the way to the Philippines from Hawaii, is …

10 Steps For Success: Applying The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

Here are 10 "brain hack" steps for success that you can take to create your version of a happy life.

Motivation

'Another Earth' Film Grounded In Cutting-Edge Physics

In a film entitled "Another Earth" that hits theaters in limited release July 22, a planet practically identical to our own appears in the sky. …

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

13 Facts About 18th Century French Fashion

In Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell’s new book, <i>Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette</i>, the author dives into the world of …

7 Lessons You Need to Learn When Writing Your Book

Ever wanted to write a book? Do you have an unfinished opus about your expertise sitting on your laptop? How about the next Harry Potter or crime thriller?<p>When I was six, I wrote an elaborate children's story about a family of mice who vacation at Disneyworld. I detailed their quaint village, their …

‘Damn Simple' Tiny House Costs Just $1,200 To Build Yourself

(Photo Credit: Relaxshacks)<p>If you thought you could <i>never</i> live in a tiny house, think again.<p>This tiny A-frame cabin is just 80 square feet at its base, but it packs a totally livable punch. Inside, there’s a bed, storage space, sink, mini-fridge and overhead loft. Open up the roof extension, and …

What People Around the World Dream About

An atlas of the subconscious, from Tijuana to Reykjavik<p>The first thing I learned is: Everybody flies.<p>Consider the surly taxi driver I met in Ukraine who, when asked what he dreamed of at night, responded, “I jump and then I fly—higher than the trees, higher than the trolley wires.”<p>“I think when I …

Charlie Chaplin

9 basic photography mistakes (and how to fix them)

Learn how to solve some common photography problems that beginners often come across.<p>Every photographer makes mistakes when taking photos. Here are some tips to help identify and solve common issues that beginners may come across.<p>Wonky horizon<p>You're in position watching an amazing sunset and …

Ray Bradbury on Storytelling, Friendship, and Why He Never Learned to Drive: A Lost Vintage Interview, Found and Animated

“You write to please yourself. You write for the joy of writing. And then your public reads you and it begins to gather around.”<p>In the fall of 2012, Lisa Potts discovered a cassette tape behind her dresser. On it was a long-lost interview she had conducted with <b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, …

Feeling Stressed? This Mindfulness Website Will Help Put Your Problems In Perspective In Just 60 Seconds

Having one of those days when it feels like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? A new website has a brilliantly simple …

Mindfulness

Our Microbes, Ourselves: How the Trillions of Tiny Organisms Living Inside Us Are Redefining What It Means to Be Human

“You are mostly not you… We are not individuals; we are ecosystems.”<p>Being alone may be the central anxiety of our time but, as it turns out, you are never really alone — at least in a biological sense: Every single cell of you — that is, every cell made of human DNA — is kept company by ten cells …

Physicists Rediscover Sheldrake's Morphic Fields ... and my Morphic Pilot Wave ...

Today Damien Broderick pointed out to me an Edge interview with physicist Lee Smolin, which led me to a fascinating article by Smolin titled …

Paranormal Phenomena, Nonlocal Mind and Reincarnation Machines

<b>How I Came to Accept the Paranormal</b><p>While I’m generally an extremely stubborn person, my opinion has radically changed on some topics over the years. …

Plant a Secret Survival Garden - Doomsday Preppers Article

Imagine a garden that takes up very little space, but grows five times more food per square inch than a traditional garden. A garden that you plant once in your lifetime, but provides food for 30 years without any fertilization, pesticides, or weeding... and it's all disguised to look like …

Gardening

Archaeologists Uncover A Colossal Pyramid Belonging To An Antediluvian Civilization In Romania

More archaeologists believe to have found a colossal 300-meters-tall pyramid in Romania dating back tens of thousands of years.<p>An intriguing mound …

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …

Meditation

Art & Crafts

In the art world annum that was, things came up crafty. Ceramics and textiles have been the rage ever since the Whitney Biennial in March—there is even some weaving-like work, by Dianna Molzan, in <i>The Forever Now,</i> MoMA’s major of-the-moment survey of painting, opening this weekend. But as a reminder …

What It Takes to Go From Dead Broke to 6 Figures in 6 Months

Leading Authority for Young Entrepreneurs<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As entrepreneurs we know life is often a roller coaster with lots of uncertainty and chaos. When you’re in the struggle, it’s tough to see a clear path to success, but it’s crucial to let your …

Entrepreneurship