Rob Stewart

321 Flips | 9 Magazines | 37 Likes | 1 Following | 8 Followers | @RobStewart3f3i | Keep up with Rob Stewart on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Rob Stewart”

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Entertainment

5 Awesome (And Affordable) Alternatives To Apple Products

<i>This piece was written by the people who run the</i> <i>Cracked Store</i> <i>to tell you about products that are being sold there.</i><p>Apple makes some neat devices and …

MacBook Pro

The secret to an ageless body (and how to get fitter after 40)

The middle-aged spread, a snail’s-pace metabolism and declining muscle tone once seemed like inevitable waymarkers of the midlife years.<p>But now they …

Exercise

How Aristotle is the perfect happiness guru

Happiness is not a state as far as Aristotle is concerned, it’s an activity, says Professor Edith Hall, and you just have to decide to become happier<p>You’ve got the Headspace app, know your downward dog from your black dog, and once read something by Freud, so what can a guy who lived 23 centuries …

Happiness

Kyogen Carlson Roshi, “Notes on Zazen Practice”

I’ve been thinking about the various comments about Zen meditation I’ve seen around the inter webs. Some of those comments are quite helpful. Some …

A Zen Master Explains Why It’s Useless To Try To “Silence The Mind”

Have you ever tried to “silence the mind” in order to achieve peace and tranquility?<br>It’s very common advice from mindfulness practitioners to quieten …

How Baking Soda Can Improve Athletic Performance

Baking soda otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO₃) is a popular chemical compound. Sodium bicarbonate is a well-known leavening agent for …

Exercise

I tried the new TRX Home2—here’s how to get the most out of it

I got my first TRX about five years ago when the suspension trainer was just starting to turn up *everywhere* and becoming the go-to piece of …

I'm a millionaire who creates zero jobs. Why do I pay less tax than you? | Morris Pearl

Our tax code is deliberately designed to reward money over work, and the corporate tax cut financially rewards companies for moving money and jobs overseas<p>In 2013, just a few years after the 2008 financial crisis, I was part of BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory Group working for the Greek …

Financial Markets

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.<p>The new research was spurred by the discovery in 2016 of the first …

Pollution

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Description<p>Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy(MBCT), an empirically supported approach that combines aspects of cognitive behavior therapy with …

Mindfulness

25 Quotes About Mindfulness That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

For most of us, multitasking has become a way of life. We are expected to do it all, know it all, and always be 10 steps ahead. But are we actually doing ourselves a disservice by constantly running on autopilot? What are we missing out on? The concept of mindfulness focuses on bringing your full …

Mindfulness

I grew basil and lettuce using this indoor smart garden — and the process was truly effortless

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Click & Grow<p>Though I personally don't possess a green thumb, I've always envied those who do successfully nurture their plants. …

"Game-changing" synthesized antibiotic successfully treats infections for the first time

Back in 2015, a team of scientists discovered an exciting new antibiotic called teixobactin. Now an international team of researchers has, for the …

Robert Wright on Why Buddhism is True

Please Support The Show with a Donation Robert Wright is an author and a scholar. His most recent book, Why Buddhism is True, is an analytical look …

The Number of Cardio and Weightlifting Sessions a Beachbody Trainer Recommends Each Week

Whatever your goal is — weight loss, muscle gain, or overall health — one thing we have to decide each week is how many times to work out. The next question after that is how many cardio and strength-training sessions you should do each week. We talked to Joel Freeman, Beachbody Super Trainer and …

Exercise

Chinese researchers discovered an agricultural miracle that could feed the planet without destroying it

The study was mammoth. It cost $54 million, and involved some 1,000 researchers and 65,000 local bureaucrats. But academics around the globe are calling the results an agricultural miracle.<p>The project already saved Chinese farmers more than $12.2 billion over 10 years, and in the process may have …

Farming

The Best Home-Based Tools for Self Myofascial Release

Self-myofascial release sounds like a complicated subject, doesn't it? And while everything that has to do with the body can get pretty complicated, …

Massage Therapy

China's War on Pollution Will Change the World

China’s War on Pollution Will Change the World<p>By Jeff KearnsJeff Kearns, Hannah DormidoHannah Dormido and Alyssa McDonaldAlyssa McDonald<p>China is …

With 200,000 laser dots, this glass orb puts the Milky Way on your desk

In late 2016, Clemens Steffin launched a “Universe in a Sphere” project on Kickstarter. A bit like the memorable scene in <i>Men in Black</i> in which it’s …

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …

Ikigai

The Positive Psychology Field

Positive psychology is one of the newest branches of psychology to emerge. This particular area of psychology focuses on how to help human beings …

Meditating on Your Death Could Make You Happier

Try this death meditation to feel a little happier about life.<p>I was 26. I watched my fair complexion darken to grey, then black. The flesh fell off my skin in damp patches that were absorbed into the earth. Then I was bone. Those, too, deteriorated to fine grains that were picked up my the wind. …

How to Prime Your Brain to Be Happy

Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>If college is supposed to be a carefree, jolly, hedonistic four-year romp, someone forgot to tell the students at Yale. (Which …

10 essential yoga poses for beginners

For some reason, in the last decade, yoga – in all its bizarre forms (hot, cold, with beer and even, goats) – has become a go-to workout for fitness fanatics. It has transformed from being a workout you might do once a week wearing slouchy tracksuit bottoms to an exemplary physical and spiritual …

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

Zeeq Smart Pillow

ZEEQ Smart Pillow combines personal audio sound, sleep tracking and snoring solution technology for the most soothing, restful night of sleep …

The road to wisdom runs through hardship, study finds

How does somebody become wise? A plethora of writers and philosophers has tried to answer that question. Now, research gives the answer, and the …

How To Meditate While Walking, Because You Don't Actually Have To Just Sit Still

When someone tells you to meditate, what does that bring to mind? For me, it's first and foremost the rather cliché image of a person sitting on a …

Meditation