Roe Persaud

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A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

<b>Après moi, le déluge</b><p>~ King Louis XV of France<p><b>A hard rain's a-gonna fall</b><p>~ Bob Dylan (the first)<p>As the Federal Reserve kicked off its second round of …

Interest Rates

Chinese defend Einstein's portrait of their people as 'filthy' and 'obtuse'

Chinese internet users have defended Albert Einstein’s recently published travel diaries in which the physicist calls the Chinese “industrious, filthy people.”<p>Portions of the diaries from his travels in Asia in the 1920s were posted online this week and their content surprised Einstein …

Albert Einstein

12 of the Most Scenic Train Rides in the World

Train travel has seen a resurgence in popularity over recent years, and for good reason. Not only is it eco-friendly and often cheaper than flying, …

Trains

We've designed a 'flux capacitor', but it won't take us Back to the Future

The technology that allowed Marty McFly to travel back in time in the 1985 movie Back to the Future was the mythical flux capacitor, designed by …

Physics

This Crazy, Cheap Technology Can Turn Carbon Dioxide into Fuel

Scientists are working on a new method for creating carbon-neutral fuel that sounds like science fiction.<p>It sounds a bit like an environmental dream: a factory that sucks carbon dioxide from the air itself (cheaply, too), and converts it into fuel that can be used for cars and planes. But it's an …

Carbon Dioxide

3 totally healthy desserts you should be eating tonight

Ella Woodward—AKA Deliciously Ella—is a name you might know from Instagram. The healthy London food phenom makes blending smoothies and whipping up …

Healthy Eating

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

European Travel

Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain

Creator of a breakthrough compression algorithm fights to keep it patent-free.<p>When Jarek Duda invented an important new compression technique called …

Deep Learning

We Compared Life Expectancy in All 50 States to Countries Around the World. The Results Are Truly Stunning

If you live in Mississippi, you have the same life expectancy as someone in Bangladesh.<p>What's the difference between living in Minnesota and living in Mississippi? About seven years.<p>It sounds like some kind of weird joke, but according to a new study, it's no laughing matter. That's because there's …

World Health Organization

3 Ways to Benefit from a Roth IRA Under New Tax Law, Including a ‘Mega Backdoor Roth’

The tax benefits to Roth IRAs have always been enticing, but now they're even more attractive. Even if you think you make too much to take advantage, …

Retirement

Only one more state needs to pass the Equal Rights Amendment to finally get it ratified. Here are the 13 that haven't

<b>(CNN) —</b> This week Illinois lawmakers approved the Equal Rights Amendment, a long-proposed addition to the United States Constitution that would ensure equal rights to all Americans regardless of sex.<p>You would think that 230 years after ratifying its Constitution, the US would have some sort of …

Civil Rights

Men Masturbate More Than Women, Survey After Survey Finds, But It Has Nothing To Do With Sex Drive

Before I got out of bed this morning, I masturbated. Three times. That's right; I started my day off with three fantastic orgasms. It wasn't because …

Sexual Health

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

Roads

12 foods to eat when you're craving carbs but trying to lose weight

1/<p>Acorn Squash<p>Besides serving up a third of the day's fiber, a 1-cup serving of this highly nutritious, naturally sweet veggie contains 30 percent of …

Nutrition

Want to Be a Better Thinker? Science Says Add This Basic Thing to Your Life

Forming one new habit and sticking with it could sharpen your cerebral skills.<p>If you want to be able to think fast on stay on your toes mentally, one of the keys may be physically spending time on your feet.<p>A new review of existing research into connections between regular exercise and thinking and …

The Brain

Vitamins and antioxidants: some supplements linked to increased risk of death

Not only are vitamin and mineral supplements a waste of money, they can in some instances actually harm the body, an international study has concluded.<p>Researchers at the University of Toronto conducted a meta-analysis of all published randomised controlled trials that looked at the effects of …

Holistic Medicine

A Physicist Has Proposed a Grim Explanation For Why We Never See Aliens

The fault in our stars.<p>The Universe is so unimaginably big, and it's positively teeming with an almost infinite supply of potentially life-giving …

Universe

12 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

If you're committing any of these blunders, you can end up with tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars less in retirement. Here are 12 errors you …

Retirement

The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

POLITICAL THEORY - Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau

The reading brain (why your brain needs you to read every day)

Reading puts your brain to work.<p>Reading is to the mind what exercise is to your body.<p>It gives us freedom to roam the expanse of space, time, history, …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Weight Loss Routines Stop Working in Your 40s — and 8 Fixes That’ll Help

Most women aren't aware of the real changes that come after 40.<p>It sneaks up on you. You feel like your normal self and then, one day, you notice that …

Exercise

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Self-help

The six proven ways to prevent dementia according to science

Challenging yourself, taking aspirin and drinking champagne: The six proven ways to prevent dementia according to science<p><b>This week is Dementia Action</b> …

Dementia

Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death, study says

Many people complain they do not get enough sleep, and it seems they are right to be concerned. Researchers have found that adults under the age of 65 who get five or fewer hours of sleep for seven days a week have a higher risk of death than those who consistently get six or seven hours’ …

Sleep

7 Myths About Passive Income You Can't Afford to Believe

All entrepreneurs seek passive income. What only a few know, however, is how to separate fact from fiction.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wouldn't it be great to earn money while you're relaxing on the beach?<p>Few concepts are more appealing than passive …

Small Business

Lonely Planet Editors Agree: These Are the 5 Best Places to Visit in Europe

Summer is fast approaching and if you've been thinking about going on vacation in Europe, Lonely Planet has done the hard work for you. The travel …

European Travel

Stop rinsing your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, experts say

If you regularly use the dishwasher, you probably have a pretty simple routine that you follow: Wash plates and utensils to remove chunks of food …

Cleaning

An Advanced Civilization Could Have Ruled Earth Millions of Years Ago, Says the Silurian Hypothesis

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Ancient Civilization

Here's What Americans Say it Takes to Be Financially Comfortable - and How You Can Get There

It's not a small number, but it's attainable nonetheless.<p>Most Americans today live paycheck to paycheck, with 57% of workers having less than $1,000 …

Retirement