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New Mirrored Infinity Room Immerses Viewers in Mesmerizing World of Endless Reflections

With a prolific career dating back to the mid-20th century, New York-based artist Lucas Samaras has gained renown for his work in painting, sculpture, photography, and performance art. Born in Greece in 1936, Samaras has been the subject of seven major career retrospectives and more than …

Art

Opinion: ‘Good news’ about living in peace on a dying planet

Yes, our home planet is dying. Good news? You bet. The Guardian headline: “Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable.” Yes, unstoppable. …

Burgers

A scientist who studies psychopaths found out he was one by accident — and it completely changed his life

A neuroscientist at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Fallon (not to be confused with Jimmy Fallon, the popular TV host) first began studying the brains of murderers, rapists, and other criminals in the mid-1990s, when his university got its first PET brain-imaging machine. But he didn't start …

12 signs America is on the decline

America is declining, in large and important measures, yet policymakers aren’t paying attention. So argues a new academic paper, pulling together …

8 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your phone.<p>We checked out the Quora thread, "What are the really small things that tell a lot about a person's psychology and personality?," and highlighted some of the most …

An Italian yacht company collaborated with Rolls-Royce to create this incredible 125-foot superyacht

The second ship to be added to the 142-year-old company's new flagship Fast Displacement line, the yacht is a smaller sibling to the Benetti Veloce 140 introduced last year.<p>Designed by Stefano Righini and constructed from composite and carbon at Benetti's boatyard in Viareggio, Italy, the 125-foot …

Warren Buffett $2.8 Billion Donation Gets Supersized -- By Taxpayers

Uber-billionaire Warren Buffett has just donated more than $2.8 <i>billion</i> to charity. How one arrives at this figure involves some math, and also tax considerations. He made the donation by transfering 20.64 million Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares. The announcement was made on the company’s website. …

Finance

Winter Is Coming: Earth Approaching 'Mini Ice Age' In 15 Years, Solar Cycle Study Suggests

Earth is facing the prospect of a 'mini ice age' this century, with our sun's activity projected to fall 60 percent in the 2030s, British …

Pentagon Concludes America Is Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World. US Plans War against Russia. | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The Pentagon has released its “National Military Strategy of the United States of America 2015,” June 2015.</i> …

The Simpsons at 30: the 40 funniest quotes

Homeless boy using McDonald’s light to do homework proves inspirational

Picture of homeless boy forced to do his homework on a pavement in the Philippines goes viral<p>An image of a homeless boy who used light from a McDonald’s restaurant in the Philippines to do his homework has gone viral on social media with many saying he had inspired them.<p>Daniel Cabrera was spotted …

The Ivy Lee Method: The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world. <br>Schwab was the president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, the largest …

Time Management

4 Key Parenting Lessons I Learned From My Unusual Childhood

I had an unusual childhood.<p>I was raised mostly by my father -- my mother was rarely home. She worked full-time and got a PhD and law degree while my sister and I were growing up. My father, as a college professor, had a more flexible schedule, so he did the day-to-day tasks of parenting. In and of …

78 years ago, a journalist who studied 500 millionaires realized something about relationships that is just as relevant today

He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years, and his research culminated in the 1937 bestseller "Think and Grow Rich," which shares what he calls the "money-making secret" in 13 principles.<p>His 10th principle — "the mystery of sex transmutation" — suggests that love, romance, and …

America's top colleges assigned these books to freshmen

The book choices this year range from personal essays to classic fiction, hitting topics that include race, climate change, and sexuality.<p>While students will get to enjoy the books over the summer, at most colleges they're expected to come to campus ready to debate and analyze the book alongside …

21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to multitask or focusing too much on unimportant details.<p>Montreal-based designer and author Étienne Garbugli has struggled with all of that. As he's gotten older, he's learned how to manage his time and workload more effectively and has analyzed …

An extra period in the Declaration of Independence might change our understanding of government

But the document's official transcript, produced by the National Archives, might contain a significant error — an extra period right in the middle of one of the most significant sentences, The New York Times reports.<p>A quick Google search for the text will show that many websites and organizations …

Rights & Freedoms

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

But What Does the Bible Say?

Now that the Supreme Court has issued its sweeping ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, we can expect an avalanche of commentary, analysis, and …

Theology

SCALIA: The Supreme Court is a 'threat to American democracy'

In a strongly worded dissent, the conservative justice wrote that he did not care that gay marriage was now legal, but he said that the court's ability to make this decision represented a threat to democracy.<p>"I write separately to call attention to this Court's threat to American democracy," Scalia …

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says humans will be robots' pets

Apple’s early-adopting, outspoken co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks humans will be fine if robots take over the world because we’ll just become their pets.<p>After previously stating that a robotic future powered by artificial intelligence (AI) would be “scary and very bad for people” and that robots …

Singularity

Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

Privacy campaigners and open source developers are up in arms over the secret installing of Google software which is capable of listening in on conversations held in front of a computer.<p>First spotted by open source developers, the Chromium browser – the open source basis for Google’s Chrome – began …

Privacy

This Gates-Funded Toilet Of The Future Is Built So Anyone Can Repair It

Caltech is creating a cheap, safe, and clean toilet for the 2 billion people who still lack sanitation. But building a cool product is really the easy part.<p>There’s no point to developing fancy new technology for the developing world if you don’t have a plan to maintain it. History is filled with …

Developing Countries

Out of control vaping makes Hawaii raise smoking age to 21

Becomes first state in US with smoking limit of 21<p>Hawaii is the first state in the US to raise its smoking age to 21, a measure that was signed into law on Friday and will become effective January 1st. The law bans the sale of cigarettes and e-cigarettes to anyone under 21; it also bans their …

New Pyramid Found on Mars Joins a Growing List

A photo taken by the Mars Curiosity Rover in May 2015 shows what appears to be a small pyramid on the planet’s surface. This isn’t the first pyramid …

Expect your Amazon deliveries within 30 minutes via drones next year

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eCommerce

The latest on church shooting: Survivor played dead

10:45 p.m.<p>Felecia Sanders says she survived a shooting massacre at a historic black church in Charleston by playing dead as she lay on top of her …

South Carolina