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Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

Self-help

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

'A political volcano just erupted': is the US on the brink of the next Watergate?

As Trump threatens to fire Mueller, a journalist who was reporting during Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre reads the warning signs<p>Ever since the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, the golden rule for presidents under investigation by a special prosecutor or special counsel has been that the president …

Donald Trump

How To Actually Deal With Intrusive Thoughts, According To Experts

Ever lie awake at night and surprise yourself with a thought that you just can't shake? Dealing with stressful thoughtscan feel super isolating, but …

Mental Health

Wide Field Imager view of a Milky Way look-alike, NGC 6744

Cosmology

The One Router Setting Everyone Should Change (But No One Does)

The vast majority of home Wi-Fi users don't know the first thing about keeping their routers secure, a new survey finds.<p>Eighty-two percent of 2,205 …

Wi-Fi

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

Local media struggle to hold Sinclair accountable

Getty/William Thomas Cain Sinclair Broadcast Group’s stations are under renewed scrutiny following Deadspin’s release of a montage of anchors reading …

Head-Banging Gopher Tortoise Shows Why The Species Matters

On Gopher Tortoise Day, the charismatic reptile sheds light on an animal crucial to the ecosystem of the southeastern U.S.<p>While tucked away in her South Florida burrow, Grumpy Gertrude is ready to ram anyone who approaches too closely—including the biologists who study her.<p>The 14-year-old gopher …

Zoology

Before Their Diaspora

Jerusalem: Allah's Choice<p><i>"The choice of Allah of all his lands is Jerusalem . . . the dew which descends upon Jerusalem is a remedy from every</i> …

LSD Gives Congenitally Blind 'Rock Star' Synesthesia-Like Hallucinations

'Every time I did acid, I experienced something new and spectacular.'<p>A person with naturally occurring synesthesia experiences the sensory world in …

Consciousness

This Stunning Video on The History of Time Will Make You Have Feelings About The Entire Universe

You need to see this.<p>Although we use it every day, time is complicated.<p>When we break it up into small pieces, most people are pretty good at …

Universe

Bad Omen for Markets From First Signs of Yield Curve Inversion

The forward curve of a closely watched proxy for the Federal Reserve’s policy rate has slightly inverted, signaling investors are either pricing in a …

Stock Markets

An Open Letter To B. Alan Wallace - Mandala Publications

Dear Alan,<p>I have read your piece “<i>Distorted Visions of Buddhism: Agnostic and Atheist</i>,” which appeared in the previous issue of <i>Mandala</i>. While I …

Spirituality

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

How quantum mechanics defies our sense of logic

<i>Margaret Wertheim is a science writer and author of “The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet,” and “Physics on the Fringe.”</i><p>‘I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics,” wrote Richard Feynman in 1965, the year he was awarded the Nobel …

Quantum Mechanics

How Can You Tell Someone Is a True Leader? Look for 1 Skill That Makes Bosses Cringe

This superhuman skill is foundational for effective communication.<p>Robert K. Greenleaf, the founder of the modern servant leadership movement, once said: "Don't assume, because you are intelligent, able, and well-motivated, that you are open to communication, that you know how to listen."<p>Is that an …

Employment

No longer muzzled, Shulkin takes on Trump’s White House

The fired Veterans Affairs secretary claims he was politically knifed: ‘It should not be this hard to serve your country.’<p>Ousted Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is going down swinging.<p>Instead of disappearing into obscurity like others who were summarily fired by President Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

Meditating Every Day and What to Do When You Don’t

<b>We strive for consistency, but life itself is often inconsistent</b>. The sun rises consistently, yet we have droughts where there is no rain for weeks. …

Meditation

China's falling space station: See the best Tiangong-1 views

Our latest fascinating looks at the tumbling Chinese space station Tiangong-1 come from astronomers and an advanced radar system.<p>We're now counting down the hours until China's out-of-control space station Tiangong-1 enters the Earth's atmosphere, likely this weekend. It may or may not completely …

Space Exploration

A Young Steve Jobs Once Gave This Priceless Leadership Lesson. Here It Is in a Few Sentences

A pre-black turtleneck era Jobs defines the essence of great leadership.<p>A YouTube video that is circulating the internet shows a young and brash Steve Jobs candidly describing his feelings about management and hiring. It's a bit comical to hear him lambasting the idea of having professional …

Leadership

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

National Parks

7 Compelling Reasons to Have More Sex

Everyone knows that, along with eating chocolate and drinking wine, having sex is one of the best things you can do for your health…<p>In all …

Immune System

Study overturns age-old theory of brain learning

For decades, scientists thought that learning occurs in synapses, or the numerous junctions between brain cells. But now, a new study proposes that …

Neuroscience

The After-Effects of Awakening

As a psychologist, I have been studying what I call "awakening experiences" for a decade, and have recently published (with a co-author) a new study …

Spirituality

Master Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh reveals the brutal truth about happiness in less than 2 lines

We’ve all asked the question, “what is happiness?”<p>Is it a feeling? Having stable circumstances in life? Or is it something that’s deeply personal and …

Meditation

The Worst Government Possible, on Purpose

The disastrous Betsy DeVos interview shows how much America is now on its own<p>I worry less about Kim Jong-Un than I do Betsy DeVos. The North Korean …

Education

When the late Stephen Hawking warned that one of Buddhism’s “Three Poisons” threatened us all

The brilliant physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, inspiration and author of so many important works, died today at 76.The post When the late …

Spirituality

Rex Tillerson: I Hope Trump Finds Out He’s Impeached on Twitter

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a freewheeling conversation with reporters after his departure from the State Department on Tuesday, Rex Tillerson said that he “really hopes” that Donald Trump finds out that he is being impeached on Twitter.<p>“I mean, the way I see it playing out, he’s up at 3 …

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media