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This Windows file may be secretly hoarding your passwords and emails

A little-known Windows feature will create a file that stores text extracted from all the emails and plaintext-files found on your PC, which …

Online Privacy

A Mindful Breath-Counting Practice for Teens and Tweens

As a parent, your job is to prepare your child for the road ahead, rather than endlessly (and impossibly) trying to fix the road itself. You can’t …

Mindfulness

Everything Human Is Natural

Man is as much attached to nature as a tree, and though he walks freely on two legs and is not rooted in the soil, he is by no means a …

Alan Watts

Unstuffed Cabbage Casserole

Ingredients<p>Cooking spray<p>1<p>large head cabbage, roughly chopped<p>2 tbsp.<p>extra-virgin olive oil<p>1<p>large onion, chopped<p>3<p>cloves garlic, minced<p>1 lb.<p>ground beef<p>2 …

Recipes

Meet The Four-Dimensional Numbers That Led to Modern Algebra

Imagine winding the hour hand of a clock back from 3 o’clock to noon. Mathematicians have long known how to describe this rotation as a simple …

Mathematics

The No BS Guide to Eliminating Stress

You know the feeling. Your ears grow hot. Your heart beats against your brain. All saliva evaporates from your mouth. You can’t focus. You can’t …

SNS

Create Your Own Happiness Today

I met a guy named Ryan at ‘Backyard Brew‘ in Palo Alto, and was super inspired by him — he taught me this concept of the ‘straight line’: directly do …

Happiness

A Buddhist goddess

Before this, the only goddess who was very prominent in Buddhist literature was Shri or the Goddess of fortune, clearly included within the Buddhist …

Spirituality

Why Trump Supporters Believe He Is Not Corrupt

What the president’s supporters fear most isn’t the corruption of American law, but the corruption of America’s traditional identity.<p>On Wednesday morning, the lead story on FoxNews.com was not Michael Cohen’s admission that Donald Trump had instructed him to violate campaign-finance laws by paying …

Donald Trump

11 ways smart people deal with uncertainty

Our brains are hardwired to make much of modern life difficult. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with uncertainty. On the bright …

Emotional Intelligence

Emptiness as the fundamental principle of Design Thinking

The purpose of this article is to discuss <b>Emptiness</b>, as the profound principle of Design Thinking — a popular method allowing humankind to solve …

9 Podcasts for Road Trips That Are So Addictive You Just Might Miss Your Exit

Consider this a public service announcement: It's not too late to take a summer road trip. Whether you have your sights set on the sunny California …

The Greatest Mistake In The History Of Physics

We all love our most cherished ideas about how the world and the Universe works. Our conception of reality is often inextricably intertwined with our ideas of who we are. But to be a scientist is to be prepared to doubt all of it each and every time we put it to the test. All it takes is one …

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

Creating a Confident Mind

As a small child I was chosen, in a traditional Tibetan fashion, as an incarnation of a highly respected and powerful meditation teacher. When I went …

Do you know that there are five emotional diseases that can eat away at your happiness? Here they are

If you have been feeling unhappy lately, you’re not alone.<p>According to a recent report on happiness conducted by The Harris Poll, only 1 in 3 Americans report being very happy. Another report, put together by Gallup and the health care data analytics firm Sharecare, confirms Americans are indeed …

Happiness

There Was No Big Bang Singularity

Almost everyone has heard the story of the Big Bang. But if you ask anyone, from a layperson to a cosmologist, to finish the following sentence, “In the beginning, there was…” you’ll get a slew of different answers. One of the most common ones is “a singularity,” which refers to an instant where …

Universe

A Scientist Clarifies the Link Between Eating Beef Jerky and Mania

Fans of cured meat, take note.<p>Eating lots of hot dogs and beef jerky is perhaps not the wisest choice for physical health, but until recently, doing …

Comparing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Trump Is Absurd

<i>Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN</i> …

How to stop worrying: 7 powerful secrets from mindfulness

We all worry. At one point or another, almost one-third of people have dealt with a level of anxiety that would qualify as a disorder.<p>… a survey of …

Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Nest Cam: Which is the better connected camera?

Nest and Amazon are both very recognizable names when it comes to gadgetry we have in and around our homes. Both companies also offer easy to use …

Good Vibrations: Episode 25 Mike Love and Al Jardine discuss the Friends album and TM

Good Vibrations: Episode 25<br>Beach Boys Mike Love and Al Jardine discuss the Friends album and the practice of Transcendental Meditation.

Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before<p>If there was a dictator’s playbook, the Donald Trump administration would now be on the “Instrumentalise Religion” chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US …

Donald Trump

How to find your home on Pangea

Step through time, or to the opposite part of the globe<p>Before there were the continents, there was Pangea. Two hundred million years ago, the enormous land mass began to break apart and we’ve been separated ever since — but a map tool can help you find where a given town would have been on the …

Where to find the best free stuff online

Why pay?<p>The internet is brimming with freebies—you just need to know where to look for them. There are a lot of sites that offer free items—but there are also a lot of scams. We've handpicked the most trustworthy sites and apps for you to turn to, whether you're hunting for a sofa or a smartphone …

Freebies

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 …

Aristotle

The FBI's Best Negotiator Says This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Influence Anyone

Hostage negotiators don't kid themselves about emotions. You shouldn't either.<p>Chris Voss may be the best negotiator in the world.<p>Voss spent more than two decades in the FBI, during which he worked on more than 150 international hostage cases. Eventually, he was chosen among thousands of agents to …

Philadelphia Eagles Accept Mueller’s Offer to Celebrate With Him

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The Philadelphia Eagles have accepted Robert Mueller’s invitation to come to his office and celebrate their Super Bowl victory with him, Mueller has confirmed.<p>The special counsel said that he was “absolutely tickled” that the Eagles had accepted his invitation. “I’m …

The tell-tale signs you’re totally stressed out, according to your Myers-Briggs personality type

Sudden health problems or unexpected trauma can spike stress levels in a heartbeat, but its build-up is more often slow-moving—and insidious. Stress …

Myers-Briggs

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …