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The 'world's happiest man' reveals the secret to happiness takes only 20 minutes a day

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has got the answers...<p>According to scientists and Google, the world's happiest man is a Tibetan Buddhist monk named …

Television anchor Jim Vance was a hero in black Washington

A fixture on the local news for four decades, he died of cancer<p>Back in the day, Jim Vance used to double-park his cream Mercedes 450 SL outside …

We Wish You a Merry Christmas with Lyrics Christmas Carol & Song Kids Love to Sing

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Grief Is a Genesis, Not a Finale

Before I was diagnosed with incurable cancer at the age of 48, I had passed grief by like a stranger on the street. I had reserved it for death and …

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

M by Henry Hemming review – the fascist spymaster of MI5

A superb book on the naturalist turned intelligence officer discloses new information on agents within far right and communist organisations<p>Maxwell Knight seemed unemployable, until he found his metier in the British Secret Service in the 1920s. He was a failure as a son, a husband – he was …

Neuroscientist explains how your brain hallucinates your conscious reality

In this recently released TED Talk, neuroscientist Anil Seth explains the intricacies of human consciousness and how we all are constantly …

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

The Brain

Light starts shipping the L16, its 16-camera pocket DSLR challenger

Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. The final design is quite similar to the concept it showed off back then, with a …

Sprint hopes smartphone leases will woo new subscribers

Sprint Flex and Sprint Deals are now available.<p>Sprint has revealed yet another two new programs in an effort to lure subscribers away from other carriers. Back in June, it introduced a promo offering other carriers' customers a year of free data. Now, it has launched Sprint Flex and Sprint Deals, …

Mobile

The Face of Seung-Hui Cho

Friday 5: Fantastical 2 – a better way to manage calendars and reminders on your Mac [Video]

When not using Apple’s built-in default option, Fantastical has long been my go to Calendar app on macOS. The app was just recently updated to version 2.4, a major feature upgrade encompassing things like attachment support, advanced undo/redo, travel time, and more.<p>But it’s not just the latest …

Apps

20 Best Effective Exercises for Full Body Weight Loss 2017 – Page 2

2. Glute Bridge<p>It is the most efficient exercise for reducing your weight. This exercise makes you to lose mass from the lower parts of the body as …

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

A Common Epilepsy Drug Can Fix Abnormal Brain Activity in Alzheimer's Disease

Yes!<p>For the first time, researchers have shown that a common epilepsy drug can normalise disrupted brain activity in patients with Alzheimer's …

Discovery Of A Young, Dead Galaxy Creates A Huge Puzzle For Astronomers

The life-cycle of a galaxy is straightforward and inevitable: normal and dark matter gravitationally attract, creating a large collection of mass.<p>The normal matter collects in the center, forming stars and pancaking into a disk.<p>Over time, more gas falls into the core and smaller, young galaxies …

New Florida law lets any resident challenge what’s taught in science classes

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Any resident in Florida can now challenge what kids learn in public schools, thanks to a new law that science education advocates worry will make it harder to teach evolution and climate change.<p>The legislation, which was …

Florida

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Sylvia Plath: unseen

Like a lot of young women, my first introduction to Sylvia Plath was with her only novel, <i>The Bell Jar</i>, a tale of a complicated heroine struggling with mental illness and a difficult recovery. With arresting imagery, it delved into the depths of the human psyche, and the jagged landscape of sexual …

The Enduring Controversies of the N-Word

Hearing the N-word uttered in popular media is rather familiar in the United States. A version of the word is embedded in hip hop parlance and …

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Particles

Neuroscientists Are Searching for God in Our Gray Matter

Neuroscientists have long been curious about the neural basis of faith.<p>Between 1967 and 1970, neurologist and Korean War veteran William Caveness started an unusual collection. He gathered information on roughly 2,000 Vietnam War soldiers who suffered traumatic brain injuries during combat, …

Everything you need to know about the vagus nerve

The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the 12 pairs of cranial nerves that emanate from the brain. It transmits information to or from …

Neurology

Italian 'ghost town' for sale: Entire village available for less than price of a small London flat

The only moment of glory the mountaintop fortress Rocca Calascio has had in centuries of oblivion came in 1985, when it served as the set for the fantasy film Ladyhawke. It then went back to being a sleepy ghost town, isolated among the peaks of central Italy's rugged Apennine hills in the Abruzzi …

Could The Roman Empire Have Survived?

Roman Empire

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Goodbye Nonpartisan Journalism. And Good Riddance.

Disinterested reporting is overrated.<p>We don’t yet know to what extent Donald Trump will succeed in remaking the United States, but his candidacy and presidency are already remaking American journalism.<p>It is not just that the ranting and raving on talk radio, on cable news, on websites, on Twitter …

The Apple Cider Vinegar Cure Book Review

<b>Apple Cider Vinegar Cure Book Review.</b> I’ve been an Apple Cider Vinegar fan since before it was mainstream. How? Because years ago I read the Bragg’s …

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …