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5 Daily Practices That Can Transform Your Life

Have you ever wanted to make an internal transformation but felt stuck in the process? The best part is when your friends give you the "easier said than done" advice such as <i>"just think happy thoughts"</i> or <i>"you just have to know you are good enough,"</i> and you're left thinking <i>"if it were so easy to do</i> …

Mindfulness

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, 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 …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

Transgender children: ‘This is who he is – I have to respect that’

Cassie Wilson can pinpoint the moment her daughter Melanie became her son, Tom. They were in the supermarket and Melanie, then two and a half, said: “I don’t want to be a girl any more – I’m going to be a boy, and I’m going to be called Tom.”<p>“That was that,” Cassie tells me. “I said: ‘Come on, …

LGBTQI

The 20 Best Horror Movies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: February 19th</b><p>Horror movies have evolved throughout the years (and we ranked the best of the ’80s and the ’90s here), but sometimes you just want to binge whichever good scary movies on Netflix has to watch on a dark, stormy night. From ghosts to vampires, zombies, and Babadooks, just …

The nudge theory and beyond: how people can play with your mind

A couple of decades ago, a class of psychology undergraduates played a mean trick on their lecturer. The students on the right side of the room gently nodded, smiled, and looked thoughtful, while those on the left seemed bored and glum. Before long, the unsuspecting lecturer was addressing the …

Psychology

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success is not an act; it is a slow process that involves growth, change and failure. It involves all aspects of your life, from how you manage your …

Self-improvement

Inside Out: a crash course in PhD philosophy of self that kids will get first

When you go to see a Pixar film you know you’re going to see something clever, funny and inventive. What you don’t expect, however, is to see a remarkably intelligent treatment of one of the most complicated and confusing philosophical issues of them all: the self.<p>Inside Out review – high IQ family …

Animation

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Meditation

Japanese artist goes on trial over "vagina selfies"

In December, we wrote about the unbelievably stupid arrest of Rokudenashiko (nee Megumi Igarashi), a Japanese manga artist who makes art with …

Same-sex Marriage

15 simple things you can do to stay happy at work

The key to happiness at your job isn't about the big stuff — it's all in the details.<p>Whether it's finding the perfect desk plant, eating a delicious …

When robots kill

Last month, a robot grabbed a worker at a Volkswagen plant in Germany, crushing and killing him. This tragic though fairly common incident has drawn attention to the growing dangers of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).<p>As computers become smaller, smarter, faster and more interconnected, we …

Autonomous Cars

15 Porn Sites That Women Love Watching

A Cosmopolitan writer tells us where ladies go to get turned on.<p><i>Originally published on Cosmopolitan.com</i><p>Women can enjoy porn just as much as guys do. But it's shockingly hard for us to find good porn in which the woman is actually enjoying herself in a realistic way, and doesn't make us feel bad or …

Video on Demand

Revealed: The speech Nixon would have given had Armstrong and Aldrin got stuck on the moon

In a depressing alternate reality, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin successfully landed on the moon only to get stuck there after a critical equipment …

Space Exploration

The world's smallest language has only 100 words — and you can say almost anything

In Icelandic, a compass is a direction-shower, and a microscope a small-watcher.<p>In Lakota, horse is literally dog of wonder.<p>These neologisms demonstrate the cumulative quality of language, in which we use the known to describe the unknown.<p>"It is by metaphor that language grows," writes the …

Rich, white & in total control: The clearest evidence yet that our democracy is broken

GOP politicians like Scott Walker work hard to suppress the vote. New data gives us a good idea why<p>This week the Census Bureau released their data on voter turnout in the 2014 election, and the numbers are abysmal. In 2014, only 41.9 percent of the voting age citizen population turned out, the …

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …

Documentary reveals dark side of Japan's 'schoolgirl culture'

'People think it's role-playing. It's not': Documentary lifts the lid on the dark side of Japan's 'schoolgirl culture' and reveals how teen students …

Japan

10 High-Protein Breakfast Ideas (That Aren't Eggs)

Kick-start your daily grind with delicious high-protein recipes—including overnight oats and French toast—that pack up to 30 grams per dish.<p>Eating …

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering)

I'm in!<p><b>“We choose to examine a phenomenon which is impossible, absolutely impossible, to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart</b> …

A robot has passed a self-awareness test

A robot in New York has passed the classic King's Wise Men puzzle which serves as a test of the awareness of the self.<p>The induction puzzle goes as …

Legend of Korra: New Dark Horse comic will explore heroine's same-sex romance

Korrasami fans, rejoice! The hit Nickelodeon show <i>The Legend of Korra</i> is continuing as a new comic series from Dark Horse, the publisher announced in …

Awkward Everyday Lives Of Animals By 'The Simpsons' Illustrator

Have you ever wondered how or what it would look like if animal interacted with each other the way we do? Well wonder no more as Elizabeth (Liz) …

15 Small Things You Can Do Every Day To Become Highly Successful

Have you ever wondered what the secret to success is? For most people, it’s not one specific thing. Rather, it’s the result of many daily habits that …

Time Management

Actions vs. Outcomes: Why Setting the Wrong Goals Can Easily Prevent Your Success

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."<p>You've likely heard this saying used to emphasize the importance of setting goals. Whether fitness-related, for your career, or focused on personal pursuits, setting concrete goals is key to success. Isn't that right?<p>As a weight …

Don't Wish to Be Successful. Expect to Be.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all hope to be successful, but most people don’t expect themselves to reach a level of extraordinary achievement. Rather, they hope and wish for that to be the case someday. Hoping and wishing will never be enough to get you to where …