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5 Ways To Quickly Pull Yourself Out of a Funk If Your Life is in The Dumps

I was in a funk for a very long time around my “Quarter-life crisis” period and like most people, I turned to the Internet for advice before asking …

How Christian fundamentalist homeschooling damages children

<b>(plherrera via iStock)</b><p>The religious right touts homeschooling as a viable educational alternative. Parents, grads tell a different story<p>Kristin Rawls<p>September 10, 2014 9:41pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>My interest in homeschooling was first sparked nearly 20 years ago, when I …

Drink Pairings for Jon Snow, Joffrey, and 14 Other 'Game of Thrones' Characters

Which beer is Joffrey? Which wine is Tyrion? We asked bartenders and sommeliers to pair 16 major Game of Thrones characters with their doppelgänger drinks<p><b>Across the country, bartenders, craft brewers, and sommeliers</b> are drawing inspiration from <i>Game of Thrones,</i> HBO's hit series based on a series of …

Nobel winner declares boycott of top science journals

Leading academic journals are distorting the scientific process and represent a "tyranny" that must be broken, according to a Nobel prize winner who has declared a boycott on the publications.<p>Randy Schekman, a US biologist who won the Nobel prize in physiology or medicine this year and receives his …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

So you want to fly drones? Here’s what the law says

Amazon(s amzn) may have big plans to fill the urban air with drones, but many amateurs have already beaten the company to the punch. This month, my …

Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender

Virtual currency Bitcoin has no central authority, no national allegiance and no easy tracking mechanism. While enthusiasts have lauded it as an escape from the man (aka. the banks and government), detractors have argued that the system opens the door for money laundering, drug trading and even …

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

The 2013 Adventurers of the Year

Over the past year, highly organized, well-funded teams pulled off an astounding number of firsts, sending a Hollywood director to the deepest spot in the ocean, landing a drone on Mars, and equipping a skydive from the edge of space. Presented here are our adventurers of the year. Enjoy!<p>Run Your …

What is Google’s religion?

<b>Google co-founder Sergey Brin wears a Google Glass device. (AP/Jeff Chiu)</b><p>Rather than pick one, the Internet giant seems to promote a “benevolent interfaith big tent”<p>Lucia Hulsether<p>November 29, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>The scene opens in a bustling …

Xbox One’s SmartGlass App Does Essential Stuff Your Xbox One Won’t

I get it: With Xbox One SmartGlass, Microsoft wants to be the Prima of hybrid tablets, the Piggyback Interactive of digital travelogues, the GameFAQs …

5 Things To Know About The NSA's Surveillance Activities

It's hard to keep track of all the leaks by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor. Much of the material has been published in Britain's <i>Guardian</i>, as well as other publications, including <i>The Washington Post</i>, and have shed light on some of the agency's surveillance …