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6 things you should never do if you want to be happy

It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, "Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be." How …

Stunning aerial photos show millions of Muslims making the annual pilgrimage to Mecca

The journey is said to be one of the five pillars of Islam, the cornerstones of the Muslim faith, and is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. It remembers the experiences of Abraham and the Prophet Muhammad, and every Muslim must make the journey at least once in their …

Islam

Ben Carson's narrow view of Islam is widely shared – by Islamic extremists

The would-be Republican nominee seems to think that the ‘real’ Islam is violent and fundamentalist, and the ‘lite’ version is diluted and inauthentic. So does Isis<p>In his latest attempt to clarify Islamophobic remarks the GOP presidential candidate made over the weekend, Ben Carson has conceded that …

Religion

5 Podcasts That Will Give You a Leadership Edge | Inc.com

Ever since NPR's <i>Serial</i> broke the internet last year, it seems like we've been in the middle of a podcast boom. But while podcasts like <i>Serial</i> can be fun and fascinating to listen to, there are some podcasts that are about more than just smart storytelling. These gems can actually teach you to be …

Entrepreneurship

HR Meets Data: How Your Boss Will Monitor You To Create The Quantified Workplace

New employee trackers are letting companies tweak office layouts, policies, and org charts to get the most out of their workers. But at what cost?<p>Imagine if, a few years from now, you’re in a meeting. (Even in science fiction, we spend most of our time in meetings.) Everyone’s phones are on the …

Finding Your Way Home

Peter Godfrey-SmithSeptember 14, 2015 <i><br>Photo: John Kannenberg</i> <i><br>Retrieving Realism</i> Hubert Dreyfus and Charles Taylor Harvard University Press, $39.95 …

Nobel Prize

The philosophical computer store

You go into a new computer store. Everything seems normal: you see Apple computers, Dell computers, HP computers … the regular computer brands you …

American Philosophy

Our graduate school nightmare: Higher education is broken — here’s how we fix it

We’re teaching grad students to want teaching jobs that no longer exist. We must rethink the entire enterprise<p>Is graduate school “broken”? I ask this advisedly, for talk about “broken” institutions has become a tired cliché. But it’s a tricky question in this case, because you can declare something …

Higher Education

Apple Cleaning Up iOS App Store After Attack

Apple (APPL) said on Sunday it is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular mobile software outlet.<p>The company disclosed the effort after several cyber security firms reported finding a malicious program …

19 Simple Daily Habits for a Happier Life

<b>“Hug harder. Laugh louder. Smile bigger. Love longer.” ~Unknown</b><p>Did you ever have it all mixed up?<p>Happiness, I mean. I once thought that a university …

How to teach … sugar

The sweet stuff is everywhere, but it can cause serious health problems. Make sure your pupils understand the dangers<p>Sugar is everywhere – like it or lump it. It’s in drinks, cakes, bread and even the milk you pour over your breakfast cereal. But too much of it can be dangerous, leading to health …

Diabetes

Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

There are three popular explanations for the clear under-representation of women in management, namely: (1) they are not capable; (2) they are not interested; (3) they are both interested and capable but unable to break the glass-ceiling: an invisible career barrier, based on prejudiced …

Violence In Pakistan's Slums Means These Girls Risk Everything To Go To School

“They stare at me as if they’re going to eat me.”<p>SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW<p>Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer …

Pakistan

How I Whizzed Through Three Airports in Wheelchairs

<b>A Broken Bone.</b><p>Let me tell you a funny story - not funny as in ha ha lol, but hilarious in happenstances and implications.<p>Last week in Paris, on the day-before-last of my stay there before flying to the States, I broke my big left toe with the heavy metal and glass door of my Parisian building. The …

Fort Worth

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

In the past, I would have never described myself as a "morning person." In fact, I used to hate mornings. I would often begin the day by hitting the snooze button on my cell phone alarm. When I would finally wake up, it was usually a race to get out the door. I would rush to shower, do my hair and …

Happiness