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This New Pen Digitises Your Notebooks as You Write in Them

This is so cool.<p>No matter how convenient and easy doing everything online is these days, nothing will replace the feeling of scribbling notes, …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

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Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI): A Systemic Approach to Complex Developmental Trauma

THE TBRI PRINCIPLES<p>First, the TBRI empowering principles address the ecological (external/environmental) and physiological (internal/physical) needs …

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows

UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study …

Why Special Ops Are Doing Yoga—and Why You Should, Too

These warriors swear by it. See what it can do for you<p>I started doing yoga in 2011, when I was shutting down Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn.<p>Eight other Special Forces guys and I were the last American soldiers north of Baghdad, and our job was to represent U.S. support for a sovereign Iraqi …

Weighted Blanket for Anxiety and Insomnia: How to Make It Work

Jyssica Scott<p>Writer Read full profile<p>Messed up sleep can create a long list of secondary issues that can quickly become primary concerns if insomnia …

Electric concrete could make snow-shoveling a thing of the past

As much as 42 inches of snow covered the ground last week after a historic blizzard slammed the East Coast.<p>Days later, cities are still working to clear roadways and sidewalks.<p>Chris Tuan, a civil engineer at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, thinks there's a better way to manage this huge …

How The Growth Of Mixed Reality Will Change Communication, Collaboration And The Future Of The Workplace

Pete Sena Contributor<p>Peter Sena II is an entrepreneur, angel investor and Yale University Venture Mentor who founded Digital Surgeons.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What the coming educational VR revolution teaches us about the tech’s future<br>• How marketers and brand managers can prepare for the …

Surreal Digital Art Recalls Dalí and M.C. Escher

Stefan Krische’s work wears its influences on its sleeve.<p>The digital art Stefan Krische, AKA Gestucks, wears its influences on its sleeve. Whether the artist is animating his own version of Dalí's <i>The Persistence of Memory</i>, or visually recalling the impossible worlds of M.C. Escher, it's clear that …

J.K. Rowling Reveals All 11 Wizarding Schools in the Harry Potter Universe

J.K. Rowling revealed the existance of an American school of witchcraft and wizardry in the world of <i>Harry Potter</i>, but that’s just the tip of the …

Americans named their favorite movie stars, and the top 5 are all men

It's hard to argue. Over Hanks' 36-year career, he's evolved from being the star of light-hearted, feel-good movies like "Splash" and "The Money Pit" to Oscar-winning dramatic roles in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump." Regardless of the role, he's played the characters with a quality of genuine …

Why People Post Annoying Status Updates on Facebook

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20 Expensive Cars You Can Now Buy for Less Than $20,000

We won't pretend they'll be reliable, but they sure are a lot cheaper than they used to be.<p>We won't pretend they'll be reliable, but they sure are a lot cheaper than they used to be.

Five Best Paper Notebooks

Sometimes a glowing screen can’t replace the feel and flexibility of old fashioned pen and paper. We’ve already talked about some of the best pens …

Scientists are backing up the most terrifying fan theory in the 'Star Wars' universe

There's a disturbance in the force, but this time it's coming from scientists.<p>Disney's new "Star Wars" movie, "The Force Awakens," picks up years beyond where the last film in the series, "Return of the Jedi," left off: after the cataclysmic explosion of Death Star II, a moon-size weapon.<p>The …

This Company Lets You DIY Your Very Own Hobbit House

Step aside, tiny homes, there’s a new architecture movement on the rise and it just so happens to look like a page straight out of our favorite books (and movies) of all time – and you don’t even need a ticket to Middle Earth to get there.<p>Piggybacking off Tolkien’s hobbit house concept, a company …

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Jihadism is not nihilism: What everyone gets wrong about ISIS

<b>(Reuters)</b><p>Religious fanaticism is a consequence of faith, not of losing faith. It’s important that we make the distinction<p>Marty Kaplan<p>November 24, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>Extremist jihadism is a consequence of faith, not a consequence of losing faith. In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic …

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Photographer imagines the daily, mundane life of Darth Vader

Even Sith Lords run out of milk.<p>Polish photographer Pawel Kadysz isn't exactly an evil mastermind, but he definitely knows how to get into their …

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

7 Subtle and Slightly Bizarre Signs You Need More Sleep

Turns out we could all use a little more shut-eye: Four in 10 Americans don’t get the recommended seven hours of sleep per night. As a result, we’re …

Carolyn Hax: Couple realize they are not cut out for parenthood

By Carolyn Hax<p>Carolyn Hax<p>Advice columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>Carolyn Hax is away. In her absence, we are offering readers’ favorites from her archive.</i><p><b>Hi, Carolyn: Please help;</b> I’m desperate. My husband and I are parents to an 8-month-old son, and although we were very excited to welcome a baby, we have …

Spaniard claims to have cracked D-Day carrier pigeon code

Didac Sánchez, a 22-year-old Spanish IT entrepreneur, says he has deciphered Second World War message following a three-year effort at a cost of €1.5 million (£1.1m) - but won't reveal its message<p>A 22-year-old Spanish IT entrepreneur says he has cracked the D-Day code found on a dead carrier pigeon …

Librarian Rides Around on Pop-up Bicycle Book Library to Spread the Joy of Reading

School librarian Alicia Tapia understands the crucial role that books can play in promoting a love of learning and literacy. In order to spread that positive influence, in May 2013 she started Bibliobicicleta, a donation-based pop-up library to cart around the city of San Francisco on the bike of a …

Scam Reviewers are So Crafty They Actually Deserve Four Stars

You're walking around the city with a group of friends. It's 7 p.m., and you all have a similar urge to fill your stomachs with fish tacos and strong …

9 green giants: Billion-dollar businesses that are sustainable

By<p>What do America’s leading organic supermarket chain, Brazil’s top maker of beauty products, and the world’s most recognizable athletic brand have …

Here's what you need to earn to be in the top 1% in 13 major US cities

The top 1% alone owns a shockingly large portion of the country's wealth: about 40%.<p>To see how you stack up against the wealthiest of the wealthy, The New York Times created an interactive tool that allows you to enter your household income and compare your earnings across 344 zones throughout the …