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How to Parent like the Japanese Do

About a year after I moved to Tokyo with my husband and two boys, my 6-year-old vanished off the street. No, he wasn’t snatched, and he didn’t fall …

Scientists put cameras on sharks — and found something surprising

Previously, scientists assumed that sharks were negatively buoyant (meaning they have a natural tendency to sink) or neutrally buoyant (meaning their buoyancy is canceled out by their weight in the water).<p>Now, by combing through photos and data captured by the swimming sharks, researchers have …

9 Ways to Quit Sugar for Good

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Mindfulness is stopping the world from thinking

Although the NHS supports mindfulness, an Oxford academic claims it stops people thinking deeply<p>People are wasting valuable thinking time on mediation and mindfulness and should stop trying to clear their heads, an Oxford University academic has claimed.<p>Theodore Zeldin said too many people were …

Mindfulness

California needs to turn down the tap, state OKs historic cuts

Californians have a lot of work to do when it comes to water conservation.<p>That became painfully clear Tuesday when the state released new data showing that cities and towns reduced their consumption a mere 3.6 percent in March — compared with the same month in 2013 — just as officials took the …

Microsoft unveils new Hololens features

That bit in <i>Star Wars</i> where R2-D2 displays Princess Leia's holographic message to Obi Wan is edging closer to everyday fact rather than science …