Van Rey

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Why are so many countries suddenly nationalistic?

A wave of nationalism seems to be sweeping across rich countries, from the UK’s ill-tempered exit of the European Union to the “America first” policies of US presidential candidate Donald Trump and the rise of populist, anti-immigrant movements in France, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere.<p>Drivers of …

Economics

7 Myths About Mindfulness (and What You Need to Know)

By now most of us have been introduced to the concept of mindfulness—the idea that by <b>focusing our attention on the present</b>, and bringing an attitude …

The Most Expensive City for Renters Will Surprise You

It’s not London, New York, or even the reigning champion over the world’s most expensive housing market, Hong Kong.<p>No—the city with the least …

7 Scientific Ways to Become Smarter

You can vastly improve your brain's performance by making a few minor changes in your daily routine.<p>A while back, I posted a column describing five scientific ways to become smarter. Since then, I've been reading more about neuroscience, hoping to find additional easy techniques to improve brain …

A Critique of Critical Thinking

By many accounts, the American educational system aims towards the goal of teaching kids how to "think critically." We're supposed to analyze and conclude -- not just memorize and restate. Even in elementary school, my fourth and fifth grade teachers routinely insisted that we had to "think …

Amazon adds the $130 Tap and the $90 Dot to the Echo family

Amazon’s voice-operated command center Echo produces something close to modern-day magic within our homes: Get the latest news, order a pizza, turn off the lights or find out who killed Bruce Wayne’s parents in fewer than 1,200 milliseconds.<p>The Echo has received more than 33,000 Amazon reviews at a …

Human trials for a radical new cancer vaccine just began

The first two participants have already been injected with the medication at Guy's Hospital in London, and a total of around 30 patients are expected to take part in the study over the next two years.<p>Similar to how vaccines protect us from certain infections, the treatment attempts to recruit the …

Is Cardio Necessary for Super-Low Body Fat? | Men's Health

But there’s one more part of their program, and it involves something the average meathead doesn’t like to think about: cardio. We know anecdotally that bodybuilders do a lot of it. But is it absolutely necessary?<p>“I think it is,” says Christian Finn of muscleevo.net, a veteran fitness expert who’s …

Food companies distort nutrition science. Here's how to stop them. - Vox

About a year ago, Marion Nestle finally got sick of the rotten state of nutrition science.<p>Everywhere she looked, she found glaring conflicts of interest. "Without any trouble, I could identify industry-funded nutrition studies by their titles," says the New York University professor. "It was so …

Critics fear Beijing's sharp turn to authoritarianism

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1230000/1230237_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524813198_a24341f5a0c7bfef12e10188a6d047eb<p><b>The atmosphere in Beijing has changed noticeably in recent months; and many liberal-minded people here now fear that the government of Xi Jinping has</b> …

How to Live in the Present Moment? Advice from 13 experts.

Focus on the present moment. It sounds so simple. Yet most of the time our minds are wandering; we are either planning for the future or rehashing …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

How Mindfulness Affects Your Blood Sugar

It's good news when managing our health is in our hands.<p>You've been told a meditation practice can help you better manage the stress in your life, but did you know it might help you manage your blood sugar levels, too?<p>A new Brown University study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior …

Diabetes

The US’s dirtiest organizations include HBO, Amnesty, and the Justice Department, says this anti-porn group

Who are the biggest contributors to sexual exploitation in the United States? Not who you’d expect.<p>Today (Feb. 25) the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of “mainstream contributors to sexual exploitation.” This year’s offenders include HBO, …

Libraries

The Surprising Reason You Might Be Overeating and What to Do About It

Do you struggle to resist the temptation of the cookie jar? Your cluttered countertops could be to blame. The results of a recent study by the …

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

Employment

The Riskiest Emerging Markets

Investors worried about emerging markets face a vexing question: Which countries are actually the riskiest? By one measure -- corporate leverage -- …

Emerging Markets

THE BEST STEPS TO SUCCEED IN NATURAL BODYBUILDING.

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Tired of being known as the 'skinny guy'.<br>If you want to build muscle then you have to Make your muscles pop with these …

The One Thing Melinda Gates Does Every Day To Ease Stress

The power of meditation.<p>Philanthropist Melinda Gates' secret to maintaining her well-being is simple: Prioritize moments of quiet.<p>During an interview at the World Economic Forum on Thursday, Gates told HuffPost's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that she meditates every single day.<p>"The first thing I do …

Meditation

Walkie-Talkie Voice Messaging App Roger Lands $1M Led by Social Capital

Roger, a walkie-talkie-style voice messaging app that launched in late 2015, has landed a $1 million seed round led by Social Capital.<p>Voice messaging — known as push-to-talk — is nothing new. It originated in China in response to the complexities of punching out Chinese characters for text messages …

This Discovery Shows Humans Have Been Killing Each Other for 10,000 Years

The remains of at least 27 individuals in Kenya show evidence of violent murders that took place around 10,000 years ago, and may be the earliest …

Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

dave wheeler FOR HBR<p>It can be tough enough to manage your own stress. But how can you, as a manager, help the members of your team handle <i>their</i> feelings of stress, burnout, or disengagement?<p>Because work is getting more demanding and complex, and because many of us now work in 24/7 environments, …

Here's How To Actually Start Exercising Again

Don't be afraid.

Fitness

The Rock’s Instagram Is Your Inspiration To Keep That New Year’s Fitness Resolution

Okay, so in 2015, I got super into weight lifting. I went from ‘no fitness’ to ‘running is awful, why does anyone do this to themselves’ to telling my mom how much I went up on my deadlift whenever she asked what’s going on in my life. When I realized I had suffered a head injury early in December, …

Daily Meditation: Finding The Sacred

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a poem by American novelist Wendell Berry, included in his <i>Collected Poems</i>. …

Chemistry Counts in Relationships — But How Much?

When it comes to romantic relationships, chemistry is a loaded word. Does one of these beliefs pop into your mind when you hear it?<p>For a good …

Beijing's smog 'red alert' enters third day as toxic haze shrouds city

Factories ordered to cut back or suspend production as levels of harmful particles hit seven times their safe limits<p>Beijing has ordered 2,100 factories to suspend or reduce production as part of its “red alert” measures to deal with smog, the government has said, as the city remained shrouded under …

Pollution