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14 Recipes To Celebrate The Spring Equinox

You can finally say goodbye to the long, cold night of winter and get ready to see the sun again. The spring equinox officially marks the start of …


Delete These iPhone Apps and Return to a Simpler Way of Life

<i>This year, I vowed to live a life less basic, by getting back to the basics. I’m making every effort to use my iPhone for only its essential purpose—and you should, too. Here’s how:</i><p><b>Delete Facebook and Twitter</b><br>I’ve read that the creators of these social-media platforms don’t even allow their own …


Seven creatures with skills that easily beat humans

Britt Spencer<p>What scientists learn about animal cognition helps unravel the mysteries of intelligence.<p>You think you’re so smart. Well, a wave of research into animal cognition reveals that just about anything you do, other creatures can do too. Sometimes, they can do it far better.<p>To probe the …

Cambridge University

Hong Kong’s Richest Man Li Ka-shing Retires

Li Ka-shing, a wartime refugee who used to sweep factory floors in Hong Kong for a living, retired after a career spanning more than half a century …

Hong Kong

Yoga, Sustainability, Politics, Spirituality.


What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …


This is where fat goes when you lose weight, according to scientists — and research suggests doctors and dietitians have got it all wrong

With the rise of the wellness movement, countless people are focused on burning calories and getting lean.<p>But have you ever thought about exactly how fat disappears from your body?<p>As part of a study on the topic, scientists from the University of New South Wales posed a simple question to health …


Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the last year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the last year. That's according to statistics coming …

Pew Research Center

She found a dating app on her boyfriend’s phone. Then she bought a samurai sword.

With her boyfriend finally asleep, Emily Javier reached for the samurai sword she had secretly taped earlier to the side of the bed.<p>According to an affidavit filed by police, the room was dark, and she sparked her phone to see better. To aim better.<p>Below snoozed Alex Lovell. He played too many …


I Lived, Worked, & Played in 9 Cities — Here's How I'd Rank Them

As a digital nomad — someone who travels constantly while working remotely — I've gotten to live in quite a few cities. I've also gotten to see the …

San Francisco

A Vietnamese Zen master’s simple advice on how to build generosity of spirit

Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh probably makes for a very good houseguest. He abides by a simple practice: Whenever you visit someone’s home, do their dishes for them.<p>Not only is this a nice thing to do for someone else, Thich Nhat Hanh says that it helps cultivate a spirit of generosity. Washing …


This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town

Eastern Washington had cheap power and tons of space. Then the suitcases of cash started arriving.<p><b>EAST WENATCHEE, Washington—Hands on the</b> wheel, eyes squinting against the winter sun, Lauren Miehe eases his Land Rover down the main drag and tells me how he used to spot promising sites to build a …


Why I could no longer serve this president

<i>John D. Feeley, who retired this week as a U.S. diplomat, will soon be working with Univision and the Fusion Media Group on immigration-themed content.</i><p>Shortly after the Charlottesville riots last August, I made the private decision to step down as President Trump’s personal representative and …

New York City

5 Magazines Worth Your Time: International Women’s Day Edition

Millions of people across the world marched for women’s rights. Women spoke up against sexual harassment and assault with #MeToo movement. Iceland introduced equal pay legislation. The driving ban on women in Saudi Arabia was lifted. Thousands of Kurdish female fighters fought against ISIS. …

Saudi Arabia

The Tricky, Twisty History of Flour Tortillas

Wait, flour tortillas are Jewish? That doesn’t sound right. Actually, it sounds so wrong, I couldn’t stop wondering, wondering, all thanks to this <b>late-night stumble-upon</b> in the <i>Houston Chronicle</i>. (What am I doing looking at decade-old news stories on tortillas? Oh, who knows?) I always understood …


Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

University of British Columbia

Oscars Red Carpet 2018: See All the Stars Arrive

Welcome to the 2018 Academy Awards (a.k.a. Hollywood’s biggest night!)

The Oscars

World leaders push back against Trump's trade war threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday insisted "trade wars are good, and easy to win," a bold claim that prompted threats of retaliation against U.S. exports like blue jeans and motorcycles.<p>"Make no mistake: If the president goes through with this, it will kill American jobs -- that's …

Donald Trump

Alec Baldwin says playing Trump on SNL is 'agony'

Playing President Donald Trump on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> seems to be taking its toll on Alec Baldwin. The actor won an Emmy for his portrayal on the …

Alec Baldwin

Ellen Pompeo, TV's $20 Million Woman, Reveals Her Behind-the-Scenes Fight for "What I Deserve"

The 'Grey's Anatomy' star recalls in her own words the personal struggles and advice from Shonda Rhimes that led to a milestone: highest-paid actress …

Ellen Pompeo

Rare photographs that changed lives

<b>Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman.</b><p>American sociologist Hine was one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th Century. Because the notion …


14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating

Inside the Quirky Habits of Albert Einstein, Elon Musk, and Other Genius Inventors

Some rituals are productive, but others are just plain weird.

Albert Einstein

Photographer Captures the Diverse Beauty of New England Caterpillars

With more than 120,000 known species around the world, the beauty and variety of caterpillars is astounding. New Englander Samuel Jaffe has taken his lifelong love of caterpillars to a new level, dedicating the last several years to researching, photographing, and educating the public about these …


Trump’s Real Scandal Is Hiding in Plain Sight

The emphasis placed on whether the Trump team colluded with Russia to interfere in the election threatens to overshadow the scandal in plain sight.<p>There was a time when the White House’s frequent denials of collusion with Russia appeared largely defensive. Over time, however, their primary purpose …

Donald Trump

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make …


Biography of Jewish Leader King David

David, the son of Jesse of Bethlehem, of the tribe of Judah, was the most brilliant leader of ancient Israel.<p>David's Early Life<p>When David was just a …


How I Went From Making $13,000 To Six Figures Without Spending A Fortune

Dispel the notion that you cannot start your businesses until the time is right, until you have “X” amount of dollars in your bank account or until you have shifted your routines to accommodate the perceived time you think you will need. You can start your business, and you can do it today.<p>I went …

Small Business

3 AI terms all business professionals need to understand

The value and utility of artificial intelligence is a hot topic today. In fact, a recent report by MIT Sloan Management Review asserts that almost 85 percent of executives believe AI “will allow their companies to obtain or sustain a competitive advantage.”<p>But there’s also a lot of confusion about …

Cognitive Computing

How To Turn Data Into Actionable Strategies

Business intelligence is more than analytics and reporting. It could help you turn data into action.<p>So your organization has a big vision and uses that vision as the North Star for guiding strategic decisions. But when you're only deploying against vision with no data to back it up, you're flying …

Big Data