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Employees who practice mindfulness meditation are less motivated, having realized the futility of their jobs

In the NYT, a pair of behavioral scientists describe a forthcoming Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes article (Sci-Hub mirror) that …

How To Make Lemonade from Scratch — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Sipping icy-cold sweet lemonade on a blazing-hot summer day is one of life's finest pleasures, which is why we think making lemonade from scratch …

This Gene Links Red Meat to Cancer, And Now We Finally Know Where It Came From

It turns up in some surprising places.<p>There's already an established link between eating red meat and a higher risk of cancer. Now a study on the …

9 Women Instagrammers Making Ridiculously Sexy Erotic Art

When you think of the word <i>erotica</i>, it's entirely possible you still picture romance novel covers with Fabio shirtless by the ocean. And that totally counts! But fortunately, the medium has become a little more adventurous than that. Beyond its power to titillate, good erotic art can make powerful, …

This Buddhist Monk Turned Investor Figured Out a 6-Question Framework for Getting What You Want

Do you know what you want? Use this simple framework a monk-turned-entrepreneur says will help you know what you (or anyone else) wants.<p>Christine Comaford sees this problem time and time again. From U.S. presidents to billionaire CEOs to budding entrepreneurs, the problem that continually arises …

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How Light Bulbs Watch You Buy Groceries

The same technology that helps stores track shoppers may one day replace Wi-Fi.<p>In an enormous grocery store in northern France, the lights above the aisles aren’t all they seem to be. They look ordinary—more than a mile and a half of fixtures exuding bright light, folded into a grid overhead—but …

Jobs to do in the garden in June – Snipping, spraying and supporting

The start of summer signals long days and heaps of sunlight, making it the perfect time to do a spot of gardening<p>Summer is here and we can’t wait to …

Some Super-Agers Are Immune To The Symptoms Of Alzheimer's

Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK.<p>Some super-agers are immune to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s despite having all the hallmarks of the …

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10 Budgeting Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

10 Budgeting Mistakes You May Be Making<p>Updated December 31, 2017<p>One of the reasons that many people give up on budgeting is that they can’t seem to …

The 7 Best Foods to Eat if You Want to Sculpt Seriously Awesome Arms

Great arms don't just happen. Here's how your nutrition can help.<p><i>This article was written by JJ Virgin, a celebrity fitness and nutrition expert and New York Times bestselling author, and was provided by our partners at</i> Rodale Wellness<i>.</i><p>One of the side effects of being in the public eye is that …

Nutrition

7 Movies You Need To Know About This Fall

Fresh from the Toronto International Film Festival and headed to a theater near you, here are the films to look out for (in addition to the already much-discussed Manchester by the Sea and The Birth of a Nation).

11 Tourist Traps That Are Actually Worth Visiting

You travel to see the world, not to wait in three-hour lines to make it to the top of an overpriced observatory deck. That said, certain proverbial “tourist traps” are totally worth the time, money and proximity to sweaty, disgruntled teen tours. Here are 11 of them.<p>THE GRAND CANYON (ARIZONA)<p>Here’s …

The safest places to travel in Mexico

First off, it's important to know the difference between the two different travel advisories the U.S. State Department issues: travel alerts and travel warnings. A travel alert is a short-term caution, signaling events that should be over fairly quickly: tumultuous elections, labor strikes or …

To Be a Better Leader, Learn This FBI Hostage Negotiation Tactic

Before getting to yes, strive for “that’s right.”<p>As a strategic messaging and positioning consultant, I preside over lots of contentious meetings. …

This French Artist Turns Ugly Walls Into Beautiful 3D Works Of Art That Deserve A Second Glance

<i>Trompe-l'œil</i> is an ancient art technique where an artist creates a visual illusion via a trick of perspective. One of the modern masters of this …

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9 Things You Didn't Know About Detoxing

An explainer on the cleanse craze—and how to do it the healthy way.<p>The detoxing trend, as championed by certain members of the wellness community, is really having a moment: celebrities swear by it, while dietitians view it with a critical eye. As researchers will be quick to tell you, the trendy …

Wellness

AI expert says that Russia is on the verge of a ‘major breakthrough’ in artificial intelligence

At an artificial intelligence conference in New York City last week, Professor Alexi Samsonovich from the Moscow-based National Research Nuclear …

Alcohol's cancer risks outweigh any health benefits, study shows

Drinking alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer, and the more you drink, the higher your risk, a new analysis found.<p>The report’s …

Cancer

Your Smart Robot Is Coming in Five Years, But It Might Get Hacked and Kill You

However, it's the cars you really have to worry about.<p>A new report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security forecasts that autonomous artificially intelligent robots are just five to 10 years away from hitting the mainstream—but there's a catch.<p>The new breed of smart robots will be …

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This startup is taking on Airbnb and Hotel Tonight by letting you find a place to crash at the last minute

Overnight had already launched in Los Angeles, so Austin was its second citywide roll-out.<p>The launch was a success for the company, which offers users on-demand booking of short-term rentals. Think Airbnb meets Hotel Tonight.<p>Overnight's rentals were cheap — private rooms were going for $70 or $80 …

Say Why To Drugs – the highs and lows of cannabis

Fortnightly for the next two months, I’ll be investigating different drugs, busting some myths and explaining potential harms and benefits. This week: cannabis<p>Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the UK. It’s the resin of a plant, and is consumed by smoking (sometimes with, sometimes …

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs' | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Mindfulness

Scientists claim breakthrough in hunt for Planet Nine

Scientists working with data captured by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft have identified a region of the Solar System that they say is most likely to …

Astronomy

How Does The Human Brain Create Consciousness?

<i>How does the brain create consciousness? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yohan John, Ph.D in Cognitive and Neural Systems, on Quora:</b><p><i>Does</i> the brain create consciousness? I’m not so sure. At …

9 Things Mentally Tough People Always Do

Talent is important, but success is also based on persistence, focus, and standing fast in the face of criticism. Fortunately, mental toughness is something you can develop.<p>Let's get this out of the way: Mental toughness is not a quality you either do or don't have.<p>Sure, some people may have …

Self-improvement

6 of the Most Spectacular Places to Stargaze in the United States

According to a photographer who captures the night sky for a living, that is.<p>When it comes to capturing stars in the night sky, landscape photographer Grant Kaye is a clear expert. After all, he's spent hundreds of dark nights shooting that very sight. And lucky for us, he's shared his six favorite …

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7 science-backed tips for reading faster and retaining more

But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company.<p>Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read.<p>But what if we could? Would you feel more confident at work? Would you start a new project? Would you be …

Earth - Why there might be many more universes besides our own

Is our Universe one of many?<p>The idea of parallel universes, once consigned to science fiction, is now becoming respectable among scientists – at least, among physicists, who have a tendency to push ideas to the limits of what is conceivable.<p>In fact there are almost too many other potential …