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“A torture for the eyes”: Chinese moviegoers think Black Panther is just too black

Marvel’s first black superhero film <i>Black Panther</i> made a strong debut in China, taking in more than $63 million this weekend and helping it cross the billion-dollar mark globally. And while the film filled seats in China, it didn’t exactly bring in rave reviews from Chinese audiences—in fact, online …

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One Doctor's Innovative Alternative to Assisted Living

Dr. Bill Thomas has spent the majority of his career trying to improve nursing homes, but now hopes to make it so that people no longer need them, …

Fermented Black Garlic | High-Quality Antioxidant Supplement

For over 4000 years, this food has been used for flavoring and for a variety of potential vitality benefits.*<p>In ancient times, its distinctive taste …

Mark Zuckerberg & Bill Gates Think Everyone Should Read These 14 Books

As the world’s most powerful begin to think about travel plans and what to pack for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos later this month, they …

11 EXPERTS REVEAL SECRETS OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

Twenty-six experts from around the world were asked about what most people do not know about the subconscious mind and the answers were …

Dog owners would rather be with pets than friends, study suggests

More than half of American dog owners admit they flake out on social events to hang out with their pet, according to new research.<p>The study of 2,000 dog owners found skipping out on human commitments specifically to get a bit of quality furry friend time is a common occurrence.<p>That bond is …

The Fascinating History of Ten Letters That Are No Longer Part of the American English Alphabet

YouTuber Austin McConnell, a man who knows words, humorously explained through animation the fascinating history of ten different letters that are no …

Meet the Buddhist Lawyer Who Took the UK to Court Over Pollution — and Won

“The earth is our client,” says lawyer and Zen priest James Thornton. He talks with Haleigh Atwood about how Buddhism can help save the …

35 Mismatching Bedside Tables Ideas For Bold Decor

Symmetry is a remnant of the past, it’s boring, and if you want to make your interiors eye-catching, chic and bold, you definitely don’t need it. To …

A Buddhist Master Explains What Karma Really Means and How It Can Be Used for Personal Growth

Just about everyone’s heard of karma. You’ve probably heard someone say “She must have some good/bad karma!”<p>Some people think it’s almost fate.<p>But …

The Most Common Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

11 Life Lessons From Buddha That Will Soothe Your Soul

How to be your own guru and find the answers within<p>Justin BrownMay 10, 2018<p>6 brutally honest reasons why your intentions don’t matter, but your …

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The Things All Designers Do to Make Their Home a Happier Place

While we generally see ourselves as silver-lining kind of people, the reality is, bad days happen to good people.<p>Sometimes you really do just wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and nothing seems to go your way. And while it can be hard to pull yourself out of it, just remember all things (both …

How to Organize Your Entire Home—and Keep It That Way

From expert advice to motivation in the form of inspiration, we've got you covered<p>What with last-minute work projects, never-ending errands to run, and that party you absolutely must attend, it's easy to let your home get disorganized. Maybe there's a stack of platters that never disappeared after …

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3 Stylish Ways to Display a Collection

If you enjoy displaying groups of items, you probably know that it’s easy for a collection to go from curated to cluttered. That’s why taking some …

Make Sure You Get These Federal Energy Tax Credits

Part of the huge Bipartisan Budget Act passed last month was an extension of tax credits for energy-efficient upgrades to your home.<p>That means if you …

Unexpected Objects that Actually Became Awesome Tables

When you think about it, the idea of a table is really very simple. It's a platform that you put things on. The only true requirement of a table is …

The 2 Most Important Things You Learn in Interior Design School

Do you find yourself trying to talk homeowners out of a bad design decision while watching HGTV, daydreaming about how you would update the dilapidated house down the street, or enjoying your weekend DIY design projects so much that you've toyed with the idea of doing it full time as an interior …

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Why "Be Positive" is Terrible Advice, According to Buddhism

It is human nature to have negative thinking, and it’s okay to feel low and dejected. Low emotions and their presence help us to appreciate the …

The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

This powerful goo promises to make your iPhone screen indestructible

Phone displays are super fragile. And the only way to protect your phone's display is to apply an ugly screen protector on top of it.<p>But what if you …

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Harvard-led woolly mammoth de-extinction project gets closer to reality

The woolly mammoth is long extinct, but it’s beginning to look like they might make a comeback — or a comeback of sorts — as a hybrid elephant genetically edited to display many mammoth traits. A team of Harvard researchers presented their progress in making this happen at the American Association …

Got rats? Call on Philly's Working Cats

Monster was just a smidgen of a city cat — pint-sized, the color of smoke, and just about out of time. Her exit date — animal-control speak for …

You’re Afraid of Negative Thinking – And It Makes You Weak!

One big indicator of mental health is not fearing any single thought you may have.It’s easy to become obsessed with our thoughts – especially what we …

Five technologies that will change how we live

1. Biotech<p>Since the early 2000s, the cost of sequencing a human genome — determining the precise order of nucleotides within DNA molecules that …

A New Theory Explains How Consciousness Evolved

Ever since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, evolution has been the grand unifying theory of biology. Yet one of our most …

Working from an iPhone

One of my goals in 2016 was to make working from my iPhone as efficient as possible. The desire to make this happen initially sprung from experiences raising a baby. My wife and I began foster parenting in July of 2015, and one of our foster children was AJ, a four-week-old baby boy. AJ ended up …

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