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Some Light Weekend Reading: The Power of Music According to Nietzsche

<b>Published on</b> October 17th, 2015 | <i>by Alan Cross</i><p>1<p>Friedrich Nietzsche, the famous “god is dead” German philosopher, wasn’t a fun guy, He didn’t derive a …

Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex Features<p>Muslim refugees on runway of Tuzla airport, Bosnia, fleeing Srebrenica in 1995.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/4/1436050269860/ad485a96-6215-418e-a48f-6454fd43a037-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Sipa Press/Rex …

National Security

Orwell and Writing

You would be writers out there, of both fiction and nonfiction! Have a look at George Orwell's wonderful advice to writers of English prose—Politics …

Creative Writing

How to develop a laser-like focus on building your new business

If you want to build a successful business, you're going to do battle with the demons of distraction. The world's most successful people are those who have streamlined their lives to a seamless flow of productivity and focus.<p>What's their secret?<p>It's a matter of focus, and it's critical to business …

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant<p>One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford …

India

Cassini’s Homecoming – holoscience.com | The ELECTRIC UNIVERSE®

”Nothing so evokes gasps of delight as Saturn’s ring. The reason I think, is a collision of the expected and the improbable. A ringed sphere is the …

Six Strategies Obama Could Use to Fight the Islamic State

The president says he doesn’t have a plan yet. So we asked defense bigwigs for some ideas.<p>After a summer in which Islamic State militants have rampaged through Iraq and Syria, declared an Islamic caliphate, recruited extremists from abroad and claimed credit for decapitating American journalist …

Bill O'Reilly's White Privilege Memo

Here's America's highest rated cable news host explaining why he doesn't believe in white privilege, a concept he says is "the big lie" being perpetuated by "racial hustlers."

White Privilege

What I Learned From Five Months of Travel

Five months of extended, slow travel taught me valuable life lessons that I never could have learned from a one-week vacation or a weekend getaway. Once I got past the initial lure of traveling to new places (including Guatemala, Taiwan, Australia, and Ethiopia), seeing new things, and doing …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

Cinnamon might slow Parkinson's, research suggests

Parkinson's disease, a neurological condition that causes body tremors and mobility troubles, affects an estimated 7-10 million people worldwide. While there is much research being done to create drugs that combat the illness, researchers at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center might have found …

Dementia

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Sun's activity triggers lightning strikes

Activity on the sun significantly increases the rate of lightning strikes on Earth, say researchers, making it feasible to predict when lightning strikes will become more frequent.<p>They discovered that when streams of high-speed solar particles strike the Earth's atmosphere, the average number of …

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Brilliant WarkaWater Towers Collect Drinking Water from Thin Air in Ethiopia

Italian designer Arturo Vittori has unveiled the WarkaWater Tower, a revoluntionary new way to collect clean drinking water in Ethiopia and other …