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Living a Happy Life? What You NEED to Know!

What if purpose becomes the foundation for all that you do? What if, when all is said and done, the only deciding factor in your life is you?<p>I attended the Life Is Beautiful festival where 18-year-old Claire Winland delivered a speech so electric, it sent jolts of energy through the audience.<p>"We …

I have one of the best jobs in academia. Here's why I'm walking away. - Vox

My grandmother worked in a school cafeteria. My mother taught second grade. Nearly two decades ago, I resolved to enter public education, too, but with plans to rise even higher. I would become a college professor, advancing the scholarship of my discipline, free from the petty bureaucratic …

Higher Education

How to start an interesting conversation with anyone

Stop making people think and start making them feel.Gvahim/Flickr<i>How can I start an interesting conversation?​ originally appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are republishing an answer from Julian Reisinger, founder of Love Life Solved.</i><p>The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or …

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

The human 'superpredator' is unique — and unsustainable, study says

If you're looking for the world's top "super-predator," look no further than your own reflection.<p>A new study that examined 2,125 interactions between predators and their prey found that humans kill other carnivores at a rate far higher than all other top predators. But what solidifies our No. 1 …

A Quantum Theory of Money and Value

<i>This is a guest post by David Orrell, a mathematician and author of books including Truth or Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order (Yale University</i> …

Quantum Physics

Scientists just made a major breakthrough that could revolutionize the way we use energy

The advance may be an important step in the long-standing quest to achieve a room-temperature superconductor, which could help cities build vastly more efficient power grids, researchers say.<p>So far, superconductivity only works at very cold temperatures. And even though this new, record-breaking …

Solar-powered Sustainer Homes give you the freedom to live anywhere

1/12<p>offgrid sustainer homes<p>Wish you had the freedom to live anywhere without ever paying another cent in utilities? If so, Netherlands-based …

Off-grid

Don’t Waste the First Day of School

The first day of school is an opportunity. It’s a chance to let students know what they can expect from you and your class. Will the class be teacher …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

EdTech 10: Opportunities to Influence, Accelerate and Amplify EdTech

This week’s EdTech news exemplifies why now is great time to make an impact in EdTech. Curating these top news stories left us inspired to see …

The De-Conditioning of the Ego

Ida Lawrence, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>What could a person possibly gain from insecurity? What could be the reward of feeling undeserving? Why would we …

35-year-old American who thinks modern life is too stressful works 6 months a year, then lives on $10 a day adventuring around the world on a bicycle

Most of us lead a life that revolves around work. The average US worker clocks 47 hours a week, and when you add the time we spend commuting— another five to 10 hours — it pushes our work-related hours over 55. There's also work-related stress, which damages our health.<p>That can paint a vulgar …

The perfect hotel for thrill seekers hangs 400-feet off the side of a mountain

There's nothing quite like arriving at your hotel after an exhausting trip, strapping into a safety harness and ascending 400-feet using a series of …

Zip-lines

A promising approach to treating people who hear voices, also known as ‘auditory hallucinations’, is to get the patient or therapist to interact with the speaker<p>Somebody hears a voice, but nobody is speaking. It seems reasonable to assume that there is something going on in the head of this person …

Sometimes Entrepreneurs Just Need to Move the Moon

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Occasionally art really does imitate life, especially where entrepreneurs are concerned.<p>In an episode of <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation,</i> the planet Bre’el IV is in danger when a moon’s orbit deteriorates and threatens to smash into the …

Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple: A Mini Course from Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Hans Bethe

An émigré from Nazi Germany, Hans Bethe joined Cornell's physics department back in 1935. There, he built a remarkable career for himself. A nuclear …

1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Download 1,300 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 45,000 …

Audio-visual

The Glossary Universal Studios Gave Out to the First Audiences of David Lynch’s Dune (1984)

Next to <i>Star Wars</i>, David Lynch’s <i>Dune</i> was one of my very first introductions to great science fiction filmmaking, and my first introduction to David …

The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks

Every revolutionary age produces its own kind of nostalgia. Faced with the enormous social and economic upheavals at the nineteenth century’s end, …

EXPLORE NORWAY PT. TWO

<b>Footnotes:</b> All photos shot on a Fujifilm X-T1 with XF lenses of 14mm, 18-55mm, 35mm and 55-200mm. Processed in Lightroom. Property of Jonas …

Explore Norway - Pt. One

<b>Footnotes:</b> All photos shot on a Fujifilm X-T1 with XF lenses of 14mm, 18-55mm, 35mm and 55-200mm. Processed in Lightroom. Property of Jonas …

EXPLORE NORWAY - PT. THREE

<b>Footnotes:</b> All photos shot on a Fujifilm X-T1 with XF lenses of 14mm, 18-55mm, 35mm and 55-200mm. Processed in Lightroom. Property of Jonas …

The western front in 1917-1919 and now – interactive

Royal United Services Institute memorial challenges the preconception that senior officers had little contact with enemy<p>Published: 5 Aug 2014<p>Generation, whose lives were blighted by a conflict that claimed some 17 million military and civilian lives, honoured<p>Published: 4 Aug 2014<p>Lights went out for …

This Artist Has Put Together an Uber-Creative Diorama Every Day for the Past Three Years

For the past three and a half years, Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya‘s daily to-do list has included creating and photographing a miniature diorama. …

Inspiration: Take a Stunning 4K Time-Lapse Trip Across the US in Five Minutes

Last month we featured <i>A Day In the Life</i> of Roadtrippers time-lapse photographer Joel Schat — a wonderful, jealousy-inducing BTS look at Schat’s …

Is There Life on Charon?

The dwarf planet Pluto and most of its moons were named after the Roman god of death and his grim entourage, so it would be ironic if they turned out …

10 Things A Startup Founder Learned About Money While Backpacking Around The World

"I realized I was living a childhood dream," he says of that moment, near the beginning of his year-long, 21-country travel adventure. "And I started wondering why I was the only one there. "<p>That epiphany became the first seed of his financial education website, Phroogal, which crowdsources …