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When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

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19 Science-Backed Reasons to Meditate

With more and more people touting its life-changing benefits (we’re looking at you, Anderson Cooper!), it’s safe to say that meditation has gone …

The Lean Muscle Diet

Ignore the trendy, complex diet plans designed to shrink your wallet and not your gut. To build the body you've always wanted, live like you already have it<p>When men set out to lose weight, they usually start at the wrong place. They pick a popular diet; <i>any</i> diet, it doesn't matter which one. Most …

Meditation Need-to-Know for Beginners

13<p>SHARES<p>We know what you're thinking: "You want me to sit still and try not to think? I'm <i>way</i> too busy for that." But meditation is so much …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

Stomach fat, be gone!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Clean eating and hitting the gym can help you reach your weight-loss goal, but you might find you have a little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do to …

Boost Creative Expression With Meditation

Photo credit: Mitchell Joyce, Flickr Creative Commons<p><i>"Creativity is always from the beyond." -- Osho</i><p>Do you feel a creative spark -- have an inspired idea or a creative aspiration -- but when it comes down to doing the work, you struggle to get started?<p>More often than not, when this happens, we are …

Nasa researches Star Trek warp drive for future space travel

Nasa scientists are developing a Star Trek-style “warp drive” that may eventually allow spacecraft to travel to the stars faster the speed of light.<p>Dr Harold White, a physicist at Nasa’s Johnson Space Centre, is conducting research to create a warp in space and time.<p>These so called “warp bubbles” …

Mindfulness’ “truthiness” problem: Sam Harris, science and the truth about Buddhist tradition

Sam Harris wants practitioners out of religion business. But the supposed science behind it is its own mythology<p>The spike of popular interest in the mindfulness movement, with its enthusiastic endorsements among celebrities, politicians, CEOs and other movers and shakers, has made its champions …

The Science of Building a Better Six-Pack

Discover the best ways to melt your middle and chisel a rock-hard core<p>The fitness industry is a crazy business, especially when it comes to abs. For example, if you want to reveal your six-pack, you generally have two product choices.<p><i>1. The too-easy-to-work method.</i>You know this better as "5-minute …

Approach Fitness Like a Video Game and Start Leveling Up

Gamers like me spend hours leveling up our characters so that they're stronger and faster and can defeat enemies more easily. Why not try that in …

How Much Should You Exercise to Lose Weight?

Breathe: You don't need to sweat 24/7.<p><i>This article was written by Leta Shy and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>The contestants on <i>The Biggest Loser</i> spend hours a day in the gym with one goal in mind—to lose the most weight. But how frequently should you exercise to drop pounds in …

5 Easy Ways To Begin a Meditation Practice (For Reals!)

I recently finished yoga teacher training, and the one thing that’s eluded me on this journey is meditation. I’m pretty close to some impressive arm …

10 Ways to Lose 25 Pounds

Follow these steps and weight loss won’t seem impossible.<p>Want to lose 25 pounds? Sure, it’s a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to feel like mission impossible.<p>You can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain. Oftentimes, …

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10 best Android diet apps and Android nutrition apps

One of the more difficult tasks in staying healthy is maintaining a good diet. Exercise is also definitely important. However, if you’re eating the worst stuff, it’ll be for naught. There are just too many awesome foods out there that are also horrible for you. In this round up, we’ll go over the …

New Raspberry Pi Mobile Phone Tutorial Published By Adafruit (video)

Hobbyists and makers that would like to build their own Raspberry Pi mobile phone may be interested in the new tutorial that has been published on …

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance

I choked.<p>It was just a middle-school tennis match against a manifestly worse player, but I became overwhelmed with anxiety. Before we’d started, the most important thing was to win. But during the match, I just wanted to get off the court <i>fast.</i> Burping uncontrollably, afraid of throwing up, I hit …

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

Your Secret Weapon for Bigger Muscles

Hammer every last muscle fiber with this resistance band workout

21 Ways to Melt Your Gut

Shrink your flab in no time flat with these expert-approved waist reducers<p>OVERVIEW<p><b>RIVERS CUT CANYONS. CONTINENTS DRIFT. THE GUY IN SEAT 23F</b> hogs the armrest. Before we even notice, subtle shifts can add up to big changes. Social scientists call this phenomenon "creeping normalcy." It's bad news …

5 Crazy-But-True Ways to Boost Your Fitness Motivation

You won’t believe the surprising tactics that will actually get your butt in gear.<p>Motivation is a tricky thing—and sometimes the best ways to cultivate it aren’t completely obvious. When it comes to these research-backed strategies, that couldn’t be truer. Here are some of the most surprising ways …

Alan Watts on Spiritual Materialism.

The Trickster Guru by Alan Watts<p>“I have often thought of writing a novel, similar to Thomas Mann’s “Confessions of Felix Krull,” which would be the …

December 2012

ENLIGHTENED MYSTICS OF THE EAST<p>TILOPA<p><b>Tilopa sees the suchness of things; he is without choice.<br>He sees both the morning and the evening together,<br>he</b> …

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Are Telepathy Experiments Stunts or Science? - MIT Technology Review

Two scientific teams this year patched together some well-known technologies to directly exchange information between human brains.<p>The projects, in …