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Trump Considering Firing Dow Jones Industrial Average

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—After watching it suffer its worst losses since he became President, Donald Trump is “seriously considering” firing the Dow Jones Industrial Average, aides have confirmed.<p>According to the aides, Trump is “furious” at the D.J.I.A. for going down so precipitously and …

Stock Markets

How Americans came to embrace meditation, and with it, Hinduism

This week marks the death anniversary of Mahesh Yogi, the Indian guru who brought transcendental meditation to the West in the sixties and became a …

Improving Ourselves to Death

What the self-help gurus and their critics reveal about our times.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Happy New Year, you! Now that the champagne has gone flat and the Christmas tree is off to be mulched, it’s time to turn your thoughts …

14 Truly Beginner Exercises That Every Newbie Should Try — No Equipment Needed

Beginning your fitness journey and have no idea where to start? We gotchu. These truly beginner moves will allow you to build strength and create a mind-body connection while you get comfortable with exercise. No dumbbells or fancy machines required: just you, your bodyweight, and a little space to …

Tomb of Xerxes

Illustration<p>by <b>Roodiparse</b><br>published on 26 April 2012<p>The rock-cut tomb at Naqsh-e Rustam north of Persepolis, copying that of Darius I, is usually …

Ten 2018 predictions from the co-founder of the Blockchain Research Institute

A year ago, Alex Tapscott (my co-author of <i>Blockchain Revolution</i>) and I made some predictions for 2017. At the end of the year we compared those predictions to what had actually occurred. Overall they stood up well.<p>Notably we said: <i>“Bitcoin will hit $2,000 (that’s right: one bitcoin will be worth</i> …

Blockchain

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Existence of advanced UFOs 'beyond reasonable doubt', says ex-Pentagon official who ran secret US government programme

The existence of unidentified flying objects using technology more advanced than human capabilities has been proved “beyond reasonable doubt”, the …

The 3-Minute Hack to Improve Your HIIT Performance

It might sound counterintuitive, but mindful meditation has been shown to improve your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts<p>Meditation and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) might seem like polar opposites. After all, when you’re busting out burpees and dumbbell snatches, you’re not …

3,500-Year-Old Tombs Uncovered in Egypt. One Has a Mummy

The final resting places of two ancient officials contain colorful grave goods, an elaborate mural, and linen-wrapped human remains.<p>Egyptian officials today announced the discovery and excavation of two tombs found in the necropolis of Dra' Abu el-Naga in Luxor. The tombs, dated to the 18th Dynasty …

I Spent a Week Comparing the iPhone X, Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S8. Here's What I Found

If you’re shopping for a new smartphone, there’s a good chance three options immediately come to mind: the iPhone X, the Galaxy S8, or the Google …

How is Transcendental Meditation different from mindfulness?

Mindfulness meditation, often associated with Vipassana (a Buddhist practice), is generally considered to be a form of "open monitoring"—watching …

‘A bitcoin is worthless’

<i>A roundup of what The Globe and Mail's market strategist Scott Barlow is reading today on the Web</i><p>Ask an economics professor "what is money" they will probably either roll their eyes or run away screaming – there are criteria, but no consistent theoretical definition.<p>For this reason, I have no …

Ellora Caves

Ellora (also known as Elura and, in ancient times, as Elapura) is a sacred site in Maharastra, central India. Ellora is a UNESCO world heritage site …

The Essential Phone is a lot better than you might think

Over the course of just a few months, the Essential Phone has transformed from an overpriced device that was hard to recommend to just about anyone …

Mobile Technology

An exhibition so powerful it makes you cry - Living with Gods, British Museum, review

When was the last time you cried in an exhibition? I can tell you when I did. It was last Thursday afternoon, inside Living with Gods, a new exhibition of around 160 objects at the British Museum, which complements Neil MacGregor’s ongoing Radio 4 series about the history of religious belief.<p>In …

British Museum

Why Losing Weight at Any Age Can Save You Up to $30,000

You can get healthier and fund your retirement at the same time.<p>There are numerous benefits to maintaining a healthy weight, but what if we thought about these benefits not just in terms of our lifestyle, but also in terms of our bank accounts? A new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of …

Dokkōdō: The Path Of Aloneness

What Miyamoto Musashi wanted you to know before he died.

Spirituality

The Ancient underwater city Heracleion - Abu Kir / Egypt

The city dates back to the 6th century B.C. and holds some of the most beautiful artifacts you could imagine.<br>Things like grand statues of gods and …

9 places in the US where people are happier, living longer, and least likely to run out of money

That's according to U.S. News & World Report, whose latest study ranked the top states for folks 65 and older.<p>In 2016, Americans older than 65 accounted for about 15% of the total US population.<p>By 2050, that share is expected to grow to 20%, thanks to increased life expectancy and population …

Demographics

Audi's flagship A8 has an overwhelming amount of tech

The 2019 Audi A8 is one of the most, if not <i>the</i> most technically advanced cars in the world, so when the company offered a test drive, how could we resist? While we didn't get to see the vaunted Level 3 self-driving, there were still a lot of cutting-edge features on display. If anything, the sheer …

How-to: Hack the SNES Classic Edition and add more games [Video]

As expected, the SNES Classic Edition has been hacked to allow users to load more games on the miniature console, effectively turning it into the ultimate SNES machine. By utilizing a Windows utility called hakchi2, users can quickly backup the SNES Classic Edition kernel, and replace it with a …

Retrogaming

How to Create a Body of Work and a Distinctive Style as an Artist

Develop a unique painting style and create a portfolio for a gallery.<p>If you're looking to get gallery representation, or to sell your art in some …

How to Approach an Art Gallery with Your Paintings

Before You Ask for Representation, Learn the Ins and Outs of Galleries<p>You’ve reached the stage in your development as an artist where you have a body …

22 Public Works of Art You Have to Visit in Your Lifetime

Reach for that bucket list, because we've got a few things to add to it. From Antony Gormley to Claes Oldenburg, when it comes to public works of art, they're responsible for the crème de la crème, and you can visit them! Read on for the 22 global art spots you just can't miss . . . then keep …

LG is selling a phone that repels mosquitoes

It's getting tougher and tougher for phone makers to differentiate.<p>So LG's latest bright spark appears to be a phone that integrates an ultrasound …

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …

This 11-Minute HIIT Workout Hits Muscles You Never Even Knew You Had

<i>Join Cody for $20 a month and access more than 2,500 workout videos to establish an at-home yoga practice, challenge your strength, and up your</i> …

Interpreting the Bible Just Got More Complicated

The English translation of the recently discovered oldest Latin version of the Gospels may be problematic for those who want to read the Bible as a …