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Weight Watchers Diet: Real Food on Your Menu (#1 in Easiest Diets to Follow)

Weight Watchers Diet is one of the most popular diets today. In 1963, Weight Watchers was initiated by Jean Nidetch, a homemaker from Brooklyn. Today …

This Is the Worst Insect Sting in the World

It’s not where you’d think.<p>One day while Justin Schmidt was riding his bicycle, something went terribly wrong.<p>“I was huffing and puffing, so my mouth was open, and this damn honeybee flew right in and stung me on the tongue,” he says. He tumbled to the ground, flailing in agony. Later he described …

3 Ways to Better Control Your Mind and Thoughts

Maybe you don't have any trouble with your thoughts, but I do. Thoughts pop into my mind without my permission faster than a mosquito bites my skin on a sweltering summer afternoon. And, equally without my permission.<p>Descartes, father of modern philosophy, pointed to both the distinguishing …

Meditation

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The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

Hiking

Foundational sūtras of Zen

<b>Foundational sūtras of Zen</b><p>Albert Low exposed [Low00] the five main sūtras relevant to Zen:<br>• the Heart sūtra <i>(Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya sūtra),</i><br>• the Diamond sūtra <i>(Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā sūtra),</i><br>• the <i>Vimalakīrti sūtra,</i><br>• the <i>Laṅkāvatāra sūtra,</i><br>• the <i>Śūraṅgama sūtra.</i><p>These sūtras laid the foundation for the Zen traditions. Not only do they provide a context for kōan practice, but they may also be referred to directly.<p>The Flower Ornament sūtra <i>(Avataṃsaka sūtra)</i> may also be mentioned in relation to Zen, …

Cleansing the Internal Organs: A Comparison Between The Methods of Yogis and Qi Gong Masters

Christina Sarich, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Looking at Qi vs Prana<p>It is possible that each of these subtle energies are quite similar but some …

Google’s Sundar Pichai Is Cool With Samsung’s Android Dominance

Despite Google’s explosive growth in its Android mobile operating system, the company may have a problem. Among the many hardware manufacturing …

24 Wedding Hairstyles for Brides, Guests, and More

Because 80 percent of your friends just got engaged, and sock buns give you the creeps.<p>With engagement season done and over with, you have about 72 weddings to look forward to this year. Don't settle for basic when it comes to your updo— this is a sock bun-free zone. Whether you're the bride, a …

Hairstyling

Using Google Glass: at the Indy 500 and Coca-Cola 600

A day in the life of a hungover cyborg<p><i>I am not a shy man.</i><p>I stood in the bathroom of my hotel room in Indianapolis, repeating those words to myself in the mirror. I needed to find courage in those words. I needed to find resolve.<p>I needed to find the strength to walk downstairs to the hotel bar …

Next On Deck For Khan Academy: Better Diagnostics And Internationalization

Even though Sal Khan is now running a platform that serves 6 million students and people a month, he’s still churning out a couple videos a week.<p>What’s been most recently on deck? World War I.<p>To make a video, Khan says he’ll front-load several books worth of reading on everything from the Armistice …

How a 13-year-old’s trip to the doctor led to a startup driving innovation in women’s health

Adolescence is tough enough without the threat of cancer or the fear of being unable to have children. But for Surbhi Sarna, high school was an extra …

A Pet Drone That Follows You Like A Lost Puppy [Video]

This autonomous flying servant can track and record you from the sky.<p>Drones can't fetch a taco for you, but they can lift cameras into the sky and return impressive aerial video and photography. Trouble is, today's flying machines require a human pilot to manipulate their complex controls.<p>Sameer …

Google Glass's #1 Fan

For an unreleased product whose initial price point (and utility?) remains a disconnect for most people, Google Glass (via Google+ and Twitter) certainly has garnered a boffo share of media attention – good, bad and geeky.<p>In Sunday’s <i>New York Times</i>, two professors examine a new dimension of the …

Android this week: Nexus 7 cloned for $149; Google Edition HTC One; Chrome beta updated

Small slate shoppers have a new option to choose this week: Hisense debuted a tablet that looks like a Nexus 7. The Sera 7 Pro tablet uses the same …

Beautiful Close-Up Underwater Photos of Luminous Sea Creatures

Photographer Joshua Lambus has put together a beautiful series of photographs showing luminous creatures of the deep glowing with light against a …

Historical Perspectives: Ten Vintage Watches That Should Be More Expensive Than They Are, And Why

The world of vintage watches is a funny thing. Not funny “haha,” but rather funny “hmm, I see." The peaks and valleys in prices of wristwatches sold …

Watches

This Is A Gorgeous Redesign Concept For Apple's iPhone Software

This year's iOS is widely reported to be getting a the first major redesign in the history of the software. The new look is said to be lacking in the glitz and the gloss that's been prevalent throughout iOS's life.<p>Instead, we're supposed to get a cleaner, simpler design.<p>Simply Zesty decided to whip …

Widgets

A Chandelier that Projects Tree Shadows | Colossal

<p>This remarkable chandelier from Hilden & Diaz projects a 360° shadow of trees and roots onto the walls surrounding it. Titled Forms in Nature the …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Natural light was harnessed for these spectacular A+Award-winning projects.<p>Renowned architects have now …

Architecture

Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

World's Most Interesting Foods: 10 International Cuisines For A Tough Stomach

To really get the flavor of another country, you have to dine like the locals. Tasting the local cuisines across the world can mean French pastries or Swiss chocolate, but true adventurers will test their stomachs with these international dishes.<p>From Ecuadorian guinea pigs to Filipino duck embryo's …