Anu Biswas

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A Guide to Cultivating Compassion in Your Life, With 7 Practices

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” <i>– Dalai Lama</i><p>I believe compassion to be one of the …

The Guide to 10 Great Theme Parks in the Netherlands

What are the best theme parks in the Netherlands?<p>You’re in luck! There are plenty of theme parks in the Netherlands for you to visit, most of them …

Roller Coasters

The Shattering Double Vision of V. S. Naipaul

Over the years, I have kept coming back to an image: a young writer, a twenty-six-year-old Indian man, sits at a desk in a small flat in Streatham Hill, a modest area of South London. It is 1958, and he is working on a long book that will become, in time, one of the great novels of the twentieth …

Literature

From Death Traps to Disneyland: The 600-Year History of the Roller Coaster

Rides may be faster and taller over the centuries, but the rules of physics still apply.<p>The resounding click-clack muffles the murmur of anticipation as the train inches up the wooden structure. When the riders reach the apex, the bright blue summer sky swallows everything. Then, with a lurch, …

Trains

How To Identify An Extreme Narcissist

73.0K Shares<p>The extreme narcissist is a person characterized by a complete lack of empathy for other people. They feel superior to others and see …

Narcissism

Location-Based Virtual Reality Could Open the Floodgates for VR

INFLUENCER: REWIND's Sol Rogers digs into location-based VR, and how it gives participants experiences impossible to have at home<p>The most compelling …

Virtual Reality

The Best Amusement Parks in Japan

Whiplash-inducing rollercoasters, two side-by-side Disney Resorts, a hot spring theme park, and a whole Hello Kitty world – it’s fair to say that …

The World’s First Digital Art Museum Opens in Tokyo

It’s almost surprising the Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless is the first dedicated digital art museum in the world – a …

Art

Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

A New $2-billion Amusement Park Four Times the Size of Disneyland Is Coming to Ohio (Video)

Developers are about to break ground on a new amusement park outside of Columbus, Ohio.<p>Planet Oasis Ohio is investing $2 billion in the park project, …

Roller Coasters

Unbeatable views around the world from observation wheels: The 10 most famous Ferris wheels

You may also like these photo galleries<p>Despite climate change threat, Aussie ski resorts are booming<p>Second-hand A380 returns to skies to replace …

Travel

Editor's notebook: A galaxy far, far away just got a whole lot closer to Orlando - Orlando Business Journal

By Cindy Barth <br>– Editor, Orlando Business Journal<p>Jul 31, 2018, 2:05pm EDT<p>When I moved to Florida in February 1977, an amazing thing happened a few …

Walt Disney Company

Blu-ray Review - Rollercoaster (1977)

<b>Rollercoaster</b>, 1977.<p>Directed by James Goldstone.<br>Starring George Segal, Timothy Bottoms, Richard Widmark, Harry Guardino, Susan Strasber, Henry Fonda, …

Roller Coasters

A new 'Harry Potter' coaster is being built at Universal Orlando — here's what we know

Disney World is bringing a giant "Star Wars" land to its Hollywood Studios park next year, but there's another big attraction coming in 2019 to Florida you may have forgotten about.<p>Universal's Islands of Adventure is currently working on a new Harry Potter-themed coaster. It's going to replace the …

Walt Disney Company

TripAdvisor names Travelers' Choice awards for theme parks

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for Amusement Parks today, and we've got the top ten listed in the gallery above. Winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and …

Walt Disney Company

Record-breaking Intamin Hyperion mega coaster opens at Energylandia

Europe's fastest and highest space themed mega coaster - Hyperion from Intamin - has opened at Energylandia theme park in Poland.

Trains

Our Grand Delusion

Z<i>en teacher Norman Fischer was born in Pennsylvania in 1946 to observant Jewish parents. As a child he prayed regularly. He became obsessed with</i> …

Meditation

Pixar Pier preview: What it’s like to ride the Incredicoaster at Disney California Adventure

• The Incredicoaster races past Poultry Palace at Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park during a media preview day in Anaheim, CA, on …

The Park DB

In the first part of this series, we evaluated the revenue side of theme park business models. In this series, we’ll continue our exploration of the …

This Insane New Roller Coaster Drops 200-Feet Right Out of the Gate

Including one that drops 10 floors right out of the gate.<p>It’s a special day when a kid finally stands tall enough to ride a real roller coaster. No …

The Best Universities in the World Today

When it comes to choosing a research university, you should probably, well, do your research.<p>Choose a college wisely. Consider factors such as cost, …

When It Comes to Achievement, There's Good News and Bad News

It really doesn't matter if you have natural ability or not.<p>You want to dominate in your profession, perfect your skill as a performer, or impress the world with your writing, artwork, or athletic achievements. There's just one problem: You're not very good at whatever it is you seek to do.<p>Should …

What if we knew when and how we'd die?

Even a 42.8 millisecond flash of the word “death” across a computer screen is enough to make us act differently – and not always for the better.<p>You and everyone you’ve ever known will someday die. According to some psychologists, this uncomfortable truth constantly lurks in the back of our minds …

Psychology

Calgary students learn laws of physics aboard Calaway's stomach-churning Vortex

Calgary high school students screamed at the top of their lungs while riding roller-coasters and hopping on other rides Friday to experience the …

SeaWorld must free animals to keep its head above water

<b>SeaWorld just treading water until it changes</b><p>Re <i>“</i><i>Is this the year SeaWorld makes a comeback?</i><i>”</i> (May 16): One blip won’t move the needle, so SeaWorld …

Stepping behind the walls: Nine new things we learned about Toy Story Land

The countdown to the opening of Toy Story Land on June 30th is well under way, and I had the opportunity to step behind the themed walls at Disney’s …

First look: Po kicks again at Universal Studios with 'Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor's Quest'

Po is back in fighting form at Universal Studios Hollywood.<p>The martial arts and dumpling-loving Dragon Warrior stars in <i>Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor's Quest</i> the first attraction for the newly built DreamWorks Theatre, which opens its doors on June 15.<p>The immersive adventure brings guests into Po's …

Trump’s and Bolton’s Instincts Form a Toxic Combination

The interplay between the two helps explain the confusion whirling around the North Korea summit.<p>Why did the Trump administration cancel its much-hyped nuclear summit with North Korea? And why the confusing semi-backtrack the following day, in which Trump embraced North Korea’s “warm and productive …

North Korea

Six Flags debuts Mardi Gras Hangover ride

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new attraction at Six Flags Great America can turn life upside down for all who step aboard.<p>The ride, dubbed Mardi Gras Hangover, opened Memorial Day weekend 2018 at the Gurnee, Illinois, theme park near Chicago. It sends 32 thrill-seekers up and around the inside of a 100-foot-tall loop …

Mardi Gras

Record-breaking loop roller coaster to open at Six Flags Great America this Spring

GURNEE -- Six Flags Great America has opened their new record-breaking roller coaster, the Mardi Gras Hangover.<p>According to Six Flags, the new …