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Obama says Russian Syria proposal could be a breakthrough

President Obama said on Monday he would "run to ground" a proposal outlined by the Russians that would wrest control of chemical weapons from Syria and would potentially head off a U.S. military strike against the Bashar Assad regime.<p>Obama, who conducted a half dozen television interviews on Monday …

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …

Canoeing

Crystal Thornburg, California

California

iOS 7 brings high-dynamic-range (HDR) photography to iPad for the first time

In addition to various other enhancements (as we covered in an extensive video), we have discovered that Apple has finally brought high-dynamic-range photo taking capabilities to the iPad with iOS 7. HDR photography was introduced for the iPhone in iOS 4.1, and the feature allows the device to take …

The Best Advice Ever Given

Rolf Lium was a sharp-looking Norwegian-American with blond hair, strong physique, and square jaw, six-foot-three, a member of the swimming team at Minnesota's Carleton College. He spent the summer between his junior and senior years in the Black Hills as student pastor for a small church, though …

Hung Up

Cultivating Self-Awareness

Awareness is what makes humans unique from all other species. No other species, as far as we are aware, has the same degree of awareness that humans are capable of, and it's what drives us to delve into our minds and into outer space. Self-awareness is a tremendous tool for helping us understand …

Emotional Intelligence

Meditation In Action: Why You Should Be More Mindful In Relationships (PHOTOS)

<i>By Headspace</i><p>Mindfulness will undoubtedly help you get some headspace and make a difference in your life. But there’s another good reason for training the mind. Whether we like it or not, we share the world in which we live with other people and, unless we want to live as a solitary yogi or hermit …