Harith Bahaman Shah

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50 Remarkably Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life, each and every day.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better …

Motivation

14 Natural Super Foods to Relieve Constipation Fast

The well being of a person has been linked to the health and the condition of the digestive system. So the digestive problems are the reason for …

Healthy Eating

The 8 different types of depression

Depression is often used as an overarching diagnosis, but there are several, specific types.<p>As with all mental illnesses, depression isn't an …

How Haiti became poor

In case you missed it, the President of the United States called Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries “shitholes,” then pretended like he didn’t …

12 Bizarre Events From The World Which Prove That We’ve Done Some Serious Damage To The Planet

<b>For decades, we have been told that climate is changing and this change will cause serious irreversible damage to the Earth's ecosystem.</b> But it seems …

Climate Change

8 subtle signs your body's telling you your diet is all wrong

Our bodies have clever ways of protesting<p>There's one very obvious way you can tell if your diet isn't healthy: putting on weight. But it's certainly …

10 Incredible Historic Sites We Lost Forever (Due To Stupidity)

We’ve told you before about the many important items our species has managed to somehow lose over the years. But a few mislaid books don’t even begin …

There's a Scientific Reason to Speak, Not Write, to Those Who Disagree With You

Sorry, keyboard warriors.<p>There may be more to the phrase "the voice of reason" than meets the ear.<p>When it comes to controversial ideas, a person's …

Could Climate Change Affect People’s Personalities?

People's personalities may be shaped by the temperatures of the places in which they grew up, a new study suggests. This could mean that as climate …

In Japan, mochi is way more than just dessert

In a world where carbs have become the enemy, Japan has remained largely untouched by anti-carb sentiments. Given that the Japanese word “<i>gohan”</i> is …

The Rise of Christianity

The rise of Christianity ultimately changed the face of western civilization. However, before it was embraced by both the emperor and citizens of the …

Read Literature to Learn and Love the Truth

The other night I testified (via telephone) before the Alaska state legislature, on the standards their public schools are adopting for classes in …

China's Plan For The Tallest Building Ever Could Save The World

While the architectures of yesteryear are often blamed for urban decay, today's buildings could be responsible for its renewal.<p>Jutting from the ground like two giant stalagmites, the latest design from UK architecture firm Chetwoods is going to blow the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, …

Burj Khalifa

A Giant Ocean Is Hidden Deep Below Earth's Surface

The results of the study will help scientists understand Earth's water cycle, and how plate tectonics moves water between the surface of the planet and interior reservoirs, researchers say.<p>The Earth's mantle is the hot, rocky layer between the planet's core and crust. Scientists have long suspected …

Geology

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

A startup is pushing an alternative to Facebook by showing how much info we really share

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>A social media startup called Five wants to give us a new way of communicating with our friends that’s more akin to a dinner …

MIT Media Lab

Our Gullible Brains

How our senses influence our thoughts<p>Can a person be bright? Cold? Soft? Sweet? When the psychologists Solomon Asch and Harriet Nerlove posed these questions to a group of 3- and 4-year-olds in 1960, the response, on the whole, was skeptical. “Poor people are cold because they have no clothes,” one …

The Mind Does Not Belong in a Cubicle

Our brains evolved to work most efficiently in natural environments.<p>A group of 16 people sits in front of large Mac desktops in clusters of three and four at a start-up in Brooklyn. Aside from the steady tapping away at keyboards, there is little noise. It’s six o’clock, and people just want to go …

What Is a Book?

Not just a bag of words, but a thing held by human hands.<p>BookTraces is a new project to track down the human markings in 19th-century books that, in the era of digitization, will (at best) end up in deep storage throughout the nation's library system.<p>The books are "a massive, distributed archive of …

Why study philosophy?

October 8, 2013<p>Philosophers are usually pictured as bearded older men. Perhaps the enthusiastic acceptance of this writer into the university course …

Daniel Kahneman on Bias

LISTEN TO DANIEL KAHNEMAN NOW!<p>Thinking is hard, and most of the time we rely on simple psychological mechanisms that can lead us astray. In this …

Should we mind our language?

<b>The Shrink</b><p>Ludwig Wittgenstein said that “philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.” He also said that …

Capitalism simply isn't working and here are the reasons why

Economist Thomas Piketty's message is bleak: the gap between rich and poor threatens to destroy us Thomas Piketty interview: capitalism just doesn't add up<p>Suddenly, there is a new economist making waves – and he is not on the right. At the conference of the Institute of New Economic Thinking in …

Skoll | Social Entrepreneurs Driving Large-scale Change

The Importance of Educating Girls

On the day that I heard of the kidnapping of the girls from their school in Nigeria, I was very upset. Innocent children, whose parents had sent them …

Taming the Mind

<b>Dan Harris</b> is a co-anchor of <i>Nightline</i> and the weekend edition of <i>Good Morning America</i> on ABC News. He has reported from all over the world, covering …

Meditation

Why You Should Meditate Your Way to Better Decisions

A new academic paper finds that meditation can help you choose a course of action unfettered by biases.<p>Imagine you could make a great decision just by closing your eyes, clearing your head, and focusing on your breathing.<p>If the notion sounds appealing, it's worth trying it out. A new paper by …

Meditation