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Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

Climate Change: These Plants Could Capture Half Of All Carbon Dioxide In The Atmosphere

We’ve already passed the carbon dioxide tipping point, and human activity is “extremely likely” to be the cause of climate change, meaning we can brace ourselves for greater famines and natural disasters. But what if we could figure out a cheaper way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere? …

Never buy a bitter watermelon again

What's inside that watermelon? Juicy sweetness, or hollow bitterness? (Photo: NattapolStudiO / Shutterstock)<p>University students invent a sensor that …

Why did Trump attack Franken but stay quiet on Moore? Simple.

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to making sense of President Donald Trump's public statements, especially his tweets, the first rule is to not think too hard. Trump is not operating out of a secret genius playbook. There is no game theory reasoning in effect here.<p>So when Trump, silent for so long on Roy …

This Is How Legal Cannabis Is Improving Public Health

Legal cannabis access is associated with numerous favorable public health outcomes. Here are just a few of them.<p><b>FEWER OPIOID DEATHS</b><p>Changes in the …

The Myth of the Kindly General Lee

The legend of the Confederate leader’s heroism and decency is based in the fiction of a person who never existed.<p>The strangest part about the continued personality cult of Robert E. Lee is how few of the qualities his admirers profess to see in him he actually possessed.<p>Memorial Day has the …

Art in a New World | U.S. Trust

Capital Acumen Issue 32<p>Art In A New World<p>The art market is attracting new buyers and changing attitudes toward art as a part of an overall financial portfolio.<p>Plainpicture/Arthurimages/Roland Halbe<p>From baroque and romantic to surrealist and modern, the world of fine art has a long history of …

3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

5 Must-Try Traditional Hawaiian Foods

Tuck into Hawaiian favorites, like the malasada, something between a donut hole and a jelly donut. (Photo: Alamy)<p>A quick Hawaiian language lesson: …

5 Questions That Will Make You Emotionally Strong

Ever been caught in the grip of extreme emotions? I’m gonna guess whatever decision you made next probably wasn’t a good one.When we’re anxious, …

Sean Spicer seemed to tie marijuana use to opioids. The evidence isn’t on his side.

The epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States has been well documented. A staggering 33,000 people died in 2015 from overdosing on prescription painkillers, heroin or similar drugs, on par with the number killed by firearms and in car accidents.<p>The epidemic is growing, but its general …

Cannabis

8 Profound Principles of the Zen Samurai That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

I think we can all agree that sometimes it’s difficult to live a life of virtue. We know that holding ourselves to high moral standards will be …

Keith Olbermann Says 'We Were Invaded' By Russia During The Election

The fact that “there was not blood on the streets” doesn’t change his conclusion, he says.<p>Keith Olbermann likened Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election to help Donald Trump gain power to an actual invasion.<p>“We were invaded, is what it boils down to,” GQ’s special correspondent …

A $112,000 White Truffle?! At Auction, Philly Embraces Fungi Mania

Bowtie-bedecked auctioneer Samuel Freeman was faced with the unusual task of convincing a crowd to buy something he admits he knows nothing about: the Tartufo Bianco d'Alba, or Alba White Truffle.<p>"I've never auctioned food before," Freeman says, "and I'd never even eaten a truffle until two days …

Trump's EPA pick could have a surprisingly tough time dismantling Obama's environmental legacy

Legal experts and former EPA officials said Pruitt could score some early easy wins in January, killing regulations the Obama administration rushed through during his final months in office, such as the agency's rule to curb methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.<p>That is because a …

Dimension Data hand over 150 bikes to school children

During their week-long training camp in South Africa, the Dimension Data riders and staff took the time out to head to a local school to hand out 150 …

Road Bikes

9 mind-expanding documentaries to increase your intelligence

Be honest, now and then we all spend our free time watching various TV series, don’t we? And while some may consider it to be a rather meaningless …

My great-uncle's lover was the inspiration for Lara in Doctor Zhivago - not his wife

It was in 1935 that Boris Pasternak, then aged 45, first spoke of his intent to write an epic Russian novel. And it was to my grandmother, his younger sister, Josephine, (who married her Pasternak cousin, hence the continuation of the surname) that he confided that the seeds of a novel were …

560G titanium folding bicycle lock is light weight, claims heavy security

The 560G titanium folding lock is named for its weight, just 560 grams, yet it’ll hold up to 4′ bolt cutters, freezing, chiseling and hammering with …

Titanium

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A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

Literary travel: around the world in 10 must-read books

Ann Morgan spent a year reading a book from every country in the world – 196 in total. Here she picks 10 favourites that vividly evoke the regions they describe<p>• <b>If</b> <b>you’ve read a book with a powerful sense of place or one that inspired you to travel, we’d love to hear about it in the comments below</b><p>In …

Books

Microsoft is considering a smaller, cheaper Xbox to compete with the Apple TV

Microsoft had considered a similar smaller Xbox back in 2013 when the Xbox One first launched, but scrapped it.<p>Sams, a long-time Microsoft reporter and blogger, says that he's heard that this smaller Xbox One console would be designed to only run games and apps from the Windows Store app market — …

Six Reasons Why Exercising Is Better When You Consume Marijuana

Marijuana

Microsoft Created an Android App That Intelligently Organizes Your Phone

Microsoft promises that its latest Android app will make it easier than ever to find commonly used apps without having to dig through your phone.<p>The …

Apps

10 Tricks to Improve Your Wi-Fi Signal at Home

Life without reliable internet access is like a taxi driver without a reliable car. Living in the digital age where information is given and received …

Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune System

“We are all tethered to our social worlds by invisible but steel strong wires.”<p>Relationships, Adrienne Rich argued in her magnificent meditation on love, refine our truths. But they also, it turns out, refine our immune systems. That’s what pioneering immunologist <b>Esther Sternberg</b> examines in <b>The</b> …

Shaman Explains How Ayahuasca Can Facilitate A Spiritual Awakening

There's a lot more to learn about this powerful, psychoactive brew that's gaining popularity in North America.<p>Ayahuasca has been used in religious ceremonies for centuries. Called the "vine of the soul," ayahuasca is a brew typically made from the <i>Banisteriopsis caapi</i> vine and <i>Psychotria viridis</i> …

How To Build A 400sqft Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin For $2k

Basic information on solar energy<p>Solar energy is one of the world’s best and largest natural resources. Solar power is said to be green since, in …

Solar Power