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The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

DIY Li-ion battery building kit opens door for homemade ebikes, powerwalls and even EVs

For DIY enthusiasts in the green energy community, homemade lithium-ion battery packs have long been a holy grail. For everything from home solar energy storage to garage-built electric bicycles, go-karts and full-size EVs, lithium-ion batteries were once one of the most limiting factors for …

Americans used to eat pigeon all the time—and it could be making a comeback

It’s reviled by city slickers, but revered by chefs.<p>Brobson Lutz remembers his first squab with perfect clarity. It was the 1970s at the now-closed French restaurant Lutèce in New York City. “I came from North Alabama where there was a lot of dove and quail hunting and I knew how tasty little birds …

6 no-bloat breakfast recipes full of gut-boosting benefits

You’ve got your day all planned out: morning yoga, major work meeting, followed by a dance party with friends. But then your breakfast lands in your …

Wellness

500-year-old secrets of boxwood miniatures unlocked - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>After hundreds of years, experts have solved one of the art world's great mysteries.<p>Since the early 1500s, miniature boxwood carvings have confounded viewers with their depictions of heaven, hell and life on Earth, sculpted in minute detail.<p>Coveted by the wealthiest …

These Are the Best Green Beauty Products Out There

When you need credible beauty recommendations, you might turn to your favorite bloggers (hai!), YouTubers or in-the-know besties for tips on what products they consider to be so legit. But when it comes to green beauty — a territory which hasn’t been <i>that</i> forged by the mainstream beauty crowd — it …

Hair Care

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

The World According to MFK Fisher in 8 Sumptuous Quotes

Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher, the real-life subject of Ashley Warlick’s new historical fiction <i>The Arrangement</i>, wrote about food in words both terse and luxurious. Alongside the foodstuffs and glassfuls, she also cataloged the people, rooms, and worlds surrounding the plates set before her. To MFK …

Food & Dining

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

The Pope, Dope, and Mexican Satanic Cults

TIERRA CALIENTE, Mexico — They came by the thousands and the tens of thousands. The faithful lined the streets in rows 10 deep and crowded the …

Mexico

How the ancient art of writing therapy can help you create a brighter future

British author Graham Greene, in his 1980 book, "Ways of Escape," put into words what most writers know: "Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human …

'Steller Stories' Wants To Bring Longform Storytelling To Social Media

Unlike Instagram or Facebook, the new app hopes to enable real world communities<p>Sometime after midnight in late August, Lake McDonald was a mirror for columns of light dancing across the distant peaks of Glacier National Park. “Looks like someone’s having a rock concert behind the mountains,” …

Explore Chemistry Like Never Before, Inside A Minecraft World Of Molecules

There’s no better way to get inside an amino acid<p>Minecraft, which allows players to have free rein of a seemingly endless landscape ripe for construction, is the top-selling standalone game of all time. It’s popular with enterprising adults, who have built such things inside the game as a working …

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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Forget resolutions—use these nerdy lifehacks to make life a little better in a lot of ways

It’s New Year’s. You want to set goals, and achieve them. But, realistically, you’re probably not going to. Researchers find that anywhere from 40% to 8% of Americans who set New Year’s resolutions successfully stick to them.<p>The problem is that people often aim to completely overhaul their lives, …

The Casties: Quartz’s awards for the best podcasts of 2015

The staggering growth of podcasts is great for those of us that love them. <b></b>With all of these new options, it’s really tough to know which are actually worth listening to. There are great podcasts of many types: expertly produced narrative storytelling, short fiction, a couple of people chatting for …

Cord cutters face a sea of streaming options

Like millions of other consumers, Evan Hartstein was fed up with pay TV.<p>The 40-year-old father of two was paying nearly $250 a month for a bundle of phone, high-speed Internet and hundreds of cable channels that he and his family barely watched.<p>So Hartstein and his wife recently ditched their …

Madrid Spain the Ultimate Spanish Experience

Madrid is the vibrant capital city of Spain, all day and all night long. Madrid is a city that would require years to satisfactorily explore. Its …

Planning A Quick Trip To Barcelona Spain

When planning a trip to Barcelona, the planning strategy is as important as the plans themselves – if you don’t go about it the right way, for …

Mealworms convert Styrofoam waste into usable soil

Researchers have found a scourge for the 33 million tons of plastic dumped each year in the US: mealworms. A team from Stanford and China's Beihang University found that the beetle larvae stay perfectly healthy eating just Styrofoam, which is normally considered non-biodegradable. Better still, the …

Microscopic "water bears" led researchers to discover a new type of glass

Glass seems pretty perfect the way it is, but researchers are constantly looking for ways to make it better. University of Chicago researchers …

How The World's Largest Steel Manufacturer Is Trying To Go Green

The world’s largest steel manufacturer is trying to clean up its act.<p>Producing steel is a dirty business, yielding in massive quantities of carbon dioxide and monoxide. In fact, over 50 percent of the carbon used in manufacturing steel turns into carbon monoxide. Perhaps that’s why ArcelorMittal, …

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In Chicago: Urban Farm Taps Brewery To Fuel Aquaponics

Several companies and volunteers in Chicago are turning a former meat-packing plant into a vertical urban farm that combines aquaponics with kombucha …

These Google "Deep Dream" images are weirdly mesmerising

Last month, Google revealed that it uses its own artificial intelligence program, known as Artificial Neural Networks, to classify and sort its …

How to Delete Old iCloud Backups & Free Up More Storage Space on iPhone

If you’ve recently upgraded your iPhone, you’ve probably noticed that your older iOS device still appears on iCloud’s list of backups. These old iCloud backups could be taking up a lot of unnecessary storage space and don’t do you any good either. All the documents, data, and settings you need …

Apple

How to Troubleshoot Apps Overusing Energy in OS X

Even though most developers work their hardest to ensure that the programs you download onto your Mac run smoothly, sometimes, things go wrong. One issue that may arise is an app using an exorbitant amount of energy or memory, causing your Mac to overheat or suffer severe battery drain.<p>Sometimes, …

Apps

Rosetta Finds Massive Comet Sinkholes

Space