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Should we be mindful of mindfulness?

It has been prescribed by the NHS for depression since 2004 but recently mindfulness has spawned a whole industry of evening classes and smartphone apps. What is the evidence that the practice – part meditation, part CBT – works?<p>At just after 6.15pm in a brightly lit conference room in Oxford, 22 …

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 First Drive

Putting the G in Unglaublich: Ridiculous toys don't get more fun than this<p>The most flabbergasting aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 isn’t that it exists, but that it’s a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one. AMG has already built nearly 60 units so far this year. I just spent a …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Starting fire with water

Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with “supercritical water,” a form of water with a strange property: it can help start fire.<p>When firefighters …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Employment

It May Be Time For Nintendo To Make Games, Not Consoles

It’s a little worrisome, writing this post. The opinion I’m about to put forth is one that can get you laughed out of game journalism, and one few people in the industry will even entertain. It’s the idea that Nintendo has lost their way when it comes to the home console game, and they should pivot …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Music

Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>Austin is a rapidly growing city. In March, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Austin …

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ONE DAY I DECIDED TO QUIT<br>I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality… I wanted to quit my life.<br>I went to the woods to have one last talk with …

Porsche 918 Spyder driven - is it better than a Bugatti Veyron?

Google’s Cerf Says “Privacy May Be An Anomaly”. Historically, He’s Right.

One of the original architects of the Internet wants to remind us that privacy is a relatively new concept. “Privacy is something which has emerged out of the urban boom coming from the industrial revolution,” said Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist and a lead engineer on the Army’s early 1970’s …

Thanksgivukkah recipes: send us your creations

Thanksgivukkah is nearly upon us!<p>If you’re wondering what all the excitement is about, consider this: Thanksgiving and Hanukkah haven’t overlapped since 1888, and – barring a change in the Jewish or Gregorian calendars – won't collide again within our lifetimes. <i>(Jewish author’s note: They’re</i> …

How to Use Flash Photography on a Jet Flying at Over 450 MPH

Do you have a story about your most challenging photo shoot of all time? Every photographer has a horror story about photographing fast-moving …

Photography

Viral: Van Damme does an unbelievable split

Actor, Jean-Claude Van Damme, 53, does an epic split between two reversing Volvo trucks as part of a live test set up to demonstrate the precision …

Indian Cricket Team

World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality

Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is <i>really</i> hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have a hard time surviving at room temperature. Typically, these superposition states last for only a …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Why the GMO Debate Misses the Point

_The escalating rhetoric of the GMO debate has rippled across the biohacker world—especially as DIYers start trying their hand at bioengineering. We’ve been calling for ecologists to step up and give some perspective. They’ve universally balked. So we’re grateful for Sasha Wright. She’s an …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

10 reasons why today's TV is better than movies | Stuart Heritage http://gu.com/p/3jnkj/fb I write about both film and television but, if I had to pick sides, I'd go with television every single time. Television, especially the television that's being produced now, is wiping the floor with film. It's kicking film's arse. Here's why. Photograph: Melinda Sue Gordon/AP

Katy Perry (In Any Language)

Katy Perry, whose latest album, <i>Prism</i>, came out in October, is a global pop star with subtext. Like many of her songs, her current hit “Roar,” which topped the American charts (the video garnered 35 million views on YouTube within the first three days of the single’s release), is an anthem with …

End of banking secrecy in Switzerland

Switzerland, the country most noted for its anonymous numbered bank accounts and tight banking secrecy became the world’s 58th nation on Tuesday to …

4 Tips for Meditating On Your Commute

For many of us, our commute to work is filled with frustrated feelings and stressed-out thoughts.<p>“We have a tendency to focus on what’s threatening. …

Mindfulness: Buzzword of the Year Or Something More?

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness…[it] means being awake… knowing what you are doing.” ― Jon …

Mindfulness: When Focus Means Single-Tasking

Alexander Graham Bell, noting how the sun’s rays ignite paper only when focused in one place, advised, “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work …

Ask an Expert: 5 Tips for Meditating at Home

I’ve always been a fan of longer-form writing here at D*S, but sometimes it’s nice to distill something down to its essential elements or a few …

15 Songs That Stirred India.Arie's Soul

Photo: Monica Morgan/WireImage<p>Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment<p>"Isn't She Lovely," by Stevie Wonder<p>Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images …

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