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This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia | Inc.com

You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it's a constant battle.<p>But there's a simple and …

Yoga

Jennifer Egan: ‘I was never a hot, young writer. But then I had a quantum leap’

Six years after winning a Pulitzer with the ‘postmodern’ A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan reveals why she has now embraced traditional storytelling<p>In interviews, Jennifer Egan used to spend a fair amount of time explaining what she <i>wasn’t</i> interested in doing with her writing. …

Books

Mysterious sailboat runs aground on Florida beach after Irma

MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. — A 45-foot sailboat washed up on a Florida beach, drawing spectators and sparking speculation about the vessel's puzzling saga at sea.<p>Was she driven out into the ocean by Hurricane Irma? Were any people on board? And what happened to the mannequin passengers?<p>"Looks rough. It …

Rainfall

The Latest: Puerto Ricans lose power; Barbuda devastated

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):<p>11:40 p.m.<p>Hurricane Irma is hitting Puerto Rico with heavy rain and …

Rainfall

These Victoria's Secret Angels Wore Some Runway-Ready Looks At Burning Man

Well, it's that time of year again: Burning Man has descended upon Black Rock Desert and our Instagram feeds. And we can't look away. The week-long …

‘Game Of Thrones’ Is A Lot Of Things, But It’s Not Literature

“I don’t watch <i>Game Of Thrones</i>,” someone was saying to me the other day. “But I’ve read all the books.” That was just crazy to me, like saying “I only …

Spicer quits amid White House feud

The beleaguered press secretary resigns after Trump settles on Scaramucci for communications director, splitting aides.<p>White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday following his disagreement with President Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Anthony Scaramucci, a Wall Street financier, …

Donald Trump

Who's Afraid of Free Speech?

What critics of campus protest get wrong about the state of public discourse.<p>Middlebury College’s decision to discipline 67 students who participated in a raucous and violent demonstration against conservative author Charles Murray brings closure to one of several disturbing incidents that took …

This Jewish couple survived the Holocaust hidden behind a church organ. Their daughter — also in hiding — had no idea.

Watching refugees escape Syria and Iraq has been really difficult for many people. I know it has been for me. Just imagine what it's like for them.<p>For one thing, the sheer number of people is numbing.<p>So are the constant stories of children in trouble. Children dying en route to Europe. Children who …

Guards at Berlin refugee office 'used Nazi language and called for asylum-seekers to be sent to concentration camps'

"In two years there will be a revolution here and we’ll clean it all out,” the guard appears to say<p>Germany security guards at the main government office for refugees in Berlin have reportedly been caught on camera using openly Nazi language.<p>Bild newspaper has released video footage in which it …

Asylum Seekers

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Genetics

Why the 'moonshot project' that Google just launched could be such a big deal

Content from the nine apps that Google partnered with will now show up in mobile-search results, even if it doesn't exist on the company's website, and users will be able to click a "stream" button to get the full app experience without installing anything.<p>For example, if you search for "Hotels in …

Big search finds Vermeer’s 'Little Street'

Dutch street that inspired renowned painting "Het Straatje” has been found after 100-year search by art lovers in a remarkable piece of detective work<p>For almost 100 years, art lovers have scoured the streets of Delft searching for the location of a world-famous Vermeer painting, “Het Straatje”.<p>Now …

Russia Reveals Scanner That Can See Through Walls

Military engineers in Russia keep coming up with exciting new pieces of technology, and now a team has unveiled a scanner that means enemy soldiers …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

The Student With The Best "Hello" Cover Ever Just Did An Encore On "Ellen"

Another day, another chance to slay.

High School

Georgia executes man convicted in 1994 slaying

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — A man convicted of killing a woman he met at a Georgia nightclub was put to death Thursday after losing a last-minute round of …

Crime

Paris Attacks: Threat to France Far From Over Despite Abdelhamid Abaaoud's Death

Although the suspected organizer of the Paris attacks that killed 129 people is dead, a security adviser to President François Hollande said Thursday that "we think we are just in the middle of the storm."<p>But the death of the alleged organizer of the attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, during a raid …

Paris Attacks

US pushes Syria peace process after Assad rejects timetable

Top diplomats from 17 countries last week agreed a framework to create a transitional government, new constitution and hold elections under a plan to end the more than four-year conflict that has cost 250,000 lives.<p>Syrians are due to start political discussions in the new year, beginning a process …

13 of the most notorious crimes in American history

There are many reasons that crimes are committed, and while most crimes are quickly forgotten, except by the people directly involved, some are still remembered and talked about decades later.<p>In "The Most Notorious Crimes in American History<i>,</i>" Life magazine rounds up some of the most mysterious, …

Crime

These two new movies go inside the horrors of Auschwitz

It's a wound that can never seem to heal over, and some would argue that it should never be allowed to — that keeping it fresh keeps it from ever happening again. The directors of "Labyrinth of Lies" and "Son of Saul" would likely agree. Their movies, leading contenders for the foreign-language …

World History

What If the Nazis Won? Inside Amazon’s ‘The Man in the High Castle’

The Man in the High Castle, the new Amazon series that launches Friday, imagines a world in which Hitler beat the U.S. to the atomic bomb. It’s …

TV

First images ever taken of a planet being formed, 450 light-years from Earth

Of the many new exoplanets discovered over the past two decades, all have been identified as established, older planets. Some with incredible winds …

Climate crisis: seaweed, coffee and cement could save the planet

Greenhouse gas levels are on track to exceed the worst-case scenario. But, as world leaders meet in Paris for the UN climate summit this month, Tim Flannery argues that there are still realistic grounds for hope<p>This month’s meeting in Paris marks the 21st annual occasion on which nations have met …

Climate Change

Ancient English legal precedents at heart of US gun control tussle

Gun control advocates cite 700 year old law in bid to keep Washington's restrictions on ownership while opponents counter with 17th century Bristol court case<p>America's fierce debate over gun control usually takes place against the backdrop of the second amendment of the US constitution - seen as …

Guns

Warning that cats and dogs are passing on infections to their owners

Public health officials are urging pet owners to take more care about the use of antibiotics, and to wash their hands regularly after handling cats and dogs, in a bid to tackle the rise of antibiotic resistance<p>Pets are passing on drug-resistant infections to owners, experts have warned, as they …

Pets

The 3 cancers doctors miss most, plus 4 other commonly misdiagnosed conditions

Dizziness, sweating and nausea may sound like the flu, but those symptoms also could be signs of a heart attack. And sometimes, a doctor will make the wrong call.<p>Each year, 5 percent of, or about 1 in 20, adults who seek outpatient care experience a diagnosis that is delayed, wrong or missed …

Extreme Sleep Deprivation: How Navy SEALs Handle No Sleep

Navy SEALs may be some of the toughest people on the planet, but even an elite soldier doesn't do well without sleep.<p>Stew Smith, a former Navy SEAL, …

Antibiotics are dead - it's time to find another cure

Bugs have finally developed resistance to our last-resort antibiotics - if we don't find an alternative, we will start dying of currently treatable diseases<p>Today is the day the antibiotic era ends. British scientists announced this week that they have found bacteria that are resistant to our final …

There's a mission to this mysterious water world that could detect the first alien life

Their spacecraft, called the Europa Multi-Flyby Mission, would orbit Jupiter, taking frequent passes by Europa for a close look at its surface.<p>But there is another important piece of the puzzle that NASA is exploring, and in a recent conversation with US Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), Ars …

Astronomy