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Salesforce billionaire Marc Benioff has a bunch of Buddhist monks living at his house

So it shouldn't be surprising to learn that Buddhist monks are staying at one of his two houses in San Francisco.<p>The monks are helping train Salesforce employees on how to be less stressed out.<p>They even want Benioff to turn parts of Salesforce's San Francisco headquarters into quiet "mindfulness" …

Silicon Valley

One technique that can help you make friends as an adult is surprisingly easy to mess up

But years of research suggests there's one near-universal feature of relationship development: self-disclosure.<p>In general, according to research by Nancy L. Collins, Ph.D., and Lynn Carol Miller, Ph.D., people tend to like each other more after they've shared something personal.<p>The foundation of …

Psychology

Bill Clinton speaks at the 2012 DNC (C-SPAN) - Full Speech

Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson

John F. Kennedy Moon Speech (1962)

Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls | Colossal

<p>Like a freak midnight rainbow, this ongoing series of lit waterfalls titled Neon Luminance is part of a collaboration between Sean Lenz and …

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Apple's World Wide Developers Conference 1997 with Steve Jobs

Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

Carnegie Mellon University

The best stats you've ever seen | Hans Rosling

Dubai

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

National Parks

China is starting to get embarrassed about its tourists’ obnoxious behavior abroad

Chinese tourists are making their mark on the global tourism industry—literally. The picture above is a relief etched 3,500 years ago in Egypt’s Luxor Temple in Egypt. More recently, someone added the characters “Ding Jinhao was here,” as documented by an ashamed Chinese traveler who posted his …

China