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Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs

Work has ruled our lives for centuries, and it does so today more than ever. But a new generation of thinkers insists there is an alternative. By Andy Beckett<p>Work is the master of the modern world. For most people, it is impossible to imagine society without it. It dominates and pervades everyday …

Basic Income

100 Documentaries Every Guy Must See

Documentaries are created to open the viewers’ eyes to certain issues, most of the time controversial. Sometimes, they are filmed to preserve …

Filmmaking

7 Houseplants That Purify The Air (And Are Nearly Impossible To Kill)

By Neny Herni Saturday, August 13, 2016 Benefit houseplants<p>According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend an estimated 90 percent …

Plants

Humanity’s fight against climate change is failing. One technology can change that.

Iceland is cold. But it sits atop one of the world’s hottest underground regions, giving the country the ability to tap into a massive store of geothermal energy held by live volcanoes beneath Icelanders’ feet. Drill down only a few hundred meters, and trapped water will come gushing out as …

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The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Spirituality

Once you learn these 22 Stoic truths from Marcus Aurelius, you'll be much stronger

Marcus Aurelius, the Emperor of Ancient Rome between 161 and 180 AD. Known commonly as the last amongst the “Five Good Emperors”, Marcus Aurelius …

Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Botanical Gardens

How the American dream turned into greed and inequality

The American Dream is broken. Paul Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives, recently stated that "in our country, the condition of your birth does not determine the outcome of your life."<p>Yet the idea that every American has an equal opportunity to move up in life is false. Social mobility has …

Economics

No more remembrance days – let’s consign the 20th century to history

Almost all the conflicts in the world are caused by too much remembering: Britain should stop wallowing in past traumas and move on<p>Enough of Remembrance Day. This weekend’s memorial to “the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” has become a synthetic festival whose time has passed. The wars …

An ancient philosopher’s advice for living a fulfilled life, even in the darkest times

Few who knew Epictetus would have considered him lucky.<p>He was born a slave 2,000 years ago. He lived and died in poverty. He was permanently crippled from a broken leg given to him by his master.<p>They’re not necessarily a list of circumstances that you would wish on anyone you cared about even …

Self-improvement

The 10 Commandments of Emotional Intelligence

These 10 rules will help you make emotions work for you, instead of against you.<p>Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to recognize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to use that information to inform and guide behavior.<p>It begins with …

Emotional Intelligence

Human waste could be the fuel of the future

The stuff we flush down the toilet and the fat washed down the drain could be the surprising fuel of the 21st Century – improving sanitation and creating green energy worldwide.<p>Our planet has a problem. Humans, like all living creatures, produce a lot of… well, unpleasant waste. In the form of pee …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The 10 Best F. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes

It’s starting again: the leaves are starting to change, the air is getting cooler, and that one F. Scott Fitzgerald quote is starting to appear on …

As Humans Fumble Climate Challenge, Interest Grows In Geoengineering

Scholars of geoengineering have reported increasing interest in their work this month as humans seem increasingly unlikely to avert catastrophic global warming.<p>Governments, universities, think tanks and international bodies are turning to the idea of tinkering with the earth by making it absorb …

Climate Change

Tesla Solar Could Power The World Of The Future

<i>Tesla SolarCity Buffalo facility</i><p>TESLA SOLAR: HOW TO POWER THE ENTIRE U.S. ON SUNSHINE<p>Elon Musk managed to get off a lot of really pithy comments in …

Alphabet turns to molten salt to store clean energy

Malta technology may be recharged thousands of times and last for up to 40 years, many times longer than batteries<p>Using giant vats of molten salt and antifreeze under the codename “Malta,” Google's parent company Alphabet is joining Tesla and smaller companies that are developing ways to store wind …

An AI researcher explains what scares him the most about robots

It's perhaps unsurprising, given both history and the entertainment industry, that we might be afraid of a cybernetic takeover that forces us to live locked away, "Matrix"-like, as some sort of human battery.<p>And yet it is hard for me to look up from the evolutionary computer models I use to develop …

Artificial Intelligence

The Real Reason Trump Left the Paris Agreement

The Paris climate agreement was never about climate science. Anchored in the premise that climate science is “settled,” the accord seeks to …

These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy.<p>But what …

7 crucial lessons people often learn too late in life

However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than later.<p>1. If you want to 'do what you love,' you have to work three times as hard as …

Self-improvement

How to manage the (polluted) air you breathe

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 90% of the world's population breathes in air that violates air quality guidelines set by the World Health Organization, increasing their risk of lung cancer and respiratory infections, but also conditions including stroke, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary …

Pollution

Seneca on Grief and the Key to Resilience in the Face of Loss: An Extraordinary Letter to His Mother

“All your sorrows have been wasted on you if you have not yet learned how to be wretched.”<p><i>“Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be,”</i> Joan Didion observed in her classic meditation on loss. Abraham Lincoln, in his moving letter of consolation to a grief-stricken young woman, wrote …

'I had an intimate knowledge of Hitler's drug habit that no one else possessed'

Norman Ohler recalls his excitement on discovering records of Nazi Germany’s deep involvement in drugs – and the hornets’ nest his book Blitzed stirred up<p>Mutating from a novelist into a historian is a surprising and by no means natural process. In the beginning, I did not even question whether I …

Bob Dylan’s prophecy: The kryptonite we need against Trumpism

Let’s get past the stupid Nobel debates: Dylan is not just a great poet, but a prophet whose genius can sustain us<p>Two weeks ago, Bob Dylan accepted the Nobel Prize in person; true to form, he did so not at the December ceremony (where Patti Smith performed in his stead), but during a previously …

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Lifestyle: Introducing a Series: The 12 Tribes of Israel By Lesley Friedmann

Judaism

The science of carbon dioxide and climate

The vast majority of scientists around the world agree that our climate is changing at a faster rate than ever recorded in human history because of …

How Machiavelli Really Thought We Should Use Power: Two Animated Videos Provide an Introduction

Nice guys, so they say, finish last. Many of us might instinctively label such a worldview "Machiavellian," partially for good reason and partially …

Bertrand Russell’s Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy

Bertrand Russell saw the history of civilization as being shaped by an unfortunate oscillation between two opposing evils: tyranny and anarchy, each …

Bertrand Russell