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From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

The 50 Most Incredible Instagrams of Burning Man 2014

After the playa, the deluge of pictures.<p>While Burning Man is over for another year, the denizens of Black Rock City have only just got done uploading …

John Lewis managers have found and thanked a little girl who wrote them a letter of apology for breaking a Christmas bauble. The department store launched an internet appeal for help tracking down five-year-old Faith, who sent a touching note with two pound coins stuck to it after accidentally smashing the festive decoration on a visit to the chain’s Cambridge branch last weekend. More here: http://fw.to/QAQ9AwX Photo: PA

What time do top CEOs wake up?

To find out how high achievers organise their lives we asked seven top business people to run us through their working day – including the bosses of AOL and Ericsson. Introducing the interviews, Tim Dowling discovers that a very early start is the key to success ...<p>Investigating the bedtimes of …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

From taking unpaid internships to dropping out of college to take a mail room job, take a look at how these successful CEOs worked their way to the top: http://bit.ly/1evU3lK

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Dubai Developer Relocates Coral Reef that Thrives in New Home

A leading property developer in Dubai executed one of the world’s largest coral relocation projects in 2008, and now – five years later – the mammoth …

In the secret state

AFTER the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, most Americans seemed content to pare back some civil liberties in return for potential security. …

A sombre exploration of love, responsibility and death, "Kaze Tachinu" is being described as Hayao Miyazaki's first film for grown-ups. Having spent half a lifetime making exquisite fantasies for children, Mr Miyazaki, regarded as the reigning genius of Japanese cinema, has returned to tackle the true story of an aeroplane-maker who worked through the second world war http://econ.st/18SpK8C

Today's paper: Inside GCHQ: how the US pays Britain's spy agency £100 for a very special relationship ...

Space savers

THE Space Age produced lots of predictions about the future that never quite came true—moon bases, asteroid mining, giant orbiting habitats and …

Economics

How do smartphones reveal shoppers’ movements?

NORDSTROM, an American fashion retailer, is known for its high-touch customer service, which has engendered customer loyalty ever since it was …

Adrien Niyonshuti: Rwanda's long road The Olympic cyclist lived through the genocide and many of his family were killed. Now his achievements are helping to change the way the world views Rwanda – and how it sees itself http://t.gu.com/n8jPG Photo credit: Procycling Magazine

Sali Hughes's 25 top fixes to keep you looking young – without surgery From fringes to facials, our resident beauty expert picks her top anti-ageing treatments http://t.gu.com/n8gR2 Photograph: Perou for the Guardian

Three-year-old girl joins Mensa with higher IQ than David Cameron

A three-year-old girl with a higher IQ than US president Barack Obama and British prime minister David Cameron has been accepted into the elite …

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World's Oldest Calendar Discovered in U.K.

A series of large pits were dug by Mesolithic people to track the cycle of the moon.<p><b>Archaeologists working in Scotland have uncovered what they believe to be the world's oldest lunar calendar</b>—<b>a series of 12 large, specially shaped pits that were designed to mimic the various phases of the moon. The</b> …

Archaeology

Globally, June 2013 ranked among top 5 warmest Junes on record

Last below-average temps for month of June were in 1976. If you’re younger than 28, you’ve never experienced a June with global temps below the 20th …

Global Warming

What’s Inside Ammo? A Cross-Section of Bullets

Ever wanted to look inside a bullet? Photographer Sabine Pearlman recently traveled to Switzerland to photograph 900 cross-sections of ammunition.

Disarm

101 Decorating Secrets from Top Interior Designers

Experts share their best tips.<p>The experts — Christopher Peacock, Myra Hoefer, Carleton Varney, and 97 other inspiring designers — share words to live and design by. Plus, see 101 easy makeovers from interior designers.

Home Decorating

Exploring Dubai from the Rooftops of Buildings

If you’re interested in urban exploration, rooftopping, cityscapes and/or industrial architecture, the Sifter highly recommends the LiveJournal blog …

Dancing

Amazon told: time is up for tax avoidance

Tax structures used by Amazon to route billions of pounds from sales to British customers through Luxembourg, paying negligible UK tax, are among a …

Sweet hydrogen: how sugar could help satisfy the world's energy needs

Hydrogen makes an extraordinarily efficient and clean fuel. Three times as energy-efficient as petrol, Nasa used it to power its space shuttles. It …

Hand Tree : Wearable Air Purifier to Filter Your Own Clean Air

<b>Hand Tree</b> is one of gadget series of Tree concept, it’s a proposed solution to deal with our polluted air. This gadget is your personal air purifier …

Industrial Design

Haggis to jalapeño: the 12 weirdest ice cream flavours

As we enter the last weeks of July, or National Ice Cream Month as it's known in the States, we round up 12 of the oddest ice cream flavours around the world.<p>Supposedly originating in Persia around 400 BC, when grape juice was poured over snow collected from mountains, ice cream is now a vast …