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Book Review: 'Siddhartha's Brain' smart take on meditation

"Siddhartha's Brain: Unlocking the Ancient Science of Enlightenment" (William Morrow), by James Kingsland<p>It's a pleasure to read "Siddhartha's Brain," which comes from a science journalist with long experience of explaining ideas for readers of The Guardian and other publications. James Kingsland …

Meditation

No Bake Hippy Balls the Hiking Snack of Champions

by Elisa Rispoli April 14, 2016<p>Planning a day hike with the family? Here’s a delicious and nutritious treat that will help keep your family …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

Build Your Own Resin 3D Printer with Lego

Most 3D printers need complex motion systems to draw out the pattern of the object being printed. FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printers need rigid x/y stages; SLA (Stereolithography) printers use galvanometers to move their laser around; but DLP (Digital Light Processing) printers don’t need any …

Home Depot

frankie exclusive diy: sleeping kitten wheat pack

In lieu of a real life furry friend to curl up on your lap, this warming companion will keep you company on those cold days and nights.In lieu of a …

Sewing

9 Sneaky S#IT Your Ego Says That Alienate Your Spirit

Often, ego is taken as something dark and “nose-up” type of a thing. Ego is a person’s sense of self-importance and self-esteem. It’s far away from …

Facebook addiction - and how to tackle it

Why do we drop stuff that we need to finish in order to start other things – even when we know that we shouldn’t be switching back and forth on our to-do list (or worse, between our to-do’s and Facebook?)<p>It’s one of the mysteries of modern office life. Since we at MeisterTask are building an app to …

Lost Posture: Why Some Indigenous Cultures May Not Have Back Pain

<b>Editor's note, June 10:</b> <i>We have added an acknowledgement of several sources that Esther Gokhale used while developing her theories on back pain. These include physiotherapy methods, such as the Alexander Technique and the Feldenkrais Method, and the work of anthropologist Noelle …

Pain

HIV immunity: rare gene differences offer hope for treatment

Seven years after the ‘Berlin patient’ was cured of HIV, scientists are looking to natural immunity through genetic variation to create vaccine and gene therapies<p>“I believe it’s possible to develop a mass-market single-shot treatment for HIV,” says Dr Gero Hütter. “If we can overcome a few …

Genetic Engineering

Can You Learn Nanotechnology Online?

Virtual classrooms are reshaping higher education. But what does that mean for more hands-on, scientific fields?<p>You may remember 2012 as the year Whitney Houston died, or when you donated all that money to the effort to catch Joseph Kony, the Ugandan guerrilla leader notorious for making young boys …

No iOS? No Problem: 9 Hot Android Apps from 2014

Whether you are rocking the Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 6 or another Android phone, these nine releases from 2014 should keep you busy for awhile.<p><b>Afterlight —</b> Instagram images not dreamy and old-fashioned enough for you? Afterlight, new this year to Android, features 59 filters and 128 frames …

Apps

Research Shows that Small Government Is Efficient Government

And Mark Steyn humorously observed, “our government is more expensive than any government in history – and we have nothing to show for it.”<p>But can …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Star Dies, Mars Cracks, and Neutrinos Are Born

Astronomers capture the brilliant glow of a dying star, ice on Mars begins to crack, and a supermassive black hole belts out exotic particles in this week's best space pictures.

How Gravity Explains Why Time Never Runs Backward

We can’t avoid the passing of time, even at the DMV, where time seems to come to a standstill. And daylight savings notwithstanding, time always …

How to make an industrial pipe floor lamp

I really have a thing for lamps. I roam thrift stores admiring them— the weirder, the better — and pause on catalog pages with cool fixtures. Today …

6 Ways to Style Your Hair While You Sleep

<i>Get the tutorial at Makeup Wearables</i>.<p><b>2. Iron-Free Waves</b><br>To get these loose, beautiful curls, collect five claw clips, and pin your hair into a twisted bun. Release in the morning for perfect waves that look like they came from an iron.<p><i>Get the tutorial at The Beauty Department</i>.<p><b>3. Big …

10 Easy Art Therapy Techniques To Help You De-Stress

Art therapy is a form of therapy that encourages creativity and self-expression as vehicles to reduce stress, improve self-esteem, increase awareness and help remedy trauma. While many other forms of therapy depend on verbal language to express feelings and overcome personal obstacles, art therapy …