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What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Inside Hong Kong's lawless 'walled city' — the most crowded place on Earth for 40 years

Slightly north of Hong Kong Island there once stood one of the most densely populated places on earth.<p>From the 1950s until 1994, over 33,000 people lived and worked in Kowloon Walled City, a massive complex of 300 interconnected buildings that took up a city block.<p>Caught between China and the …

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""Required Reading": Sustainable Urbanism by Douglas Farr Reviewed | Smart Cities Dive

<i>Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature By Douglas Farr</i><p><b>In One Line: A well-crafted overview of sustainable planning strategies with a broad</b> …

Places I'd Like to See in Japan

There are some many beautiful places to see in Japan. Here are a few of the destinations that I'd like to see during my travels.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>What I'd Like to See in Japan<p>Follow Claudine Williams on Twitter: www.twitter.com/somewherelux

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.<p>In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of two great passions of her life, how meditation and yoga affect …

“Has America gone crazy?”

<b>Joni Ernst (AP/Charlie Neibergall)</b><p>It’s a question that dogs me wherever I travel abroad — and one for which I increasingly have no easy answer<p>Ann Jones<p>January 13, 2015 9:45pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Americans who live abroad -- more than six million of us worldwide (not …

Six reviving juice recipes to kickstart your January

Sarah Cadji, owner of the Roots & Bulbs juice bar, shares six delicious juice and smoothie recipes to make at home<p>When it comes to Christmas eating, we Britons aren't known for holding back. From that first glass of sherry in the morning to the mince pie before we go to bed, the food we cram into …

Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

10 Things You Need to Know About Your Thyroid

Sometimes thyroid function can be recovered and restored with natural methods using stress reduction, diet, herbs, and supplements. Sometimes medications are needed long-term. But either way, it is important to identify whether you have a thyroid problem so you can get the help you need.<p>Most of us …

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'Punk rock' snail named for the Clash's Joe Strummer

Scientists have named a spiky shelled, deep-sea snail after Joe Strummer, the late lead vocalist and guitarist from the famed British punk band the Clash.<p>The researchers say the name highlights the "hardcore" nature of the snail, now known as <i>Alviniconcha strummeri,</i> which lives in one of the …

9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life

Email was supposed to make our lives easier. Instead it’s become a dumping ground for travel itineraries, receipts, social-­media updates, work …

Mushroom Stout Pie With Potato Biscuits | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

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7 Research-Based Ways to Save Time

<b>1) Use The 20 Second Rule</b><p>Make things you shouldn’t do take 20 seconds longer to accomplish (moving the ever-buzzing phone across the room) and the …

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

In 1937, my great-grandfather started a workwear company in New England called Madewell. In 2006, 17 years after the last factory shut down, J.Crew relaunched a women's clothing company with the same name and logo, based on a 50-year history in which it had no part.

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Why Japan's beaches are deserted - despite the sunshine

<b>For much of the month of September, after a disappointing summer, Tokyo basked in temperatures of 25C or more. In most countries there would be a rush for the beach, but not here. Overnight on 1 September, beach-going Japanese become as rare as buttered sushi.</b><p>It is a spectacle as enigmatic as any …

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Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Smarter People Stay Up Later, Do More Drugs and Have More Sex

It's science.<p>Sex. Drugs. Late nights.<p>You may be reading the first four words of my memoir. Or you could be simply listing three things that show signs of being a genius, according to various studies. There's evidence that shows that if you're spending less of your nights hitting the books and more …

Intricate Hand-Drawn Patterns by Marlene Huissoud

Marlene Huissoud is a French-born, British-based freelance textile designer who takes doodling to the next level and then some. You know how when …