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15 Beautiful Ways to Reclaim Your Life When You're Broken

<i>If you feel like you need a boost after life has knocked you down, Brenda Della Casa at YourTango has 15 ways to start building self-esteem and put the pieces back together.</i><p><b>Stop using the word "broken," as a start.</b><p>Whether dealing with a breakup, a job loss, or one of the dozen other life situations …

Self-esteem

Our Motion Through Space Isn't A Vortex, But Something Far More Interesting

There are a lot of moving parts to the Universe, as nothing exists in isolation. There are literally trillions of large masses in our Solar System, all orbiting around the galactic center on timescales of hundreds of millions of years. But there’s a viral video, parts 1 and 2, that claims that as …

Solar System

The Universal Pattern Popping Up in Math, Physics and Biology

Quanta’s In Theory video series returns with an exploration of a mysterious mathematical pattern found throughout nature.<p>“Hello! I am David Kaplan, …

Mathematics

Ice found on moon surface

Astronomers have found patches of frost scattered around the moon’s north and south poles which could one day provide a source of water for human visitors.<p>The scientists spotted the telltale signature of frozen water in infrared measurements taken by Nasa’s moon mineralogy mapper, an instrument …

National Academy of Sciences

Ancestor of all life on Earth evolved earlier than we thought, according to our new timescale

Science may have enabled us to travel in space and trace the history of the entire universe, but it has not yet been able to answer exactly how and …

The neuroscience of pessimism: Why some people always focus on the negative

Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? Some people seem to inherently focus on the negative when faced with a …

Glaucoma may be a curable autoimmune disease, say scientists

Glaucoma, the blinding condition which affects nearly 500,000 people in Britain, may be an autoimmune disease which could be cured, scientists believe.<p>The common eye problem was thought to occur when fluid builds up in the eye, crushing the optic nerve and causing irreversible damage to the …

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Your Organization's Ability To Lead Change

The week before last, I posted an article titled “9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization.” It has been so wildly popular that I decided to write a follow-on piece related to leading organizational transformation – a topic relevant to every company …

20th Century

12 Yin Yoga Poses to Awaken Dormant Energy and Recharge Your Practice

Want to learn a style of yoga that's focused on bringing balance—physically, energetically, and mentally? Join Josh Summers, founder of the Summers …

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Six Steps To Becoming A Master Of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking stars are balanced thinkers. They practice moderation to insure against the perils of overthinking or underthinking. They are devotees of appropriateness and walk a path of situational awareness.<p>Real critical thinkers are disciplined in their craft of issue resolution. They honor …

Critical Thinking

Astronomers discover brightest object ever

Space is dark, which makes finding bright things like stars pretty darn easy. It also makes it possible for high-powered telescopes to spot things …

Earth's Oldest Biological Color Discovered Under a Billion-Year-Old Rock

It's pleasantly bright.<p>About 10 years ago, an oil company dug up a marine shale deposit in the Taoudeni basin of the Sahara Desert. When scientists …

Will dust prevent us living on the Moon?

Even before Neil Armstrong set foot on the Sea of Tranquility, scientists and engineers were concerned about the hazards of lunar dust. While rockets …

I’m a neurosurgeon, and the best morning routine I’ve found only consists of 3 simple steps

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when juggling career and work demands, family time, relationships, and other obligations.<p>If you feel like you’re …

Tim Cook

For The First Time, Scientists Achieve 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>In June 2017, physicists achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature for the first time ever, making this …

This Is The World's First Image of Light as Both a Particle And a Wave

Light as we’ve never, ever seen it before.<p>For the first time, scientists have managed to capture the dual natures of light - particle and wave - in a …

An 11-Year-Old Got Most Of Her Genes From Her Dad, And Almost None From Her Mom

Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been reported with this genetic syndrome.<p>An 11-year-old girl from the Czech Republic was born with genes that came almost entirely from her father, instead of half from each parent.<p>Only about 25 people in the world — all girls — have been …

All the vegan meat options you need for your next cookout

One of the most nostalgic and universal symbols of summer is the sight of the grill, the smell of the smoke, and the heat from the fire. Although …

Mindfulness Mania: Simple Ways To Use Ancient Wisdom In Our Modern World

Do you rush from one thing to the next, as though on autopilot?<p>When was the last time you felt triggered by what someone said or did, and reacted automatically, perhaps just making things worse?<p>Let’s face it, in our accelerated over-wired world, people are feeling constant pressure, albeit often …

Mindfulness

Why every body is a runner’s body

Think of a runner and visions of waif-like figures might come to mind.<p>Paula Radcliffe. Moe Farah. All those successful Kenyans.<p>Sprinters aside, those …

The Balancing Act: Speed vs. Endurance

While many runners can tend to over-complicate training, when you get down to the bare bones of it all, training is essentially a balancing act. …

How this fitness guru turns her running routine into a total ritual

Raise your hand if you have pumped yourself up for an early run, laid out your *fave* sweat-wicking outfit the night before, and promptly slept …

I Tried The Keto Diet To Help With My Anxiety—Here’s What Happened

When you’ve had anxiety most of your life like I have, you’re familiar with all the tricks. Meditation, essential oils, probiotics, wine…I’ve tried …

America's Oldest Dog Discovery Helps Solve Canine DNA Riddle

Science & Innovation<p>Think your pup has something in common with dogs that roamed the Americas 10,000 years ago? It may, but not in the way you think.<p>Some 10,000 years ago, in what is now Koster, Illinois, a dog died. Its adopted group of hunter gatherers carefully laid the pup to rest in its own …

How to remove cortisol from the body naturally

When a person is stressed, the adrenal glands release the steroid hormone cortisol.<p>Cortisol is the body's primary stress hormone, and it plays a role …

Leg Exercise is Critical to Brain and Nervous System Health

Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body's large, leg muscles to the brain as it does on …

Multiple Sclerosis

Atul Gawande's Aim For Health Care: 'Make It Simpler To Do The Right Thing'

Dr. Atul Gawande, the surgeon-writer-researcher chosen to lead a joint health venture by three prominent employers who hope to bring down health costs, says his biggest goal is to help professionals "make it simpler to do the right thing" in delivering care to patients.<p>Gawande elaborated a bit on …

How to turn a group of strangers into a team

Business school professor Amy Edmondson studies "teaming," where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual …

Mining