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A physicist explains why we live in a virtual reality - Mysterious Times

<b>Many scientists and physicists have pointed out that the reality in which we find ourselves is a simulated and holographic reality. However, there</b> …

Virtual Reality

Meet the only African American female stockbroker on the New York Stock Exchange

Lauren Simmons is the only woman that is a full-time employee at the New York Stock Exchange. And what's more, she's an African American! There are …

How to completely transform your psyche - Part 1

Encountering the work of Jiddu Krishnamurti and David Bohm for the first time changed my life. It’s tempting to say that “my world came crashing …

The USA Debt Time-bomb Tocking, Ticking, Tock, Tick… | New Eastern Outlook

<b>Most of the world has an image of the United States as the one country of the advanced industrial world that took consequent action in the wake of</b> …

Carlos Santana: ‘You can get high on what’s within you’

The musician, 68, on Woodstock, being discriminated against at school and making people cry with one note<p><b>Music is in my blood.</b> My father was a mariachi musician. He played the old Tijuana sound. I started learning the violin when I was five and when we moved to Tijuana from Jalisco, I started …

Music

Gold is going to explode once China has enough

The best way to do that is to increase its voting power at the IMF and have the yuan included in the IMF basket for determining the value of the special drawing right. Getting those two things requires the approval of the United States because the U.S. has veto power over important changes at the …

No Self or True Self? — Identity and Selflessness in Buddhism

Spiritual practice inevitably brings us face to face with the profound mystery of our own identity. We have taken birth in a human body. What is this …

Does the Brain Filter out a Wider Awareness?

The human brain has amazing capacities. It contains billions of neurons, allowing it to process vast quantities of information so that we can function effectively. But can we have too much information? Yes, and, in fact, filtering information is one of the brain's most important functions. Brain …

Prince: A Life in Pictures

As oil price bounces off lows, global stocks recover ground

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets recouped losses Monday as oil prices bounced back from earlier lows after major oil-producing nations failed to …

How to Free Yourself From Your Brain

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives -- so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about achieving success. Yet when we set our minds to do something seemingly simple -- losing weight, giving up a bad habit, acting nicer to people, and so on -- …

Morgan Stanley sees 30% risk of world recession

Morgan Stanley has hiked the probability of a recession hitting the global economy within the next year to 30 percent from 20 percent.<p>The U.S. bank …

Nick Grant Is The Southern Rapper Purists Can Truly Appreciate

27-year-old Nick Grant couldn’t be any more of an aberration to the modern Southern Hip Hop lexicon. He doesn’t rely on catchy hooks or danceable …

The Federal Reserve is bracing for deflation for the first time since the 1930s

Deflation is a scary proposition for central bankers and investors alike, and the fact that the Fed is including it in this year's stress tests is both reassuring that the tests will be so thorough, but it's also a scary omen that Janet Yellen and Co. think deflation could be on the horizon.<p>The …

China on massive gold buying spree

In 2015 the country imported almost 1,000 tons of gold, compared to about 100 tons five years ago. China was followed by India which imported 849 …

US stocks open lower; energy sector sinks along with oil

Stocks are opening broadly lower on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its second sizable loss in a row.<p>Energy stocks were among the …

Robots deliver fun with hotel room service orders, and they don't expect a tip

Your hotel's newest bellhop may be a robot.<p>A Santa Clara, Calif., start-up and its "autonomous robot helpers" received $15 million in new financing last month. Savioke's goal is to put robots in hotels across the country, building on its current stable of 12, including one near Los Angeles …

Hospitality

China's hip-hop stars feel the heat of Xi Jinping's battle to control culture

Arrested, hooded and handcuffed, members of China’s In3 group spent five days in prison – their punishment for falling foul of Beijing’s authoritarianism<p>Chen Haoran knew he was not liked by the authorities.<p>As a founding member of China’s most banned band – the hip-hop group In3 – he had come to …

An Important Meditation For Anyone Who's Too Hard On Themselves

Everyone can benefit from this.<p>You are a person, and being a person is hard. You want to do everything perfectly, but sometimes forces outside of your control become obstacles that prevent you from doing so.<p>Breathe. Remind yourself that you are not your achievements. The best way for you to move …

SAG Award Winners Reflect TV's Imperative to Embrace Diversity

The first 20 minutes of the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards reinforced television's new world order on multiple levels. Netflix and Amazon dominated the wins throughout the night, and the level of diversity among the TV winners was impossible to miss in light of the outcry over this year's …

#OscarsSoWhite: How to Win an Oscar if You're Black (Chart)

It's most often for roles that paint stereotypical (or painful) portraits of African-Americans: kingpins, addicts, slaves and maids.<p><i>This story first</i> …

Morgan Freeman

BRICS gets greater say in IMF

<i>"The entry into force of these reforms will reinforce the credibility, effectiveness, and legitimacy of the IMF,"</i> read the IMF statement.<p><i>"The reforms</i> …

Norway's 2 biggest banks have stopped handling cash

Note the ominous implication of this absurd statement: any large or even moderate-sized financial transaction that people manage to keep private must involve criminal activity. Indeed, in 2013, a Norwegian man had his home ransacked by police after he purchased a PC, TVs and a washing machine for …

Using A Recovery Week To Propel Your Muscle-Building Efforts!

I did not work out yesterday. I also did not work out today, nor will I work out tomorrow, the next day, or the day after, for that matter. What the …

Exercise

'Birth of a Nation': The Slave-Revolt Movie That Will Have Sundance Talking

Obsessed by the story of Nat Turner's 1831 slave uprising, Nate Parker quit acting and raised $10 million to write, direct, produce and star in the …

Black History

Gold logs best settlement in about 2 weeks as stocks sell off

Gold futures climbed back above $1,100 an ounce on Wednesday to settle at their highest level in almost two weeks, as oil prices renewed their slump …

Stock Markets

Europe crashes

European markets dived into the red on Wednesday morning, and they didn't come back out.<p>All major stock indexes on the continent had a pretty horrible day, with all but two, the DAX 30 in Germany, and the AEX in the Netherlands, falling more than 3%. The FTSE MIB in Italy, and the FTSE100 here in …