Irene Iskandar

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How Meditation Helped Me in Success and in Failure

It was a summer in 2005, and I remember it was sunny and warm. I was sitting in my accountant's Midtown Manhattan office reviewing the previous year's numbers and I was feeling great. At least until he looked at me and told me my company was hemorrhaging cash and there were millions owed to the …

Stressed? Neurons Decide Whether You Cope or Become Depressed

Does stress motivate you, or does it defeat you? Researchers have identified a group of neurons in the brain that determine whether a mouse will …

12 Foods That Make You Eat Less

When you’re trying to lose weight, cutting back on the amount you eat is a given—but feeling hungry all the time is one of the major reasons why most …

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It took Google's Web crawlers 15 years to come to terms with JavaScript

JavaScript was created in 1995. Google’s search engine debuted in 1998. Yet it took 15 years for the two to fully intertwine.<p>Up until a few months ago, Google’s search engine crawlers couldn’t widely and accurately render one of the Web’s most fundamental programming languages. Nearly two decades …

Cognition: How Your Mind Can Amaze and Betray You - Crash Course Psychology #15

What Most Freaks Out Scholars Who Study The Future Of Humanity?

It's only Tuesday, but already this week's news is apocalyptic: the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is unstoppable, the UN is debating …

50 billion devices: How software has to change to fit an ultra-connected world

Cisco thinks that as many as 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020.<p>To put that in perspective, that’s nine devices for every one of the eight billion people expected to be on the planet. Your phone, the fitness device on your wrist, your doorbell, the thermostat in your …

This Simple Device Harvests Sunshine And Beams It Down To Dark City Streets

A skyscraper building boom is blocking out more and more natural light in cities around the world. Engineers have designed a solution to pull sunlight down to where the people are.<p>As cities run out of buildable space, they keep getting taller: A record number of skyscrapers are planned in London, …

50 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

Dig in.<p>When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat …

If It's Pricey, It Must Be Tastier, And Other Lies Our Brains Tell

Why do we prefer Coke over a generic cola? Psychologist Paul Bloom tells the <i>TED Radio Hour</i>'s Guy Raz that we come to believe something is better because we're told that it is.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Question for you - why are so many of us convinced that Coca-Cola taste better than Royal Crown …

Cisco Leads The Charge In The Application Economy

It's hard to believe that mobile devices while a couple of decades in the making didn't achieve mass adoption until Apple launched their first iPhone …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

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12 Ways to Calm the Overactive Mind

Gregg Prescott, M.S., <i>In5D Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Have you ever laid in bed trying to sleep while a constant stream of thoughts flow through your mind? Do …

Do You Know What Life Will Be Like In 5 Years? IBM’s Top Scientist Does

The company’s annual report of five predictions for the next five years is all about the benefits of big data: stores, cities, classrooms, and hospitals.<p>Find out how IBM is doing on last year’s predictions here.<p>In the 5 in 5 report IBM’s top scientists report on what the world, supported by smart …

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Why potatoes could soon be a luxury few can afford

The humble vegetable is under threat from a new and virulent form of potato blight<p>The festive season is almost upon us, and the nation is unbuckling its belt for its annual gourmet experience. Until now it has been limited to the traditional bird, sprout and roast potato with Christmas cake to …

Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>Austin is a rapidly growing city. In March, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Austin …

Bitcoin Explained

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Tom Hiddleston's Thor PR antics are a lesson in mischief as marketing

Tom Hiddleston's utterly adorable promotional antics for the Marvel blockbuster Thor: The Dark World rumble on. With his good humour, a voice like volcanic sand slaked in honey, and an innate understanding of what makes internet memes tick, he's managed to become the most beloved posh person in the …

Coin eight-in-one Bluetooth credit card adds security features, boosted pre-order availability

Judging by the millions of YouTube views since it launched just last week, there's quite a bit of interest in Coin. The Bluetooth-enabled swipeable lets you add in identifying info from up to eight individual credit, debit, membership, loyalty and gift cards, and comes along with companion Android …

top 10 regions

Need inspiration for your travels in 2014? These 10 regions have captivated our travel experts with their natural beauty and cultural riches.<p>1. Sikkim, India<p><b>Green is the colour</b><p>A bird's-eye view over Yumthang Valley in Sikkim, India. Image by Image Source / Getty Images.<p>Picking up national accolades …

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Liquid Metal Inkjet Printer Ink Creates Circuits On Material, Paper And Plastic

Researchers Jing Liu and team at the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry in Beijing, have created a revolutionary way to print electronic …

5-Minute Breakfasts That Are Actually Healthy

Seriously, you have no excuse for hitting the drive-thru

Soaring UK personal debt wreaking havoc with mental health, report warns

Personal debt in Britain has reached £1.4tn – almost the same amount as Britain's national economic output – according to a report that warns debt is wreaking havoc on people's mental health and wellbeing.<p>Poorer people are "bearing the brunt of a storm" during which average household debt has risen …

Kano Kickstarts A Pi-Based, DIY Kit Computer Designed To Make Learning To Code Child’s Play

In the late 1980s a select group of British teens were given (or saved up their pocket money to buy) a small, rubber-keyed home PC called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. My brother was one of them. And that little box, with its blank canvas start screen that prompted you to try out a few lines of code …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Kim Phillips Lost 75 Pounds And Discovered A Passion For Running

<i>Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series!</i><p><b>Name:</b> Kim Phillips<p><b>Age:</b> 39<p><b>Height:</b> 5'8"<p><b>Before Weight:</b> 247 pounds<p><b>How I Gained It:</b> Since I was young, I have struggled with my weight. I was always overweight for …

Man buys $27 of bitcoin, forgets about them, finds they're now worth $886k

Bought in 2009, currency’s rise in value saw small investment turn into enough to buy an apartment in a wealthy area of Oslo<p>This article was originally published on 29 October 2013. Due to a technical fault, it has been republished here, on a new page.<p>The meteoric rise in bitcoin has meant that …

How One Millennial With A Liberal Arts Degree Landed A Six-Figure Job

<i>For a follow-up to this story, see “Tempest In A Birkin Bag: Millennial Who Defects To Christie’s Slapped With $40 Million Lawsuit By His (Former) Mentor.”</i><p>Stephanie Phair was head of business development at a startup called DropShop, selling luxury goods on the secondary market, when a customer …

Omni VR Treadmill Kickstarter

Be one of the first to own the Omni virtual reality treadmill. It’s the perfect companion to the Oculus Rift, but you can also use the Omni to play …