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17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

Meditation

CPA Group Presses IRS For Clarity On Crypto Taxation

Cryptocurrency investors and traders aren’t the only ones pleading with the Internal Revenue Service for more clarity on crypto taxation.<p>The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the world’s largest professional association for accountants, joined the chorus on Wednesday by calling …

Bitcoin

Columbia and Yale scientists found the spiritual part of our brains—religion not required

Scientists seek to quantify everything—even the ineffable. And so the human search for meaning recently took a physical turn as Columbia and Yale University researchers isolated the place in our brains that processes spiritual experiences.<p>In a new study, published in Cerebral Cortex (paywall) on …

Consciousness

What are the most painful surgeries?

It is not always possible to prevent pain during or after an operation. Although some discomfort may be inevitable, a doctor will work with other …

Theory: Playboy Model Who Got $1.6 Million Had Affair With Trump, Not Broidy

On May 2, Rudy Giuliani revealed that the Trump administration has been lying for months about the fact that Donald Trump reimbursed his personal …

It appears China has stopped buying soybeans from the US altogether because of trade fight

China is apparently no longer buying U.S. soybeans amid the rise in trade tensions, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.<p>"Whatever they're buying is …

The science behind the perfect nap to boost productivity and creativity

During the early 1900s, surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, developed a napping hack for generating his new creative ideas and staying productive with …

Correcting Behavior In a Child Who Won't Listen

Getting a reluctant child to listen to his parent can be a real trial for parents, and especially fathers. Dads often tend to see listening behaviors …

I was wrong. Too much tech is ruining lives.

Just four years ago, I was a cheerleader. Social media was supposed to be the great hope for democracy. I know because I told the world so. I said in 2014 that no one could predict where this revolution would take us. My conclusion was dusted with optimism: A better connected human race would find …

Social Media

Antidepressants and Withdrawal: Readers Tell Their Stories

In a widely read article on antidepressant withdrawal published on April 8, The New York Times invited readers to describe their experiences coming off the drugs. More than 8,800 people responded — teenagers, college students, new mothers, empty-nesters retirees.<p>Dozens did write in to say the drugs …

Mental Health

Freud's interpretation of why we dream may be wrong — here's what's really going on

Every night of our lives, we become "flagrantly psychotic," according to sleep expert Matthew Walker.<p>Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he's the director of the sleep and neuroimaging lab, and the author of the recent book "Why We …

'Ikigai': the Japanese lifestyle trend promising to find your life purpose

From yoga retreats and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading meditation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and pay cheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding contentment in cosiness with the pursuit of …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most | Inc.com

Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house isn't clean enough. My life would be better if I had more money.</i><p>Rehashing the same …

Self-help

21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Data Firm Tied to Trump Campaign Talked Business With Russians

When the Russia question came up during a hearing at the British Parliament last month, Alexander Nix did not hesitate.<p>“We’ve never worked in Russia,” said Mr. Nix, head of a data consulting firm that advised the Trump campaign on targeting voters.<p>“As far as I’m aware, we’ve never worked for a …

Couples have started using a nontraditional tool to strengthen their relationships — and stop sniping over chores

In a recent interview with The Cut, Japanese lifestyle guru Marie Kondo dished on how she and her husband divide household labor.<p>Kondo is the author of multiple bestselling books on organization — in the 2014 "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up," she invites readers to get rid of all their …

Manic morning raises stakes for Mueller probe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watergate had the Saturday Night Massacre. Now, this generation's White House scandal has its own iconic moment — the Saturday Morning Meltdown.<p>The firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe in the pitch dark of a Washington night unleashed a sudden chain of barely believable …

Donald Trump

College students support free speech — unless it offends them

When I was a sophomore in college, the College Republicans invited Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative political activist best known for her campaign against ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, to give a speech on campus. There were no barricades around the building where she spoke. Beyond a …

Higher Education

Proof of Work, Proof of Stake and Proof of Burn

Learn the differences between the colloquially accepted meaning of different proofs within the cryptocurrency world of Bitcoin, Ethereum and then …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

Elon Musk Just Stood on Stage and Revealed His Higher Motivation (It's a Lesson For All Leaders)

Clue: It's not about making enormous amounts of money.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Are you obsessed with money?<p>Do you dream about all the things you'd do if you had far too much of it?<p>Do you see people driving in Ferraris …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

We Need To Shut Bitcoin And All Other Cryptocurrencies Down. Here's Why.

Last week I wrote an article on illicit cryptomining – how hackers are sneaking cryptocurrency transaction processing software onto corporate networks, personal computers, and other devices. I attempted to raise the alarm, calling this threat the most dangerous of 2018.<p>I didn’t go far enough.<p>Upon …

Bitcoin

This Bidet Toilet Seat Not Only Cleaned My Butt, It Changed My Life

After using the Bemis Renew Plus Bidet Cleansing Spa, how could I ever go back to toilet paper?<p>I was deep in a lavatory idyll when I realized that …

Cleaning

Litecoin has a real shot to overtake bitcoin

Last year, cryptocurrencies put themselves on the map with perhaps the greatest single-year performance in the history of any asset class. After beginning the year with a market cap of $17.7 billion, digital currencies finished 2017 with an aggregate market cap of $613 billion, representing an …

This rap song tries to explain bitcoin cash and is ridiculously great

It may have taken over the world in 2017, but it seems the cryptocurrency has finally reached its final form of dominance in our culture: a rap …

Bitcoin Cash

The otter seemed ‘cute’ — until it leaped on her kayak and lunged at her face

Sue Spector was kayaking with her husband down the pristine Braden River in western Florida when she spotted an otter.<p>Spector, 77, from Sarasota, turned around in her boat early Sunday morning and, catching a glimpse of the small river dweller, thought to herself, “Oh, this is a cute otter,” she …

Otters

What we believe Mueller is investigating

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein’s order appointing Robert S. Mueller III to serve as special counsel outlined what Mueller and his team would be investigating.<p>The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct the investigation confirmed by then-FBI Director James B. Comey in testimony before …

Donald Trump

The Stanford Bitcoin Mafia

In winter quarter of 2013, Stanford officials were perplexed that 10% of the energy used in a 100-person dorm seemed to be consumed by one room. They kicked down the doors and walked in to find a room hotter than a sauna, with machines and equipment whirring – students had put together a Bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency