Julie Carter

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Wastewater Wells, Geothermal Power Triggering Earthquakes

The continental U.S. experiences small earthquakes every day. But over the past few years, their numbers have been increasing. Geoscientists say the new epidemic of quakes is related to industrial wastewater being pumped into underground storage wells.<p>Now there's new research that reveals two …

North Dakota Abortion Clinic On Front Lines Of State Battle

* New state laws could force closure of state's only abortion clinic<p>* Part of wave of restrictions passed in GOP-led states since 2010<p>By John Whitesides<p>FARGO, N.D., July 11 (Reuters) - The signs outside the Red River Women's Clinic in downtown Fargo suggest a place under siege: "It is a federal …

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

Get Stuff Done: Productivity Tips From A Former Green Beret, Your Smartphone, And Beyond

In our tech-packed world, it is the best of times and the worst of times for accomplishing what’s on your to-do list. Here’s how to do more, and sweat it less.<p>It’s never been easier in human history to get stuff done. And it’s never been harder to get stuff done.<p>It’s easier in the sense that we …

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Five Manifestos for the Creative Life

Some days everyone needs a little extra encouragement. The words or lines or colors don’t want to come, or worse, we don’t even want to sit down to create. That’s when we turn to these inspiring manifestos, any one of which is guaranteed to give our uncooperative creativity a sharp kick in the …

60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …

The 6 essential lessons of a satisfying, productive career | Daniel H. Pink

Just in time for graduation season, Johnny Bunko is here to remind you of the 6 essential lessons of any satisfying, productive career:<p><b>1. There is no</b> …

Read Fiction and Be a Better Leader

An interview with <b>Joseph Badaracco</b>, Harvard Business School professor.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m talking today with Harvard Business School professor Joseph Badaracco. One of his courses that he teaches at HBS revolves around …

May 20, 1990: Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson

‘Tis the season for glorious life advice dispensed by cap-and-gown-clad elders to cap-and-gown-clad youngsters, emanating a halo effect of timeless wisdom the rest of us can absorb any day, at any stage of life. On May 20, 1990, <b>Bill Watterson</b>, creator of the beloved <b>Calvin and Hobbes</b> comic strip, …

Annie Dillard on What a Stunt Pilot Knows About Impermanence, Creativity, and the Meaning of Life

<i>“Buildings fall; even the earth perishes. What was yesterday a cornfield is to-day a bungalow,”</i> Virginia Woolf observed in her timeless meditation on language and impermanence, <i>“But words, if properly used, seem able to live for ever.”</i> <i>“I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and</i> …

Helen Keller on Optimism

Decades before the dawn of the positive psychology movement and a century before what neuroscience has taught us about the benefits of optimism, <b>Helen Keller</b> (June 27, 1880–June 1, 1968) — the remarkable woman who grew up without sight and hearing until, with the help of her teacher Annie Sullivan, …

How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators

What extraordinary energy we expend, as a culture and a civilization, on trying to understand where good ideas come from, how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, its mechanisms, and the five-step action plan for coaxing it into manifestation. And little compares to the anguish that comes …

How Clutter Affects Your Brain (and What You Can Do About It)

A few years ago, I worked at a web design agency as a product manager. The part of the job I loved the most was working on product with our design …

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …

Crochet Basics

There are a handful of simple techniques you’ll need to know for most basic crochet patterns. Just remember to keep a loose hold on the yarn, don’t …

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UPDATED: Bombing Suspect's Friend Ordered Freed On Bail

<b>Update at 3:13 p.m. ET. Phillipos Freed:</b><p>Robel Phillipos, who was arrested last week for allegedly lying to federal agents investigating the Boston Marathon bombings, was ordered released on $100,000 bail, pending a trial.<p>Reuters reports:<p>"While out on bail, Robel Phillipos will be under the custody …