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‘Learning to live’: why sophrology is the new mindfulness

Feeling stressed, anxious, burnt out? Time to pause Headspace and allow us to introduce a technique from the 1960s instead<p>We have welcomed mindfulness so wholeheartedly into our collective wellbeing consciousness that there are now more than 1,300 mindful apps to choose from. In busy cities, you’re …

Mindfulness

The Easter egg in Apple's new App Store and why it matters

There is a tiny, hidden Easter egg on the new iOS 11 App Store screen. It’s so subtle that most probably missed it, but it’s an important one, a …

Apps

The Power of Talking to God

<b>"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing." -- Dr. Wayne Dyer</b><p>Have you ever heard the phrase "prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening"? I believe there is a certain power and magic that occurs when we talk or listen to "God."<p>Whether you hold religious beliefs or you are more …

Spirituality

The designer's guide to grid theory

Whether you work in web or print design, you need to understand grid theory. While some designers actively eschew grids in favour of a more …

Roadmap

The Only Color Scheme Generators You’ll Need

Color is important in any design project. These color scheme generators will help you get it right quickly and easily. Continue reading...<b><br>Continue</b> …

Color Schemes

When Architects Design World-Class Yachts, They Make Waves

From Zaha Hadid's curved lines to John Pawson's sleek minimalism, these aren't your run-of-the-mill luxury yachts.<p>When contemporary architects design for the sea, the results are distinctive, with unexpected silhouettes and unrestrained luxury. In recent years, top architecture firms based in …

Architecture

The definitive glossary of wine tasting terms

For those who identify with the latter, this glossary of wine tasting terms will get your vocabulary off to a roaring start. The list is a group effort by some of our favorite sommeliers and winemakers, all of whom are photographed below, plus Business Insider's own Matthew DeBord, author of "Wine …

Wine

Here's what happened in internet of things this week

<i>Happy Weekend! IoT Weekender is a collection of our favorite internet of things news of the week from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s paid research service.</i><p><b>M2M CONNECTIONS IN CHINA TO REACH 336 MILLION BY 2020:</b> Last year, China led the globe with 74 million machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, …

Internet of Things

7 Smart Home Products To Know About

We don’t have hoverboards or fuel made from compost (yet), and the Cubs probably aren’t going to win the World Series any time soon, but our modern …

Home Automation

What to Eat If You Want to Live Forever

An interview with "The Longevity Cookbook" author and anti-aging researcher Maria Konovalenko.<p>For many scientists, a lifelong love of learning is just that—lifelong. But for Russian biologist Maria Konovalenko, the average human lifetime isn't enough. That's why she's writing a cookbook for people …

Singularity

This New Mapping Tool is a Data Lover's Dream

If you've ever wondered how your neighborhood compares to the rest of New York City, look no further. PlaceILive—a new Lithuania-based startup—seeks to quantify quality of life by mapping census data along with, as Untapped Cities puts it, "just about every social identifier imaginable." All of …

Too many platforms may make the Internet of Things a confusing place

It’s a world of sensors, folks, or it’s quickly becoming one. Even the tiniest gadgets will someday get an IP address. A common platform is needed to collect and make sense of all of the data those devices gather, and a lot of companies are already getting in line to take the job — maybe <i>too</i> many.<p>I …

17 Tiny Dream Homes Under 200 Square Feet

<i>By: Ali Drucker</i><p><i>Credit: Tumbleweed Houses</i><p>Last year, we showed you the coolest houses money can buy under 1,000 square feet. Now, get ready to downsize even further. The tiny house movement has inspired people around the world to go greener and adopt a simpler lifestyle, but simple doesn't have to …

Prefab Homes

Adobe Wants To Kill Your Desktop

This year, Adobe will launch multitasking tools on mobile that might enable you to work faster than you would on a desktop.<p>If you use Photoshop or Illustrator for a living, you probably live at your desk, tethered to your standard-issue computer. But Scott Belsky, known best for founding the …

Apps
Internet of Things

Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the …

Autonomous Cars

The Only 30 Yoga Poses You Really Need to Know

Although it's an ancient practice, yoga has become the exercise du jour in recent years. Everyone from A-list celebs to your coworkers are getting …

Yoga

The Integration of Technology, Mindfulness, and Meditation for Entrepreneurs

Wisdom 2.0 shows that there are pathways to not just living with technology, but using it to create a healthier and welcoming world.<p>What do spirituality and technology have in common? A lot more than you think--and it's not just about taking virtual yoga classes or downloading meditation apps to …

Mindfulness

With the Internet of Things, brands can take marketing to the next level

What does it mean to be the chief marketing officer of an agency? Well, according to creative agency MRY's CMO David Berkowitz, it's an unusual, …

IFTTT

Nutrition Panel: Egg With Coffee Is A-OK, But Skip The Side Of Bacon

If you like a cup of coffee and an egg in the morning, you've got the green light.<p>A panel of top nutrition experts appointed by the federal government has weighed in with its long-awaited diet advice.<p>Their conclusions are that daily cup of joe (or two) may help protect against Type 2 diabetes and …

Diabetes

10 Buddhist Books Everyone Should Read

10 Buddhist books everyone should read, as selected by the editors of <i>Lion’s Roar</i>.<p><i>After the Ecstasy, the Laundry</i><br>by Jack Kornfield <i><br>(Bantam, …

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.<p>I. Launch Day<p>In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it …

5 Grooming Techniques to Refresh Your Face

If you are like most men, then your bathroom routine likely hasn't evolved beyond shaving your face and washing it with soap. If this is still your routine then it may be time to change it up and start using some grooming techniques to refresh your face.<p>Proper grooming doesn't require you to stock …

Skin Care

3 Kettle Bell Moves To Transform Your Body

Leanne Shear of Uplift Studios in New York's Flat Iron district shows how it's done.<p>Uplift Studios, a women's-only gym in Manhattan was launched three years ago with an ethos of bringing fun into fitness—without sacrificing good form—through strengthening, sculpting and high intensity training …

R13 Denim

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10 Easy Ways to Detox

The word detox makes us think restriction, hunger and mood swings. We asked health experts how to reap the benefits of a cleanse without actually committing to one.<p><b>Start your mornings with a glass of room temperature lemon water.</b> (Room temperature is important, since cold foods and drinks can shock …

Cree just released a smart bulb that only costs 15 bucks

If you’re keen on getting some smart light bulbs in your house but have been waiting for the right time to strike, now is your moment. Earlier today …

Home Automation

The Connected Home of the Future is Now—and You Can Have It | About Verizon

The stuff of science fiction has arrived at home, and it’s not just for Silicon Valley magnates building the latest mansion. Entrepreneurs, large companies and other innovators have been bringing a flood of new products to the category called “connected home” that can help us get more done, …