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How Transcendental Meditation Taught Me to Take Risks

Image by John Kelsey<p>Transcendental meditation is having a moment. Everyone from Hugh Jackman to Oprah is an avid fan. Even Wall Street is paying attention, with Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the world's largest hedge fund, not only practicing Transcendental Meditation daily, but insisting his …

100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Old console, new tricks: Getting the most out of your Xbox 360

Whether you're holding out for the Kinect-less Xbox One or you've already unpacked a new system, there's still plenty of life left in the Xbox 360. Microsoft will have its new system properly on track after another half dozen or so software updates, but until then, it's all about getting everything …

Climate Change This Week: Sex Suffers, A Slowing Sea Rises, and More

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Forests: Home of the Bizarre and Beautiful</b>, like this African saturniid caterpillar. <i>Source CandieCee at imgur.com</i><p><i>By threatening the world's forests, humans ultimately harm themselves.</i><p><b>OO Key Forest Countries' Climate Pledges Allow Too</b> …

Useful Tips On How To Get Better At Small Talk

<b>Whether</b> you are networking, speed-dating or just socializing, you need to know how to start an engaging conversation. But we all know that this is …

The Secret to Making Small Talk

People who don't speak when close together are really no different from penguins on an expanse of ice, huddled together being mostly silent.<p><i>To navigate the complicated workplace social order, one needs to first master basic human interactions. When senior editor Ross McCammon landed a job at</i> …

7 Ways to Make Small Talk Way More Interesting

Stop boring yourself -- and others -- silly at events.<p>There are few pleasures in life better than a great conversation. When you truly connect with someone, time stands still, space contracts, and you leave whatever event you were at feeling truly alive.<p>On the other hand, there are few miseries …

Public Speaking

10 Ways to Get Better at Small Talk

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10 ways to get better at small talk

But it's not always easy. What if you and your conversation partner seem to have nothing in common? What if there's an awkward pause? What if you accidentally insult the person?<p>To help you out, we reviewed the Quora thread "How can I get better at small talk?" and highlighted some of the most …

4 Ways Introverts Can Super-Charge Their Happiness

<b>“Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe.” ~Susan Cain</b><p>Do you get ticked off too?<p>I mean, when people say you’re awkward, …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

Concerns about inflation, shares and interest rates are raised after ‘Black Monday’ chaos sees billions wiped off markets around the globe<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters and shoring up global …

Stock Markets

Aztec skull trophy rack discovered at Mexico City’s Templo Mayor ruin site

Such racks, or tzompantli, were used to display severed heads of sacrifice victims on wooden poles, and this one is made partly of skulls mortared together<p>Archaeologists say they have have found the main trophy rack of sacrificed human skulls at Mexico City’s Templo Mayor Aztec ruin site.<p>Racks …

Archaeology

¿Cuál es el punto fuerte de la belleza de Selena Gómez?

La actriz y cantante ha fichado como embajadora de la firma Pantene<p>24 de Junio de 2015 - 11:09 CEST<p>by<p>Cantante, actriz, diseñadora, filántropa, …

The 9 Biggest Hair Trends for Fall

There's a lot of '70s love coming your way.<p>From the looks we've been eyeing since they first came down the runway, to those fit for an Indian summer, these are the trends *all* the cool girls will be wearing come September—so why not get ahead of the pack? (Hint: There's <i>a lot</i> to love about the …

Netflix just announced a new original movie with one of Hollywood's most iconic directors

Netflix is getting more ambitious this year than ever with original programming. Besides launching new shows this year such as "Bloodline," "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," and "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp," Netflix is also making it easier for you to watch movies that you would …

Do junior doctors cause more deaths?

Newly qualified doctors start work in July and August, so is it a riskier time to go to hospital? Claudia Hammond reviews the evidence.<p>In many parts of the world summer is well on the way, but that means brand new doctors are on the way too. In July hundreds of new doctors start their jobs in …

Physiology

Google’s YouTube Signs Up Everyone But TV for New Paid Service

Google Inc.’s YouTube, which has signed up partners for a new paid video service, may find out by early next year whether its own Internet stars …

Must Have Apps for Windows 10

The Windows Store offers a variety of programs that can enhance your computing experience on your Windows 10 device. Check out some of the best Windows 10 apps to help you become more efficient and productive.

Microsoft promises to fix glitch with Windows 10 store apps

Microsoft apparently has a fix up its sleeve to patch a download glitch affecting Windows 10 store users.<p>On Saturday, some Windows 10 users started reporting that they couldn't access the app store to download either new apps or updates to existing apps, according to Mary Jo Foley of CNET sister …

Windows 10

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Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

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