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The more you pursue happiness, the faster it runs from you | Zach Stafford

Research shows that focusing on the attainment of happiness is actually self-defeating<p>Lately, I find myself in almost daily conversations with friends and family about happiness. When a friend doesn’t beam from ear to ear, or offer a resounding, “I’m so happy!” during conversations about work, …

Happiness

4 Non-Traditional Meditation Methods To Help You Become One With Yourself

Although meditation is commonly used as a religious practice it is also used for means of relaxation, stress control, and peace of mind. Time to …

Life Is Too Short To Spend It At War With Yourself.

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7 Little Hacks For Getting Ahead In Life (Without Having To Try That Hard)

On our 18th birthdays, many of expected to finally feel grown-up. Something magical was supposed to happen overnight, we thought -- some new, incredibly worldly stream of consciousness would take over -- but nothing did. Same thing at 21. Again … no pixie dust. No fairies. So when <i>does</i> adulthood …

Overcoming Fear and Creating a Happy Mind and Life

<b>“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” ~George Addair</b><p>My parents were teenagers when they had their first of three children. I was the …

Positive Thinking

Dos and don’ts to preserve your brainpower

From changing your diet to partying like you’re 21, here are six tips for protecting your brain from the ravages of time.<p>Like any good machine, the brain needs a little care and attention as it ages to ensure it continues to run in good working order. If only there were a manual to its maintenance …

Five Ways To Help Refugees in Berlin Now

Following on from Sara Chahr­rour’s wonderfully informative 10 ways to Help Refugees in Berlin, I wanted to share the ways I have found most …

Refugees

Top 10 Effortless Ways to Support a Good Cause

Even the smallest actions can make a big difference. Turn things you might be doing anyway—from shopping to traveling—into good deeds that improve …

Android L Keyboard removed from Play Store, found in violation of developer agreement

With the arrival of Android L we’ve seen a large number of Nexus owners dive right in and download the Developer Preview (myself included), more recently this even includes Nexus 4 users as well. Of course not everyone owns a compatible device or is willing to put up with the bugs and other issues …

Apps

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Associated Press News

Ukrainian opposition issues ultimatum

Opponents of President Viktor Yanukovych demand snap elections within 24 hours or threaten to 'go on the attack'<p>Ukraine's opposition threatened to "go on the attack" on Thursday unless the government agreed to concessions to quell protests that have left five activists dead in the first fatalities …

Russia

India withdraws old currency notes in 'black money' move

<b>The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the country's central bank, says it will withdraw all currency notes printed prior to 2005 from 31 March.</b><p>The move is being seen as an attempt to curb the circulation of "black money" - cash that has not been declared or taxed.<p>According to some estimates, India's …

India

What will happen to global warming when we get the next big El Niño?

I'd like to declare a new season.<p>The back end of January is now the traditional time when we find out that the year we just had was one of the hottest on record.<p>I've no idea what we'd call this season, but it's upon us once again and it's becoming repetitive. It's been going on for a decade or more.<p>…

Bill Gates predicts 'almost no poor countries' by 2035

As snowy Davos becomes engulfed in the hustle and bustle of another World Economic Forum, Microsoft founder Bill Gates took the opportunity to deliver an upbeat message in his annual newsletter.<p>The 25-page report, written by Gates and his wife Melinda, who are co-chairs of theBill & Melinda Gates …

Scientists create anti-atom beam — but use it for good, not evil

Creating an antimatter beam sounds like something only a mad scientist would do, but there's nothing mad about the beam of antihydrogen atoms that scientists generated for the first time at Europe's CERN research center.<p>The researchers behind the technical achievement, revealed Tuesday in the …

2013 Was Earth’s Fourth-Warmest Year on Record, Federal Agency Reports

Ben Geman<p>Jan. 21, 2014, 10:04 a.m.<p>Global surface temperatures last year were tied with 2003 as the fourth-warmest on record, the National Oceanic and …

Google Glass at the movies gets man interrogated

There are enemies of the state, and then there are enemies of Jack Ryan.<p>A Google Glass wearer has told an extraordinary story of going to his local movie theater in Ohio and allegedly being accosted by the FBI for wearing his device.<p>In an impassioned and slightly shiver-making e-mail to The …

Why China Is Heading For A Greek Style Crisis On A Grand Scale

For years, China and Greece have had something special in common: A long cultural history that has helped shape the modern world. And from the late 1970s to this day, they shared something else — a semi-Soviet economic model whereby a large part of the economy has been subject to the direct or …

“Expired” food is good for you: A supermarket exec’s bold business gamble

<b>(Gayvoronskaya_Yana via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Trader Joe’s’ former president wants to sell you the food that other stores throw out. Will it work?<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 20, 2014 9:30pm (UTC)<p>The former president of Trader Joe’s thinks he can sell the food that other stores throw out.<p>At first glance, …

Oxfam: World's Richest 1 Percent Control Half Of Global Wealth

Just 1 percent of the world's population controls nearly half of the planet's wealth, according to a new study published by Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.<p>The study says this tiny slice of humanity controls $110 trillion, or 65 times the total wealth of the poorest 3.5 …