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Practicing the Presence through Mind and Meditation

“No matter how dark the night, somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away”<p>~ David Matthew<p>Amazing Grace..............

Food Tank: The Food Think Tank

Why is it called 4/20? Weed smokers participate in annual event without knowing its origins

Every April 20th, weed smokers all over the country “observe” a sort of underground holiday of sorts, where marijuana is consumed on or around 4:20 …

Broadway Director Kenny Leon Opens Theater Doors To New Audiences

Stage director Kenny Leon is one of the most sought-after creative talents on Broadway today, even if he isn't a household name. He's guided Denzel Washington and Viola Davis to Tony Awards in a Tony-winning revival of August Wilson's <i>Fences</i>, he directed Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in <i>The</i> …

Saul Williams to Star in Tupac-Inspired Musical

Actor, poet, artist and musician Saul Williams will star in a new Broadway musical based on the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, <i>Holler If Ya Hear Me</i>, which …

Tupac Shakur

13 Comfort Foods That Burn Fat

They’re called “comfort” foods for a reason—they bring back warm memories, tickle your taste buds, and soothe your soul. Though some comfort foods …

Samsung Galaxy S5 camera shootout versus HTC One M8, iPhone 5S

Powerful, fast, and now even water resistant, the Galaxy S5 is Samsung's latest offering into the hyper-competitive smartphone industry. Thrusting in everything from a crisp 1080p screen, to an agile quad-core Snadragon 801 processor, Samsung isn't holding much back to ensure that its new flagship …

Best Android Phone: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One M8

The decision used to be clear. If you wanted Android, you got the latest Samsung Galaxy. Now, with HTC’s latest release winning critics’ hearts, …

10 Parve Passover Desserts

Passover means lots of rules: no leavening, no flour, and, for those who keep kosher, no mixing milk and meat. Luckily, we still have sugar, eggs, and fruit to do the work for us. Instead of the chalky, dense, packaged Passover desserts, bake your own this year. Since you can serve these after meat …

Why we all love numbers

Jerry Newport asks me to pick a four-digit number.<p>"2761," I say. "That's 11 x 251," he replies, reciting the numbers in one continuous, unhesitant flow. "2762. That's 2 x 1381. 2763. That's 3 x 3 x 307. 2764. That's 2 x 2 x 691."<p>Jerry is a retired taxi driver from Tucson, Arizona, who has Asperger …

Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story

Jane Neubauer was just out of basic training when a secretive military unit recruited her for an undercover mission. She claims she was raped on …

Boot up: mobile music piracy, LinkedIn email hacking, wearable voice?, and more

A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Music piracy goes mobile >> Re/code<p>Some 27 million people in the US have used mobile applications to get at least one song in the past year, much of it believed to be unauthorized, NPD found in research that seeks for the …

NPR Poll: Obamacare More Popular Than President

A new bipartisan NPR poll shows approval numbers rising for Obamacare — which is now slightly more popular than its namesake.<p>Our survey of likely voters, conducted for <i>Morning Edition</i> by Democrat Stan Greenberg of Democracy Corps and Republican Whit Ayres of Resurgent Republic, shows the president's …

David Ortiz's Selfie With Obama Was a Samsung-Branded Stunt

Samsung is turning into the Jimmy Kimmel of branding.<p>For the second time in as many months, a widely circulated selfie has turned out to be a …

Try It Now Inside the Market

European Parliament passes strong net neutrality law, along with major roaming reforms

European fans of the open internet can breathe a sigh of relief: the European parliament has passed a major package of telecoms law reform, complete …

Kill the patent trolls says CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association

Gary Shapiro, the CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, is calling on the US Senate to follow moves by Congress and the White House against patent trolls. According to Shapiro the actions of patent trolls have now reached epidemic proportions. It is reckoned that 90 percent of all patent …

Intellectual Property

Associated Press News

Cambodia's Angkor temples added to Street View

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The spectacular temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google's Street View, a boost to …

Samsung ChatOn update deletes messages, Snapchat-style

Samsung has taken a page out of Snapchat 's book -- and then thrown that page away so you can't read it any more. The own-brand instant messaging service now lets you delete messages even after they've been read, one of the new features in an update.<p>ChatOn users will now be able to erase messages …