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Meditation Changes Your Brain In These 7 Ways, According To Science

Are you in the habit of breathing deeply and clearing your mind for five or ten minutes a day? It turns out that meditation and mindfulness training …

Meditation

6 Heart Health Numbers to Know

You know many important numbers, such as your age, your birth date, and your phone number. But do you know your blood pressure, low-density …

A step-by-step guide to making that beautiful latte art top baristas put on your coffee

Have you ever wondered how baristas create the beautiful art in your latte? They can create palm fronds, leaves, hearts, flowers — even animals — and …

Coffee

Recording drums — Introduction

Today we'll begin discussing a topic that will take us several weeks to cover: recording drums... Read more on Audiofanzine

All About That Bass, But Give The Drummer Some

Here's a duo that's at the foundation of music itself, but which isn't always noticed: the musical interplay between the bass and the drum.<p>"You know, in any sort of music, the bass and drums should work as one instrument," Christian McBride says. "It determines whether it's funk or jazz or country …

Drums

Hear Jon Stewart's Hilarious, Food-Themed 'Daily Show' Exit Interview

Host joins "Daily Show Podcast Without Jon Stewart" to discuss bagels, egg sandwiches, grub advice for replacement Trevor Noah<p>With his final <i>Daily …

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the 'Eisenhower Box'

Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine.<p>Eisenhower was the 34th president of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United …

Time Management

David Chase Just Provided An In-Depth Analysis Of The Final Scene Of ‘The Sopranos’

David Chase has never given the audience a definitive answer about Tony’s fate at the end of <i>The Sopranos</i>, but he may have just done something even better. For the latest issue of DGA Quarterly, the Director’s Guild magazine, he went through the entire final scene. He hits all the most important …

Why Masters Champion Jordan Spieth Hired a Former Schoolteacher as His Caddie

A ‘textbook’ example of the randomness of the caddying business<p>Augusta, Ga.<p>The man who celebrated with Jordan Spieth on the 18th green at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday made his first trip here only three years ago. Michael Greller wasn’t even a professional caddie at the time. He was a …

Golf

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Mascara

Vinyl’s difficult comeback

On an industrial estate in Röbel, 90 miles north of Berlin, the vinyl presses at the Optimal factory were grinding and pumping away. They made a percussive racket – regular clunks, wheezes, and hisses, underlain by a droning hum – and created a distinct aroma, sharp and metallic, suggestive of …

Crime

Science | The Guardian

Science<p>Scientists have uncovered the secrets of the Bajau people, long-famed for their ability to hold their breath for extraordinary lengths of time<p>Government finally acknowledges the ‘tragedy’ inflicted on thousands of women, and agrees mesh should only have been used as an extreme …

Personal Information

The 17 best drone videos that gave a whole new perspective to 2014

Drone photography came into its own this year.<p>Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even …

Hong Kong

What holiday lights look like from space

Yep, it’s that time of year, when American households haul out snarls of fairy lights and set the electricity meter spinning. So pronounced is the festive wattage, you can actually see it from space.<p>The photo above is a composite of nighttime photos taken from the NASA satellite Suomi NPP, …

Space Travel

The 16 Most Bizarre (But Beautiful) Homes We've Ever Seen

As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. Here we look at 16 innovative, bizarre, and one-of-a-kind homes and what makes them stand out<p>As homeowners shift toward more sustainable, off-the-grid, DIY habitats, unique homes are inevitable. …

Victoria (Australia)

Afghanistan: The Making of a Narco State

After 13 years of war, we haven't defeated the Taliban, but we have managed to create a nation ruled by drug lords<p>Helmand Province in southern …

Employers ignore almost everything on your application–except this

It’s the holiday season, and millions of people are about to get a flood of unsolicited career advice from older relatives.<p>Most of it will be useless.<p>You don’t need to be told that a resume should be clear, uncluttered, and typo free. (A good summary of common, deal-breaking mistakes comes from …

Employment

5 Things to Know About the Ferguson Decision - Briefly - WSJ

The grand jury in Clayton, Mo., has returned its decision: It won’t indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Here are five things you need to know about the ruling.