Laura Vlachos

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A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Happiness

A Letter From The Dog About The 5 Reasons He Questions Your Sanity

Dear Human of Mine:<p>As the dog of the house, I want to take this opportunity to point out the five behaviors of yours that scare me. I hope you take no offense (and please keep the food comin').<p>You repeatedly ask, "Who's a good boy?" Every day you ask who's a good boy. Many times a day. As you have …

The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …

Germanwings crash: pilot locked out of plane's cockpit, say reports

Evidence from a cockpit voice recorder recovered from the Germanwings flight 4U9525 that crashed on Tuesday suggests that one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in, according to two separate reports.<p>French air accident investigators say they have extracted …

Airplanes

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Angelina Jolie Was Called A “Minimally Talented Spoiled Brat”

The hack also includes revelations about Leonardo DiCaprio deserving an Oscar, Michael Fassbender's package, and a planned mash-up film of the Jump Street and Men in Black franchises.<p>Updated — 2 p.m., ET:<p>The emails have reportedly come about due to the group Guardians of Peace, which is demanding …

Angelina Jolie

LAPD Says It Will Investigate Abuse Claim Against Cosby

Los Angeles police say they will investigate a woman's claims that in the mid-1970s at the age of 15, she was molested by comedian Bill Cosby.<p>The Associated Press says: "The investigation was opened Friday after Judy Huth, who is suing Cosby for sexual battery, met with detectives for 90 minutes, …

Zuckerberg is on shaky ground criticizing Apple’s business model

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone on the attack against Apple, calling its products overpriced, and its views on Internet privacy “ridiculous.”<p>Back in September as the furor over the leaked celebrity photographs raged, Tim Cook took a little shot at the Internet advertising business when he …

Tracing Michelle Pfeiffer's 5 Most Memorable Cinematic Hair Moments

It’s the last big night of Art Basel Miami Beach, and tonight calls for slinking around in a slip dress with a beauty look to match. For such inspiration, we turn to <b>Michelle Pfeiffer</b> in <i>Scarface</i> as the fearlessly sexy Elvira Hancock, whose penchant for silk clothing is matched only by her loyalty to …

10 things Americans want in their homes

There’s the ideal home. Then there are the homes in which we actually live.<p>The discrepancy between the two is the topic of a new report from the …

Apparently drunk Johnny Depp cut off at Hollywood Film Awards ceremony

Johnny Depp opened the Hollywood awards season on a high note on Friday night, appearing to be drunk and being cut off while presenting at the Hollywood Film Awards in Los Angeles, which were being televised for the first time.<p>Depp was on stage to present the documentary award to Mike Myers’s …