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Here Are 3 Awesome Secrets to Happier Memories, Backed By Research

You can’t trust your memory.<p>Memory is fluid. Every time you recall something you’re essentially rewriting it in your head.<p>Yet you’re prone to …

Happiness

Adam Smith’s Underappreciated Wisdom on Benevolence, Happiness, and Kindness

“Man naturally desires, not only to be loved, but to be lovely; or to be that thing which is the natural and proper object of love.”<p><i>“Spiritual health and material well-being are not enemies: they are natural allies,”</i> wrote E.F. Schumacher in his timeless clarion call for “Buddhist economics,” …

Cost-benefit Analysis

The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness

Martin Seligman is a larger than life character. Some call him the "father" of positive psychology. This is perhaps an exaggeration, given that multiple psychologists were already hard at work researching the problem of well-being before he came onto the stage.<p>Nonetheless, he is perhaps the most …

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

15 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be rough. Between getting kiddos ready for school, last-minute presentation prep, hitting the snooze button a few too many times and a million other reasons, breakfast can easily fall by the wayside. And a wholesome AM meal? Forget about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. …

This awesome graphic of all lifeforms will make you feel tiny

"LIFE ON EARTH IS ONE BIG EXTENDED FAMILY!" is the greatest lesson from evolution, Leonard Eisenberg shouts at the top of his website EvoGeneao.com, which he says stands for Evolutionary Genealogy.<p>Eisenberg created the graphic below to counter the creationist themes he's seen spring into science …

Mexican tequila harvest - in pictures

Graeme Robertson went to Mexico to photograph the Patrón tequila process, from harvest to bottling.<p>Order of Patrón production process<br>1 Harvesting, trimming, sorting<br>2 Baking/cooking<br>3 Crushing (Roller mill/tahona mill)<br>4 Fermentation (Roller mill/tahona mill)<br>5 Distillation (Roller mill/tahona mill)<br>6 …

Tequila

MIT's Cheetah-Bot Makes Running Jumps With Lifelike Ease

MIT has been working on its Cheetah robot for years, showing how it can run fast, change its gait mid-stride, and so on — but this latest achievement might be the the most impressive. The robot can now make flying leaps over obstacles as high as 15 inches. Doesn't sound like much, sure, but you try …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Life on the frontline of the Ukraine conflict

Mykhaylo Vasilyev is retired and lives in Luhansk<p>Luhansk used to be poetically called ‘the city of fountains and roses’. Now it is the city of downcast faces. Sad, downcast, emaciated. And very tired – tired of having no money, mass unemployment, poverty and damaged homes, constant problems with …

Russia

Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’

From somebody suffering hypothermia on the set to Prince’s taskmaster methods, some of the more interesting bits from a new history of the movie, …

What U.S. Intelligence Predicted the World Would Look Like in 2015

Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power.<p>Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the presidency to George W. Bush—U.S. intelligence officials published an 85-page prediction for …

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Spider-Man 3 'didn't work' says director Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi has admitted he “messed up plenty” on Spider-Man 3, Tobey Maguire’s final turn as the masked superhero which failed to gain traction with critics in 2007.<p>Raimi, who has previously blamed studio Sony for the disappointing end to his reign as Spider-Man director, told the Nerdist podcast he …

32 Sites Blocked in India Over Content from ISIS

<b>Update 2:</b> <i>A press release dated 31 December 2014 from the Indian Ministry of Communications & Information Technology states that it has contacted a few of the sites that have been blocked, which “have undertaken not to allow pasting of such propaganda information on their website and also work with</i> …

Walgreens Closes Deal, Begins New Era In Global Pharmacy

Walgreens (WAG) closed its deal with Alliance Boots this morning, launching under a new holding company with its eyes on global expansion, a first for the retail pharmacy industry.<p>As part of the deal, the new Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) begins today trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker …

Pictures of the day: 29 December 2014 - Telegraph

Top 10 Extreme Environments

Tile’s tiny Bluetooth stuff-tracker now works with Android

Tile's promise to track your stuff with small Bluetooth squares last year made it one of the biggest crowd-funded successes ever, raising nearly $2.7 million worth of orders in just a month. What's taken the company a lot longer is making enough Tiles for all the people who bought it, as well as …

As Pakistan Mourns, Prime Minister Removes Moratorium On Death Penalty

A day after a horrific Taliban attack on a school that left 145 people dead, Pakistan began to take stock.<p>As The New York Times describes it, flags flew at half-staff and prayer services were held across the country. The BBC reports that the families of the victims — who were mostly children — …

ISIS Just Executed More Than 150 Women In Fallujah

The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights announced Tuesday that a man identified as Abu Anas al-Libi had killed more than 150 women and girls in Iraq's Fallujah, some of whom were pregnant.<p>"The women were executed because they refused to accept the policy of Jihad al-Nikah [sexual jihad] that ISIS is …

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."<p>U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang …

Texas plumber's old truck resurfaces in Syria, mounted with terrorists' guns

A Texas plumber has been receiving threats after a photo emerged of Islamic extremists in Syria firing a high-powered gun from the bed of his old pickup, which still bears his company's logo on the door.<p>An extremist group, Ansar al-Deen Front, posted the photo of its fighters aboard the Ford F-250 …

January 2015