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6 Qigong Exercises for Cultivating Healing Energy

Qigong movement and postures are shaped by the principle of Yin/Yang: the complementary interrelationship of qualities such as fast and slow, hard …

Study finds that mastering prerequisites—not taking calculus in high school—better predicts success in college

The word alone is enough strike terror into the hearts of even the most accomplished students, but for those who break out in cold sweats at the …

High School

You're Wrong About Evolution: This 6-Minute Video Explains How It Really Works

"We're not monkeys. We're fish."<p>If you're a vocal science lover, there's one question we're pretty sure you've been asked at least once: "If we …

Biology

Forget gluten—this might be the actual cause of your health woes

Just when you think you’ve perfected an eating plan that’s good for your gut and won’t cause inflammation, along comes a new buzzword linked to …

Wellness

Bill Gates: Everyone should know these 3 facts

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says you need to know three facts to better understand the world.<p>Those statistics are the global rate of …

Demographics

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

How Electricity Works

When you load a battery into an electronic device, you're not simply unleashing the electricity and sending it to do a task. Negatively charged …

Light Bulbs

What Can Be Done To Improve Parent-Teacher Communication?

As it turns out, parents feel much the same. “With the boys, my first reaction was generally, ‘Uh oh, what did he do?’ ” said Sarah Sangree, mother …

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Happiness

The 5 Best Sources for Prefab Homes

Want to build your dream home from scratch? Don't want to wait forever and drain your savings? A prefabricated—or prefab—home is the way to go.

The best parts of your childhood probably involved things today’s kids will never know

The endless stretch of a lazy summer afternoon. Visits to a grandparent’s house in the country. Riding your bicycle through the neighborhood after dark. These were just a few of the revealing answers from more than 400 Twitter users in response to a question: “What was a part of your childhood that …

Mobile Devices

DomeGaia: durable, lightweight AirCrete for DIY domes

Longtime readers may remember Steve Areen’s gorgeous $9,000 dome home, which he built in 2011 while visiting his friend Hajjar Gibran’s Gibran Center …

The Quickest Way to Build Anything from Concrete

Whip together shotcrete, papercrete or quikcrete structures in no time with a simple DIY tirolessa sprayer<p>The tirolessa sprayer is a simple tool that makes stucco work a blast. I have used the tirolessa to quickly cover my fence, battery dome, and front gates with an inexpensive cement plaster. …

The 56 Most Brilliant PVC Hacks You’ve Ever Seen

What can’t you do with PVC pipe? Here are 56 incredibly smart (and cheap!) ways to use this do-it-all material around your home and workshop.<p>Keep …

DIY

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can …

Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School

My new classroom! Let the movement, exploration, collaboration & creation begin! #BackToSchool pic.twitter.com/XWhqzLM1X3<p>— Catlin Tucker …

13 Incredible Self-Sustaining Homes For Your Homesteading Passion

What really are self-sustaining homes? Every homesteader worth his salt knows all about self-sustaining homes and dream of totally living off the …

This movie about a 1300-year-old family business is the most sublime thing you'll see today

Built in 718 AD, Hōshi is the second oldest ryokan (hotel or inn) in the world and, with 46 consecutive generations of the same family running it, is …

Seth Meyers perfectly summarizes what parents need to do for "children" in their 20s

Comedian Seth Meyers ought to be pretty confident about his talent these days. He’s the host of his own late-night show, NBC’s <i>Late Night with Seth</i> Meyers, and his performance emceeing this year’s Golden Globes, the first major Hollywood awards night held after the fall of movie producer Harvey …

Comedy

Couple builds an 'Earthship' tiny home for less than $10K

DIY home builds are never easy, and rarely cheap, but one ambitious couple managed to create a beautiful tiny home for under $10,000. Taylor and …

Design

Elon Musk's Plan to Fix the Media May Be His Worst Idea Yet

by Katie HerzogElon Musk and girlfriend Grimes, the oddest romantic pairing since Serena Williams and the Reddit guy. Theo Wargo/GettyElon Musk may …

3 steps to fight mass incarceration in the United States

How do we take the “mass” out of mass incarceration? Here, Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management, …

United States

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Visiting the Mysterious Fairy Circles of the Namib Desert

In the landscape where Mad Max: Fury Road was filmed, a scientist is trying to understand a natural phenomenon that has eluded explanation for decades.<p>One evening earlier this spring, German naturalist Norbert Jürgens strayed from his expedition in the Namib Desert. He walked away from his campsite …

The biomechanics behind Michael Jackson’s impossible dance moves

Some neurosurgeon fans decided to investigate.<p>Before reading the rest of this article, please first stand up and try to tilt your whole body forward at a 45 degree angle. You may only bend at the ankle. Assuming that you are not Michael Jackson, you will fail at this endeavor.<p>But why? Do you not …

Next-gen spoked magnet design spins up cheaper, lighter, more powerful electric motor

It comes in the form of an electric motor that has its magnets arranged like spokes around the central hub, and Foley claims it offers superior …

For The Cost Of An iPhone, You Can Now Buy a Wind Turbine That Can Power An Entire House For a Lifetime

<b>Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity every day.</b><p>For the same …

Options For Going Off The Grid: Harnessing Wind, Solar And Hydro Power

With rising inflation and increasing prices on all utilities, it’s no wonder that many Americans today are looking for ways to cut costs wherever …

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

<b>First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is</b> …

Home Improvement