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The Hard Truth About Life That Will Set You Free | Inc.com

One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very thing that frees you to live.<p>Steve Jobs said it best in his …

Motivation

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

Biggest Stars In The Universe: Westerlund 1-26, A Red Hypergiant Nearby, Could Be Among Them

So far as telescopes in space go, the European Space Agency and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is among the most prolific in sending back stunning …

Poetic Photographies on the Air by Tomas Januska

Born in Kretinga, Lithuania, photographer Tomas Januska studied in London and lives there today. His Instagram is contains the series of photography …

The James Webb Space Telescope Will Utterly Transform Our View of the Universe

After the groundbreaking discovery of Trappist-1, it seems that our hunger for knowledge can’t be satiated – luckily, one new telescope might give us …

Is a Long Life Really Worth It?

That’s the question that reader John Harris has been asking himself lately. He’s not alone: In 1862, one of <i>The Atlantic</i>’s founders, Ralph Waldo Emerson, wondered the same thing about aging. Acknowledging that “the creed of the street is, Old Age is not disgraceful, but immensely disadvantageous,” …

Retirement Planning

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This | Inc.com

Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. Doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles isn't going to hurt. …

The Brain

The Tragic Heroism of Hopefulness: The Myth of Sisyphus in a Gorgeous 1974 Oscar-Nominated Hungarian Animation

An evocative homage to one of humanity’s most human heroes by the great Hungarian graphic artist and animator Marcell Jankovics.<p>Standing among the most memorable heroes of Greek mythology is Sisyphus — the prince whose moral foibles Zeus punished by dooming him to roll a boulder up a hill …

3 Profound Lessons From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Blow Your Mind

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

You Can Travel Across The U.S. By Train For Just Over $200

Gas is still pretty expensive in most places, and air travel is full of ridiculous TSA delays, so train travel is starting to look pretty good to …

Trains

Meditation for Beginners: 7 Tips For Those Who Say They Can't Meditate

One of the most healthy habits you can develop for yourself is meditation, hands down.<p>Countless research studies have shown its benefits, ranging …

7 Life Lessons You Must Learn Before It's Too Late | Inc.com

<i>What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Joshua Otusanya , Stand Up Comedian, Accountant, YouTuber - ThisisJoshO, on …

Quora

It’s OK To Like Smooth Jazz

Smooth jazz is a much-maligned genre – and it doesn’t look like that situation is going to change anytime soon. That’s unfortunate because many of …

Universal Music

A 5 Minute Meditation Practice That Will Literally Rewire Your Brain to Be More Positive

All of us us at some point get affected by negative and self-defeating thoughts that keep invading the mind over and over again.<p>These thoughts can …

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Quantum Mechanics

Extensive Hockney Retrospective Opens at Tate Britain: Pictures

20 Pics Without Photoshop Proving The Earth Is An Awesome Place! • World News

<b>Check Out This 20 Wonderfull Pictures that prove how much our Planet is Amazing!</b><p>Solar eclipse in Canyon de Chelly nature reserve, Arizona<p>Pancake …

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

The war on facts is a war on democracy: Scientific community has a warning for President Trump

In a time when facts don’t matter — and science is being muzzled — American democracy is the real victim<p>There is a new incumbent in the White House, a new Congress has been sworn in, and scientists around the country are nervous as hell.<p>We’re nervous because there seems to be a seismic shift going …

Donald Trump

“You can’t coddle white brothers and sisters”: The fiery racial gospel of Michael Eric Dyson

In the age of Trump, preacher Michael Eric Dyson challenges white America: “Stop being white, and just be human”<p>Eloquence is essential to the cultivation of constructive citizenship and the emergence of productive leadership. It is not coincidental that the window dressing of America’s current …

Bernie Sanders

Artist Depicts Black Female Nudes as Ancient Egyptian Goddesses

Joshua Sessoms' drawn symbolism seeks to inspire and heal through legendary history.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Over the last two years, artist Joshua Sessoms has developed a drawing practice that focuses on blending Ancient Egyptian symbolism with contemporary portraits. Sessoms has turned …

Art

Eat more mushrooms if you want to avoid dementia

A diet rich in mushrooms may help stave off dementia, new research suggests.<p>A study of 11 types of fungi found they boosted the brain’s gray matter …

Mushrooms

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to a new age of anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Biology

No deal for the arts: It’s no surprise that Donald Trump wants to tell the arts and humanities “you’re fired”

Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget will eliminate the NEA. It’s more of a statement about values than money<p>With all this talk of walls and allegations of sexual assault, not to mention speculation on Russian election interference and the potential banning of Muslim immigrants, the fate of arts …

Museums

Sorry Americans — you’ve been Trumped! At the inauguration, Trump’s hollow rhetoric collides with reality

The contrast between his promises to America’s forgotten and the greed of the new president is horrible<p>Throughout the campaign and the transition period leading up to the inauguration, whenever Donald Trump was caught lying or tweeting something outrageous we were told by his acolytes that we …

Donald Trump

The Key to Peace: Let Go of How Things "Should" Be & Accept What Is

<b>“</b><b>Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.”</b> <b>~Wayne Dyer</b><p>Many of my friends are …

Everything You Need To Know About Keeping Succulents Alive—Plus, The 3 Easiest Ones To Grow

The low-maintenance, stylish plants that will stay alive forever if you give them the proper care.<p>If you’ve tried growing your own herbs, veggies, or …

The Guardian view on American Christianity: change and decay

Market-driven Christianity has boomed in the US but now it is beginning to bust<p>Is Christianity ceasing to matter in the US? The question might seem absurd in the light of statistics that show a country which still publicly respects religion to an extent difficult for a European to imagine. Fewer …

Christianity