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Kamal Haasan gives the south Indian identity a new political dimension

Tamil actor Kamal Haasan is called <i>Ulaga Nayagan,</i> aglobal star, by fans in his home state of Tamil Nadu. Many may disagree over this supposed “global” appeal. But within India, the star could pull reasonable crowds, and not just in Tamil Nadu.<p>And fittingly, as he finally dived into active politics …

India

How to Meditate

The Routine<p>We know, we know. You’re too wound up to meditate. You don’t have time. It’s not your thing. But before you roll your eyes and get on with …

Meditation

An Introduction to PyTorch - A Simple yet Powerful Deep Learning Library

Introduction<p>Every once in a while, a python library is developed that has the potential of changing the landscape in the field of deep learning. …

Deep Learning

Canada has forgotten its worst mass murder: the 1985 Air India bombing

Rattan Singh Kalsi kept photos of all his grown children in his room at the seniors’ home, but one of them towered over the rest.<p>The photo anchored a kind of shrine to his daughter, Indira, who had died more than 30 years earlier, just as she was entering adulthood.<p>Indira had grown up in Canada and …

Air India

How a French 16-year-old taught the world to build VR headsets for $100

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus and the inventor of arguably the most successful commercial virtual reality headset, was only 17 when he completed his first prototype for the device. Fast-forward to the present day, and Luckey is now worth roughly $750 million at the age of 25, having sold his …

Virtual Reality

Patent Trolls Target Small Businesses With Lawsuit Threats. Here's How One Startup Fought Back

When fitness ring maker Motiv got a threat from MHM, it went public with the response.<p>Patent trolls are back, and now they're targeting small businesses. But if one comes after you, don't panic. And don't be in a hurry to pay.<p>Imagine you open your mail to find a letter from a company you've never …

Electronic Frontier Foundation

8 Medical Tests You Don't Actually Need (Part 1)

Does the media trick us into believing that we need certain tests when we don't? In addition to rising healthcare costs in the U.S., who wants a bill …

Medicine

17 Best Podcasts for Photographers

Whether you’re looking to stay up-to-date on the latest gear, you need some inspiration, or you want to build a better photo business, there’s a …

Marketing

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

Happiness

Walk while counting backward to diagnose this type of dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Simple walking tests can accurately diagnose a type of dementia that may sometimes be reversed when identified early and quickly treated, a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology found.<p>Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, or iNPH, affects the walking ability and mobility of …

Dementia

The new blood pressure watch that could save your life

Omron, a company best known for its home blood pressure monitors, is now trying its hand in the watch industry.<p>Continue Reading Below<p>Omron Healthcare President Ranndy Kellogg on Wednesday said its new watch, the HeartGuide, has the potential to save lives and is cheaper than the Apple Watch.<p>“It …

Diabetes

How The Travel Industry Is Responding To The Rising Demand For Vegan Vacations

In 2004 travel firm VegVoyages launched, offering three trips in one country. Fourteen years later, the company, which specializes in vegan adventure tours in Asia, now runs up to 23 trips a year in five different countries. Based in Texas, it’s one of several operators that caters for this growing …

Tourism

We Might Finally Know Why The Blood of Young People Can Rejuvenate Old Brains

Still creepy though.<p>Scientists have been rejuvenating old mice with infusions of not just the blood of younger mice, but even blood from teenage …

The Brain

The Do's And Don'ts Of Reducing Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation has always been a medical mystery, but now it has become an enemy of long-term health. On the one hand, when your skin turns red, …

Wellness

This is how long 16 parts of your home should last for

You know how it goes: When you're least expecting it, you'll need to replace something in your home. Maybe the refrigerator or the dishwasher stops working unexpectedly. Perhaps the roof starts leaking or the washing machine stops spinning. Here's a look at the life expectancy of some of your …

Home Improvement

15 People Who Had Near-Death Experiences Describe What They “Saw”

Stories about people dying and coming back to life grab our attention in a way that few other things do — and a lot of it has to do with what people …

Consciousness

British lawmakers launch inquiry into cryptocurrencies

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's cross-party Treasury Select Committee of lawmakers on Thursday said it is launching an inquiry into digital currencies, as well as the underlying distributed ledger technology.<p>The probe will focus on the opportunities and risks posed to consumers, businesses and the …

Cryptocurrency

The Single Biggest Problem Facing Ripple (XRP)

Ripple the company could succeed while Ripple the cryptocurrency fails miserably.<p>Ripple has made waves over the last several months. It was the …

Cryptocurrency

Add These 10 Protein-Packed Veggies to Any Meal to Feel Fuller Longer

Did you know that on any given day, there are over 500 types of vegetables that you can find at the grocery store? So it makes sense if you get to the produce aisle and feel overwhelmed about which vegetables to grab. Selecting vegetables that contain the most protein is a great strategy for …

Healthy Eating

The top tourist attraction in every country in the world

Even as early as a decade ago, if you were backpacking in a foreign place, it was not uncommon to rely on the wisdom printed in travel guides such as Lonely Planet or Rick Steves to choose your day-to-day activities.<p><i>"Go off the beaten path to see this secluded black sand beach that's only used by</i> …

European Travel

A self-taught astronomer spotted something no scientist had ever seen

The moment he saw the brilliant light captured by his camera, “it all clicked” for Victor Buso: All the times his parents woke him before sunrise to gaze at the stars, all the energy he had poured into constructing an observatory atop his home, all the hours he had spent trying to parse meaning …

Astrophysics

The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Downton Abbey

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p><i>"Dear Jeff,</i><i>"I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I</i> …

Tim Ferriss

Backpacking Checklist: 10 Essentials to Bring on Every Adventure

The only way to completely prevent accidents in the backcountry is to never go outside. But that’s no way to live. The next best option is to pack …

Camping

9 Foods Proven to Help You Sleep Better Naturally

Snack on these sleep-promoting foods if you’re having trouble getting the Z’s you need.<p>Tired and stressed? Join the club. As many as 40% of Americans report having symptoms of insomnia at some point within a given year, according to the National Sleep Foundation.<p>It doesn’t matter whether your …

Nutrition

Doctors Explain the Risks and Benefits of Taking Aspirin Every Day

Many of us occasionally take a dose of aspirin to ease the pain of a miserable headache, cramps, or body ache. Aspirin is a blessing when we desperately need some pain relief to power through the workday, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing — and that's why experts say it's key to …

Biomedicine

Is Bulletproof Coffee As Magical As People Say It Is?

There was a time about nine years ago, when putting butter in your coffee was a zany, kind of disgusting thing to do. Then Bulletproof coffee, as …

Coffee

10 Items of Gear Every Outdoors-Person Needs to Own

<b>What outdoor activity excites you?</b> Ski-touring? Stand-up paddleboarding? Canoe-tripping? Whatever turns your crank (cycling?), there's specialized …

Camping

The low-carb diet myths that will make you eat bread again... and still lose weight

Carbohydrates have become the outcasts of the food world - sent to the naughty step for threatening our waistlines. But really they are essential part of a balanced, healthy diet, vital for a number of bodily processes to get us through the day.<p>So despite the low-carb diet trend taking off, the …

Nutrition

Astronomers Accidentally Detect An Extremely Rare Supernova

A cosmic explosion almost as old as the universe.<p>Filed Under Deep Space & Stars<p>Deep space is full of chaotic and unimaginably colossal explosions, …

Astrophysics