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Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is a herb known by a few names including curcuma longa and the “Queen of Spices”. It has a pepperish aroma and is used worldwide in …

Alternative Medicine

This NASA-proven engine might change space travel forever

Have you ever wondered what a Quantum Vacuum Virtual Plasma thruster is? You might have, and not even realized it. The engine, seen above, is …

New Gmail Feature Allows Anyone On Google+ To Email You & Vice Versa, But Opt Out Is Provided

Google is today making a change to Gmail that will further bake in Google+ to its webmail product in a way that’s actually somewhat practical, though also potentially invasive. Going forward, you’ll now be able to directly email your Google+ contacts from Gmail, even if you don’t know their email …

Accidental assassin: JFK theory alleges Secret Service agent fumbled gun - U.S. News

President John F. Kennedy's motorcade in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.<p>By Daniel Arkin, Staff Writer, NBC News<p>Many of the most popular Kennedy assassination theories have the trappings of a Cold War spy novel: political intrigue, colorful villains and labyrinthine twists and turns.<p>But at least one theory …

9 Insights on Learning to Deal with Change, Challenges, and Pain

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>This year has been one of unprecedented …

Preparing yourself mentally for retirement

When you retire, you have to establish a new identity, purpose and relationships.<p>When Nancy Schlossberg, a professor of counseling psychology at the University of Maryland, retired at 67, she thought it would be smooth sailing. It wasn't.<p>"It took me a while to figure out who I was. It was a …

Researchers achieve speedy internet with LED lightbulbs

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>I just installed Wi-Fi in a new apartment. After paying for a costly modem, router and installation fee, I’m still stuck with …

Telecoms

The Tea Party Luddites

Ask Tea Party adherents what inspires them most and many will say their reverence of history. Indeed it's not unusual at Tea Party rallies to see bands of self-referential patriots dressed up in Revolutionary War garb, wearing tricorn hats and carrying their defiant Don't Tread on Me flags.<p>But …

The Health Benefits of Learning Tai Chi

Each and every one of us can benefit from learning Tai Chi. This ancient Chinese art has been described as “meditation in motion” and is known to …

This Is Either The World's Laziest Customer Or Its Most Genius (PHOTO)

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Noise-canceling window sensor helps you enjoy the silence amid cacophony

The cacophony of any city's hammering jack hammers, beeping buses, and relentlessly yacking citizens can make anyone long for an oasis of silence. Enter the Sono, a futuristic noise-canceling gadget that sticks on the window and turns even the noisiest of rooms into a chill place to think. The …

Drown

The 9 smartest marriage tips ever

Forget the relationship help aisle — this is the best marital advice the world has to offer<p>Next to my desk there is a fallen pile of relationship-advice books. It looks like a miniature city of ruins, a very pink Parthenon. I can't even begin to fathom picking up all the rubble -- mostly because …

Is Your Chair Killing You? The Consequences of Comfort

For tens of thousands of years the reality of human existence was discomfort. It is only in recent years—evolutionary speaking—that homo sapiens have …

5 Ways To Feel More Spiritually Connected | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m a spiritual medium; I communicate important messages and insights from the dead to the living, and the way I do this is by going inward and …

The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren't)

The alarm sounds and you're off: Onto checking emails, finding car keys and, if you're lucky, brushing your hair.<p>The madness, the rush of it all -- it's got to stop. Adding intention into your morning routine is in your best interest: It sets the tone for the rest of your day, and may ultimately …

14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed

1. Google Ngram Viewer<p>2. Google Correlate<p>3. Google Trends<p>4. Google Think Insights<p>5. Google Public Data Explorer<p>6. Full Value of Mobile<p>7. Get Your …

13 Comfort Foods That Burn Fat

They're called "comfort" foods for a reason—they bring back warm memories, tickle your taste buds, and soothe your soul. Though some comfort foods …

Nutrition

This Is The Robot That Will Hunt You When The Machines Make Us Their Slaves

It gallops. It bounds. It runs faster than you can.<p>The WildCat four-legged robot, which you can see in action in the video above, looks straight out of the director’s cut of our planet’s robotic alien invasion.<p>Funded by DARPA’s Maximum Mobility and Manipulation program, the robot is being developed …

Robotics

Why We’re More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don’t worry, there are ways to change how our brains work.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2013. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our …

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Create Your Life: Having Nothing Can Mean Having Everything

<b>“Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.” ~Unknown</b><p>A decade ago, as a nomadic adventure-seeker, I traveled …

Positive Thinking

This Practice May Boost Intelligence And Lower Stress By Re-Wiring Your Brain

Meditation and mindfulness aren't just buzz words. A growing body of scientific research shows that the simple act of sitting still in thought confers long-term health benefits -- and even changes in brain function.<p>What exactly have scientists discovered? Here are eight scientifically backed …

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