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Wikileaks: The CIA can remotely hack into computers that aren’t even connected to the internet

When firewalls, network-monitoring services, and antivirus software aren’t enough, there’s always been one surefire way to protect computers that control sensitive operations like power grids and water pumps: cut them off from the internet entirely. But new documents published by WikiLeaks on June …

Kangaroo

Should Startups Care About Profitability?

There are certain topics that even some of the smartest people I talk with who aren’t startup oriented can’t fully grok. One of them is whether …

How trees talk to each other | Suzanne Simard

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Filmmaker Rebecca Dreyfus documents the inner journey in "On Meditation" - Lion's Roar

What does the inner journey of meditation really look like? In her documentary <i>On Meditation</i>, award-winning filmmaker Rebecca Dreyfus documents the …

Meditation

Rumi 15 Mindfulness Ways To Find Happiness In Your Life

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī <b>( Rumi)</b> was a 13th-century Persian poet, Islāmic scholar, jurist, Sufi mystic, and theologian.<p>Rumi’s philosophy depends on …

Spirituality

76 Mindfulness Quotes From His Holiness The Dalai Lama

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama (Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso) <b></b> was born on 6 July 1935 at Taktser village in the Republic of …

33 Mind-Blowing Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh

Did you ever felt that positive vibe, when someone’s writing just change the way you look at the world, Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings shall do that for …

Eckhart Tolle's 15 Mindfulness Ways To Find Peace and Happiness

Eckhart Tolle born on 16th February 1948 is a German-born resident of Canadian writer. He is popularly known for his book <b>“The power of now.”</b> …

The Neuroscience of Enlightenment, with Dr. Andrew Newberg

5 TED Talks to help you manage stress

A Harvard psychologist says there's one factor that defines success in a job interview

It was her chance to finally give her "elevator pitch" — a 90-second summary of her research program and goals that could help her land a job at a prestigious academic institution.<p>Sure enough, she soon found herself in an elevator with three prominent psychologists in her field, and one of them …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Emotional Intelligence

The Silent Friends: A Beautiful Short Film Celebrating Our Abiding Bond with Trees

A cinematic ode to our oldest living companions.<p><i>“Trees speak to the mind, and tell us many things, and teach us many good lessons,”</i> wrote a 17th-century gardener in contemplating the spiritual uses of our arboreal companions, which Hermann Hesse called “the most penetrating of preachers.” Perhaps …

10 TED Talks on why we do the things we do

Ever wondered, why did I just do that? These fascinating talks explain the hidden reasons why we do what we do.

TED Talks

Jillian Michaels Workout: 4 Amazing Abs Exercises

This tough workout will give you sculpted abs and killer confidence<p>Pretty much every woman on the planet is more than a little obsessed with flattening out the region between her breasts and pelvis—and it ain't easy!<p>"I did a poll on Facebook asking which area of your body you struggle with most," …

Albert Einstein on the Fickle Nature of Fame, the Real Rewards of Work, and the “Whole Buffoonery” of the Cultural Establishment

<b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18, 1955) was a master of articulating his convictions with mesmerizing precision in his letters — he counseled his son on the secret to learning anything, explained to a colleague the secret of his genius, wisely answered a little girl’s question about whether …

Elie Wiesel’s Timely Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech on Human Rights and Our Shared Duty in Ending Injustice

In 1986, at the age of fifty-eight, Romanian-born Jewish-American writer and political activist <b>Elie Wiesel</b> (September 30, 1928–July 2, 2016) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel committee called him a “messenger to mankind.” Wiesel lived up to that moniker with exquisite eloquence on …

Isaac Asimov on Optimism vs. Cynicism about the Human Spirit

<i>“As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman,”</i> E.B. White wrote in a letter to a man who had lost faith in humanity, <i>“the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate.”</i> A beautiful and soul-expanding counterpart to the power of optimism in the human spirit …

Viktor Frankl on the Art of Presence, the Soul-Stretching Capacity of Suffering, and How to Persevere in Troubled Times

The life-story of Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor <b>Viktor Frankl</b>, born on March 26, 1905, is one of history’s greatest testaments to the tenacity of the human spirit. In his remarkable 1946 psychological memoir <b>Man’s Search for Meaning</b> (<i>public library</i>), previously discussed at length …

Mark Twain on Racism, How Religion Is Used to Justify Injustice, and What His Mother Taught Him About Compassion

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as <b>Mark Twain</b> (November 30, 1835–April 21, 1910), is celebrated as America’s greatest humorist — from his irreverent advice to little girls to his snarky stance on creativity to his masterwork on masturbation. But underpinning his winsome wit was piercing …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

10 Plyometric Exercise Moves That Burn Major Calories

These high-intensity moves can improve your performance, too<p>Ever seen people at the gym do a series of crazy-intense, rapid-fire jumps, skips, and hops? You were probably witnessing plyometrics, a type of high-octane training that taps into energy stored in muscles to encourage muscle development, …

A Super Fast Workout You Can Do Right Now

Sweat with us in real time with this simple total body routine<p>Got five minutes? That's all you need to tackle this total body workout created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the new book <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>.<p>You'll do five moves in five minutes with ten seconds of …

As Germany celebrates Berlin Wall's demise, harsh realities lurk

To mark the 25th anniversary of the<p>fall of the Berlin Wallthis weekend, 8,000 stationary lighted balloons snake their way through nearly 10 miles of the city, tracing the path of the hated Cold War divide.<p>The softly glowing orbs, which will be released into the night sky Sunday amid the celebration …

From a Gentleman to a Lady: A Clever Cryptographic Love Letter from the 1850s

It’s been said that “nothing is mysterious, no human relation, except love,” which is a dynamic language that has to be learned. As a lover of love letters, I was infinitely delighted, while perusing the Printed Ephemera collection of the Library of Congress, to chance upon an ingenious specimen …

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Gaia

Gaia Staff<p>March 20, 2018<p>Samhain is a time-honored tradition followed by witches, Wiccans, druids and countless...<p>Gaia Staff<p>September 30, 2017<p>Is the …

Ancient History

33 Cardio-Based Bodyweight Exercises

When we say "daily cardio exercise," odds are you immediately think about logging miles on a treadmill or elliptical. But it doesn't have to be that …

Workouts