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Read This Book. It'll Rattle You.

A scholar-analyst makes a historical case for the threat of a U.S.-China war.<p>Before settling in for pleasurable summer books, read Graham Allison's "Destined for War: Can America and China escape Thucydides's Trap?"<p>A warning label: It's going to scare the hell out of you.<p>It starts with the Athenian …

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

20 Mindfulness Quotes That Will Inspire You to Make Every Second Count

You’ve probably heard of ‘mindfulness’ over the past few years. It’s become incredibly popular in the western world thanks to countless research …

Meditation

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success — here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

The bad thing is that one time a stack of said books collapsed on my desk neighbor.<p>Without a doubt, the books that moved me most this year focused on psychology and behavioral science — and as 2016 draws to a close, I'm reflecting on everything I learned.<p>Below, I've rounded up the most meaningful …

My Choice: Justice Elizabeth Warren. Right now

Dear Mr. President, please appoint Elizabeth Warren to the Supreme Court before the end of the week.<p><b>Sign our petition to the president, asking him to nominate Elizabeth Warren to the Supreme Court. And forward this to your friends, so that they can do the same.</b><p>Why Elizabeth Warren? She started …

The Guide to Streaming the Beatles Now That Their Songs Are Online

After years of holding out, the Beatles have finally joined music streaming services. Here’s out to approach listening to the Fab Four online.<p>Merry …

Guitar

World's Best Hikes: New Trails for a New Year

Ready for a real New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to setting your feet on a brand-new long-distance hiking trail? Trail advocacy groups and volunteers across the globe have been busy over the past few years conceiving of and building new pathways that take hikers on a tour of their locations' …

Hiking

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2015

This is how we listen: Take 12 months, a few thousand albums and pan for gold. We sift for works that are definitive and for sounds or songs that cross boundaries, make connections, teach us something new. We allow ourselves to be swept away, to be seduced, to be fooled by a good new trick or an …

Sony Music

The 10 best Netflix TV shows you've never heard of

Yeah yeah, we get it, <i>Breaking Bad</i> and <i>The Walking Dead</i> are amazing. It’s quite likely that even if you don’t stream anything remotely similar to these …

33 Books Millennials Need to Read Before Turning 30 | Inc.com

Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want from life.<p>While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never …

Books

25 Reasons I'm Voting for Bernie Sanders Over Hillary Clinton and the GOP Nominee

The 2016 presidential election will be studied for generations, primarily because it's a turning point in U.S. history. Will the Democratic Party shift even further to the right, or will Democrats nominate a true progressive? Below are 25 reasons I'm voting only for Bernie Sanders in 2016. And …

The mission to save Matt Damon begins in the latest trailer for The Martian

No matter how brilliant and resourceful you are, being stranded alone on Mars is a nightmare. That's the plight of NASA botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) in the upcoming space epic <i>The Martian</i>, and in the film's latest trailer we get another close look at his struggle to survive. After a freak …

The Playlist: Deafheaven, the Weeknd and a Tender Macklemore Ballad

Our favorite songs, albums and videos right now<p><b>1. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ed Sheeran, "Growing Up"</b><p>Seattle's finest rap duo have been …

Music

Drugs aren't solving mental illness — here's what might

Much in medicine has changed since then — Hippocrates also noted that blood-letting works best in the springtime — yet our confusion over the best way to treat mental illness has remained.<p><b>"We have a lot of scientifically verified psychosocial treatments, and yet it's very difficult for consumers to</b> …

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

10 Reasons You Should Meditate

<i>This is the part 1 of a 4-part series on meditation, its benefits and how you can learn to meditate yourself.</i><p><i>“Meditation is the dissolution of</i> …

Hillary Clinton's economic pitch: Americans 'need a raise'

<b>New York, New York (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton pledged to rein in out-of-control financial institutions on Monday as she detailed an economic vision that she said would achieve the "defining economic challenge of our life" of lifting middle-class wages.<p>The Democratic front-runner lambasted a …

Middle-class

Does it matter that Greece defaulted?

As embattled Greece moves closer to bankruptcy, what does it mean for other economies including Britain?<p>Greece defaulted on Tuesday evening, as it was unable to pay a €1.6bn debt due to the IMF.<p>Long, drawn-out discussions with its creditors have failed to produce any emergency cash needed to keep …

Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles?

Over the past few years, there seems to have been an insidious pandemic of nonsense neuroscientific claims creeping into the education system. In 2013, the Wellcome Trust commissioned a series of surveys of parents and teachers, asking about various types of educational tools or teaching methods, …

Education

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

Consciousness

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We often hear advice like, "Think positive, and good things will happen," or, "Try your hardest, and eventually things will work out." While such …

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