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Travel Nirvana: 22 Tips to Bring the Joy Back to Air Travel

<i>Can you really get to heaven in economy class? Photo: LatinFlyer.com</i><p>Yeah, I know. Air travel isn't fun. And nearly every traveler loves to complain about it. I already did so with my earlier post, "The 7 Most Annoying Things that Airlines & Airports Do in Latin America," for which I got a lot of …

Federal Reserve Policy Keeps Fracking Bubble Afloat and That May Change Soon

<b>Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog</b><p>In August 2005, the U.S. Congress and then-President George W. Bush blessed the oil and gas industry with a game-changer: the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The Act exempted the industry from federal regulatory enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act …

Acoustic changes in speech of people with depression could be used to help monitor mental health

Imagine this scenario: You've been feeling persistently blue lately, so you pull out your phone. Instead of asking Siri to tell you a joke, though, …

How a gene-patent test case will help both patients and inventors

<i>Sam Abraham is adjunct professor, Department of Pathology at the University of British Columbia and Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Simon Fraser University; David Castle is professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria; and E. Richard Gold is professor,</i> …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Sleep

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Make You Happier

<b>3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Make You Happier</b><p>You don’t have to practice yoga or follow an <b>Ayurvedic diet</b> to benefit from Buddhist ideas (but if you do, more power to you).<p>So whether or not you think about balancing your dosha, here are three powerful elements of Buddhist philosophy, “The Noble Truths,” and how you can incorporate them into every day. They might just change your life…<p><b>1. Dukkha: Life is painful and causes suffering.</b><p>Many people might say that Buddhism is pessimistic or negative. …

Rebecca Solnit: Feminism needs more Louie C.K.s and Chris Kluwes

<b>Louie C.K. (Reuters/Fred Prouser)</b><p>The author of “Men Explain Things to Me” assesses the movement’s future — and why men have to be a part of it<p>Rebecca Solnit<p>November 4, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>What do the prime minister of India, retired National Football …

Keys to the City

Cities are, fundamentally, about people—those who live in them as well as those who have the vision to lead. Meet some of the activists, sustainable …

Urban Design

The Mystery of Personal Identity: What Makes You and Your Childhood Self the Same Person Despite a Lifetime of Change

Philosophers and New Age sages have long insisted that the self is a spiritual crutch — from Alan Watts’s teachings on how our ego keeps us separate from the universe to Jack Kerouac’s passionate renunciation of the Self Illusion to Sam Harris’s contemporary case for self-transcendence. Modern …