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Zen 101: An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

You’ve heard of Zen. You may have had moments of Zen. But what the bleep is Zen?<p>The popular idea of Zen is that it’s, like, Japanese Dada, with kung …


How to Do a Discourse Analysis

A toolbox for analysing political texts<p>Discourse analysis is a useful tool for studying the <b>political meanings</b> that inform written and spoken text. In …

Introduction to Dedoose, a Qualitative and Mixed Method Research Tool

Shopper Insight Film: Part 1 - Market Research

Fundraising Week 2012: What Motivates People to Give to Charity? | National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

<i>It's Fundraising Week here at NCFY! We're re-posting some of our favorite articles from the Right on the Money series, which focuses on how</i> …

Science Of Persuasion

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'Ronnie Pickering!': Britain's angriest motorist becomes a meme

LONDON — By some strange twist of irony, Ronnie Pickering — a.k.a. the furious motorist who went viral Monday for repeatedly screaming "Do you know …

Everything we know about the Chinese president's childhood is terrifying

Xi, who took power in 2013, is known for being an incredibly private man of few words. What little we do know about him and how he grew up, though, is terrifying stuff.<p>The New York Times painted a harrowing picture of those days in a profile of Xi's teen years.<p>Xi's father was a high-ranking …


The Hajj Stampede: Why Do Crowds Run?

It usually isn’t about “panic.”<p>On Thursday, more than 700 people were killed in a stampede outside the holy city of Mecca. The disaster took place during the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which draws about 2 million Muslims to Saudi Arabia each year.<p>Although this was the deadliest Hajj episode in a …

Academic Research

12 Illustrations That Are All Too Real For Introverts

If you’re the kind of person who prefers inner dialogue to small talk ― or watching “The Breakfast Club” over <i>going</i> to the club ― then you’re more than familiar with the daily struggle of being an introvert.<p>Artist Maureen Wilson, the mastermind behind the series Introvert Doodles, knows just how you …


21 ways rich people think differently than the average person

That's what Napoleon Hill preached in his bestselling 1937 book "Think and Grow Rich," the culmination of his intensive study of more than 500 self-made millionaires.<p>Self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has interviewed 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people during the past three decades, …


Buddha - The Wisdom in My Favorite Quotes

In Buddhist traditions, the Indian man known as "Buddha" (563 - 483 B.C.) is regarded as "Supreme Buddha," and the word "Buddha" means "enlightened …

Burma Uncovered: Amazing Shots From a Photographer's Paradise

Photo: David Heath<p>After five years of work, 38 flights, and 10 separate visas to Burma, photographer David Heath released his first book late last year. Burma is undeniably one of the most raw and photogenic places on earth, and Heath brought an eye to the region that can only be explained by his …

Asia Travel

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

Nature Photography

Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …


These Shoes Are Made For Urban and Outdoor Adventure

If you’re in the market for a pair of shoes that are versatile enough to both hike a trail and be worn to dinner with friends, than you’ll want to …

Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No 'You' There

There is no consistent self. Here is why that's really okay.<br>Read More


Jeremy Corbyn plans 'ministry for unions' and to scrap Thatcherite anti-strike laws

The Labour leader said that he would set up a 'ministry for employment rights' if he becomes Prime Minister with 'a positive rights-at-work agenda'<p>Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to set up a "ministry for employment rights” and scrap Margaret Thatcher's anti-strike laws if he becomes Prime Minister.<p>Mr …

CGI 3D Animated Short "Roadkill Redemption" - by Karl Hadrika

Honda "Paper" by PES | Emmy Nominated Commercial


Fire Breathers Captured in Slow Mo and Bullet Time Using 50 Cameras

In addition to running a giant stock footage archive of over 1,500 4K clips, Philadelphia-based DOP Mitch Martinez also shoots Time Slice, or …


10 Surprising Facts About LEGO

You're never going to look at your favorite toy the same way again.<p>Like Easy-Bake Ovens and Troll dolls, you probably remember these famous plastic bricks fondly from your childhood. But did you know the first one was made in 1932 and out of wood? Didn't think so. Here are a few more facts you …


Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

Horsemeat scandal: How tastes changed

<b>Paul Dzido remembers the weeks after the horsemeat scandal was revealed last year - because business boomed.</b><p>He runs the Hook and Cleaver butcher in Ealing, west London.<p>"At the time trade really did go through the roof, especially with mince products, burgers, sausages, things like that," he …


Copywriting Conference 2013: Dave Trott · Predatory thinking for copywriters