Simon Berman

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If You Suffer From Tight Hips, You Need These 16 Stretches

Ease the pain and discomfort from your insanely tight hips by getting on the floor and doing these stretches. Holding for five breaths (about 30 seconds) is recommended, but go ahead and hold them for longer to deepen the feel-good sensations, and open your tight hips even further.

How to bring mindfulness to your career

A thousand years ago, there was a cobbler who hated his work, but could not escape it. One day, heartsick, he met a monk, who suggested that he practice his craft as a meditation—by reframing the attention, intention, and emotion with which he approached his work. He followed the monk’s advice. …

Mindfulness

10 slow and sensual Kama Sutra sex positions worth taking your time over

Sex really doesn't need to be wild to be enjoyable.<p>Kama Sutra positions are a classic for a reason. But good sex doesn't always have to be wild and quick, sometimes, the most pleasure can come from a slow and sensual session. We've chosen 10 of the slowest and most pleasurable positions to try, …

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

10 yoga poses that build total-body strength

It's time to tone up

A stunning discovery about the start of the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> For millennia, humans have sat under a clear midnight sky and marveled at the spectacle emblazoned across the heavens. The stars seem eternal, as if they have always been there. But there's just one problem.<p>It isn't so.<p>The universe was once entirely dark, with nary a light anywhere …

Universe

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

Science Says This Technique Can Help You Raise Calmer, More Resilient Kids

This 2-step tool can bring them out of chaos and into confidence. It works for grownups, too.<p>My eighth grader is back to the books after a week of pneumonia-induced absence. With each missed school day came another layer of overwhelm at the thought of making up all that work.<p>He'd finish a coughing …

Why Europe-wide anti-Semitism is driving my vote for Brexit 

In recent months I've had cause to interview several Holocaust survivors.<p>And though each story – can we call them stories, it sounds so banal? – is different, the themes remain unilaterally unsettling: fear, heart-breaking, wrenching separation from a loving mother or desperate father, arbitrary …

The black-hole collision that reshaped physics

The event was catastrophic on a cosmic scale — a merger of black holes that violently shook the surrounding fabric of space and time, and sent a …

This epic slideshow tells you everything you need to know about bitcoin and blockchain right now

Bitcoin is a digital-only currency not backed by any central bank, while the blockchain is the software underpinning it.<p>Blockchain uses complex cryptography to ensure transactions can't be tampered with and people sending and receiving money are who they say they are.<p>Jeremy Millar, a partner at …

FinTech

Get your Sagan on with 60 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontier

1 of 61<p>Once Sputnik 1 was successfully hurled into orbit in 1957, spaceflight was no longer a mere pipe dream reserved for the pages of fiction. …

Business Analysis According to Sherlock Holmes

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The death of Queen Elizabeth will be the most disruptive event in Britain in the last 70 years

UPDATE: A new, revised, and expanded version of this story was published on December 27, 2016. Click here to read it »<p>Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, is not going to live …

Queen Elizabeth II

Murmuration over Utrecht | @GrrlScientist

Today’s “Caturday” video features a large flock of starlings -- a murmuration -- performing their spectacular aerial ballet in the sky over Utrecht, Netherlands. This is likely one of the last such performances until November, so catch it while you can!<p>Large flocks of birds flying in a tight group …

Birds

The Rebellion of Chief Rabbi Sacks

Let it be said. Jonathan Sacks has been a rebellious chief rabbi. Now that he is stepping down, we had better keep an eye on him and hope he will …