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If Your Love Passes THESE 9 Tests, You're Ready for Marriage

So you think you might be ready to take the marriage plunge? Before you jump into the biggest decision of your life, consider this 'Are you ready?' checklist written by a 25-year marriage veteran.<p>Marriage is the adventure of a lifetime but it could be a dreadful adventure or a glorious one. Doing …

Relationships

How to develop a ‘Super Mind’ through meditation, according to this renowned psychiatrist

<i>Psychiatrist and author Norman Rosenthal practices Transcendental Meditation, an ancient practice brought from India to the U.S. in the 1950s. A TM teacher gives the student a mantra or other sound and explains how to repeat it in an effortless way. A successful practice leads to “relaxation, joy</i> …

Meditation

CIA chief 'poisoned by Pakistan spies' after Osama bin Laden raid

The CIA director who oversaw the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden suspected that he was poisoned by Pakistani spies weeks later, according to a new report.<p>Mark Kelton, the agency’s Pakistan chief in 2011, was pulled out of Islamabad suffering from a violent stomach illness two months after the …

Watch the world's first surgery streamed in virtual reality live from London

The world's first surgery to be broadcast live through virtual reality is happening today in London.<p>Dr Shafi Ahmed, a cancer surgeon at the Royal London Hospital who is pioneering VR surgery, is today broadcasting the first live surgery - in virtual reality.<p>The operation is being performed on a …

New 'Time Slice' Theory Suggests You're Not as Conscious as You Think You Are

Our conscious perception of the world feels like a continuous and uninterrupted flow, but a new study suggests that it’s actually more like the …

The most popular travel destinations in the world

Slide 1 of 12<p>Whether traveling in the U.S., Asia, Europe or the Middle East, globe-trotters head to these places for inspiration, seeking cities full …

Times Square

Revealed: The simple ‘40-second’ secret to boost your memory

If your memory constantly lets you down, here’s a simple technique that may just be the answer to your problems (if you don’t forget it).<p>It’s known as the drawing effect and will help you remember and recall information more easily in less than 40 seconds, according to a new study.<p>While Sherlock …

Kuala Lumpur

Best-Selling PS4, PS3, and PS Vita Games on PSN for August 2015 Revealed

Sony has released its monthly list of the best-selling games on the PlayStation Store in North America during August 2015, and the latest Madden was among the top games on both PS3 and PS4.<p>On Sony's newest console, it was Madden 16 that came out on top. Surprisingly, it was immediately followed not …

Americans are eating sushi all wrong according to this Tokyo chef

By Annemarie Dooling, Yahoo! Travel<p>For more than 200 years, this rice and fish meal has been a staple of Japanese cuisine, and no matter where you …

Burger King Tried To Make A "McWhopper" And McDonald's Shut Them Down

Sorry not sorry. It's never going to happen.<p>In an unusually passive-aggressive and short-lived advertising campaign, Burger King proposed a day of "peace" with McDonald's via a Whopper–Big Mac burger mashup called the "McWhopper," which would be available for just one day at just one pop-up …

New GTA V mod boosts PC version's graphics detail, crushes console versions - ExtremeTech

New GTA V mod boosts PC version’s graphics detail, crushes console versions<p>By on August 26, 2015 at 2:51 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Stress Is Your Brain Trying to Avoid Something

Stress exists in every workplace, and all of us have probably tried a few trendy stress-management approaches. But rather than trying the latest fad, it may be more effective to understand how stress works and where it comes from, so that you can create your own methods for dealing with it.<p>Stress …

Self-help

Concentrate: How to Tame a Wandering Mind

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge black chair with jointed metal arms that stand between me and the door. I feel faintly ridiculous wearing a tight …

The Brain

Financial planners share their best advice to help you start growing your wealth

Not only do they get an inside look into their clients' spending, saving, earnings, and investments, but they can see past the numbers to the people behind them: their clients' ambitions, fears, priorities ... and where they need some help.<p>Below, eight certified financial planners answer the …

Personal Finance

This Optical Illusion Quiz Determines What Type of Thinker You Are

If you have things to do, it's best not to go on PlayBuzz — a black hole of quizzes and games. And this quiz by user Samantha Jones that's quickly rising on its charts tests your optical perception through a series of illusions. After being shown an image, you choose which of the two objects you …

Tired All the Time? Try These Natural Energy Boosters

You don't have to feel drained on a daily basis. Here's how to keep your energy tank full. If you're running low right now, try these instant …

Wellness

Why an anime character can be openly gay in Japan, but you can’t

When 24-year-old Koki Hayashi first came out to his mom, he was a junior in college.<p>"I just kind of said it quickly, 'Hey, I’m gay,'" he recalls.<p>“Stop it. That’s disgusting,” she said, according to Hayashi. That really hurt.<p>Japan — unlike the US — doesn't have a Puritan history that says …

LGBTQI

Turn any television in your house into a huge touchscreen with this $130 gadget

The way we interact with screens has changed drastically over the past few decades. We rarely go more than a day without touching the display of a …

newspiracy.com

Body-Camera Footage Gets an Officer Indicted for Murder

After the video contradicted his account, a campus cop in Cincinnati is charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.<p>On July 19, 2015, a 43-year-old Cincinnati man named Samuel DuBose was pulled over by a University of Cincinnati police officer, Ray Tensing. Tensing was white. Dubose …

License Plates

There’s a biology to lasting happiness, and there may be way to train yourself for it

That uplifting feeling you get when something good happens to you? Researchers now think they know the part of the brain responsible for it—and they suggest we may be able to train ourselves to make those positive emotions last longer.<p>Their conclusions are based on a study (paywall) conducted by …

The Brain

Meet the 'Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives' in America

On July 26, 1908, the FBI was created. But its infamous 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list didn't begin until 1950, after a news reporter asked the bureau for the names of the "toughest guys" it wanted to capture. The resulting story generated so much publicity, J. Edgar Hoover, then director, decided …

Crime

Europe just invested over $380 million in an alien-hunting space mission to Jupiter

On July 17, the European Space Agency — Europe's version of NASA — announced that they were issuing a contract to award the U.S.-equivalent of $384 million to the European-based company Airbus Defense and Space.<p>Jupiter has become one of the most likely neighborhoods in our solar system with the …

Astronomy

'Submerged' sidesteps combat for exploration on PS4 and Xbox One

In case you've already finished Journey and are looking for another gorgeous game that eschews violence, <i>Submerged</i> hits PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early August. From the sounds of it, the game should be a pretty relaxing affair despite the fact that protagonist Miku is searching a flooded city …

Unreal Engine

Here's the easiest way to get more sleep and have more energy during the week

You can blame social jetlag. It works just like regular old jetlag, only it happens when our body clocks get thrown off by the gap between our weekend and weekday sleep schedules.<p>Luckily, there are ways to fix it. Here's how you can make sure your body clock stays on a more normal schedule:<p>1. Wake …

Sleep

UFO ‘Mothership’ Sighted Near Sun In NASA Images, Ship Is ‘Size Of Idaho’ Researcher Claims

A prominent online UFO researcher claims to have spotted a massive UFO mothership, apparently on a collision course with Earth’s sun, on an image …

Paranormal

'The Flock' Is A Multiplayer Horror Game That Shuts Down When Everybody Dies

<i>The Flock</i> is an interesting concept. Most games are built with longevity in mind, but this game—developed by indie Dutch studio Vogelsap—is about temporariness.<p>Here’s how it works:<p>Players all start the game as creatures of the Flock and they’re all after one thing: the Artifact. This is a light …

Gameplay

Here's how the 'Suicide Squad' cast looks compared to their comic-book counterparts

That also makes it the perfect move.<p>While the trailer for "Suicide Squad" doesn't tell us much, it does show that the movie's basic hook is a great one, and that it leans into it <i>hard</i>: This is a team of some of the worst supervillains in a world where Superman exists, sent on missions where success …

Comic Books

What It's Really like to Play Minecraft on HoloLens

Breaking down the walls of reality.<p>Reality is no longer set in stone. Wiith Oculus and Morpheus both offering the means to escape into new worlds, …

Augmented Reality