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Top 10 books about consciousness

What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly becomes much more complex. Consciousness is the most intimate of mental experiences, and yet the hardest to explain. It is the faculty that allows you to read this sentence, …

Consciousness

Prosecutors: Menendez tried to hide free flights, hotel stay

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez didn't report on Senate disclosure forms free flights and a luxury hotel stay paid for by a wealthy donor …

Dominican Republic

New research suggest that free will might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself

In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways.<p>But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience?<p>In a classic paper published almost 20 years ago, the psychologists Dan Wegner and Thalia Wheatley made a revolutionary …

10 Gorgeous Takes On The Open-Shelving Trend

We couldn’t help but notice that nearly every stylish kitchen we’ve spied recently has one thing in common: open shelving. Feeling inspired, we’ve …

Storage Ideas

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Biology

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Chromecast VS Miracast: everything you need know about Chromecast, wireless display and screen mirroring

<b>Update 1: Android screen mirroring through Chromecast is available! Please read this post for details</b>.<p>Chromecast was hailed by the Time Magazine as …

The 16 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Universe

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture

Here at Remodelista we’ve participated in our share of eBay auctions. We’ve also have been known to obsessively check the local Craigslist listings …

Furniture

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Hopefully these aren't too shocking.<p>ThatGuyInTheMovies is a Photoshop artist and comedian that also happens to be a famous actor that's been in every …

Photoshop

Newly Discovered ‘Tetraquark’ Fuels Quantum Feud

In August 2003, an experiment at the KEKB particle accelerator in Japan found hints of an unexpected particle: A composite of elementary building …

Mobile Facts To Keep In Mind — Part 1

Mobile Facts To Keep In Mind — Part 1<p><i>By the end of 2014, many news media will collect around 50% of their page views via mobile devices. Here are</i> …

This $1 Billion Startup Handles 5% Of All Web Traffic And Is Ready To Take On Cisco

Over the last three years, CloudFlare has grown 450% annually, and is currently adding about 5,000 new clients a day, Matthew Prince, its programmer/lawyer-turned-founder, tells us.<p>It is now handling the equivalent of roughly 5% of the entire web's traffic through its servers and, just as we …

Cybersecurity

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Charlie Rose

Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …

Buddhist Economics: How to Start Prioritizing People Over Products and Creativity Over Consumption

Much has been said about the difference between money and wealth and how we, as individuals, can make more of the latter, but the divergence between the two is arguably even more important the larger scale of nations and the global economy. What does it really mean to create <i>wealth</i> for people — for …

Carlos Santana on Drugs, Healing and His Message for Obama

Four decades after Carlos Santana turned “Oye Como Va” into one of the most successful Spanish-language hits inthe history of the <i>Billboard</i> charts, …

Music

Thriving With the Power of Presence

I'm excited to join in the exploration of healthy ways of living at the upcoming conference, Thrive, with Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski. I'm looking forward to discussing the importance of cultivating meaningful connections in this digital age with Arianna and Alanis Morissette. Along with …

12 Amazing Glimpses Into The Private Lives Of New Yorkers

Brandon Stanton has been running his website Humans of New York since November 2010, resulting in a diverse community of millions who are intrigued …

CodeCombat: Learn to code through dungeon crawling

Browser game CodeCombat teaches you how to code in Javascript by having you input the commands to play a game.<p>Looking at a bunch of code for the …

Age of Distraction: Why It's Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Perhaps the most well known study on concentration is a longitudinal study conducted with over 1,000 children in New Zealand by Terrie Moffitt and …

Galaxy Note 3 to come in red and white gold in January (renders)

Samsung spearheaded the practice of offering flagship devices in multiple colors, carefully timing the release of new models to generate buzz throughout the lifetime of the device.<p>The Note 3 is no exception – Samsung is currently offering the S Pen-enabled device in the classic black and white …

Galaxy Note

Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat (updated)

From the horse's mouth, we're hearing some unfortunate news: Google has taken to its Spanish support pages to announce that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not on the list of devices to receive Android 4.4 KitKat. This seems a bit odd, given the new update's focus on "the next billion" and offering …

Two cans and a string aren’t enough

Over at Education Week, Jenna Barclay describes how she compensated for her 8th grade students’ lack of access to digital learning tools by making do …