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4 Ways to Train Yourself to Be Mentally Tougher

Only you have control over your mind. No one else can think and feel for you, so it’s extremely important to not only be open minded but to be …

Mindfulness

The 100 Best Mysteries of All Time -

<b>The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time</b> is a list published in book form in 1990 by the British-based Crime Writers’ Association. Five years later, the …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

22 Short Novels You Can Finish on Your Next Flight

You can read some of our favorite fiction from the past 50 years in less time than it takes to fly from one coast to the other.<p>Yes, <i>Gatsby</i>. Yes, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>. Yes, <i>The Stranger</i> and <i>Ethan Frome</i>. But (theoretically) you already read those classic shorties in high school, right? And while we …

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is …

Meditation

Remove These Things From Your Life To Be More Successful

Lots of people think that the best way to become successful is to pick up lots of new habits and skills. While this can help, sometimes the best …

Self-improvement

France Opens The World’s First Solar Road

It was exorbitantly expensive, but can it be a future power source?<p>The world’s first solar road has opened in France. The Normandy village of Tourouvre-au-Perche now has a 1 kilometer (0.62 mile) stretch of solar pavement, producing enough power to light the village’s street lamps.<p>Judging by the …

Clean Energy

Israel's "flying car" passenger drone moves closer to delivery

YAVNE, Israel (Reuters) - After 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020.<p>The Cormorant, billed as a flying car, is capable of transporting 500kg (around half a tonne) …

5 terrible writing habits to avoid

I have a theory: The more disciplined the writer, the easier it is to make a living as one.<p>It seems obvious, but it took me several years of filing …