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Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy?

A longtime debate over Buddhism's religiosity has drawn a line between metaphysics and action.<br>Read More

Spirituality

Hurricanes will never be named Harvey, Irma, or Maria again

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate were so destructive, no other hurricanes will be given the same names.<p>The World Meteorological Organization …

Weather

Winners of the 2018 World Press Photo Contest

Special Forces

A Teen Turned Informant to Escape MS-13. Now His Life Is in Even More Danger.

This story is a collaboration between <i>New York</i> and ProPublica, an independent nonprofit newsroom. Additional reporting was contributed by Kavitha …

Crime

To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

One of the best insights on what true productivity means in the 21st century dates back to 1890. In his book <i>The Principles of Psychology, Vol.1</i>, William James wrote a simple statement that’s packed with meaning: “My experience is what I agree to attend to.”<p>Your attention determines the experiences …

Time Management

'Life is more beautiful now': Woman, 20, who gouged out eyes while high on meth

It was a scene out of a horror movie.<p>A 20-year-old woman gouged out her eyes with her hands outside of a church in South Carolina in what she …

Crime

Why You Need to Get Familiar With Emotional Hygiene Now

Why you (and your team) need to be emotionally healthy to grow.<p>Cleanliness is next to Godliness, as the saying goes, but not all of us are naturally inclined towards hygiene. Regardless, we learn certain standards of personal physical hygiene, hygiene related to our homes, and even fiscal hygiene …

Work-life Balance

The 50 best documentaries of all time, according to critics

Some of the greatest moments in cinematic history are scenes of nonfiction.<p>From a profile of boxing legend Muhammad Ali to a portrait of a renowned sushi chef, the best documentaries capture real-life phenomena in a memorable and artful fashion.<p>To find out which documentary films have received the …

Kurt Cobain

32 Of The Absolute Best Products On Amazon — Because 5,000+ Reviewers Can't Be Wrong

For better or for worse, Amazon has some of the most brutally honest reviewers on the internet. If there's something to be said about an item, …

MWC 2018: the best and worst gadgets

Google doesn’t want you to ‘send a message to Barack Obama’

… Well, kind of. It appears that the Google app for Android is suffering from a bizarre glitch that breaks its interface anytime someone tries searching how to send a message to Barack Obama.<p>As spotted by observant users on Reddit, what triggers the bug is the search input – or namely ‘how to send …

Qualcomm’s simulated 5G tests shows how fast real-world speeds could actually be

The future of internet is really, really fast<p>We’ve spent the last couple months hearing a lot about the kinds of speeds that 5G will theoretically be able to offer at its peak, but what about how the next-generation networks will work in actual, less than ideal real world conditions? That’s what …

Wi-Fi

The Disturbing Child Rape Movie That Left Sundance Speechless

‘The Tale’ depicts a grown woman (Laura Dern) working through the realization that she was sexually abused at age 13, graphically depicting those …

Me Too movement

The Cleaners is a riveting documentary about how social media might be ruining the world

A look at the content moderators that control what we see turns into a manifesto against the internet itself<p><i>Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.</i><p>We’re in a …

Internet

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

Creativity

Jeff Bezos teaches his kids math with a strategy that's made Chinese and Singaporean students the best in the world — but it's unusual in the US

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon CEO and richest person in the world, has amassed his wealth by being creative and trying unorthodox ways of solving problems.<p>It seems he and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, use the same approach for their children's education.<p>"We tried all sorts of things ... Mandarin lessons, the …

Mathematics

Jeff Bezos’ guide to life

Here are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ tips about inspiration, work-life balance, and how to be an inventor. Oh, and how it felt getting doused with champagne at his rocket landing. The world’s richest person displayed an unprecedented level of candor during an interview at invite-only getaway Summit …

Work-life Balance

14 documentaries on Netflix that are scarier than fiction

When you think of scary movies, images of monsters and unstoppable killers come to mind. But documentaries can also tell some horrific stories, …

Staten Island

The president of Goldman Sachs says the perfect résumé won't get you the job — here's what will

David Solomon, the president and co-COO of Goldman Sachs, recently shared his best career advice on the firm's podcast, "Exchanges at Goldman Sachs."<p>He told host Jake Siewert that the resume is not the be-all and end-all.<p>"I see some incredible resumes that over the years come across my desk," he …

Employment

Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year<p>Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven storeys above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de …

Agriculture

This Morning Routine Will Save You 20+ Hours a Week | Inc.com

The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working world we now live in.<p>Although this may be obvious based on people's mediocre performance, addiction to stimulants, lack of engagement, and the fact …

Time Management

Everybody lies: how Google search reveals our darkest secrets

What can we learn about ourselves from the things we ask online? US data scientist Seth Stephens‑Davidowitz analysed anonymous Google search results, uncovering disturbing truths about our desires, beliefs and prejudices<p>Everybody lies. People lie about how many drinks they had on the way home. They …

Republican Primaries

The Best -- And Easiest -- Vegan Chocolate Milkshake

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog Choosing Raw shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A smooth, chocolatey milkshake, with frozen bananas and almond milk standing in for dairy. Stop what you're doing, and make one now.</i><p>This milkshake recipe is so …

Vegan Kale and White Bean Korma Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This creamy vegetable-, protein-, and fiber-packed recipe only requires about 10 …

Deepest Dive Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World

In the morning, when we arrive on foot from Dumont d’Urville, the French scientific base on the Adélie Coast of East Antarctica, we have to break up a thin layer of ice that has formed over the hole we drilled the day before. The hole goes right through the 10-foot-thick ice floe. It’s just wide …

16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

History

6 Books Anyone Who Is Serious About Leadership Should Read | Inc.com

Whether or not you're a natural born leader or you've just found yourself in a leadership role. You have to develop your leadership skills, and often.<p>No matter how much of a master Tom Brady is at throwing a football, he still goes to practice every day, takes coaching and evolves his skills. Your …

Self-improvement

5 Places in Nicaragua That Will Inspire Your Inner Artist

Courtesy of Jicaro Island Ecolodge<p>Nicaragua is a paradise in more ways than one.<p>Central America’s largest country is stepping into the spotlight and …

Central America

Here's the strategy Navy SEALs use to persevere through impossibly tough conditions

That might sound like a ridiculous assertion: Seriously? You're underwater in scuba gear with your instructor tying your air hose in knots, 100% certain that you're going to die, and a key to success is telling yourself, <i>You can do it</i>?<p>That's what Barker — who runs a popular blog by the same name as …

Positive Thinking

100 Franchises You Can Start For Less Than $50,000

Be the boss with just $50K.<p>This story appears in the March 2017 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>This story appears in the Spring 2017 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe >><p>Interested in finding a franchise that fits your budget? The following are the top franchises that can be started for less than $50,000, …

Startups