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How to Speak Japanese - Months

Gordo Falls Asleep During Play Time

​Gates solves Apple vs. Microsoft debate, kinda

During a Reddit Ask Me Anything, Microsoft's co-founder credits Xerox for creating the graphical interface that influenced both him and Apple's Steve Jobs.<p>Between Microsoft and Apple, who really copied whom when it came to the companies' original graphical interface?<p>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates …

Silicon Valley

My Husband and I Meditated Daily for a Month and It Felt Like Free Couples Therapy

Tibetan Buddhist Pema Chödrön once said, “If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent.” I’m not a Buddhist, nor an ordained nun like …

A Mindfulness Expert Reveals 7 Morning Rituals That Will Transform Your Life

I think we can all agree that the morning is the most important part of the day. If you have a peaceful and productive morning, you’ll be ready to …

Mindfulness

11 random facts about books that are weirdly interesting

There’s nothing better than cuddling up with a good book. Books inherently offer solitude and a temporary escape from your own story. They’re …

Recipe: The Easiest Chicken Pho You Will Ever Make (Really)

One of my best friends — let’s call her Lilly — is always trying to get me to go out for noodles. In the middle of July she’ll text, “Hey! Let’s hang out. I could really go for some soba...” In the dead of winter, when the sun sets on Manhattan at 4 p.m. I’ll see messages from her about a pho place …

A Zen Master Reveals Why Most People Get Meditation Wrong and How They Can Fix It

Most of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but if you’re anything like me then you struggle to switch off the thinking mind to actually …

Meditation

If you were an elephant …

… the world would be a brighter, smellier, noisier place – and you would be a better, wiser, kinder person. The author of Being a Beast explains all<p>If you were an elephant living wild in a western city, you’d be confused and disgusted.<p>You’d have one two-fingered hand swinging from your face – a …

University of Oxford

What Not to Eat: ‘The Case Against Sugar’

<b>THE CASE AGAINST SUGAR</b><br>By Gary Taubes<br>365 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $26.95.<p>Say your child petitioned for permission to smoke a pack of cigarettes a week. Say his or her logic was that a pack a week is better than a pack a day. No dice, right?<p>O.K., now substitute sugar for cigarettes.<p>Comparing the dangers …

Diabetes

Queen Elizabeth's Drop Scones Are the Perfect Addition to Your Next Teatime

President Eisenhower was a huge fan of these "scotch pancakes."<p>Even if you can't afford to live like the British royal family (apparently, castles in the UK don't come cheap. Who knew?), you <i>can</i> afford to bake like them. In 1960, Queen Elizabeth II treated then-President Dwight Eisenhower and his …

20 Enlightening Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change the Way You Look at Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

Books

World War Three, by Mistake

Harsh political rhetoric, combined with the vulnerability of the nuclear command-and-control system, has made the risk of global catastrophe greater than ever.<p>On June 3, 1980, at about two-thirty in the morning, computers at the National Military Command Center, beneath the Pentagon, at the …

Military

8 Pizzas That Haunt My Dreams, 2016

Each year I like to take stock of all the pizza I’ve eaten in the previous 12 months and drop a quick list of the "8 Pizzas That Haunt My Dreams." Why should you care? As the web’s original, not-so-famous pizza blogger (a laughable title, to be sure) I’ve chronicled the ups and downs and in and …

3D technologies reveal secrets of Ancient Egypt

348shares<p>Ancient Egypt has astounded the world for years in the sheer spectacle and ingenuity of their masonry in the pyramids and their concealed …

Archaeology

The Best Meditation Apps You Should Have on your iPhone to find your Peace of Mind

Let’s admit it: we are always in a hurry. We get up early, leave for work, and when we are done with our daily dose of nine-to-five and have also …

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

1. Dim the lights in your room<p>This might seem obvious, but it bears repeating: One of the worst things you can do for yourself at night is keep the …

Was Einstein wrong? Controversial theory claims the speed of light is not a constant

A potentially divisive theory suggests Einstein may have been wrong to say the speed of light is a constant – and the claims could soon be tested …

Tense? On the edge? This grounding meditation will help you find peace

In today’s wired world, we are always rushing to meet a deadline or being bombarded with constant stimuli. Add to that the pressures of home, family …

Meditation

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Singaporean 10-year-old?

Hi guzzlers,<p>On Tuesday we will again learn how much better Asian children are at maths, science and reading than we are with announcement of the OECD’s Pisa rankings, which compare the abilities of 15-year-olds from around the world.<p>In the last two Pisa tables, in 2009 and 2012, the top three …

Mathematics

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Mathematician works out formula for perfect pizza

The ideal proportions for toppings and dough on a pizza can be expressed in the language of mathematics. Now that's amore.<p>You may think you know how to make a mean pizza pie. You stretch out the dough and eyeball the toppings, but you're still operating in the realm of guesswork. To turn out a …

University of Sheffield

12 inspired pizzas from around the world

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by <b>Nikita Buxton</b><p><i>Brought to you by Debonairs Pizza</i><p>While traditional pizza may hail from Italy, this glorious cheesy meal …

The All-Purpose Guide To Pairing Pizza & Adult Beverages

As the daughter of two restaurateurs, I'm a stickler for fresh ingredients. Watching my parents cook, whether it was at their Italian restaurant or …

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

This 20-Minute Daily Ritual Will Make You Smarter, According to Science

There are a number of habits we can forge to boost our IQ, like reading, listening to podcasts, and flexing our mental skills with brain training …

Did UFOs launch an attack on Turkey; Twitter attempts to censor footage [VIDEO]

A strange sighting, similar to the UFOs reported in Turkey on November 28, took place at Phoenix in Arizona, US, on March 13 1997.<p>In a latest …

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light is a constant.<p>João Magueijo, of Imperial College London, and Niayesh Afshordi, of the University of Waterloo in …

Physics

What You Need to Know First to Understand the Russian Revolution

“Now that the lush and prosperous years had come to Russia, the last thing she needed was war; they should have just said a Requiem Mass for that …