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8 Ways to Cultivate & Sustain a Creative, Intuitive Home Practice. ~ Andrea Bellini Spilling

Cultivating and sustaining a creative, yummy and intuitive yoga practice and home is possible.<p>Here’s how:<p>1. Stop “shoulda-ing” on yourself!<p>A wise …

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

Book News: Pulitzer 'Winner' Takes on A Whole New Meaning

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Monday's Pulitzer awards news has led to an immediate sales spike for the winners. Sharon Olds' poetry collection <i>Stag's Leap</i> is already sold out on Amazon, and Adam Johnson's <i>The Orphan Master's Son</i> was at Amazon's No. …

Animals Morphed Together to Create Hilarious New Species

What if different species could mate? Redditor gyyp imagines just what that would look like and shares his Photoshopped creations for the world to look on in disbelief and wonder. The photo manipulator's <i>Weird Animals</i> collection pairs ducks with elephants, pugs with gorillas, guinea pigs with …

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Mozzarella Recipes For Those Who Can Never Have Too Much Cheese (PHOTOS)

There are a lot of great cheeses out there. And clearly we're fans of all of them. We can't get enough of the sharpness of cheddar; and the creaminess of goat cheese gets us every time. And we will forever have a soft spot in our hearts for mozzarella cheese -- whether it's fresh buffalo or the …

I think, therefore I heal: the weird science of neurofeedback

It's been dismissed as bunk science for decades. But does neurofeedback deserve a second look?<p>Imagine if treating a mental illness was as simple as playing a video game — except your mind is the controller. That idea isn’t only real, it’s a therapy gaining traction in the medical community and …

9 Spirit & Syrup Infusions to Try at Home

The difference between a great cocktail and a stellar one is time and preparation. Cocktails made with infused spirits or syrups add a complexity and …

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Fujitsu's FingerLink Interaction System Makes Dumb Paper Smart

I've simplistically assumed we would advance from "dumb" paper with things printed on it to some smarter variant, where every sheet of paper is an …

iPad 5 said to be 15 percent thinner, 25 percent lighter

Apple's next iPad will be both thinner and lighter than its predecessor, bringing back the company's old habit of iPad shrinkage.<p>That's according to KGI Securities analyst Mingchi Kuo, who in a note to investors last night said to expect a full-size iPad that's 15 percent thinner than the …

The 10 Best Plants for Apartments

We want to bring a little green inside for the winter, so we asked our favorite Brooklyn plant store, Sprout Home, to recommend plants that can …

Twitter #Music wants to be your source for new tunes (hands-on)

After a month of rumors, Twitter publicly launched its #Music service for iPhone and the web this morning — and you'll no longer have to be among the rich and famous to play around with it. Twitter #Music is a simple, visual way to explore songs and artists who your friends are listening to and who …

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Book News: Vast 'Digital Public Library Of America' Opens Today

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>The Digital Public Library of America, intended to provide free open access to materials from libraries, museums, universities and archives across the country, launches at noon ET on Thursday. The project began as an …

How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia

The numbers are pretty grim: More than half of all 85-year-olds suffer some form of dementia.<p>But here's the good news: Brain researchers say there are ways to boost brain power and stave off problems in memory and thinking.<p>In other words, brain decline is not necessarily an inevitable part of …

Book News: Yoko Ono Is Writing A Book Of 'Instructional Poetry'

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>Yoko Ono, the artist and former wife of John Lennon, is coming out with a book of "instructional poetry," according to OR Books. She explains, kind of: "It's something I originally created for the internet. For 100 …

Poland’s Underground Salt Cathedral

Located 135 meters (443 ft) underground is the famous Wieliczka Salt Mine in southern Poland. Entered into the UNESCO First World Heritage List in …

The Second Amendment Is Safe. The American People Are Not.

My first gun fired a projectile and was a lever action, cork gun, a Christmas present. My father and uncles promptly indoctrinated me in gun safety and marksmanship. The targets were the ornaments on our Christmas tree. Through the fog of long ago youth, I still recall the men's whoops of pleasure …

Massive Volunteer Collective Proofreads 25,000 Public-Domain Books

Appreciating the massive, 100,000-person effort to steadfastly mind our literary commons<p>Give these people a spot in the <i>Guinness Book of World Records</i>, because they surely deserve one: As of today, 100,000 people around the world have taken part in a massive proofreading project to correct the …

Study: Listening to Certain Sounds Seems to Improve Sleep

Participants played "pink noise" that was synchronized to their brain rhythms slept more deeply and had increased memory retention.<p>Fey Illyas/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Out at the fringes of sleep research, small studies have shown that applying a "gentle electric current" can ease the brain into deep sleep, …

Transsexual Punk, Cross-Dressing Rap: The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days<p>Click the links in the article titles to read the full pieces, and let us know what we've missed:<p>Last week's best pop-culture writing<p>We want to hear what you think. Submit a letter to the editor or write to …

Junior League Cookbooks: Crowdsourced Recipes, Old-School Style

The Masters Tournament — you think golf, we think food.<p>Well, <i>now</i> we think food because this week we were tipped off to a cookbook created for the storied tournament in Augusta, Ga.<p>The Junior League of Augusta, a women's volunteer and civic organization, published <i>Tea-Time at the Masters</i> back in 1977, …

Is This What the Big Bang *Sounded* Like?

Brace yourself.<p>Is there any more primal curiosity than the desire to know how the Universe began? Cosmologists devote their lives to piecing that puzzle together, but the evidence they have to work with -- the remaining traces of those early hundreds of thousands of years (to say nothing of the …

Lost Soviet Mars Lander Found?

Changing Planet<p>Nearly 42 years after it landed and mysteriously died on the Red Planet, a Russian spacecraft’s final resting place may have been found thanks to the keen-eyes of an online Russian community of Mars fans, according to a NASA statement this week..<p>Poring over hi-resolution images of …