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15 Thoughts That Will Lead You To Success

Success is a very complex phenomenon that cannot be summed up in a few sentences. <i>To achieve success you must strive very hard to meet your goals</i>, and …

Why Reiki, Crystals, and Flower Essences are Going Mainstream

“Fall into the arms of the earth,” a soothing, buttery voice near-whispers above my head. “Feel the strength of the universe.”<p>I am lying with my eyes closed on a massage table in a pin-drop-quiet, candlelit room at the Maha Rose Center for Healing in Brooklyn, New York, receiving my first session …

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

German Woman Forced Out Of Long-Time Residence To Make Room For Refugees

A German woman is being evicted from her home of 16 years to make room for some of the 800,000 refugees Germany is planning to take in this …

Iran vows to sue Saudi Arabia over deadly hajj stampede

Iran on Saturday vowed to take international legal action against Saudi Arabia's rulers over the crush of Muslim pilgrims at this year's hajj, which …

Riddle of the ages solved: Where did the Philistines come from?

As civilization collapsed 3,200 years ago, the Sea People – of whom the Philistines were but one - arose, seemingly sweeping away all that stood …

The Ecstasist: A Conversation with the Novelist Jonathan Lethem

<b>J.L.:</b> Yeah, I think it was something in my parents’ milieu and sensibility that opened me to that at a very early point; as a kid I was already what …

Art Historians Explain Why A Medieval Man Is Getting Rolled Into A Joint, Among Other Things

<i>A snail fights a knight. No one really knows why.</i><p>Once upon a time in the Middle Ages, some artist spent a surprising amount of time painting a face on the butt of a horse. Fast forward to 2015, and social media users centuries later are gleefully adding modern captions to the medieval handiwork for …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner, and successfully spared them capital punishment. Mark Bowden provides an in-depth portrait of her startling career.<p>We do not often think of a defense lawyer as someone who wars …

The Psychology Of Notifications

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i></i><i>Ximena Vengoechea is</i> <i>a design researcher at Twitter,</i> <i>and</i> <i>Nir Eyal is the</i> <i>author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.</i><p>In his famed experiments, Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to associate mealtime with the ring of a bell. Pavlov found he could elicit an involuntary physical response …

The Art of Simple and Correct Defect Reporting

Across different projects development methodologies, one thing that remains prime important is how the defects are reported. From my experience, …

Publishing U: What Is a Query Letter -- and How Do I Write Mine?

<i>Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In the second post</i> …

CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS – CHILDREN STORIES WANTED

Soap Stone Creek Literary Journal for kids of all ages http://soapstonecreekjournal.com/ Bi-monthly Print Journal for Children of all Ages Debuting …

[Infographic] Reiki Tips

This infographic / cheat sheet is designed to remind us how easy is to improve our journey with the help of Reiki and that we have so many options. …

The Many, Many, Many Things You Should Say “No” To At Work

Forget having it all. NewBrand Analytics CEO Kristin Muhlner is having none of it. Look at all the things she says no to, and get inspired.<p>Kristin Muhlner is the CEO of NewBrand Analytics, which helps companies monitor social media chatter about them. She also has mastered the art of saying no, …

Archaeologists In Turkey Say They've Discovered Dracula's Dungeon

Dracula might be a fictional character, but archaeologists believe they've found the haunts of Vlad the Impaler--the real-life figure who inspired Bram Stoker's vampire tale.<p>The researchers said this week they had uncovered a secret tunnel and two dungeons in Tokat Castle in northern Turkey, where …

10 Secrets of What Great Leaders Know and Do

Ten years ago Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller shared <i>The Secret</i>. The book was a business fable told through the eyes of Debbie Brewster. Through her journey of transformation, she learns the answer to a simple question,<p>“<i>What’s the secret of great leaders</i>?”<p>It’s a compelling short read. <i>The Secret</i> has …

Malcolm Gladwell's Fascinating Theory On Why You Should Be A Big Fish In A Little Pond

The popular author lays out his argument for being a big fish in a little pond in his latest book, "David and Goliath," a work that aims to overturn conventional notions about what makes for a disadvantage and who should be considered an underdog.<p>Gladwell's basically against anyone attending a …

How to Turn Any Old Speakers Into Wireless Streamers

A home audio system isn't the sort of thing that should require replacing every year or two like a smartphone or a laptop. This stuff is …

6 Willpower Hacks to Help Achieve Your Goals

Some of the most rewarding and exhilarating times in life are when you achieve something you set out to do, right? You feel on top of the world! The …

The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It

Delaying hard work is all about your mood.<p>When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m.<p>So, predictably, by the time it was 10 a.m., I had made and consumed two cups of coffee, taken out the trash, cleaned my room while taking a deliberately slow approach to folding my …

Evernote Guide for Organized Creatives

<b>Creatives are gatherers.</b> Inspiration, articles, photos, podcasts, videos – we love too many things, and that’s a good thing! All of it mixes together …

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow

<i>“Art is not a thing — it is a way,”</i> Elbert Hubbard wrote in 1908. But the question of <i>what</i> that way is, where exactly it leads, and how to best follow it is something artists have been grappling with since the dawn of recorded time and psychologists have spent decades trying to decode, outlining the …

Prehistoric circle dated to same summer as Seahenge neighbour

A second prehistoric circle on a Norfolk beach has been dated to the same summer more than 4,000 years ago as its famous neighbour, Seahenge.<p>Archaeologists believe the two circles, which originally stood inland in boggy freshwater but are now being eroded gradually by the tides, were part of the …

And Here It Is: The SCOTUS Ruth Bader Ginsburg 35-Page Hobby Lobby Dissent As Song

Discuss and debate the issues that mean the most to you.<p>Author:<p>December 30, 2016<p>Perhaps the only person disrespecting me was myself.<p>Author:<p>December 26, 2016<p>I’m Episcopalian, and over the course of my adult life, I’ve never heard abortion mentioned where anyone could hear.<p>Author:<p>December 22, 2016<p>I …

Hackers Infiltrated Power Grids in U.S., Spain

Attackers could have carried out serious sabotage had they wanted to.<p>Hackers operating somewhere in Eastern Europe have penetrated the networks of energy companies in the U.S., Spain, France and several other countries and may have gained the ability to carry out cyber-sabotage attacks, researchers …

8 Hot Startups That Want to Hire You

With ping pong tables and in-office kegs becoming increasingly synonymous with startup life, it's no wonder that recent graduates and seasoned job …

Facebook Manipulated User News Feeds To Create Emotional Responses

Facebook conducted a massive psychological experiment on 689,003 users, manipulating their news feeds to assess the effects on their emotions. The details of the experiment were published in an article entitled “Experimental Evidence Of Massive-Scale Emotional Contagion Through Social Networks” …