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7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Harvard's so-called 'white privilege' class

<b>It was the kind of story tailor-made for the right-wing echo chamber. Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government wanted all its first-year students to attend a mandatory orientation session to consider their "power and privilege". To "check it", even.</b><p>After all, just a few weeks ago Princeton …

Critical Thinking

A Question Of Biggitude: What's The Largest Creature On Earth?

What's the biggest living thing on Earth? I can think of two. I'm not sure which is biggest, but neither of them is a blue whale. These are weirder. Much, much weirder.<p>One is a tree. The other eats trees.<p>This is the tree.<p>Now, I know this looks like more than one tree. If you were counting, it looks …

Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …

Google killing Wallet tap-and-pay for pre-KitKat devices starting April 14

Have you ordered your Google Wallet physical card yet? If you having been using the Wallet tap and pay feature on an Android 4.3 or older device, now might be the time to order up that card. Google has announced that Wallet tap and pay functionality will be turned off for all Android 4.3 and older …

Android News

Wocket wants to replace your wallet

No one wants their credit or debit cards, or even their NFC-enabled smartphone falling into the wrong hands. While there are already various security …

FinTech

72% of Americans Won’t Wear Google Glass Because of Privacy Worries

It’s not Google Glass’ nerdy aesthetics, somewhat douchey reputation or lofty price tag that will prevent a whopping 72 percent of Americans from …

Facebook Prepares A Money-Transfer Service, But Still Needs Trust

With more than 1 billion active mobile users, Facebook has the kind of scale to make any e-payments service jealous, but it could be years before the company gets that other important feature to running a viable financial business: trust.<p>Facebook has been working since at least late last year on a …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Fields of Old

Photos

25 Amazing Examples Of Food Travel Photography

The only thing worse than not being able to go on vacation, is having to hear all about the great vacation your friends just went on. Even worse than hearing about it, is having to sit through all the pictures. Not only are they a detailed reminder of the great sights you didn't get to see, but …

Christian Supremacy Strikes Again

Why do some Christians feel compelled to assert their alleged superiority? It's not enough to have freedom of worship and live according to their beliefs. Instead, they have a pathological drive to shove their faith down everyone's throat, while co-opting the power of the state to force …

Religion

Politics Weekly podcast: Is Britain a Christian country?

David Cameron told the Church Times recently that Britain is a 'Christian country'. It's a statement that would have been once so obvious as to be unnecessary, but it caused a backlash - in the media at least - led by more than 50 public figures.<p>Joining <b>Tom Clark</b> in the studio this week are: <b>Max</b> …

We may not go to church, but we still need the rituals of Christianity

People have always needed a place to go to give solace. And when my sister died, that place was a church<p>On Monday Bob Geldof carried his daughter's coffin into a church. Later, in the service, he spoke. We don't know what he said, because the service was just for family and friends, but one friend …

Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop Of Canterbury, Calls Britain 'A Post-Christian Country'

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron caused controversy last week by calling Britain a "Christian country," but the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Rowan Williams, has a different take on the matter.<p>Williams told the Sunday Telegraph that Britain is no longer a "nation of believers," and the era …

Oklahoma residents survey wildfire damage; 1 dead

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — Residents in an Oklahoma community where a wildfire killed one person, burned thousands of acres and destroyed at least six …

Associated Press News

Federal report: Warming disrupts Americans' lives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans are already feeling man-made global warming, from heat waves to wild storms to longer allergy seasons. And it is …

Faces of Time (2009 – 2014)

<b>Being featured on the cover of Time magazine used to be a big deal, so much so that movies use that as a visual cue to signify the noteworthiness of</b> …

Faithful America, Christian Online Community, Launches Petition Against Sarah Palin Following Waterboarding Remark

Faithful America, an online Christian community, launched a petition on Monday denouncing Sarah Palin's recent remarks at a National Rifle Association meeting, which compared baptism to waterboarding.<p>At the NRA's "Stand And Fight" rally on Saturday the former Alaska governor said, "Enemies, who …

Report shows global warming's economic, infrastructural impact is 'unavoidable'

In an extensive report released today at the White House, the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) gave its clear vision of the dangers of global warming, stating, "Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present." Reiterating points made by …