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Why Do We Fail?

<b>Not sure where exactly I found this, but I’ve had it written down for years & years. Seems to be from some old publication called “Scraps O’</b> …

Life..

Mar 24, 2016 at 5:30pm UTC

This is why the hardest things are the most rewarding. This is why most people aren't prepared to do the work. Double tap if you agree!

Luscious Chocolate Icing

Makes 1 cup<p>Serve this icing spooned over cake or ice cream.<p>April 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup heavy cream<p>2 tablespoons hot espresso or very strong coffee<p>8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 61% cacao), chopped<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Heat cream in a small heavy saucepan over medium …

Dessert

Tesla's new product is a battery for your home

Tesla has unveiled a suite of new energy products, including a wall-mounted battery that will be sold for use in consumers' homes.<p>Tesla is calling the rechargeable lithium-ion battery the "Powerwall." As the name suggests, the unit is designed to be mounted on a wall, and connected to the local …

Tesla

Our Multiplex Patriotism

We have been brainwashed into always-on devotion to flags and anthems.<p>Written by |<p>The catalogue of bizarre things we accept as “normal” is long. The …

Nation-Building

Do you genes determine your entire life?

Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis were separated as one-month-olds, adopted by different families and reunited at age 39. When University of …

Genetics

Kafka’s Remarkable Letter to His Abusive and Narcissistic Father

“It is, after all, not necessary to fly right into the middle of the sun, but it is necessary to crawl to a clean little spot on earth where the sun sometimes shines and one can warm oneself a little.”<p><b>Franz Kafka</b> was one of history’s most prolific and expressive practitioners of what Virginia Woolf …

The film that makes me cry: The Mothering Heart

We live in cynical times, worse luck, in which we’re suspicious of sentiment. If we allow ourselves to shed a tear at the cinema, we tend to worry we have been tricked in some way. Such qualms were rarer in the silent era, when audiences were happier to extend their sympathy towards the screen. …

Learn to Meditate and Avoid Common Beginner Mistakes

Touted across the globe as one of the most important daily tools for healthy living, the benefits of meditation include reduced stress, increased concentration and happiness, and more (read them all in this Third Metric article). It's also noted by some of the most successful thinkers of our time …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

Mindfulness

A Single Thread Wrapped Around Thousands of Nails

Kumi Yamashita, whose mind-blowing shadow artworks have been featured before, uses a single, unbroken thread wrapped around thousands of nails to …

Navy SEAL Commander Tells Students To Make Their Beds Every Morning In Incredible Commencement Speech

McRaven, the commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command who organized the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, stressed the importance of making your bed every morning, taking on obstacles headfirst, and realizing that it's OK to be a "sugar cookie."<p>All of his lessons were supported by personal …