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Tim Parks on meditation’s pros and cons: ‘This is more than medicine’

Mindfulness, it was reported this week, can have harmful side effects. But for novelist Tim Parks, meditation offered an escape from pain – after an initial struggle. Here is his advice to beginners, and an account of his first ‘buzz’<p>I came to the practice of breathing relaxation out of …

Nas Announces Illmatic Tour Featuring Documentary Screenings, Album Performed in Full

Earlier this year, Nas announced he would commemorate the 20th anniversary of <i>Illmatic</i> with a variety of activities including a tour and a documentary about the making of the album.<p>The tour will begin October 2, while the documentary, <i>Nas: Time is Illmatic</i>, will receive a theatrical release on …

These Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Great Lakes Night Sky Seem Too Beautiful To Be Real

There's nothing like a night sky full of bright stars to remind you of the vastness of the universe -- and the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.<p>There's nothing like a sky full of bright stars to remind you of the vastness of the universe and the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.<p><i>Photo of</i> …

No Surprises? 15 Classic Albums of 15 Years Ago

Given that I have to professionally wrap my head around roughly 1,267 new albums every week – or something like that – in my role as album reviews …

Wikipedia: meet the man who has edited 3m articles

Svenker Johansson’s software has created and updated millions of Wikipedia articles - yet he says anything requiring creativity still needs a human brain<p>Sverker Johansson is, indirectly, one of the most prolific editors on Wikipedia, the collectively-edited online encyclopaedia.<p>The Swedish science …

Student Files Privacy Class Action Suit Against Facebook

The Austrian law student who's been called the "thorn in Facebook's side" is not done taking the social network to court, and now wants you to join …

8 Reasons A Trip To The Philippines Should Be In Your Future

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. You know it exists, but you've probably never thought of planning a …

L. Ron Hubbard's great-grandson spills the family secrets on how Scientology started. Eek.

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There's more to Kentucky than derbies and bluegrass. So let's knock some stereotypes right on out of the park with some powerful words, folks!

100 Best Albums of the ’90s

50<p>2Pac, ‘All Eyez on Me’<p>All eyes were on him before he even said it. After a slew of arrests on both coasts elevated him to icon, and a near-death …

Get paid for posting? Social networking’s new twist

<b>• Two sites pay for posts that attract traffic and advertisers</b><p>AP FILE PHOTO<p>SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook and most other social networks are built on the …

Tiger Leaping Gorge: Your Next China Adventure

by<p>Cordia Wan - Published December 29, 2013<p><i>Mention China and the first image in your mind is likely the Great Wall. Or Mao’s portrait at Tiananmen</i> …

GLACIAR AMALIA

QUE HACER, A DONDE IR...<p>Crucero por la Patagonia<p>DIA 11<p>GLACIAR AMALIA Y FIORDOS CHILENOS,<p>UN REGALO DE LA NATURALEZA.<p>Hoy fue un día de navegación, …

Top 10 Climbs

Travel<p>Top 10 Climbs from National Geographic.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Mount Khuiten, Mongolia</b> <br>In Mongolia, it’s easy for a traveler to be quickly swept away by the endless green steppes, the heartiness of the Kazakh nomads, and the rolling landscapes that define the …

25 Beautiful Doors That Seem To Lead To Other Worlds

What does your front door say about you?<p>The majority of people keep their front door plain and simple, painted a nice shade to match the house with a …

What If earth stop Spinning ? The probabil...

<b>What If earth stop Spinning ?</b><p>The probability for such an event is #practically zero in the next few #billion years. If the Earth stopped spinning …

How Climate Change Changed Me

When I learned that the <i>New York Times</i> was planning to report on my time as an investor at Farallon Capital Management, I wanted to sit down with the reporter while I was in New York City to discuss the issue in person—and on the record. After all, it was important to me that they have the facts …

How it started in Gaza | Israel

Beginnings matter. Questions about culpability and responsibility, about the narrow cynicism that defines so much of life in the Gaza Strip, sequence and motive - they all go to beginnings. Why are Israeli men and women battering and gnashing lives and livelihoods in that prison camp? How did it …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Mesmerizing Photos of People Lying in a Week’s Worth of Their Trash

The United States has a trash problem. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces more than 4 pounds of …

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Could We One Day Learn A Language By Popping A Pill?

What if learning Mandarin or Arabic were as simple as popping a pill?<p>The idea may sound like a sci-fi movie plot point, but one well-known tech visionary believes we could one day learn a language simply by swallowing a pill.<p>In a recent video podcast for TedTalks, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas …

Namibia: Raw and Wild

The lion stared at me, less than 10 meters away, then growled. I cringed, realizing that with just a quick, short leap, he could pull me out of our open safari vehicle and drag me away.<p>The lion stared at me, less than 10 meters away, then growled. I cringed, realizing that with just a quick, short …

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Argentina Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Argentina (including Buenos Aires, the Pampas, gauchos, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Best Tours in Central and South America 2014

Travel<p>From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Chile: Cowboy Up</b><p>This horseback ride through Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins National Parks in the stark southern region of Patagonia made veteran traveler Bryan Rees feel like a bona fide cowpuncher. “Drinking mate [traditional herb …

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