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New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

The Matter of Truth

Years ago, at the Brooklyn Museum, I was looking at a Tibetan statue of a multi-armed figure when a middle-aged white couple stopped to view the …

Hinduism

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

Mindfulness

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

Psychology

Increase Your Business Acumen with These 12 Books

If you're an entrepreneur, reading should be a part of your daily routine. These titles are a great way to start.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As exciting and exhilarating as starting a business can be, running and growing a company can present a major …

Entrepreneurship

30 *Insanely* Healthy Recipes That Are Delicious

With work, school, and a social life, eating healthy is H A R D. After a long day, you just want a filling meal that won’t make you look full. We get it. Luckily for you, it’s now easier than ever to eat healthy. Read on for 30 light and healthy meals that will help you feel good inside and out.<p><b>1.</b></b> …

Healthy Eating

Learning to Deal With Stress Just Got Easier | Inc.com

I just wrapped up an amazing call with Dr. Laurel Geise, Founder and CEO of The Geise Group, on a mission to help companies implement Mindfulness at Work Programs. She and I really got down to the nitty gritty details about why mindfulness is making a comeback in a huge way and why this is the …

Mindfulness

Yoga is the key to relieving long-term back pain, new study suggests

With its catalogue of headstands and one-legged contortions, it might be thought yoga was best left only to those in peak physical condition.<p>New research from the US, however, suggests the group of people who could most benefit from adopting the lotus position while locating their spiritual core …

Yoga

7 Genius Brain Boosters to Try Before Work

To help you tackle the tasks of your day and sharpen your brain for years to come, add these simple brain boosters to your early-morning routine.<p>So …

Humanity

Deepak Chopra's 7 Tips for Business Success

When I talked with Deepak Chopra, he was in a car en route to his meditation center in Carlsbad, Calif. The spiritual guru was on the freeway at the time and a train rolled by above him on a bridge. He asked that we pause our interview for 60 seconds so that he could make a wish. “I believe that if …

30 easy hacks that will make you feel better about life

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don’t want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we …

Happiness

The Insane Work Ethic of Mark Cuban, Jeff Bezos, and 14 Other Powerful Leaders | Inc.com

Talent, connections, and money can help you get where you want to go in life--but those things alone won't do it. You also need to work hard to be truly successful.<p>Despite their obvious gifts, successful people like Kobe Bryant, Tim Cook, and Sheryl Sandberg wouldn't be where they are today without …

General Motors

How This Entrepreneur Came Back After Losing Millions | Inc.com

It started out of frustration while traveling abroad: Difficulties getting connected, unreliable service, roaming charges that were more than a mortgage payment--all these hassles finally took their toll. As for Ravi Rishy-Maharaj, he saw an opportunity. He was presented with a problem that would …

Die Hard

Entrepreneurs on How They Handle Stress to Stay Focused on Success

In this second column of a series, five more entrepreneurs chime in on how they manage daily stress and what they think is the biggest misconception about entrepreneurship.<p>Ah, that emotional roller-coaster that is entrepreneurship--when you ask the question on "how do you manage it"- even the …

Entrepreneurship

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life

Can a few minutes of watching change your life? These deeply inspirational videos just might.<p>There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We …

Motivation

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a causethe outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from the …

Self-improvement

Miracles of yoga that left this heart surgeon stumped

OPEN TO OPINION<p>Eastern philosophy has consistently shown that the mind has a far greater effect on our heart than modern medicine imagined.<p>LIFE<p>| …

How to start a business with almost no money

You're willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while.<p>But there's one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don't have much money.<p><b>Related: 7 Myths About Starting a Business That I Used to Believe</b><p>On the surface, this seems like a major problem, …

Small Business

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Black Holes

A new experiment could let us ‘see’ quantum entanglement for the first time

While it would be incredibly cool to be the first person ever to witness quantum entanglement with your own eyes, the experiment has been designed to answer some important and far-reaching questions, such as what does quantum entanglement actually look like, and what does it feel like to be …

Quantum Mechanics

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

Gravitational Waves

These Sneaker Entrepreneurs Are Proof that Footwear Innovation Can Come From Anywhere

A closer look at the men behind Athletic Propulsion Labs.<p>Back in 2010, Ryan and Adam Goldston were working out of a tiny office in southern California and trying to build a following for their upstart footwear brand Athletic Propulsion Labs, which launched just a year prior. Former college …

Shoes

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Physics

Gravity waves and the metaphysics of love

Einstein and Newton were right, but so was Dante. Opposites attract<p>The detection of gravitational waves is a great breakthrough for science, as a finding predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, but it is also something in which non-scientists may rejoice. Fortunately for us …

A deadly virus is wiping out bee populations - and it’s all our fault

Even though we rely extensively on bees for agriculture and other environmental services, we have helped to spread a deadly virus that kills them in …

Chiral magnetic effect generates quantum current

Scientists at the U.S Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have discovered a new way to generate …

Asymmetry

Art, Science, and Folklore Tackle the Mysteries of Human Consciousness

Delve into the oddities of human consciousness at 'States of Mind,' a new exhibit at London's Wellcome Collection.<p><i>Still from Squeezed by Shadows, 2013, Carla MacKinnon © the artist</i><p>Human consciousness: it's something we all share (some of us more than others), yet barely understand. It's a tricky …

Weird

China just hit a nuclear fusion milestone

This was a huge milestone in the decades-long pursuit of controlled nuclear fusion, because if we can produce and hold onto hydrogen plasma for a certain period, we can harness the clean, practically limitless energy that fuels our Sun.<p>Now physicists in China have announced that their own nuclear …

Physics

What's the Point of Being Human? The Best Answer So Far

The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose confidence in ourselves. No other creature on earth has the capacity to redefine itself. We do. How humans gained this ability remains a totally mystery. Looking at physical …

Consciousness