How To Live With Less & Turn It Into More

How To Live With Less & Turn It Into More

Apr 15

Alex Pino writes: “I like small and tiny houses because they offer us the freedom to live life how we want. For me, it’s all about less clutter/stuff, and more freedom/choices. Would you be willing to agree on that? You can choose to spend more time with your family, do the work you love, and have enough money left over to enjoy life with the people you love. Although more and more people are choosing to live this way, it’s not usually the most popular way to go about life in the everyday world. So here are three tips on how to deal with people who don’t agree with your lifestyle choices…”

The Dark Side Of iPhones & iPads

The Dark Side Of iPhones & iPads

Jan 17

Almost all of the major electronics manufacturers make their stuff in China. One difference with Apple, though, is the magnitude of the company’s profit margin and profits. Apple could afford to pay its manufacturers more or hold them to higher standards and still be extremely competitive and profitable…

The Year’s Most Memorable Quotes

The Year’s Most Memorable Quotes

Dec 19

Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School, has released his sixth annual list of the most notable quotations of the year…

Top 25 Stories

Top 25 Stories

Dec 05

Top 25 Stories. Most Visited Sections. Other Important Stories.

Will Human Beings Achieve Immortality Before The End Of The Century?

Will Human Beings Achieve Immortality Before The End Of The Century?

Oct 31

A growing number of creditable scientists are convinced that humanity will achieve virtual immortality before the end of the century…

Great Ideas: TikTok+LunaTik

Great Ideas: TikTok+LunaTik

Mar 08

Scott Wilson and MINIMAL’s TikTok+LunaTik designs transform Apple’s iPod nano into cool must-have multi-touch watches and become the highest funded project in Kickstarter.com history…

NDE: 40 Insightful Articles About Near Death Experiences

NDE: 40 Insightful Articles About Near Death Experiences

Sep 22

While a few of the articles and websites included here are grossly biased and uninformed, this list provides a worthwhile introduction to current research and perspectives concerning near-death experiences (and related phenomena)…

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Aug 14

Today’s Quote: “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is...

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Aug 08

Today’s Quote: “Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?” — Steve Jobs Today’s Most Important Stories, Information & Links: • Iran Charges Dozens With Helping Western Plot (Reuters) • Spiritual Sex: Ecstatic Love Beyond The Physical (Huffington Post) • “Transcendent Sex: When Lovemaking Opens the Veil” By Jenny Wade (book) • “I bought the DVD, watched it,...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Aug 05

Today’s Quote: “I want to put a ding in the universe.” — Steve Jobs (Apple Co-Founder & CEO) Today’s Most Important Stories, Information & Links: • Follow @iyeshe on Twitter for live updates from #Brasil2020 • Watching TV: Even Worse for Kids Than You Think (Time) • Murdoch’s News Corp Intends To Charge For All Of Its News Web Sites (Market Watch) • Psychological...

Jordan Peterson: 12 Rules for Life (Updated)

Jordan Peterson: 12 Rules for Life (Updated)

Jun 18

Peterson’s primary goal was to examine why individuals, not simply groups, engage in social conflict, and to model the path individuals take that results in atrocities like the Gulag, the Auschwitz concentration camp and the Rwandan genocide. Peterson considers himself a pragmatist, and uses science and neuropsychology to examine and learn from the belief systems of the past and vice versa, but his theory is primarily phenomenological. In the book, he explores the origins of evil, and also posits that an analysis of the world’s religious ideas might allow us to describe our essential morality and eventually develop a universal system of morality…

The Cokeville Miracle

The Cokeville Miracle

Jun 25

On May 16, 1986, a deranged couple entered the Cokeville Elementary School. They took those inside hostage and detonated a bomb in a first grade classroom. While the couple died, the 167 people — 150 children and 17 adults — they took hostage all miraculously survived. How? The children claimed that angels came down through the ceiling of classroom and protected them…

Powerful, Life-Changing Near-Death Experience Quotes (Updated)

Powerful, Life-Changing Near-Death Experience Quotes (Updated)

Feb 12

A collection of powerful, life-changing quotes from people who have had near-death experiences, as well as those who have researched this very important topic…

Why Smart Meters Are A VERY Bad Idea (& What You Can Do To Avoid Them)

Why Smart Meters Are A VERY Bad Idea (& What You Can Do To Avoid Them)

Mar 30

Smart meters are “an eco-health-safety-finance debacle with the potential to increase energy consumption, endanger the environment, harm public health, diminish privacy, make the national utility grid more insecure, cause job losses, and make energy markets more speculative”…

The Dark Science of Addictive Junk Food

The Dark Science of Addictive Junk Food

Mar 04

The public and the food companies have known for decades now that sugary, salty, fatty foods are not good for us in the quantities that we consume them. So why are the diabetes and obesity and hypertension numbers still spiraling out of control? It’s not just a matter of poor willpower on the part of the consumer and a give-the-people-what-they-want attitude on the part of the food manufacturers. Instead, there has been a conscious effort — taking place in labs and marketing meetings and grocery-store aisles — to get people hooked on foods that are convenient and inexpensive…

The Dark Side of the FDA

The Dark Side of the FDA

Aug 02

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is often accused of serving industry at the expense of consumers. But even FDA defenders are shocked by reports this week of an institutionalized FDA spying program on its own scientists, lawmakers, reporters and academics that included an enemies list of “actors” and collaborators…

U.S. Post Office Near Default; May Have To Shut Down This Winter

U.S. Post Office Near Default; May Have To Shut Down This Winter

Sep 06

The United States Postal Service has long lived on the financial edge, but it has never been as close to the precipice as it is today: the agency is so low on cash that it will not be able to make a $5.5 billion payment due this month and may have to shut down entirely this winter unless Congress takes emergency action to stabilize its finances…

U.S. Farmers Fear The Return Of The Dust Bowl

U.S. Farmers Fear The Return Of The Dust Bowl

Mar 08

Happy’s problem is that it has run out of water for its farms. Now Happy is the harbinger of a potential Dust Bowl unseen in America since the Great Depression. ‘In the 1950s a lot of wells were drilled, and the water went down.’ Those wells were drilled into a geological phenomenon called the Ogallala Aquifer. It is an underground lake of pristine water formed between two and six million years ago, in the Pliocene age, when the tectonic shifts that pushed the Rocky Mountains skywards were still active. It stretches all the way down the eastern slope of the Rockies from the badlands of South Dakota to the Texas Panhandle. It does not replenish. After the Dust Bowl (the result of a severe drought and excessive farming in the early 1930s), that the US Geological Survey worked out that the watering holes were clues to the Ogallala, now believed to be the world’s largest body of fresh water. With new technology the wells could reach the deepest water, and from the early 1950s the boom was on. Some of the descendants of Dust Bowl survivors became millionaire landowners. ‘Since then,’ says David Brauer of the US Agriculture Department agency, the Ogallala Research Service, ‘we have drained enough water to half-fill Lake Erie of the Great Lakes.’ Billions upon billions of gallons — or, as they prefer to measure it, acre-feet of water, each one equivalent to a football field flooded a foot deep — have been pumped. ‘The problem,’ he goes on, ‘is that in a brief half-century we have drawn the Ogallala level down from an average of 240ft to about 80.’…

16 U.S. Cities That Could Face Bankruptcy In 2011

16 U.S. Cities That Could Face Bankruptcy In 2011

Dec 23

2011 will be the year of the municipal default. At least that’s what analysts like Meredith Whitney predict, as do bond investors that have been fleeing the muni market…

News: Chinese Build World’s Fastest Computer

News: Chinese Build World’s Fastest Computer

Oct 31

A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower. The computer, known as Tianhe-1A, has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee…