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Becoming Human

Yara Zgheib | Posted 10.30.2015 | Religion
Yara Zgheib

There was once a man who lived in Dadri, an Indian town in Northwest Uttar Pradesh. Most people in Dadri are Hindu, but Mohammad Akhlaq was Muslim. One night, after he had gone to bed, one hundred men stormed his house, dragged him into the street, and stoned him to death.

Maker Faire 2015

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.28.2015 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I've struggled with writing about the Maker Faire for about a month (I'm press- not a journalist). It's easy to gush about the wonders of tech's open pastures, or tougher to diametrically write existentially about future doomsday scenarios, which I admit is much easier for me.

Motivating Wisdom From Will Smith. Read the Actor's Inspiring Quotes

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Last week, Will Smith turned 47. The actor, who has said, "I have a great time with my life and I wanna share it," seems wise beyond his years. Just read what he has imparted during his lifetime.

Imagination: Unlimited and Unfolding...

Debbie Davis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Davis

When we stretch our imagination to think about where we are today, and where we may go: Then, and only then, do we begin to realize our true potenti...

Parkinson's vs. The California Stem Cell Agency: Disease-a-week Challenge #18

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science
Don C. Reed

PD afflicts millions of people around the world, an enormous burden to families and nations. We need to try many ways until we can find the cause, and implement the cure.

Steve Jobs Unmasked ... Finally

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology

Now that we all know the real story, shouldn't we immediately shift all our fawning, adulation and slobbering over to Wozniak? Seems the right thing to do.

Why New Jersey Is the Most Hated State

Jennifer Legra | Posted 08.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jennifer Legra

Apparently, we bang out a lot of tough people here. I guess tough worked for us then, but maybe, New Jersey, you could tone down your tough guy crap now that it isn't needed.

LISTEN: Thomas Edison's Talking Dolls Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.12.2015 | Weird News

Long before the masters of horror were using dolls in movies to scare the bejesus out of us, Thomas Edison unwittingly created one of the first -- and...

Seven Surprising Simple Steps to Success From an Oxford Graduate

Mehdi Toozhy | Posted 04.20.2015 | Education
Mehdi Toozhy

Every day we hear about ways to become happier or stress-free. This person says try yoga, that person says meditate. However, as an Oxford graduate, I've learned there are simple steps to finding success in life.

Film Is Not Dead, Apparently

Sheril Antonio | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Sheril Antonio

For some time now, we've been led to believe that the word film, as it relates to the material initially used to capture moving images, was no longer a factual term.

The Existential Crisis of the Half-Awake State

Amanda Glassman | Posted 03.29.2015 | Science
Amanda Glassman

It's 3 a.m., and my mind is moving at hyperspeed. Plagued by the same thoughts, at this same inconvenient time: Where is my life going? Am I using these precious seconds, minutes, days right? How am I giving back to the world? AM. I. ADEQUATE?

7 Important Rules to Keep Your Dream Alive

Sean Kim | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sean Kim

The difference between those that persevere and those that quit, is that successful people are mentally prepared for what it takes to cross the success line. In other words, they embrace the worst that will inevitably come their way and have the resiliency to continue.

Sometimes Being Wrong Can Be More Valuable Than Being Right

Forbes | George Satell | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

Alexandre Dumas is thought to be the first person who said, “nothing succeeds like success.” Yet hard to know who really said it first. It’s on...

Apple, the Great Innovator? Nope, Sony Is the Original Innovator

Bill_Robinson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Technology

I'm tired of hearing how Apple is the most innovative organization on the planet. Blah, blah, blah.

Four Key Ingredients in the Recipe for Creativity

Nigel Barber | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science
Nigel Barber

Everyone has untapped potential in some creative field. Yet some individuals -- Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs -- have far more of it than others. Apart from genes, there are at least three key environmental factors that affect creative accomplishments.

In Character: The Wizards Who Gave Us Power, with Eric Brach

Jarod Cerf | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Jarod Cerf

Continuous articles in text are fine, sure. But do you ever wonder what the folks who author books sound like, in person? Before the editorial reviews? I'll give you a hint: They're all characters, too.

Overcoming Failure and Disappointment

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.15.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Abraham Lincoln did not let failure or defeat stand in his way. He continued to try again.

If At First You Don't Succeed

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Many of the women who changed America, and who have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, met significant adversity along their paths.

Onegin: The Perfect Libretto

Daron Hagen | Posted 09.29.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

Kenneth Schermerhorn and I raised our glasses. "To Art," I began. "To Life," he replied. "To the collision of the two," I said. "Ah," he sighed, smiling, "now there is where the trouble begins." And, to that, we drank.

Here Comes (Finally!) the Damn Tesla Museum

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

All over America, you can find museums honoring Thomas Edison. But nowhere in his adopted country is there a structure dedicated to the inventor arguably more important than Edison in the creation of our modern era -- Nikola Tesla.

POLL: Who Was The Better Inventor?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 07.11.2014 | Science

Nikola Tesla would have celebrated his 158th birthday yesterday (July 10). The Serbian-American scientist was a brilliant and eccentric genius whose...

Thomas Edison's Reaction To His Factory Burning Down Shows Why He Was So Successful | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business

When tragedy strikes, you must accept that it has happened and that you cannot change the past. Finding the opportunity to overcome a challenge ultim...

How to Eliminate Downed Power Lines

Stewart Wolpin | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Stewart Wolpin

What's shocking about the parallels between our recent blizzard series and the Great White Hurricane is what New York City did 125 years ago that perhaps the rest of the country, or at least those in weather damage susceptible areas, ought to do as well.

The Technology of Dreaming

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Technology
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

A sure way to make yourself less productive is to artificially limit your individual sleep needs. We can't do without sleep. But can we do without dreams? The scientific evidence is less clear on this point.

East Village Christmas Lights

Cody Lyon | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

Here in the big city of lights, where it's always bright and new holiday displays often burn brighter than Broadway, a set of old, twinkling lights had whispered and gotten his attention.