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Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental meditation (TM) just might be better than practicing incessantly hours on end, according to U.S. neuroscientist Dr. Fred Travis. He claims that highly successful people have highly integrated minds. The connections between different areas of their brains are powerful, their attention sharp, and their reaction time to a...

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Stomp - Straits Times Online Mobile Print

No matter the country, most people the world over seem fascinated with the rich, the famous, and the beautiful (talent optional). The masses never seem to get enough “news” on their favorite celebrity. And thanks to human nature, the most marketable stories, photos, and videos of these famous few...

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Crowdfunding Help

Seeking donations for social causes, a co-worker’s medical procedure, your kid’s school trip, etc., isn’t anything particularly new. Doing so to help with legal predicaments, a bit less common but am still aware of. Using a platform like crowdfunding to do so to legally defend yourself from the leader...

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Fukuppy by Fukushima Industries

It was in October of last year that Fukushima Industries Corp. released to the public its new company mascot, “Fukuppy.” Sure, have a laugh… but this (a combination of the company founder’s name and “happy” it is believed) is simply following in the long, proud, and nonsensical Japanese tradition...

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water-china

Where? China. Says who? The Chinese state-run media. ZeroHedge is reporting that state-run media in China has said that 60% of China’s tap water is unfit to drink. These polluted waters were monitored in 203 cities across China where they received a rating of either “very poor” or “relatively...

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chineset-tourists

Thailand’s Chiang Mai University has a problem. Not with potential terrorism. Not with protestors. And not even with unruly students. But with Chinese tourists. It appears a Chinese movie called “Lost in Thailand” is causing headaches for one of Thailand’s top universities. A 2012 slapstick comedy that became China’s...

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