The universe is full of things that are either too big or too small to see with the naked eye. It takes powerful imaging technology — huge telescopes or electron microscopes — to convert these objects into size we can actually comprehend. That’s why this image taken by David Nadlinger from the University of Oxford is so impressive. He took a picture of an atom using an ordinary camera, and the result is mindblowing.
The discovery could help scientists better understand the space-time ripples called gravitational waves.
— Read on news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/black-hole-stellar-binary-stars-milky-way-galaxy/
Breathing is usually an unconscious activity. You might never give a second thought to proper breathing technique or the quality of your breath — the breath just happens of its own accord. But practicing breathing exercises may provide a number of benefits, such as relaxation or increased energy. Yogis use specific …
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“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way”
What if money were no object? What would you do? How would you spend your life?
“This isn’t all some far-out psychedelic rambling. (Even if it was, we’d still be here for it.) As bonkers as it may sound, Scharf argues that his thought experiment could explain the most mysterious cosmic phenomena. Take our dear ol’ elusive friend, dark matter. This unseen stuff makes up 27 percent of the observable universe, but virtually everything else about it is famously unknown. Based on the assumptions and predictions of cosmologists and astronomers, dark matter could be much more complicated than we’re ready to understand. Inconsistencies between dark matter models and observations only back that up.”
“The Health Benefits of Altruism Over the past few decades, scientists have studied the health benefits of selflessness, often referred to as “helper’s high.” Those who volunteer have lower rates of depression, lower mortality rates, higher self-esteem, and greater functional ability than those who do not volunteer. A 2005 study showed that volunteers actually experience greater benefits than the people receiving their support. So what’s going on? In the simplest form, when we give to others selflessly (not expecting anything in return), our brains release dopamine, serotonin, and lots of other happy hormones that make you feel warm and tingly inside.”
Interesting article on a 45 year study on gifted kids.
The psychologist Carol Dweck has found that successful people tend to keep what’s known as a “growth mindset” as opposed to a “fixed mindset.” They view themselves as fluid, changing beings that can adapt and grow — they are not static.
“If you want to go far, borrow the mindset known in Zen Buddhism as shoshin, or learner’s mind. That means you don’t pretend to know it all but are open to learning and growth and development, with a mind that’s fresh and enthusiastic and free of bias. Experience holds lessons for us all, but you have to remain teachable to take advantage of them.”
1. Successful people don’t take failure too seriously
2. Successful people accept who they are and what they are about
3. Successful people set goals and work to achieve them
4. Successful people don’t leave things to chance
5. Successful people don’t let themselves get sidetracked by problems
6. Successful people are decisive
7. Successful people are continually learning