Dan Zigmond at his home in Silicon Valley. ROSS MANTLE FOR WIRED AUTHOR: CADE METZ AS WE WALK, Dan Zigmond pulls on a black baseball cap. The sun is high, and the trees give little shade. It’s a big park—stretching across a good nine acres of grass, mulch, shrubs, and gravel paths—but from where we are, it looks much bigger. Beyond the nine acres, all we can see are more trees, more green, and the mountains in the east, so the park seems almost endless. “That always amazes me,” I say. After all, we’re on the roof of the newest … Continue reading What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Buddha’s Diet
Mencius, The Three Moves. Anonymous drawing, China, 20th century. Photo by AKG Images Confucian philosopher Mengzi provides an intriguing (and oddly modern) alternative to Aristotelian accounts of human virtue Bryan W Van Norden is professor of philosophy at Vassar College in New York, and a guest professor at Wuhan University in China. His latest book is Readings in Later Chinese Philosophy (2014), co-edited with Justin Tiwald. A man is hiking in the countryside when he suddenly sees a toddler about to fall into an abandoned well. What will he do? Many people will instinctively run toward the toddler to save him. However, some people will … Continue reading The second sage
Up to 3,000 migrants, many wanting to head to the UK, had set up tents on the pavements close to the Paris Eurostar hub but they were destroyed this morning after riot police moved in. It followed thousands of migrants arriving in the French capital following the razing of the Calais Jungle refugee camp last week. While some 5,000 Jungle residents agreed to be bused to resettlement centres around France, many others headed off independently, saying they still wanted to get to Britain. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html Continue reading Migrant battles on the streets of Paris: Riot police clash with Afghans and Eritreans as they move in to clear up camps in French capital following closure of Calais Jungle
Oct 30, 2016Source: rt.com The defeat of Islamic State militants in their Iraqi stronghold Mosul may spark terrorist attacks across Europe, the head of the German Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, has said. Speaking to German media outlet Deutschlandfunk, Maassen acknowledged that the jihadists “possibly stand with their backs to the wall” and can “effectively face defeat” in the Iraqi city, adding that the BfV is “closely watching the situation in Mosul.” The Iraqi Army and allied militias backed by the US-led coalition launched an operation to retake the country’s second-largest city on October 17. “That … Continue reading ISIS Defeat In Mosul May Lead To More Terrorist Attacks In Europe
By UC Santa Barbara Study by researchers at UC Santa Barbara finds culture a significant factor in motivating eco-friendly behaviors Plenty of people give lip service to solving environmental issues, but what actually leads them to change their behavior? According to research conducted by psychologists at UC Santa Barbara, it may have a lot to do with culture. Individual concern, they suggest, is more strongly associated with motivation to act in countries that espouse individualistic values, while social norms may be stronger in collectivistic societies. Their findings are published in the journal Psychological Science. “It isn’t that people from different … Continue reading The Psychology of Environmentalism
Tourists and Cubans gamble at the casino in the Hotel Nacional in Havana, 1957. Meyer Lansky, who led the U.S. mob’s exploitation of Cuba in the 1950s, set up a famous meeting of crime bosses at the hotel in 1946. (Ralph Morse, LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Best-selling author T.J. English discusses the Mob’s profound influence on Cuban culture and politics in the 1950s By Simon Worrall Smithsonian Journeys Quarterly T. J. English, a best-selling author of books about organized crime, caught the Cuba bug as a child watching Fidel Castro on newscasts. Later he fell under the spell of Cuban music. … Continue reading When the Mob Owned Cuba
by: Amy Goodrich (NaturalNews) Cinnamon is one of the world’s most consumed spices. For thousands of years, it has been prized for its medicinal properties and sweet, warming taste. Aside from sprinkling cinnamon on top of your lattes or adding magic to grandma’s apple pie, researchers have found that consuming this tasty household spice also might enhance learning skills. Scientists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that increased ingestion of cinnamon significantly improved the memory of “poor learning” mice. Recently, their findings were published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology in an article entitled “Cinnamon Converts Poor Learning … Continue reading Did you know that cinnamon can boost intelligence?