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Learn to Live in the Now [Video]

Learn to Live in the Now [Video]

Being mindful means being acutely aware of what is happening now—rather than drifting into the past or musing about the future—without emotionally reacting to these ongoing events.

February 14, 2013 — Ingrid Wickelgren
How to Mend a Broken Heart

How to Mend a Broken Heart

Listen up, Lonely Hearts Club. Before you get all frothy about the holiday that rubs salt in the wounds of your failed attempts at love, take a page out of Beth Croce's book on How to Mend a Broken Heart, will ya?

February 14, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Chocolat Anyone!

Chocolat Anyone!

Most of us enjoy one form or another of chocolate. Sometimes we eat a warm chocolate chip cookie or a good piece of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting with a cold glass of milk (or maybe chocolate milk).

February 14, 2013 — Joel Taylor
"A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for."

"A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for."

A year and a half ago, the decision to pack up shop at ScienceBlogs and begin blogging at Scientific American was an easy one. The inimitable Bora Zivkovic had assembled a blogging dream team, a group of people I respected and admired and couldn't wait to call networkmates.

February 14, 2013 — Christie Wilcox
Whale Sharks in the News: Citizen Science, Migration Revelations and High Fashion

Whale Sharks in the News: Citizen Science, Migration Revelations and High Fashion

Photo by Sue Hickton via Flickr What do the world's biggest fish and the Big Dipper have in common? Believe it or not, the answer is math. One of the same algorithms developed to help astronomers study the stars in the sky is being used to conserve and understand whale sharks ( Rhincodon typus ) under the sea.It turns out that each whale shark has a unique pattern of spots located behind its gills.

February 14, 2013 — John R. Platt
Romance, Continued Fractions, and You

Romance, Continued Fractions, and You

A continued fraction....of love. About a month ago, I awoke from a dream totally psyched about the brilliant blog post I would write for Valentine's Day.

February 14, 2013 — Evelyn Lamb
My Sweaty Valentine

My Sweaty Valentine

It is Valentine’s Day and I want to talk to you about how you smell. This will not be a discussion about how your musky, earthy scent attracts a mate.

February 14, 2013 — Rebecca Guenard
Macaque and Dagger in the Simian Space Race

Macaque and Dagger in the Simian Space Race

Why does the U.S. suspect Iran of faking their monkey space flight? Because we did it first. "Iranian Space Monkey (Espionage)" by Nathaniel Gold It was a blistering hot summer, as it usually is in that part of the world.

February 14, 2013 — Eric Michael Johnson
Interlude: What Vehicles Say About Temperatures Within a Volcanic Blast

Interlude: What Vehicles Say About Temperatures Within a Volcanic Blast

In our previous installment regarding the effects of the May 18th, 1980 Mount St. Helens directed blast on vehicles, we learned a valuable lesson. I will call upon commenter Angusum from Boing Boing to sum up: "The main thing we learn from studying vehicles trapped in the path of a volcanic eruption is that you should try very hard not to get trapped in the path of a volcanic eruption." Indeed.

February 14, 2013 — Dana Hunter

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