Art

A Raja Yoga Practitioner of Almost 50 Years Shares How He Sticks With His Mediation Practice

A Raja Yoga Practitioner of Almost 50 Years Shares How He Sticks With His Mediation Practice

EASY STEPS TO KEEP AT IT WHEN THE WORLD GETS IN THE WAY Illustration: Marilyn Edith Whyland. I’ ve been practicing techniques of raja yoga (royal union) meditation for a long time— 48.5 years, to be exact . It’s an essential part of my life, and it’s helped me become more patient, kind, curious, happy, and fulfilled. And every day, I realize I have more to learn. I often feel like I’m merrily stumbling my way along, tripping over what I thought ... Full story

Education

Reopened schools in Europe and Asia have largely avoided coronavirus outbreaks. They have lessons for the U.S.

Reopened schools in Europe and Asia have largely avoided coronavirus outbreaks. They have lessons for the U.S.

Those experiences and conclusions may offer hopeful guidance to societies still weighing how to get students and teachers back into primary and secondary classrooms. With coronavirus science still iffy, U.S. schools hope to reopen for 56.6 million K-12 students. Still, public health officials and researchers caution that most school reopenings are in their early stages. Much remains unknown about the interaction between children, schools and ... Full story

Economics

Tesla cuts price of Model Y SUV by $3,000, Electrek says

Tesla cuts price of Model Y SUV by $3,000, Electrek says

The Tesla logo is seen on a car in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. (Reuters) - U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Inc ( TSLA.O ) reduced the price of its sports utility vehicle Model Y by $3,000, Electrek bit.ly/327OJoV reported on Saturday. Tesla's mid-sized SUV, which is sold as a Long Range or Performance version - is now priced at $49,990, according to the carmaker's website ... Full story

Entertainment

Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan, son in stable condition - health officials

Indian film star Amitabh Bachchan, son in stable condition - health officials

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s most famous film star Amitabh Bachchan, and his son Abhishek, are in stable condition after testing positive for the coronavirus, a hospital official and government health authorities said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan (L) and his son Abhishek Bachchan pose for a picture during a party of a new Bollywood production company in Mumbai February 28, 2010. REUTERS/Manav Manglani/. The 77-year-old ... Full story

Health

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 248 to 198,804 - RKI

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 248 to 198,804 - RKI

FILE PHOTO: People, some wearing face masks, are seen at a public transport bus stop, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Berlin, Germany, July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch. BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 248 to 198,804, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Sunday. The reported COVID-19 death toll rose by three to 9,063, the ... Full story

Law

2 officers killed in shootout in south Texas border town

2 officers killed in shootout in south Texas border town

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday in a South Texas border town after reportedly responding to a disturbance call, authorities said. The McAllen police officers were shot on the south side of the city and transported to an area hospital, said Lt. Christopher Olivarez, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. A suspect in the shooting was also shot, though that person’s condition was not ... Full story

Living

COVID-19 tests are supposed to be free, but these people got bills for thousands of dollars

COVID-19 tests are supposed to be free, but these people got bills for thousands of dollars

While Congress passed a law to ensure no one would avoid getting tested for the coronavirus because of the cost, experts say loopholes and mix-ups have left some people with big bills to pay. People returning to their jobs also could wind up having to pay for COVID-19 tests, they warned. Miki Kikuta made a trip to Japan in late January, as she does once a year. But this time, she said, she came back seriously ill. "I just got off the plane. I ... Full story

Politics

Fixing U.S. Politics

Fixing U.S. Politics

Although people tend to think of the American political system as a public institution based on high-minded principles, it’s not. Politics behaves according to the same kinds of incentives and forces that shape competition in any private industry. Our elections and our legislative systems are drowning in unhealthy competition: The political-industrial complex wins, and the public interest loses. Business, in pursuing its short-term interests, ... Full story

Sport

For presidents, playing white backlash politics like Donald Trump is a choice

For presidents, playing white backlash politics like Donald Trump is a choice

In two furious speeches over the Fourth of July weekend, President Trump answered the question he had previously fumbled about his reason for seeking reelection. Six months after his first briefing about the coronavirus pandemic, six weeks after the killing of George Floyd, the president has found his platform: white backlash. In his words, he is running to defend “our values” against “anarchists,” “agitators” and “looters.”. Support our ... Full story

Technology

How to Speed Up Your Android Phone

How to Speed Up Your Android Phone

Android smartphones are super fast these days, with high-end processors, RAM, and storage working together to make your smartphone experience snappy. Newer phones running the most updated operating systems like Android 9.0 Pie or Android 10 perform the best. RAM powers your phone’s processor, so the more RAM, the better Android performance. Over time, even the most well-equipped handsets may start to slow down as junk accumulates in the form of ... Full story