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18 Apps Every Creative And Artist Type Should Download Right Now Mobile devices like iPads and Androids have transformed the way we experience boredom. No longer is a wayward commuter forced to play Snake or Tetris, occupying themselves in a hardly satisfying, and utterly pixelated virtual reality. The tablet or smart phone-wielding travelers can now immerse themselves in an entire library of art and culture-related distractions, finding solace in everything from a Vincent van Gogh game to a digital version of the Louvre. Just this week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a 140-year-old cultural stalwart of New York City, went the way of the future and introduced an iPhone app. Described as “exceedingly simple and modest“ by Forbes, the move to make art more accessible is something we can’t help but love.

Allergy and Infectious Diseases The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world. NIAID is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). FBI Nat. Press room At a hearing before a House Appropriations Subcommittee this morning, FBI Director James B. Comey laid out the Bureau’s budget request for fiscal year 2015 and summarized the various efforts this funding supports. Also this morning, FBI Criminal Investigative Division Acting Assistant Director Michael T. Harpster briefed a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Bureau’s efforts to combat child sex trafficking.

Opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court What's New The Chief Justice’s 2013 Year-End Report. A new exhibition, Capturing Justice: Judicial Portraits by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, has been installed on the ground floor. The Court has adopted a revised version of the Rules of the Court to take effect July 1, 2013. Members of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the U. S. should inform the Court immediately of any address, name or other status changes by forwarding a letter that includes counsel’s name and date-of-birth to: Graduate Certificate in Advanced Conflict Resolution Practice Programs Graduate Certificate in Advanced Conflict Resolution Practice The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Conflict Resolution Practice offers students the fundamentals of applied conflict resolution and advanced training in the conflict resolution “skill-set.”

13 Things Mindful People Do Differently Every Day It may have started as a trend among Silicon Valley tech companies, but mindfulness seems to be here to stay for all of us. 2014 has been called the "year of mindful living," and in the past several months, mindfulness has made headlines in seemingly every major print publication and news site. No longer an activity reserved for the new age set, the public is looking to mindfulness as an antidote to stress and burnout, technology addiction and digital distractions, and a sense of time famine and constant busyness. More and more research is legitimizing the practice, demonstrating that it may be an extremely effective intervention for a wide range of physical and mental health problems. But beyond the buzz, what does it really mean to be a mindful person -- and what do they do differently every day to live more mindfully? Mindfulness, the practice of cultivating a focused awareness on the present moment, is both a daily habit and a lifelong process.

Education Feature ASHG announces DNA Day essay contest winner Rachel Gleyzer, a tenth grade student at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, N.J., took first place this year in the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) ninth Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. Her essay explored the role genetics and the environment play in absolute pitch (AP), a person's ability to accurately and instantly identify a musical tone's pitch. Read more The USA Science and Engineering Festival is coming! The White House Opening the Doors to the White House President Obama is committed to making this the most open and participatory administration in history. Learn How You Can Participate

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