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The Importance of Just Starting

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself.”<p>When Bonnie Ware, a nurse who cared for patients in their final weeks, published the most …

5 Ways to Get Closure—Without Talking to Your Ex

“I just need closure.” These words are way too familiar to anyone who's gone through a bad breakup. As you spend your first newly single days sobbing …

Our 24 favorite military movies everyone should see

Few things have the power to transport people as the cinema.<p>Who can forget Robert Williams' "Good morning, Vietnam" to Marine Corps DI Hartman's memorable quotes.<p>The following list is of our favorite military movies.

17 Part-Time Jobs to Do While Your Kids Are at School

Balancing parenting and work can be a challenge, especially if you have young children. With school days ending in the early afternoon, many working …

Google Doodle celebrates the 90th anniversary of Indian cartoonist Mario Miranda

Google marked the 90th birth anniversary of celebrated Indian cartoonist Mario Miranda with a doodle that pays homage to his characteristically …

Why It's So Hard to Get Rid of Your Clutter

There's a reason Marie Kondo's book, <i>The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>, has sold millions of copies and dominated the bestseller lists since its …

Minimalism

Exclusive: 'Unforgivable' failings in end-of-life care revealed as 40,000 dying patients subject to secret 'do not resuscitate' orders every year

As many as 40,000 patients a year are having “do not resuscitate orders” secretly imposed on them without their families ever being told, it can be disclosed.<p>A national audit of dying patients has highlighted a failure by authorities to tell relatives of plans put in place for their loved ones.<p>It …

These animals are helping to reveal the biological origins of rhythm

For Irena Schulz, one of those moments happened on an otherwise ordinary day in August, 2007.<p>Schulz lived in Schererville, Ind., where she managed a sanctuary for abandoned parrots.<p>A man named Dane Spudic came by with a young male Eleonora cockatoo called Snowball — a striking creature with …

Free Loaders: There’s A Storm Coming

A series of bizarre typhoons struck coastlines in dozens of countries last week in a global phenomenon many are calling the ‘Ludum Storm’. The …

PC Gaming

Why You Should Talk to Strangers

Picture it: You’re alone in a coffee shop, mindlessly scanning the newspaper. Or you’re on a flight, wishing away the countless hours between you and …

Psychology

The Biggest Judgment Error You Don't Know You're Making

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a lifelong student of psychology, when the principles of human behavior spring to life around me, I typically respond with equal parts interest and glee. But a few weeks ago, I was on the receiving end of a psychological …

Psychology

What I Learned Living In Japan For A Year

Long before Korea dominated as Asia’s beauty powerhouse, Japan was at the forefront of cutting-edge cosmetics and skin care. The country boasts …

Japan

The Last Samurai In Rare Photos From 1800s

The Meiji Restoration of 1868 took power from the warlords that had been the de facto rulers of Japan and consolidated it under the Emperor Meiji. …

Complex Ideas Can Automatically Enter Consciousness

<b>It’s difficult to look at pictures of cars shown on a computer and then keep yourself from saying “car” inside your head the next time one shows up</b> …

Consciousness

Trees Are Even More Amazing Than We Realized

Trees, is there anything they can’t do? Doubtful. Let’s see: producing half the world’s oxygen, providing habitat for millions of species, creating …

Why Consumer Intent Is More Powerful Than Demographics

Marketers who rely only on demographics to reach consumers risk missing more than 70% of potential mobile shoppers. Why? Because demographics rarely …

How to become luckier, according to science

Ever had a run of bad luck? It feels like the world is actively conspiring against you.<p>Ever wonder if you can improve your luck? And I don't mean …

This Video Game Teaches You To Design Patterns With Math

Iranian game maker Mahdi Bahrami’s Engare allows users to create their own intricate patterns found in Islamic art and architecture.<p>The intricate geometric patterns of Islamic art are not only visually stunning, they’re also some of the earliest examples of algorithmic art. Artisans would generate …

Mathematics

Masters At Work: Harley-Davidson Street Build Off, Japan

Despite the often-impenetrable language problem, we’re always keeping an eye on the Japanese custom scene. Even though the Western ‘alt moto’ scene is exploding, the top-flight Japanese builders are still setting the pace.<p>In Japan, Harley-Davidson has been running the same dealer-based Battle Of …

Motorcycles

Why Self Care Is So Important

You’re overwhelmed at work. You have a ton of projects piling up at home, and your calendar is packed with overdue tasks. To make room for all of …

selfcare

Why Your Idea Of Success Might Be Making You Miserable

We may be squeamish around talk of building “moral character.” But ethical behaviors might make us happier than productive ones.<p>People desire excellence. We want to be healthier, well-liked, and successful. So we soak up articles instructing us how to get promoted, be more productive, and become …

Self-improvement

Ricky Gervais Slams Modern Filmmaking As 'Homogenised, Safe, Made By Committee'

The comedian says his film 'Special Correspondents' is like a throwback comedy.<p>Ricky Gervais has slammed the process of modern filmmaking as “very …

Comedy

Why the Right Answer to the Wrong Question Is Still the Wrong Answer

You have to start with figuring out what problem you're solving, instead of searching for the answer.<p>I recently read an article by another Inc columnist, Jeff Bercovici, about what former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason learned after leaving the company.<p>In the article, Mason says, "It turns out you can't …

Business Strategy

Why It’s Time to Start Saying ‘No’

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

10 Amazing Anime Movies of 2016

In 2016 there is no question but that the medium of anime is about as mainstream as it is going to get in the West, although Anglo countries lag …

The Best Women’s Base Layers and Thermal Underwear

In our quest to find the best women’s base-layer top and bottom, we sent seven testers skiing, running, rock climbing, cabin lounging, and more in 18 …

Backpacking

To Recover Faster from Rejection, Shift Your Mindset

Everyone knows what rejection feels like. It’s a universal (and universally disliked) experience, but it’s one that we each experience differently. For the most part, people are pretty good at moving on with their lives — even better than they might guess. Sometimes, though, getting rejected hurts …

Psychology

Ford just made cop-spotting a whole lot harder

<b>Update, October 3:</b> <i>This story has been updated to include yet another light bar that makes its cop cars that much harder to spot.</i><p>Car enthusiasts occasionally pride themselves on being able to pick out police cars from far away. I don't condone speeding, but if you ignore my wishes, it's a good idea …

Britain's Covert War in Yemen: A VICE News Investigation | VICE News

In a rural valley in southern Yemen lies Wadi Rafad, a collection of farms 50 miles from the provincial capital of Ataq. Amid an arid landscape dotted with lemon orchards and cornfields, villagers were used to the peace being disturbed by the buzzing of US drones flying overhead. But on the …

Rare hand-colored photos of Japanese samurai in the late 1800s

Samurai<p>The last of feudal Japan's deadly warriors<p>1881<p>The military-nobility caste known as <i>samurai</i> — roughly meaning “those who serve” — emerged in …