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uBeam Declassifies Secrets To Try To Prove Wireless Power Is Possible

It must violate the laws of physics. It must be dangerous. It must be impossible. This is what critics have concluded despite not actually knowing the details behind uBeam’s wireless power technology. So rather than let the rumors swirl, today uBeam revealed a bunch of details about how far, how …

Engineering

uBeam Finally Reveals The Secret Of How Its Wireless Charging Phone Case Works Safely

Cynics have denounced uBeam’s ultrasound wireless charging at-a-distance technology since its first prototype in 2011, in part because it refused to share the particulars for fear of competitors copying it. But today, its founder Meredith Perry unveiled extensive details, research, and safety …

Science Confirms: Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness

Research explores the science of how you become spoiled—and how to prevent that from happening<p>You’re always chasing your next raise—but will it really make you any happier?<p>Wealth may make it harder for you to appreciate simple pleasures, a new study from Spain suggests.<p>And that’s bad news for your …

5 Proven Ways to Feel Happier

Boost your good vibes with these smart strategies<p>And now, the secret to happiness. Are you listening?<p>A Swiss study recently published in <i>Frontiers in Psychology</i> reveals that people with high levels of hope are more likely to score high in life satisfaction. Other traits, including zest, love, and …

The Sex That Women Want When It's Costing Them $400 an Hour

8 surprising things you can learn from male escorts<p>When a woman is paying for an orgasm, there’s really no faking it.<p>Forget your preconceptions and moral biases for or against prostitution. We’re talking simple supply and demand. If a girl is handing a male escort an envelope full of $100 bills, …

5 Unbelievable Ways You Can Get an Orgasm

Your thumb just got a whole lot hotter<p>In the 2002 movie <i>40 Days and 40 Nights</i>, Josh Hartnett plays a guy who pledges to abstain from having sex for that long.<p>It’s a truly forgettable flick in every way, except for one scene: Hartnett’s character gives his girlfriend an orgasm using nothing but a …

How to Have Multiple Orgasms

Yes, it's possible. It just takes some practice.<p>It's possible to have multiple orgasms if you're a guy — it just takes some practice<br>• If you learn to control your ejaculation, you can have multiple non-ejaculatory orgasms<br>• The orgasms won't feel quite as strong as ejaculatory orgasms — but if you want …

6 Ways You Kill Her Orgasm

Make these moves and you'll ruin her night—and the rest of yours<p>She’s right on the edge of ecstasy, and then you do something dumb in bed that derails her pleasure, throws her off her game, and ruins the rest of the night. Some maneuvers may seem innocuous, but they actually distract her from her …

Newfound Alien Planet 'Gliese 832c' May Be Able To Support Life

A newfound alien world might be able to support life — and it's just a stone's throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things.<p>An international team of astronomers has discovered an exoplanet in the star Gliese 832's "habitable zone" — the just-right range of distances that could allow liquid water …

In pictures: Gilbert Legrand's faces in unexpected places

As a child, Gilbert Legrand had "a little obsession". He constantly saw faces in things: clouds, trees, shells on a beach. He remembers inventing toys out of domestic utensils. But it wasn't until 12 years ago that he started sketching them. Legrand, an illustrator by profession, took his sketches …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

4 Warning Signs That Your Life Needs an Overhaul

The environment that we put ourselves has a strong influence on the life that we live. Everything from the people we meet, to the books we read, and …

10 Life Lessons on Asking The Girl of Your Dreams Out

In my time on this planet I’ve learnt many things such as my children will probably have red hair, bad decisions make great stories and that the girl …

You suck! Why criticism is more powerful than praise

As many have noticed, criticism tends to have more impact and stay with you a lot longer than similarly delivered praise (within reason; an arena full of people screaming that they love you isn’t going to have a lesser impact than someone tutting at you if you hold up a queue). The potency of …

11 Alternatives to the Traditional 4-Year College | The Art of Manliness

So far in this series on whether or not college is truly for everyone, we’ve covered both the history of higher ed, and the pros and cons of …

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Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

At 58, Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune that now exceeds $76 billion, but he may also be the most optimistic. In …

Tips And Hacks To Get Better Z's

Because everyone can use a little advice<p>Ready to sleep like a baby and start feeling well-rested? We've got you covered.<p>For the most important things anyone can do for improved shuteye, we contacted Bernie Miller, supervisor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. But because …

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki’s 11th, and supposedly final, feature film hits American theaters. The movie is a departure …

Anime

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Why 'Fake' Snow 'Doesn't Melt'--Because It's Real

It's just science, guys.<p>After a snowstorm hit Atlanta and a good portion of the Eastern Seaboard last week, snarling traffic and stranding many, rumors circulated that it wasn't snow. Some said that it was FAKE snow, either deposited via chemtrails, or made up of psychoactive substances, or …

Explosive.

Change Your Life: Be Honest with Yourself and Make Conscious Choices

<b>“If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.” ~Fay Weldon</b><p>During the last year I have made significant changes. I have changed my …

Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum

If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers, according to data collected on GitHub by the founders of Bitcoin Pulse, a service recently launched that tracks Bitcoin adoption.<p>Bitcoin Pulse …

Want to Live to 100? Eat These Foods

Alas, there are no magic bullets for living to 100. "The best advice is still Michael Pollan's: 'Eat food, not too much,'" says Simin Nikbin Meydani, …

12 Ways to Calm the Overactive Mind

Gregg Prescott, M.S., <i>In5D Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Have you ever laid in bed trying to sleep while a constant stream of thoughts flow through your mind? Do …

How next-gen geothermal could boost the future of energy

Harnessing naturally occurring heat trapped between layers of rock below the earth's surface, geothermal power plants are capable of supplying clean, …

Why We're So Materialistic, Even Though It Doesn't Make Us Happy

No matter who you are, it's easy to get a little caught up in the idea of getting new <i>stuff</i>. Here's a look at <i>why</i> your brain is so materialistic and …

Minimalism

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …