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Baby tree kangaroo takes first steps, decides pouch is better than world

If you can get through this video of a baby tree kangaroo taking its first steps without losing your shit, you're stone cold.<p>Sydney's Taronga Zoo has …

Cute Animals

19 Dogs Who Are Funnier Than They Have Any Right To Be

Funny and adorable.

Road Safety

The $90 Light That Kills Bacteria in Your Kitchen Forever

Cleaning is still an excellent way to rid your kitchen of bacteria, but this LED light takes germ-killing to the next level.<p>There are only so many …

E.coli

The Fewer Friends You Have, The Smarter You Are (Says Science)

I'm not very confident in my friend-keeping abilities. If you compared the number of good friends I have now to the amount I had five years ago, …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analysing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

A mental health expert explains 4 common mistakes people make when dealing with anxiety

I recently wrote an article about five mistakes people with depression make. That post was well-received, so I decided to write a version about anxiety.<p>Here are well-intentioned ways people respond to or think about their anxiety, that actually cause unnecessary suffering or get in the way of doing …

Mental Health

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

Dogs Take Excellent Care of Their Humans, Survey Confirms

Taking care of a dog is a big responsibility, but a major perk is that your pet may be taking care of <i>you</i>, too. A new study on American dog owners …

Pets

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Time Management

16 Small Habits That Could Seriously Improve Your Life Within A Year

H/T Reddit<p>"If you read for 30 minutes every day, that's 3.5 hours a week, which is enough to finish a book every two to four weeks. Depending on what you choose to read, that's 12 to 24 books completed in a year!" —a_tame_zergling<p>"I used to (and still do) have a problem with over-apologizing in …

Twentieth Century-Fox

There Are 7 Types of Near-Death Experiences, According to Science

Depending on your beliefs, the experience of death hovers over our lives like an unknowable but inevitable void.<p>Aside from the well-cited …

The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

Donald Trump

10 shocking things that happen to your body when you're vitamin D deficient

When it comes to our health, we all try our best to manage the essentials, but it happens to all of us — you walk out of your house or apartment on …

Wellness

Not all warning colouration signals toxicity

BRIGHT colours in the natural world are often a warning. In the case of tiger snakes, blue-ringed octopuses, arrow-poison frogs, hornets and many …

37 Cats Who Made 2017 A Little More Bearable

It's been a pretty trash year, but at least we still have cats.

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

Watson and Kiko, Two Very Affectionate Dogs Who Absolutely Adore Harry Their Little Brother Cat

Watson and Kiko are two beautiful golden retrievers who simply adore one another as much as they adore their feline little brother Harry. This …

Brazilian Tattoo Artist Specializes in Concealing Stretch Marks and Circles Under the Eyes with Ink

Although stretch marks are a typical, albeit annoying, part of life, most people wish that they could make them permanently disappear. There is an …

V404 Cygni: Unexpected Magnetic Field Challenges Everything We Know About Black Holes

Astronomers are baffled by a strange jet of particles shooting from a black hole. Observations of the unusual flare contradict current models of …

We need to talk about the Finnish president's dog Lennu, aka the most intensely adorable dog on the planet

Some faces just can’t be ignored, which is why it is most urgent that we drop everything else and engage you in a rather serious convo about the …

Your Dream Volunteer Job Awaits: The Guide Dog Foundation Needs Puppy Raisers Now

No need to pinch yourself — this is reality. There are puppies out there that need you.<p>The Guide Dog Foundation is looking for puppy raisers to help …

Man convinced he's being haunted by ghost baby takes photo that 'makes his heart drop'

Most people have had the feeling they're being watched, or heard things go bump in the night.<p>Sometimes our minds and imaginations can run riot when …

Your house is a gigantic bug habitat, and there’s nothing you can do about it

Print<p>Michelle Trautwein hates to break it to you, but your home belongs to the bugs.<p>They’re in your basement and your attic. They’re scuttling along …

8 Things Pets Secretly Hate About Your Home

We're crazy about our pets, but have you ever asked yourself what your house looks like from your dog or cat’s perspective?If not, it’s time to put …

Pets

Gorgeous Detailed Sculptures of Insects Meticulously Handcrafted Out of Bamboo

Japanese artist Noriyuki Saitoh has created a wonderful world of gorgeous insect sculptures including such specimans as butterflies, cicadas, mantes …

Sculpture

59-Year-Old Dying Chimp Refuses Food, But Then She Recognizes Her Old Caretaker’s Voice

This is Mama, a 59 year-old chimpanzee who was matriarch of the colony at the Royal Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands. The colony is famous as …

Animals

Hamburger Helper reveals the horrifying truth of what’s inside Lefty’s glove

Have you ever wondered about the correct anatomy of Hamburger Helper’s weird mascot, a four-fingered glove with a face named Lefty? If so, there’s …

Biology