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Modern Industrial Japanese Home Redefines Boundaries of Style and Space

Finding the balance between the right style, functionality and smart utilization of space is often the biggest challenge when designing a modern …

Interior Design

Tiny Transforming Apartment Is Like a Dozen Homes in One

This 309-square-foot apartment makes the most of every single inch.<p>There is a general, obnoxious rule when it comes to real estate. Size, location, reasonable price: pick two. But while living in a hip neighborhood in the middle of a city might mean you'll have to settle for an apartment that has …

15 Websites That Will Heighten Your Emotional Intelligence

Nearly three decades later, emotional intelligence continues to set the standard for leadership and performance. Take advantage of these practical resources to increase your EQ.<p>When emotional intelligence (EQ) research arrived on the scene in the 90s, it proved that people of average-intelligence …

Emotional Intelligence

Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab

Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis kit is here and ready for the in-home lab.<p>Normally you’d order a kit somewhere like 23andMe, …

Genetics

11 Hotels to Visit Before You Decorate Your Home

What better souvenir to bring home than a little decor inspiration?<p>Have you ever loved a hotel so much that you've been tempted to stay inside all day instead of actually exploring the city? We certainly have. While it's always nice to escape to a place where there's maid service, there are some …

Low-income Americans can no longer afford rent, food, and transportation

Low-income Americans are experiencing a staggering price hike in housing costs — a change that makes it sometimes impossible to afford basic necessities.<p>A new Pew Charitable Trusts analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that in 2013, low-income Americans spent a median of $6,897 …

Housing

I retired abroad at age 29 for less money than I ever thought I'd need

The math behind financial independence is simple: you need 25 times your annual expenses to never have to work for money, ever again.<p>This calculation comes from the thorough Trinity Study, which defines the safe withdrawal rate based on historical returns, that will allow your portfolio to never …

Retirement

Does your cat have an accent?

A group of animal behaviorologists believe cats may pick up regional “accents” from their owners and that there may even be several dialects of cat in different parts of the same country.<p>The scientists, from the University of Lund, in Sweden, will spend the next five years recruiting cats from …

This "simple" chart of the war in Syria shows it's actually mind-bogglingly complicated

Syria's civil war started out simply: local rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad's government for control of the country. But over the past five years, the war has gotten unbelievably complicated, with all sorts of different actors — including Iran, ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Kurdish fighters — joining the …

Middle East

A neuroscientist is running a ‘Pirate Bay for scientists’ — and it is offering free access to 48 million academic papers

Sci-Hub is the brainchild of Alexandra Elbakyan, a neuroscientist from Kazakhstan who is now based in Russia.<p>When she was writing her thesis in 2009, Elbakyan found it difficult to access the research she needed to complete her work, as she needed to download many papers, and each paper retailed …

Social Sciences

Want your genome analysed? Proceed with caution

<i>This article was taken from the March 2016 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Genetics

NASA is giving away these awesome futuristic posters of the cosmos

What would it be like to tour our solar system and beyond?<p>Check out them out below below.<p>You can download the high-resolution PDFs for free here and print them out.

Posters

Anonymous Plans 'Trolling Day' Against ISIS

Anonymous announced Monday that it will carry out an ‘Official ISIS Trolling Day’ on Dec. 11. The group plans to hack Twitter, Facebook and YouTube …

Syria

Tokyo's disaster tips, from earthquakes to terrorism – in pictures

The Tokyo Disaster Preparedness Guide shows you, among other things, how to stockpile properly, how to make a spoon out of a milk carton, and generally what to do when the big one hits. Includes advice on ‘accepting death’

Japan

Safe Stocks Yielding 5% (or More) Do Exist -- Here Are 5 of Them

Looking for a high yield and low risk? If so then our contributors think that these 5 stocks should be on your radar.<p>With interest rates still …

Investing

Portraits of a Man Blending Into World Landmarks

“Lost in Wonder” is a new project by New York-based artist Trina Merry, who’s known for blending body art and photography to depict the human body in …

Machu Picchu

Here's how much millennials are earning annually across the US

Millennials came of age during a tough economic time: Student debt has reached an all-time high, and the job market is more competitive than ever. As a result, young people today aren't earning as much money as their parents did when they were young. So how much are they making?<p>Using data from the …

Demographics

Deal Alert: WOW Air $99 Flights to Iceland, $233 Total Roundtrip!

WOW air’s $99 one-way fares to Europe are back, from Boston giving you the chance to fly to Iceland and other destinations in Europe on the cheap. …

RANKED: The 20 hottest destinations for vacation and retirement home buyers

From the bustling streets of Argentina to the relaxing coasts of Barbados, see the hottest places for a home away from home below.

Dominican Republic

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid …

Self-improvement

Why a Novel on War With China Has the Pentagon Talking

History may have played out differently if world leaders had listened to the warnings of an author in 1914. Problems the world would soon face were …

War

Two Gay Men Who Fled ISIS Just Made U.N. History

"ISIS are also professional when it comes to tracking gay people," one gay Iraqi man told a historic session of the U.N. Security Council. "They hunt them down one by one. ... And it's like dominoes. If one goes, the others will be taken down too."<p>UNITED NATIONS — Three months after arriving in the …

Tim Cook just made a funny joke about marriage in front of 20,000 Cisco employees

Cisco's annual sales conference in Las Vegas hosted an unusual guest: Tim Cook.<p>The sales conference is where Cisco gathers its throng of 20,000 sales people and fires them up in the new fiscal year. CEO Chuck Robbins drove the crowd wild by launching the conference with a big announcement, that …

Cisco Systems

Is The United States Still The Best Country In The World? Think Again

Brooklyn College – Department of Business Management<p>State University of New York (SUNY), Empire State College<p>June 24, 2015<p><b>Abstract:</b><p>This paper …

A Periodic Table Surprise: The One Element In Stars That Isn't On Earth

When it comes to the elements in the periodic table found throughout the Universe, it’s only the first two that originated from the Big Bang: hydrogen and helium. Everything else was formed from stars, whether:<p>fused in their cores, from lighter elements into heavier ones,<br>• built in supernovae, where …

Universe

Your Lost Airline Luggage Probably Ended Up at This Store

The Unclaimed Baggage Store in Alabama stocks around 6,000 items daily.<p>If you’ve ever wondered where your lost airline baggage in the U.S. ended up, there’s a good chance it’s Alabama. More precisely, the Unclaimed Baggage Center, a retail store filled with treasures from unfortunate travelers’ …

5 Pieces of Free Post Production Software for Photographers

Free software. In the past, this phrase to many of us suggested, poor quality, clunky and inefficient. Time have changed however and in the …

21 US destinations where it's legal to drink outside

But most of America is missing out on this prime social outdoor drinking with its pesky container laws.<p>We've found 21 places in the US where it's legal to drink outdoors.

Alcohol