Alex Westerlund

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Your Brain Has A “Shuffle” Button–Here’s How To Use It

Having breakthrough ideas means priming your brain with lots of raw material for it to rummage through at random.<p>In the early 1890s, everybody wanted the newest technological marvel. Democratic and affordable, the bicycle could cut people’s commute to work in half and enable them to enjoy the …

A Cabin Getaway in the Adirondack Mountains

It doesn’t get much better than staying in a quiet lakeside cabin. Growing up in Otter Tail County, a county that has more lakes than any other …

88 satellites will launch on Valentine's Day to image the entire Earth every day

On Valentine's Day, instead of chowing down on chocolates, a group of engineers and scientists are going to get pancakes and a rocket …

Landsat

15 science-backed tips to get someone to fall in love with you

Candy hearts, lavish flower arrangements, and boxes of chocolate line the shelves of stores, waiting to be purchased by lovebirds for their Valentine.<p>But if you don't have a partner to celebrate with on February 14th — and you'd like that to change — don't despair. We've got you covered.<p>In the …

Love

Man asks friends to send him anywhere in the world — here's what happened

Losing your job is never good, but one man turned his layoff into a life-changing adventure.<p>Alex Strand found himself unemployed in December after his company, the camera maker GoPro, shut down his entire division.<p>The 32-year-old media producer, who lives in San Francisco, knew he’d have to look …

20 holiday destinations the experts say not to miss | CNN Travel

I Asked a Psychopath How to Stop Caring About Rejection

As Dr. James Fallon describes, "When I get rejected, I feel bad for like negative-two seconds. I just don't give a shit."<p>I recently went on a date with a beautiful and smart girl who laughed at all my jokes and then never replied to my texts. I walked away from the date thinking <i>nailed it!</i> while I …

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Finally, A Made-To-Measure Suit That Doesn't Cost A Fortune

INDOCHINO's record-breaking year-over-year growth has made one thing clear: guys everywhere are looking for an affordable suit that looks as good as …

5 Ways to Tell If Someone Is Untrustworthy

Trust is the superglue of relationships, but if you spot these behaviors, it's time to find a new partner to do business with.<p>I'm going to ask you to trust me on this. It's a lesson I've learned the hard way, and it may be one of the most important ones I have to pass on.<p>It's been said that the …

The 21 countries with the best quality of life in the world for expats

The countries with the best quality of life in the world have a good work-life balance, access to quality healthcare, education, and infrastructure, as well as cost of living and career opportunities.<p>Great weather helps.<p>In a new survey by InterNations, the world's largest network for people who …

Travel by Train Across Canada for Just $349

If recent events have got you thinking of moving up north to the land of snow and maple syrup, you’re not alone. And while Canada <i>is</i> the spectacular …

26 places you should visit before they disappear forever

But because of climate change and human carelessness, some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 years — or even sooner.<p>From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than …

National Parks

The Secret of Writing

It's hard to explain how much one can love writing. If people knew how happy it can make you, we would all be writing all the time. It's the greatest …

How to Live with Purpose if You Don’t Have a Clue

How I stay focused every day<p>“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor …

Scientists Create A New Kind Of Matter: Time Crystals

The crystals' patterns repeat not in space, but in time.<p>Crystals are structures in which a pattern of atoms or molecules repeats in space. Now, two teams of researchers have figured out that crystals' repeating patterns can also exist through time. These "time crystals," detailed in a new paper in …

Want To Be Happy? Science Says Strip Your Clothes Off

If you want a happy New Year, research suggests that you should make it a “nude” year. According to a study from the University of London, the key to a happy life starts with removing all of your itchy clothes. They determined that people who partake in nudist or naturalist behaviors tend to lead …

Cuba is changing rapidly

Within a few months more has changed here than in the past few decades. Cuba, the last "socialist paradise" is opening up to the west - and thereby …

Adventure Travel Experiences that take you to Thrilling New Highs

If you’re an adventure lover like me, this list of adrenaline-pumping, thrilling travel ideas in nature will give your idea of green travel a bold …

Travel along the roads of Argentina in this incredible video

If you’re considering taking a road trip, this video may be all the inspiration you need. Guillaume Juin, a French filmmaker, recently took a road trip in Argentina and turned his travels into an incredible video documenting the roads of the South American country.<p>ROADS OF ARGENTINA from Guillaume …

10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Even for someone trying to break a record for visiting every country in the world, travel is about more than just ticking places off a list.<p>Planning …

National Parks

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

A super-cool science story about a really cold thing

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Absolute zero” isn't just cold — it's still. It is the point at which the motion of the atoms that make up an object stops completely, when the object has no energy left to give.<p>The rules of physics say it's impossible to …

Physics

Earth's Skies Are Violet, We Just See Them As Blue

Why is the sky blue? It’s a common question asked by children, and the simple answer is that blue light is scattered by our atmosphere more than red light, hence the blue sky. That’s basically true, but then why don’t we see a violet sky?<p>The blue sky we observe depends upon two factors: how …

Earth

10 Spectacular Places in Canada to Visit Now

The cold country will be a hot destination this year.<p>Canada will be a <i>hot</i> destination in 2017. Both The New York Times and Lonely Planet have ranked the country as the #1 place to visit this year, and Princess Kate and Prince William took a highly-publicized tour of the country in the fall.<p>Convinced …

National Parks

Where to Travel in 2017- Top Travel Bloggers Share Their Favorite Destinations

If you’re anything like me as soon as the fireworks and celebrations of New Year’s end the search for where to go in the coming year begins. I …

12 Great Places to Go in 2017—and How to Do Them on a Budget

How to Be Limitless in Real Life

14 Mental Hacks and Techniques<p>In the movie 2011 movie Limitless the main character takes a clear pill (NZT) which endows superhuman mental abilities …