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10 Scary Ways Your Office Job Is Killing You

<i>By Kiarra Sylvester</i><p>Unless you're lucky enough to find a job that you're passionate about (most are passionate about money, not the work per se), then work is probably a drag for you.<p>My point? We shouldn't make an already un-fun event, more detrimental than it need be -- yet, it is. This career that …

What’s the Secret to K

“Please hold still,” one woman tells me, lifting a still-smoking match to my eyes. Nearby, another begins sharpening a small pink-handled knife that will slice the tops and sides off my brows. To my left, a man with immaculate bleach-blond hair sits, looking bored, listlessly thumbing through his …

Beauty

8 Tips For Starting a Photography Business

I am often asked for advice by those starting out in the photography industry. And if there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s advice. So with …

7 Body Language Tricks to Make People Like You

The Flooding Smile<p>“Don’t flash an immediate smile when you greet someone,” says Lowndes. If you do, it appears as if anyone in your line of sight …

20 Health Mistakes to Stop Making Before You Turn 40

Want look and feel young into your 40s and beyond? Now’s the time to hit the refresh button.<p>“When you’re in your 20s and 30s, you have forever”—or so …

3 Habits That Will Make You More Successful, According to Dale Carnegie

History has proven that leaders who rely on threats and demands to achieve their goals do not hold onto power as fully or as long as those who gain …

The 21 Most Popular Novels of 2015 So Far

21. <i>Orphan Train</i> by Christina Baker Kline<p><i>Orphan Train</i> is set in 1929, just months before the stock market crash that led to the Great Depression.<p>After …

13 Inspiring Quotes by Apple CEO Tim Cook

As the CEO of Apple, it’s Tim Cook’s job to lead the most valuable company in the world.<p>And, long before he became CEO, Cook was responsible for …

The 15 places where people live the longest

The WEF ranked places in terms of the average life expectancy, showing where in the world people live the longest.<p>As you'd expect, the more developed the economy, the more likely it is to have a longer life expectancy due to access to a high level of healthcare, as well as typically healthier diets.<p>…

Demographics

9 Talks That Are a Great Introduction to TED

Since I started My Year of TED in 2011, I've found myself explaining TED quite a lot. Last week I had to do this again, and I was reminded of a blog post I did in 2012. I thought I'd share it with you here -- noting that there have been hundreds of new talks since this time, but I think these still …

How to Organize Your Photos in Lightroom

The Lightroom Catalog is a database containing all the relevant information that Lightroom needs about your photos in order to process your images …

Tutorials

A Creative & Beautiful Portrait Idea to Try this Week

Want to try something different with your portraits this week? Add a bit of diversity to your portfolio? Maybe just mess around and have a bit of fun …

Photography

9 creative photo ideas to try in October

As part of our ongoing series to help you get more creative with your digital camera, each month we publish some fun, seasonal, creative photo ideas …

Mobile Photography

30 Places To See Before You're 30

Seeing the world is a surefire way to enrich your life and learn, and some destinations are best visited while in your twenties. Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set. These spots might be more physically challenging or …

Does Bond’s product placement go too far?

James Bond is as synonymous with brands as with sex and car chases. But does advertising in the films go over the top? Nicholas Barber crunches the numbers.<p>There are a few moments in the Bond films which even the most forgiving 007 fans can’t recall without wincing. There’s Pierce Brosnan’s …

Johnnie Walker

Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks 'Star Trek' is better than 'Star Wars' — but he prefers this show over them both

Neil deGrasse Tyson is choosing sides in entertainment's space race between "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" - on scientific grounds, of course.<p>"I'm 'Star Wars' fluent, but I'm a bigger 'Trek' fan," Tyson, 56, told Rolling Stone as excitement around the next "Star Wars" chapter, "The Force Awakens," …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Bucket list? Hell No. Freedom.

My hair has been bleached ever since my lack of Spanish walking into a beach-town hairdressers in Dominical, Costa Rica fetched me a copper-red head of hair back in 2008. A month later visiting a friend in the more sophisticated national capital of San José, she took one look at my flaming do, …

Every David Fincher Film, Ranked From Worst to Best

It's been five years since the release of "The Social Network" (on October 1, 2010), and it still feels like David Fincher was robbed of the Oscar.<p>His account of the birth pangs of Facebook was a movie about the way we live now, structured in a way that suited its cautionary tale about the …

The Oscars

19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Every Solar System Image You’ve Ever Seen is Wrong. Till Now.

So which one are we (we human beings, I mean)?<p>Infinitesimal<p>String scale<p>Nanoscale<p>Subatomic scale<p>Atomic<p>Molecular<p>Mitochondrial<p>Cellular<p>Microscopic<p>Minuscule<p>Tiny<p>Lilliputian<p>Small<p>Medium<p>Bulky<p>Large<p>Immense<p>Massive<p>Giant<p>Mammoth<p>Colossal<p>Leviathan<p>Vast<p>Galactic<p>Cosmic<p>Universal<p>Well, it depends on who’s asking. To a …

Astronomy

What Shell’s latest move says about Arctic drilling myths

After seven years of preparation and several billion dollars spent, Shell has decided to abandon its exploration program in the U.S. Arctic “for the …