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How to Be Creative Everyday

heART by Annette KimMy current creativity inspirations: Cindy Nguyen and my sister Annette Kim. They’re inspiring me to be an “everyday creative.”But …

53 Of The Best Opening Sentences In Literature

"All this happened, more or less." —Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut<p>2. "The war in Zagreb began over a pack of cigarettes."<p>—<i>Girl at War</i> by Sara Nović<p>3. "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to …

80 Books Every Person Should Read

We invited eight female literary powerhouses, from Michiko Kakutani to Anna Holmes to Roxane Gay, to help us create an updated list of books everyone should read. Each participant made 10 picks. It's a new year, a new Esquire.com. We're looking forward to reading and we hope you are, too.<p>What can …

9. Element Cube - The World In The Palm Of Your Hand

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1536286486/the-element-cube-62-elements-1-cube?ref=discovery This one isn€™t exactly useful unless you need a …

The Extraordinary Scientific Proof That Positive Thinking Works

Ninety percent of success in any walk of life is a direct result of how the mind is used. Top athletes, top business executives, top parents, top entrepreneurs, and the most successful individuals all understand the important truth that the mind is what counts.<p>It really is as simple as Henry Ford …

A chemistry teacher's guide to the perfect cup of coffee

As a chemistry teacher, I’m inevitably fascinated by chemistry in general, but especially by the chemistry we come across on a daily basis. Rather than only sharing this with my students, I started a website, Compound Interest, where I create illustrated explanations of chemical concepts for anyone …

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Tolkien's annotated map of Middle-earth discovered inside copy of Lord of the Rings

Map goes on sale in Oxford for £60,000 after being found inside novel belonging to illustrator Pauline Baynes<p>A recently discovered map of Middle-earth annotated by JRR Tolkien reveals The Lord of the Rings author’s observation that Hobbiton is on the same latitude as Oxford, and implies that the …

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7 ways to put the sexual spark back in your relationship

It happens to the best of couples. In the beginning, the two of you can’t keep your hands off each other. But over time, especially when life gets tough, that sexy spark can fizzle.<p>The signs that a couple is in a sexual rut can vary, according to Amy Levine, a New York City-based sex coach and the …

32 Ways To Actually Wake Yourself Up In The Morning

Stop snoozin' and start livin'.<p>To get the best sleep, stop eating or drinking things with caffeine at least eight hours before you want to go to bed. That means soda, coffee, energy drinks, tea, and even chocolate.<p>According to the National Sleep Foundation, drinking alcohol can have adverse effects …

4 Meditation Techniques for Beginners to Try

<b>If you’re afraid you’ll do it wrong</b>, try guided meditation. This is akin to having a personal trainer at the gym. An instructor talks you through the exercise of clearing and focusing your mind. Find a class at a gym or yoga studio, or listen to sessions—some as brief as five minutes—on apps like …

Meditation

My Cat Appears To Be Growing A Kitten Out Of His Belly

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Inside the world’s most dangerous cities

But even the more experienced traveller will need to take extra care in these cities, which are deemed among the most dangerous in the world.<p>That …

21 rare and weird facts about World War II

Alien Spaceship, Satellite Debris or Plane Part? Object 'Falls from Sky' in Chhattisgarh, Sparks 'UFO' Speculations

A photo of the object was shared on Twitter by journalist Rahul Pandita on Saturday.<p>A strange object was spotted in a field in Gaangpur in …

These images of the star-smeared sky aren't what you think (pictures)

10 Mind-Blowing TED Talks On How To Be Confident, Gorgeous- And A Better Person

Be careful: these 10 TED talks contain powerful insights about happiness, confidence, and improving humanity- they might just change your life!

8 Changes To Make If You Want To Be A Truly Happy Person

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The Love & life of a Virgo. {August 23rd to September 22nd}

Virgos are the thinkers, evaluators, observers, analysers, perfectionists, hard workers, pragmatists and intelligentsia. They can also be dominating, …

A Must Read if You're Curious About Your Coffee Personality

One reason why coffee appeals to so many people is because of its flexibility. You can drink it black, as an espresso, or as espresso with milk. You …

12 Enjoyable Steps to a More Balanced Life

We tend to go over to the extremes in our search for more pleasure, when instead we should be looking for more balance if we want to live a happier …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Asteroid that flew past Earth on Monday has a moon!

Radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86 confirm the primary asteroid is 1,100 feet (325 meters) across with a small moon 230 feet (70 meters) across.<p>Wow! …

Watch Four Disney Artists Paint One Tree

“The artist always has something to say. He doesn’t paint men, landscapes, or furniture, but an idea.”- The Art Spirit by Ryerson Margery A. and Henri Robert.<p>As parts of Walt Disney’s creations come out of the vault, some kind souls have taken it upon themselves to upload some old goodies on …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

THE BIG SEVEN, by Jim Harrison

Featuring murder, treachery, calamity, and revenge.<p><b>The days when you had to choose</b> between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone. The days when you were steadfastly denied cheap thrills and blood and quality mayhem just because you picked up a so-called literary novel? Kaput. We're …