Anders Vargas

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Florida's Pristine Parks: Ocala National Forest

Get more out of your Ocala National Forest visit by exploring must-see parks, preserves, and refuges nearby.<p>The Ocala National Forest, north of Orlando, is the world's largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest at nearly 383,000 acres. That means that a sand ridge of dunes, which were once a chain …

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …

How do you teach someone to think?

A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond …

Pedagogy

Infographic: How to Choose Your First Programming Language (Based on the Life You Want)

Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.<p>There are certain ones that …

Increase Your Mind Power with These 7 Techniques

Open your mind and realize all the possibilities that disclosed to you. There is no end to the debate about intelligence, cognition, and mental …

The Brain

Are You Accidentally Toxic?

Your bad habits and attitude can have a negative impact on your career and the perception others have of you.<p>Everyone knows a toxic person. Maybe you've even ended a friendship over it, or you've had to make conscious efforts to minimize your interaction with a toxic colleague. However, people …

The 5 countries with the most top-ranked colleges for computer science

American universities dominated US News' global ranking, with 181 schools making the overall list of 750. For their computer science ranking, US News looked at 250 universities.<p>"These subject-specific rankings — which are not of academic majors, departments or specific schools at universities, such …

Online Education

10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than 40 years, there’s still a buzz in …

Here's the most disproportionately high-paying job in every state

The average judicial law clerk in New York State makes twice as much per year as the average clerk in the US as a whole.<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics program provides detailed information on employment and wages for hundreds of detailed occupational categories …

Employment

The paranoid's guide to the internet: 13 easy ways to make sure you're not hacked or tracked

Not true.<p>While it's hard to protect your personal information on the internet with 100% effectiveness, there are a few easy steps you can take that will make you a lot safer. And you don't have to be a tech expert at all.<p>Here are 13 easy ways you can stop companies like Facebook and Google from …

8 Tips to Help You Come Home with Great Travel Photos

In this article I will talk about travel photography and how you can take great images of everything when you travel. I’m not talking about camping …

Photography

From 12 to 20: Time-Lapse of Daily Selfies Shows Boy Turn Into a Man

20-year-old Hugo Cornellier of Canada has been taking one selfie a day before the word “selfie” became a thing. He started his daily ritual 8 years …

TwitiKa.com

20 Word Usage Mistakes Even Smart People Make

English vocabulary is full of pitfalls that you might not be aware of. Don't let them trip you up.<p>1. INVARIABLY<p>If something happens invariably, it …

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse: How to Take the Best Photos of the Rare Spectacle

For the first time in the era of Instagram, a rare supermoon lunar eclipse will take precedence in the sky Sunday night. The spectacle is so rare it …

4 open source alternatives to Slack for team chat

Need a team chat application as a part of your collaboration tool suite? Here are four open source chat applications that will help your team stay …

Collaboration

8 Easy Ways to Become Highly Productive Without Working Harder

I have always known hard work to be an essential secret of success. And because I like succeeding in all I do, I work hard.<p>The harder I work, the …

The 20 Jobs With The Biggest Salary Increases This Year

Looking for a raise? No surprise that people in tech jobs saw their salaries increase this year, but so did baristas, cooks, and cashiers.<p>Even though the annual review has come under attack for its inability to affect positive change, the yearly sit-down is often accompanied by a salary increase at …

Science and Buddhism Agree: There is No 'You' There

There is no consistent self. Here is why that's really okay.<br>Read More

Meditation

The Best Smartphone Apps for Drivers

As in all other areas of life, smartphone apps are proliferating for drivers and car owners. These nine are the ones we’ve found to be the most useful, be they for getting around, for nabbing the best deal on gas prices, for finding parking, and a lot more. Just please keep your eyes on the …

14 Enlightening Quotes By Lao Tzu That Are Life Lessons

Lao Tzu was a legendary Chinese philosopher whose teachings date back to 6th century BC. He wrote Tao Te Ching, a famous Chinese classic text. He is …

Spirituality

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

Avoiding Eye Contact

16 culture shocks every American will experience in Japan

1. Unquestioned conformity<p>Americans have the saying, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” (Stand out and you’ll get what you want.) Japan’s response …

Japan

Don’t Understand the Periodic Table? It’s Just a Quantum Truth Table

In the wee hours of the late 17th century, Isaac Newton could be found locked up in his laboratory prodding the secrets of nature. Giant plumes of …

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

8 Psychology Hacks to Increase Your Creativity and Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When there are only 24 hours in a day and a million things to do, burnout is inevitable. Yet staying stressed-out and fatigued will not help you tackle that mountain of emails or think of new ways to approach a longstanding challenge at …

Creativity

5 Scientific Reasons Powerful People Will Always Suck

A study of personality types once found that as a group, serial killers scored highest in "superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, …