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20 smart ways to save electricity

Turn off the burner a little early<p>Use a fan<p>Use a smarter bulb<p>Use motion to stop waste<p>Install a dimmer<p>Use this thing to save a bundle on your electricity bill<p>Tap your circuit breaker for information<p>Go cold and wash smarter<p>Stop standby waste<p>Get a programmable thermostat<p>Check your thermostat …

How to Reduce Anxiety with S.T.O.P Mindfulness Technique

Have you ever felt like you’re seconds away from an anxiety attack? You’re having a regular day at work and all of a sudden you feel this strange …

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Swarming mayflies, a black-naped monarch and beached whales are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

Landscape Inspiration: A Dozen Lush & Lovely Townhouse Backyards

The outdoor design for an urban dwelling is something totally different to a sprawling suburban or country yard. There's much less space, to be sure. …

Landscaping

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Cleaning Products Eco-Friendly

Benzalkonium chloride. Nonylphenol ethoxylate. Butyl cellosolve. What do these bizarre sounding chemicals have in common? They’re all used in the …

11,000 camels gather in the desert for an annual fair

At the end of each November, more than 11,000 camels and 400,000 people gather in western India for 14 days of celebration.<p>The Pushkar Camel Fair …

Pictures of the day: 20 November 2015 - Telegraph

8 ways to use emotional intelligence to increase your success

They were taught to be an Archie Bunker-type of leader. Whenever someone showed too much emotion in the "All in the Family" sitcom, Archie would shout, "Stifle! Stifle!" In other words, he was saying, "Forget about all that touchy-feely relationship stuff."<p>If you were taught that, it's got to be …

Emotional Intelligence

4 Delightful Editing Tips to Make Your Words Dazzle and Dance - Copyblogger

Do you ever read back a draft of your writing and wonder what happened?<p>Red-cheeked, you <i>thought</i> your draft was complete. You felt excited. Brimming …

Creative Writing

You Might Not Be Built To 'Follow Your Passion' -- Here's Why

While plenty of people extol the virtues of focusing your life on your "one, true calling," best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert has taken a firm stand against the rigidity of the idea. Some people are meant to follow one passion in life, yes, but not everyone is wired that way, Gilbert says. It's …

Hummingbirds

The funniest animal photos of 2015 revealed

The above image of a wild hamster, cheeks filled with food, expression of quiet determination writ large across its furry brow, has been named the funniest animal photo of the year at the inaugural Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.<p>The hamster, or rather Julian Rad, the Austrian who captured it, …

Nikon D750

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Finishing Your Taxes

The deadline to file your 2014 income tax return is hours away. If you're not done, you're not alone. And you have plenty of options.<p>I’ll admit it. …

Personal Finance

20 Finalists of the Smithsonian Photo Contest Show Earth's Awesome Beauty

Guess what's for dinner? This amazing capture of a snake devouring a frog, by photographer Nicolas Reusens, is just one of sixty incredible photos that have been selected as finalists in Smithsonian.com's 12th Annual Photo Contest. There were over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different …

Nature Photography

With just a compass and a pair of snowshoes, Simon Beck creates art

Simon Beck has been walking in circles for years — and the results are astonishing.<p>The British snowshoe artist is famous for the detailed geometrical designs that he creates by donning snowshoes and walking for miles, creating images that can only be seen from above.<p>It all started as just a hobby …

33 Signs That Were Vandalised With The Most Hilarious Responses Ever

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This Adorable Robot Sits On Your Shoulders And Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run

Robots. They’re eating our jobs one occupation at a time, some say.<p>They make boozy drinks and don’t expect tips.<p>They’ll write up the news without the endless demands for exclusives or the penchant for whisky.<p>And now… they’ll sit on your shoulders and feed you tomatoes while you run. …

Archaeology

Archaeology

Beautiful olde-timey GIF art from the Gif Opera Cabinet

Lovely, evocative animated GIFs from classic source materials.<p>Newly assembled gifs regular uploaded by Gualtiero at The Gif Opera Cabinet. Worth a …

Pictures of the Week 1.29.15

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Elaine Thompson

5 Magazines For Book Lovers

Jenn de la Vega / February 4, 2015<p>Dearest Book Lover,<p>Isn’t it great to curl up with a good tome? These harsh winter months can be a great time to …

Artist Removes One Letter from Famous Movie Titles and Illustrates the Results

Writer and illustrator Austin Light recently shared a funny series of sketches from his notebook that reimagines movie titles with one letter …

National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com

Photograph by Dina Litovsky, Polaris<p><b>December 2014</b><p><b>Japan</b>—A young woman rides an escalator through the kaleidoscopic entrance to the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku mall in Tokyo. Behind her, mirrors reflect the images of shoppers in one of the city’s most fashionable districts.<p>Photograph by Nurcholis …

Travel Photography

#MagsWeLove: Staff Picks Edition

<i>At Flipboard, we love to read on the job. In fact, we’re encouraged. No matter the department, we’ve each got our own favorite reader-curated</i> …

the light through the veins

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