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3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most | Inc.com

Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house isn't clean enough. My life would be better if I had more money.</i><p>Rehashing the same …

Self-help

The 17 best new startups that have launched this year

Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data to identify some of the startups that had the biggest starts in 2017. Some names on the list are officially launching out of stealth, while others are still in their early stages.<p>From a VR arcade company to a …

The Incredible Italian Island You've Never Heard Of

Plan a visit to Ischia, but don't let the secret out.<p>There are places you go to get away from it all. And then there’s Sant’Angelo.<p>To get to this Italian village, you take an hour-long ferry from Naples to the volcanic island of Ischia, nestled a few waves’ breadth from Capri in the heart of the …

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Brain Cells From Pigs Implanted Into Human Brains to Treat Parkinson's

Neurochemical Reboot<p>New Zealand biotech company Living Cell Technologies has developed a treatment for Parkinson’s disease using choroid plexus cells …

A Tiny Show-Stopping Cabin Two Architects Built for $15,000

When a father/son architect team got together to design a tiny, sustainable shelter in the Wisconsin woods, the design they came up with wasn't just …

Here are the Top 37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old | HelloCare

Hindsight is 20/20, as they say, and oftentimes it can lead to regret.<p>Some people have the philosophy that everything happens for a reason, and there …

Self-help

22 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

<b>1.</b> Confidence is built on accomplishments.<p><b>2.</b> Failure is the foundation of success; the more you fail the more you will succeed. Do not fear failure.<p><b>3.</b> No amount of schooling or research is a substitute for experience.<p><b>4.</b> Overall happiness and success is built on discipline.<p><b>5.</b> You are as good as the …

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How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Tutorials

15 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Have you ever heard of Lao Tzu?<p>If not, then my word you’re in some wisdom today.<p>Lao Tzu was the founder Taoism, the highly influential philosophy …

22 Short Novels You Can Finish on Your Next Flight

You can read some of our favorite fiction from the past 50 years in less time than it takes to fly from one coast to the other.<p>Yes, <i>Gatsby</i>. Yes, <i>The Old Man and the Sea</i>. Yes, <i>The Stranger</i> and <i>Ethan Frome</i>. But (theoretically) you already read those classic shorties in high school, right? And while we …

The Difference Between Streets, Boulevards, Avenues, and Other Roads

As you drive around a city, you’ll see streets, avenues, lanes, courts, parkways, and more types of roads than you can count. Turns out, those naming …

Roads

15 of the world’s most beautiful train stations

This global survey of transit hubs will make you regret your next flight<p>Travelers coping with increased delays and security lines and downright bad airport design often wish for a return to the golden age of air travel, when luxurious service, spacious cabins, and a more carefree attitude were the …

Trains

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

$17 gadget turns any headphones into wireless headphones

Maybe you just bought a shiny new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and you don’t like the idea of not being able to charge your smartphone while you listen …

How to be happier and have fewer regrets: Stop buying stuff and start doing things

<b>(Reuters/Jim Urquhart)</b><p>Salon speaks to the psychologist co-author of “Brain Briefs” about the human brain, nostalgia and experience<p>Scott Timberg<p>October 18, 2016 10:58pm (UTC)<p>For three years now, cognitive psychologist Art Markman has been broadcasting a show on the human mind, “Two Guys on Your …

14 iOS Tips to Turn You Into an iPhone and iPad Master

From new Siri smarts to split-screen browsing.<p>Forget the iPhone 7, you don't need a shiny new smartphone to make the most of Apple's latest mobile delights. Many of them are software-based and have been added courtesy of iOS 10. Sure, if you've already splashed out on Apple's latest handset you'll …

Apps

Ths homemade flying chair is the stuff dangerous dreams are made of

But while most of us lack the motivation and, let's face it, the technical know-how to make such fantasies a reality, no such barriers exist for Swedish engineer Axel Borg, a.k.a. the brains behind YouTube channel Amazing DIY Projects.<p>Using eight petrol-powered heavy duty propellers, a tube lattice …

20 Mid-Century Modern DIYs for Instant Style

You may *love* the vibrant colors and whimsical prints that define mid-century modern decor, but your wallet may not. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend big bucks to turn your home into a scene straight outta <i>Mad Men.</i> Rather than dishing out hundreds, consider these mid-century modern DIY hacks …

Mid-Century modern

Here's why you should explore the beaches in Havelock Island

If you get bored of one beach, hop to the next. And the next. Andamans' Havelock Island offers a 7-beach-in-1 offer within 113 kms. Here’s why it’s …

23 African adventures you must have in your lifetime

The Best Leggings For Every Type Of Workout

Don’t yoga in your spin pants.<p>Picking the perfect pair of leggings for your workout is no easy task. Will these ones slip off during downward dog? Will that pair stay dry enough during my cycling class? HELP!<p>Whether you’re hitting the pavement, the dance floor, or the yoga mat, you need exercise …

Clothing

Raw Photos Of Women In Labor Aim To Show That Birth Isn't 'Gross'

"I want my images to challenge norms; reinvent the norm."<p>Angela Gallo is a doula and birth photographer who is on a mission.<p>Gallo is a mother of two living in Australia who is seeking to change society's perceptions of the birthing process. She not only assists women in labor, but also photographs …

The 'Flip Book Machine' Is 6 Animations in One

Animation and design studio Zumbakamera astounds with some tricky flip book animation.<p>In the minds of the masses, the flip book might seem like a primitive animation technique, but there's a subculture of artists who are elevating their flip books to new heights. The animation, illustration and …

16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks

Designers from Ikea, Pentagram, Ideo, and more tell us what makes a great notebook.<p>Sure, digital design apps might be finally coming into their own, but there’s still nothing better than pen and paper. Here at Co.Design, we’re notebook fetishists, so we recently asked a slew of designers about …

14 Items That Will Make You Loathe The Airport A Little Less

Just when you thought TSA pre-check was your golden ticket.<p>A trip to the airport is typically filled with dread, anxiety and a great deal of stress. So many things can go wrong -- weather delays, unpredictably long lines, no available outlets -- and for the most part, travelers have little control …

25 Cult Condiments Worth Drinking the Kool-Aid For

These 25 condiments are so good (and out-there) that they've inspired a cult following.<p>These 25 cult leaders of the condiment world are proof that condiments make everything better, and have inspired fanatical followers because of it.

Ice Cream

I'm Not in Love: the story of the hit song that nearly never happened

Depending on your age or taste in music, you may not have heard of 10cc. But it’s likely that you will have heard their most famous song, I’m Not in Love, and be able to hum its titular refrain. The song won three Ivor Novello awards after its release in 1975, despite the fact the band struggled to …

I think men don’t like funny women: Comedian Radhika Vaz

An older, hairier, angrier Radhika Vaz is back with her memoir, Unladylike. Here's a tete-a-tete with the comedian.<p>Written by | New Delhi |<p>Rafael …

Comedy

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

<b>How to talk to… children and teenagers, by family therapist Karen Holford</b><p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them questions. So if you ask, “How was your day?” and you’re met with a grunt or a shrug, …

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