Ann Ostrowski

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Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

These 5 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter (Queue Them Up ASAP)

Podcasts are a great source of entertainment, but you can also select programs that are guaranteed to expand your mind and teach you something, …

Net Neutrality is over. It's time to get a VPN.

by Chelsea Gohd December 18, 2017 Robots & Machines 13446<p><i>Futurism has forged a partnership with ExpressVPN, the world’s largest premium VPN service</i> …

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia

It's based on ancient yoga practice but it can lower your blood pressure today.<p>You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in …

Supermoon 2017: This weekend’s full moon is the biggest of the year

The last full moon of 2017 will appear especially plump and vibrant in the night sky this weekend.<p>As it reaches fullness, the moon will also be making its closest approach to Earth around the same time, designating it a “supermoon.”<p>Because of the moon’s extra-close approach to Earth, it will appear …

Supermoon

9 Words and Phrases That Make People Think You're Less Accomplished and Smart Than You Really Are

Remove these from your vocabulary today.<p><b>The language you use when you're talking to yourself affects your behavior.</b> <b>Certain words can make it harder to achieve your goals.</b>• <b><br>Your language also affects how other people perceive you. Certain words and phrases can make you seem less intelligent.</b>• <b><br>To that</b> …

How to win an argument, even when you're wrong

I taught him a technique that I have found incredibly powerful. So powerful, you can even use it to great effect, with evil intent.<p>I'm not suggesting that you'd do this, but I do love a good debate. It's possible there may have been times, at a dinner party or two, where I've used this approach to …

Five plants to help you sleep and breathe better: NASA research

A good quality of sleep equals a good quality of life in general, and the right choice of plants in your living space might just help. As reported by</i> …

Nasa scientists reveal which plants you need in your bedroom to fight colds and insomnia

Nasa scientists have revealed which plants you should have in your bedroom to tackle insomnia, colds and stress.<p>While you shouldn’t expect sticking a …

Plants

A Mystic Unpacks Every Aura Color Meaning—Here's How to Give Yourself a Reading

A few months ago, I became interested in holistic health and wellness treatments. I quickly fell in love with the lymphatic drainage massage at Shape …

What If Women Had The Power?

A stunning new speculative-fiction book by Naomi Alderman couldn’t be more timely.<p>One of the most succinct definitions of sexual harassment I’ve read over the past few weeks goes like this: For men, it’s anything they might say to a woman that would make them uncomfortable if it were said to them, …

Feminism

11 Peanut Butter Recipes That Are (OMG!) Perfect for Dinner

If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of peanut butter is jelly, then you’re doing something wrong. Don’t just let that jar sit lonesome in your cupboard for the day you might want to smear it on a slice. Think outside the bread box and make the seemingly impossible, possible. Check …

The 6 Healthiest Alcohols You Can Be Drinking

Getting drunk isn't the only thing alcohol does for you.<p>September 19, 2017<p>People usually refer to the act of drinking as "unhealthy," but it doesn’t …

Alcohol

One Bowl, No Measurements: Chocolate Cake, As Easy As Can Be

At first glance, this bare bones recipe may look like something from a technical challenge on Great British Bake Off, but the absence of measurements <i>is</i> intentional. This is what I like to call a “no-measure cake” (as in, no measuring spoons or cups needed), and the recipe is so foolproof it’ll turn …

Dessert

The Podcasts Entrepreneurs Should Listen to, According to Top Podcasters

Want to listen to more podcasts but don't know where to start? The hosts of leading podcasts share their favorite shows and recommendations.<p>Want to learn new skills or gain insights from industry experts, but have limited space in your schedule? Listen to a podcast. Podcasts are one of the most …

If You Have These Books, You Probably Don't Need a Mentor

When members of our parents' generation were out forging their careers, it was difficult to up your skills without following the traditional college …

A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his …

Alan Watts

Rituals To Sprinkle A Little Magic Into Your Eclipse Experience

During the full moon in my small border town in Arizona, my mom and I would pack into her car, drive up towards the mountains, and hike to a boulder she called Full Moon Rock. We'd set out jars and create moon water, drink wine, eat snacks and watch the moon cast an evening shadow over our quiet …

The One Question I Ask To Stop Negative Thoughts From Ruining My Day

No meditation needed.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on Shine, a free daily text service, and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>I like to think I’m an unofficial expert on negative thinking. It’s not unusual for me to start and finish the day ruminating on something that <i>could</i> go wrong–but most likely …

The Best Mindfulness Exercise Most People Don’t Know

“Live in the moment,” “one moment at a time,” “just breathe,” “look within,” “be in the here-and-now,” “face your problems head-on.” Who’s not …

Mindfulness

So You Want to Read The ’80s: Here’s Where to Start

I first read this book as a school assignment. Needless to say, I had a badass teacher. The story of Harry is an ageless one — a person brought into …

Books

What's to know about popcorn lung?

Popcorn lung is a rare condition that causes airway scarring due to inflammation and eventually lung damage.<p>While treatments exist to limit and …

Medical Research

Can Breathing Like Wim Hof Make Us Superhuman?

Take a deep breath. Feel the wave of nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide press against the bounds of your ribcage and swell your lungs. Exhale. …

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these experiences get …

Happiness

31 Simple Marketing Cheat Sheets For Business Owners That Don't Understand Marketing

Marketing your business can be tough, and it helps to have excellent resources to keep you up-to-date and effective.<p>This list covers 31 of my favorite guides, checklists and cheat sheets that cover the basics of marketing: everything from SEO, to email marketing, to social media, to blogging. Add …

Marketing

22 Cheat Sheets For Anyone Who Wants A Bigger Butt

Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for putting more junk in that trunk.<p>As BuzzFeed Health has previously reported, your butt is made up of three glute muscles — the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, and gluteus maximus — which are covered with a layer of fat. So getting that bun definition is …

Meditation How-Tos with a Kundalini Guide

<i>In our next installment of the Meditation How-Tos marriage advice series, the Kundalini guide behind Benshen, Desiree Pais, gives you the step-by-step methods you need to practice to stay focused and calm before, during, and after you tie the knot.</i><p>A woman is really only as happy as her hormones are …

Bee pollen to holy basil: what ‘superfoods’ to eat when (and how to use them)

SUMMER is the ideal time to 'eat the rainbow' and pack your plate with colourful, nutrition-packed ingredients, from seasonal fruit and berries to …

This Machine Just Started Sucking CO2 Out Of The Air To Save Us From Climate Change

Climeworks carbon capture device will take the gas from the air and sell it or store it in the ground. Now we just need a few hundred thousand more–as quickly as possible.<p>Sitting on top of a waste incineration facility near Zurich, a new carbon capture plant is now sucking CO2 out of the air to …

7 Minutes. No Equipment. One Science-Backed Core Workout That Works

In the faster-is-better world we live in, carving out 30 to 45 minutes a day for a good workout can seem like a major challenge—and that can totally …

Workouts