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23 Of The Oldest Color Photos Ever Taken

Here's what the world looked like in color, over 100 years ago.<p>In 1907, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière made history by transforming the monochromatic world of photography into vibrant color with their new invention, the Autochrome Lumière.<p>In the years before this invention, color was usually …

20 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Samuel L. Jackson

An ancient memorization strategy might cause lasting changes to the brain

Using the memory techniques of the pros alters patterns in brain activity, new research says<p>Weird as it might sound, there are competitive rememberers out there who can memorize a deck of cards in seconds or dozens of words in minutes. So, naturally, someone decided to study them. It turns out that …

The Brain

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

Scientists Have Figured Out How Our Brains Sharpen Our Memories While We Sleep

We snooze to lose.<p>We all know that if we want what we've studied during the day to stick, it's best to get a good night's sleep. And while scientists …

Ready to start dating again? 15 tips for getting back in the game after divorce

Divorce is one of the most traumatic events we go through, and when we reach the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel," many of us feel that little spring in our step and start to think about dating again.<p>So how can you start off on the right foot when you're just beginning to dip your toes …

The Best Workout (Ever) in a Series of Gifs

<i>This piece was originally published on October 15, 2015.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried “the class,” you know it’s a challenge. A very loud challenge. There is …

Yoga

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

Pain

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An Entire Week of Foam Roller Routines to Ease Sore Muscles

Getting in a good workout makes us feel LOADS better, especially when we hit the gym after a long workday. Whether we’re crushing it at a new heart-pumping fitness class or getting our sweat on in our PJs with a free workout app, there are so many benefits to working out… but we can definitely live …

Exercise

Gita Jayanti Special: All you need to know about Bhagavad Gita

Gita Jayanti or the anniversary of the day on which the Bhagavad Gita was revealed is celebrated as the Gita Jayanti festival. This day is the 11th …

Hinduism

Parents of successful kids have these twelve things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

11 Exercises To Relieve Lower Back Pain

If lower back pain is a constant annoyance in your life, you might be wary of working out in fear of making it worse—and understandably so. However, …

Yoga

10 World Renowned Meditation Tech Experts Share What's Next In 2017

Exactly one year ago I went silent for ten days to challenge myself and learn meditation. Since then I’ve been practicing meditation and mindfulness, trying out different techniques and consulting with experts. Daily meditation practice transformed my life.<p>Today I want to share some insights from …

Meditation

This Is What Food Does To Your Brain

Mind your food, friends!<p>Dr. Seuss once said, "You've got a brain in your head and feet in your shoes, you can eat any food you choose!"<p>Well, he actually said "steer yourself in any direction you choose," not "eat any food," but that's how we like to interpret it.<p>In all seriousness, thought, what …

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

The World's Clearest Waters

Silky, powder-white sand seems to get all the attention these days—but what good is perfect sand without crystal-clear water to match? Like sand, not all bodies of water are created equal: due to certain natural filters like coral reefs or limestone, some oceans (and lakes, and rivers) simply look …

Now’s the time to fly first class before it disappears

If you’ve ever wanted to fly international first class this is the time. Airlines are getting rid of the most coveted seats on their aircrafts, favoring souped-up versions of business class in the hope that high-paying customers won’t be able to tell the difference.<p>United Airlines earlier this …

International Air Transport Association

9 Heavenly Honeymoon Ideas For Couples Who Want To Unplug On A Budget

The most relaxing spots, according to travel experts 🌴<p>Wedding planning is stressful. So if you're fortunate enough to go on a honeymoon after the big day, we recommend somewhere you can unplug and recharge.<p>The resorts below are travel agent-recommended and make it easy to disconnect -- plus, they …

Best rooftop and sky-high restaurants in the world | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Whether it's the Empire State, London's Shard or the Sydney Tower, the lines are always long to visit the top of tall buildings.<p>That's why it makes sense to combine a cloud-level gawp at a sprawling cityscape with dinner. Thankfully many of these elevated spots come complete with sky-high …

CNN