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If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

Is mental illness real? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Jay Watts

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>When people ask whether mental illness is real or not, my suspicion is that they really mean: does mental illness have a physical, material cause, in the …

Mental Health

How To Quit Your Social Media Addiction (Even If It’s Part Of Your Job)

If social media is killing your productivity or making you depressed, it can be life-changing to cut back. Here’s how.<p>Conventional wisdom says that Max Soni should be all over social media. He’s the founder of DotComSEO, a digital marketing and search engine optimization company that, among other …

Social Media

John Burnside: ‘Writing is what I steal from the usual flow of things’

The prolific poet and novelist on insomnia, noise sensitivity and the glorious salvation of the writer’s residency<p>My writing day: say it like that and it’s a highly inviting proposition. Immediately, I picture the comfortable, mildly ritualistic routine of the self-sufficient author, immersed in …

Researchers Just Found Evidence of an Ancient 'Lost Continent' Under Mauritius

Earth still has some massive secrets.<p>Newly discovered crystals expelled from volcanic eruptions on the island of Mauritius are billions of years …

I Marched With My Parents On The Same Streets They Protested Nixon 50 Years Ago

Let us never forget the power of the people.<p>On Sunday morning, I woke up to a text from my dad: “Fucking amazing. So glad we did it together.” Just a few hours before on Saturday, I held hands with my mother, father, cousin and friend and walked the streets of our nation’s capital to protest a …

Vietnam War

What we actually lose when the USDA and EPA can’t talk to the public

Facts aren't political<p><i>Update, January 25: Reports on the gag order have received a great deal of attention. This piece been updated to reflect additional information released since its original publication.</i><p>In the summer of 2015 a tropical storm slammed into the mountains of Myanmar and triggered …

Pesticides

Rent a daring modern cave house in Spain

The house was built right into the limestone outcropping on its site<p>The primitive appeal of cave and stone dwellings is undeniable—and they’re very on trend right now.<p>Last month, we wrote about an off-grid cliff house up for auction in southeastern Utah, and now comes word—and photos—of this …

5 low-FODMAP swaps that anyone can digest

Hippocrates once said, “Let thy food be thy medicine!” but for the estimated 45 million Americans who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), that can be a tough pill to swallow. Symptoms of IBS can be uncomfortable, frustrating, and painful -- and are brought on directly by the foods consumed. …

Brain activity is too complicated for humans to decipher. Machines can decode it for us.

Why we need artificial intelligence to study our natural intelligence.<p>Over the past several years, Jack Gallant’s neuroscience lab has produced a string of papers that sound absurd.<p>In 2011, the lab showed it was possible to recreate movie clips just from observing the brain activity of people …

Machine Learning

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How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

15 Carbs Nutritionists Want You To Eat More Of

1 of 15<p>shutterstock<p>Purple potatoes<p>This starchy veggie is an excellent source of anthocyanins, which help to decrease blood pressure and keep your heart healthy, says Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN, a dietitian nutritionist at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine.<p>Quick tip: Cook them, …

Your 2017 Plan Is Going To Fail If You Can't Manage Your Time Like This (And It's So Simple)

Want to move forward? Work backwards.<p>Do you want to know what the secret to time management is?<p><b>Working backwards.</b><p>The reason so many people fail with their goals is they put their goals at the end of their list. First, they put sleeping, waking up after three alarms, calling their best friend, going …

11 Simply Rules to Clean Eating

By Franziska Spritzler<p>The term "clean eating" has become very popular among the health conscious.<p>Clean eating is an eating pattern that focuses on …

14-story apartment building in Brisbane has a vertical forest growing up its exterior

Imagine the serenity of a tree flourishing right outside your apartment window – on the 14th floor. That ideal can be a reality at Walan Apartments, …

The Art of Being Remarkable

How to get Unstuck, Unf*cked and Unleash your Potential<p>There are a few things in life that can change the trajectory of a life. And this book right …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

The Vanishing Act by Cynthia Cruz

I have been thinking of ways in which writers have vanished—the way they have vanished themselves from the literary world and from the world itself. …