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The world's most adventurous honeymoon destinations

In 2013, when 7,500 members of The Knot Wedding Network were surveyed about their honeymoon plans, 23 percent of respondents cited adventure as a top attribute for their post-wedding getaway.<p>This came after more obvious answers like sun, sand and surf, a casual and relaxing atmosphere, and romantic …

Why You Won’t Notice The Earth Being Sucked Into A Black Hole

Black holes have a scary name, and it’s somewhat fitting: They’re dead stars, floating in space, with such powerful gravitational force not even light can escape it. Obviously, the Earth being sucked into one would a disaster and end all human life. Or maybe not, according to new research.<p>Here’s …

10 Underrated National Parks In America

<i>By Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p><b>1. North Cascades National Park, Washington</b><p>© Terry Donnelly / Alamy<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

FailedMessiah.com

<b>A two-day, international symposium, “Jerusalem In Babylonia,” celebrating the publication of this volume, will be held February 2-3, 2015, at the</b> …

Mesopotamia

7 Rituals You Should Steal From Extremely Creative People

<i>“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do</i> …

Creativity

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Said, 'I Love You'

Saying, "I love you," in the romantic sense puts a person in the most vulnerable, beautiful and frightening of situations. It is so petrifying …

Relationships

Motivation Alone Is Insufficient: 8 Strategies To Stay A Bold New Course In 2015

“I don’t do resolutions,” my friend Sandy told me. “I never keep them so what’s the point?” It’s not an uncommon attitude. Nor is it an unreasonable one when you look at the stats: 80% of people break their resolutions by the end of January. While sometimes people make foolish resolutions, the real …

Discovery of Bowhead whale genes offer hope of extending human life

Genome for the world's longest-living mammal may hold key to 200-year lifespans<p>Scientists mapping the genome for the world's longest-living mammal, …

10 World Beliefs About The Soul

Something inside all of us makes us who we are. It makes us unique individuals and (or so we tell ourselves) sustains us after our physical form has …

Spirituality

7 Morning Rituals That Will Change Your Life

Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Discover the First Protein That Can Edit Other Proteins

The most important job inside any cell is making proteins, and they are all made using instructions from DNA. This process is practically gospel in …

Where Has All the (Sea Trash) Plastic Gone?

Microplastics embed into deep-sea sediment—and there's a lot more than thought.<p>When Spanish scientist Andres Cozar Cabanas compiled the first ever global map of ocean trash last July, he inadvertently uncovered a mystery. Much of the plastic he expected to find bobbing in the oceans, given a …

What Is The Biggest Thing in The Universe?

<i>Think big. Really big. Like, cosmic big. How big can things in the Universe get? Is a galaxy big? What about a supercluster? What is the biggest</i> …

Bound Spacecraft Tests Einstein's Theory

An experiment by Italian scientists using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, currently en route to Saturn, confirms Einstein's theory of general …