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Making a Tough Decision? Ask These Five Questions First.

When you're making a tough decision it's easy to let the wind take you for a ride. Try this instead.<p>Leading is mostly about making decisions. Sometimes you have the wind to your back and those decisions are easy, but in most cases the wind pushes against you, making decisions anything but easy.<p>The …

Leadership

Why do we feel so guilty all the time?

Food, sex, money, work, family, friends, health, politics: there’s nothing we can’t feel guilty about, including our own feelings of guilt. By Devorah Baum<p>I feel guilty about everything. Already today I’ve felt guilty about having said the wrong thing to a friend. Then I felt guilty about avoiding …

Corruption

Massive Structure Found 'Hiding In Plain Sight' At Ancient Site Of Petra

Using Google Earth, satellite imagery and drones, researchers have discovered a monumental structure amid the world-famous ruins of Petra, Jordan.<p>It was apparently "hiding in plain sight" — a structure the size of an Olympic-size pool "just south of the city center, and archaeologists have missed …

Ancient Cities Discovered Beneath Jungle Surrounding Angkor Wat Temples

Archeologists say the ruins made up the world's largest empire in the 12th century.<p>The majesties of Angkor Wat are just beginning to unfurl.<p>Scientists have announced the discovery of 1,000-year-old cities buried in the jungle surrounding Cambodia's famous temple complex in a colossal discovery that …

No one is an island: The history of human genetic ancestry in Madagascar

More than 4,000 years ago, a proto-globalization process started in the Indian Ocean, one of the outcomes being a great human migration of African …

Anthropology

Arsenic Pills and Lead Foundation: The History of Toxic Makeup

Learn about poisonous ingredients in ancient makeup and see what lipstick is made of today.<p>The video below explains that modern lipstick is made from waxes, colors, and oils (and depending on what you brand you buy, the color could come from bugs). But throughout their long history, cosmetics like …

Computers Decipher Burnt Scroll Found in Ancient Holy Ark

Scientists have formally announced their reconstruction of the Ein Gedi Scroll, the most ancient Hebrew scroll since the Dead Sea Scrolls.<p>Some 1,500 years ago, a fire raged through an oasis on the Dead Sea’s western shore, destroying a thriving Jewish community that had lived there for centuries. …

How Crazy Successful People Beat Stress

Stress. Yes, we all have it. And yes, you can manage it like a boss.<p>How's your stress level? Well, whatever it is, know that it's human to stress.<p>But the good news is that we can manage it, and certainly minimize it, by making some positive changes. That is, of course, all dependent on the life …

Self-help

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

10 Ideas for Doing Market Research on the Cheap

Gauging customer sentiment doesn't have to be expensive.<p>You're not going to succeed at business without doing market research. How else are you going to find out if there will be any kind of demand for your idea, who will want to buy it, the size of the market not to mention how you're positioned …

Social Media

How to Make Your Mind Happy: 5 Secrets to Mindfulness

Sometimes it seems like your brain just sits around creating lousy feelings and worries. You want this, you’re frustrated about that, you’re annoyed …

Mindfulness

Building an Impossible Clock

The 18th-century horologist John Harrison claimed that he could make the world's most accurate pendulum clock, but his methods were scorned for hundreds of years—until someone proved him right.<p>As a rule, Donald Saff doesn’t collect clocks he can’t see inside of. It’s the harmonic entanglement of …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

NASA's Opportunity rover just completed an 11-year marathon on Mars

It's a slow time, but still a record for Mars<p>Never forget that we've got more than one robot on Mars. While Curiosity has been busy finding signs of an ancient nitrogen cycle on the Red Planet, Opportunity — which touched down in January 2004 — has just completed the first ever extraterrestrial …

29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Education Does Not Make You a Happier Person

There is no link between your education level and your personal happiness, says a new mental-health research study published by the <i>British Journal of</i> …

Mental Health

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

26 reasons why New Zealand is the world's best country

19 secret beaches in Asia

Deserted snow-white sands, rich in wildlife and known to only a handful of locals... We challenge you to find a beach in Asia that's better than …

Hong Kong

Iconic 2,500 year old Siberian princess 'died from breast cancer', reveals MRI scan

<b>'Princess Ukok' mummy in Anokhin museum, Gorno-Altaisk. Picture: Alexander Tyryshkin</b><p>Studies of the mummified Ukok 'princess' - named after the …

Archaeology

China's fastest-growing cities and why you should visit them

If anything indicates how China's cities have boomed in recent years, it is the how fast their populations have grown.<p>Between the 1990 census, and the one taken in 2010, some small towns have become large cities, while large cities have become mega metropolises.<p>Here are a few of the cities that …

An undersea world of peaks, canyons and volcanoes

An image from Geoscience Australia shows the MH370 search area including Broken Ridge. The scale of the newly discovered underwater terrain dwarfs many mountains above sea level<p>Until now, scientists had better maps of the surface of Mars than of this ocean floor.<p>These images show for the first time …

NATO's Leaders Need a Reality Check on Afghanistan

It was no surprise that the many crises facing NATO would distract them from a real conversation about Afghanistan at their summit in Wales, though it should have focused their minds.<p>Instead, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen congratulated troop contributing nations on completing their …

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Articles about 10 cozy modern living rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to …

Beautiful Space Pictures: The Universe Does Not Get More Spectacular Than These 38 Amazing Images

Space. It's just... ridiculous.<p>As Douglas Adams once wrote:<p>"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it …

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This Arduino-powered business card looks like a Game Boy and runs Tetris (video)

Off-white business cards with Silian Rail lettering are <i>so</i> passé -- these days; it's all about creativity. This Game Boy look-alike, for instance, demonstrates its creator's skills in one fell swoop: It doesn't just display a résumé, it's also a simple gaming handheld that can play <i>Tetris</i>. The device …

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …