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The best optical illusions of 2016 will give your brain a workout

If the blue-or-gold dress or the giant red dot weren't enough to give your brain a workout, this group of the best optical illusions of 2016 should do the trick.<p>Selected by the Neural Correlate Society every year, the illusions "are perceptual experiences that do not match the physical reality,'' …

Snoop Dogg

Want To Radically Increase Your Emotional Intelligence? Stop These Toxic Habits, Like Now

Positive and happy people have really good boundaries. Here's what you will never see them doing.<p>Something is in the water. Everybody, it seems, is blogging, speaking, or doing research about the concept of happiness and freedom in the workplace.<p>Some call the new happiness movement frivolous. But …

Emotional Intelligence

6 Big Questions the Game of Thrones Finale Needs to Answer

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TV Series

This College Student's Insane Optical Illusions Will Blow Your Mind

The ~power~ of makeup.

30 Heartwarming Photos of Cat Dads Around The World

Believe it or not, there are plenty of men out there who are the shattering the “cat lady” stereotype and love spending their time, raising and …

Roundup: 10 Beginner Woodworking Projects Using Basic Skills and Tools

DIY woodworking projects can make your home decor unique on a budget. The problem for most beginner DIYers is they don't have the tools to make them …

Woodworking

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

Credit Cards

Japanese cat is either the world’s laziest kitty or cutest slinky substitute 【Video】

Turns out <b>cats</b> aren’t always such perfect models of graceful poise.<p>Do you ever have one of those days where you can barely find the energy to put one …

37 Bathroom Design Ideas to Inspire Your Next Renovation Photos

Whether you’re making small upgrades or going for a full overhaul, a bathroom renovation can make a big difference in the feel of your home (and its future resale value). So it’s no wonder that along with the kitchen, this practical space often takes top priority when it comes time to remodel. But …

How To Grow Citrus in Containers - Quiet Corner

For the most part, the areas where home gardeners plant the citrus trees are the same areas where citrus is grown commercially. But if space is …

The world is getting more religious, because the poor go for God

Religion itself thrives in places where liberal individualism fails. That’s the real clash of civilisations<p>The so-called “masters of suspicion”, Nietzsche, Marx and Freud, all thought that religion would wither and die in the 20th century. Others enthusiastically backed the secularisation …

Religion

Ballet Cat Dances Like Nobody’s Watching

Ever wondered what your cat gets up to when you’re not at home? Well, wonder no more because Bored Panda is here to expose the truth about our feline …

Pets

8 Hacks for Learning to Love (or at Least Like) to Exercise

As much as you think you "hate" to exercise, you really don't. No one was born hating to move. The desire to move is innate. If you dislike exercise now, something happened to make it so. Maybe you had a bad experience or, spent years being habitually sedentary.<p>There was a chunk of my life when …

Fitness

The Five Stages of Writing a Novel

Few things in life are more daunting than attempting to write a novel. Leaving aside the amount of words you have to write (novels are usually around …

Creative Writing

Sleeping With Technology: Harming Your Brain One Night at a Time

Here is an all-too-common scenario: <i>Jeff and Mary put the kids to bed and settle down for the night to watch television. Jeff has his smartphone at his bedside and keeps checking email, social media, texts and the baseball scores while Mary checks her work emails, plays Words With Friends and checks</i> …

Teens

Simple Steps For Starting A Meditation Practice

You may have read all the recent studies on mindfulness and meditation and its positive impact on the mind and body. Perhaps you are curious to start a meditation practice but aren’t sure how. Starting a meditation practice can feel a bit daunting, especially for those of us that are Type A and …

Meditation

What teen girls really want from relationships (hint: it's not just sex)

A new book about the sexual environment our daughters inhabit has hit the shelves. Peggy Orenstein’s Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape is hailed as “groundbreaking” and has been reviewed extensively by mainstream media outlets.<p>As a result, it is currently #1 at Amazon in …

Relationships

Here's What You Should Do If You Find A Baby Bird Out Of Its Nest

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Why so grumpy? I just rescued you! Prokaev Vladimir/ShutterstockSeeing a baby bird in distress is never a pleasant …

Birds

The Top 10 Best Jobs You Can Do from Home

Earn a steady paycheck without ever leaving your house.<p>Earn a steady paycheck without ever leaving your house. These easy work-at-home job ideas will have you earning cash in no time.

7 Daily Habits to Keep Your Brain Health, According to a Neuroscientist

Many physical and emotional problems can be solved with a healthy brain. Here are the best ways to take care of yours.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, healthy, and smart. Many believe that a healthy body will get you there. Dr. Daniel G. Amen says a healthy body is not enough. He advocates maintaining a …

The Brain

Christianity, Examined

Over 50 faith leaders from across the country, representing various denominations, added their signatures to a statement entitled "Called to Resist Bigotry - A Statement of Faithful Obedience." These faith leaders addressed the open bigotry of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, lifting the …

Faith

People all over the world are flocking to these mysterious hills that seem to defy gravity

What goes up must come down, and not the other way around, right?<p>Wrong. Drive somewhere like Confusion Hill in California or Magnetic Mountain in …

This is your brain on LSD

This is a human brain on the psychedelic drug LSD:<p>The image comes from a new study published in the journal <i>PNAS</i>, which used modern techniques to map out the effects of a placebo and LSD on 20 healthy participants' brains.<p>The results show clear differences, with the images of the brain on LSD …

Consciousness

5 Tricks I Used To Soothe My Colicky Baby

1<p>INTRO<p>After a year of trying to conceive, enduring multiple miscarriages, and a miserable pregnancy, I thought the hardest days of becoming a mother …

Pregnancy

Sorry, but you can’t blame your children’s genes

From intelligence to mental health, nurture is the crucial influence on human development<p>Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact …

Mental Health

Scientists Discover a Key Mechanism That Could Prevent Alzheimer's-Related Memory Loss

It's about blocking the right proteins at the right time.<p>We're seeing some exciting progress being made in the fight against neurodegenerative …

Neuroscience

Facebook’s motherhood challenge makes me want to punch my computer screen

Of course it’s meant to be a bit of fun, but this smug club fetishises motherhood, and creates a new way to measure women and find them wanting<p>There are certain phrases that make my heart sink. After “Can I be really honest?” and “Mind if I join you, ladies?” the latest to engender a sense of …

Parenting

Hillary isn’t scared anymore: Clinton clicks with Colbert, finally, and finds her most confident TV self

In a smooth appearance on “The Late Show,” Hillary seems more presidential than ever<p>While most of the television-watching public was fixated on the extra-innings/past-midnight/unlikely matchup/first game of the World Series, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her first appearance on …

Government

Take the Particle Physics Personality Quiz To Find Your Best Research Fit

So you want to become a particle physicist, but you’re just not sure which area of research is best suited to your temperament. Never fear, special …

Man Is His Own Child’s Uncle, Says DNA Testing

A baby boy born in Washington last year is his own cousin, geneticists found. The child’s father is a genetic chimera—a person who carries two sets …