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Bluff Mountain - Hiking in Portland, Oregon and Washington

Bluff Mountain and Little Baldy along the Chinook Tail <i>(Don Nelsen)</i><p>Bluff Mountain <i>(David Koskamp)</i><p>Bluff Mountain bluffs - St. Helens in the distance</i> …

The 21 countries where expats have the best lifestyles and make friends easily

HSBC this week released its annual expat explorer report, looking at the best places in the world to live if you are a foreigner.<p>The bank got YouGov …

Getting Your Mojo Back: 10 Things to Do When You Feel Stuck

What to do when you're stuck and need to get back into your creative space<p>Did your va-va lose its voom? Your edge its steely sharpness? Boomerang not coming back? Mojo not working its magic?<p>Chances are you're suffering from the age-old disease of "stuck." People feel their best when their focus and …

6 Terrible Habits That Destroy Your Productivity (and Happiness)

If you want to excel at your work, stop doing these things immediately.<p>In today's interconnected and increasingly mobile world, people need no longer be confined to their offices. You can work anytime you like wherever you happen to be. But that very freedom has also resulted in some very bad …

3tags.org

An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth

I recently received in the mail a small cardboard box, solidly constructed and colored a subtle metallic gray, from the future. ELYSIUM HEALTH was …

Peter Thiel

The Soft Sands of Namibia

Close Up Sand Crystals<p>Here’re some really beautiful photos of what sand looks like when you get really really close! Follow this link!<p>Daily Photo – …

The people who take drugs to see God

Mawaan Rizwan was brought up in a religious family but is no longer practising and feels detached from spirituality.<p>He visits the Oklevueha Native American Church in Salt Lake City in Utah, America, where people take the Class A drug peyote in the hope of finding religious enlightenment. A powerful …

Salt Lake City

Top 20 Places To See The Northern Lights | World Travel Guide

<b>The northern lights</b> are nature’s ultimate phenomenon which we also know as the Aurora Borealis, an occurrence that according to legend happens when …

Scientists asked 5,500 Americans to reveal their 'relationship deal breakers' — here's what they learned

Apparently, many people do — and now those lists are not so secret anymore.<p>A series of studies on "relationship deal breakers," published last year in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, represents "the first systematic and comprehensive attempt to understand the traits that …

Why this time will be different for marijuana legalization

Californians first threatened to legalize recreational marijuana by ballot initiative in 1972. It failed 66% to 33%. We tried again in 2010. It was voted down 53% to 46%.<p>Now we're back at it. This time, though Proposition 64 looks like a sure thing. Polls show support for legalization in general at …

Cannabis

7 Ways to Create Spectacular Change in Your Life Immediately

See how to zap yourself into action and creative massive life changes immediately.<p>We often have huge aspirational goals that feel completely out of reach. Even if your ambitions feel a zillion miles away, though, there's good news.<p>It's often small changes you can make in your life today that will …

3 Top Career Happiness Lessons From Senior Citizens

More than 1,500 seniors share their best advice for a successful and happy career.<p>When it comes to career advice, we often turn to professors and scientists. Or, just as often, we ask business icons for the secrets of their success. These are fine sources of insight, of course, but there's one …

20 Small Habits That Create Lasting Happiness

Be proud, happy, and excited when you walk out the door in the morning.<p><i>How do you simplify your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Lukas Schwekendiek, life coach, motivational speaker,</b> …

Productivity Apps

10 Marvels In Denver That Must Be Seen To Be Believed

Established in 1918, the Peak to Peak Highway is Colorado's oldest scenic byway and travels a 55-mile route from Estes Park to I-70. You'll encounter …

National Parks

What makes individuals nasty or nice? Mathematical model explains

A scientist has helped develop an innovative mathematical model for exploring why some individuals evolve to be genetically programmed to be nice, …

Compliments Make You Cringe? Science Explains the Reasons Why | Inc.com

Most people give compliments because they want you to feel good. But, if you're like most people, those well-meaning kind words may be hard to hear sometimes.<p>Here are four reasons why it can be hard to accept a compliment:<p>1. You Have Low Self-Esteem<p>A new research study published in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Self-help

My Father's Journey Around the World with Stolen Plane Tickets

After a chance encounter with a Black Panther, my father embarked on the adventure of his life—an adventure that led him as if by fate to my mother.<p>Dad created myths and lived them. He'd take me on 3 AM walks in strange cities and tell me wild stories about how he helped overthrow the Suharto …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Jupiter moon Europa's ocean may have enough energy to support life

Jupiter's moon Europa might be able to support life even if there's little or no volcanic activity under the satellite's icy shell, a new study suggests.<p>A salty ocean of liquid water is believed to lie beneath Europa's icy exterior. Scientists think this ocean could be habitable, if it harbors the …

The World's Largest Maths Problem Has Been Solved, And It Takes Up 200 TB

We’re gonna need a bigger hard drive.<p>If you thought advanced maths in high school was bad, spare a thought for a trio of mathematicians whose …

Readers' travel photography competition: May – in pictures

From the Yorkshire moors to a New Zealand glacier, landscapes dominate this month’s competition. Scroll to see the poignant winning shot, judged by Mick Ryan of fotovue.com. All monthly winners will be displayed at the year-end exhibition at the Guardian’s London HQ; the overall winner gets a …

New Zealand

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Why psychedelics could be a new class of antidepressant

Certain psychedelics, including psilocybin, may be useful for treating depression. Could they be a game-changing breakthrough for psychiatry?<p>Clinical depression causes misery for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Around one in five patients fail to respond to any treatment and even among …

Consciousness

9 European holiday destination ideas you might not have thought of

It’s time to sort your summer hols out! Are you tired of hearing about the same old destinations? Want to try somewhere different?<p>This summer why not …

Use These 6 Little Steps to Make Really Big Things Happen | Inc.com

Even though I don't really follow basketball I've been a super fan of John Wooden for a number of years. Wooden was the legendary coach of UCLA's men's team, who led them to ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period (including a record seven in a row!).<p>A big part of Coach Wooden's …

Motivation

Harvard researchers have isolated a key to happiness, and Iceland is helping them test it

Reykjavik<p>Michael Porter, a Harvard economist who made his name working on ideas around competition, has come to the capital of Iceland to talk about social process and how to measure it. Here at a conference on the topic, he reminds the audience that economic indicators—while we’re very used to …

Panama Papers

This is the most compelling climate change visualization we’ve ever seen

A climate scientist in the UK has devised a new way of visualizing the progression of human-caused global warming, and it is one that you've likely …

22 Unreal Destinations That Will Make You Want to Take a Gap Year

If these places don't give you wanderlust, nothing will.<p>While heading from high school right into college is the typical path for most people, it's not always the right option for everyone. Live a little! A gap year can be the perfect opportunity to unwind from the stress of a hectic school …