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5 Unbelievable Adventures In Norway

Photo: Ben Ashmole<p>Norway is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet with its massive fjords, fairytale-like villages, and snow-capped mountains. Cruise around in the rental car and take it all in or test your grit and climb one of those snow-capped mountains. Whether you have …

Photographer Chris Burkard's Favorite Places to Photograph

Chris Burkard has traveled the world, shooting in some of the planet's most beautiful locations. In his own words, Burkard tells us about his favorite places to visit—and photograph.

Travel Photography

Man Up and the British rom-com after Richard Curtis

Get someone kinda famous off the telly and a Hollywood A-lister, mix them together and hope for the best, but now it’s with added grit<p>This week’s home-video release of British romcom Man Up begins with two trailers: one for last year’s widely derided Nick Frost salsa showcase Cuban Fury and another …

Romantic Comedy

7 Keys To A Happy, Healthy Brain

Take care of your noggin and you'll be sharp as a tack at age 95!<p>Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s?<p>A lot of it has to do with genetics, but certain lifestyle factors also play an important role in how our brain ages. …

The Brain

50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …

Apps

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Japan's worst day for teen suicides

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nanae Munemasa was at elementary school when the bullying started.<p>The 17-year-old student says she was beaten by boys with broom sticks, slapped in the girls' bathroom, and even attacked during a swimming lesson.<p>"I was the last one to get out of the pool," she said. "A brush flew out of …

Japan

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Productivity

Results Speak: Doing These 5 Painful Things Will Pay Off Forever

Some things are incredibly painful, but they build our character, increase self-discipline and self-esteem. Do these 5 things to become your own …

Self-esteem

Astronauts in space have captured a rare image of a giant red sprite

An astronaut took a beautiful photo of Earth at night, below, while flying over Central America in the International Space Station.<p>The moon is in the upper left, and a massive thunderstorm off to the right.<p>But there's something weird lurking in this image, captured on August 10.<p>Can you spot it?<p>Upon …

Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the International Space Station and chat with astronauts

The International Space Station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth, traveling five miles per second. Getting in touch isn’t quite as simple as placing a long-distance call. But if you have a ham radio, used by radio amateurs to chat on public frequencies, it actually isn’t much tougher.<p>Last …

Space Station

6 guys with ripped abs tell you why it’s not worth it

An electro-shocker belt hawked on a late-night infomercial won’t give you six-pack abs. At least not unless you can clip it to your tongue and use it to zap your taste buds. (Rendering all food as flavorless as rice cakes.)<p>Achieving a visible six-pack is about work and sacrifice, not gimmicks and …

What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Thor Benson<p>August 15, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate …

The Brain

How Governments Spy on You, and What You can Do About It

Technology has brought great advances and conveniences, but it also comes with the cost of privacy. You;ve seen many examples in the news. The NSA has been caught spying on German chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years. WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange says the NSA …

Privacy

NASA explains why 'everything we have ever accomplished leads to this moment in time'

If you've ever wondered what drives someone to look up at the sky — or out across the sea — and say: "I want to be out there," NASA's got an answer for you.<p>"It is a drive inside each and every one of us, a drive to wonder, to push the boundaries, and to explore," a NASA video explains. It's just …

5 Cancer-Causing Foods You Must Avoid

Everywhere you look, there are lists of super foods that are recommended to prevent cancer. New foods are constantly be coined as the “it food” to …

Nutrition

Perseid Meteor Shower in Pictures

Earth Science

7 psychological traps that can undermine your success

But when it comes to professional achievement, you can easily be your own worst enemy. By keeping quiet in meetings when you've got a different opinion or toiling over a project report past midnight, you may actually be acting against your own interest.<p>Here, we've listed seven ways people sabotage …

Photographer Documenting the Homeless Discovers Her Own Father Among Them

Honolulu, Hawaii-based photographer and law student Diana Kim can trace her love of photography back to her father, who used to own a photography studio on O'ahu. Until just a few years ago, however, not much else connected father and daughter except for a strained relationship marked by …

Empathy

America's Prettiest College Campuses

From big Ivy Leagues to teeny tiny liberal arts colleges, there's no shortage of gorgeousness when it comes to higher education. These are our 11 picks for the most beautiful academic establishments in the country.<p><b>Cornell University: Ithaca, New York.</b> <b>View Panoramic.</b><p>A mix of historic and modern, the …

The last kamikaze: two Japanese pilots tell how they cheated death

As the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war looms, two would-be suicide pilots described how they prepared to die for their emperor and country<p>Hisao Horiyama first learned how he was due to die from a simple slip of white paper. On it were written three options: to volunteer …

Japan

OnePlus 2 review: Should you buy it? Yes, but be aware of its shortcomings

Previous Next<p>price<p>₹24,999.00<p>tech2 rating<p>4/5<p>user rating<p>3/5<p>Product Review<br>• Specifications<p>OnePlus has been one Chinese company, apart from Xiaomi, that …

So You Want to Learn How to Code

Who knew one simple Medium post could ignite such a profound movement? #iLookLikeAnEngineer is now being spread globally in over 50 countries. It has …

12 Enjoyable Steps to a More Balanced Life

We tend to go over to the extremes in our search for more pleasure, when instead we should be looking for more balance if we want to live a happier …

Happiness