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80 Books Every Person Should Read

1 of 88<p>Michiko Kakutani, @michikokakutani<p>Chief book critic for <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i>, Pulitzer Prize winner, and perhaps the only person on earth with the …

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …

12 Mindfulness Hacks That Will Kill Your Stress

Mindfulness is all the rage these days, and with good reason. Practicing mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. A new study from …

10 Bulletproof Strategies To Beat Stress

Stop being overwhelmed by stress anymore<p>A bit of stress is good.<p>Not just good, it’s necessary. We can’t live long without some amount of stress in …

How To Use Photoshop’s Dehaze Tool… in CS6

Photoshop CS6 lacks the powerful Dehaze feature Adobe released in 2015 and the program no longer gets updates, but for those unwilling to switch to …

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Forget About Using Your Camera’s Base ISO Setting: ISO 50 Is Your Best Bet When Shooting Raw (VIDEO)

One of the benefits of today’s advanced digital cameras is that they offer extremely high ISO settings that deliver remarkable results under …

How to Trust That You'll Be Okay No Matter What

<b>“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” ~Ursula K. Le Guin</b><p>Did you play with …

How to stop overthinking everything

Worrying too much? We spoke to a psychologist for advice on how to be positive and find perspective<p>Are you one of those people who obsesses over …

Thought Of The Day! Thoughts!

With my visit to today’s Sunrise, my mind went to <b>Thoughts</b>! Much of my Life in business and personally I was always thinking as to my next move I must …

An Open Letter to Those Who Always Put Themselves Last

<i>The truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside you to be realized.</i>This short article was inspired by an email we …

Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times

In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of “paper” that can be printed …

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Timesplitters fan remake’s first teaser is truly, truly bizarre

Nearly three minutes of ... huh?<p>The team behind <i>Timesplitters Rewind</i>, an unofficial, multiplayer-focused remake of the classic Crytek shooter, released the game’s very first teaser trailer over the weekend. While its 2:27 runtime may suggest that there’s a lot for eager fans to pore over here, the …

Hand Tool School #16: Joinery Problem Solving

When CAD doesn't line up with the real world and you've still got to make it work<p>Recently I backed myself into a corner by losing track of grain …

6 Ways to Practice Hygge, the Danish Secret to Happiness

Here’s how to embrace the simple philosophy that keeps Danes cozy and content all winter long.<p>There isn't an exact translation for the Danish word …

5 Practices to Help You Live a Happier, More Present Life

<b>“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that?” ~</b> …

If You Do This 1 Thing, Your Life Is Guaranteed to Be Changed in 2017

Meditation, if done properly, will change your personal and professional life for the better.<p>If you haven't incorporated meditation into your routine yet, you're not alone. Maybe you've always heard about it but aren't sure where to start. Maybe you've tried it out but felt like you weren't getting …

Five Books That Genuinely Improved My Happiness And Mental Health

Reading itself has been proven to be good for your mental health, but it was only recently I realised that reading <i>about</i> improving your mental health …

How to Stop Worrying About Everything

This article originally appeared on Health<p><b>Q: How can I stop worrying about everything?</b><p>Sorry to sound like a downer, but you can't completely stop …

9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior

Fortunately, there are no shortage of podcasts designed to cater to that interest — whether it's a short one-one-one chat about building good habits or an hour-long compilation of novel ideas.<p>Here are some of the best podcasts that help put life in perspective.

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Let’s say goodbye to 2016 with Super Mario Run’s theme on a laser harp

Because why not?<p>Look folks, I will be flat honest. The deadest news cycle of any subject in the western world is Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, and this year I have the good fortune of supervising its end on a weekend. So we are scraping the bowl, hard, for any kind of resin to give us a flicker of a buzz. …

The Benefits of Meditation: 10 Minutes to Peace, Clarity & Focus

<b>“Meditation teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” ~Unknown</b><p>Do you feel overwhelmed at times? Or slightly lost? …

Revisiting RetroPie

I’ve seen a lot of articles over the past month (most recently this one on Ars Technica) suggesting that people who can’t find one of those new NES …

Minimalist Tattoos That Say a Lot with Just a Few Lines

The art movement known as minimalism is ubiquitous today, but it only emerged to prominence about 60 years ago. Established in the United States, it …

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …