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A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

Google has a new trick

Google 'fun facts' and get fun facts!<p>Google knows pretty much everything. It can tell you the lifespan of a goat, or the name of the actor who played Wolverine, or teach you how to do a flip on a trampoline, but previously you'd need to search for specific things to find out why your cat's poop was …

Motorized Paper Airplanes Are Drones, According To FAA

Get high like paper, make laws about drones<p>Is a paper airplane a drone? For the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for regulating America’s skies, this is no longer an idle question. The commercial use of drones is currently prohibited in the United States, unless an operator receives an …

Drones

These 10 work apps have gone bonkers in the last few months

Cloud security company Okta works with 4,000 of them, helping big companies manage employee passwords for them.<p>By analyzing the data from its 2,500 enterprise customers in 185 countries, it discovered the 10 apps that are growing the fastest among business users last quarter, from April 2015 to …

Do These 7 Things to Get (and Stay) Motivated

How do you stay motivated and inspired? How can you keep your passion, your excitement, fired up? By reviewing these self-motivators on a regular …

This NASA crash test montage is surprisingly zen

When NASA wants to test how well a space ship will survive a crash landing it just drops it. However, as this montage from the space agency's Landing and Impact Research Facility shows, this process isn't nearly as violent as you might expect. The footage above, shot at NASA's Langley Research …

6 Ways You're Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Workout

You know that you can't exercise without your trusty water bottle by your side—but chances are, you're skimping on the H2O you need <i>beforehand</i>, especially if you work out in the a.m. After eight hours (hopefully!) of sleep, your body needs you to replenish your supply of water, says Mark Peterson, …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b>Markets around the world were crushed on Monday — dubbed China's "Black Monday"— which saw the Shanghai Composite Index fall around 8.5%, the biggest single-day collapse since 2007.<p><b>2.</b> Chinese stocks fell again on Tuesday, plunging more than 6%, though other markets in Asia appear to be …

19 Hikes That Should Never Make Your Bucket List

But if the taste of blood and dirt turns you on, then this is for you.<p><b>Disclaimer:</b><p>The following trails are extremely demanding and require extensive training, advanced gear, and expertise with highly technical terrain. Many of these hikes also require the fitness and ability to perform strenuous …

Hiking

Boy trips in museum and punches hole through painting

A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy lived out a slapstick nightmare at the weekend when he tripped at a museum and broke his fall with a painting, smashing a hole in it.<p>Oops, butter fingers! I live in ultimate fear of ruining a million-pound painting<p>Read more<p>Exhibition organisers said the painting was a …

Art

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life | Inc.com

Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior is to reward ourselves. With motivation, we repeat the action again and again until it becomes ingrained.<p>How you go …

Self-improvement

Astronauts have captured a troubling new trend in images of cities from space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are snapping photos of Earth at night, and the images are telling a troubling story.<p>Using the photos, a citizen science project called Cities at Night has discovered that most light-emitting diodes (LEDs) — which are touted for their energy-saving …

Trends

Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating new study shows that it’s …

Critical Thinking

The 10 Most Scenic Pools of Summer

This summer, our Instagram feeds have turned into an endless series of envy-inducing dispatches from around the world. The main culprit of late? The jaw-dropping pools. <b>Kendall Jenner</b> took in a sunset view from St. Barth’s, while <b>Bella Hadid</b> proved that some people don’t need to look any further than …

Kendall Jenner

Mother Nature's fury as seen from space (pictures)

Weather

Climbing On Mount Denali

19 of the world's coolest playgrounds designed by top architects

In countries around the world, architects are becoming increasingly innovative to create environments where children can explore their imaginations.<p>Today, playgrounds can float entirely on the ocean, or take the shape of an enormous, colorful crocodile.<p>Keep scrolling to see some of the best …

Architecture