Brett Stevenson

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US grants its first clearance for a private flight to the Moon

Moon Express hopes to put a lander on lunar soil in 2017.<p>If you're running a private American company that wants to send payloads to the Moon, who do you talk to in order to get the all-clear? Moon Express knows -- it just got the first-ever clearance from the FAA's Office of Commercial Space …

How to completely transform your psyche - Part 1

Encountering the work of Jiddu Krishnamurti and David Bohm for the first time changed my life. It’s tempting to say that “my world came crashing …

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Paradox nation: Norway, a climate leader making money on oil

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norway wants to get rid of gasoline-fueled cars, plans to become carbon neutral by 2030 and spends billions on helping poor countries reduce their carbon footprints. Meanwhile, it's pushing ever farther into the Arctic Ocean in search of more oil and gas.<p>"We know there is a …

5 things everyone gets wrong about psychopaths — and why you might be one

It's not just serial killers any more: Politicians, athletes, your boss, maybe even your friends— all of them are being labeled psychos.<p>But while it's possible your control-freak boss or that girl you knew in college is a psychopath, the term is mostly used in a way that's completely …

Pope Francis Reveals Why He Doesn't Discuss 'Islamic Violence'

World<p>ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis said he doesn't like singling out violence carried out by Muslims because people of all religions are guilty of deadly crimes.<p>He told reporters the situation was like "a mixed fruit salad" and that there were "violent people in all religions."<p>"I do not …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

National Parks

These 15-minute sugar- and dairy-free dessert recipes take the cake

The serene and sprawling campus of the new wellness retreat Atmantan (a four-hour drive from Mumbai) has a few surprises. Apart from a variety of …

First Self-Driving, 3D-Printed Smart Bus Hits the Streets of Washington, DC

Public transportation users in Washington, DC, can now hitch a ride on a self-driving, 3D-printed bus.<p>Olli, created by Arizona-based Local Motors, …

Here's Warren Buffett's 4-Point Strategy to Beat the Stock Market

You can apply these moves to your own portfolio.<p>Over the past couple of years, the market has been rather unpredictable. For example, who would have …

The Boozers Guide on How to Detox From Alcohol

Every second person on this earth drinks alcohol. The reasons behind are different for different person. For some it’s a style statement or status …

Creative Storage Ideas: How to Decorate with Your Stuff

Don’t have enough storage space? Store your stuff in plain sight with these creative storage ideas and decorate with things you’d usually hide away. …

10 Asian-Inspired Summer Meals

This summer, enjoy the vibrant flavors of Asia without ever leaving your own kitchen. From Asian BBQ Chicken to Shrimp Pad Thai, all of these dinners are fun, fast and fuss-free.<p>This summer, enjoy the vibrant flavors of Asia without ever leaving your own kitchen. From Asian BBQ Chicken to Shrimp …

Recipes

Hannah Betts: I had lunch at Britain's first naked restaurant

Normally the most amiable man on earth, my boyfriend just kicked a fake prehistoric tree stump in a fit of what may be termed “hipster rage”. A chap with a beard has just insisted he remove his trousers, be stripped of all writing implements, and surrender his phone. It is hot – swelteringly, …

7 Reasons Why European Cities Are Going To Beat U.S. Cities As Hubs For Innovation

The U.S. has the perception as the heart of global entrepreneurship, but Europe might soon take the crown. Here’s why.<p>Given the refugee crisis, the potential Brexit, terrorism, and the recent economic crises in Greece and elsewhere, it can be easy to overlook the European Union as a viable region. …

How To Travel The World With No Money

Travelling the world with no money sounds like a distant dream, an impossible dream. But it is possible, and you can do it responsibly without breaking bank.<p>It should be said that there are some expenses you shouldn't compromise on. For example, it would be stupid not to buy travel insurance and …

Credit Cards

Decorating with Mason Jars

Has your Mason jar collection gotten a bit out of control? We're here to help! Check out these creative ideas for Mason jar decorations, …

24 Cool Tech Startups You Should Know About This Year

Here is a list of some of the innovative technology startups that I met at the TechCrunch Disrupt startup conference in New York earlier this month.<p>Earlier this month, I attended TechCrunch Disrupt NY, an annual startup conference at which many tech-related startups showcase their offerings, …

You Need This DIY Murphy Bar in Your Life ASAP

Ladies and Gentlemen: Welcome to one of my favorite projects of all time — the wall-mounted murphy bar. There are so many reasons why I love this project. Small-space living is real, and this bar is the perfect solution. This DIY bar can be used for cocktail hour or a craft desk space. Plus, it’s …

Woodworking

11 States to Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Directive

U.S. news<p>Eleven states have sued the Obama administration over its sweeping directive requiring all public school districts to grant transgender students access to the bathrooms that correspond with their gender identities.<p>Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the lawsuit Wednesday on Twitter, offering …

10 mind-numbing questions from the book that's considered the Holy Grail for landing a Wall Street job

Strats — short for strategists — work on trading floors alongside the traders creating models for pricing and risk management, etc. The job description is similar to that of a quantitative analyst, but quants typically aren't on the trading floor.<p>Interviews for these sorts of positions tend to be …

Job Interviews

10 Easy (and Cheap) Renovations That Will Instantly Boost the Value Of Your House

Any man can make these simple home improvements<p>A man’s home might be his castle, but few of us have the funds to live like kings.<p>“It’s easy to say ‘I’ve got what I’ve got, and that’s that,’” says Stephen Fanuka, host of DIY Network’s <i>Million Dollar Contractor</i>. But just because you can’t splurge on a …

10 Tips For The Beginner Traveler

For the past two years I’ve lived and worked in over a dozen countries, spending most of the year as a digital nomad living out of a backpack. It’s awesome. I talk to a lot of people back home that have never traveled, and have lots of questions about the basics. I compiled these into 10 tips to …

This Healthy Veggie Snack Tastes Just Like French Fries

We know it’s hard to share our junk food-loving hearts with veggies (just drop us off at any one of these food trucks, please!), but we’ve found a healthy veggie snack that actually taste like junk food. We’re talking big wedges of zucchini dusted with parmesan, then baked until golden. Dip them in …

Food

Why We Act Irrationally: A Harvard Psychologist Reveals the One Word That Drives Our Senseless Habits

If you're going to ask someone for a favor, be sure to use the word because and give the person a reason to fulfill the favor. We use reasons -- both logical and illogical -- to justify our own behavior.<p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen Langer and her research …

Harvard

How to Write Email Subject Lines Like a Pro

When your email subscribers open their inbox, it's like they enter a candy store. Dozens, even hundreds of treats are staring at them from the shelves. <b>Your subject line is the candy wrap for your bon-bon</b>; you've got to make sure it stands out, because the competition in this inbox candy store is …

FedEx: Amazon would have to spend 'tens of billions' to compete with us

During its earnings call on Wednesday, FedEx Executive VP Mike Glenn told analysts that building a service that rivals FedEx would simply take too long and cost too much.<p>"While recent stories and reports of a new entity competing with the three major carriers in the United States grabs headlines, …

Can Adderall Abuse Trigger Temporary Schizophrenia?

By the time 36-year-old Scott Hahn caused a fatal crash on the New Jersey Turnpike Feb. 22, he’d taken 10 Adderall pills and been awake for more than …

Medicine

17 One-Pot Spring Dinners That Go Way Beyond Pasta

Once spring rolls around, the weather pleads for you to spend more time outside rather than in the kitchen cooking elaborate meals and then having to clean up a ton of dishes. You already know all about the magical world of sheet-pan dinner recipes, but some of these one-pot meals are so quick, …

Cooking

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

Google's robots teach themselves to do things and it's terrifying

When it comes to robots replacing humans, we might think we have the upper hand since we’re the ones who build and program them but that’s not neccesarily the case anymore.<p>Google is taking a different approach to training its robots – it’s letting them teach each other.<p>Researchers at Google have …