Brianna Maner

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Hundreds of ancient earthworks resembling Stonehenge found in Amazon rainforest

Hundreds of ancient earthworks resembling those at Stonehenge were built in the Amazon rainforest, scientists have discovered after flying drones over the area.<p>The findings prove for the first time that prehistoric settlers in Brazil cleared large wooded areas to create huge enclosures meaning that …

So You Want to Read… A Guide to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subgenres

Science fiction and fantasy have never been straightforward genres. They encompass any number of weird, obscure, and wildly imaginative works of …

John Cleese's 6 favorite books

<b>The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist</b> (Yale, $30).<p>This is probably the most interesting, most important book I've ever read. McGilchrist is …

Books

How to Worry Less About the Future and Make Each Week Awesome

I used to worry incessantly about how the future would turn out. Then, it finally dawned on me that all this worrying was doing nothing to help me. …

Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

The higher we climbed the more nervous I got. I held the chain as I peered over the edge and thought to myself, “What in the world did we get …

The Red Turtle is a breathtaking example of what animation is capable of achieving

The Studio Ghibli co-production is a quiet, purposeful, gorgeous animated fable about man and nature.<p><i>The Red Turtle</i> defies easy categorization. One of this year’s Best Animated Feature Oscar nominees, the first-time feature from Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit is an animated film co-produced by …

The Lasting Brilliance of ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’

Like many people my age or younger, I came to <i>Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?</i> by way of the film adaptation: Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece <i>Blade Runner.</i> The film still stands today as my favorite movie, so much so I gave my son the middle name of Deckard (Rachel being high on our list of names …

Hiking Resources

Welcome to the Hiking Resources page at The Adventure Junkies.<p>This is a complete list of all the backpacking resources available on our website, from …

Hiking

One village solved Bangladesh’s unreliable energy grid problem with “swarm electrification”

In Bangladesh, daily power outages are simply expected.<p>Cities like Dhaka and Chittagong experience around two to three hours of “load shedding” every day when residents are deliberately cut off from electricity in a bid to conserve power. And load shedding happens even more often in rural …

11 habits that can create happiness at work and in life

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book or a relaxing day on the beach.<p>These pleasures do bring happiness, but only temporarily. Recent studies have shown that true happiness, or life satisfaction, works a bit …

The medium is the messenger: meet the new breed of American spiritualists

Now that another Halloween has come and gone, most people won’t be expecting to exert any mental energy over the concept of ghosts until next year’s festivities. However, there are still some places where communiques with ghosts are an everyday presence – where the spirit world and ours are in …

Spirituality

These Gateway Drinks Will Up Your Cocktail Game Dramatically

Staring down the menu at a cocktail bar can be an intimidating prospect for the uninitiated. What’s the difference between “Martini” and a martini? What’s an old-fashioned no. 1 versus a no. 2? What makes a daiquiri a daiquiri exactly? And it never helps that every bartender in the country makes …

Kinky sex lifts our consciousness into a heightened state of “flow,” according to a new study

American health and sex journalist Michael Castleman has compared BDSM to the child’s game of “trust,” when one child stands in front of another and falls backward, waiting to be caught. It’s a bonding experience, Castleman says, “When the falling player trusts the catcher enough to let go …

16 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for November

It’s November already. How the hell did that happen? Best hope you’re caught up on your October reading, because November boasts a bumper crop of …

How 8 Weeks of Meditation Can Change Your Brain for the Better

You don't need to practice mindfulness meditation for years to see benefits.<p>For years, many entrepreneurs have been relentlessly touting the benefits of mindfulness meditation, from a younger brain to better decision-making. So why haven't you started yet?<p>Is it because you think it would be hard to …

I tried out the perfect subscription box for anyone who loves craft cocktails

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>CrateJoy I enjoy sipping on craft cocktails. It's fun to see bartenders treat each drink like a piece of art, taste something more …

Neuroscience Has Discovered the Secret of Creativity | Inc.com

<i>What are some good ways to foster creativity and innovation in everyday work? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p>We tend to think of creativity as this flash of inspiration that comes unbidden and when …

27 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Feeling down in the dumps? Or uninspired? Don't worry, the blues always come and go. Check out these 27 super inspiring quotes for the motivation you need to kick start your path back to success--and joyous well-being.<p>1. "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." Soren …

Motivation

Silkpunk Sci-Fi Author Ken Liu Talks Fantasy, Technology and the Future of the Human Race

An interview with the author of The Grace of Kings and The Wall of Storms<p>Ken Liu, author of the Dandelion Dynasty series, is one of the leading new voices in science fiction. His worlds are teeming with airships and submarines crafted from silk, sinew and feather. Liu spoke with Nexus Media about …

'Drifters’ Just Might Join the Ranks of the Bloodiest Anime

Don't show this to your children.<p>There are, essentially, three types of anime: fun-loving, semi-violent, and ultra-violent. <i>Pokémon</i> and <i>Yu-Gi-Oh</i> occupy …

Anime

Scottish witchcraft book published online

<b>The pages of a 350-year-old book used to record the names of those accused of witchcraft in Scotland have been published online.</b><p>The Names of Witches in Scotland, 1658 collection, was drawn up during a time when the persecution of supposed witches was rife.<p>The book also lists the towns where the …

10 terrifying books to read when you’re feeling spooky

Horror movies are on every Halloween fan’s to-do list during the month of October. It’s fun to have a reason for a re-watch.<p>But it’s also an …

Top Tourist Attractions and Sights in Colorado | Amazing Vacation Tips

The most famous location of visitors Colorado is the lovely zone of fantastic traits, sightseeing as well as natural beauty to delight in throughout …

MIT's Nightmare Machine is here to show how terrifying AI can be

The latest AI project from the MIT Media Lab is demonstrating just how terrifying the prospects of deep learning can go.<p>IBM Watson creates the first …

8 Horror Films That Use Architecture And Cities To Terrify

Restoration, gentrification, and planned communities can be just as scary as ghouls, goblins, and ghosts.<p>Architecture can play an important role in good horror–dating all the way back to Horace Walpole’s 1764 novel <i>The Castle of Otranto</i>. In cinema, the fiends tend to get all the attention, yet some …

7 Ways You Stress Yourself Out

Experts gave us insight into practices you may think are harmless—but are in fact disrupting your peace of mind.<p>Robin Hilmantel, <i>Life by Daily Burn</i><p>I …

Self-improvement

What Running An Escape Room Taught Me About People

Escape rooms are all the rage these days. They are live-action games in which you're locked in a room and have to find your way out by either solving …

Remote Controls

5 Industry Truths From A Lifetime Making Indie Horror Films

Horror is supposed to push boundaries. With all due respect to the many films about invisible ghosts haunting camcorder footage of suburban homes, we …

Horror

On a moonlit night: witchcraft in rural Portugal – in pictures

Portuguese photographer Tito Mouraz casts a spell with his series The House of the Seven Women, conjuring witches, mists and seductive mysteries

Witchcraft